10 useful smartphone apps to download

I always like to hear about new and fun useful apps for my smartphone. I have the Droid Razor (android market) but I believe all of these are also available on the apple market. Here are the apps I use the most (I left out Facebook and twitter….cause don’t we all use them??!?!) Oh…and all of these are FREE!

Ever note : The best thing about Evernote is that it links everything and anything from your phone to your home computer. Say you are tasting a great wine at a restaurant….take a picture of the wine bottle, share it with Evernote…when your at your desktop you have that note available to research it some more. It is a great way to share info…with just yourself ;) As they put it “Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.”

G+ :the google umbrella is just getting larger and larger. This app will upload any picture taken with your smartphone and load it to your online Google account for safe keeping. Nice thing about it is that it does it automatically. Phone disappears?? No problem…you still have all your pics online.

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Shazam :”what’s the name of this song??” you will never say those words again. This app listens to the song being played and tells you the artist and name of the song. So cool.

Instagram :one of the original picture taking apps…I love it and it’s ease. It makes a very ordinary picture become extraordinary. (find me on there: cleverlyinspired)

WordPress : A bloggers bff! I recently downloaded this app thinking it probably won’t compare to the real thing. It is amazing! It is so easy to use and a replica of the program on my laptop. Great for travel!

White noise lite: When I travel—I use this app all the time. My favorite is “rain” …puts me right to sleep.

Michaels : No need to clip coupons…all my Michaels coupons are right on my phone. They just scan the coupon at checkout. Plus…they stay on your phone until they expire. Keep using them!! Love. (Joann’s has one too that is awesome)

Google reader: Do you like to read blogs? (I hope so :) I have all my favorite blogs right on my phone. This is so handy on a car trip! Google reader makes it so easy to keep up with all my favs. (here is a post I did about reading blogs through google reader)

Square: I haven’t used this one yet….but it is definitely cool. You have a little square that plugs into your phone. (the actual attachment runs about $25) Download the app….now you can run a credit card and people can pay you…right on your phone. Out to dinner with the girls?? Everyone can pay you and you pay the tab….instead of giving the waiter 12 different cards :) Selling your handmade items at a craft show?? Now you can accept credit cards. Great idea!

Pandora and I heart radio : Pandora is basically smart radio…you put in artist that you enjoy. It lets you listen to songs by that artist…while also picking out other artist that are similar. I heart Radio basically pulls stations from all over the country and lets you listen anywhere. Love a country station out of Nashville?? Pull it up on I heart Radio. Genius!

What about you….what apps do you LOVE?!?! Share with us…:)

Krista over at While he was napping has also had some great round ups lately of useful apps. Go see!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Cool! Thanks! Definitely getting Michael’s and maybe a few others!!

  2. I love all of those! I use just about every one except for Evernote. I have heard so much about it that I am going to down load it just to check it out!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking but a little unsure of their usefulness. Have a good one today!!!

  4. Thanks for these; I can tell I will be getting most of them for sure. My favorite is Google Earth, it is amazing. It is great for travel and I use it to find remote lakes since I love the outdoors and also kayak. You can look at your destination before you get there.
    Blessings,
    Carol

  5. Hobby Lobby for the same reason as Michaels. How many times do I leave the house without a coupon?

    Map My Walk – If you walk for exercise (or run) this maps your walk and tells you how far you’ve walked and how many calories you’ve burned. It emails you a weekly report so you can keep track of your progress.

    Benjamin Moore Color Capture – it scans an item (or a part of an item) and suggests paint colors to match!

    Starbucks mobile – put your card balance on your phone and they can swipe it instead of having to get your card out.

    Planet Finder – hold it up to the sky and it identifies which planet you’re looking at.

  6. Really, how in the world did we ever survive without these phones of ours??? I can’t walk out of a room anymore without having that phone in my hand!

    One of the best I’ve discovered is Anti Mosquito by ManEye on the Apple. It emits a very faint buzzing sound that keeps those nasty pests away. I swear it works!!! Who could imagine?

  7. Square actually sends you the attachment maching thingy for free!! I got mine in the mail, but havn’t used it yet.

  8. Have never heard of square–that’s a cool one! Thanks for sharing your favorites. :)

  9. Thanks for the recommendations! I am downloading a few now. Here is another one….Sam’s Club. Get an alert when new coupons are loaded onto your card. No more cutting coupons and you can easily pull up the discounts from your phone when shopping.

  10. I already have some of these BUT I going to have to get the Anti-Mosquito one that Jaye recommended. Those little critters Love me! Visiting from TT&J

  11. Pinterest!

  12. I’m a little behind on reading my blogs! :( I just came across this post and I would love to know what app you use for google reader. I don’t need the entire google umbrella! Thanks in advance! BTW….awesome post!

  13. Thanks for the shout out! You showed up on my analytics report and I had to come check out why! I love your lists (the second part too!) and use a lot of those same ones, but there’s some I hadn’t heard of. I’m going to have to check those out! And that Benjamin Moore one Robin mentioned… too cool! Thanks again and have a fantastic week!

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