I limit myself to two pages of apps, because I would lose track if I had any more than two pages. I like to file my apps away into categories, rather than have a mess of them all over my screen.
Here's what I will highlight on my first page, which are my most used apps:
- Starbucks: If you are a Starbucks drinker like I am, then this is for you. I have one in the lobby of my building, so it's really convenient to walk down there, sans wallet and order my drink. You also get a free drink every 12 drinks and offers sent to your 'inbox' like 50% food.
- VSCOcam: This is hands down my favorite app of all time. It is what I use to edit my instagram photos. There are a lot of great filters that you can buy, but even the basic editing tools are simple and straightforward.
- Hootsuite: it's an easy (and free) way to schedule tweets. I don't love scheduling tweets, I think realtime tweets are much more authentic, but sometimes scheduling tweets is just necessary. We use a similar platform at work called Spredfast, which is comparable but charges a fee.
- Squaready is an app for adding the white space on the sides/above/below a photo to make it 1x1 for instagram.
- bitly (on page 2 of my social folder) is great to create trackable links. We use this at work but I also use this for my blog.
- Spotify is a music app that I've just started using in the past few months. I really love it and love discovering new music via their browse and playlist features. I created a killer dinner party playlist, but also create a new playlist each month. The premium is really worth getting because it removes the ads and allows you to skip songs and stream freely. You can also use it on any desktop, which is awesome because it syncs at work, at home and on my phone.
- In my analytics folder, I have Followers/Followers+ and Google Analytics. Followers is great for tracking instagram followers... you can see who followed you or unfollowed you and I am basically obsessed with Google Analytics. It's so interesting to me the kind of information you can pull from GA.
- 8tracks is another music app I love. You choose two 'moods' and then can choose playlists created by users based on those moods. It's usually indie/alternative, which is why I love it so much because I always discover new songs and bands to fall in love with.
- I have a few 'shopping' apps, but my favorite is Hautelook. It's basically Nordstrom's version of Gilt/RueLaLa.. it usually will have some great shoe deals and sometimes it will have some cashmere pieces that are a steal!
Do you have any apps that you love?! Let me know. I try to keep my apps at a minimum because I get overwhelmed but love finding new favorites. Have a fabulous day!