Essential iPhone Apps
Two years ago, I wrote a blog entitled What’s On Your iPhone, reviewing the apps I was using on my iPhone at that time. Most certainly, technology, culture and communication have changed in the past two years, especially since the onset of the COVID era. I felt like it was time to visit the topic once again.
I am currently using an iPhone X. In fact, I have become fairly immersed into the entire Apple ecosystem with an iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro. I use an Apple TV 4K for streaming and Apple Music for listening. I haven’t made the leap to the Apple watch yet … but that day is probably coming … it is just a matter of time!
I wasn’t always an Apple enthusiast. I began my life at Infinity Concepts as a PC guy—but once I started traveling and consulting, I saw the personal benefits that Apple products could provide and made the switch. But that is fodder for another blog.
So, let’s take a look at my iPhone …
I have a lot of apps—way more than I need. A number of them are standard with the iPhone like Photos, Messages, Contacts, Music, Podcasts, etc. While I use many of these standard apps regularly, there are a few nonstandard essential apps I use daily or at least regularly. This is what we will look at in this blog:
I asked the IC team about their essential iPhone apps. While certainly not complete, here is a short list of some apps you may not have but might want to check out …
In addition to the social media mainstays like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Vine, Gab social, and LinkedIn, our team also uses apps like HootSuite and Buffer to manage their posts.
We cannot forget this popular category. Shopping apps are quite popular with the IC team. These apps include: Amazon, Rakuten, Target, Kohls, Etsy, EBay, M@C Discount, Shipt, and Instacart among others.
Here are some interesting apps in a broad range of categories used by the IC team:
- First 5 – daily Bible reading
- Abide – daily devotional
- Fooducate – see the health score of food items in the grocery store
- Fitbit – helps you get into shape
- TeamSnap – manage your kids’ sporting events
- Venmo – fast, safe way to pay and get paid
- Canva – easy graphics for all applications
I hope this blog is helpful to you. Interestingly, because of the larger screen and different uses, the essential apps on my iPad are very different. Watch for my next blog where I will share my essential iPad apps.
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