“Text me your number.” “Friend on Facebook real quick.” “Send me that photo.”
It’s almost assumed that everyone has a smart phone. When someone doesn’t have one, they follow their admission with an excuse like “It broke this morning” or they proclaim an aversion to technology. Both types of people are rare.
In less than ten years, smart phones have completely invaded our lives. We’ve reduced dozens of tasks, methods of communication, and entertainment options into a pocket-sized device. They’ve gone from “wow this is cool” to “I can’t live without it!” in less than a decade.
Apps, of course, are the bundles of software that make your smart phone go. Install an app and you’ve opened yourself to a whole new functionality. Developers are cranking out new apps every day. Some are remakes of popular apps hoping to cash in on their market share, some are improvements on existing technology, and occasionally you get a genuine new idea.
Here are some apps that will change your life.
Perfect for families, this shopping list app lets you share lists, so you can coordinate your buying.
2. Hipstamatic (iOS)
This camera app comes with one of the most advanced photo editors available. It’s designed for creative people who work with photos every day.
Have you ever wanted to reply to a friend’s text with a funny reaction GIF? GIF Keyboard gives you an array of easy-to-access gifs to use any time.
Squeeze in a bit of exercise every day with this app that leads you on a brief, but effective workout.
Short for “if this, then that” is a popular web application now in smart phone app form. It lets you create advanced process between other apps. For example: “If I post a Facebook photo, save it to my Dropbox.”
6. Dealici (iOS)
Everyone likes saving money. Dealici showcases deals of 25-50% off at local restaurants. When more people buy a deal, the deal gets better for everyone.
Burner (in reference to a “burner phone”) gives you a temporary number to text and call from for a limited time. This is great for that friend-of-a-friend you were set up with or the Craigslist ad you responded to.
We could all save a bit more of our money. Acorns helps you save by investing your spare change from each transaction into an investment account.
Interested in wine but never sure what to buy? Delectable gives you all the information you need just by taking a photo of the bottle.
These days, transferring money between people should be easy. Venmo lets you quickly send money to any bank overnight. It makes it easy to split the tab or pay someone back.
Are you using any apps that have changed your life? Let us know!