30 Apps I Can’t Live Without

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Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest

I call them the magic
trio.

I use these apps on a regular basis, almost every hour.
Twitter and Instagram are probably my go-to morning apps, just so I can catch
up on the world and lifestyle news. Twitter is where I like to complain about
everything and anything, whereas Instagram is where I cyber-stalk other
bloggers and lust after makeup. Pinterest is the more creative app, helping me
build my boards and store ideas whenever I like. It’s quite dangerous for me
because I can spend an entire day on one board if I am really inspired to find
more images. I even have boards for each room in my dream house. I’m not a keen
Facebook user, although I do have an account, I don’t use the app!

OneDrive, Google
Maps, My O2, Microsoft Apps & Calendar

The informative
important ones.

Apps like this tend to keep my life in check. OneDrive is
one of my favourite apps from transferring blog posts and photos between my
iPhone/iPad and computers. Both my desktop and laptop are Windows, so I can
share my files across everything. I use the Microsoft apps like Word, Powerpoint
and Excel for blogging and work, so being able to sync documents between
devices and work on the go is so helpful! Google Maps is ideal for a good SatNav
on a tricky drive. My O2 is a recent app I bought so I could keep track of how
much data I have left (even though I never seem to run out) and my bill each
month. The iPhone calendar is basically my life backup – with the reminders,
Travel Time feature and inbox, I never forget a thing!

Amazon, ASOS &
Next

For my shopaholic
side.

I love to shop online, and for me it’s a lot easier to do
when I don’t have to do much. Amazon is a favourite for this because all I need
is a fingerprint to buy whatever I can find (and there’s so much to find on
there). ASOS and Next are the stores I shop at the most, and are the stores I
think have the strongest mobile apps. I love that you can save items on ASOS’
app and they’ll be there until you decide to buy them. The one thing I adore
about Next’s app is that the browsing is just so easy! It’s quick and
responsive, and you can even turn your device sideways to flick through a
catalogue.

MyFitnessPal & Runkeeper

They keep me in
health.

MyFitnessPal is like a personal trainer for me. One of the
biggest struggles regarding diet for me is snacking – I love sweet treats and
will nibble away without remorse. With MyFitnessPal, I have to log everything I
eat, and feel much worse about including chocolate fudge cake to the list,
which usually knocks my calories allowance into the red zone. MyFitnessPal can
be linked with other Under Amour apps too. Runkeeper has been a favourite of
mine for as long as I can remember, because it was basically the first app of
its kind. I don’t run every day, but you can switch the setting to ‘walk’ which
is just as good. The app sends me emails and notifications every so often to
keep me motivated too. Despite having different developers, Runkeeper and
MyFitnessPal can be linked and they will share the same data.

We Heart It, Motivation (by Monkey
Taps) & Tumblr

My source of
inspiration.

I recently downloaded We Heart It after a blogger
recommended it to me and love the inspiration it provides! The images on there
are great to use for backgrounds and wallpapers – perfect! Motivation is an app
I recently tweeted about and installed after falling into a blogging rut. The
app provides one motivation quote a day, but also has the setting to notify you
with different quotes throughout the day, which I think is genius! Tumblr is an
obvious source of inspiration because it’s a never ending feed of magic. Not
only does it motivate me to step up my Instagram game, but also blog more and
more!

Spotify, iPlayer Radio
& Soundcloud

The perfect way to
find new music.

Discovering new music is one of my favourite things to do. I
have a really broad taste in music, and will listen to any track with a good
beat, impressive use of instruments and amazing voice. Spotify is used for easy
access to albums without having to buy them all. I love to wake up to the radio
so iPlayer’s alarm setting is the perfect tool for me. With Soundcloud, it’s
really easy to discover new artists and slowly build your own playlist for each
occasion. There are quite a lot of covers on Soundcloud, which are nice to hear
because you can see how truly talented some people are.

Pigment, BuzzFeed, YouTube
& Netflix (obviously)!

The key to making bus
journeys that little bit shorter.

Pigment came into my life after buying a colour book and
getting a hand cramp from scribbling for so long. I discovered the app and an
advertisement and decided to give it a go – it’s so cool and so easy to use!
BuzzFeed is one of the best sites to get lost in, it’s a little bit like Tumblr
but makes me laugh a lot more. From quizzes to showbiz news, BuzzFeed has it
all. I’m always tweeting about wasting my time on YouTube and I think life will
always be this way – there’s so much on there! I have too many subscriptions to
count, so each morning I wake up to a whole new list of videos to watch. I talk
about Nextflix on this blog more than I talk about fashion – it’s like a
lifestyle for me. Netflix has recently stepped up their game and started adding
a wider variety of shows and films to indulge in, making those miserable bus
journeys a little lighter.

Monopoly, Crazy Taxi,
Tiny Wings & The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The ultimate
boredom-fixers.

It’s not often I get time to be bored, but when I am, I have
a tiny folder on my phone to store some pretty awesome games. Monopoly and
Crazy Taxi are two old school games I was obsessed with as a child and still
find entertaining now. Tiny Wings was introduced to me by Jenna Marbles and
took over my life Candy Crush style – all I wanted to do was play! Likewise,
Tapped Out is a story progression game that never ends. The one thing I really
like is that it’s always updating and bringing something new, the game changes
for each season and has themes throughout – you can never finish it because
there’s so much to collect! All of these games are time-consuming which is what
I look for as I’m a flake and tend to give up easy.

VSCO, Snapchat and Layout

For making photos more
fun.

As mentioned, I really want to step up my Instagram game
because it’s like a first impression to my blog (go ahead and follow me if you
like *wink wink*). VSCO is number one in my eyes, the filters are so much fun
to play around with – HB2 is certainly a favourite. Snapchat is an app that
took some getting used to, but I absolutely adore the filters that make you
look 10 times prettier or 30 times uglier. It’s definitely a great tool for
documenting my day, and creating memories. I don’t user Layout that often but
it’s handy for when I need it. I used to use Diptic for collages but I’ve found
Layout is a little easier and quicker.

What are your favourite apps? What can’t you live without?

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