There are a million apps floating around in the “app-mousphere.” I love apps – think they’re great, and without them, any smart phone user wouldn’t know what to do with their phone, except use it for what it is – a phone. I download different games here and there since they are a great way to pass time on my subway rides, then normally end up deleting them soon-after once I get to a level I can’t beat (which is often), or a level that requires me to pay the $1.99 that I just can’t quite commit to. Of course there are many apps outside of games, like Photography, Music, Social Media, Sports, Food (Seamless and Grub Hub) and more which I equally enjoy for a time, but then there comes a point when I realize that some of them just don’t serve me a purpose. They become wasted space on my phone and soak up all my battery.
With the help of my friends, I’ve discovered a some new apps that I love, and I know I will hold on to, since they do serve me a purpose in my day-to-day life. I’ve listed two of my new favorites for you below.
1. Duolingo – This app gives you the opportunity to learn a new language for free. Forever. It was voted Apple’s choice of app of the year and after I downloaded it and started to use Duolingo I could easily see why. Duolingo makes it fun and easy to learn a new language, and I am constantly challenged. The best way to learn a new language is through repetition – which is exactly what this app provides. I am currently learning Italian since I want to travel to Italy in the next couple of years. I feel confident that after using Duolingo I will feel comfortable enough to speak Italian to anyone in Italy. I give this app 5 stars
2. Gojee – I love food, which is exactly why my best friend thought it would be a great idea to introduce me to this app. If you like pinterest, and use it mainly for food recipes you will love Gojee. Unlike pinterest, Gojee curates hand-selected recipes from some of the best food and drink writers in the world. I personally prefer Gojee over pinterest for my go-to hand-held food recipes. I feel like Gojee provides me with a better since of what I am going to end up with for my final product. There is a wide assortment of food and drink recipes on this app that don’t look like an insane task to tackle. I can not tell you how many times I’ve seen a picture of food on pinterest that I thought looked amazing, I bought all the ingredients, made it, and it turned out horrible. So far I give this app 4 stars.