Tuesday, 23 June 2015

#5Faves: iPhone apps

I got my first iPhone last fall, and now (to use the colloquialism) I don't know how I ever lived without it.  These are my most-used apps for iPhones.  And yes, they're mostly photo apps!

(If you don't have an iPhone, there are similar or equivalent options for other smart phones.  I had some pretty swell photo editing apps with my Nokia Lumina.)

1 // Afterlight

The possibilities with Afterlight are pretty endless.  Other than the luminous filters I use in, like, all of my phone pics that aren't taken in outdoor light.  And a lot that are.  The wallpapers cost a bit extra, but you can compensate by sending the edited Afterlight photo to A Beautiful Mess app.

2 // Relax Melodies

A white noise/nature sound app that we use pretty much every night.  There are thousands of combinations you can create by layering sounds and volumes.  I like changing things up seasonally.  So, in the winter, I'll use the sounds of crackling fire and windblown snow.  In summer, the singing crickets.  Etc.

3 // A Beautiful Mess

It took me some getting used to at first, but now I know how to manipulate the filters and fonts to get the styles I want.  I love this for Instagram posts, when I want to get across a message rather than a photo.  I can put some pretty font to a clean background in seconds.

4 // Walgreens

For those of us who are parent paparazzi, or who practice the art of printed photos, this is a Godsend. I choose the photos on my phone I want printed and pick them up an hour or so later.  No hassle!

5 // Instagram

Well, obviously.

Runner up:  Kindle.  I really should use this app more.  I wonder why I don't.

What are you favorite iPhone apps?  Anything I should know about that would make my life richer or easier?

Linking up with Call Her Happy for {Five Favorites}!


  1. I'm a big beautiful mess fan! I love the idea of using the Walgreens app.. thanks for that tip! ;-)

  2. I loveee a beautiful mess. And thanks for the tip about walgreens!

    1. Me too! Have you tried out their Party Party ap yet? I want to.


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