The internet is awash with curated selections & recommendations of iPhone apps.
So when someone asked me for app recommendations, I found the question slightly out of place.
But when two more people asked me the same question in a very short space of time I started to wonder…
Could there be something that these collections are missing? The more likely conclusion is that people prefer more personalised App recommendations.
For all my friends and acquaintances reading this blog I’ve assembled a list of app recommendations (all apps are free unless stated otherwise):
- LifeLock (Personal Finance; formerly Lemon Wallet): Since it’s probably safe to assume that you have your phone on hand more than your wallet, Life Lock lets you scan and store all your bank cards & IDs for easy access when completing online transactions, bookings, etc. I’ve even used it en lieu of my driving license to get into a club once!
- Swipes (Productivity): Hands down the best To Do app I’ve tried. Nothing beats the satisfaction of swiping away completed tasks (or rescheduling them for another day).
- 5By (Video Concierge): Developed by the good people of StumbleUpon, it provides recommendations based on personal interest, mood, and even based on the time of the day or week!
- Pocket (Reading): Like Evernote (see below), the usefulness and convenience of Pocket cannot be put into words
- Strava (Fitness): While Nike+ is more intuitive overall, Strava caters to more hardcore athletes. The main reason I use it is to keep up with my sister who is a dedicated triathlete. Also, what other app can boast a ‘Suffer Score’?
- Reflexology (Health): Only if you’re into that sort of thing… Also good for exploiting other people’s pains and weak spots on the go
- ChefsFeed (Food & Dining): A restaurant guide curated by chefs! Initially mobile only, they now have a proper website as well. Currently expanding into the UK (London for now), so definitely worth keeping an eye on for the future.
- Adobe Ideas (Productivity): Got an idea? Sketch it out on your phone and sync with any app in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Highly entertaining (for me at least).
- Keynote Remote (Productivity): Present to impress. The only app I’ve ever paid for. Enough said.
- Tumblr (Social Media): Solid and seamless. And the reason I started Meals in Front of the Computer. Out of all the iOS apps developed by the major social media networks, the Tumblr app is probably the best one.
Bonus: Evernote. Because Word is soo 2001. If you haven’t use it before, download it now!!
And as for the weather, you don’t need an app. Just ask Drake.
Hope you find my recommendations useful!