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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Writer's Workshop - Top Picks

List your top 10 favourite apps currently

Once again,
this year,
I've decided my NY resolution
is about loosing weight.
Getting healthier.
Being fit and healthy.
So,
not surprising,
a few of my top apps
are health and fitness related.

1. Get Running


This is one of those
C25K apps.
I've just started
but am enjoying it so far. 

2. 30 Day Fitness Challenges


You know how you see those
30 day challenges on
Facebook or Pinterest?
And then you save the pic
on your camera roll
and try to recall what day you're on?
Well...
here are loads of those challenges
all in one app!

3. Daily Water


You know how you should drink
8 glasses of water a day?
Well, 
I don't drink nearly enough.
I know I need to drink more
so this app is great.
I feel accountable.
Plus, 
I like seeing the glasses empty
as I drink! 

4. Coach.me


This was pretty cool too.
So you set yourself daily goals,
you choose them,
then you tick if off when you do them.
It goes back to the accountability thing
I so need. 
I want to work out.
Tick.
Drink water.
Tick.
Read every day.
Tick.
It can be anything!

5. Mad Libs


This is a fun one to do with Ethan.
I've always loved using Mad Libs
in my classroom.
And now Ethan is having a blast.
It's great when we go out for lunch,
or are at the airport
waiting for a flight.
He can't stop giggling at his creations!

6. iAllowance


I love, love, love
this app!
Ethan wanted an allowance,
but I tend to forget to give it
every week.
Plus,
depending where we are
I then need to work out the exchange rate.
It's a chore.
But this app,
oh,
this app makes it all so easy!
Ethan has a virtual piggy bank
where every week
the allowance is deposited.
He can also earn more money
with chores.
And,
he can loose money with
a bad attitude!

7. Self Timer Camera


It's a timer!
For your selfies!
Enough said!

8. CamScanner


I discovered this one
when attending a conference.
The group made these charts.
They were really cool,
so a bunch of us grabbed our phones
to take pictures.
We were told that,
not only is the app free,
but the quality is better than taking pics.
Plus,
you can convert them into PDF files
and share them too.

9. TED


TED Talks!
Whenever you want to be inspired.
Awesome!

10. AppsGoneFree


Like apps?
Like free apps?
This one sends you 5 apps
that are free each day.
Great way to find new favorites!






6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm going to have to check out that camscanner app. In my job I attend a lot of PD and give a lot of PD. That app could be very helpful to me!

Jen - Pierced Wonderings

kelley jensen said...

I've got to try that camera scanner! And Mad Libs sounds super fun. Thanks for the tips and good luck on your fitness goals. I use gomeals by calorie king. It tracks diet, exercise and water in one app. My dietitian recommended it. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Rebel Mony said...

The 5 new apps one is really cool, thanks for sharing all of these!
If you're looking for a great workout app, I've been using the GSP Touchfit app. It's all at-home, no equipment body weight exercises and you can choose workout length of 10, 20, 40 or 60 minute workouts. Who can't find time for 10 minutes, right?! But it's only for iOS.

MrsTee said...

Love the Water App!! i don't drink water nearly a much as since I am on my phone constantly this would be an awesome way for me to feel obligated...

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

These apps look great! I really like my fitness pal for keeping track of food and diet and water consumption type stuff.

Mama Kat said...

Oh I definitely need that water one! I drink MAYBE two glasses a day. I don't know how I could fit more in!