Everyone has an arsenal of go-to apps in their smartphone or tablet, especially if you’re a blogger. I’ve already covered the necessities for an on-the-go fashion blogger and included a smartphone, but what good is a smartphone if you aren’t using it to its full advantage? Aside from the standard must-have apps that revolve around social media, there are a few other apps I find beneficial as a fashion blogger.
Finds *UPDATE* The Finds app appears to no longer be available
I just recently found out about Finds, and I wonder why I hadn’t heard of it sooner. The best way to describe this app is by calling it the Instagram of Fashion. It has an Instagram style layout, only it’s filled with just fashion lovers. Users post they’re recent “finds” along with a brief caption and name of the product, and shortly after a link to purchase the item is attached to the photo. It’s great for users who scroll through Instagram for fashion purposes, see things they like, and have to go on google to figure out where and how to buy it. Now, that’s possible all in one app. It’s currently my favorite app.
Cloth is an app that lets you organize your wardrobe in the palm of your hand. You take pictures of your outfits, categorize them by style, tag brands that you’re wearing, and have the option of sharing them on social media. This app is especially useful for personal style bloggers, as we don’t always have the time to pull up our site and see what outfits we’ve posted in the past. I use this app to keep track of previous style posts. Scrolling through my photos can be a bit daunting at times, and it’s much easier to open the app and look through a feed containing the outfits I’ve previously posted on my blog.
I have no idea what I’d do without this app. I’ve had Pocket for so long, I can’t even remember pre-Pocket life. Where do I begin? Well, if you scroll through your social media channels on your phone and want to read something but don’t have the time, this app is for you. The format of Pocket is very user-friendly, and it walks you through setting up a Chrome or Safari plug-in so you can conveniently pocket things on your computer or other tech gadget. For example, I always pocket IFB articles from my laptop on Google Chrome. Once I open the app on my phone, it auto-syncs and downloads those articles so I can read them with or without internet access. You can keep the articles forever, star them as a favorite, or check them off and have them go away after you’ve read them. You can also share the articles across social media platforms and open them in a web browser if you want to read the comments. Bonus? It’s available on both iPhone and iPad.
This one I think is pretty well-known, but I thought I’d include it anyway. I prefer to physically write down my to-do lists, but sometimes I don’t have a pen and paper nearby. While there is a ‘Reminders’ app on the iPhone that has a to-do list format, I prefer the structure of Wunderlist. I’m able to create multiple checklists, highlight items that are priority, add a deadline, and mail to myself. There’s nothing like the sound of a Wunderlist item being checked off the list.
These are the four apps I live by, what are yours?