Tuesday, 10 October 2017

So recently (yesterday) I became the proud new owner of an iPhone 8 plus wehey! I planned this post whilst I still had my iPhone 6 (hence the photography), but with having a new phone means downloading the apps I still use frequently, and not Pokemon Go because we all know that phase lasted 2 seconds. Obviously Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a given, seeing as I spend my life on Twitter and tagging my friends in memes, but here are the other apps I use on a daily basis. This post is written in collaboration with GoCustomized where you can create your own personal phone cases in a range of styles. In my case I decided to go for the 'mum' cover, and sadly the time I took it off, my screen smashed ha.

gocustomized case

1. Myfitnesspal

I've downloaded and deleted this app so many times throughout the year, but now that I'm proper into my 'fitness journey' this has definitely made my life 10X easier. It allows you to set a calorie goal for the day and then you can either scan/enter what you've eaten that day and it gives you a breakdown of your macros, how many steps you've taken and your projected weight in 5 weeks if 'everyday were like today'. I've found it a great tool to give me a guideline on what I actually consume in a day. 

2. Pacer

Like a fitbit for your phone, I know you can use the Health app for this but I like the layout of this app and it gives me a quick glance on how many steps I've done in a day and how many calories I've burnt. 


This app has definitely made my Instagram pages (gianamariex/teawithgi) more aesthetically pleasing. It's so easy to use and for most of the features, it's free! If you search pinterest you can find plenty of presets to get the theme/look you want for your page. I use HB1 for most of my photos. Colourstory is also an app I sometimes use for my blog photos. 

4. Duolingo

I'm trying to dedicate 10 minutes at night to learning a new language, or well relearning French and becoming fluent in it, so I can actually talk to French people and not just insult non-french speakers with the vocabulary I hold. It's free and tracks your progress, according to this I am 70% fluent, so je suis almost there! 

5. Heads Up

The ultimate ice-breaker game for when you're at a gathering or falling asleep at your family get together. This app was created by Ellen Degeneres and it's basically charades with more talking, rudeness and singing. Most decks on this are free, but you can purchase additional bundles for £1.99. 

6. Wally

This is a great app for those of you at university who like me, were crap at budgeting their money. This app lets you see how much money you spend on entertainment, food, going out etc. and then based on your weekly/monthly allowance works out a budget plan for you. So it's like your parents but less naggy.

7. Timehop

Because who doesn't love remembering all the cringey things they tweeted 4 years ago on this day?

8. Spotify

I'll keep using this until they realise I'm no longer a student and have to pay £10 a month, but to be honest I have no complaints and I love that you can make collaborative playlists on it. Which means no one in your friendship group can argue the music is crap at predrinks when you're driving somewhere if everyone throws in some music. 

9. Picolo 

Another great icebreaker for pre-drinks! Picolo allows you to enter everyones name and then comes up with things for you all to do - i.e. smartest player in the group drink etc. There are also different levels varying from tame to 'caliente', incase you're into that swinger stuff.

10. Yummly 

If you can only boil an egg in the kitchen, then this is the pefect app for you. This has over 500 recipes and comes with tutorials which makes it easier than following a list of instructions. What I love about it is that you can enter what you currently have in your fridge/cupboard and it comes up with recipes for you too! 

What are some of the apps you use daily? 

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  1. I haven 't tried some of these! I've been loving Duolingo though. It's probably taught me more than I learned in my language classes haha x

  2. Heads Up is one of the FUNNIEST games! 🤣 And I've downloaded Duoligo so many times and started learning a couple of languages but I always give up but I'd really like to give it a good go at some point!


  3. I love some of these apps- but I have never heard of Yummly. Thats definitely one for me to check out because I love finding new easy things to cook!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  4. I absolutely love using the VSCO app, it's absolutely perfect for editing apps! I haven't really used the other apps that much but I used to use MyFitnessPal a lot! xx


  5. I love Timehop, it makes me so nostalgic though, but like you said cringe as well! I had the 1D phase, can you imagine, I was a directioner lol
    Spotify is my life ahahah I have just became a student and I was so excited that I got student discount, that £5 makes such a big difference!!
    Heads up and Piccolo is my favourite games to play, they are great ice breakers! xox
    Emma • www.emmalanglands.co.uk

  6. I love MyFitnessPal for the step counter aspect as well, I'm always intrigued by how many steps I do in a day! Heads up sounds like a really good laugh, I'll have to shell out for that one! I am trying to up my Insta game at the mo so might have to download VSCO too! Fab post and I love your phone case!

    Abbey 🍂 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  7. I really like VSCO as an app it’s always been really great for Instagram even though I don’t really use it now days! Love the sound of the other apps too x

    Kayleigh Zara ��www.kayleighzaraa.com

  8. I always mean to download the Duolingo app but never get round to it or have the time to use it, but I definitely need too. I know what you mean with Timehop and cringing, I've just had all my freshers photos back from 2010 pop up...

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

  9. I haven’t heard of many of these! Time hop is one of my favourites too... although I do blub on occasion haha!!! Xxxxxx


  10. I LOVE THAT PHONE CASE, how gorgeous is it?! I definitely need to download some of the brands mentioned. I haven't heard of a lot of them actually although I do love time hop, I just don't use it as regularly now that Facebook also has the 'on this day' feature!

  11. I've not heard of some of these apps! I'd love to relearn French as I remember very little from my GCSE! I've just downloaded Wally because I'm a poor student who needs to budget!

    Sian x


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