Friday, December 12, 2014

7 Free Apps You'd Like, For Your iPhone and Desktop

What's that you say? You need more free apps for your phone or iPad? Look no further, for I have you covered. Here are some of the very best apps that I have found over the past year. And I guarantee they won't disappoint you!



1. Pocket ~ This is a great way to save articles online to read for later. The nice thing about this? You can *save* it, without *sharing* it.  Unlike social media channels, this one is personal. ;) It keeps track of where you are/ left off- will jump down to where you are/were when you want to read it later. I first heard about this from my husband Stephen. We love it!


2. PocketYoga ~ We got this as an iPad app,  and on our desktop, but it is cheaper for iPad than desktop. Stephen and I have been doing it together, and we both agree, it's awesome and we love it. Basically, it is all really nicely done animation.  You can customize it according to speed, level, background, etc.  You get to know the somewhat strange voice on the app, and it starts to become a part of your soul!  Scary! We did it every night for a couple of months. Ok, let's be honest.... I did it every couple of days, and he did it pretty much every night. Because he's a machine. ;)  It's just really fun! Period.


3. Poetreat ~ start writing a line of poetry, this app helps with rhyming and meter. When you're finished, you can easily share your poetry with friends. This might be a good app for the singer-songwriter in your life! I enjoy messing with it on my iPhone when I'm waiting in line or that kind of thing.


4. Merriam Webster ~ I love being able to quickly access dictionary and thesaurus without having to go online. This also includes a Word of the Day feature. Fun! My kids enjoy this type of thing, as well.


5. Readability~ No ads, with staff picks of recommendations for good reads online. This is a very nice interface and I love the little chair icon!


6. Mea Culpa ~ A friend who is a law school grad recommended this app to me, and it provides a good and thorough examination of conscience before confession. This is a great one to have for anyone serious about their Catholic faith.


7. Spotify ~ If you have it on desktop, or use it online, don't forget to get the app on your iPhone or other handheld device. You can plug it in to a player, or use headphones, and automatically start your playlists, right away. If you don't have a paid account, the only difference is that you must listen to your playlist on random. But that's it! :-) It's fun!



Don't forget- these are all free! Enjoy! Whether you are techy or tech-savvy or not, these are free and easy to use, and they won't disappoint. Hey- did do catch our Christmas pictures from yesterday? In need of you opinion!



What are some of your favorite apps for iPad or iPhone?
Linking up to 7 Quick Takes Friday , over at Kelly Mantoan's today!

2 comments:

Cristina T said...

I love Pocket. I use it all the time. I'm definitely going to check out Pocket Yoga! Happy Friday!

Tacy said...

Aw thanks Cristina! Happy Friday to you too ! :-)