Friday, November 14, 2014

My Smart Phone App Necessities (Fandom Fridays)

This Fandom Friday post is brought to by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and the letter S for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you!  
I'm actually looking for a new phone this month, and this makes this week's Fandom Friday post great as far as prioritizing what I want from my phone. My must have apps, are the ones I use pretty much everyday.

**Note: I am an android user, so while I'm sure all of these are available there, the links below are to the Google Play store!

1). Instagram
Imogen from my Instagram!
I love pictures! Especially cats, and food (I actually enjoy food photos). I think selfies are fantastic since I'm a person who actually hates having my photo taken because I want to be in control of my image. But mostly, I like that it's a digital photo album!

2). VSCO Cam / Line Camera

I love cute things and Line camera has such cute stickers and stuff for photos (Seriously, if my life were a comic book, my weakness would be "distracted by kawaii!")! But, VSCO cam has the best filters to me! I use them both a lot!

3). Twidere
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A blogger's bestest friend might just be Twitter! But the app...not my fave. I've tried TweetCaster, Plume, and Twidere. All three are actually really great! But Twidere wins as far as I'm concerned, as it is a free client (like the other two), that has no pesky advertisements in the way (which the other two's free. And it has a clean, clean, and I mean shiny-like-Cinderella-polished-the-silver design. I am sure there are better twitter apps...but on the free-end? I'll keep Twidere for now!

4). Kindle

It's true...I prefer to own the hard copy of a book to anything else. But, Kindle's books are often cheaper, and, the books lose a substantial amount of physical weight. I do happen to own half of my Kindle books in "proper" book form; but I bought the kindles as, when you own the digital incarnation, you can get the audio book on audible for an affordable price. And sometimes, I just want to search for a favorite passage!

5). Songza

Because you know I LOVE a good playlist! Songza is a great mood/activity soundtrack creator! There's even lists for GoT families: Stark, (cool Scandanavian artists);  Lannister (cash money y'all!); Targaryen (girl power to the max); Martell (epic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tracks); Greyjoy (METAL!); and (my fave playlist) House Tyrell full of thorny glitter rock! I seriously LOVE this app!

Those are my most used/favorite apps! (I would also like to mention Starbucks and Dunkin' Doughnuts as well, since I love their coffee, and the rewards for using them are super!).

What are five necessary apps for you?

20 comments:

  1. I love my Kindle app. I have an actual Kindle, but I love that I can access those books from my phone, too. So great!

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  2. Line sounds like fun! I think I'll have to go try it out now... :)

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    1. I hope you like it! Be careful though! Those stickers are so cute, but some are the "in-app purchases" in the writing ;)

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  3. These apps sound really neat! Out of all of them I only have instagram, but I want to check the rest out!

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    1. VSCO is awesome! I think you'd especially enjoy that one!

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  4. Love it! Also, do you mind if I still that opening liner? "This Fandom Friday post is brought to by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and the letter S for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you!" I feel like that should be the official header for all our posts, haha! ;)

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    1. LOL! Right? I wanted a way to show credit to the creators of Fandom Friday, but, short enough too.

      And yeah, if you want to use it go for it!

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  5. Will have to look into these apps! Have been going on about a phone cover at the moment, haha. But, I need some good games on my phone too :)) Happy Monday doll xx

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    1. I love "Where's My Perry?" when it comes to games! and Sudoku!

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  6. Great apps! I'm also an Instagram addict. I may have to try Twidere. I'm not fond of the Twitter app either, which is a bummer since I'm always using it on my phone. Thanks for the list :)

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    1. I hear the twitter app works very well for iOS...but Android seems to be another story. But I really, really like Twidere so far! I just started using it a bit before this posted, and I had to change from TweetCaster (which is quite good) to this!

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  7. hey joie, i'm switching over to an ereader, just because i'm traveling a lot more now. i was thinking about buying a kindle voyage. love books, just tired of dusting them off. hahaha i have to switch out my cell phone too.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Oooh! Let me know about your eReader experience!
      I have Kindle on my phone (I and think the app is on all smartphones btw), and, my little tablet (used primarily as an eReader). I want to get something with a bit more oomph!

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  8. I have to try those camera/photo apps!

    My top five would be Facebook, instagram, JED (Japanese English dictionary, which I'm using often since I'm studying), Yelp, and Twilight.

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    1. Sweet! I need to study Japanese more again! What is Twilight?

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  9. Great apps! I definitely can't live without Instragram either!!!

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    1. I can't either! I love seeing the human experience! LOL

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  10. Oh man, I didn't even know there were apps for Twitter! Awesome list, and I'm definitely going to have to give Songza a try for work. I also second the sentiment that your opening should be the official Fandom Friday opener, lol!

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    1. Thanks for the opening praise! You know me, I try to keep it Fresh! LOL

      I LOVE Songza!! And for Android, I find 3rd party apps for twitter loads better. IDK much about iPhone though.

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