my new favorite apps

A couple of weeks ago, I finally joined the iWorld. Which means I can check my email when I'm not at home. Crazy, right?
Now when I'm wanting to know/accomplish/waste time on something, I usually think, "I bet there's an app for that."

And you know what? There usually is. These are my new faves:

PrayerNotes: A great way to organize requests and answered prayers. It's even great for this pen and paper girl.

The Night Sky: This is the only app I've purchased because it's SO STINKING COOL. You hold it up to the sky and it tells you what you are looking at - stars, constellations, planets, galaxies, and even satellites. I totally geek out.

Byline: The best blog reader I've found. All you do is connect it to your Google Reader account. Or whichever RSS reader you use.

GroupMe: My bestie Ash first introduced us to the world of group texts. With friends and family spread out over so many different states, it's one of my most-treasured pieces of technology. You can just use it through the regular messages app, but GroupMe seems to make it a little easier. The app will bypass your normal texts so that you don't get every message twice.

Dictionary: Pretty simple. Love the word of the day and the thesaurus even more!

Houzz: It's like a well curated Pinterest only for interior design. Endless photos to support my endless keyword search. If we ever build a house, I will have to limit my time here. Seriously.

Flowerwheel Lite: Because it's free and because I can never get enough flowers!

Zillow: With a plan to buy a house in the somewhat near future, this guy helps me get to know the real estate of our new area.

Pinterest: Duh.

FreeQuotes: Because I'm a sucker for motivational quotes! There seems to be lots, and I like how you can search by author.

Hobby Lobby: I'm always getting on the computer to check the weekly flyer and to print out that beloved 40% off coupon. Now both are right on my phone! I've used the e-coupon. All you have to do is tell the cashier the 4-digit code. Easy peasy!

And if you have an iPad...iFontMaker! Absolutely the coolest app ever. A splurge [for me] at $6.99 and definitely worth it. You make your own fonts which are then easily used in Microsoft Word or Photoshop.
I'm hooked!
If you have any favorites that I'm missing out on, I'd love to know. Help this new kid out!


  1. definitely going to check out ifontmaker!! How cool!

    An app you need: RunPee (free!) it tells you the best times to go run and pee during movies that are showing in theaters! And it gives you a summary of what you will miss!! I LOVE IT

    1. That is hilarious! And brilliant. Downloading!

  2. Thanks for sharing these!  I have such boring apps!!

    I love pinterest but why can't I figure out Houzz?  Do you follow people or just search for stuff? 

    1. I mainly just search. You can be really specific because there are so many pictures. If you create an account, you can add them to different inspiration boards.

  3. Great list! Other than Pinterest I've never heard of any of
    these other apps, so I'll definitely have to check them out! I'm particularly
    interested in that Hobby Lobby app too. I had no idea they had one, and I
    absolutely love that place. I don't really have too many favorite apps on my
    phone but the ones I do enjoy are: Turtles, Huh?, Facebook, TurboCollage, DISH
    Remote Access, Chase, Pandora, and an app for my car payment. They all come in
    handy too, but I mostly use DISH Remote Access since I'm always on the go for
    my job. I load up tons of TV shows and movies to my DVR and now that my
    coworker at DISH got me a Sling Adapter, I'm able to use the app to watch all
    of those recordings or live TV anywhere I go in the world. It's especially nice
    when I know a favorite show of mine is airing and I'm stuck half way across the
    country! :)