I reached out to you all on Instagram yesterday asking what blog post you’d like to see, and you guys chose ‘My Favorite iPhone Apps,’ and I’m so glad you did! I’ve been wanting to share this post for a while and it is great to hear that you all are interested in reading! You’ll find some of my favorite iPhone apps are ones you’d expect such as Instagram and my favorite photo editing apps, but others might surprise you or help you in your own entrepreneurial businesses. I hope you’ll find this post entertaining, and I’d love for you to let me know what your favorite iPhone apps are in the comment section of this post.
My Favorite iPhone Apps
Liketoknow.it – I can’t mention my favorite iPhone apps without covering the one I use almost daily. Liketoknow.it is a shoppable app where influencers post all of their outfits and daily looks. My affiliate company launched this app almost two years ago and it’s really taken off. You have the ability to follow your favorite influencers, discover new ones (my favorite), and shop/wishlist your favorite items. If you’re shopping obsessed like me, you’ll love this app, too! Don’t forget to follow me in the app by searching my Instagram name, @baileyschwartz, and hitting ‘follow.’
Lightroom – This the primary app I use to edit my photos. I’ve been receiving a lot of questions lately as to whether or not I use a preset to edit my photos, and no I do not. I learned how to use the app by watching YouTube videos and created what I guess you could call my own personal ‘preset.’ It’s a base edit I use on all my photos and then I adjust exposure and shadows as needed to personalize each image. If you’d like to learn more about how I edit my photos, let me know in the comment section below and perhaps I’ll do a full post on it.
Facetune – I use this app for the second step of editing my photos. Once my base edit is complete in Lightroom, I open the image up in Facetune to fine tune the image. In this app I make adjustments with the smoothing tool, detail too, and the light filter. It really helps small details pop in your image when you want something to stand out.
UNUM – This is a free app that I use to plan out my Instagram feed. I wish I could see that every image I post gets automatically placed in the exact order I want it too, but sadly that is not the case. I want my feed to look cohesive and the edits on my photos to align. If I’m ever questioning a photo edit, I just throw it in the app and make sure it coordinates with my other images. It also helps me balance different colors within my feed. It’s a great tool if you’re trying to get a cohesive look to your feed.
Dropbox – A boring choice, I know, but I use this app too much to leave off the list. It’s where I store all my important files while on the go so that their easily accessible, such as my media kit and logo files. It’s also a great tool to easily transfer and storing images from my desktop computer to my phone when I’m in a hurry, though airdrop works very similarly.
Spotify – Again, another app I’m sure you all are using, but I absolutely love the music app, Spotify. I love creating my own playlists that I can listen to while I’m working at my desk or working out in the gym. Perhaps I’ll share some of my favorites soon!
ClassPass – Loveeee, ClassPass. If you’re not already using it to play your fitness schedule for the week, then I highly recommend. It’s a gym class membership that allows you to use credits towards gym classes at multiple gyms in your area. I love the versatility of not being tied to a single membership at all the gyms I love. It gives me variety in my workout and it forces me to workout when I’m committed to a class and can’t cancel last minute. 🙂
23 Snaps – Whether you have your own children, or children in your life such as nieces and nephews, this is a great app for keeping up with their life moments. It’s basically Instagram for your kids, but only your closest friends and family follow you there. I love it because my sisters don’t have to post 10,000 photos of their kids on Instagram and I still get to keep up with everything going on in their kid’s lives. It also gives you the ability to post video content, which is fun for moments like first steps or silly wipe outs, lol! I follow all 4 (soon to be 5) nieces and nephews there and feel like I never miss a beat.
Hotel Tonight – I’m always booking last minute travel with blogging, so I love this app for scoring last minute deals on great hotels. When hotels have availability, rooms are added to this app at highly discounted rates. I’ve gotten some great deals using this app in the past.
Hopper – Very similar to Hotel Tonight, Hopper a great app for getting the best rates on airline tickets. When I know I have a trip coming up that I need to purchase a flight for, I save the trip in hopper and it sends me a push notification when that flight is predicted to be at it’s lowest cost so that I can purchase immediately.
Instagram (duh!) – I don’t feel the need to go in detail here, but of course I can spend hours browsing this app. I should probably get a life. 🙂
MyFitnessPal – When I’m really trying to cut back and monitor what I’m eating, I use MyFitnessPal to track my calories and nutrient balance. I also love it for monitoring my food choices at restaurants since it has nearly ever food you can imagine programmed into the app. It helps me make better choices while on the go, especially while traveling.
SweatCoin – I recently discovered this app and think it is so COOL! It tracks your outdoor steps and then turns your fitness activity into sweat coins, which are redeemable for real cash and products in their store. The app is free and it pays you to workout. Pretty much a dream app in my book.
Mint – I use this app to track my spending and budget in my daily life, as well as my business. It auto links transactions from all my credit card and bank accounts, and then I’m able to categorize my expenses as I please. I can track what is spent on food, shopping, gas, travel, all in one place each month, and it really helps me stay on track. It’s a great app regardless of if you do or do not own a business because everyone should make it a goal to be responsible with their spending/budget.