My Favorite Things: iPhone 5 Addition

About a month ago, I finally traded in my outdated Blackberry for a shiny iPhone 5. I was overly excited and couldn’t wait to download a bunch of apps. My friends and family provided several recommendations but I wanted to experience my new toy all on my own.

After playing around and trying out lots of apps, my top three are listed below:

Feedly: Jessica Lawlor and Gini Dietrich both sparked my interest in Feedly when Google Reader disappeared. So when I got my new phone, this was one of the first apps I downloaded. Feedly allows you to subscribe to different blogs and lists out each day’s posts. My inbox is now less cluttered without subscription emails and I can quickly scroll through posts on my favorite blogs. It’s easy to save posts or click to the website for more information.

iphone52. SoundCloud: Music lovers everywhere must download this app! You can find pretty much any song and more importantly any remix on SoundCloud. You follow other users who fall into your stream that updates regularly. Once you like a song, it becomes part of your profile, creating the ultimate playlist. Only downfall is it sucks up a lot of your battery so make sure you’re fully charged before using it.

Snapchat: I know there has been controversy over Snapchat, but I’ve fallen in love with this app. With friends and family sprinkled all over the east coast, Snapchat lets us connect in a fun, exciting way. The time limit to view a picture makes it feel like a game. I can check my friend’s new outfit or see my little cousin’s new puppy. While the picture does go away, people have been known to screen shot pictures and save them. If someone sends an inappropriate picture, it can be saved, causing all sorts of issues. But that’s not the app’s fault. Just don’t send anything inappropriate.

These apps have made both my professional and personal life easier and more fun. I’m so glad I finally became a member of Team iPhone! What are your favorite apps? Any opinions on the ones listed above?

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5 thoughts on “My Favorite Things: iPhone 5 Addition

  1. Jessica Lawlor May 23, 2013 at 8:40 am Reply

    Thanks for the shoutout! Glad you’re loving Feedly! 🙂

  2. ejascani May 23, 2013 at 8:58 am Reply

    I love my social media apps, obvs as well as Spotify radio. I also use RunKeeper or Map My Run which track your mileage and allow you to choose playlists through the app. Drains your battery a little but I don’t run THAT far 🙂 Also, I’m in love with Maps on iPhone 5. Foolproof.

  3. Alex Crispino May 23, 2013 at 9:14 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing Em! I’ve been wanting to check out Spotify and plan to. Map my Run sounds awesome and I definitely use it in the future. Totally agreed on the iPhone 5 maps! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. Gini Dietrich (@ginidietrich) May 28, 2013 at 9:01 am Reply

    I have a love/hate relationship with Snapchat…for the very reason you describe. A few months ago, I showed my college-aged cousin how a screen grab can ruin her reputation (because she was sending inappropriate photos) and you would have thought I stole her pony.

  5. Alex Crispino May 28, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply

    It is true…Snapchat can be very fun or ruin your life. Personally, I just don’t understand why people send inappropriate pictures but maybe that’s just me. It’s a good thing you showed your cousin even if she wasn’t trilled about it! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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