Love Letter to My Favorite Lifestyle Apps

by Andrea Walker, Digital Strategist

Roses are red, violets are blue…I love the following mobile apps and here’s why you should too…

Flipboard-If you’re a news junkie like myself, then you’ll “flip” over Flipboard (no pun intended:) Flipboard allows you to curate content from multiple news organization into a personalized social magazine. You can also share your favorite news articles on social media as well as download an ipad version.

Words with Friends-I love this app for it’s ability to turn one of my favorite board games into a social game addiction. This game is so addictive that even Alec Baldwin couldn’t turn it off during a plane ride.

Stylmee-Ever wanted to own a fashion boutique? The Stylmee Community is a place that has changed the way people shop and engage with their favorite fashion brands, bloggers and friends. As part of the fashion social game, you can open, design and run your own virtual fashion boutique and fill it with real branded products.

Foursquare-I was what you would call one of those “early adopters” when it came to Foursquare. People thought I was nuts as to why I would “check-in” a location. While Foursquare is quickly gaining more mainstream adoption, I like how Foursquare has allowed people to share their favorite hangouts, restaurants and travel experiences to their networks. What will be interesting to see is how this “social data” will be used to further help merchants target customers.

Fitness Pro is by far my favorite application. It has a database of over 450 exercises and shows you exactly how to do each exercise and what muscle groups you’re targeting. You can build and customize your own workouts by adding adding exercises and choosing your sets, reps and weight relevant to your training. If you’re not comfortable building your own workouts, they have preset routines developed for beginners and advanced gym-goers.

Evernote-Just having the app on my phone makes me feel like a more organized person. With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. As a side note, listen to Evernote CEO Phil Libin presentation at the Stanford Tech Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series