I opened a can of worms everyone, and it was an awesome can to open. I asked our Savvy Sassy contributors what their favorite Smart Phone apps are. Now I had to be specific to the fact that it wasn’t for kids for yourself. We all know that as moms (or if you have a kid in your life), there are great apps for them. However, I wanted to know what apps are great for US!
Keryn of Walking on Travels said, “I’m huge into iPhoneography so my apps tend to be photo apps. Here are three of my favorites-Photography:
- Instagram: Easiest way to make fun, fabulous photos and share with all your friends
- Camera+: sharpen, add color and effects, and even borders to make great photos to share with friends and family
- FrameMagic: Group photos together to make collages. Add text and even import into Instagram and other social media outlets
- Goby: Not sure what to do in the tiny town you are about to visit? Goby will give you a list of all the popular and obscure sites and things to do in the area.
- Oanda Currency Converter: If you hate doing conversion math while traveling abroad you need to have a good currency convertor. Oanda is fast and easy. Convert those Yen into Dollars in seconds.
Keryn even shared a link to a post she wrote on her site about her fave photo apps.Esther of A Lovely State of Mind said, “besides Instagram, Songza, Pandora, Momento, and of course Starbucks.” When I saw her list I had to ask what Momento was, because the name intrigued me. As soon as she wrote back I knew I had to consider this one. “Momento is like an online journal/diary – it’s great because i can snap pics of my kid and fill in a short entry about what’s happening at the time and its cataloged for me to look back on – you know, because moms never have time to actually write in a real diary ;)”Christina of Mama 2 The Rescue said, “Waze is by far my new favorite app. It’s better than Google Maps because of it’s social networking aspect. Users are able to post real time traffic reports. While google will only take you on main streets, Waze will help you by pass them and take you through trusted neighborhood shortcuts. Here’s a little more on the app. An added plus is that it helps you find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood so you save time and money.”Desiree of Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest said, what I’m getting is a trend these days, “Instagram. Which I KNOW is so cliche but I seriously love it. Perhaps because I love photography but mostly because I love the idea of capturing a small, tiny square moment of time.”Alli of Diapers and Heels said, My photography apps I love are: Photoshop express and Rhonna Designs.
For shopping, I like Red Laser – it allows you to take a picture of the barcode of an item and it will search the internet and locally to tell you where they are selling it and for how much. I use it a lot for the kids stuff or electronics.Susan of Get-Susan.com had 2 great apps to share with us, “Zillow – because everywhere I travel to, I envision living there. Zillow helps me figure out housing costs, and neighborhood stats. Plus, I get the added bonus of a virtual walk-through with a few on-the-market houses (no matter the time of day)
DirectTV – I know, this is a weird one, right? Well, the reason I like this one is because I can watch our subscription just about anywhere with an internet connection! I use the handy-dandy Digital AV Adapter and plug into any hotel, family-member, house rental TV that has an HDMI hookup. It’s like cable on the go. Plus, my kids can watch directly from my iPhone or iPad.”
I (Candice of Fashionably Organized) am loving Evernote. I recently did all of the planning for my cousin’s baby shower, and used Evernote to corale everything I bought, lists of things we needed and even ideas I found on-line. It was a lifesaver because I could add stuff from my computer from my phone and from my iPad any time. I loved it so much I started Notebooks for every project. I even having a shopping Notebook where I keep multiple shopping lists for different stores. If you use Evernote I want to highly recommend getting Everclip for your iPhone/iPad too!The original Savvy Sassy Mom, Andrea, had a lot to say about her favorite app, “Right now my favorite App is the Dropbox App that allows me to upload my pictures to a folder then access that folder from my phone and save them onto my photo library for sharing via social media! This is a work around for when you want to share pictures and images that you did not take with your phone. The Dropbox App is my new BFF!”
Tell me what’s your favorite app? I’m sure you have a great one we haven’t heard of, but need to know about right now.