Laurie’s Top Ten Mobile Apps
I won't lie, I have way more apps than I should on my phone, some that I use more than others.
Here are my ten favorite right now:
Disclaimer: I didn't include any social media apps, because they are just way too obvious.
I don't use Uber on the regular, but it's insanely convenient when I need it. I've used it everywhere from Red Bank to Atlantic City to NYC to Chicago, and I've never had an issue. (Even when I've had a few too many which may be why I'm calling said Uber!)
AKA my right hand when I'm driving. It is by far the best app for directions (yes, I like it better than Waze), and it has yet to steer me wrong. I would *literally* be lost without it.
I love this game! It's fun when you're hanging out with a group of friends, especially if you've had a few adult bevs, but it can also be great for families too! The premise is you select a category that you want to play, then the person playing that round will place the phone on their forehead, with the screen facing the rest of the group, and they have to get you to guess the words on the screen. You then tip the phone forward when you guess correctly, or back if you want to skip to the next question. It sounds way more complicated than it is...just trust me, it's super fun, and totally worth the 99 cents!
I was talking to a friend about how I had a ton of clothes I don't want to wear anymore and she suggested I sell them on Poshmark. Gamechanger. I was able to sell a dress within 2 days of opening an account, and it was the easiest thing ever. Very cool, and infinitely easier than other online selling sites!
This is just a fun app that turns your photos into artwork. There are a ton of different styles to choose from, and I could seriously spend hours playing with it!
Sometimes you just need to know what song you're hearing. Enter Shazam, which will magically figure it out within seconds. It does have to be the actual song playing though, not you humming or doing your best a cappella version.
Have you ever wished you could speak a second (or third, or tenth language?) Duolingo is one of the best apps I've found to make that dream a reality. It will show you how to read, write, speak, and understand a ton of other languages by taking you slowly through lessons. Languages currently offered include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Esperanto, and more.
It's a shopping rebate app that I use exclusively for my grocery shopping. I've been using it for a couple of years, and it's certainly not a ton of money, but I've gotten back more than $40 since I started, which is good enough for me. (And yes, I've actually gotten the cash. It's legit!)
Ever have a moment when you're out and you remember that something is on TV that you wanted to DVR? If you have Xfinity/Comcast, you can use this app to access your DVR when you're not home so you can record your shows! (If you have a fancy cloud DVR, you can also watch stuff that's on your DVR on your phone.) Plus, sometimes I just like to use the remote function to annoy my husband while he's watching TV by changing the channel. Ah, love!
Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. This app is legitimately the way I found out about the bombing in Seaside Park. I got a notification via the alerts tool, and it was totally clutch. Even if you ignore the other fun features like being able to listen to the station and get in touch with us through the app, and check out all of our nifty web articles like this one, it's still totally worth it for the news/weather/traffic alerts alone. (Especially because the alerts only go out for truly important stuff, so it's not annoying!) Get it HERE.