I love iPhone App posts, don’t you? I always come away from them with an app that changes the way I do things, so I thought I’d share my ten favorite apps. The catch? You all know I’m a little bit budget minded – so here are my top 10 favorite FREE apps.
It’s amazing how much I now rely on a little device that I didn’t even own two years ago. And it’s amazing how much things that used to be such a part of my daily life have been changed by the iPhone. There are certain things I still do old school – like grocery lists and calendars. Those I haven’t been able to take mobile yet, I feel the need to cross things out and add them in my own order. If you guys have great apps for those, I’d love to hear about them. But here are my top 10 most used apps.
1. My Fitness Pal - This is probably the app I spend the most time on. I’m a little bit obsessed with it, but not in a bad way. I log everything I eat in MyFitnessPal – I lost all of the weight I gained during my pregnancy with Nell within the first 6 weeks postpartum, but I also started my pregnancy with Nell 10 pounds heavier than I like to be. But in September I committed to losing those 10 pounds, and logging everything in My Fitness Pal, I’ve lost about 18 pounds over five months – I weigh less now than I did when B and I got married – and that was what I thought was my happy/skinny weight. Love that! Now I’m onto toning because those babies shift things around .
2. Camera Awesome – I have an iPhone 4, and the image quality with the built-in camera is less than awesome. But, I always have the iPhone with me – the DSLR? Not so much. On the hunt for a better camera for the iPhone – and preferably a free one – I found Camera Awesome. It lets you click the area you want to expose for, has a focus lock, a few basic editing features, and a self timer. Love this app – it’s slow to start, which is annoying when you want to catch a moment quickly, but I love it all the same.
3. Red Stamp – A fun little app for sending cheer to someone, a quick text thank you note, and so much more.
7. Google Maps – Apple Maps are awful, Google released an iPhone version of their Maps app a few months ago and it’s infinitely better than Apple’s version. Turn-by-turn voice directions, and they actually send you to the right place. That’s a novel idea, huh?
What are your favorite apps?