Top 6 iPhone Apps!

We live in a world where the majority of people have smart phones and the iPhone is one of the top choices of the people. As a matter of fact I am an Apple Fan Girl and absolutely love my iPhone & iPad. You’d be hard pressed to get me to trade it for something else.

But it isn’t just the fact that the device is awesome, it’s the apps that really make it fun. I love finding new apps and what I love even more is when they’re free (I’m cheap…) and on occasion you can find the paid for apps free for a short time too.

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So what are my favorites? What are the top 6 iPhone apps that I think everyone should have? Keep reading!

I should let you know that these are in no particular order. I love them all equally and narrowing it down to just 6 apps that I adore is hard! I spent a lot of time looking at my phone and iPad trying to decide which ones made the list.

Drumroll please….

Find my phone – I don’t know how many times my son has taken my phone and set it down somewhere and I can’t find it. I call it but it’s on silent, I ask him and he doesn’t know, and I’m left to search the entire house until I find it. This handy app eliminates all the searching. All you have to do is sign in on another iOS device with your Apple id and you can locate your phone, remotely lock your device, erase personal data, and more.

Instagram – I think that just about everyone knows what this app is. I love it though! I can share images from my life… my kids, my work, my travels, and of course my food. With filters and frames I can make my pictures look awesome. What I really like though is that it gives us a glimpse into our friends lives and the world around them.

Snapseed – This app is awesome for editing photos that you’ve taken with your iPhone. It took me a while to really figure out and how best to use it but once I did… wow! I had a couple amazing pictures and there was even one that a friend thought a professional photographer took.

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Feedly – With Google Reader gone I’ve had to find another to keep up with all of my favorite blogs and Feedly is awesome for it!

Netflix – I have this app on every single device whether it’s iOS or not! I love to be able to watch some of my favorite shows even when everyone else is watching something else. It’s also handy to keep littles ones occupied when you’re out shopping or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office.

8tracks radio – I love this new way to listen to music and best of all it’s ad free (when listening there are some on the screen)! You select the type of music, mood, feeling, or whatever and then it’ll give you mixes based on those. You can also create your own mixes. I haven’t created one yet because there are so many  others that I like that I don’t have the need yet!

There you have it! 6 awesome iPhone apps that you must check out for your iOS device. Oh… and probably your Android too.

What are some of your favorite apps?

It’s Thursday and for something a little different and fun I’m linking up with Mama Kat for her Writer’s Workshop.

The Snugg – iPad case review

When my husband gave me an iPad one of the first things that I did was start looking for cute and functional covers that didn’t cost an arm & a leg. It wasn’t the easiest task and I spent a lot of time reading reviews on various different covers/cases. One of them was The Snugg and the reviews were good, bad, and in between so I was torn when they asked me to do a review.

Some of my pre-requisites for the cover were that it had to be cute, not just plain old boring colors/prints, it had to be like a stand so I could watch my shows, it had to protect the corners/edges, and most importantly… it had to withstand a toddler. This last one was super important since he broke my iPhone.

This what I learned… It’s pretty freakin’ awesome! Those that complained about it either got the wrong case for the iPad that they have or they are the kind of people who nit-pick at every single detail.

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When I first got it I checked it out pretty closely for some of the things that people complained about… poor stitching and the smell. Both of which I didn’t notice. It was a solid product that did not smell or look like it has been hastily put together. I slid the iPad in and used the Velcro to hold the edge down and it was perfect.

My iPad fit in their rather snuggly and there was no chance at all that it was going to slip out and it was protected on all the sides and corners. I was able to easily access all of the buttons, the cameras were not covered and neither was the speaker.

There are some pretty nice features in it as well. It folds so you can use the case as a stand, which I did to view a recipe and let my son watch one of his shows on it. There is also an elastic strap so you can slip your hand in it to hold it so you don’t drop it, there is a place to hold a stylus, and the cover is magnetized so that when you close it the iPad goes to sleep.

So far this is the one of three cases that I have used for my iPad and by far it has been my favorite. Would I recommend The Snugg to someone? Absolutely. Especially since my son dropped my iPad while in the case and it was just fine.  Yes, it is most toddler proof!

What is the best case for an iPad that you’ve used so far?

Enter to win an iPad!

I don’t normally shares these types of things with everyone but this one… wow! This one I just had to share! (you know the place where you get all the great coupons) is hosting an iPad-a-day Giveaway and it starts on August 3 and runs through August 9. One new iPad will be given away each day. There will be a total of seven winners… don’t you want to be one of them?

Limit is one entry per person per day. The winners are chosen during a daily drawing which is done by an external party (ePrize). Winners will be notified via email. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on August 3, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”) and consists of seven (7) entry periods.