Pocket is slowly becoming a fantastic app for me. I’m a nerd and I love reading articles from Fortune, Forbes or Mashable to keep up-to-date on the trends in the marketplace. Pocket is an app that lets me read these on my own time. It lets you save the articles you don’t have time to look at and all you have to do is go to settings and set up your Twitter or Facebook account to allow Pocket. Once this is done, click the icon on the very right side of the tweet or post and click ‘send to Pocket’. Open up the app and your article is sitting there, waiting for you to read it. Pretty stellar if you ask me.
Timehop has been a thing for awhile, but I found it a couple months ago and now I look at it daily. The title lends itself to self explanation, but Timehop lets you see your social media posts from previous years. I have a love/hate relationship with this app. Mostly because I’m not sure how I feel about seeing my posts on Facebook from when I was 14. Yikes. Let’s just say I wasn’t the most eloquent.
Shazam is the handiest app! I always get frustrated when I hear a song on the radio and then I don’t know the title or the artist. Shazam is wondrous because it tells you! Just let it listen to the song for a bit then bam! Favorite it on Spotify immediately because Shazam just helped you find your new favorite song.
Songza is similar to Pandora, but better. I have found many golden nuggets on this app. Songza lets you pick a genre of music you want to listen to and then picks songs specific to that. Not only can you pick genres, but you can also pick what time of day it is and it will pick songs specific for that time. It’s a gem!
I was always envious of the people who made their pictures pretty on Instagram but weren’t confined to the 4×4 square. Once I found Instasize, I loved it. It lets you play with your pictures by making them smaller or bigger or by moving them left or right. This is really versatile tool for anyone looking to customize how their pictures appear on Instagram.