My favourite phone apps – oh, where to start? There has been so many across the years, but if we’re talking the one which are consistently a favourite, then here are top five:
Instagram – Okay, so I hate the algorithm, like with the most passion ever! I miss content from my favourite Instagrammers all the time and it’s just crap for trying to gain engagement. Having said that, it is still one of my favourite apps to use and I am always checking for new images. As much as some people prefer the rawer type of content, I do still love a clean flatlay that is taken with absolute perfection.
Twitter – This goes hand in hand with Instagram and being a blogger, Twitter has to be in the top five list of favourites. To promote blog posts, to share images, to have random outbursts of anger, to ask questions, to read other people’s blog posts, to get the latest news, the list is endless and that’s why I love Twitter. It’s a lot more interactive now also, thanks to things like voting and replying with the feed at the bottom etc. Twitter is definitely my number go-to for all things social media.
Snapchat – Ahh, the joys of sharing your life live in the moment, I do love a good Snapchat story. The direction of content has become more visual and quick these days and brands are definitely picking up on it a lot more. It’s now just as important for me to share what I’m doing, where I am and what I’m recommending on Snapchat as it is on Instagram and Twitter and I do love the fact that snapping shows the more truer side to bloggers and also acts like vlogging as such, which I also find hard to keep up with when actually using a camera to vlog.
Afterlight – I use this app to edit pretty much ALL of my photos unless they’re imported from my main camera already edited. Afterlight is easy to use, quick and has a huge amount of options to create the perfect image. I am not overly fussy when it comes to photo editing apps, as long as it serves a quick and easy purpose, then I’m happy and Afterlight does just that.
Dropbox – I import nearly 99% of my blog photography on to Dropbox because I am always on the go with my images. I’m either loading them on to a blog post, or placing them on my Instagram and Twitter, so having Dropbox is a life saver because I am access it from anywhere and it also keeps me super organised. I can also share folders with others, so they can download files from my Dropbox too which is handy when it comes to sharing images or videos.
Other favourite apps include Depop, Halifax (yep, it’s honestly great) and ITV Hub, because your girl over here needs her X Factor fix at this time of the year.