Every now and then I remember that my smartphone is super powerful and capable of doing amazing things. It’s during these little a-ha moments when I’m usually in the Google Play store, marveling at all of my options. I’m like a kid in a candy store on a shopping spree! SO… here’s what I’m obsessed with today. (In no particular order.)…
Who wouldn’t want a photo booth on their phone?! The camera is automocially the front-facing camera (at least for the Samsung Galaxy S4) and the images are in B&W. The only slight negative part is the quickness of each picture. There also isn’t a countdown or anything so you have to move quickly and be ready, fast!
Oh boy, Pinterest. Pinterest is like a rabbit hole for me. I go in with a little curiosity and end up spending over an hour in there, with a bazillion tabs open in Chrome. Luckily, I can’t really do that on my phone. (Well, at least not that I’m aware of anyway.) Still, it’s easy to get carried away, even in the mobile version. I can still pin and I can still search. What a happy camper I am! Fun way to spend some idle time, also. =)
I know a lot of people love Evernote, but for some reason, it just doesn’t do it for me. I have it on my phone, but I rarely ever use it. Diaro, however, meets my needs. While it’s a diary app, I like that I can use it for whatever I want while also keeping it private. That was important to me. I use it keep track of ideas, plans, important things in life, etc. I have a terribly memory so I wanted something that I could have on my phone that was easy to use for recall. This obviously works well as a general personal diary, also.
4. Hardest Game Ever 2
The addictive quality of this game is just insane. It is seemingly simple, yet each level usually has me yelling at my phone. =) Each game is very quick, but you have to complete the task in order to unlock the next task. The objectives are fast-paced and sometimes very silly. You’d be surprised at how tense you can get while playing. I would advise playing when you have a lot of time on your hands though, because the time will fly!
5. Zombies, Run!
Let me start out by saying this: I hate running. Hate it! However, I always see things I hate as an opportunity to embrace it in some way. A few years ago I channeled my I-hate-running feelings into training for a half-marathon. My goal is just to finish the race and not give up along the course. Did I finish? Yes, I did! Proudest medal I’ve earned to date, too, by the way! Did it change my attitude for running? Absolutely! It never quite turned into a love for running, and I definitely didn’t hate it, and I enjoyed seeing how far I could go. After the race, got injured, and I had to stop running. Trying to get back into the groove of things, I found the Zombies, Run app. Love it. There is a story line and definite incentive to keep going. I can listen to music while running and as things happen during my run, the notifications will interrupt my music. So fun. =)