Can you imagine life without a smartphone? I check my email, manage my bank account, shop online, and edit photos from wherever I am. The camera in my phone takes amazing photos, and I have actually toyed around with the idea of not carrying my DSLR to blog conferences with me and using my iPhone camera instead. When I travel, I rely on my phone a lot–some of the apps are a life saver! Here is my list of “must have” apps for blog conferences.
While at a blogging conference, I imagine I’ll get a ton of use out of my iPhone. Besides facebook, twitter, and WordPress, the five apps mentioned here are the ones I see myself using the most.
1. Hipstamatic Disposable: This free app lets you and other iPhone users share a disposable camera. You can’t see the photos that have been taken until the roll is “used up.” And the best part? All of the photos are downloaded onto every member’s camera once the last photo has been taken. Super fun for you and your roomies!
2.WordSwag: Take those inspiring words that you hear at sessions, pair them up with a picture, and you’ve got a social media post that will get some major interaction. I love WordSwag for adding beautiful quotes to pictures.
3. Slack: Keep a running conversation going with family back home or friends at the conference. I love this app!
4. Cozi: Cozi is a free family calendar that I have recently fallen in love with. Steve was a little stressed about how he would remember what the boys had going on and who was helping us and when while I am away on trips, so I added all of our information to my Cozi calendar and then downloaded the app onto his phone. I can make changes that will automatically show up on his phone. How cool is that?! This is also awesome for you and your roomates–you can keep tabs on one another at the conference.
5. Starbucks: Starbucks has a free app that will a) store all of your giftcards in one place b) allow you to pay with a giftcard by scanning your phone at the register and c) enable you to earn points towards free drinks and Starbucks swag. My favorite is that I don’t need to bring my wallet with me when I want to run in and grab a drink. I’ll probably be using this app the most in the airport on the way to and from Nashville next week, but I have also heard that Opryland has a Starbucks and a little specialty coffee shop!
So, now is the time for you to spill it… What apps do you love? I want to hear, even if you’re not heading to Blissdom!