With given the task of highlighting apps, my choices actually were fairly easy. As I suspect many of you can relate, I have downloaded more apps for my smartphone/tablet than I can count, but I find myself only going back to about 10 on a regular basis. Below are some of the winners, the applications that make my life easier in some way, or feed my hobbies.
Pinterest It (ios)
I am a newbie to this social networking phenomenon, however, after one session at a conference called “Pinterest for organizers” I was hooked. I’ll post more about how we can use this cool new platform very soon, but in the meantime, consider jumping on board one of the fastest growing social network around. Read Kristen Abell’s post on Pinterest or watch the helpful video I found about how Pinterest works (great if you are a visual learner like me). If after learning more, you will want an invite, so feel free to email Kristen or I at jess.faulk [at] gmail.com!
Apps to support your new Pinterest habit:
View your account (iphone)
Pin it – add to your boards (iphone/ipad)
Android users feeling left in the cold? Check out this article about 3rd party Pinterest android apps.
I am a causal user of instagram, but everytime I stumble upon the app I am reminded how much I enjoy using it. It is a fun way to share moments or cool shots of random things with friends and family, and it can result in some pretty awesome art for your apartment. If you are interested in getting into the instagram craze, you can download the ios app.
My #1 app of choice is for content consumption on my ipad. I love Flipboard because it is an awesome content curator (like an RSS feed) and gives me easy access to articles from all over the web. It exposes me to more material than if I was just clicking around on the web, and it is easy to tweet or link to FB directly from the app. Zite (ios) and Google Currents (ios/android) are two alternatives to Flipboard that do basically the same thing. Below is a video of google current so you can get a sense of the type of app (and because I am feeling guilty about all of the ios apps I am promoting ;)
Originally posted on Student Affairs Women Talk Tech blog 2/24/12