We Asked, You Answered: Apps + Gadgets That Have Changed Your Life
What’s the one app or gadget that has changed your life?
Last week, I asked all of my Twitter, Facebook and Google+ followers this very question. The only rule was that they couldn’t say their smartphone (that one’s a no brainer!). It was really interesting to see the flurry of replies and I thought I’d share them here for you all to check out.
Didn’t get a chance to respond? Let us know your answer using the comments below and we’ll add them to our counts! And remember, you can’t pick your phone!
Reading + Writing
Kindle (and Kindle Fire): This device makes reading on your commute or while traveling so much easier. With the recent announcement regarding new features and improvements to the software, this might become even more of a must-have soon.
iPad: I get why this was such a popular response: The iPad is such a convenient device for doing just about anything digital without lugging your laptop around.
Mahjong Worlds: This app brings the classic game into the digital era with fun graphics and bright colors.
Angry Birds: If you’ve never played this game, it’s kind of hard to explain. There are birds and weird green pigs… We’re not sure why, but it’s crazy addicting. (P.S. Amazing nails on the image above, right?)
Facebook: Keeping up with friends and family from afar is made ridiculously easy with the Facebook app.
Hootsuite: Hootsuite lets you manage your social media accounts from a single app.
Tweetbot: A well-designed app for managing your Twitter account on-the-go.
Echofon: If you use Twitter across multiple devices (iPhone, iPad, desktop…), Echofon will help you manage your activity across all of these platforms.
Pager: As much as I love my smartphone, let’s give a shoutout to this classic way to keep in touch on-the-go.
Flat Screen HDTV: This takes curling up on the couch to watch some TV to a whole new level.
DVR: With a busy schedule, I’m not always home when my favorite shows are on. Now I can catch them whenever I have the chance. (And no commercials!)
GPS: This is definitely a must-have for the directionally-challenged among us!
Computer: Can’t forget this one. It’s changed how we do basically everything… and I love it!
Evernote: We’ve always loved Evernote for it’s ability to keep all sorts of information organized digitally, and now we love it even more since it’s entered the analog realm with the world’s coolest notebook!
USB Stick: Keeping important info with you wherever you find yourself is as easy as throwing one of these in your purse.
Songza: This app helps you discover the perfect music for virtually any occasion, from getting ready for work to throwing an epic bash.
Pandora: Cultivate your own radio stations based on your personal taste with this app.
Hipstamatic: Another way to turn iPhone snaps into memorable photos with unique filters.
Hearing Aid: Let’s not forget the medical advances that have let gadgets vastly improve people’s lives.
MyFitnessPal: This app makes counting calories super easy for a little extra help sticking to your diet.
Electric Toothbrush: Now, flash those pearly whites :)
Come on, tell us what you think! Which app or gadget do you swear by? Talk to us in the comments below or over on Twitter.