After recently upgrading to the new iPhone, I've realized just how dependent I am on my phone for every day things!! I use it as my alarm, my camera, my pedometer and not to mention my actual communication device!! With that being said there are some apps that I have come to not only love, but I just don't know how I survived before them...a little dramatic, but I'm just painting a picture for you here!
Health & Fitness
Health: This is a new app that comes standard on the ios8 operating system. Why I like it? It tracks my steps, walking + running distance, and my flights climbed. I only use about 30% of the full capacity of the app, but it keeps me moving throughout the day! Do I still want a FitFlex, yes...because I don't take this on the treadmill or stair master with me so it's only 70% accurate.
Human: This is the most basic level of activity tracking that you can have, but it's pretty great because you need at least 30 minutes a day to get your daily 30 in...anything over that is a bonus!! I've climbed up stairs during the day to get my numbers up because I realized I just sit too much!! Another bonus is that it tracks your calories burned with any activity.
Map My Run: Pretty self explanatory, but I used this app a ton in the summer and spring when I was running outside. It gave me a better idea of how far I was running and my pace - so good when I was training for races!
Equinox: Often times I forget the schedule of classes that my gym offers, so having the app on my phone allows me to schedule them to my calendar and also book bikes if I take a spin class!
Photo Sharing & Editing
I'll be 100% honest - since upgrading my phone I very rarely use an editing app that isn't already built into the camera - it's that good, but before the upgrade I used two that I really liked!
VSCOcam: I've mentioned this photo app editor in the past and it's my favorite. I really like it for food and outdoor photos. If you're an android user not to worry because it's also available for you!
PhotoSync: I probably use this app the most because I transfer all my photos to my computer using this and also share photos with Gary via PhotoSync from our phones and our computers!
Picfx: You can really take your photos to the next level with this app and the filters are amazing!! It's a little hard getting into the rhythm using it, but once you've used it a few times you get the hang of it!
Uber: I think we're all pretty familiar with Uber and getting around the city via this app. It's very rare that I use Uber, but when I do I love that I don't have to worry about cash or anything because it's just paid...almost like it's free - okay not really, but out of sight out of mind right?! It's also in pretty much every city in the US now!
OpenMBTA: My main mode of transportation in the city is using the T and my biggest gripe is waiting for my train to come when 4 or 5 of the ones I don't take cruise on by! This app keeps my anger at bay and gives the most accurate account of when the train will be there!
MetroCab: This is the only company that I will take to the airport - which is pretty much the only time I care to take a cab! They are always on time and being able to make the reservation via the app makes my life even easier!
Flipboard: Gary uses this way more than I do, but being able to browse the topics that you are most interested in and filtering the news that way makes reading it more enjoyable.
Open Table: I make restaurant reservations at least once a week - having this app on hand when we're out makes reserving even easier - plus I get to browse other restaurants that may not have a wait and just go there instead!
Tivo: It probably comes as no surprise that I have the Tivo App on my phone especially after the post where I shared my Favorite Fall TV Shows!! There are times when I'm leaving work later than anticipated or stuck at an event and I knew I didn't set a show to record and this app makes it so easy to make sure everything I want to watch is recorded!!
Reminders: Even though I'm a pen and paper kind of girl, using my reminders gives me that extra little bit to make sure I don't forget anything. I set the reminders for when I get to work or at certain times during the day because I'm not always looking at my planner!!
So there you guys have it - some of my favorite apps. Now it's your turn - do you use any of these? What is the one app that I have to download?!