How many apps do you have installed that you use on a daily basis? The chances are that you are like many iPhone/iPad users out there who do not touch a large number of the apps they have installed. I call it app downloading/installing frenzy – moments when you grab all the apps you can, and then totally forget about them weeks (even days) later.
The truth is that there is a surplus of iOS apps out there, and with the already overloaded lives we live, we need to trim the fat. It’s not that difficult, if you think about it.
For a moment, let’s take a look at your desktop surfing habits. If, for example, you’re a tech writer, and you want to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news BUT you don’t want to be inundated with noise, what do you do? You most likely have a list of sites to monitor. You probably rely on Techmeme to curate relevant news.
If you’re a blogger/blog designer, you probably have your preferred go-to sites for information on WordPress news, themes, and tips and tricks. You probably rely on WP Themes for reliable reviews.
The bottom line: curation.
That’s what this post is about – iOS apps that will bring you value without adding to the noise. We’re going one step further, though, and sharing apps that may not have reached your radar in the past year.
Readmill is a great reader for people who always have to have a book with. I’ve always stuck with iBooks, as I do like infinite scroll and sepia, but Readmill offers many other options, revolving around your reading habits and preferences and building a reading community. It’s free, so give it a try.
Anyone can learn anything these days. Just go online, and you’ll find a tutorial for something, yes? Snapguide makes it even easier for you to gain access to tutorials of all sorts when on the go. This free app covers the whole range of lifestyle tutorials, and you can also share your own knowledge for others to benefit.
How does a “powerful design studio in the palm of your hands” sound? Design and photography buffs will certainly love how PicLab gives you the power to create graphics on the go. Forget simply adding filters to your photos. With this app, you can come up with something totally creative using a simple interface. For $1.99, you can use the app on your iPhone and iPad.
The modern lifestyle is not exactly a healthy one, but more and more, people are examining how they are living their lives. If you are one of them, you probably want to know that you are getting the right amount – and kind – of sleep. There are plenty of apps for this, but a free one that does the job brilliantly is Sleep Time. If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and not feeling like you’ve just spent the night running away from zombies, you’ll want to give this app a try.