10.29.2012

Take a look at my phone

When I first got my iPhone a few months ago, I was SO excited to download apps that I couldn't get before on my other phone. The world of iPhone apps just seemed never ending! :)

When I got my phone, I wish there were a post like this. Sooo, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite apps, just in case you're in the market for any for yourself. 

I have each of my apps in a folder because I'm organized like that.


Finance:

PayPal - I LOVE this app. I use PayPal on the reg, so it's nice to have it right at my fingertips when I don't have access to a computer.
Bank of Texas - I am able to check my balance and transactions, and I also recently started making check deposits this way. I love not having to drive all the way across town just to make a deposit at the actual bank branch.
Tip Check - This app is very useful because Nate and I are always asking each other, "How much should we tip?" This app lets you type in the totals and taxes, you pick what percentage you're going to tip, and it tells you how much to add to the ticket. Genius!
Gas Buddy - It uses the GPS on your phone to track the gas stations near you, and it tells you the cheapest ones. Again, pure genius.



Photography:

Instagram - Everyone knows what this is. No explanation needed, right? ;)
Insta eFree - I actually don't really use this one. It's an app that will make collages of your pics to post to your IG, buuuut....
PicStitch - This app for collages is way better. It's easy to just pick the pics you want, and it can post to your IG from the app.
Shutterfly - I love being able to upload the pics from my phone immediately to my shutterfly account. It's much easier than emailing them to me, then saving them to my computer and THEN uploading it to my shutterfly account.
Notestagram - This is a cool little app that has different backgrounds, and you can type in a message to upload to your IG.



Social:

Twitter - I'm a little addicted. Nothing like laying in bed in the mornings and catching up on your timeline before getting ready for work. ;)
Facebook - If it weren't for the app, I'd probably never use my FB. I keep it around just to keep up with family.
HeyTell - This is a walkie talkie app, and you can send voice messages to other users. It's kinda fun. I use it when I don't want to talk on the phone, but I have much more to say than a text.
Foursquare - I actually don't use this much anymore either, but you can check in at places and earn points to compete with friends.
GoodReads - I love my goodreads account, and it's nice to catch up on my friends' books and update my book status without having to get on the computer.
Find Friends - This app is very stalker friendly! Haha. You have to accept friends before they can see you on there, but if you're friend with someone, they can track your location at all times and vice versa. It really came in handy one day when Nate and I were meeting our friends for lunch, and we got a little lost. I pulled them up on the app, and we followed the map that way.
Pinterest - Again, self explanatory. A bit addicting as well.
Pages - This app allows me to access my blog fan page on my FB without having to actually log onto my FB account and switch over. Love it.
Klout - I actually don't like this app all that much. It basically just gives me my notifications, but doesn't let me do much else.



Food/Drink:

Smoothie King - This app will track the locations closest to you, and you can add your favorite smoothies to the app.
Domino's - Again, it tracks the closest locations, and you can actually place delivery and carry out orders from the app.
BWW - Finds the closest locations to you, and you can add your favorite things. 
Hello Vino - I LOVE this app. It helps you choose a wine by all different types. It will pair it with food, by taste, by occasion, etc. So fun!
Chipotle - Tracks locations, and you can place an order too.
Urbanspoon - Going out to dinner, but can decide where you want to go? This app will help you decide. You can choose by cuisine, price, and what's recommended for your area.
Starbucks - Tracks locations, and it also tracks your rewards and card balances. I use this app every. single. day.
All Recipes - I've found many a delicious recipes for dinner on here! You can choose whether you're making a side, main dish or dessert, and pick certain ingredients and it'll give you a list of recipes.
Sprinkles - This app tells you which cupcakes are available on which days, and it also tells you the secret word and which cupcake you'll score. There's also fun games you can play too. :)
TruxMap - This tracks all the food trucks in major cities. Where they'll be and when. It's fun.
Chili's - Tracks locations, and you can order from the app!



Shopping:

Groupon - We all use this, correct? This sends me notifications every morning with that day's deals. Love it.
Amazon - Self explanatory.
Craigs' List - Again, self explanatory.
Michael's - Tracks locations, and there's also major coupons on the app. Love it.
Etsy - It's good for browsing, but if you're looking for a certain shop or item, it's hard to use.
Poshmark - I used this app a lot when I first got my phone, but not as much anymore. You can list clothing items and accessories you have for sale, and you can also buy from here too.
Retail Me Not - Hands down, the best coupons ever. I use this frequently. Type in whatever store you're shopping at, and it'll come up with coupons and promo codes.
Living Social - Same concept as Groupon.
Target - Track locations, shop and you can sync your cards to the app. Also, can be used in the new Passbook app with the iOS6 update.
Sephora - Tracks locations, and there's all sorts of fun things to do. Beauty advice, videos, wish lists, etc.



Health:

Nike Running - I haven't used this app, but I downloaded it because I know it'll track your mileage and I like that. Now I just need to put it to use.
Lose It - You add in your foods and exercises and it logs everything for you, kinda like MFP. (see below)
Endomondo - I love this app. You can tell it what exercising you're doing, and it'll tell you the cals burned and mileage used. I love that it uses the GPS and tracks your route and miles logged. 
MyFitnessPal - I LOVE this app. I love it more than the actual website because before I even choose a food, it'll tell me the cals. It's an easy way to track food (cals) and exercise. It even tells you how much you'll weigh if you follow a certain goal.
iTriage - A neat little app where you enter in your symptoms, and it'll tell you what you may have. Think WebMD.
Anatomy - I use this to help quiz myself. It has different sections on the human anatomy and it tells you what they do.
Yoga Builder - I actually got this for free (was $4.99) from Starbucks app of the week! You add in poses to build your yoga practice. Kinda fun.
Gym Pact - This app is awesome. You tell it how much you'll be working out during the week, and it'll PAY you. Seriously. BUT, if you don't log a workout, it'll deduct from your total too. How's that for motivation?
c25k - As you can see, it's listed as new because I just recently re-downloaded it. The app has an exercise plan that's build to help you train for a 5k.



Entertainment:

IMDb - I'm also curious as to which actor played in what movie, and I love learning trivia about movies/TV shows. This allows you to look up whatever actor, etc and it gives you info on them.
Pandora - Self Explanatory.
Kindle - An easy way for me to get away with reading while at work and not actually pulling out my kindle. ;)
KiddNation - An app for a local radio station.
Viggle - Earn rewards for watching TV. It uses your phone to listen to what you're watching and you earn points for each minute you watch to cash in for rewards.
Netflix - Self explanatory.
iSwap Faces - This app is effing hilarious! You upload a picture, and you can swap your face with whoever is in the picture with you. This has provided hours of entertainment.
iBooks - Actually never used because of my kindle, but I think you can buy books on your iTunes account, and they're stored here.



Games:

Matching with Friends - You match tiles to make them disappear. Not my most favorite game.
Scramble with Friends - You see how many words you can make out of a bunch of letters scrambled together.
Draw Something - You pick from a list of topics, draw a picture for your friend, they guess it and send you one back.
Song Pop - You play against friends, and guess songs to see who knows more out of a genre. It's fun. :)
Coin Dozer - This is crazy addicting. Knock coins off the ledge to earn points and level up.
Words with Friends - Scrabble, basically.



Lifestyle: 


TangoTab - I learned of this app on the news. It's like groupon in a sense.. it tells you which restaurants in your area are offering discounts. For example, 25% off or a free appetizer. You show the app to the waiter and you can mark it as used, and for every time you use the app a free meal is donated to a person in need.
Catalista - This app tells you of volunteer opportunities in your area.
Shazam - This app is the coolest. Can't think of the name of a song or artist and it's driving you crazy? This app will listen to the song, and tell you the name and artist!
ESPN Score Center - Tells you the scores of games. This was downloaded for Nate. ;)
CNN - My favorite way to read the news.
Wikipedia - My favorite way to learn new things. ;)
Daily Show - I am in love with Jon Stewart. You can catch up on the headlines from his shows, and it also tells you who he will be interviewing on his show that week.
Big Day - I downloaded this countdown app thinking I could use it for numerous things, but I can't. It only counts down to one event at a time. Lame. I'd probably have to pay for the app in order to count down to more things.

Just an FYI - all of these apps were FREE. I'm too cheap for anything else. ;)

Linking up with Meg for Mingle Monday!

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12 comments:

*LO* said...

great post!! giving me some good ideas for apps!!
i've been having SO MUCH problems with the shutterfly app lately--it will not finish uploading my photos!

you should upload a pic of your phone screen with all the apps in their respective categories! i bet it looks so neat and perfect! i should really consider doing the same :)

Julie said...

Darn you, now I have more apps I want to check out!! :)

Jillian said...

Thanks for all of the great apps! I can't wait to download them when I get my Iphone next week!

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Lauren Nicole said...

I have this EXACT post in my drafts! Haha!

Great minds think alike!!
xo

Jess @ Blonde Meets World said...

That Tips app saves my butt all the time! Haha

MarlaJan said...

I found this SUPER helpful!!! I'm not a big app person, but now I feel like Im not using my phone to its full potential! I'm a slacker!! Can't wait to download those photo collage apps!

Jenn said...

This is so awesome! I've had my iPhone for years but hadn't heard of a lot of these! Thanks for sharing- I'm going to add some to my phone for sure.

Helene said...

oh my goodness you do have a lot of apps!! i love it!

meghan said...

This is a great resource. I have my apps organized in folders too. It makes it easier. I love my Starbucks app, and of course my social apps. Nike Running app is good too! It'll track your fastest distances.

Linny said...

Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from Mingle Monday! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Katie said...

Viggle is awesome, and Gas Buddy is a life saver!! ps-- is it weird that I thought the Sprinkles app icon was a boob?? Probably... lol

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I bought the Big Day app and for 99 cents it lets you add as many countdowns as you want. Plus you can do your own photos etc with them! worth the 99 cents!

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