What apps are you using?

Inspired by the various threads for music, tv shows, games, and tech, I thought it would be interesting to have one for sharing our latest favourite apps that we’re using.

I’ll start with Runestone

This is the first good text editor for iOS in many years.

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Good shout, looking forward to new apps to try (mine are the standard, such as Monzo, outlook etc)

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I’ve been loving Slowly. Started using it just at the beginning of the great plague to try and connect with people across the globe and learn about their experiences. It’s been a great tool, and I’d like to think I built some good connections.

The app takes a different approach to online communication, each letter takes some time to deliver based on real-world distance. This forces people to think more about what they say and usually leads to lot more in-depth conversations

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/slowly-make-global-friends/id1199811908

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I really don’t download many apps anymore. The majority of apps I have I would probably describe as a utility, I don’t need them day-to-day or even month-to-month but they are there for a rainy day.

I downloaded the Microsoft To Do app at the weekend because I hate that I can’t re-order my checklist in the Notes app and I didn’t want to pay £8 for Things again.

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My most used apps are probably for podcasts, audiobooks, books or social media. Sooo I’ve deliberately avoided the biggies and offered a more practical one.

I use “Shop” from Shopify to track all my online ordering in one place. Some websites already use the API and orders appear automatically, but some need to be added manually. This is really easy to do.

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Kind of boring with my phone…

Recently started using ‘BeReal’ its the new craze with the kids at the minute, I normally hop between Facebook, Instagram, this forum and Snapchat :person_shrugging:

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I spent lockdown cataloguing (whilst listening to) my entire physical music collection on Discogs. 2,500 CDs and about 100 LPs. Sold a couple of things for a few hundred pounds when I realised the value of some of it, too!

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Craft is my notes app of choice. Used multiple times daily for both personal and work.

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Nice. I’ve been back using apple notes for some time now, but this looks really cool

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I’ve been using Barcodes to add non-digital loyalty cards to Apple Wallet.

There are lots of these types of apps, but Barcodes is the nicest I’ve found so far. No gross privacy stuff like Stocard.

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One app I use is a game called Wordscapes - it’s perfect for moments where I’m waiting for someone and just want something to pass the time. Good to get you thinking a bit as well

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One of my favorite apps is Evernote, which I use as a note-taking app. I also use it to store links to articles that I find while reading or researching and want to come back to later. I also use it to store research notes, links to blog posts, and other things that might be useful in the future.

Another app that I’ve been using more recently is Google Keep, which allows me to create checklists and reminders for myself. It’s pretty great for keeping track of things that need to get done each day or week, but don’t necessarily fit into one of your larger categories (like “work,” “home” or “blogging”). If you’re someone who likes having a paper notebook handy when making lists, this is a great digital alternative!

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+1 for Evernote, very handy.

For anyone who has a Microsoft subscription, I would recommend using OneNote - it offers similar functionality to Evernote and will be synced to your Microsoft account. With a bit of tweaking you can change the interface layout to one that suits you. I also download the 2016 version of the program for my PC directly from onenote.com as I’m not too keen on the ‘touchscreen-friendly’ layout of the new version.

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I’ve been using this as a front end to Discogs.

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I’ll check that out, thanks.

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+1 for Craft!

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Downloaded Slowly - what a great app.

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I have decided to try this out too. Downloaded today.

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I use Plex Media Server at home and the Plex Client app to serve, well Media (Video, music) to my phone and TV’s

I’m learning Spanish via DuoLingo

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Follow up : I joined and sent five messages, all U.K. I have four replies already, all multi paragraph and interesting. I can also see I have two letters coming to me from other countries. Great app!

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