So, Kya gave me the idea to do this. Thanks Kya. 🙂
I thought I would talk about the apps I use on my phone and why. It’s always interesting to me to see what other people use so be sure to tell me some of you most used apps in the comments. Over all I’m not much of a app user although after making this list I realized I used more than I thought. I try to keep my phone clear of too much clutter, but there are a few that I cannot do without. Keep in mind, I do not use a iPhone so some of these are for android users only. Sorry!
SwiftKey Keyboard – This is one of those Android only apps. I’m not completely sure on this but I think it is because you don’t have the option to customize keyboards on iphones. I really like this app enough to spend a little money on it. I can set up my keyboard to any color and size that I want. It also learns my way of speaking and most common words over the time I use it. So I have less times of my phone trying to auto correct me to things I did not mean. Such as using foreign words and so on so forth. I’m a terrible texter so this has really helped me.
Password Safe – I can’t remember if I paid for this or not. I think there might be a paid version and free version. Something like that… anyway, it is exactly what you think it is. It keeps all my passwords safe for me so that I don’t have to try to remember each and every one of them. Ever since my job started to make me change my passwords every 90 days it got harder and harder to remember which password was which so this really saved my ass. I was using another one before but when my phone had issues it didn’t transfer over well so this one has been a lot more secure.
The Moash University LOW FODMAP – If you have been reading my blog any then you know that I work on a LOW FODMAP diet. Though, to be honest, it has not been going well lately. This app helps me to keep track of the foods I can and can’t eat. This app is not free though and they do have free ones but this app updates regularly and has the most help when it comes to figuring out if a food is safe or not. The others tend to get out of date because things and rules change plus the FODMAP diet is one of those that you have to adjust to your own stomach issues. One size does not fit all.
Out of Milk – This is my ultimate list app. I mostly use it when I think of things I need to buy so I don’t forget about it later. Such as groceries and things like that. However you can now make categories and keep other lists. Strangely enough, I cannot find any good medication list apps so this one works perfect for me. I can type in what I want and if it changes I just have to delete from the list rather than redo the whole thing.
Zedge – The best place to get ringtones for my phone. Thanks to an old co-worker this has been one of my favorite discoveries. Sometimes I get a little out of hand with the songs I DL and have to go and clean out my phone later. Haha. You can also download wallpapers and games but I don’t tend to use those features.
Super Bright LED Flashlight – Exactly what it sounds like. It is handy for me as a computer tech, sometimes crawling under a desk and trying to see behind the computer is too dark and most of those times I never have a flashlight so my phone comes in handy with this app.
Tip N Split – This is the best app when I go out to eat to try and figure out and fair and decent tip to give people. It will do it based off of percentage and price. It will also split it up if you are going with a group of people. When I’m out to eat I do not want to do math but I do want to tip people well so this it a life savor.
VMware Horizon – This is an app/client that lets you access your virtual desktop anywhere. The one on my phone is not the easiest to use but when I’m in a pinch and need to get on my work computer this works wonders. If you are not sure what I mean by virtual – at my job we have been changing over from regular physical towers to virtual ones. We buy these terminals that people can sign into like a normal computer, but it actually logs them into our servers. There are persistent machines and non-persistent which basically means you have one that you can make changes too and keep and the other is randomized when you log in. This is so handy when I have to go on call. Instead of dragging my laptop home and around with me and connecting to an unstable VPN I can just download the client on my computer at home and sign into it like I would a computer at work.
Mr. Number – This guy helps me block telemarketers, creditors and any other number I do not want to keep calling me. A lot of the time it will also give me info on a number that I’m not sure is bad or not. You can see reviews on other people who got calls from said number.
WeatherBug – I can check the weather to know if I’m going to need a coat or not when I go outside. Haha. I know you can do this online at any computer but I like to know as soon as I wake up so I can be prepared for the day. This one tells you for the hour and not just the day.
Alarm Clock Extreme Free and Timer – This is pretty much what it says. It’s my favorite one of the free ones. I have tried a few. It works perfectly for me to wake up in the morning for work. I can choose any of my ringtones so it is nice to have songs instead of just loud beeps to wake up too.
That’s it! Of course I do use Social Media apps but there is no need to mention those. You can see what Social media I’m on by visiting my network page. Haha