I love my iPhone. I really do. It’s borderline unhealthy sometimes. I get anxious when my battery gets below 20%. I start to feel separation anxiety when my battery gets below 5% and I feel like I need to prioritise the time I have left with my phone before it leaves me/the battery dies.
Given that I am so attached to my phone, I thought I should probably do a post for you on my favourite and most used iPhone apps. I have a lot of apps on my phone (and a lot that I have downloaded that I’ve now deleted from my phone due to lack of use) and some rarely see the light of day (or the smartphone screen).
These, however, are all apps I use on a daily basis:
Ah Evernote, light of my life. I use this app for everything! For keeping copies of my bills, to keeping to do lists and meeting notes at work, to writing draft blog posts, and so much more. This app pretty much contains my whole life. I love that it syncs immediately and you can access your notes on any device or computer with the Evernote app, or any computer with an internet connection. I could (and probably should) dedicate a whole post to my love of Evernote and how I use it to organise everything.
These all deserve equal billing in the movie that is my social media addiction. I check these several times a day. If not more. Going without social media would be really hard for me. These four apps are front and centre (literally) on my iPhone screen.
This feeds the aforementioned social media addiction with its pretty filters and awesome text and graphic packs. Plus I’m convinced it’s the only way I’ve been able to successfully complete a month of #fmsphotoaday.
Without my calendar, I would have no idea what I have on. While I am a very organised person, a lot of my memory space for remembering details to stay organised is expended on work, especially remembering where my boss is supposed to be at any given moment (I’m his assistant). I used to love having a paper diary but I am all about the convenience of digital now! Although this is the standard, out of the box calendar, I really love its functionality and with iCloud and all the syncing it makes keeping everything up-to-date really easy.
This makes the list even though it is one of the most basic of the built in apps the iPhone comes with. I use my iPhone as an alarm clock. Without it, my day wouldn’t begin on time! I can sometimes wake up without an alarm but most days, I need two alarms and a swift shove from my husband to get out of bed.
Now this will only be applicable if you have the Up band (which I really should do a whole post on itself!) but this app shows how much sleep I’ve had, and how many steps I’ve done in a day. It was so cool in Europe to see how much we had been walking (averaging about 16km a day). Less cool when we got home and did next to no walking. It really highlights how sedentary our working lifestyles are.
Apple Maps: I would be really lost without access to maps on my phone! I quite like Apple Maps now (not so much when it first came out) and I like having the turn-by-turn navigation option should I need it.
Messages: self explanatory really
ING Direct: I love being able to check my bank balances on the go. Mobile banking is where it is at!
WordSwag: I mentioned this in my Friday Five a few weeks ago. It is awesome for typography!
Calculator: Because maths is not my strength!
Camera: Whoever first thought to combine the phone and the camera is a genius! I love having a camera to hand at all times. My life is very photographically well documented (much to the exasperation of my husband).
What are some of your favourite or must-have apps?