If you’ve been around a while you know that I am painfully-abso-freaking-lutely-crazy busy. I do too many things, ’tis true. BUT my life is also extremely wonderful, as I have so many friends, opportunities, and experiences as result. Thusly, I would not consider my full schedule a bad thing.
Also, I am a woman of the modern world. I am a mom of the modern world, and a
house wife of the 21st century. In other words…my life is powered by my iPhone. Don’t act so surprised! 😉 I love the fact that I always have a camera on hand (if you haven’t noticed, very little of my children’s lives goes undocumented,) my preferred method of contact is email or text message (sorry not sorry,) and my school even has an app for the computer program that maintains, well basically everything in my academic life.
Of course there is good and bad to the technological takeover of our personal lives. But let’s be real, sometimes it SURE does make things easier. For a girl that’s always on the go, having my email available to me at the touch of a finger in invaluable.
SO here are the apps that are fueling my life lately. You should probably get them too, have I ever steered you wrong before?
SO I have compiled a list of apps that I use nearly everyday. And I mean besides the obvious social media and email options. These are apps that cater to my unique life, and make it oh so much easier.
1. Coffee Apps
Unless you’re new here, you know that I am a self proclaimed caffeine junkie. My lifestyle requires it, okay? And crack is illegal. But, if I’m going to be making the purchases anyway I might as well get a free drink after I get enough points/stars and also get random deals and “coupons” throughout the week. Just make your purchases through your phone. Also, free songs and apps with the Starbucks app. How many times can you say app in one sentence before it’s too many times??
You can also buy coffee and snacks at the campus Starbucks when you’ve forgotten your debit card at home!
I am new to Evernote, but I am a big fan of anything that helps me stay organized, allows me to arrange random notes that I jot down throughout the day, and connects and communicates with my laptop as I frequently switch between my iPhone and Macbook and I need them to ALWAYS be on the same page. It’s been awesomely convenient for both my blogging and academic life.
3. Nike Running App
You may or may not be surprised that running is my cardio activity of choice. My husband was a runner and I guess it’s contagious. I’ve logged a good chunk of miles on my app and I still can’t keep up with him. Some day. But the Nike App is awesome. It’s super social as you can link it to your various social media accounts. There’s an option for “getting cheers” in which it posts to your Facebook that you’ve started a run and whenever someone “likes” your activity it literally cheers in your headphones while you’re listening to music. SO cute! Also, you can set certain power songs for when you start running below a certain pace, compete with friends who have the app, and keep track of all of your stats… You know, so that you can be SURE that you’re slower than your husband. 😉
I love this app. It is an all encompassing news, pop culture, and social media app. I read somewhere that Facebook has surpassed news stations in regards to where the average American gets their news. Do yourself a favor and download this app. Facebook has a way of filtering what you see on your news feed based on things that it has learned that you “like,” be they legitimate sources or not. Also, it is good to expose yourself to a variety of media sources as opposed to seeking out articles that solidify what you thought you already knew.
Just tell Flipboard what you’re into, and it will streamline the rest for you. I am a fan of politics (although I tend to keep this side of myself from my blog) and I am a fan of informed opinions. Facebook has become a terrible place for these two things to mingle. The app is pretty, customizable, and you just might learn something.
As you can see… I’ve consolidated just about every aspect of my life into my ever handy cell phone. My on-the-go lifestyle calls for OTG coffee, news, fitness, and note taking. If it eases the hustle, I will take it.
What are the apps you can’t live without?!