I still haven’t gotten the hang of this blogging on a
daily monthly basis down yet! However, I’ve still be a faithful follower to many of my favorite blogs. I recently saw a post about someone’s favorite iPhone apps. It kicked my iPhone happiness into gear. I recently upgraded to a smart phone, and I haven’t looked back! Since Kristin over at The Little Princess Diaries (Hey Kristin!) called me out today, I decided I better update and share my favorite iPhone apps. I’ve only been an iPhone user since April, but I have spent a few hours looking for the “cool” apps. And, since I haven’t found any apps that just blow my skirt up, I haven’t paid for any apps yet. I’m sure that’s just a matter of time.
The first page of my phone looks like this:
Nothing too spectacular here…just the basics. I forgot to take a screen shot of the “Utilities” folder but other than the basics that come with the phone I have a Graphing Calculator, and a “Convert Units” app. These were added by the General. I might need these one days…and I’m sure he was thinking of me when he added them.
Pandora is a big hit for me. I’ve listen to Pandora since the college days and have plenty of playlists created. This is a great app for the gym since my laptop crashed and I lost most all my music in iTunes…I haven’t uploaded any music to my iPhone.
Tunein Radio is also a fun app to listen to. You can listen to any radio station any time, any where. (even a little Dave Ramsey).
We aren’t Netflix users so the Crackle app is what I use to watch a movie here or there if I’m waiting or wasting a little time.
My 2 newest apps on this page are the Lose It app and the Fast Food app. Lose It is a great way to track your calorie in-take and weight loss. The Fast Food app tells you the calories of most all foods at your favorite fast food joint. It allows you to pick the “healthier” option on the go!
I’m not much of a tweeter, but I do follow a few of my favorite blogs and celebrities.
This page is mainly for the General. I find the flashlight useful when I forget to leave the porch light on or trying to make my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. We keep up with our budget through Mint. It’s the best thing for us. The General handles paying the bills, but I can keep up with each account and our monthly budget with just one click. It keeps us both on the same page with our finances. I really like the mint app when it’s getting closer to the end of the month and we’re trying to stay within our restaurant or grocery budget.
Back to the Photography Folder:
This is my favorite “page” in the entire phone!
Photoshop Express is great for simply editing your photos on your phone. (crop, sharpen, adjust saturation, etc.)
Scribble is helpful in creating simple notes or drawing a simple layout that comes to mind. It’s super fun to draw on the pictures within your phone. Want to create your husband, kids, or the dog as the Easter Bunny? Yeah, I find it amusing.
Instagram allows you to add filters to your photos. You can also follow other users. I haven’t played with “following” others, but if you want to follow me my user name is Rach8522. Guess that’s all you need? Maybe someone can clue me in on this.
CamWow is my favorite app. You know how all Apple products have the “funny” camera settings? That’s CamWow. I have the free app so it shows the CamWow watermark on all the photos but you can upgrade if you would like. Maybe one day I’ll just do a little post on my funny CamWow pictures.
I haven’t used the Color Effects much but the photo of the app is pretty straight forward. Turn any picture into black and white and accent any color by simply “painting” over it.
Wink is a new app I found from a friend. You can create photo strips with any of your pictures from your phone or even Facebook. You can them send your photo strip to be printed online.
Back to the Game Folder:
This is pretty straight forward. We love Angry Birds…once we passed all the levels we went back and tried to get 3 stars on every level. There are only 2 levels shy of the 3rd star. Those levels are driving me bonkers!
I have never played the sheep game. I rarely play pac-man….but they are there just in case I get bored.
I enjoy Words with other iPhone users. My friend with a droid prefers WordFeud. They’re basically the same thing. Scrabble with friends!
And of course, a little Sudoku.
So there you have it. All my iPhone goodness. What’s your favorite app(s)? Any other good suggestions?
I suppose I should have prefaced the post with the fact the General still has his little dandy flip phone, and he’s sticking with it. We “share” the iPhone. Since we recently moved, we have been without internet for about 3 weeks now. This phone as been a life saver. We are both still happy with the decision to take the plunge to the smartphone world.