Today is the first theme day of the WordCount Blogathon – My 5 favorite apps (original title on my blog, huh? – this is what you get at 10:30pm when I’m in the middle of trying to figure out how to edit a video and just realized I haven’t yet posted today!)
Dictionary.com – I love this free app! I read a lot and almost always have my phone within arm’s reach. I use the Dictionary.com app mostly to look up word while I’m reading. I then add them to my favorites and try to use them in my own writing in order to solidify my memory of the definition.
Instapaper – This app is $2.99, but it’s definitely worth it. I use Instapaper all the time on the computer to save blogs and articles to read later. I don’t travel as much as I used to since I work from home, but it still comes in handy when I’m on a bus . . . or even if I’m reading articles in bed and want to save them for later. It sure beats emailing links to myself!
Goodreads – The Goodreads app is fantastic! I spent a great deal of time one night organizing all of my books into categories so now whenever I go shopping, I just have to pull up the app and scroll through my to-reads by genre. It makes feeding my book addiction so much easier!
ColorNote – It’s pretty much just a standard notepad app, but I love it. I like organizing my different notes by color and that I can use straight text or write a list. I use this for everything – grocery lists, blog ideas, book and movie lists, writing ideas while I’m out (or lying in bed).
Where’s My Water? – Okay, I had to put a frivolous one in here! This is pretty much the only game I play on my phone (and its spin-off, Where’s My Perry?). It’s $0.99 and every time they add a new section of the game, it’s another $0.99, but I keep buying them