I have a confession to make: 90% of the time, my phone is attached to my hand.
I know, you’re all silently judging me. But I’d be lying if I tried to tell you otherwise. I work remotely, so every time I have a piece due, a webinar to schedule or research that needs done — I’m calling, e-mailing and reaching out on my phone. There’s also keeping up on social media, scrolling through Facebook and editing photos.
Because I spend so much time on my mobile device, I figured I would share some of the apps that keep me organized and on top of my game.
USAA: This is our bank of choice and I have to admit — their app rocks. I love being able to deposit checks on-the-go, transfer money, pay bills and check my account all with my fingerprint. They make it SO easy!
Waze: This app will save your life when it comes to traffic. It re-directs, tells you when you might be slowing down and gives you constantly updated reports on where there are accidents around you. You can even interact with other Waze users who are nearby and can tell you what you might run into!
Venmo: I love this app, because I never have cash on me. If I’m out with friends, I can easily send them money with this app and it goes straight from my bank account to theirs. It’s also great for paying people for gifts, dinner and anything in between!
Pandora & Spotify: I’m a music junkie, so having access to streaming tunes is a MUST. I love both of these apps equally, though some love one over the other!
Snapchat: This might be one of my new favorite social apps (though Instagram will always reign king). If you follow me, expect to see a lot of my dogs and what I’m eating. Add me: KaitSawyer
Snapseed: If you like editing your photos and are familiar with Photoshop or Lightroom, you’ll love this app! It’s really user friendly and I love all the different options.
Touch Retouch: Another photo editing app that is great for those with a fine attention to detail! I love this app for retouching any photo imperfections (think: people on the beach, the dogs making a weird face, etc.)
AfterFocus: Okay, I promise this is that last photo editing apps, but this one is kind of fun. The only thing it does is create a shallow depth of field in photos, but it’s really fun to use and it does a good job.
Flixster: Calling all movie buffs! This app does a tremendous job of giving you movie times, locations and reviews. Plus, it offers you the capability to buy tickets right from your phone. You can also watch movies from the app, but I’ve never tried it.
TinyScan: This app is a lifesaver to me! We have a scanner, but it always seems to work out that I’m never home when I need something scanned. This app takes photos of documents, turns them into a PDF and e-mails them directly to you (or whoever needs them).
Wunderlist: A friend of mine told me about Wunderlist and ever since — I’m hooked! Dane and I use the shareable list format of Wunderlist for grocery items, trips we want to take, weekend activities and more. It’s great because we can both log in and add/delete things and see what the other is doing!
The Food Assembly: Do you like to support local farmers? This is an app that will show you where you can buy locally sourced produce/other food items from farmers.
Now that I’ve dished all my favorites, what am I missing?!