It is easy to overlook just how often we use our phones. Whether we are talking, texting, playing, watching, or taking a picture, our phones are never far from our hands. And even though our memory may be completely taken by few dozen apps, there are those one or two we simply cannot imagine not having.
Facebook / Facebook Messenger - It’s the main way I keep up with friends and family, and it’s fun to snoop on the ones I don’t talk to.
Chrome - I don’t have Internet at my house, so I use my phone for all my online browsing.
Starbucks - I’m either checking to see if I have any new rewards, discounts, or coupons loaded onto my account or I’m opening it to pay for my latte.
Solitaire - I’m bored, boring, and apparently too old to keep up with more modern, challenging, and fast-paced games. (Editor’s Note—this is in no way a cry for help)
The two most used apps on my phone are Twitter and USA Today.
I do read the Bible on a smart device, but in most cases, that smart device is my tablet.
The First 5 App by Proverbs 31 Ministries – I honestly feel like I mention this devotional app to almost every Christian woman I meet. It has transformed my time in God’s Word! I used to be very hit-and-miss with my quiet time. Some weeks I’d go a whole seven days without opening my Bible. Now, I’ve got a routine set in place. This app requires nothing but the first five minutes of your day (it even includes an alarm setting to wake you up with your devotion). It goes through a whole book of the Bible, and you read about a chapter a day. It provides Scripture, a devotional, a deeper look into the chapter with other Scripture references mentioned, a place to journal, and a prayer. And it’s free!
Pinterest – I love Pinterest. I gave up a lot of my social media accounts, but one that I just couldn’t give up is Pinterest. I love looking at crafts, funny stuff, hair and beauty, and quotes! I also find recipes that I try out on my husband and family! I won’t say that I haven’t had a few Pinterest fails (as in the crocheted infant beanie hat that was big enough to fit me), but I will say I’ve had a lot of wins when it comes to trying new crafts and yummy food!
Audible – With all the traveling I do, listening to books makes the long distances seem much shorter.
Maps – Because without it, my ability to get to where I need to be is roughly akin to that of a blind tortoise on its back.
Spotify – My brain runs on music, so I use this app a lot. If apps wore out, I would probably be on my fifth one. My musical taste is ever evolving and usually depends on the mood I’m in, but currently my favorite artists are Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Young Oceans.
Audible – If I’m not listening to music, I’m listening to audiobooks, so this one is really handy. I’m currently making my way through the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Novelization.
Clash of Clans – I use my phone mostly at night because I am a night owl and the rest of my family goes to bed when the sun does. Due to this, I play Clash of Clans. A lot. I apologize if you play and I have attacked you. Can we still be friends?
Kindle App – I use my Kindle app every single day. In this one app I have my Bible, bedtime stories for my kids, and other books I am reading through. Since I always have my phone, I can pull something up and read it even if I have only a few minutes to kill. I love it.