Hello, my amazing readers!
Most of us spend a lot of time on our phones and especially on social media apps. I have to admit, I am a bit of a geek for apps and plugins. As such, I have compiled a list of my top 3 must-have apps that you all should try out (if you haven’t yet).
I am also really curious to know what apps you guys can’t live without?! I want your feedback and advice for some new downloads.
Please note: I am an iPhone user so I don’t know much about android apps, although I can’t imagine the following apps will not be found on android.
Flipboard: This is a social-networking aggregation magazine that is customized to your own interests, based on the categories you choose to incorporate in the apps feed. I love this app because it’s like having my own personalized magazine! It provides articles from all the news outlets I choose and it’s extremely mobile friendly. (available for free)
Grammarly: This is actually a plugin for Safari or Chrome and not something I have used on my phone. Grammarly is a writing enhancement platform that basically proofreads your work and checks your grammar with more than 250 grammar checks! the best part is that as a plugin it automatically checks your emails and messages and even WordPress posts as you write them out. It is far more advanced than anything Microsoft has come up with which is a bonus since its free for download, with advanced versions of Grammarly available for a monthly subscription. (free-ish)
Side Note: this would have been a super helpful plugin for that time when I accidently wrote an email to my boss that was meant to start with “Dear Kevin,” but ended up being “Dead Kevin,” I cringe…. still thinking about the sheer embarrassment….
Periscope: Seriously better than TV entertainment! Periscope is a live video streaming app that allows; anyone from anywhere to stream live content and broadcast it around the world. I can’t even begin to tell you how awesomely entertaining it is to watch what average people do when they have their own live-stream channel! the interface is also where all the fun is at with the visual map of the world getting lit-up in areas where live streams are happening. I have spent an embarrassing amount of time virtually traveling the world through Periscope; from watching a cab driver, drive around in Paris and talk life to a housewife in Capetown baking a pie!! the possibilities are endless!! and if you have noticed Periscope live feed tends to end up on TV channels as well, capturing the live videos of events. (available for free)
Have any of you tried these apps?! if so, I would love your feedback on them and I want to know if you guys have any favorite apps you would recommend?