Favorite Apps

Favorite Apps

Feb 24

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What did we do before touch screens, smart phones, and data usage plans? To think that just five years ago, I was using a flip phone {remember those?} and becoming quite the proficient with the T9 word generator. Now, to leave the house without my iPhone would be the equivalent of forgetting to put pants on. It’s not merely a tool, nor is it an accessory. It is a necessary appendage! And then suddenly, even as I type this, I am humming R.E.M. The End Of The World As We Know It as the fate of Western civilization is sure to rest in the hands of Apple technology. As true as this may be, one of the things I love most about living in a first world nation, besides religious freedom and sleeping indoors of course, is the world of knowledge, inspiration, and organization at my fingertips. Here are a few of my favorite apps:

Instagram
… because everyone and everything looks better through a Hefe filter

Bloglovin’
Here I’ve compiled all my favorite blogs and I can read them like a newsfeed with a cup of hot tea at the end of a long day.

Pinterest
…organized inspiration in the palm of your hands

Etsy
{I “heart” Etsy}

Yelp
I like to know that there’s a Starbucks within a twenty mile radius from where I’m standing at all times

My Fitness Pal
Calorie counting is so hi-ma, unless you have someone to do it for you. With My Fitness Pal, you can literally create a profile of your height current/goal weight and create a weight loss plan that you can track from anywhere. For instance, you can plug in Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut and 200 calories will automatically be deducted from your daily caloric intake. Genius.

IMapMyRun
Every runner should keep a log. This app lets me track my speed and milage with a GPS tracker. And I also “heart” IMapMyRun.

Epicurious
…thousands of recipes and customized shopping lists for when you find yourself in the middle of the baking aisle and you suddenly get a hankering for Chocolate-Oatmeal Moon Pies

Shazam
Have you ever been in a cafe or a dressing room and heard a song but you couldn’t figure out the artist or song title? Shazam it, and then you impress all your hipster friends with the title of the latest Bonobo track.

oh and of course…

Angry Birds
{Just try it and you’ll see why I call this the “marital bonding” app.}

What are some of your favorite apps?

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