Look what came while I was at work yesterday!
Growing up, I was obsessed with fashion. My dad, who worked in the textile industry, would send me back copies of Women’s Wear Daily at college.
But as I gained weight, fashion didn’t love me back. The heavier I got, the worse the latest trends looked on me, if I could even fit into them at all.
But technology? Technology always fit, and so I shifted from wanting the latest fashion to the latest technology.
Once I lost 50 pounds, I started taking a bit more interest in fashion again…but I still love me some technology. Plus, after running hundreds of miles with my old phone, exposure to too much liquid meant a slow, slow phone.
So, long story short, I’m very happy for this new phone.
I haven’t used it much yet, obviously, but it seems like it has a great camera.
Someone asked me the other day for my favorite iPhone apps, so I thought I’d share (because I’m hoping you’ll comment with your favorite apps, too, so I can find new ones!)
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Tumblr. No-brainers.
RunKeeper: I run with my Garmin most of the time, but when I’ve forgotten to charge it, I use the RunKeeper app to track my runs. I find it pretty accurate, and it hooks up with the GPS far faster than my Garmin finds satellites.
Electric Miles: DailyMile doesn’t have its own iPhone app, but this app helps you log your DailyMile miles.
iTrans NYC: This is an awesome one for NYC people–or people visiting NYC. It’s not free, but it tells you when the subway is coming, which is well worth the $3.99.
CityTransit: Similar to iTransNYC, but this one has all the subway maps, so you can quickly see where a train will be stopping if you can’t remember which stops are local and which are express on a train.
TripIt: Once you sign up for it online, it grabs all travel-related emails from your inbox and puts them into TripIt so that you have all your travel information in one place, such as confirmation numbers, hotel addresses.
Kindle: I recently got an actual Kindle, but I’ve used this app on my iPhone and iPad as long as it’s been out. It’s awesome to be able to read a book on your phone on the subway when you have no actual books or e-readers with you.
Cardstar: I hate those key tag loyalty cards junking up my keychain. With this app, you put in the numbers on the barcodes, and then cashiers can scan your phone instead. Much easier. (iOS 6 includes Passbook which does something similar, but I haven’t tried it yet.)
GroupMe: I can easily say this app has changed my life. While I know the iPhone does group texting, not all of my friends have iPhones. This app gives you one central number that everyone texts, and then the texts are delivered to everyone in the group. It’s awesome for group trips…or just a group of gossip-y girls.
Team iPhone? What are your favorite apps?