Finding new apps is my jam! Apps come out all the time, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what’s actually quality out there. Luckily for you, I’m willing to do the dirty work. Here’s the five apps I open every single day.
I absolutely love Pocket. It’s an app where you can save any link to an article, so you can read it later — even when you’re underground. Living in New York City where commuting takes up a good chunk of my time, for me, it’s best to use that time wisely, so that means a lot of reading. Pocket is the way to go.
Available on iPhone and Android. Free.
Springpad is the best notepad you’ll ever use. Yes, even better than Evernote, and I’ll tell you why. You can create notebooks for whatever you want (I have about 20), and you have the option to make it private, public, or choose who you share with. Unlike Evernote, there’s no cap on data storage — all at no cost. If you feel like just saving a link, just drop it into one of your notebooks, and Springpad will handle the rest.
3. Yahoo! Weather
Sure, every phone let’s you know the weather nowadays, but the Yahoo! Weather app is so beautifully displayed, you’ll want to see what’s going on with Mother Nature. There’s no need to click in multiple areas, either. It will give you the rundown on temperature by the hour, as well as humidity percentage (which is oh-so-necessary to know, if you’re a natural-haired gal like me), all on the same screen.
If you’re not into podcasts, you’re really doing yourself a disservice. There’s so much for you to learn just by listening to a show. As a podcast host and avid listener, Pocket Casts is the best way to keep all of the podcasts you subscribe to in check. Any time a new episode is uploaded, it’s automatically added to your feed, and it’s super easy to know which episodes you haven’t listened to yet. Not only that, it has a discover page so you can try out new podcasts you might not have heard of before. Some of my favorites are This American Life, Freakonomics, and RadioLab.
VSCO is, hands down, the best photo app you’ll use. One of my best kept secrets, VSCO will enhance your photos detail by detail. There’s so many filters to choose from, and you’re able to decide just how much of the filter you want to add to your picture. Subtle changes can make all the difference. Plus, you can also upload to Instagram straight from the app.
Free with in-app purchases. Available on iPhone and Android.
Which are your favorite, everyday apps?