You know how people always joke “There’s an App for that”? Well, there probably is. Though I still haven’t discovered an app that will clean my house or fold the laundry.
It took a very long time to get my technology-resistant hubby to go for the gusto and get us SmartPhones to replace our efficient DumbPhones. While we still don’t utilize our SmartPhones as much as we could (and as much as most SmartPhone users do), they sure do make life a tad bit easier with all the apps you can get for them.
Since we opted not to go with an Apple product, we went with a Samsung Galaxy (Android) instead, so sometimes an app we’ll read about that iPhone users are enthusiastic about, we’ve had to search all over to find a comparable one for our non-Apple phones.
Recently I was introduced to appSmitten– it’s a free newsletter that covers the best apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, and hand-selects the best apps and sends recommendations directly to your inbox. They focus on finding the apps that are worth downloading – the ones that will keep you organized, entertained and productive.
Speaking of productive, I know I’ve wasted so much precious time searching for just the right app for something specific. Did you know there are over 1 million apps out there? Crazy, I know. Finding the best ones is like finding a needle in a haystack. appSmitten does that needle searching for you. Pretty cool, no?
I don’t know about you, but I’m really cautious when downloading any apps – rule of thumb is to pick those that are four stars or higher so you don’t have your SmartPhone wig out on you with a bad app. appSmitten offers bite-sized app recommendations from a trusted source so you don’t have to go hunting to find good apps. Not quite cleaning my house or folding my laundry, but I’ll take all the help I can get.
I love that you can browse through categories, lists or or trendsetters – I was having a field day yesterday finding and downloading apps I never even knew existed but that I could benefit from. Which means I’ll be utilizing my SmartPhone a lot more than just to play games or use it as an alarm. Might as well get my money’s worth out of it, right?
It can get so overwhelming to try to find an app for something specific, especially when it might come down to eeney-meeney-miney-moe and you still end up not liking the app, or it doesn’t do what you thought it would and you end up uninstalling it. It’s not just me, is it?
Personally, I’m looking forward to this time-saving tool to help me wade through them all to find ones that I’ll fall in love with, or that Princess Nagger can benefit from on the rare occasion I let her play with my phone.
What are you waiting for? Go check out appSmitten – I’d love to know what you think of it, too.
But before you go, riddle me this…I mean here’s this week’s question:
If you have a SmartPhone, do you use it ‘smartly’ or lackadaisically like I do? What’s your favorite app?
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