Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apps

So I'm starting to feel old at 20.  This came about because I absolutely don't understand Twitter.  Seriously, not at all.  Maybe it's because I don't have the right kind of tourettes to tweet interesting or funny things.  I'm also just not that into internet stalking.  I know everyone says that, but I'm seriously not into it; I couldn't give two shits what you ate for breakfast or who you're in a relationship with and that it's complicated.  I'm bad at computers and really slow at jumping onto social media (ironic since I go to the premier technical school in the world.)
I am however addicted to my smartphone.  I got my lovely little droid my freshman year and we are inseparable.  I've dressed it up all pretty in a zebra case .
Zebra case! Reminds me of the Serengeti 

I've found a few apps that I really like aside from the usual Facebook, Gmail, Hangouts, and stuff like that.  They range in practicality, but I use all of them regularly.

1) I highly recommend having your bank's app.  It's incredibly useful to be able to transfer funds and check your balance on the go.  This will save you some trauma with your friends.

2) Duolingo.  I'm a French minor and this app has saved my butt a few times.  Duolingo is kind of like a lesser, free Rosetta Stone.  You can pick from a variety of languages and link your account to your friends and see who is learning better (my sister and I compete fiercely.)  It's not a bad little app.  The exercises are actually fun, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you are actually studying the language.  It's a supplement, not a replacement.
He's so cute!

3) Google Translate:  In the same vein as Duolingo, but much more practical.  I use it basically as a portable dictionary (my professor even lets me use it in class!)

4) Grubhub: They have an app!!!  Take laziness to the next level, and order delivery on your phone!  
This could be you

5) Zipcar:  First off, if you go to school in a city you should get a Zipcar membership.  It's freakin awesome to have a cheap car to go to target or the grocery store in.  This app lets you unlock the car (like a remote), change your reservations, make a reservation, and call customer service.  For something that is on the go by nature it just makes sense.
so true in Boston.....

So those are some of the apps I use most frequently that aren't social media.  It's good to be prepared.

What do you have on your phone? Let me know :)


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