Tuesday, 3 March 2015

My 5 Most Used Apps

Aside from the extremely obvious... instagram, twitter, bloglovin', blogger, facebook...

1. Afterlight - you've probably seen a million bloggers suggest this, and I know that can make me skeptical, but honestly this is so worth the 79p! I actually prefer to edit photos on this if they were taken on my phone rather than upload them to the computer to edit.
2. Calender - one that comes with most phones! I couldn't live without it though. It has my uni timetable synced to it and so if I'm making appointments or meetings or just planning study I always fill it into the calender on my phone.
3. Buffer - this was another relatively recent discovery of mine. Also available to use on the computer. Buffer is where you can schedule multiple tweets, so a very good tool for bloggers who want to promote their work more but don't have time to be constantly tweeting during the day.
4. Moment - the only other app apart from Afterlight that I paid for. It's kind of ironic, it tracks how much time you're spending on your phone. Which I really needed 'cos I was spending my time glued to my phone. It works as long as you keep it on haha, sometimes when I don't want to be reminded 'cos I'm having a bad day I switch it off... and I'm spending a lot more time on my phone because of the next app...
5. CLASH OF CLAAAAAANS! Not the first time I've mentioned it on the blog (I mentioned it in my last post). It's a game, it's free. You basically build up your camp, collecting elixir and gold battling goblins and other clans. I'm not sure if there are higher aims than that, there probably are, but I don't know them yet 'cos it's still early days!

Do you use any of these apps? Are you as reliant on some apps as I am? I think it's great that I can carry around a calender in my pocket! And I don't have to even think about tweeting if I'm busy! And I love a good war game.

17 comments :

  1. I use buffer, more so on the computer but nonetheless it's helpful! I love it for scheduling my posts and sometimes I totally forget I've scheduled a post (like today) really helps with time management! One of my friends have wanted me to get into Pinterest but I can't but I downloaded that recently! I'm thinking about downloading Netflix app too!


    Ellen,
    Http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  2. I love being able to schedule tweets - so helpful, although I use tweetdeck to schedule out mine. I love having the Netflix app on my phone, mainly because I can control our TV through it and that just amuses me too much lol.

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  3. I was using tweetdeck but I moved over to buffer at the beginning of the month, I really like it!

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  4. Haha yeah need to use moment and try and use my phone less! I have afterlight but haven't figured it all out yet - need to give it another go! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  5. I keep hearing about Afterlight, I will have to see if it is available on my windows phone. I like scheduling tweets but I could never do it on my phone, just my computer. I'm not regular with it though so only a couple times a week lol! x

    Amy at Amy & More

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  6. I love buffer too,it's one of my favourite apps.Great post :)

    Valentina from http://fashionwithvalentina.blogspot.com

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  7. I use the website version of Buffer, but haven't downloaded the app yet. I tried Afterlight once but didn't enjoy it. Maybe the Android version is different than the iOS one? Because I don't think it's that good. Or maybe that's just me, though.


    Love, Dara
    holadarla.com

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  8. Oh I love buffer! But I only use it on my laptop. But it's really great!
    Jade x

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  9. Yeh I sometimes use it on the computer, but I tend to schedule tweets before i go to sleep or first thing when I wake up and I have my phone right next to me :) so helpful! I still haven't got into pinterest either, let me know how that goes ;) and I have the Netflix app but haven't used it yet!

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  10. I tried tweetdeck but couldn't get the hang of it, I think my computer was glitching out though so I might try it again :) ah I didn't know you could control the TV with it!? How do you do that?

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  11. I tried tweetdeck but didn't get along great with it, buffer is just nice and easy to use.

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  12. I should turn it on more, especially seeing as I paid for it :P I always adjust the exposure on afterlight, it's the only editing software I've used, including on computer, where I feel I can effectively adjust the exposure!

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  13. Afterlight is great, I always use it now :) I tend to schedule my tweets before I go to sleep or as soon as I wake up so it's easier for me to do it from my phone :)

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  14. It's super useful! Thank you Valentina :D

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  15. The app is great too, I use both depending on if my laptop is around or not! Hhm maybe, I haven't seen it used on Android so you could be right. I love changing the exposure on it, for me it's the best editing software I've tried!

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  16. It's useful as an app too if you can get it on your phone for when your laptop isn't around, it's great that it's available on the computer or as an app!

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  17. I think it only works with certain devices (we stream through our DVD player but it doesn't work with our Wii) and you have to connect your phone with the same wifi/internet source as your device that you use for streaming Netfix for them to sync. Then you basically just use your phone as another remote. It's pretty handy.

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