These past few weeks, I’ve been filling up post-its, trying to come up with something interesting to write about. I was beginning to lose hope, when I decided that if Pinterest is useful enough to pick out my nail art every two weeks, it must have some ideas for blogging. After typing in the simple eight letter word, my screen filled with wonderful ideas that lead me to create a whole board of blog ideas. From blogging challenges to tips on gaining followers, I am so glad I decided to dig around on one of my favorite apps that I commonly open on a daily basis. Pinterest indirectly inspired me to write about – you guessed it – my favorite and most used apps right now.
I currently communicate with the world via iPhone 6S. Most apps I use through my apple phone are also available for HTC and Droid users.
As previously stated, I open my Pinterest app on a daily basis. From nail art , to dinner menus, Pinterest is the place to go for ideas. I have boards ranging from tattoo designs to birthday party plans. I have used Pinterest from major to minor things such as prom makeup and dorm decorating to rainy day arts and crafts and even rainy day outfits. Pinterest will always be on my list of favorites when it comes to phone apps. They now have a new feature that allows you to purchase products straight from the app! These things include clothing, jewelry, gifts, and home decor. I have yet to purchase anything myself but with my Pinning addiction, that post will be coming soon.
I have never been good at keeping up my iTunes account when it comes to the music I downloaded and when I discovered Spotify, it made music listening, well very easy. I tried the free trial for premium and instantly fell in love with how easy it was to access music. It was more convenient than YouTube because I could close the app and still listen to music. It was also easier than spending hours downloading music from YouTube and transferring them onto my iTunes account. I could simply search an artist or song title and it lists their songs, albums, and playlists with their music. I recently just upgraded to a Premium account which is $9.99 a month (for 12 months, it’s only $4.99 for students!) I was hesitant because the standard account was still awesome. You could make playlists, search artists and songs, and listen to music anywhere with an internet connection. I decided to upgrade simply because I was annoyed with the ads ( which are rare if you are playing music all day) and not being able to choose which song from my playlist I wanted to listen to specifically. I’m glad I decided to upgrade, but even with a standard account, Spotify is an awesome app for music.
This may seem like an almost useless app, but I think it’s fun to look back on the silly things I used to post on social media. My Timehop is connected to my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so everyday when I get the little alert that my Timehop is ready I’m prepared to laugh at whatever it has found on those accounts from almost five years ago. Sometimes I even repost them or send them in a text to an old friend to look back and laugh about the good old days. I’ve been extremely nostalgic lately and this app aids my craving for reminiscing on my better days. Silly or sentimental, Timehop will always be one of my favorite indirect social media apps.
I always use to like or share Buzzfeed articles and quizzes just so I could save them for later. Then I found out they had an app and you can only imagine how happy that made me. The app has trending articles, news, entertainment articles, videos, and even quizzes (yes they’re my favorite!) I’m not big on watching the news but Buzzfeed keeps me up to date on need to know information. From tennis matches to the Democratic Debate, my Buzzfeed app fills me in on everything going on around the world as well as tells me what musical girl group I belong in based on a series of questions. Check them out at Buzzfeed.com or download their app ! Buzzfeed will find a way to make you laugh or feed your brain anytime of the day.
I hope this list lead to the discovery of at least one new app for you to download ! If any of favorites weren’t listed, leave them in a comment below!
Until next time,