Many of you probably wonder what kind of riveting things happen in our everyday lives (sarcasm) so we have decided to sporadically allow you a glimpse! Be excited. Whether it be a funny story or something so strange that happened we had to share it, you’re going to sit there and listen to it! Or else. (not sarcasm) Don’t forget to read our other When I’m Not Reading posts!
In addition to being incredibly random, this post also shares something that my technology loving self adores: apps. I can get pretty obsessive over something really fast, especially if it’s a game that others I know play because I
am violently competitive love a little healthy competition. These are a few of my favorite apps on iPhone/iPad, but I’ll note if they are available for Android.
In addition to the basic social media apps like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest blah blah, these are what I use the most on my iPad. And I’m a incredibly cheap person
broke college student and pretty much refuse to pay for apps so all of these are free (last time I checked). Yay!
I’m not being paid to endorse any of these, this is my honest opinion.
Rookie is a pretty nice photo editing app, one I use for when I’m taking pictures and am too lazy to send them to my computer. It’s quick and easy, plus has so many options for being a free app. It also has options to add the photo to Instagram, which I love because I don’t really care for the Instagram filters. It’s not a mobile Photoshop, but I love all the effects available.
If you ever needed a push to try Evernote, this is it. It’s a really great, simple app that can do a lot to keep you organized. You can enter pictures, to-dos, lists, and almost anything really. I mainly use it to remember little things I would otherwise forget, and I keep my weekly to-do on it. Plus it syncs to Evernote on your laptop so it’s really easy to pull up stuff wherever.
No shame. It first was big about a year ago, and I know a huge amount of people that still play it to this day. There’s just something so addicting about it, it really hooks you in and I’m not entirely sure the background music isn’t lulling us all into a trance. My mother is on level 641 (I created a monster), and has a friend that has completed all the levels that are out so far. I’m only on level 280 something, but I mainly play if I am trying to pass the time or relaxing before bed.
If you are looking for something similar to Pandora but maybe want some more options, 8tracks is for you. If you like Doctor Who or even a specific video game, chances are, there is a playlist dedicated to it. It’s really nice if you like the specific feel of the music from a particular show and want similar songs.
BLOODMASQUE: Apple and
Guys, guys, guys, BLOODMASQUE is amazing! It’s made by Square Enix, and is an overall gorgeous, entertaining game. It was the first thing I reached for when I woke up in the morning and the last thing I saw before I went to sleep. (This sounds a tad obsessive, no?) It combines so many things I love: character customization, an open world to explore and walk around in, amazing graphics, a fun battle system, and competition. It’s an RPG that I would have easily paid for, but you don’t have to because it’s free. Unfortunately, it’s not supported on iOS 8, which is why I don’t play anymore, but if you haven’t updated, I highly recommend this. It’s violent and a bit gory though, fair warning.
I’ve never played this game, but Bec likes it. It’s pretty popular, which is why I probably avoided it initially (that and Angry Birds, that game makes me so frustrated) It’s exactly what it sounds like. You use plants to defend your house from a zombie Apocalypse.
I am a huge fan of The Sims, and I’ve been playing the PC games since 2003. The Sims: Freeplay is a mobile version of the game, and while it still lacks that feel the PC games do, it comes close to replicating The Sims experience. They are adding new updates with new content all the time, and it’s definitely an entertaining game. The graphics remind me of a mix between the original Sims and The Sims 2, but they aren’t an eyesore or anything.