Last October whilst in Barcelona, I connected to a wifi hotspot to be bombarded with congratulatory tweets- I had come first place in midough.com's teen blogging competition! The prize was an iPad Mini*, and it was definitely one of the highlights of the year. To win first prize in a competition judged solely on my writing made me truly happy. Since then, I've been downloading (and deleting..) numerous apps. I have an iPhone 5S, but there's certain things I prefer to do on the bigger iPad Mini* screen- like reading books. It's super light weight and I much prefer the size of the regular iPad. Without further ado, here are 3 apps that I've been using and loving recently!;
1. Evernote- a favourite among many bloggers, Evernote is the ultimate list organiser. If you (like me enjoy making lists, then this is the perfect organisation app for you! It allows you to sort your notes into separate 'notebooks'- so I have one for future blog posts ideas, college courses etc. It's quite handy for taking down notes or for those ideas that pop into your head while on the go. free
2. Rookie Photo Editor- I love this app so much that I have it on my phone too! It's my favourite photo editing app without doubt, as the filters are so gorgeous and can really enhance your images. I'm not a fan of the generic Instagram filters, so before paying 89c for Afterlight I decided to give this app a whirl, and it's honestly just as good! free
3. Heads Up!- I'm not really a games fan on phones/tablets, but this is definitely one of the exceptions. I discovered this app at a friend's party, and it's just such good fun, no matter what age you are. It's basically like charades, with different categories. You hold your device above your head, face your friends and you have to guess what word is on the screen, whether it's an animal, accent or famous person! Not only that, but it creates a video of your friends/opponents actions, which is so funny to watch after. 89c
I also have the usual Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, as well as a few other apps, but the above 3 are the ones I've been returning to a lot lately. I picked up a beautiful mint case with lace print and a little gold bow on eBay for less than €8 (unfortunately I think it's sold out now), and I adore how practically pretty it is!
Recommend me your must have apps below! Do you use any of the apps above?
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