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Today I’m sharing some of my favorite apps that I use daily, besides social media. I know I always love reading these types of lists myself because I like discovering new apps and tips that I didn’t know about before. So I thought I’d be fun to share my own list!
I bet you’d think that as a blogger my most used or favorite apps would be for editing and publishing, but surprisingly I don’t use those as often on my phone as some other bloggers. I use tools when I’m out and I have a photo or video I want to post and I can’t wait until I get home, but that’s definitely not daily. These days when I’m not on social media and I’m using an app on my phone, it’s usually one of these.
1. The Walking Dead: Our World
Some people play Pokémon Go, I play Our World. 😆 It’s an augmented reality game based on characters from the show. All you do is collect cards, take down walkers in your area and complete team challenges to rack up coins and gold….just so you can collect more cards and take down more walkers and rack up more coins and gold. 🤔 That’s it. It’s a really repetitive game but I still think it’s fun to play!
I use the Spotify app on my phone just about every day. Whether I’m driving, working out, cleaning the house, or working on my blog, I definitely use Spotify at some point every single day.
I love Spotify because it has features that other apps just don’t have (yet). Plus there’s a really cool feature where I can set Spotify to play on my computer or Echo, and then use my iPhone or Apple Watch as a remote. If you wanna hear what I’m listening to you can follow me there, or check out my playlists!
3. TV Time
Listen, I watch a lot of TV shows. These days, it’s really hard to keep up with dates and times, premieres, seasons, and cancellations. So I use TV Time to track all of the TV shows and episodes I watch. I get an organized list of everything airing today, as well as what’s coming up soon.
I can also set shows as “watch later” when I fall behind, or “stopped” when I give up. I can easily see where we left off as I continue watching The Office for the first time with my husband (Bears. Beats. Battlestar Galactica.) or engage with other fans after each episode. And I love the clean interface. I just wish I could track movies and books with it too! If you’re on it, you can follow me to see what I’m watching!
4. Apple Books
This year, I switched to using Apple Books (formerly iBooks) after the book store interface got a major overhaul. I love it so much more than Kindle because it has what I wish Kindle had: an integrated store and more features. Now, you can track books you’ve read or want to read, and create your own lists. It’s also a lot easier to discover new books.
I still don’t read as much as I’d like to, but I’m trying to at least get in a little reading every night. As a web designer I love clean interfaces and good UX, so this app makes me happy.
Slumber is simply a noise app. I’ve used a few before but this is the one I’m currently loving. I use it every night while I read or sometimes while I try to fall asleep, just to quiet my mind and block out any distractions. Fun fact: I used Spotify for this for a while, but it really screwed up my music recommendations and stats. 😆
My favorite is The Warm Jacuzzi soundscape. It’s so relaxing, especially when I’m warm and cozy under the covers. Tip: Some other apps I like to use for background noise are Lo-Fi Radio and Coffitivity.
Pretty self-explanatory, since I think everyone on the planet uses the Notes app on their phone. Mine is full of random notes and ideas about blogging and other little things I want to remember, like Instagram hashtags. I also have the Evernote app, and I still use it sometimes for longer or more formatted notes, but most of the time I just use this one instead.
7. Uber Eats / DoorDash
I don’t order from Uber Eats or DoorDash every day, but I honestly look at them just about every day. 😆 Sometimes looking at the pictures and menus just helps me decide what I want to eat so I can make something at home. And of course sometimes I do actually order something. I use these two because they’re the most active in my area.
And just in case you’re one of few people who haven’t tried these services yet, this is the part where I tell you to use my code taneah9ue to get $7 off your first order with Uber Eats or this link to get the same deal for DoorDash. 👍🏾
TickTick is my absolute favorite to do list app. I’ve tried a lot of them, and this one has the most features with the best interface, for the best price. I can create lists and sublists, get calendar and Kanban views, track my habits and statistics, and it even has a built-in focus timer. I love this app!
What are some of your favorite apps? I’m clearly an app junkie so I’d love to hear yours!