Thursday, May 8, 2014

5 Apps to Keep you Well-Rounded

With a mini-computer full of endless possibilities in the palm of our hands on a daily basis, we have so much opportunity to make ourselves' better. I mean, who doesn't want to be a well-rounded individual with control and knowledge in all aspects of their life. There are so many great ways to keep yourself well-rounded without wasting time and money. Use the following free apps in your everyday life to manage, interact and stay up-to-date!

Let's face it; we all need to focus more on the positives in life. We are sometimes surrounded by so much negativity that it's hard to appreciate the simple joys. Well, thank goodness there's the Happier app. This social media site encourages you to "Share Happy" by posting updates or photos, called moments, about what makes you happy! You can also interact with friends by tagging them in a post or by "Smiling" at or commenting on someone's moment. Lastly, the app makes is easy to share with friends on other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. So smile a little extra each day and use Happier to appreciate the small pleasures in life!

Okay, so anyone who is NOT in a relationship is totally going to GAG at this app. But personally, I think it's super cute and really useful. Avocado is an app for couples that allows you to chat within the app, share photos, send hugs and kisses and more! My favorite features include the ability to create lists, the shared calendar and automatic alerts when your significant other's phone is about to die. I feel like this app is not only practical but it also keeps a little fun in your relationship; I mean, who doesn't love little secret text conversations with their beau!?

Do you love reading blogs as much as I do? Well, I hope so considering you're reading this one right now! We all know how easy it is to lose track of your favorite blogs or to miss posts on great topics but Bloglovin is an app that lets you track your blogs and posts! Follow your favorite blogs through the app and it will keep a live feed for you, displaying all new posts by those you follow. Easily like a post through the app to save it to your favorites or share it on social media. Also, connect with friends and other users to see what blogs and posts they like too. Bloglovin makes it easy for me to check out new posts once a day and store my favorites for later.

Now, you've probably seen or heard me talk about EasilyDo before but it really is the best app to manage your life! Acting as your own personal assistant, EasilyDo is completely customizable and can send you alerts about everything from weather, to traffic to birthdays and so much more! It integrates your social media sites, email, gps and other apps to help you track your life, all at the press of a button. And the best part- EasilyDo is always adding new features and do-it's so things are sure to stay exciting and make your life even easier! 

Flipboard is probably one of the best designed apps I've ever seen. It acts as your personal magazine by pulling articles from news sources like CNN & Buzzfeed, as well as from your social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It pulls relevant news stories, according to the categories that you designate as interests. While flipping through different articles and stories, you can subscribe to your favorite news sources, magazines and blogs. You can also save stories to read later or easily share them with your friends. The interface is so high def and easy to use; to visit another story, all you have to do is swipe up to flip! This is a perfect app for the smartphone user who likes to stay up to date on the latest events and trends.

Stay tuned for the follow up post featuring 5 (MORE) Apps to Keep You Well-Rounded!

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