Aah, technology. Sometimes it makes life a little bit harder, but mostly it makes things easier.
Apps are such a useful tool in my day-to-day life that I sometimes wonder what I did pre-app.
Nowadays, there’s an app for everything: from health and wellness tools, including calorie counters and exercise apps; to games, finance tools, shopping, productivity, career, life admin… You name it, it’s yours. Virtually.
Below is a list of the more interesting apps that I use every day and find most useful (aside from the usuals, such as banking apps, Facebook and WordPress, which are a given).
Feedly is an aggregator app, which centralises all your YouTube videos, media and blog articles in one organised place. You can search for and sort your favourites into self-labelled categories, ready and waiting for you to hit the app each time for your favourite news all at once. It’s perfect if you’re keeping an eye on certain, favourite categories (such as technology, or health and wellness).
Evernote is a new discovery for me, but I love it just the same. It’s a digital notepad – squared. Evernote allows you to capture all your notes and categorise them. You can add documents and audio – even voice recordings – into the notes and tag words so that you’ll never lose anything again. Evernote even captures your location, as well as time down to the second, if you want it. It’s a fun little organiser.
It took me a while to crack this one, but I think I’ve finally got it. Pinterest is essentially an inspirational e-board where you share pictures of things you like, and build virtual collages of all the things you want and love.
It’s a reflection of your likes, interests and who you aspire to be – in pictures.
I love building e-boards on Pinterest of things that I love (and want) and hoping that one day, they might just come true! You can build your own categories to suit your personal style, but areas of interest include travel, health and wellness, design, photography… and more.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m a traditional fan of Tweetdeck for iPhone and PC. Particularly when managing multiple Twitter accounts.
However, when faced with the realisation that Tweetdeck don’t do apps for iPads, I knew I had a dilemma on my hands. It wasn’t for long, thankfully – I found Tweetcaster.
A week in, and so far, so good. You can view conversation tweets in a cascading list (a bit like gmail) and it’s user-friendly and easy to navigate. Plus, it appears to have most of the same features of Tweetdeck – bonus!
Which apps can’t you live without?