5 apps I can't live without

Thursday, 2 July 2015

My iPhone 5s

A bold statement, yes. Maybe 'could live without, but would prefer not to' is more accurate.

My phone is never more than a few feet away from me. It's jammed packed with photos and music, so I don't have dozens of apps stored on it. I've tried to narrow it down to a few that I really use on a regular basis. I've also deleted a lot of the time-sapping game / puzzle apps that I foolishly downloaded after caving under intense social media peer pressure. I couldn't stand the amount of time I'd spend mindlessly tapping away at my screen, only to become irritated and want to hurl my beloved iPhone out the window. RIP Hayday.

So here are the chosen few. The apps I use every single day, without fail:

Instagram. An obvious one, but I couldn't not include it. Of all the social media apps, this is by far the one I enjoy and reach for the most. I love having a little glimpse into someones day. I'm @kate.plus by the way, if you fancy popping by :)

Facetune. I have a lot of photography apps, but this is probably my favourite and most used. I use it to edit my Instagram photos before uploading them - usually just brightening and the occasional filter (or two). Special mentions also go to Afterlight and A Beautiful Mess, which are two other photography apps I like to use.

Headspace. I talked about my new found love of meditation in a post last week. I've tried a couple of apps, but this is by far my favourite. The style is very relaxed and informal. Taking 10 minutes out of my day to use this app definitely has a positive impact and I hope it's something I stick with.

My Fitness Pal. I'm trying to be good at the moment... she says after scoffing four cranberry and white chocolate chip cookies. Let's gloss over that bit. This app is a really user-friendly way to keep track of the things you eat and how many calories you're consuming in a day. It also allows you to log exercise and how many calories you've burned etc. Some days I forget, but I'm trying to use this daily as it really does help me to stay on track.

Snapchat. A new fascination for me. I'm not too great at snapping myself yet, but I like checking out the people I follow. It's probably one I should delete, for fear of developing an unhealthy fixation but, for now, it's a keeper.

What apps do you use most? Let me know in the comments below :)


  1. Headspace and sound interesting! Off to check them out x

    1. Hope you like it - I'd def recommend :) x