My wife often refers to me as the “King of Apps,” which I’m pretty sure is intended as a slam, however, I choose to take it as a compliment. Who doesn’t want to be royalty, right? But I do enjoy my phone and especially enjoy a good app, so I thought I would compile a top 5 list of my favorite ones. The criteria I used for judging was simple; the list had to be comprised of apps I use frequently and have worked to make my life either easier or more enjoyable. So here you go, in descending order:
5. Google Drive: This app makes it possible for me to access important documents from any weapon in my arsenal; my MacBook, my iPhone, iPad, or Mac Mini. I know there are other apps out there, including Apple’s Cloud (or whatever it’s called), but Google Drive was the first I figured out and it does everything I want it to do.
4. Weight Watchers Mobile: This might seem like a boring choice, but this app (which is available with a paid Weight Watchers membership) allows me to log and track all my food and activity points with ease. I don’t know how anyone could do Weight Watchers without it.
3. Scribd: I subscribe to the Scribd digital book service. For a low, monthly fee I can download and read as many of their books I want. I use their app on both my Kindle and my iPhone. I love it. About 90% of all my reading is in digital form (between the Scribd and Kindle apps) and I don’t miss physical books at all. They take up a lot of space and aren’t nearly as portable as a digital book.
2. YouVersion Bible App: This app is fantastic! I often tweet what I’m studying and YouVersion allows me to easily select and copy a verse and tweet it. This app also makes it and easy compare and contrast different translations, which often comes in handy. I’ve even used it in church to follow along with the pastor’s sermons. This app would have been number 1 but nothing is more satisfying to me than making notes in and highlighting my various physical study Bibles.
1. Walkmeter: I use this app for every workout. The premium version allows me to switch between various workouts (I’m currently using it to follow the couch to 5k program), control my music accompaniment, and share my progress via social media. Meanwhile, it tracks my pace, distance, calorie burn, and a whole host of other interesting statistics.
There you have it. Several apps almost made the list and deserved honorable mentions including the Walgreens, Spotify, and Maps apps.
And yes … I wrote this post from my iPhone using the WordPress app. What else would you expect from the King of Apps?