Today’s blog post is pure fluff, but sometimes we need that kind of content. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy wasting their free time by adding fun apps to their phone? Below, I’ve listed and reviewed 5 apps on my phone that I absolutely love! What are some of your favorite apps? Do you feel that apps are taking over our lives? Comment with your thoughts below!
Do you love coloring? Do you hate losing all your color pencils or having to physically store your artistic masterpieces? Okay that one may be a bit of a stretch, but my new favorite virtual coloring book comes in the form of an app! Colorfy offers tons of blank design template and you can fill in the spots using the color wheel they offer. The variety of colors offered are awesome as well. There are in app purchases (more colors and templates) and you’re allowed to save your finished pieces or share them on social media. And if you aren’t sold on it yet, this is such a perfect app to past time or help relieve anxiety. You’ll quickly forget any life troubles as you focus on blending the perfect color palette to complete your artwork. The app is available on iPhone and Android.
If you have a monthly menstruation cycle–aka half the world’s population, then then the Clue app for you. As a young girl, I’d never thought to track my periods, because I really didn’t want to know when the next one was on its way. I’d rather enjoy my time without having to think about Ibuprofen, cramps, and tons of cravings. However, I grew up and got over myself. Plus, the surprise started to become a nuisance when I wasn’t prepared. With Clue, you can store a lot of information in terms of your period cycle. In addition to its main feature, which is tracking the days between your cycle, you can set reminders for your upcoming cycles, be alerted of exactly when your fertility window is, and keep notes about your period. You’re able to jot down how heavy or light your flow is throughout the week, track your mood or sex life, and describe if there’s anything abnormal or painful going on. This app is Goddess-send. Also, aesthetic wise, I love how neutral the colors in the app are. Some apps I’ve used before are overly pink, which is cool for some, but I enjoy who sleek and simple the interface is. It’s incredibly simple to use, and you’ll find yourself learning more about your body and menstrual cycle within a few uses of this app!
This one is pretty self explanatory. Pinterest hit the scene way back in 2011, but I’ve only been obsessed with the app version for about a year. Once I graduated from college, I needed distraction from the stressful job hunt, and Pinterest was my answer. What I like to call “Virtual Hoarding,” Pinterest is the place where you can store all your favorite links from the Internet. The best part is that it’s mainly visual, and you’re drawn into images related to specific content. Not only does this make it easy to browse, it pushes a lot of great content that’s out there. A website that was once targeted towards young women and the Stay At Home Mom, Pinterest has evolved, and caters to a wide variety of users. I mainly use Pinterest to store a virtual reading list, pin healthy recipes, and to plan the color scheme for my future chic apartment. Pinterest is a great way to waste time, but you also have a plethora of GREAT resources at your fingertips.
This next app has singlehandedly improved my reading life. As an avid reader, this algorithm based application takes the books that you’ve read or want to read, and give you recommendations based off that. You’re also able to add friends and see what they’re reading! There are so many features including rating books, commenting on your friends’ progress, and hosting discussions for certain books with fellow readers. It’s awesome, and it has forced me to read more. It automatically shows you books that are “trending” in specific genres that you enjoy, which has been great for my never-ending to-read list. You can also update your reading progress, which is always motivation for me to keep going in whatever book I’m reading. Whether you love to read multiple books at a time or if you’re just getting started on your journey, Goodreads will serve you well.
Check out the books I’ve been reading this year, here!
In an earlier post where I wrote 23 things I wanted to accomplish this year, I mentioned continuing my journey to being fluent in Spanish. Luckily, for anyone that wants to take a stab at learning or developing their skills in a foreign language, Duolingo is here to help. Incredibly less expensive than Rosetta Stone (it’s free), this app has dozens of languages to choose from. From Italian to French to German, you’ll be bilingual in no time! This app starts with the basics of each language. There’s lessons and opportunities for you to test out of skills when you feel comfortable with moving on to the next step. I haven’t gotten super far with the app, but I’m already refreshed on so much with the Spanish language that I’ve lost over the years. If you’re looking to expand your mind and dive into another culture, you will love Duolingo!
That’s it for today! Check back tomorrow and I hope you’re enjoying 31 Days of Blogging.