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My 5 Favorite iPhone Apps

I’m hooked on my iPhone. I don’t know how I lived without a smartphone – it’s so convenient! On my last phone, I didn’t even have internet and had a pay-per-text plan. Now my iPhone never leaves my side. Obviously, one of my favorite things about the iPhone is the huge assortment of apps. And these are my top 5 favorite apps…for now anyway.

1. Boxcar (free) : it compiles all your push notifications – like your email, Twitter, Facebook, and FourSquare accounts – into one tool…and does it better than the individual apps do it themselves. I just barely learned about this one but already love it.boxcar

2. TeuxDeux ($2.99) : I’m a long-time fan of TeuxDeux (it began as a web tool) and was thrilled when they got an iPhone app. I’m a to-do list junkie and the best thing about this one is its simplicity. teuxdeux

Your to-dos carry over to the next day if you don’t complete them and you get a satisfying, cross through your tasks once you mark one complete by tapping it. I also like the “Someday” list for things you need to do , but don’t have an immediate deadline.photo9(Yes, Ashley, I have your cookie dough nut butter on my to-do list for Saturday.)

3. What Should I Wear Running? (free) : When it’s not warm outside, I have a hard time deciding what to wear running. This tool solves that problem for me and tells me exactly what to wear, right down to gloves.photo(3)

You enter in whether you like to be cool, warm or in-between when you run and plug in your zip code. It saves your info and when you open the app, it pulls the current weather conditions and tells you what to wear. I’m always happy with its recommendations. photo

4. ShakeItPhoto ($0.99) : You don’t have to even create an account for this one. You just open the app, take a picture, then shake it, shake it, shake it like a polaroid picture. (Literally shake your phone to “develop” it…not really required but totally fun.) shakeitYou get a border around your picture and an antiquey-finish to it. IMG_0816

5. My Fitness Pal (free) : I don’t always track calories, but sometimes I do to check in with my nutrient levels (particularly iron, cholesterol and protein) or to help me see how much I’m really eating when suddenly my jeans “shrunk” and I can’t figure out why since I never wash my jeans. fitnesspal

Angela from Everyday Inspirations introduced me to this app when she blogged about it and I love it. It has the best food database I’ve found; they even have LoveGrown Granola in their database! It’s really simple to use, and if you like, you can connect to friends within it to cheer each other on with your goals.fitnesspal2

If I tell you mine, you gotta tell me yours: what’s your favorite iPhone app?

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  • joy
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    I love mapmyfitness it has made hiking so much more fun!

  • megan
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    I use myfitnesspal too, and I LOVE it! They don’t have the app for BB yet, they are working on it, so for now I log my food on the computer, but can’t wait for the app to come out! I have no idea how you lived without a smartphone, I am on my third one and I am obsessed (just ask Scott), I ALWAYS have it with me.

    • Teri
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      i have no idea how i lived without it too!

  • RLR
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    Don’t have an iPhone, but if I did, I would love TeuxDeux and What Should I Wear Running? Too bad my replacement phone will not be an iPhone, either.
    And I’m with you – life without smartphones?!? Though I struggle with how to keep my kids unplugged when I am so often not.

  • Ashley
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    Super cool!!!! Love my shout out in this post! 🙂

  • Mama Pea
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    I don’t have a single one of these apps. What the hell is my problem?!?

    • Teri
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      seriously?? I bet you’d really like TeuxDeux and ShakeIt will entertain the girls, if you don’t mind them give your iphone shaken-phone-syndrome.

  • Suzanne
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    Thanks for the recommendations! Love iphone app swapping.

    Here are mine:
    (1) GeeTasks: It syncs with your Google tasks. I use it for all my lists. You can create as many lists as you want. And it gets cross out when you tap the item.

    (2) Cardstar: You input all your numerous shopping cards (grocery store cards, video store, library, drugstore, Sephora, etc….) The cashier just scans your phone! It doesn’t always work though! 🙁

    (3) For photos: I love Hipstamatic, Instagram, and PictureShow.

    (4) LED Light: Great flashlight

    (5) Bug Spray: I swear this works! I’ve tried it during the summer. It repels bugs. Maybe it was in my head? 😉

    (6) Tanagrams : Fun puzzle game. I got this one from Real Housewives of NJ….haha….

    (7) Shazam: Love this one. If there’s a song playing that you don’t know, you just hold your phone up and it detects what’s playing and tells you what it is.

    🙂

    • Teri
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      Those all sound awesome, especially GeeTask! Thanks for the list! now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go to the iTunes store. 🙂

  • Liz @ IHeartVegetables
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    I’m so sad that shaker photo app isn’t out for the droid 🙁 Poo!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef
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    i don’t have an iphone but i want one when our contract ends in june!

  • Becky
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    My faves are flickr, skype (so i can talk to my friends internationally for FREE–super cool :), shazam, twitter, whole foods, heytell, mustache me, pandora, goodreads, vintage b & w, fake caller and bald booth. 🙂

  • Amanda
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    Im loving all the apps you have included! I use shake it up all the time and I love the way the photos turn out!

    A few of my current favorites:
    1.) Icamera-great for making changes to pictures you have in your camera roll but also taking new photos is awesome!

    2.) FeddlerRSS- this is my RSS reader so I can get the new blog updates, news, sports you name it..its amazing.

    3.) I Map my Run- this is great for a new trail or just going around your neighborhood..pretty accurate although doesnt always recognize trails around ur area if they are new.

    Well thats just a few of my favorites! Thanks so letting me know about TeuxDeux I love it!

    • Teri
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      oh yay, i’m so excited you told me about a feeder app! I’ve been trying to find one for a while that I like!

  • Jackie
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    Mint is one of the best apps I’ve downloaded! You link it with your bank account, set budgets for the month ($150 on gas, $200 for groceries, etc), and it sets you alerts on your phone when you are over your limit. This really helped with my new years’ resolution of being more responsible with my money.

    • Teri
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      I LOVE Mint!!!

  • Michael
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    Great call with Boxcar! I’m also a huge fan of Reeder for news aggregation (I read this post on it!), Wunderlist for to-do’s (it’s free and also has Windows and Mac clients) and Instagram (takes pics with all sorts of filters) and CameraSync (to automatically back them up to Dropbox!).

  • Charliegirl
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    i reeeeeally want an iPhone…still have never owned a smart phone! sweet lookin apps mama.

  • Alaina
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    I am so old school; I still have a flip phone! I would love to get an iPhone…eventually. They really look like so much fun.

    • Teri
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      My husband still has a flip phone too. 🙂

  • Chase @ The Chase Project
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    I have one that’s called Shop List Free and it’s a grocery list! You check off items as you go, and when you’re making your list, it remembers your favorites! Super convenient.

  • Elin @ and serenity too
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    I need to get shakeitphoto!
    I love my (free!) Jillian app, several good ideas for strengthening exercises! And the apps from the TV channels here (Sweden), where you can watch their programs for free by demand.

  • The Teenage Taste
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    I don’t have an iPhone, but if I ever do get one I am downloading all of these apps! The “What Should I Wear Running” one sounds really cool! 🙂

  • Brittany
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    I’ve been wanting an iphone for so long but I still haven’t coughed up the $ for one – mainly because I have 9 months left on my 2 year plan. :/

    This list makes me want one even more…

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
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    I used to do My Fitness Pal while in college – I loved it.

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black
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    Thanks for all the great tips! I just learned about the fitness pal app yesterday and downloaded it. I personally love words with friends because I am a word junkie, but that’s a popular one!

    • Teri
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      I’m also a total Words with Friends junkie!

  • Mina
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    I just got an iphone when verizon started carrying them and I LOVE it! I don’t have many apps, so I love this post! But I do really like words w/ friends. I can play scrabble with out of town friends.

    Mina

    • Teri
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      I love Words with Friends too. Although, I’m currently getting my butt kicked by one of my coworkers which is driving me crazy. 🙂

  • Lainey_Elizabeth
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    The TeuxDeux sounds great…I wonder if they have it on the droid market. My fav droid app is places, it tells you what is close to you in different categories – restaurants, bars, dry cleaners…it is great!

  • Michelle
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    Teri, I love this post! I had never heard of any of these and just downloaded two. (And then proceeded to take pictures of my keyboard, instead of working… um opps!)

    My favorite apps are the default Notes app, Pandora, the Weather Channel, Meebo which is a chat app and allows me to chat with people through aim, gchat, facebook, etc., and a few games. I really love Tetris and of course Angry Birds. The birds are just so cute!

    Thanks for sharing and I’d love to hear an update if your favorite apps change 🙂

  • erin
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    I don’t have an iPhone yet (excited about T-Mobile merging with AT&T so I can get one), but I love myfitnesspal..I use it on my laptop and on my phone…it’s my fav!! I do track because I am trying to lose some of these lbs that refuse to leave me…I think they love the comfy home they have found in this body..boo

  • Jess @atasteofconfidence
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    I love qrank for fun (a daily trivia game you can play against your friends), but imap my run is really useful, too!

  • Rachel (Olalliberry)
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    I have MyFitnessPal for my Android phone, and it’s great. I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks so far, and the food database is huge! It has almost everything I normally eat. Really helps me to keep accountable!

    Google Sky Maps is also a lot of fun if you want to find constellations.

    • Teri
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      I’ve seen Google Sky and it is SOOOO cool but they don’t have it for the iPhone!

  • LauraJayne
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    I’ve got to get MyFitnessPal – I’ve been wondering lately how my nutrition is shaping up, and having that app would make it so much easier to enter what I’m eating all day!

  • Lisa
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    LOVE My Fitness Pal! That’s what I used to track my calories. It’s a great resource.

  • kim
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    I also Love MyFitnessPal, been using it for over a year , I like to track nutrients, etc. Some other suggestions:
    1) Flixster – tells you the movies playing at your local theater, upcoming movies, reviews, and DVD release dates. super handy! even when your traveling it pulls up the local movies based on location.
    2) Shazam – great for music junkies, love hearing a great song and being able to let me phone listen and tell me the artist – then you can download the song straight into Itunes, or send a friend a postcard letting them know they might like the song!
    3) IMDb- keeps up with celeberity ranking by popularity, and is the database for all things movie related.
    4) HeyTell – you can leave a “voicemail” without actually calling – works like a text message, but you are verbally leaving the message.

    • Teri
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      I have an app similar to Shazam – it’s SoundHound. love it!

      HeyTell sounds awesome! I’ve got to get that.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
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    ooooh fun! I love my yoga app-it is great to do poses and such with at home 🙂

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul
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    i don’t have a smartphone. but wowww i’m always sooo astonished at how crazy technology has gotten! i feel like a granny sometimes hahaha. I think the weather one would do me good b/c I’m Never dressed for the right weather 😛

  • Caree @ Fit-Mama
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    oohh great apps!! I honestly don’t have any of those, I will have to check them out. Then one with what should I wear, I am totally downloading today!

  • Vanessa
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    Ohhh I love this! I just got an Iphone last week and am so torn between what apps to get!!

    • Teri
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      Perfect!

      If you use Twitter, Echofone is a great app.

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  • ChristinaAnne @ RegularGirl{Running}
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    My cell plan is up in April which means:
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    2) IPhone (THANK YOU verizon for finally getting it!)
    3) I’m counting the minutes …
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    Love the to-do list I am getting that one asap! Honestly do have not much apps yet, I am a bad iphone owner.

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    I really do think I need an iphone. I have a cell phone that’s ok, but I don’t do anything fun with it. You’re a good salesperson!

  • Hannah @ itty-bittykitchen
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    Thanks for the tip on What Should I Wear Running? I live in MN, and especially in the spring I can never seem to dress right, I always end up sweating, or freezing my butt off! Today I was just right though!

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    There- another positivity brought about by technology. 🙂 It’s just amazing how technology just keeps on getting our lives easy, these applications are just awesome!

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    I don’t have an iphone, but I’m due for an upgrade and seriously considering one. This post has just about fully convinced me it would be a wonderful investment! Thanks!

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    Great post! I am so in love with my iPhone it’s crazy. I will have to download a couple of these. My favorites at the moment are Instagram, which you know about, and then the list app I use is called “List”–oh and the Whole Foods app–tons of recipes and you can plug in what you have on hand and it spits out a recipe you can make. Also, I am slightly hooked on iAssociate. It’s a word nerd game.

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    I don’t have an iphone but I have a Droid. My favorite apps are: Calorie Count Mobile- to look up how much that cookie actually is before I decide to eat it, ha. And Endomondo- a free workout tracker/GPS for any sport! Turn it on before a bike ride, stick it in your pocket and go! It saves your workouts and times so you can compare and upload to your computer. So cool!)