7.18.2012

Is There An App for That?

Normally, Wednesdays are going to be dedicated to my "Move of the Week" posts, but I am still in the planning process (aka getting together with Adam to take pictures) so that will be starting next week :) I'm really excited about it and I hope you are, too. Look for the first Move of the Week next Wednesday!

Today I want to share with you some iPhone apps that I have been loving.
The apps that I use the most are Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest, but I'm sure most of you already know about those. So these are some of the other apps that have been stealing my attention lately!

Oh and the picture on the left is the app's icon and the picture on the right is a screen shot of the app opened up.

1. Bump
Since I use my phone as my primary camera for blogging (oops, I know) I usually have to email myself the pictures that I want to use or I have to upload them onto iPhoto...both of which are a pain. Well my brother showed me this app and it has been a lifesaver. It's an easy way to transfer multiple photos from your phone to your computer. And you really do "bump" them. You select the photos that you want to put on your computer, go to https://bu.mp/ and tap your phone on your computer's spacebar. Then you drag the picture from the webpage to your desktop and BAM done.


2. Camera Timer
As I mentioned above, my iPhone is what I use to take all of my photos. And usually Adam is the one to take those photos for me. But when I'm in a bind and need pictures right then and Adam isn't around, this app swoops in to save the day. It's basically a self-timer app for the camera. The only downfall is that I don't have an iPhone tripod, but I make due with rigging something up.


3. PicFrame
I use this app just about everyday. Anytime that you see a picture collage that I post on Instagram, I use this app to piece the pictures together. You get to choose different frames to use to suit the amount/size of pictures that you have. There is another app that is similar to this called PicStitch. PicFrame is a little more user friendly in my opinion (it's for those of us who are less techy...).


4. Shazam
Are you ever in the car and a song comes on the radio that you like but you can't figure out who sings it? Or have you ever been walking through a store and wanted to know what song was playing? Well Shazam will have your back. You just tap the screen and it will pick up whatever song is playing and then tell you the name of the song and the artist who sings it. How awesome is that? It's funny, because one time I "Shazamed" a friend's local band to see if it recognized it and it did! Probably because they had their EP on iTunes.


5. Sleep Cycle
I've used this app off & on for about a year. I just recently started using it again. You turn it on while you sleep and put your iPhone in your bed. It tracks how long you slept and tells you what type of sleep you were getting each hour. It doubles as an alarm clock, but there's a catch. You set it for a 30 minute time range and the app's alarm goes off while you are coming out of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep so that you wake up feeling refreshed instead of groggy. It's what's been helping convert me into a morning person!


6. Urbanspoon
If you're like me and my friends, we have the hardest time deciding on a place to go out to eat. EVERY time we sit there for 10+ minutes trying to make a decision. Well thanks to Urbanspoon, we can help narrow our choices down. You can use "shake" mode and random restaurants in your area will pop up. Or you can select a type of food you want and all of those options near you will pop up. You can also select by area or by price range. 



So tell me, what are some of YOUR favorite apps?! I'm always on the hunt for some good ones :)


Keep sending your questions for my upcoming Q&A post! I've got a few good ones so far.
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35 comments:

  1. i need to try that photo bump one! and that sleep app - that seems unbelievable. I am a terrible sleeper and need to see what it says about me!

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  2. I wish I had an iphone!

    Sleep Cycle and Bump sound AWESOME!

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    1. Bump is available on Android,too!! Love that app!! :-)

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  3. Sleep cycle sounds awesome. I will definitely have to download it. :)

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  4. I just downloaded bump and photo timer!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  5. This is seriously a superb post!!! Some I totes agree with your loves... Urbanspoon and PicFrame are two of my faves!! But I sooo didn't know about BUMP or the Self Timer app... so hoorahhhh for sharing those goooorl!! Now off I go playing with my new apps while trying to fall asleep!!

    xoxo, Bev

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  6. I've never even heard of half of these, so I'm super pumped to try them out! Thanks for sharing, girlfriend. You're the best :)

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  7. Bump is awesome! I just discovered it a few days ago.

    Another app I like is Snip Snap, you take pictures of coupons you have and it turns it into a digital copy for you. It also reminds you when they are expiring!

    Only other app I always use is the 24 app to look up group class times :)

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  8. I am now obsessing and downloading both of the first apps! SHUT UP SO FREAKING AWESOME! Reese is going to be so glad there is a self timer he is so not into taking outfit of the day pictures... aka WHY I DONT HAVE ANY!

    WHoop WHOOP thanks for sharing!!

    XO

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  9. I have all of the others- lol! But not the Camera Timer! Great idea- and I am going to get so much use out of that app!

    Thanks!!!

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  10. There's literally an app for EVERYTHING these days! Some of my constant go-to's are WhatsApp (great for communicating FREEly with friends in other countries), Tadaa (which is another photo-filtering tool, similar to Instagram), Pandora (of course) and Yelp for restaurant recs.

    Happy Hump Day!!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  11. Ohh! Great Apps I didn't know about! :)

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  12. These are all really cool! I'm not really into apps (I'm so uncool) Normally I only use pinterest, etsy, and instagram. I think that sleep thing is interesting though! I might have to try that one out
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  13. Are you telling me sleep cycle works for you? I was so tempted to get it recently, but was nervous that it was fake. I seriously want to try it though!

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  14. Red Stamp!! It's this great little app that makes postcards (and you can use your own pictures!) that you can then message, email or send in the mail!! So fun! I send little notes to my husband atleast once a week, and he loves them!

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  15. does Bumnp only work with Macs?

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  16. you. are. a. lifesaver. AHHHH i'm in love with these already!

    Sarah
    sweetnessoflaughter.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the Camera Timer app - I've been messing with it all morning! Thanks!
    Stacy
    http://justbreathe-stacy.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm going to have to check out those last two...especially the sleep on. Interesting!

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  19. downloading the camera time right now! thanks for the tip!

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  20. I LOVE Lemon. It keeps track of all of my receipts and spending habits. You should definitely get it if you are on a budget.

    MB

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  21. I'm going to have to look into this bump app. I use my phone for all of my blog posts too. Would you guess that instagram is my favorite app? ;) haha I also like cross process, and my fitness pal.

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  22. I also take most of my blog photos with my iPhone, and I was just lamenting about how long it takes to send them to my e-mail, etc.

    I think your tip about the Bump app (which I've had on my phone but never used) will probably be life-changing - or at least blog-changing, lol!

    Thank you so much for the great tips!

    - Sara

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  23. This post makes me realize that I really need an iPhone in my life! Super jealous! :)

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  24. I too use my iPhone for a lot of my photos on the blog! I am downloading those timer and bump apps NOW! Thanks for these awesome tips :)

    xoxo Teresa

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  25. Thanks for showing us the Bump app! Putting pictures on the blog from my phone via emails is seriously the worst part of my blogging adventures. I am SO happy to hear about this app!

    Thanks for all the fun tips on apps :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  26. Great post!!! :) I've been thinking of running an entry on iPhone apps and you did it spectacularly! :) I also love the app Cinemagram, just for watching cool videos! Its hard to explain how it works but download it and see! It's really cool.

    Evani
    simplyevani@gmail.com

    P.S. I do all my blog photos via iPhone too. I just don't have the money for a DSLR right now!

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  27. totally downloading bump and sleep cycle. excited to try them out!

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  28. So glad you mentioned the top three! I'm off to download those NOW. Shazam has been completely awesome since I discovered it about a year or ago. LOVE love.

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  29. I just discovered bump and I LOVE IT! Use it all the time now! Also I've been looking for an app that would identify songs, so thank you. And lastly, that Sleep Cycle app looks really neat! I'll have to try it out! :)

    Thanks for all these fun apps friend! :)

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  30. ahhh I love sleep cycle.
    My favourite app is bingo bash because I'm addicted to bingo, but my favourite USEFUL app is flipboard -- it's where I get all my random news in one place!

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  31. Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for new apps. That sleep cycle app looks fascinating.

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  32. Oh, those crafty apps.

    What's the app for sending love to you? Is there an app for that?

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  33. I use the majority of these apps but I just downloaded sleep cycle, camera timer, and bump!!! I'm so excited to try them out. I also love soundhound...it's similar to shazam but it also gives you lyrics!!! I'm always singing so I love having the lyrics to songs!!! I also love around me.

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  34. Hey Girl! Thanks for the heads up with the Bump App! I used it to upload a whole bunch of photos taken on my trip! Now i gotta download PicFrame and try that out too!

    Thanks for the helpful tips!
    -Simone

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