Our phones. Our thirds arms. We can’t do without them (okay, we probably can). In honor of that third arm, below are my three favorite iPhone apps.
Affirmations: A bit corny but using this app is a great way to start the day. Too often I reach for my phone to check my e-mail or social media but taking a few seconds to check the daily app and dwell on this before getting out of bed and checking my other things is a great way to start the day and always helps put your day in perspective.
Instapaper: This is a great app for when I want to read something but can’t take the time to read it then and there. I receive two newsletters, one in the morning – The Skimm – and one at night – Next Draft – and they often link to great long-form stories. So I save them on Instapaper for times like waiting at the elevator or reading before bed.
WeChat: The be-all, end-all of apps in China. If you don’t have WeChat you aren’t a person. It is a great app. I mostly use it for communication, social sharing and paying/sending money but it can be used for just about anything: ordering items, booking a taxi, paying bills, booking different appointments, etc.
P.S. Nike+ Training Club is a good workout app but I don’t use it as often as I probably should. Also, interesting tidbit, in China they don’t say app but instead A.P.P. – pronouncing each letter.