Five Apps I’m Loving Lately
I always love seeing what other apps people are using and I’ve gotten a few really great recommendations over the past year, so I thought I’d share a few that I’m loving (and using) lately.
Moment will track how much time you are spending on your phone daily. It runs in the background (so don’t turn it off or it can’t track) and I’m sometimes flat out shocked by the results. I will say I do use my phone a lot for work. But I also can see a big difference in Moment when I’m making an effort to limit my time on Instagram (the biggest time suck for me because I’m not much of a gamer). I personally love tracking things, like steps I take in a day, but it has to be EASY so this app makes that possible. If you’re looking to limit your screen time more, download this app and get ready for the daily guilt trip. Ha.
Elsie has talked about this app before that I use pretty often when I’m shopping, so I wanted to include it here. If you’ve never heard of Think Dirty, it might be a different app than you might guess. It’s basically a database that will assign a score to beauty or cleaning products based on how dirty (toxic) they are. I love that you can simple scan barcodes to get a score, I seriously do this in aisles of stores sometimes when I’m shopping. Of course, it does add more time, so it’s not something you may be able to use on every single product, all the time. But I like having a quick way to assess purchases.
This app tracks your cycle. I downloaded it because as a busy lady who runs businesses and travels pretty frequently, I seem to lose track of my period more often than I care to admit. And it sucks to be boarding a plane and realize, you didn’t pack something you really need now … so now I track my cycle with My Flo. I could see this also being useful if you are wanting to track ovulation times. And I also like that the app offers some (general) tips and advice for different things throughout your cycle. You can also invite your partner so they will know when things are happening too. Bottom line, periods suck but our bodies as women are pretty dang amazing, so I totally recommend tracking your cycle and getting more in tune with your body.
I use Audible to listen to books. I pretty much use this app every day either while I’m walking, doing tasks like laundry, and I always have a book going when I’m driving to Nashville by myself (for work + Nova snuggles). I love that you just “buy” the books through Amazon (it’s a credit system). And I don’t really know if this is how you’re “supposed” to do it, but Trey and I share an account and often listen to books the other just finished.
I just started using this in the last month, so I’ll probably have an even longer review later this year (or I guess early next year since the year is already flying by). This is a foreign language app, which I am using to brush up/learn a little Spanish. I say brush up because I did take it in high school as well as college, but I for sure do not speak Spanish and considering how much I studied it I know very little. But I’d like to know more, so I’m trying this app out. I like how easy it was to get started (I hate apps that are hard to use or super confusing).
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Bonus recommendation! (Since I said five and now I’m listing a sixth one …) This app will tell you all about your horoscopes/star charts. I am by no means an expert on that, but it was really fun to read through everything as it was surprisingly in depth. You can also invite friends and it will tell you how compatible you are, which is really fun! A friend of mine told me to download it and add her but then it said we weren’t that compatible. Ha! But it’s still a pretty fun app if you enjoy this kind of thing (and don’t lie, you do, we all do).
What apps are you using lately? xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman.