Friday so soon – I’ve been a day behind all week, but I’m mighty glad it’s the weekend tomorrow. I can’t wait for a lie-in tomorrow morning!
I do love my iPhone (and iPad, and iMac …), and these are some of my favourite Apps – not necessarily the ones I use on a daily basis – yes, I’m talking to you, Facebook, but perhaps some of the less obvious ones.
1. TED Talks
I have this on both iPhone and iPad. Basically, it’s a series of lectures on a huge variety of subjects, from 3 minutes to 30 minutes long. I’ve learnt all sorts of interesting things from TED, and been totally inspired by some of the people, too. Well worth getting into if you haven’t already.
2. Blind Lemon
Blind Lemon is a brilliant little app that uses your current location and gives you a list of charity and/or vintage shops close by, with map view as well. Sadly, it appears not to be available on the App Store any more, but I’ve used it to seek out chazza’s in many places I’m not familiar with and found it very useful indeed.
This was one of the first apps I ever downloaded when I got my first iPhone. You know when you hear a song on the radio and either a) you really like it and want to know what it is or b) can’t remember who sung it/what it’s called and it’s really bugging you? Well, you open the Shazam app, point the iPhone at the radio/TV/whatever’s playing the song, it will listen for a few seconds, and then tell you the name of the song and the artists. Pure brilliance. Love it.
Everything I need to know about movies in one place: what’s on at my local cinema, what’s being released this month, reviews, ratings, etc etc. Use it all the time.
Are you an iPhone owner? If so, what are your favourite apps? I always welcome a recommendation.