Â If you are anything like me, you live on your phone.Â I don’t know how I got through life before smartphones.Â OK, I might be a bit overboard with that statement, but I do love having a smart phone.Â There are countless things that you can do with your smart phone.Â On a daily basis, I use it for:
- Social Media (Facebook, twitter, linked in)
- Checking the stock market
- Reading the paper, blogs, and magazines
- Searching for places (restaurants, businesses…)
- Mapping a route (I’m not the most directionally inclined person)
- The basics (phone calls, texting, emails)
- Playing games
If I forget my phone at home (it has been over 2 years since I did this last), I am lost.Â It is a scary feeling not having your cell phone.Â What if you have an emergency? What if you’re lost? What if you need to play Angry Birds right now!?Â Your cell phone is your life line, and without it you’re erased from the world.Â Maybe not erased, but definitely lost for a brief second.
I love sharing my favorite apps that get me through the day.Â I previously wrote about some of my favorite financialÂ apps that I use all the time, check it out to download some great apps.Â This is a list of 10 apps that are totally worth their cost.Â Most people like to stick to free apps.Â They are easy to get, you can test them out without spending a dime, and if you don’t like them then they can easily be deleted.Â If you pay for an app, there is no refund.
Whenever I am going to pay for an app, I generally read every review available.Â I hate spending money on apps that are a bust, so due diligence is necessary.Â This post is your due diligence (that’s borderline conceded but trust me, these are fun apps).Â If any of these sound like they would fit your niche, give ’em a try! You wont be disappointed.
Angry BirdsÂ – I read that over 350 million people have downloaded angry birds which has resulted in over $70 million in income!Â That is incredible seeing as it only cost around $140k to make.Â That is some serious ROI (return on income) for Rovio, the games creator.Â The point of this game is to slingshot different birds into structures to knock them down and destroy the pigs that stole their eggs.Â The more you destroy, the more points you get.Â It can be somewhat difficult to complete certain levels, but attaining 3 stars in every single level presents a true challenge.Â BEWARE, if you download this game be prepared to spend hours and hours playing.Â It is very addicting! Â¢.99
Words With Friends – Have you ever played scrabble?Â That’s what this game is.Â It’s the 21st century way to play the game.Â You can play against friends, family, or just a random opponent.Â There is a free version of the game, but It’s worth the money to get rid of the ads.Â $2.99
Quick Scan Pro – Have you ever had buyers remorse because you feltÂ like you overpaid? Quick Scan Pro helps alleviate that feeling.Â Simply scan the bar code on your potential purchase and see if someone else is selling it cheaper.Â Â¢.99
ISEOÂ – Anyone who has a blog or runs a site will like this one.Â It is a simple, all in one place,Â way to check your site info.Â This app provides your sites; Alexa rank, page rank, Alexa back links, Majestic back links, Blekko back links, Yahoo indexed pages, Google indexed pages, Facebook likes, and Twitter mentions.Â $1.99
Nike+ – Nike+ is a great app for anyone with an Iphone.Â This app allows you to track your runs with the GPS enabled on your phone.Â Nike has offered this service with a required chip that is placed in your shoes.Â The Nike+ app for your Iphone is all you need to track your distance, pace, and calories.Â If you own an Android, check out Map My Run.Â Â $1.99
Feeddler RSSÂ – If you enjoy reading a bunch of different newspapers, magazines, and blogs but hate having to go to each page, Feeddler RSS is for you.Â This is a simple reader device that will host all your favorite sites in one place.Â There is a free version that does the basics, so ifÂ basic is all you want then you’re in luck!Â $9.99
1Password – This is another Iphone specific app that allows you to auto-fill all of your user ID’s and passwords for any site you want.Â Just add the site, your user ID and password, and unlock the Master password and you can quickly visit all of your sites without the hassle of entering your info each time. $6.99
Color Splash – This app allows you to play with the color in your photos.Â Change half the picture so it’s in black and white, while the other half is in color.Â Snap a pic of some scenery with the sky in the background, make the scenery black and white and enjoy.Â Â¢.99
Craigslist+ – This app is more for a certain niche of people who use Craigslist a lot.Â They add a few extra features to the paid version, which may or may not be worth it to you.Â Â¢.99
Fatbooth – I know this app is a little mean, but it’s a lot of fun.Â This app lets you take any photo of someone, and turn them plump.Â Friends wont let you take their pic, no problem.Â Log into Facebook and borrow their photo.Â This app will provide you with hours of entertainment.Â Â¢.99
Well that’s the list.Â For just under $30 you can make your smart phone experience a whole lot better.Â I hope this list helps you find some true keeper apps.Â Z8WJPWPGUSBY
What are your favorite paid apps?