Top 5 Favorite iPhone Apps

With the overwhelming amount of applications available these days for smartphones, it’s difficult to sort through all of them and find new ones that are appealing to you. Some of my favorite posts from fellow bloggers is learning about what apps they rely on, so today I’m sharing my top five favorite apps (of the moment, at least!)

1. Rock My Run. There is nothing worse than being on the treadmill and skipping through songs on your playlist until you find one that has a good beat – this app takes care of that for you! You can search, stream and/or download (for free!) premixed playlists that will keep you walking or running the whole way through your workout. All the mixes are created and mixed by professional DJs, so you know you’re going to find some pretty sick beats. A few of my current favorite mixes are Spring Fever, Swift & Sweet and Girls Night 2003.

2. Walk For a Dog. If you’re a dog owner, then I’m sure you can agree that our fur-children look forward to those daily walks when the weather is nice. Why not also support your local humane society while walking?! After you create a pet profile, you can start tracking your walks – you’ll receive a map of your route, your distance and time. The best part is that the more you walk and refer other people to the app to sign up and walk, a donation will be given to your local humane society or shelter of your choice. So, get walking!

3. PhotoSync. This app is pretty much heaven sent because with the click of a button, you easily can transfer all the photos from your phone right into a folder on your desktop computer. Now you can edit, share, print, etc. all your phone photos with the ease of using your laptop or desktop.

4. Squaready. This is a more recent app discovery for me (thanks, Nadia!), but it quickly has become a favorite. Especially for fashion bloggers, it can be difficult to share outfit photos with the square restrictions in Instagram. This app makes it easy to shrink and fit your whole picture into the square frame without having to crop or sacrifice detail.

5. The Goods. If you’re an avid HomeGoods shopper like I am, then this app was made for you. Once you choose your local store(s), you’ll instantly receive an Instagram-like feed of new products that are available in the store. Anybody that shops here knows that you usually can find a few hidden gems if you look hard enough, and this app makes it that much easier to score an item that you’ve been looking for – or didn’t know that you needed in the first place!

What are your current favorite apps?

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  1. 5.19.15
    stefanie schoen said:

    this is an awesome post Karly! Just found your blog from Jana' Facebook group and I'm loving everything πŸ™‚ I am downloading photosync and squareready as I type this, so thank you so much for the recommendation!!


  2. 5.14.15
    The Mayor said:

    I love Rock My Run for years now!

  3. 5.12.15
    Stephanie Chalk said:

    I'll be downloading #1, #3 and #5 right away! Xo, Stephanie

  4. 5.6.15

    Right?! It's so nice to be able to see some of what's in the store before you go over there. I check it almost daily!

  5. 5.6.15

    I knew you'd like that one!

  6. 5.6.15

    Yes! Definitely start using Walk For a Dog for yours and Brady's walks. πŸ™‚

  7. 5.6.15

    Girl, you need PhotoSync! You won't be disappointed.

  8. 5.6.15

    You will LOVE Squaready – seriously a life-saver for any blogger. Walk For a Dog is such a great app – I love anything that tracks my walks with Finn and helps other local dogs in-need!

  9. 5.6.15

    No problem! Enjoy!

  10. 5.6.15

    Awe, virtual hug back at ya lady! We have Nadia to thank for introducing Squaready – it's seriously a life-saver!

  11. 5.6.15

    Yes! I'm so glad that this was helpful. You'll love the HomeGoods app – it's so fun to see what's in the store before you go!

  12. 5.6.15

    Yay, I'm so glad!

  13. 5.6.15

    I love that Rock My Run app – even if you're not running/doing cardio, it's great to just have a premade mix all ready to go for you.

  14. 5.6.15

    That's so smart that you two share photos – Ryan and I need to be better about that!

  15. 5.6.15

    Yes! It seriously is a heaven-sent app. Now I don't worry about losing my phone pictures all the time!

  16. 5.6.15

    So glad to hear that!

  17. 5.6.15

    Thanks, girl – enjoy your new apps!

  18. 5.6.15

    I hope you enjoy it!

  19. 5.5.15

    Oooo I love this, thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to have to check out that Homegoods app, we all know I have a serious addiction to that store. But they all sounds great!

  20. 5.4.15
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Thank you so much for sharing these, they all look very interesting! I'll be checking out the Homegoods app for sure!

  21. 5.4.15

    Okay, The Goods app is genius!! Such a great idea! And definitely downloading Walk For A Dog… which reminds me, I should probably be taking someone on a walk right now πŸ™‚

  22. 5.4.15
    Nadia said:

    I haven't heard of any of these except Squaready, this is awesome! PhotoSync sounds like EXACTLY what I've been looking for recently! Thanks for the appspiration πŸ™‚

  23. 5.4.15

    This is such a great list – I've never heard of any of these, but love the sound of all of them!! The Walk for a Dog app is so cool – definitely downloading that. I love that it also supports such a great cause. And the Insta-square restrictions always drive me crazy when I forget to take the pic in square mode, so can't wait to check out Squaready too!

  24. 5.4.15

    Omg I need Rock my Run and The Goods!! Thank you so much!

    Her Heartland Soul

  25. 5.4.15

    If I could reach through the computer and give you a hug I would! Squareready where have you been all my life????

  26. 5.4.15
    Pamela said:

    Umm how did I not know about these apps? Definitely downloading like 3 right now haha! Especially that HomeGoods app… omg YES!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  27. 5.4.15
    Christina Sotherden said:

    Why have I never known about walk for a dog?! Definitely downloading that now! And The Goods – that is so perfect. I can’t wait to get both of these now!

  28. 5.4.15

    I will have to tell Chris about the running one since he's a runner. πŸ™‚ And when I finally upgrade my iPhone, I'll have to check out the others. I hope that you had a nice weekend too!! πŸ™‚

  29. 5.4.15
    Biana Perez said:

    PhotoSync is really the best and it actually works really well because my husband will send me photos he took from the weekend and other stuff!! If I start doing more fashion posts – I'll definitely download square ready!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  30. 5.4.15

    Sounds like I need PhotoSync in my life immediately – thanks for the recs!

  31. 5.4.15
    Jenn said:

    I did not know about most of these and am now going to go download!! Thanks for the helpful info!! πŸ™‚

  32. 5.4.15

    Such a great post! I'll have to check some of these out. Thanks for sharing lady!

  33. 5.4.15
    Kaylie T said:

    Great app list, I just downloaded PhotoSync for myself and I couldn't be more excited. Thank You!