When I counted today I had about 80 apps and games installed on my iPhone. A big chunk of those are games my kids downloaded and play while we are waiting or on long car rides. I have no clue how to play Dino Rush nor do I have any desire to learn how. Of those 80 or so apps I use about 11 on a regular basis and would consider them my favorites.
Apps I Use on a Daily Basis
Remember the Milk (RTM) – This is the system I use to keep track of my tasks and I use the premium version so that I can sync it with Microsoft Outlook. I check it every day in the morning when I begin working through my morning routines and then at periodic times throughout the day.
Lose It! – I am trying to lose a few pounds that I gained since turning 40 and I find this app really helpful in keeping track of the foods I eat, the exercise I have done, and the progress I am making toward reaching my goal weight. When I get off track though, this is the app I like the least….
Calendar – I just use the standard calendar app that came installed on my iPhone and sync it with my calendar on Microsoft Outlook every week during my weekly review. I review it every morning to help me orient me to my day and if I am heading out to a meeting use it to look up the address of where I am going (I always write the address directly into the calendar entry via the Location field).
Messages – I have teenagers. Do I need to say more? In all honesty, texting is a lot easier in some cases to communicate with friends and my husband and I use it frequently.
Podcasts – I listen to a lot of podcasts either while working out, walking, or cleaning my house. I love learning new things and I find podcasts a great way to do that and a good way to distract me from how much I really don’t want to be cleaning my house .
Facebook – I check in a couple times of day and find the app on my phone a convenient way to do that.
Apps I Use, Just not Everyday
Chase Mobile Banking – I really like this app because it lets me make check deposits without ever leaving my home and keep an eye on our account balances.
Dropbox – I love Dropbox and use it to store files that I may need while away from my computer or share with friends or people who I am working with on a project.
Waterlogged – I don’t drink as much water as I should, so I am trying to get into the habit of drinking more and this app helps me do that by letting me track my water intake each day.
Notes – This is the standard Note app that came on my iPhone and I use it to keep notes on things I need to remember, but don’t necessarily fit in RTM. Things like books I want to read, my kids’ student ID numbers, our Wi-Fi password, etc.
What are your favorite apps?