- Saturday, 2 April 2016 -

Apps I'm Currently Loving


Hello my lovelies! It's the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I look to at night - no, I'm actually not speaking romantically about my significant other but instead refer to the other love of my life; my phone. It's essentially become an extension of my arm and as pathetically materialistic as it sounds, I would be totally lost without it, no seriously, I would literally be LOST the amount of times Google Maps has saved my ass in a new and unfamiliar area. Gone are the days were a mobile phone's sole purpose was to text and make calls (and grow an unhealthy obsession for the game Snake) - it's now become a means of keeping organised and keeping entertained, all from the palm of your hand. So, without further ado, I'm excited to share with you a few of my most recent favourites that have kept me glued to my phone!



Neko Atsume - This little gem of an app has been gaining a lot of popularity recently, because let's face it, what could be better than a cat-themed app? Basically a tamagotchi with cats, you're bestowed the honour of caring for a lot of cute furry felines that come visit your garden, and if you feed and interact with them enough, they may just bring you some adorable tokens and treasures! With each cat possessing their own unique name and personality, it quickly becomes a collecting game that'll have you spinning new phrases like "one sec. just checking on my cats" or "look at how cuteeee their little bums are!" as your friends look on in wonder and confusion.

Gratitude Journal - As a person that finds it difficult viewing the glass as half full sometimes, this app is amazing at boosting your positivity. So, every day the app prompts you to write 5 happy things that happened to you, so that in time you'll be able to look back and relive those little moments that brought you happiness. Normally one to turn off an app's notifications, the friendly reminders that pop up for this one encourage you with positive phrases like "Today you are an eagle and your wings are made of awesome. Write about it!" If you want to get your mind in a better place and practice positivity, this is an app you should seriously invest in!

A Color Story - This is a relatively new app addition for me as sometimes I find editing apps to be quite repetitive however, with an array of cool effects, features and filters to choose from, this app has it all. In the past I would have probably applied a filter through the Afterlight app and then incorporated a cute bokeh effect from another, but A Color Story does it all for you without you going through the trouble of switching apps. The app is easy to use and beautifully executed, I swear you'll find yourself taking numerous photos just as an excuse to use it!

Relax Melodies - I'm the kind of person that loves nothing more than listening to the sound of the rain battering down on my roof as I drift off to sleep. In the absence of such soothing ambient sounds, I use this app to listen to calming imitations, from heavy rainfall to cats purring, this app has an amazing amalgamation of melodies to choose from. You can even mix and match your sounds to suit your mood, like combining the soft chirping of birds with wind chimes to create your own personal tranquil experience.

Plant Nanny - I'd be the first to put my hands up and admit that I don't drink enough water during the day, instead opting for juice or a fizzy drink. I've seen a lot of apps floating about that merely prompt you to record your daily water intake, without any means of motivation. However, of course when you bring a cute virtual pet plant into the mix, obviously I'm going to mother that thing better that my own house plants. With your daily goal being to drink 2 litres of water a day, the more you drink, the stronger your plant gets and the bigger it grows. This app comes with loads of cute customisable features from changing the breed of your plant to decorating its pot, it becomes much more than just a mundane monitoring device.


What apps have you been loving?


  1. I've been obsessed with Two Dots!! That game is addicting!!! I really have to check out A Color Story! I follow the ladies who created it at A Beautiful Mess and they really have a wonderful creative eye! =)

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  2. I'm addicted to Neko Atsume! I'm currently saving up the golden fish to get the sweet background for my garden. I'm trying to collect all the momentos too but it's taking me a very long time x

    Liz ~ Dreaming of Diamonds | Bloglovin'

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  3. Neko Atsume is such a fun if pointless game, always brings a smile to my face seeing which kitties have been to visit. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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  4. A Color Story sounds so cool! I need to download that ASAP. I found Afterlight a bit samey at times and couldn't really get on with it. I sometimes use Deluxe FX which has tonnes of pretty filters and effects :) Thanks for the recommendations!

    Tania | teabee x

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  5. These apps sound great! I've tried so many apps to try to encourage myself to drink more water but Plant Nanny sounds like it might actually work for me! Neko Atsume sounds fun although I'm afraid I'd end up addicted to it!

    Claire - Not Normally Like This

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  6. I have yet to try any of these apps but these sound fab! Might just try plant nanny :)

    Melissa / www.fruityflamingo.co.uk

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  7. I already knew of, and love, Neko Atsume because, who doesn't?! But didn't know of the other ones. Plant Nanny sounds really useful! X www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk X

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  8. I already knew of, and love, Neko Atsume because, who doesn't?! But didn't know of the other ones. Plant Nanny sounds really useful! X www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk X

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  9. The gratitude one sounds right up my street and I need the water nanny one, so Im downloading both right now! Thanks cutie! xx

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  10. These sound really interesting! I haven't discovered any cool new apps for ages, but I've been having a bit of an online shopping spree for spring, so I've probably been using the Asos app the most 🙈

    Nina - www.wirdsbynina.com

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  11. A Color Story is sooo babe. I have been eying ABM's other app that offers cute calligraphy. Their stuff is always SO creative and colorful. Plant Nanny sounds so fun. Though I drink quite a lot of water, I wouldn't miss an opportunity to pretend like a plant collector or something *smirks*

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  12. These look brilliant, have never heard of them before. But, I'll have to check them out now :) x

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  13. I love using color story! It is my go to app right now.

    Jordan | RetrospectReviews1.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the sound of Relax Melodies, I love listening to those chill out tracks and nature sounds when I'm struggling to sleep so I'll have to check that one out - lots of cute apps on here to look at though! - Tasha

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  15. Ahh, these all sound amazing. I've just downloaded the cat one and Relax Melodies! Plant Nanny has been all over my twitter this week so I re-downloaded it (just didn't use it the first time I spotted it) and now have a lovely little cactus growing!

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  16. Your blog is the sweetest thing, it's so beautiful! I love the sound of Neko Atsume, I'm going to check it out right now, and basically all of these haha. So happy to find your blog! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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  17. ooo I love the idea of the Plant Nanny and Relax Melodies! What a great way to make you drink water, I'm awful but just bought a sparkly new cup so hoping that if I keep that on my kitchen side it'll remind me ! Thanks for sharing
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

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  18. OMG I'm totally getting the plant nanny one right now haha! The gratitude journal sounds amazing as well. Thanks for sharing :) xx

    Effi | www.sparkleberryblog.com

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  19. i love the idea of the gratitude app! xo


    http://jessicabronwenkennedy.blogspot.co.uk

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