I live on my iPhone. I’m not proud of it, but I do. Okay, I’m a little proud of it. Things could be worse . . . I could live on my Android. Who wants to do that? (Sorry, Android users! Nothing but love for you—I’m just one of those people.)
One of my favorite things in the world is discovering new apps. It’s crazy to think that ten years ago, apps weren’t a thing. Now, they run our lives. I even took a class on how to build them—who knew our world would come to this! Those cute little squares on our screens hold so much potential, and the possibilities are endless. Like you all, I have my favorites. They are all so different from each other, and they all serve a specific purpose throughout my day. So without further ado, here are the top five most used apps on my iPhone.
Sure, we’ve all seen the apps where you can insert cats into pictures of you and your friends. But what if instead of cats, you could sneak a random and funny grandma into your pictures? Or a grandpa? Or all three? InstaGranny is a hilarious app that lets you do just that. It is essential to have if you need to help out a friend who is having an off day. With new grandparents being added with each update, I would call it money well spent!
Okay, the name is a little iffy, and whoever came up with this idea is probably a little insane, but you know what I always say: insanity breeds genius! This app is really cool because it tells you which times during a movie you can run to the restroom, and how long you have before you start missing pivotal plot points. The movie database is constantly being updated with new releases, and you can even set a timer to vibrate when it happens!
I put this app on my phone for the sole purpose of having something entertaining to do when I pretend to be paying attention to something boring. All this game entails is catching potatoes in buckets. Personally, I find the concept hilarious. It’s just fun enough to keep you awake, and just mindless enough to not steal all of your focus.
Don’t worry everyone, I don’t just spend my iPhone time throwing potatoes around—I like to keep life practical sometimes! Flipboard is a social news magazine and is designed to put all of the news and social media you care about in one place. You handpick the topics you want to read about and they are displayed before you in a visually-pleasing grid arrangement. It also lets you connect to social media accounts like Twitter and Instagram so you can flip through everything in one location. The design is awesome and innovative, and it’s an extremely convenient way to keep yourself up-to-date.
This app was recommended to me by iTunes account because I installed Wanelo. It’s like Pintrest, but better (I think) because it’s more user friendly for the iPhone. It let’s you flip through lists about fashion, diet, exercise, travel—you name it! I like to have something interesting to look at in the morning to keep my eyes open when I first wake up, and this app is perfect for that.