Friday Finds: Apps I Love

Like most moms, I pretty much live on my iPhone or iPad.  I have them with me wherever I go so I can jot down ideas while waiting for lacrosse practice to end, manage social media networks in between client meetings or try to beat my very Scrabble-savvy friends (I’m speaking to you Kelly King) in Words with Friends as I take the train home from a day in the city.

Mobile has made my life easier, but not all apps I have downloaded do the same.  Here are a few of my very favorite mobile apps (as mentioned above, I have an iPhone and iPad—not sure if all of these are available outside of the Apple world):

Awesome Note:  I’m not the most organized, so anytime I can find something that puts all of my things in one easy to find location, I grab it.  Awesome Note combines my calendar with my to do lists and allows me to break my lists into sub-lists so I can separate work, personal and even kids things as needed.  It also allows me to write down quick ideas, add photos and even share info with friends.  Cost:  $3.99 (iPhone)/$4.99 (iPad)

HootSuite:  In addition to being an avid HootSuite user on my computer, I also use the mobile app on my iPhone and iPad.  It makes it so easy for me to manage multiple social media accounts (I manage social media for clients as well as for myself) on the go—which, quite frankly, is when I do most of my social media management.  Cost:  FREE

Mint:  For anyone that knows me, they know that budgeting is not my thing—so, Mint is the perfect app for me.  It gathers all of my financial info (checking, bill payments, savings, etc.) into one easy to use location.  It also sends me reminders when bills are due, accounts are low or when I have been charged a fee for using another bank’s ATM.  Cost:  FREE

Zite:  This is my newest obsession.  Zite is a personalized magazine for your iPhone or iPad that automatically learns what you like and delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, videos that you want and makes it easy for you to share via Twitter.  Cost:  FREE

These are a few of mine–what are some of your ‘can’t-live-without’ apps?


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