In this age of modern technology, smart phones are on top of the line. Being the one which is handy and convenient to use, I’m pretty sure they are here to stay for many more years to come. Smart phones also bring us closer to the internet which, by the way, sucks the life in each and everyone of us.
I’m geared with an iPhone 4s, 32GB. This was given to me by my mom as a birthday gift last year. I remember a year before that, i swear to myself that I’m not going to buy a smart phone because I wanted to dwell on things one at a time. In college, I remember bringing everyday an mp3 player (with charger), digital camera (with USB cords), and my Nokia phone. Now, I can do all those things with my phone and I sort of hate it because it makes itself a gadget counterpart of a know-it-all person. But it’s so convenient that I can just bury my eyes on it as I listen to music and sing along with the lyrics that I found through the internet while I receive a text message from a friend.
Boredom should be obliterated from the dictionary because smart phones are here to make sure that there won’t be any nano-second that we’ll feel bored. Literally, it has everything you could ever ask for! Except love, of course. But who needs love when you have a smart phone!
I don’t have a variety of apps. I only keep those that are useful to me. I limit myself to 12 app games because I want them to be in one folder. And yes, I don’t want to create a new folder for games. It’s an OC thing. Once I grew tired of a game, it’s off to the trash. Photo apps doesn’t seem to differ from each other so I only hold a few, too. Of course, I have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (which I hardly use nowadays but I still like to be updated with my friends), Tumblr and other things. But I like to a share few which truly are a blessing because they made my life easier. All of these are for free.
The popular app helped me saved thousands of cellphone credits. I’m usually at home and it helped me stay connected with my friends 24/7 and I don’t have to worry about zero balance. My boyfriend and I could go days or weeks without cellphone loads because we use Viber.
P TRACKER LITE
It is the app for all the females who want to keep a record of their monthly period. It lets you document your period’s number of days and tells you which dates you are fertile or under ovulation. This app also predicts the first day of your period so you can prepare yourself. It has a password protect feature so no one but you can see your records. I turned off the alarm because there was this time when a colleague and I were playing games on my phone and the alarm went off telling me that the monthly visit will be happening in two days.
I join fun runs occasionally and I like to keep track of the progress that I’m making. This app also tells me how many calories I’ve burned making the experience more worthy. The statistics are all in details, making this perfect for all running enthusiasts out there.
Because I find Apple’s weather app lame and this one is very reliable. Ideal for people who travel a lot.
I don’t understand why Apple won’t put a radio app in their phones. Luckily, there’s TuneIn Radio that gives me the pleasure of listening to my favorite radio stations. The downside is its dependency on WiFi.
Remember when VLC player was free on the App Store? We don’t have to convert when we wanted to watch our favorite videos on our phone. They now charge us for this app but they gave us VLC Streamer. This basically gives you access to your computer’s hard drive via your phone so you can watch it on your small screen. This is ideal when you want to lay down while watching. Turn off? Ads. Ads everywhere.
I’m currently on a job hunting and important ID numbers are required. So instead of bringing all of my IDs, I stored it on this app so I can access it anytime, anywhere. I tend to forget my passwords too and this helped me overcome that problem. It has a master password like PTracker Lite and you can set it to self destruct after the third attempt of a wrong password.
This is seriously the best photo app that I’ve ever seen. It’s easy to use and offers a wide variety of editing styles. You can even slim down a body part, enlarge eyes, and add blush on your cheeks. You can also do collage or just stitch your photos together with the original size and resolution of the photos. Photo effects are kind of a mediocre but will do just fine.
One of the games I’m currently addicted to. This looks so simple and easy at first but as you reach further level, you’ll find yourself challenged. It has “sawa” factor but it feels like it knows when you’re getting bored already because once you give it a try again, you’ll magically pass the level where you’ve been stuck for days.
ICON POP QUIZ
If you’re into mind games, this is definitely for you! Symbols for people, film and characters in the pop world are displayed on the screen and you have to guess it. The boyfriend and I enjoyed this game so much that we would literally search Google for the clues. It’s like the Brand Logo which also became a hit last year.
TEMPE RUN 2
Do I even have to say something? People around me are getting an average of 50M-95M scores and I’m just like staring at it. Until one day I decided to play because I wanted to have at least a decent score and now I can’t stop until I’ve done all the objectives.
This is a fun word game, especially that you can play it with your Facebook friends. But I only have 4 or 5 Facebook friends who play this so I have to challenge random opponents. This is addicting too until you start to question yourself which kind of dictionary this game actually uses. It accepts words like ne, se, ka, ta, ree, oes and I don’t know what those are.
Just a fun game. It has objectives too but I’m not as hooked because I tend to play this when I’m super sawa na to my other games.
SF TYCOON WORLD TRADE
A sequel to the successful Streetfood Tycoon. This time, you’ve taken over the international market with more food to sell. I haven’t play much yet and I wonder if there are also secret characters to unlock. This is made by a Pinoy so support our own!
Being a movie buff, I like learning a few things about the movie that I’m about to watch. It’s so great that IMDB has finally an app so I can browse facts about movies and see what’s coming up next on the big screen. I look at profiles of actors and actresses too and it’s good that they provide that feature as well. My personal favorite is the history panel. Even though I’m not a registered member, I can still look back on movies and personalities I’ve looked up before.
I still have a few apps here but those are my favorites. I’m writing this down because my free time currently revolves around it since I don’t have my hard drive with me now so I couldn’t watch movies and series. That might give you a glimpse of my interest so maybe you could share a few too?
Maybe I’m a brat but I’m getting sick of my phone but I don’t think I’ll be getting a new one soon since 1) I don’t have the money and 2) this phone has a personal attachment with me. I guess I have a relationship with this phone now. I’m used to it and sometimes I’m sick of it but I don’t see myself without it. And sure other phones have what it has and maybe even better but I consider myself committed to it and I’m very much contented and happy with it.