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APP-y Hour

Being within the social media realm at work and a stereotypical millennial, I come across of a lot of different phone applications.  I’ve compiled five of my favorite iPhone apps that have gotten me through life (work or play) one way or another.  Think of it as my Myspace Top Friends if you will. (If you didn’t get the joke you are too young.)

1. Instagram

instagramFor obvious reasons Instagram takes the cake.  They now offer the ability to post multiple pictures at one time.  Instagram has also incorporated Snapchat’s story posting ability which can be viewed by your followers for a 24 hour stint.  I’m a visual person, thus my love for social media and marketing—so it’s easy to scroll and only have to look at photos. Call it lazy or mindless, but I could refresh my IG feed every four minutes and find something to keep me occupied. The Explore tab is my best friend!

 

2. Yelp

yelpI’m sure you’re thinking Yelp isn’t the most conventional app for a 24 -year-old to permanently store on their phone.  But Yelp has been my best friend since the big move to Logan.   There is so much to do in town and Yelp helps me sort through my next adventure.  Whether it’s swiping through pictures of food, reading real user generated reviews, or just scrolling through to see which establishments are most loved. Yelp is a place that makes Newbies look like a townie.

 

3. Facebook
facebookPersonally, Facebook has been one of my longest tenured and most used application.  It’s a great place to store pictures and stay up to date with my family and friends.  Professionally, Facebook is my go-to social media outlet for KU Consulting.  I love that I can throw creative things out there for a specific crowd. Facebook recently launched the Facebook Jobs segment which is huge for the staffing industry.  I’ve been experimenting with it for some of our lower end positions…and so far so good. I have gotten a decent amount of leads. Most Loved for 10 Years Award, goes to Facebook.

4. Canva

canvaKU Consulting is a very small agency, all of us are expect to wear multiple hats.  With small companies you can expect to have little to no marketing budget.  I used Canva for all of our social media graphics – frankly because it’s free. Majority of the time is done on my desktop, but I also have the iPhone Canva app.  If I can’t get something just right on the desktop sometimes I’ll pull it up on my phone and have better luck.  Other times a great marketing idea will pop into my head at 11:00 p.m., It’s  so convenient and easy to pull the app up and throw together a couple of rough ideas then pick it up the next day for finalizing.

5. Leaf by Bellabeat
bellabeatappIn reference to my previous blog post from this summer, raving about my Bellabeat Leaf, I have fallen in love with the phone app. This right here is where the magic happens.  In short, the Bellabeat is a lifestyle health tracker specifically designed for women. Track: steps, activity, sleep, menstruation, ovulation, stress, and so much more.  They have tons of pre-loaded meditation segments and super cute + encouraging daily comments. I wish they also had a meal/food tracker built into the app (don’t worry I already suggested it-te he.) But when it comes down to it, I check this app out at least three times a day.  It’s a great way for me to monitor my well-being.

What are your favorite apps?

Download them here:

  • Instgram: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8
  • Yelp: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yelp-the-best-local-food-drinks-services-more/id284910350?mt=8
  • Facebook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8
  • Canva: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canva-graphic-design-photo-editing/id897446215?mt=8
  • Bellabeat:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leaf-by-bellabeat/id1005052173?mt=8

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