5 Must-DL Apps This Week: A New Streaming Service + More!
Every week our app roundups want to help you make a little slice of your life better, more beautiful and/or easier to describe in GIF form. This Saturday is no different, with an app that wants to show you videos of Chris Hemsworth, one that wants to color your life in all the Pantone-a-riffic flavors of the world, another that will snap selfies for you in a whole new way and a couple others we think you’ll dig. There’s even a calendar app in there that could be The One you’ve been looking for all this time. Keep reading and start downloading!
1. The Daily Cut: Coming at you from Time Inc, this app wants to buddy up with your other favorite streamers by offering up video content from all of its properties (TIME, Sports Illustrated, EW, People, InStyle, Food & Wine and others) in one place. BRB gotta find out what Chris Hemsworth DID say when he found out he was the sexiest man alive. My guess? “Duhhhhh — but actually, have you guys met my brother Liam? Also very sexy, especially in Hunger Games.”
DL It: Free on iOS (also works on Roku and web!)
2. Colors: You know what’s better than 24 filters? 1,000 filters. (Please tell me you read that in The Social Network JT voice, thank you.) This app’s got ‘em and is ready to transform your pics into a rainbow-fied work of art. Pantone, anytime you want to follow up with your own app, we’re down to DL.
DL It: $.99 on iOS
3. Shifts: Calendars are awesome and all (we’re fans) but the ones on your mobile device likely factor in your work week as a 9 to 5, M through F gig. Great for those of us who work like that, not so great if you have multiple jobs, work morning, night or weekend shifts or are in school. This calendar changes ALL of that by letting you plot out your day or week with *your* schedule.
DL It: $1.99 on sale on iOS
4. Camu: We’ve told you about Camu before, but [insert celebratory horn noises!] the top selfie improver is now available for Android as well. Named one of the App Store’s best of 2014, this simplifies the filter game — if you’re not in need of 1,000 like above — and lets you add adjustments to your photos before or after you take them. The super-focus feature gives your photos a depth you can’t get on your phone normally and the selfie shutter will automatically snap pics when you stop moving.
5. Copyfeed: Copyfeed. Where have you been all my life? At both my past and present jobs I have used my morning commutes to troll Twitter and various news apps for what’s up in the world, copying and pasting what IS up into Notes or Evernote. Copyfeed manages everything on your iPhone’s clipboard so you can access it in the app or in the Notification Center. Simple but a little lifesaver.
DL It: Free on iOS
What was your favorite app of recent download? Share below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!