Best iPhone Apps
This photo editing app enables you the opportunity to add text to pictures. It provides a ton of really cool fonts and a broad color palette to create text that can enhance an image in a very unique way. The best use I’ve seen of this app is when people save multiple versions of a picture and add layers of text that are different fonts - it’s a more involved process but it makes a big difference in the quality and creativity of the picture. I’d also recommend using Instagram to put an effect on the picture and then combine it with the text you add from Over. And your creations are easy to share with the integrations Over has to various social networks.
Foursquare gets a bad reputation for being a lame app that people only use to check in to made-up locations in order to earn the useless title of “Mayor.” If this is all you use Foursquare for, you should just delete the app now because you’re just wasting everyone’s time.
When Foursquare is used in the right way, it is a unique community of people that are offering each other helpful information about the area around them. Active Foursquare users provide helpful “tips” at places they are familiar with, which can be great information for someone else. For example, someone might leave a tip about an appetizer at a restaurant that isn’t on the menu or a special spot to read a book in the park. At its best, Foursquare can serve as an insider’s guide to an area. The more people in a community that are active with it, the better it gets.
Nicole and I have had great success using Foursquare when traveling. It’s helped us find really cool restaurants and local spots and we don’t feel like we get sucked into tourist traps or places that just buy their way into travel books.
There was a big uproar about the quality of Apple Maps when the new iPhone came out and I don’t really understand why. Supposedly there were issues with the maps feature, but I’m confused as to why anyone would be using anything other than Waze when it comes to maps and navigation.
This GPS, navigation app is fantastic and I use it anytime I’m driving a long distance. It provides directions, multiple routes depending on traffic, and sends me alerts if I’m coming up on a police officer, accidents, and various other traffic situations. Similar to Foursquare, the content is generated by the community of users, so people are helping each other by providing information about what they see on the road.
My only issues with it are that it’s tough to provide updates while you’re driving and it really drains the battery. Other than that, Waze is amazing.
What are your favorite apps?