There are several apps I use on a daily basis and many are the usual suspects: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and the Weather Channel (far better than the Apple weather app!), but there are also some others that are new favorites and one that’s been around for a while.
Timehop: a recent recommendation that has become a new favorite. Timehop links to the social media accounts and photo libraries of your choosing and sends you a notification each day of any pictures or posts that you made on that same date in years past. Some days there aren’t any updates but others I have had pictures from one, two, three, four, five and six years ago. It’s fun to take a quick walk down memory lane everyday without doing any of the legwork.
Songza: I have been a longtime fan of Songza as opposed to using Spotify or Pandora. Songza has pre-made playlists you can choose from based on your mood (waking up happy), current activity (singing in the shower) or you can also search a genre or artist. Songza is a road trip must have and some favorite playlists include: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, 90s Crowd Pleasing Hits and The Ultimate Oldies Party. In NYC you can usually get 3 or 4 songs after you head down into the subway so it’s a great city commute option as well.
QuizUp: As Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit fans, Andy and I love challenging each other in this quick, live quiz game. We’ve also both roped in several family members as other opponents and it’s fun way to connect without having to dedicate yourself to a week long game of Words With Friends.
Heads Up!: If you don’t know this app, go look it up now. It will be the most entertaining 99 cents you spend, guaranteed.
Groovebook: I recently discovered this app last week on Shark Tank so I haven’t received the product yet but I’m sure it will stay a longtime favorite. Their premise is you spend $2.99/month and they send you a photobook of 4×6 pictures, pre-perforated for easy removal of up to 100 photos. That’s right, just $2.99 for 100 including shipping! I am excited to finally get consistent copies of the countless pictures on my phone that never make it anywhere aside to iPhoto.
What are some of your favorites?