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My Favorite iPhone Apps

Driving home for spring break today, I was stuck in the car for 3 hours. This gave me plenty of time to play around with my iPhone. Needless to say, the battery was completely drained by the time we pulled in the driveway. (What did I do before I had this thing?)  
Anyways, there are plenty of lists of the Best iPhone Apps. Most of them include clever new concepts for fitness, productivity, etc. These are great in theory, but I honestly wouldn’t use them everyday.  An app that takes money from you if you stray from your gym regimen does not seem motivational. It just seems nonsensical.   
So here is my own list of apps worth installing. 
  1. Instagram: Not only does this app offer the nostalgic feel of Polaroid pictures on your iPhone, but it is also fully integrated with other social media platforms. This makes it easy to share your snapshots on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. 
  2. NPR News: If you are going to have any news app on your phone, pick this one, because it is great. You can listen to their programs and stations from your iPhone. I’m a huge fan of this, because I listen to This American Life all the time. The programs even make great background noise while you’re studying.
  3. Fruit Ninja: It is worth the 99 cents, I promise. I am not much of a game person, but this one has proven to be addicting. 
  4. GroupMe: It is similar to Facebook Messenger. Create groups and send messages. It will automatically disperse the message to each person with your name in front. Genius. 
  5. Dropbox: This app is too good to be true. It allows you to store documents and photos on your iPhone that can then be exported or emailed. Today, I needed to email someone my resume, but I was away from a computer. Thank you Dropbox for making my life easier. 
  6. Adobe Photoshop Express: Try to contain your excitement. (I know I am.) This app is completely free. It allows you to edit photos from your iPhone using all the basic Photoshop features.
  7.  Epicurious: Allows you to find recipes and create shopping lists. It is super helpful if you’re looking for new weekend dinner ideas or easy lunches. Oh, you don’t know how to cook? There’s a tab for that.  Just click “I Can Barely Cook” and the app will provide you with the simplest of recipes.
Check out more of the Best iPhone Apps and get info about the ones I picked at: AppleGizmodo and PCMag

About Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a public relations student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Amanda is currently the V.P. of Public Relations on the Panhellenic Council executive board. She is also involved with PRSSA and Hill Communications, a student-run public relations firm.

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