5 Fandom Friday: Smart Phone Apps I Cannot Live Without
This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is near and dear to my heart because if there’s one device that monopolizes the majority of my time, it would be my trusty iPhone 5c. We’re inseparable. The apps I chose are the ones where I spend the majority of my time and that I feel I absolutely could not survive without. In a shocking twist, Twitter did not make my list (gasp!) but it would definitely be the first honorable mention. While I haven’t been as active on Twitter lately as I have been in the past, I still manage to spend a good portion of some days reading what everyone is excited or complaining about. Although, avoiding the complaining is part of the reason that I’ve been turning to other social media apps for entertainment as of late.
Instagram – Instagram is my go to social media app. I even wrote about how much I love it as part of the I Heart Instagram Tag. I check it each time I have a free second and sometimes I’ll browse through hashtags and lose myself while I admire other users photos and discover new blogs and photography styles I like.
Disney’s Tsum Tsum – This is officially the most addicting game I have ever played. I cannot stop. There’s a daily mission that I make sure to achieve before bed each night, and I’ve gotten so many of my friends to join that I always have tons of hearts to use when I start up my app. I had to stop sneaking in games at work because I *may* have used 8 GB’s of data the first month I started playing. By the way, if you also happen to be addicted, my username is SuperSpaceChick so if you leave yours below we can be friends and send each other hearts yay!
ModCloth – ModCloth and BlackMilk are my two biggest clothing addictions and the ModCloth app helps me satisfy my fashion fiend-i-ness (yes, I’m inventing new words). Since ModCloth updates their site every single day with new merchandise at 12pm my time (9am for you west coasters) I’ve had a longstanding date with my app and a cup of tea while I evaluate and determine what needs to be added to my wardrobe rotation.
Goodreads – I think my affinity for Goodreads stems from a combination of my deep love of list-making and my passion for reading. Goodreads lets you catalogue the books you’ve read or want to read on your digital bookshelves. You can declare the book you’re reading and update your progress during your journey (I usually only update my progress if I’m reading something particularly lengthy and feel too impatient to wait to update until I’m done) and once you’ve completed reading, you move the title to the “read” shelf and give it your one-out-of-five-star rating. You can see what all of your friends are reading by scrolling through your feed (I also receive a daily email with friend updates which I really look forward to), and it’s the best way to find out about new books.
Feedly – I am obsessed with Feedly. Feedly is a site that I use to keep track of all the new posts on my favorite blogs and websites. I have everything separated into categories which makes browsing easier, but if I don’t check it several times during the day, I will end up with over 500 articles to sort through which can get pretty overwhelming. But, it’s in my nature to not want to miss anything so I can’t help loving it even when it’s taking time away from other things. I’ve recently started using Bloglovin more and I’m going to determine once and for all which one I like better.
October 3rd: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today
October 10th: Geeky Clothing Items I Need In My Closet Immediately
October 17th: Characters I’d Love To Dress Up As For Halloween
October 24th: My Must See List of Halloween Movies
November 7th: Comfort Foods That Always Make Me Feel Better
November 14th: Smart Phone Apps I Cannot Live Without
November 21st: Characters I Would Invite To My Thanksgiving Feast
November 28th: Black Friday Purchases I Would Sacrifice A Night Of Sleep For
December 5th – My Favorite Holiday Songs To Spread Cheer
December 12th – Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me
December 19th – My Must See List of Christmas Movies
December 26th – New Years Blogging Resolutions
January 2nd – New Years Fandom Resolutions
January 9th – My Favorite Things About Winter
January 16th – Conventions I’ve Been To Or Wish To Attend
January 23rd – Songs That Changed My Life
January 30th – Favorite Fandom Accessories I Own