Technology, Things I love

My 8 favourite apps

Today I thought I’d share my favourite apps. And not the usual ones that I use everyday that are basically an extension of my being like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Instgram. I’m talking about the other uselful ones that make my life easier. Life is busy and so I need things that help me to simplify it. Here are my favourite apps on my phone at the moment.

Photofy

Photofy

I’ve been through so many photo editing apps and nothing has come close to Photofy. I love the little designs, frames and clipart you can put on your photos to make them extra pretty. Give me a pretty font and I am IN! You can share it to Instagram afterwards if you still want to add some filters or share it that way.

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Some photos I’ve edited with Photofy

The app is free but there are in-app purchases which can be a bit pricey but they have sales every now and again but seriously there’s so much free stuff that you don’t even need to buy anything really.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Android|iPhone

Snapscan

Snapscan

I swear this app is going to make me broke it’s too easy to pay for things. You link the app to your bank card and when you see the SnapScan bar code at the point of purchase all  you do is scan, put in the amount you’d like to pay, enter your secret code and BAM! PAID! No, I’m not joking it’s scary easy and I would be in serious trouble if this was an option at major retail stores and restaurants. I tend to use it at the GoGo Kiosk downstairs at work, The Creamery stall at the market on St George’s Mall and I even used it to pay for our stay at The Old Mac Daddy trailer park last weekend.

Price: Free

Android|iPhone

Pocket 

Pocket

Often when I’m browsing the insane and zoomy highways of the internet, I don’t always have time to stop and smell the roses read everything that catches my eye. Sometimes it’s late at night and a story catches my eye for an article to write for work and I want to have a better look at it in the morning when I’m not browsing my phone with one eye open, so I just save it to Pocket. I also don’t always have the time to finish reading something because there is a toddler literally climbing on my person, so I send it to Pocket to read later when he’s eventually asleep. Basically it’s a tool to help me with my poor attention span.

Price: Free with in-app purchases for Pocket Premium

Android|iPhone

Lifecake

Lifecake

At first I wasn’t sure about this app because what was the point? I share some of his pictures to Facebook and Instgram anyway… but what I like about it is that I get to see this timeline of just my son and it doesn’t get lost in all the other stuff. It’s so cute to see how much he’s grown and I can choose to share them with just specific people. So I tend to share more pictures on there than the usual social media channels. Because the only people who have access to them are his family.

Also, you get emails every now and again seeing how much your kids have grown over the last few months and it’s pretty amazing because you don’t really see how much they change until you see photos.

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Price: Free

Android|iPhone 

Love Cycles

LoveCycle

I’ve been through many menstrual cycle apps. The one gripe I’ve always had with some Android apps is that they’re not always that nice looking. But Love Cycles is super cute and I love the design. It’s not boring and gross like periods and menstrual apps tend to be. I like that you can set reminders to take your pill and when your safe, or if your’e trying to fall pregnant, fertile phases are. You can keep track of your basal body temperature, weight and when you’ve had sex (which as anyone who is desperately trying conceive will tell you are things you manically keep track of).

Price: Free

Android|iTunes

Kauai 

Kauia

Guys. Guys! Kauai’s Smoothie cards now have their own app and it’s the best idea!! Now you don’t have to carry around 4 different cards (Smoothie, Protein, Coffee and Kids Meals) in your wallet, they’re all loaded in your app and you get a virtual sticker every time you buy one of those. Also, I tend to lose these cards like they’re no one’s business so I’m particularly excited to not have two incomplete cards in my wallet and maybe I’ll actually fill one up now. And when you sign up you get a free smoothie voucher. So everyone wins!

Price: Free

Android|iTunes

Series Guide

Series-Guide

I watch a lot of TV. And with a kid it’s hard to keep track of what the last episode of any given series I watched was. Sometimes episodes will build up and I can’t remember what the last episode of Graceland I watched was because it’s been weeks to be honest. Also, if I’m binge watching something like I’m currently doing with The Mindy Project. I’ll watch a whole bunch then won’t remember where I left off because my mommy brain is broken.

It also shows you when the next episode is available to watch and if there are any breaks coming up and when they’ll be back.

Price: Free

Android| Not on iTunes

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