First, I decided to check out what apps other participants had chosen for Thing 21. Here are a couple that I found interesting:
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Another Metronet participant, Stick To It!, mentioned the YoWindow app. This is a quirky app that is a visual weather forecast. As you slide your finger across the screen you get hourly forecasts, but they are pictures of what the weather will be. I liked the app until I got to next Wednesday and the screen showed snow falling.
Essy's Musings from Northern Lights Library Network (NLLN) highlighted TripAdvisor and Kayak apps. I use both and also recommend these apps for traveling.
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Like Judygp, NLLN, I have been a Weight Watcher (WW) in the past. I love the program and it does work. I also used the WW app and loved it! However, I do not want to continue to pay for WW so am always looking for something similar to use. Judygp recommended the My Fitness Pal and Sparkpeople apps. I plan on trying them both.
I also agree with SSC Library, from Southwest Area Multicounty Multitype Interlibrary Exchange (SAMMIE) that Skype and FaceTime should be mentioned. When our daughter studied abroad in Italy several years ago, Skype helped this homesick mom see her daughter, not just talk to her. FaceTime came in handy last Christmas when we could not celebrate with our families. It was fun to FaceTime with them even if we couldn't be there in person.
Now, here are some of my favorite apps:
StarWalk - Great app if you like to star gaze.
Trailhead - App that helps you find great hiking trails and biking routes whereever you are.
Bejeweled Blitz - I'm addicted.
CloseUps - Gives you a close up photo of something and you guess what it is.
A Beautiful Mess (ABM) - A new favorite of mine...collage, add text, edit, FUN!
Flipagram - Make videos of still photos and share to Instagram. Can add music.
Flickr - I learned about Flickr during 23 Things on a Stick and still use it!
WiFi Photo - This is probably my #1 recommendation. This app allows you to upload photos from your mobile device to a computer, without the need to use your device's cable. I use this almost every day.
Lose It! - I have been using this app in place of Weight Watchers. It has almost the same features, and it is free! The app syncs to their website. This app is awesome!
Map My Ride - I am participating in the 30 Days of Biking challenge and will be using this app.
Ease into 5k - When I am feeling really ambitious, I go back to this app. It is a training app that trains you to run a 5k. I like the app because it uses your own iTunes music and just gives audio prompts (i.e. walk, run, etc.)
Audible - Along with Facebook and Pinterest, Audible is one of my "must have" apps. One of our favorite pasttimes is going on road trips. The first thing we do before heading out on a road trip is to download books from Audible to listen to as we travel. We love Audible!
State Farm app
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Light - To help find your keys, to find your way to an outhouse when camping, etc.
Flashlight - Same use as the Light app
Bump - Makes it easy to share photos, contacts, files, etc. with family and friends, and it's fun to do!
CaringBridge - Good way to keep informed if you know someone who has a Caring Bridge site.