This past Christmas I received an iPad. To say I was ecstatic would be an understatement! This is a piece of technology that I always wanted, but never purchased for myself. My family has three, so whenever I needed one I just borrowed one of theirs! But having my own is clearly better! I use it for every day browsing, fun (I’m addicted to Pet Rescue Saga…guilty), and to remain organized. Over the past few months I downloaded some apps that I have now deemed as must haves! If you don’t have these, I highly suggest you downloading them & giving them a try.
Evernote (free): Evernote is perfect for taking notes on the go. I am one of those people that are constantly writing ideas that I have throughout the day on random pieces of paper. The problem with that is that my papers often get tossed as I attempt to organize or get lost, in turn making me forget my ideas. Evernote is the perfect place to write down all of the ideas I have! It has different “notebooks” for you to organize your notes. I have a work notebook, blog notebook, and personal notebook. The best features of this app is that it automatically syncs your notes to your iPad, iPhone & Mac if you have the app downloaded on those devices.
Retro (free): If you find yourself scrolling through Instagram endlessly, then this is one app you need! Retro for Instagram offers a few different ways to view your feed (which is ideal when trying to catch up after a day of work). It also gives you detailed notifications, which I like. Everything about this app is seamless and visually pleasing.
Next Issue (free): I have a love/hate relationship with magazines. I love to read them when I have time, but I hate spending money on them. They eventually just pile up on my nightstand collecting dust. My stepdad let me in on this awesome app over Christmas. It is perfect for any magazine lover. Next Issue is a free download, but it is a monthly charge. You can purchase a subscription for $9.99 for unlimited downloads of over 115 magazines every month (including back issues you may have missed!) or $14.99 for a subscription to over 150 magazines that include all the weeklies! Even if you only download two magazines a month this app easily pays for itself! I have all of my favorites saved and they download new issues automatically when they come out….amazing.
Hootsuite (free): Social media is great….until it becomes overwhelming. Too many accounts to manage can be quite a dilemma! Hootsuite allows you to manage your social media channels by scheduling posts throughout the day. Since I have a full time job I can’t be on social media during work, but I still want to be active & produce content, so I will queue tweets about new blog posts, links I like, etc. to post! It helps because I’m active, but can also focus on my work during the day!
Blogsy ($4.99): I rarely blog on my iPad, but there have been a few rare occasions where I have done so. The blogger iPad app is just plain terrible. It crashes often, and a lot of the functions don’t work. Every time I have used it my posts have been formatted weird or didn’t post at all! I was searching the app store when I happened upon Blogsy. It was $4.99, so I was hesitant to pay for an app I knew nothing about. I read the reviews, almost all positive, so decided to give it a try. The functions on this app are so great and ideal for every aspect of blogging. If you’re wanting to blog more on the go, this is definitely an app to try!
Be sure to let me know if you have any must have apps that you love! Or if you try these let me know what you think!