Thursday, July 16, 2015

You Need These Apps!

Yay! A non-baby related post. I know there are some of you out there that are saying, "Thank you Jesus!" Well, don't get too used to it. I kinda am in love with being a mommy blogger. Anyways, I have a fun post in store for you today.

-------------------------------------------------

Don't ask me why, but I've had a hankering for exploring new apps on my phone lately. So today's blog post is bringing you my recent favorite apps, and asking that you share your favorites! Try to think outside of the box and share new apps that not everyone knows about (for example, everyone has heard of My Fitness Pal, Pinterest, and Instagram). Anyways, here are my favorites!

The Wonder Weeks
Thanks to Jen and my sister for recommending this app. It has been a life saver. I even downloaded the e-book to my iPhone so I can read more in depth about Kensie's development. Per the iPhone app store, the app "describes in-depth ... incredible developmental changes your baby goes through." The reason it was recommended to me was because there was one day (around 4.5 weeks old) that Kensie had an extremely fussy day, which is totally out of her character. Well, it turns out, that she was experiencing a mental development, which can be a scary thing for newborns, who don't understand our world. If you have a newborn, or once you do have a newborn, I definitely recommend this app!

IF
My hubby recommend this app and it is so cool! He is super techy and he always surprises me with his ability to stay updated on new gadgets/apps. Basically, the app can easily be explained by "if this, then that." You've heard that saying before, right? Well, the app has really neat "recipes" for you to utilize. For example, one thing that I have set up on my IF account is if I take a picture on my phone, then save it to my google drive. Per the iPhone app store, some popular ways to use the app would be to: 1) Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos, 2) Turn your Nest Thermostat down when you leave home, or 3) Get an email when a new apartment matches your Craigslist search. Anyways, there are tons of ways to use this app, and I highly recommend it!

Instacart
My friend from church, Nikki, told me about this app. I haven't actually used it, but I love the idea of it SO MUCH that it's on my list of favorite new apps. In a nutshell, it's a grocery delivery service. I know there are several services out there for this, but for some reason this one is my favorite. I am obsessed with the idea of having my groceries delivered to me, especially now that I've got a newborn. And the best part? Your first delivery is free. You better believe I will be using this app soon to get my free delivery. 

ReceiptPal & Receipt Hog
I learned about these apps from Saving with Shellie, which I have claimed before is one of my favorite blogs of all time. As you can read from that site, both of these apps are meant for you to earn points just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts. Eventually, once you get enough points, you can trade it in for gift cards to places like Amazon or PayPal. I'm obsessed. 

-------------------------------------------------

Okay people. Now that you know my favorite recent apps, what are yours?

6 comments:

  1. I have never heard of any of these apps, I will have to check them out!!! I don't really have any new ones to share but I love playing Trivia Crack, and I downloaded Layout which allows you to tailor collage photos for Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I haven't heard of any of these either but If sounds really cool! This one is so boring but I just discovered Dropbox and it's been life changing when it comes to managing my photos!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love The Wonder Weeks and IF, which btw the IF app was created by one of my childhood friends and also i had the biggest crush on him til forever!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Wonder Weeks is definitely a great app! I wish I had found it earlier! I was about 2-3 months in when I found it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I absolutely love Instacart! It's so convenient and saves me from impulse buying. I have my staples delivered every 2-3 weeks and they're delivered right to my front door. Let me know if you need a referral code to have your first delivery be free.

    ReplyDelete