helpful iphone apps
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I didn’t get an iPhone until this past winter, so I’m just starting to get into the apps craze that’s been going on…for years now. Among all the games and other goofy time wasters I’ve downloaded, there are a few I’ve actually found to be quite helpful and thought I’d share my finds!

1. I definitely don’t drink enough water every day, so Plant Nanny has been super helpful in my quest to keep hydrated. You select a cute seedling and receive reminders throughout the day to drink up, which keeps your plant watered and happy. If you miss your quota too often, your poor plant friend shrivels up!

2. Happier promotes positive thinking by collecting and organizing happy moments from your day – everything from tasty treats and time with friends to work-related successes. It’s funny how quickly your bad mood disappears when you focus on the good things in your life, no matter how small.

3. My purse used to be full of notes written on random bits of paper, but not anymore now that I’ve discovered Sticky notes! Write down important things on these digital Post-its, and you can view them directly on your lock screen for easy access.

4. Like most New Yorkers, I walk everywhere I go, and I’ve often wondered exactly how much mileage I rack up in any given day. I’m sure there are lots of pedometer type apps out there, but Map My Walk is GPS-based and has been really simple to use thus far. Actually knowing some stats about my walking makes me want to push it a little further every day!

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19 Responses to life is better with apps

  1. Tang says:

    Ummm these are amazing! I never drink enough water so I’m going to download that app asap. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jillian says:

    I just downloaded Sticky Notes. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. rooth says:

    I may recommend Happier to some of my friends – a little pick me up now and again never hurt anyone

  4. Johanna says:

    I like these finds…I don’t have any of these and am a late adopter when it comes to mobile, too!

  5. honeymyheart says:

    map my walk looks like a fun one to try out.

  6. trishie says:

    The Plant nanny app looks SO CUTE! Need to download that too.

  7. I have to check out that Happier app – what a cool idea!

  8. Emily says:

    I love these! Happier sounds like a great app and so does Map My Walk!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  9. I think I need this plant nanny app – I definitely don’t drink enough water and having a reminder throughout the day would be great!

  10. michelle says:

    I love all of these, thanks for the recommendations!

  11. These are great! I hadn’t heard of any of them!

  12. holly says:

    I just downloaded all four! They all sound awesome! Hoping the Map My Walk helps me pick up the pace too! And the “plant reviver,” = love it!~

    Holly Foxen Wells

  13. Laicie says:

    I didn’t know about #1, #2, or #3! And I need all of them! Especially plant nanny — I’m so bad about drinking my water.

  14. Maddy says:

    Downloading Happier and Sticky Notes right this seconds:) thanks for the heads up!

  15. Lena says:

    Plant Nanny is so genius–getting it now!

  16. Alexa says:

    Love these! I’m always looking for cute new apps!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the recommendations! The Plant Nanny one is such a cute idea!

  18. Fine, now i’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t know what these app things are lol!

  19. Alyssa says:

    Haha I definitely need Plant Nanny–I’ve been trying really hard to drink more water! Plus the little plant is so cute!