Yes, the title of this post is a little dramatic, I know. As much as I wish I wasn’t one of those people that depend on their phones, I can’t deny how heavily I rely on it. The funny thing about my relationship with my phone is I now see it as something that makes my life easier, rather than a communication device. And to me, anything that helps me get through the day faster, easier and more efficiently deserves a big thumbs up.
All of this got me thinking about the features of my phone that I use every day, and the apps that in my opinion have real purpose. And by real purpose, I mean those that make a difference to me. So with that, here are five apps that I couldn’t live without:
1. Wunderlist – I am a list person. Scratch that, I am the list person. I have lists for absolutely everything and Wunderlist is by far the best app I’ve found for keeping all of my lovely lists in a nice, tidy way. I can also share lists, which means Rob and I can both access the same grocery list and tick things off as we get them. The days of us both picking up milk and bread on the way home from work are long gone.
2. Pocket – We all have busy jobs and busy lives, which makes it hard to read blog posts, jot down recipes and admire new fashion arrivals on the go. This is why I love Pocket, an app that keeps a note of your links so you can go back and read them later. I find it particularly useful when browsing Twitter – I used to email myself the link, only for it to get lost in my inbox. Now Pocket keeps it safe for me so that I can read it later.
3. Shazam – You might think this is a bit of an odd app to have a love affair with, but I use it almost every day. I am really into music and whenever I hear something I like, I no longer have to spend weeks humming it to friends in the hope they recognise the song (when you are as tone deaf as I am, this is an utter disaster). But within seconds Shazam tells me what the song is and links straight to a buy option on iTunes. I’ve discovered a whole lot of new music this way and I’ll forever be thankful to Shazam for that.
4. Twitter – How would I keep up with all of your lovely blogs without Twitter? Out of all of the social media channels, this is the one I use the most. It acts as my news feed during the day, keeping me up to date with what’s going on in the world. It inspires me with recipe ideas, beauty products and new lines in fashion. And it allows me to communicate with you, my readers, and through talking to some of you on Twitter I really feel I’ve got to know you better.
5. Runtastic – I’ve been hooked on this app for a while. You can use it to track a range of fitness activities, and you can create prompts. When I’m out running, I have a voice prompt set up to tell me every time I clock up a kilometre and how long it’s taken me. The data is presented in a really easy to understand way and overall this app is just a pleasure to use.
Do you use any of these apps? Which apps would you struggle to live without?2 likes