Life can get a little crazy sometimes, but finding a way to be a little more organised really helps. We all carry and use smartphones so why not utalise them to make our lives more productive.
My phone is filled with numerous apps (all colour coordinated), that help me to organise my school and personal life. It’s where I find a lot of my inspiration. As someone who studies art with a huge passion for photography, I sometimes need some motivation. The same goes for blogging, I’ve learnt so much since I started my blog and there’s a few apps that I just cannot live without.
The source of all things wonderful and magical! Pinterest has really helped over the years, whenever I’ve been in a bit of an artists rut its always been there to suit all my creative needs. I honestly don’t know how I could survive without Pinterest. I have so many different boards covering a range of topics from ‘Beautiful Jewellery’ to ‘Travel’. Feel free to check out My Pinterest if your needing a bit of inspiration.
This app works well when you’re just transferring files from one device to another. I usually upload pictures I take from my camera onto my laptop before sending it over to my phone to be edited and uploaded onto different Social Media”s and blog posts. It’s a long process but it gets the job done. If you have a Canon Camera with Wifi support, you could use the Canon Camera Connect, it makes life easier and saves a lot of time. Another alternative to Dropbox is Google Photos. This is something that I’ve been using more lately to help transfer files. The quality of the images isn’t lost during the transfer process and it’s a great alternative to Dropbox so either one is useful for file transferring and comes in handy for us bloggers.
If you get easily distracted and need a way to stay of your phone while your writing a blog post, Forest is a great app to use. The way it works is by setting a countdown for the amount of time you want to concentrate for. A seed is then planted in the forest which gradually grows into a tree as the timer counts down. If you become distracted and leave the app the tree withers away. One of the coolest things is, you can earn coins that could purchase a tree in a ‘Real Forest’ that will go to a good cause in a community that needs it. Helping to improve real lives and make a difference in the world. The app has almost planted 100,000 trees at the time of writing this blog post which is an enormous feat. It creates a sense of achievement and responsibility whilst being more productive and staying off your phone. It also works great for revision.
Almost everyone and anyone uses VSCO, this wonderful little app is perfect for editing photos and creating a consistent theme across accounts or image collections. I like to follow a pattern with photos, so they are all edited in a way that compliments each other. This app has a wide range of filters for free, but there’s tonnes of extras to purchase at a reasonable price.
Life can get pretty busy sometimes but running a blog can really be overwhelming especially if things aren’t planned or organised. Todoist can be a real motivator when trying to keep things in order. It helps to prioritise tasks and projects so you can be more productive each day. Especially when you team this up with Forest. I like to use Todoist to colour coordinate my tasks so I know what needs to get done each day, whether thats take blog post pictures or revise for an up and coming test. It helps to balance life out so you don’t spend too much time on one thing and neglect the other.
This list was just five of the apps I use on my phone on a daily basis. The most useful ones, I would have to say is Pinterest and VSCO. Without them my art and photography just wouldn’t be the same and it’s something that I rely on the heaviest for my blog and social media. I would definitely get these apps if you don’t already have them.