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.
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.
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’
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.
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 squares 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.
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; 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