As a busy student, there are sites I love visiting daily because they are fun! Some of them I visit for their functionality i.e. they make my life easier. Let me show you my Top 10 fave mobile apps and why I love them! I will also refer to the non-mobile counterparts of each one.
For organizational purposes:
- When I say “app” I refer to an iPhone app
- When I say “non-mobile” I refer to the same site accessed on a laptop/desktop
For a close-up look on the mobile apps I access regularly:
- Click on any of the iPhone photo captures below
- Note: When I have it, I attach my profile for each app
I dig all these apps equally hence they are all my favourites!
In no particular order, they are:
1. Yahoo Weather (default app on the iPhone) and The Weather Network
Rationale: I like to know the temperature so I know what to wear (or if I need to bring an umbrella) when I go out for the day. I also checkout the 7-day forecast often, haha!
2. Google (app) including Google Drive and Google.ca (non-mobile) viewed using Chrome Viewer (my fave browser) because I love having the “apps” accessible in the toolbar
Rationale: Google is my go-to app for doing research for school and for everything else! I love working on collaborative documents with classmates when we have group work; I really find Google Drive useful for sharing documents!
3. Wikipedia (mobile) and Wikipedia.org (non-mobile)
Rationale: I love how Wikipedia IS an online encyclopedia; Info is so accessible! The thing to be careful about is the information source i.e. do they have the right credentials to be contributors? Cover your bases and make sure they are credible and reliable sources. Other than that, I usually do quote stuff from here, including inspirational quotes.
4. Prezi Viewer (mobile) and Prezi.com (non-mobile)
Rationale: I love cloud-based presentation software because it makes my life easier: As long as there is internet access, I can present at school by connecting to my Prezi profile! I have done many presentations since I discovered/learned about Prezi. I do wish you could edit your Prezis on mobile! Alas, for now, it’s good to just be able to view them on mobile.
5. SKY.FM (mobile) and SKY.FM Radio (non-mobile)
Rationale: I love listening to the Smooth Jazz and Cafe De Paris channels when I’m writing or doing research: so glad this internet radio station is free! There are premium channel subscriptions for commercial-free listening although I really find their commercials sparse and non-intrusive!
6. facebook (mobile) and facebook.com (non-mobile)
Rationale: I love using facebook for keeping in touch with family and friends all over the world! I like getting emails, IMs and timeline posts from my fave people. I also love posting stuff there: I usually share inspirational, fun, funny stuff on my personal timeline. I also have Xina Dharma Blessings with info about my cooking; this is a great platform to connect with people who share my love of food and photography!
7. Happier (mobile) and Happier.com (non-mobile)
Rationale: I deeply appreciate the all goodness in my life and I get to count my blessings online with a bunch of people who share the same reasoning as me! I fell in love with Happier since I heard about it during Nataly Kogan’s TED Talk. I started using this app in October 2013 and I currently have 333+ happy moments there!
8. LinkedIn (mobile) and LinkedIn.com (non-mobile)
Rationale: LinkedIn is such a wonderful professional networking tool. I am glad to re-connect with classmates and colleagues. I also am really grateful for making new contacts along the way!
9. Tumblr (mobile) and Tumblr.com (non-mobile)
Rationale: Since I love making food and taking photos, and since I also teach cooking, I needed a place where I could showcase my food presentation pictures. Sincerely happy about Tumblr being free and so useful to me!
10. WordPress (mobile) and WordPress.com (non-mobile)
Rationale: I always wanted to have a blog that looks great when viewed on mobile. Before October 2013, I didn’t know how to use WordPress. Now, I am very well-versed at using WordPress for publishing my content and I really enjoy making weekly posts!
How about you?
Do you have a Top 10 list of fave apps or sites? I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Top 10 list! Please comment: I wanna hear about what you like!
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