June 03, 2014
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7 iPhone Apps I just can't live without

My phone is always in my hand or very close to me. It's probably why I respond to texts and emails at embarrassingly quick speeds (also I don't like to see the red notifications thingies so that may be the reason as well). I'm an Iphone girl and I love my phone although I desperately need an upgrade because I'm still rocking a 4s!! (I'm patiently waiting for the 6).  If my Iphone isn't in my hand my Ipad is. This is me all day everyday ...


Anyway, I remember years ago when I was a blackberry girl and I just couldn't live without BBM.  I remember during that phase thinking no way would it get better than this, then BAM, Iphones and Androids and all kinds of techy gadgets and poor Blackberry has all but gone extinct. So I thought it would be fun to document what apps I love on the Iphone now so that I could look back on it when the new craze comes around.


1. Twitter


I love twitter, in fact when I got a twitter, I started to neglect Facebook. These days, I rarely ever go onto my Facebook profile at all. Facebook just annoys me period actually. But back to twitter ... I actually have two twitter accounts, my personal twitter which I've had forever, and one for the blog. One gets neglected usually, because ain't nobody got time to double tweet, but even if its just to twitter stalk celebs, or get the FASTEST news (seriously the fastest news and weather updates), Twitter is one of my faves.

2. Instagram



Fast second to Twitter is Instagram. It actually seems like the Instagram craze is getting bigger. I remember one of the main reasons I got rid of my blackberry was because of Instagram. I wanted it so badly. I don't have an instagram for my blog and I like to keep things pretty separate but I'm considering it. Do you guys have separate Insta accounts? It seems like most blogs these days have mini Instablogs. I probably don't win giveaways because of I don't ever enter the Instagram options...

3. WhatsApp 



Well naturally since we all aren't BBM-ing (the BBM app for iphone sucks), we needed a replacement for it. Enter Whatsapp. I swear I am always on Whatsapp. The group chats, the ease of chatting with people abroad like my sister, its just an easy way to chat and I actually use it more than IMessage. If I had to have one hangup with WhatsApp it would be described in three words "last seen at ..." Pretty sure more breakups were caused around the world by those three words than the little 'R' or 'read' in Blackberry days. Luckily there's an option to hide you last seen status. Just use it and save yourself the drama.

4. Amazon


Hi, my name is Krystal and I have a shopping problem. #thatisall

5. Shazam


If you don't have this app you better get with it. Shazam is the best. I download so much music it's a little ridiculous, so when I'm listening to the radio in the car and a song comes up that I don't know I open up Shazam and bam ... or should I say shazam ... the name of the song and link to iTunes to purchase it appears. Easy Peasy. Whoever invented this little gem deserves a standing ovation.

6. Notes


I was really focusing on third part apps but I use my noted apps so much I just had to include it. I write everything from grocery lists to pharmacy lists to a month budget on here. Love my notes app.

7. Clock


Love hate relationship with this one ... it wakes me up every morning so its my least favourite and one of my most used at the same time. I actually screen shot a list of my alarms but the name I put for the alarm that wakes me for work probably isn't blog appropriate ...


I have TONS more apps on my phone that I use often. I have a slew of fitness, calling, reading, games and other apps as well, but for everyday purposes those listed my go to apps. Also, I excluded the camera and pictures apps because its a given that those are the most used apps. .

What apps do you need to have on your phone??




               

27 comments:

  1. I need an Iphone. My windows phone I had for two years broke. I never really liked my windows phone because it lacked so many apps. I know the newer version has more apps but still not as many as the Iphone. I am saving up to buy an Iphone since I've wanted one for two years. I used to love twitter but maybe it is the people I follow because I always feel like my twitter feed is all clogged up. I need to unfollow and/or mute some people haha. I love instagram and was so happy when I could actually use it on my windows phone. And actually started using it about two months ago. haha I have a love hate relationship with my phone alarm clock as well. I actually want to get the Spirit Junkie Alarm when I get my Iphone. It uses positive affirmations to wake you up.

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  2. Besides WhatsApp I use all of these.....My iphone is always in my hand as well...sigh lol

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    1. Sigh indeed! Crazy how much I use my phone.

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  3. I actually don't use too many apps on my phone! I'd say instagram, twitter, and gmail???

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  4. I need to start using notes...I am always sending myself emails and texts and then I forgot where I sent it all!

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    1. HAHA I send myself emails too! I still think thats totally normal!

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  5. haha love to see that someone else uses the note thing besides me all of the time. I use KIK instead of Whatsapp, I'll have to check that out.

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  6. i HATE the red notification thingys haha.
    i used to use shazam but not a lot anymore.
    love the notes app but i always forget notes i have written.
    i probably use facebook, instagram, clock, camera (duh), my bank app, ebay, nike running app, and thats about it haha.

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  7. YES I hate the little red dot. Even if I don't have time to really check the notification, it has to go away. And I'm with you, Instagram and Twitter have definitely moved up the ranks and pushed Facebook out of here. I basically only ever check it when someone posts something on my wall and I have to get rid of the notification circle ;) Yes to notes as well! And I have to add the stock Reminders app. I use it for EVERYTHING. Grocery list. To Dos. Every other shopping list. It's out of hand.

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  8. yes to all of those!!! Especially Shazam I use that probably 4 times a day at least!

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  9. cannot even think about putting amazon on my phone. I have a bit of an impulsive buying problem...haha! Totally agree with all the others though- especially Shazam! How did we live before it?

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  10. I have seperate insta accounts... Just annoying that you have to log in and out. So I keep insta on my iPad for personal and insta on the phone for the blog!!

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  11. Whatsapp is definitely a favorite! Helps to save a ton of money on international texting too!

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  12. I don't have Whatsapp! I will definitely have to check that one out!!

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  13. I love Twitter and Instagram. I have an Android phone and I prefer the Twitter app for iOS though, so I tend to use Twitter more on my iPad than my phone. I used to have WhatsApp, but I barely used it, so I got rid of it in the end. I don't tend to bother with things like that anymore. I have Kik for work, but I rarely use that.

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    1. Twitter for Iphone is good and I love to use it on the ipad as well. I still love whatsapp I chat most on that!

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  14. YES to Instagram, Shazam and Amazon (although way too easy to spend money with the app). If you take a lot of pics on your phone, you should try Aviary - it's free and makes the quality absolutely phenomenal, even post-enhance using the iPhone edit. Love it!

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  15. Yes to all of these except WhatsApp- I don't talk to anyone international. I think I use Groupon more than Amazon too. And the Blogger app, because it's easier to add pics that way!

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  16. I have a windows 8 phone and it is the absolute worst phone EVER! Ive had it for a year it just got instagram none of the apps are right and its annoying to use. I miss my droid!

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  17. I've said it before but I love my Google Nexus! And I agree about Twitter. Just this weekend I went through my Facebook and deleted off tons of stuff off of it. I think next weekend I'm going to do a Facebook pic delete session.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

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  18. I keep meaning to check out whatsapp! I like Echofon better for twitter. I LOVE Timehop. I also like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal

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  19. Yes! I use all of these! Well, I dont use whatsapp as much as I used too...

    I use that notes thing for some many different things!! I have a blog notes with ideas, a note of beauty item wishes and needs, tv shows I want to try...so many notes!

    One of my favorite apps is Spotify. I pay $10 a month so I can stream it in my car because the radio drives me crazy! 90's music every day!

    Also, I like Sidereel to keep track of all my tv shows.

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  20. Haha! I used to be obsessed with the Blackberry BBM too! And I always thought how could I live without it! And now I feel that way about iMessages with emoji :) I couldn't live without the notes, my days (period tracker), weather channel, IG, and mobile banking! :)

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  21. Twitter, Instagram, Spotify (paid version, of course. I definitely get my $10 worth), MLB so I can follow the Mets, my couch 2 5k app, and Evernote. I have a love/hate relationship with apps, though. I want to use a more toned down phone but I just can't push delete. Something is clearly wrong with me.

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  22. Ooh fun! I need to do a post like this! I think I use Instagram and Pinterest more than Twitter though. Twitter has always confused me. It's like a rush of information all at once! Lol. I don't have separate accounts for my blog. The way I see it, my blog is personal and all about me and my life so I don't feel the need to separate the two. I mean, if I started my own business or had products to sell, then I'd make a separate account for that and it would be all about the brand.

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  23. I don't have the amazon one yet! I'm trying to resist!

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  24. I love Shazam too! It's the only way to find out what song is on sometimes. Once in a while I'll pick out a few words from it and type the lyrics into google to try and figure out what song it is, but never any luck. Shazam is a lifesave, plus now it's synced with Spotify so I can add it to my playlists easily too!

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