Sunday, November 30, 2014

Top 20 Favorite Apps: 2014

Hey everyone! I made a list of my 20 favorite apps. I have a white iPhone 5 so if you just got an iPhone or are looking for some apps to get, keep reading. By the way, these are in no particular order. All these apps are free, unless I say otherwise in their descriptions. 

Games:

1) High School Story

In this game, you make a character then start a high school. It has a story line with quests a long the way and as you get more students you can name them and dress them up too. 

2) Circle

This game is similar to Flappy Bird in the sense that you have to tap the screen to avoid obstacles. I like this better though because there are challenges — collect x number of diamonds in a game, score x number of points, or break x number of diamonds. It's keeps it from getting boring. 

3) Clash of the Clans 

In Clash of the Clans you set up your village, designing it however you want and you can play in the story mode where you fight goblins or you can battle against other players. It's a lot of fun. 

4) Dumb Way to Die & Dumb Ways to Die 2
These games were made to increase awareness about being safe around trains. It's filled with different little games that test your reaction time and speed. 

Life:

5) Gratitude365

Gratitude365 is an app you have to pay for, but I think it's worth it. Everyday you can put in what your thankful for and you can include a picture. My favorite part is there's a calender and listing view so you can look at it and see how much you really are thankful for and you can see all the fun times you had throughout the year. 

6) Birthdays 

Birthdays is pretty basic but useful. You can enter in people's birthdays and it'll show a listing starting with the peoples birthdays that are soonest and highlights the ones that are in a few days. Simple, but great. 

7) Nike+ Running 

I love Nike+ Running. I use it when I got for walks or runs. You can use it on the treadmill or outside and you can listen to your music through the app and set power songs. It has GPS so you can see where you ran and where you ran the fastest. 

8) Google Documents 

If you have a google account this is a good app for your phone or iPad. You can type up documents and because they're on your google account you can access them on your computer too. I haven't tried the Word or Pages apps yet, but I plan to get those. Let me know which your favorite document app is in the comments. 

Shopping/Money:

9) Shopkicks 

I've used Shopkicks for over a year now and like it a lot. You can walk into stores and scan items to get points then you can use those points to get gift cards. I've already gotten a few Target and iTunes ones. If you get this app, it would be awesome if you got it through my referral link ( Click here ) if you go through that link I get matched 50% off the points you earn in the first two weeks. You can do the same & invite your friends to get points too. 

10) Cartwheel 

If you shop at Target a lot like I do, this is a must. Cartwheel is an app by Target that has coupons like 5-50% off certain items. 

11) RetailMeNot 

I think we've all heard the ads on Pandora for RetailMeNot, I didn't think it would actually work. I tried it and have used it a few times, it's worked every time. I've gotten good coupons and it helped me find Black Friday deals. The only thing is with some of their online coupons just looks at any comments first to see if anyone said it didn't work. 

12) Starbucks 

If you drink Starbucks a lot, then you probably have their rewards card/gift card. This app you can put your gift card in and pay with it, get rewards, and get those free songs and apps they give every week. 

13) Pink Nation 

Pink Nation by Victoria's Secret is a cool app. It has the weather with a PINK dog and it has sales, plus you can put PINK filters on your pics. 

14) H&M 

This one is awesome if you shop at H&M. Basically this app is just to shop and you can order stuff through it, but I didn't know they had an app till recently. 

Pic Editing:

15) Aviary 

Aviary is a photo editing app that has filters, frames, blemish corrector, red eye, overlays, stickers, you can make memes, add color splashes, etc. I haven't used a lot of editing apps, but I tried a few and I've liked this one best. I also use the editing that comes with the phone a lot. 

16) Pic Collage 

Pic Collage is how I make any collages and outfits you see on the blog. It's pretty easy to use and I use it a lot. 

Social Media:

17) Pinterest 

Pinterest if you haven't already heard of it, is basically an app where you can find pictures of recipes, DIYs, outfits, workouts, etc. and pin them to boards. Here's the link for my blogs pinterest, click here

Studying:

18) 30/30 

I talked about 30/30 in my Study Tips post, but it's a time management app that let's you put in how long you want to spend on each thing then it dings when it's time to move onto the next thing. It helps me keep moving and get a lot done. 

19) Duolingo 


This one I also talked about in my Study Tips post. It's a fun way to learn a new language & it's helped me a lot. You can learn German, Italian, Irish, Dutch Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Danish. 

20) Quizlet 

Quizlet is a flash card app, they also have a site. You can make your own flash cards or search for ones other people have made. It has quizzes and drills to help you memorize your flash cards faster. 

Those are my 20 favorite apps right now, comment below if you want me to do another one of these in the future when I've tried different apps. Also, comment below what your favorite app is! 

- Serena 

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