During your downtime you might find yourself on the usual apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. These are entertaining, but if you are looking for different apps to add, here are a few different ones to choose from.
Recently, the app Timehop is showing up in app stores and is a blast from the past and a source of entertainment. Timehop connects to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, camera roll and more and tells you everything you did on those sites on that day in the past. It can be very entertaining, or embarrassing, to see your Facebook status from today’s date three years ago. Timehop shows you all of the pictures you uploaded or were tagged in on that day, making it interesting to see what activities you had going on in the past. You can share your Timehop activity and enjoy a laugh with friends. As a bonus, there is a “this day in history” blurb at the bottom of each day.
This is a convenient app that helps you organize all the different places you’ve visited. Users can search a place near them or by name and Matchbook helps find a place you want to save. You can bookmark a place and sort it into “love” or “want to try.” You can also add photos, tags and notes to help remind you of what the place is like. This is a great app if you are looking for a restaurant to go to and you can’t remember how you felt about it. You can also share your Matchbook place with friends on Facebook and Twitter, letting others see your reviews and your experience.
Dropbox is highly convenient and helps you bring your computer with you. This app allows you to bring all of your photos, docs and videos with you anywhere you go. You can access any file you have saved to your computer, iPhone, iPad or other device and share links to your documents without using attachments. Users can also add files to a “favorites” category, allowing those files to be viewed offline. This is great for online readings for classes that you want to finish on-the-go, or storing those study abroad pictures on your phone that you want to show your friends.
This is the “what’s that song?” app. Shazam is fast and convenient, and helps you identify songs wherever you are. This app is great to have when a song comes on the radio and you can’t remember who it’s by, or you hear a new song and you want to check it out later. By holding your phone up to the speaker, Shazam will listen for a few seconds and then tell you the song and the artist, and will store it in recent searches so you can go back to it at a later date.
If you are a coffee fanatic, Starbucks has an app for that. The Starbucks app is free and allows you to build a points system every time you make a purchase from them. You can sync your Starbucks card, have it scanned and your drink is paid for. Users can manage their Starbucks card balance, reload the card and track your rewards program points. You can locate the menu and the nearest location. After so many stars, you become a gold member, which earns you free drinks.