Let's face it - phones are becoming an integral part of our daily lives. While many will be quick to criticise and preach about the decline of face-to-face socialisation, I'd rather embrace technology and focus on how we can use it to improve our experiences. There's an app for everything nowadays (some are just ridiculous!) so I've decided to generate a list of my top five favourites which I feel are must-haves. This obvs excludes the social media apps nearly everybody has (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc) and all links below are directed to the UK App Store for iPhones. But the best part about it? Each one is completely FREE to download!
If you haven’t seen me promoting this app on social media, where have you been hiding all this time? The feels app is basically my new BFF. That’s how much I’m constantly browsing on it. For bloggers like me who also have an interest in modelling, feels is great to utilise as it’s in direct collaboration with Storm models - so you get to post your latest looks whilst also being in with the chance of getting spotted by industry leaders. I think it’s super inspiring to be able to keep up with so many people’s individual styles from all around the world. Be sure to check out my profile to be the first to see my new outfits before they go live here on Lunar Look! *Note: make sure your photography is on point before you start uploading as your images have to be approved before they go live*
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you hear an awesome song playing in a shop or something and you really want to find out its title/artist but have no idea how to? If so, this app is your saviour! All you have to do is open up the app when a song is playing, click the 'Shazam' button and the app automatically tells you all the info on the song and allows you to share it on your profile. I have no idea how the technology behind it works but I have to say, it truly is a blessing to be living in 2015 when there are handy inventions like this.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photo Grid
Instagram is taking the world by storm - so how annoying is it when you have the perfect photo but, god forbid, you can’t fit it in the app’s pesky frame without someone’s head being sacrificed? This collage app saved my life back in 2012 when I first got Instagram as I can now place a white border around images, allowing me to still fit full size pics in Instagram’s square sized frame. Whoop.
In the past I utilised this app daily in order to read books I’d digitally downloaded as PDF files on my phone, however I’ve now come to realise that the app seems to have changed its settings so that only premium users can view their notes while offline. That’s kind of annoying but I did find the app to be really useful so if you don’t mind using mobile data or upgrading your account, I’d still definitely recommend this app for reading/writing on the go. What’s best is that your notes can be instantly synced across all your devices as you’re logged in with your own user account.
FOOD: KFC Colonel’s Club
I absolutely love KFC. I don’t care how many times people give lectures on how ‘unhealthy’ it is - it will always be my favourite fast food by far (or at least until they invent some new places). So as you can imagine, when this reward system came out this summer I was pretty damn ecstatic over it. Getting 'chicken stamps’ just for eating there and trading them in for free food? Yes please. I’m pretty sure I claimed my first reward within the first 3 weeks it was live. They also have a physical card which you can collect stamps on but I think the app is so much easier as most people carry their phone around with them anyway. The only downside I’ve found to this app is that you have to spend a minimum of £3 in order to collect a stamp. I usually only spend £1.99, and even if I bought a drink with that it’s still only going to be just under £3 mark. So be sure to order with your friends (or just treat yourself!)
What must-have apps have you got on your phone?