Top 5 Fridays: iPhone Apps.

I’m addicted to my iPhone, I use it everyday and it’s how I stay connected with my friends, family, and blog readers. Today I’m going to run through 5 of my favourite apps, for social networking, photo editing, and my favourite time wasting game.

twitterTwitter (Free)

This one is fairly straightforward. I’ve been a twitter user, on and off, for years now. I find that my phone is the perfect device to tweet from, as most of the things I tweet come to me when I’m not near my computer. There are dozens of twitter clients out there for iOS, but I feel that the default app is perfect for what I need it for. You can follow me on twitter here.

snapchatSnapChat (Free)

I have to admit, I was skeptical of snapchat at first. I didn’t really see the point to it, but in the last year or so, with the updates and improvements that the company has made, I can now say that I am hooked! One of my favourite features within the app is the ability to share your ‘stories’ with your followers. This lets people see what is happening in your life in near-realtime. This is also great as a follower. There are loads of celebrities on Snapchat, and they are always giving their fans a glimpse into their personal lives. Its a lot of fun, and you can follow me on there with the username ‘tassiedad’

afterlightAfterlight ($1.49 AU)

This is my go-to app for photo editing. EVERY photo I put on Instagram, goes through this app first. As well as having some beautiful built in filters, this app allows you to tweak a photos individual elements. Things like exposure, saturation, contrast, colour temperature, and highlights. I usually manually tweak my photos, rather than opting for a filter. I feel that by manually adjusting my photos, I can get the perfect feel for a photo. If you haven’t heard of this app yet, definitely check it out, its worth the money. You can find it here. Check out my Instagram to see for yourself how nice this app makes photos.

20482048 (Free)

This app was a huge craze a few years back, and there were literally dozens of versions of this app on the app store (including a Kim Kardashian version, believe it or not). This version of the app is my favourite, mainly due to its colour aesthetic. It has a very ’60s-’70s feel with is muted colours and blocky fonts. The point of the app is to swipe in any direction to join two squaresย of the same number, doubling the number (2 becomes 4, 4 becomes 8, 8 becomes 16, etc) all the way up to 2048. It may seem like an easy task, but given the limited space to work with, and the fact that ever move you make generates another ‘2’ square, it can get quite tricky. This is my go-to time wasting game, if I’m waiting for something on my computer to download or update, I can pass the time with this.

googlephotosGoogle Photos (Free)

Despite being an hardcore apple user, my whole online presence is powered by Google. My personal email, as well as online storage are all Google accounts. That being said, it only made sense that I would use Google Photos. This app, while open, automatically backs up and syncs all the photos and videos from my phone and uploads them to Google’s secure server. Its so important to have a backup of my photos, as I use my phone as my only camera. I can even imagine what I would do if I lost all the photos that I’ve taken of Archer, so having this app is a godsend. I also backup to a portable hard drive, just to be sure. This app is so easy;ย at night, about once a week, I’ll leave this app open overnight while my phone charges. In that time, my camera roll backs up, and I can wake up assured that my precious photos are safe and secure.

So there we go, those are my top 5 iPhone apps. Which of these do you use? Are there any that you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading, Be Kind



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15 thoughts on “Top 5 Fridays: iPhone Apps.

  1. An imperfect mum (Catie)

    I don’t use snapchat yet (I know where have I been!) and I didn’t know 2048, will have to give it a try. I have a different photo editor but will have a look at this. My go to app at the moment is replay it is a video making app. I love it!


    1. tassiedad

      Yes, I use replay a little bit, but prefer video editing on my computer. Thanks for reading


  2. A Mum Track Mind

    I am completely addicted to my iPhone as well. I used to have a Samsung something or other but reluctantly upgraded to an iPhone because of the deal I was offered – I’m so glad I did because its amazing and so much better (in my opinion!) However, like you, my online presence is also dominated by Google so I will definitely be looking at that Google Photos app – I hadn’t actually even heard of it before . I’m not brave enough for Snapchat but I LOVE Afterlight for photo editing. It’s the best isn’t it? This is a great list – thanks for sharing with us! #fortheloveofBLOG
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    1. tassiedad

      I can’t get my head around Samsung and Android, the iPhone is much simpler. Snapchat is great even if it is just for stalking your favourite celebs. Thanks for reading


  3. Veronica Lee

    I am very challenged when it comes to stuff like this! i think Instagram is the only app I use frequently on my phone!



    1. tassiedad

      You definitely need to invest in afterlight then! Your instagram pictures will look a million times better!


  4. Emma

    Oh this was an interesting post because I really don’t get snapchat. Perhaps it is time for me to check it out again ๐Ÿ™‚ #KCACOLS
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  5. Sarah

    I need to sort out my google photo’s app! I find it doesn’t work most of the time but I’ll set it up again tonight! #KCACOLS
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    1. tassiedad

      It started out quite buggy, but they have improved it quite a bit. Videos take forever to upload, but it’s worth it to have your memories safe and secure.


  6. Someone's Mum

    I’ve never had an iPhone but quite a lot of these are on android too or have an alternative. It’s a good list. I have a snapchat account but I rarely use it. Love the others though! Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. I hope you come back again next Sunday.


  7. Madeline

    I’ve still not even looked at snapchat so really don’t have a clue what it’s all about, maybe it’s time for me to take a look (I do like the odd bit of celebrity stalking!) x #KCACOLS


  8. Savannah

    I have been looking for a new photo editing app-the ones I have are just kinda blah-so I’m definitely going to give Afterlight a try! Love, love, LOVE 2048-I’m soooo addicted haha. This is a great list, and I great idea-I’m always on the lookout for new apps. Thanks for sharing <3 #KCACOLS


  9. Jade

    Cool post I am an app junkie so enjoy posts like this, ill check out the photo app, think prime is my current tester! I am a snapchat oh knows as apparently I have a snapchat pose…shamed…#KCACOLS


  10. mainy - myrealfairy

    This sort of post is right up my street. I love all apps that suit apple and kindle as my boys have them and I have my apple phone. 2048 I have never heard of so that is where I’ll be heading next! My most used app is candy crush as I am probably the only person who is still addicted to it. I come from the time when space invaders was cool and actually I still do!!;)

    mainy – myrealfairy

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  11. A Cornish Mum

    I haven’t been brave enough to try snapchat yet ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll check some of the others out though! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie ๐Ÿ™‚
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