I’m definitely not a ‘techie’ by any means, but I’m going to geek out a bit here in the name of four cool apps (which are also on the web) that have vastly improved the fun and ease in my day-to-day life. If, like most people, you’re in a tizzy over the iPhone’s new non-Google map, read on!
Songza: A playlist for every mood
If your usual music app is Pandora or Spotify, change it up with Songza, the handy (free) music app based on mood and occasion. You choose playlists based on day/time of day, mood, activities like girls night out, and much more. You’ll never get bored because there is absolutely no shortage of playlists. I love that the music stations aren’t based on narrowly defined genres that play the same artists over and over, and because of that, I’ve found this app has a much more varied song selection within each playlist. And, did I mention Songza is free of audio ads?
Level Up & GoPago: Convenient (and sometimes free) goodies
If you hate using your precious lunch hour standing in line waiting for food and if you like free credit, download Level Up and GoPago. These apps tell you what restaurants are nearby and allow you to order and pay for your meal via a credit card you upload. All you have to do is pick it up! The apps can even be used for a mani or apparel. The best part is that you can enter promo codes to get credit and sometimes the app people are just nice and give you credit without having to do a thing. Follow them on Twitter to get the promo codes and start hitting your favorite spots for cheap!
MySkin: Skincare recommendations tailored for you
Aisles of skincare products can be overwhelming, so that’s where the MySkin app comes in. It catalogs over 160,000 beauty products for you to compare and zeros in on the ones that are best suited to your skincare needs. How does the app know your needs, you ask? Well, when you sign up (for free), you fill out a short questionnaire about your skin type and concerns. Then, it recommends products for you based on percentages of effectiveness (you want at least 80%). Of course, there are reviews and Q&As, but you can also find users that have a similar skin type as you and trade skin regimens.
Download these apps and I guarantee you may just fall in love all over again with your smartphone. (And for some icing on the cake, check out these oh-so-cute monogrammed iPhone cases!)
Do you have any favorite apps that help make your life easier or simply more fun? Share your go-to apps with us so we can join in on the fun!