Waze: I use this app on a regular basis since I'm a bit directionally-challenged. I used to use the basic maps app that is the iPhone default navigation app but found that it led me to the wrong location on multiple locations. Andy recommended this app to me a couple of years ago and I've been using it ever since. I love how it lets me know when there are any types of delays--construction, stalled vehicles, traffic, etc. so that I can plan my commute accordingly.
Starbucks: This app is used more than I'd like to admit. I love linking my gold card to the app so that I can automatically reload my card, earn bonus drinks, and receive special coupons.
Candy Crush: I downloaded this on a whim a couple years ago and I am hooked. Andy and I are in an on-going competition to see who can reach the highest level. This is such a time-suck, but I love playing whenever we're on a long car trip, if I'm stuck waiting, and while I'm on the treadmill at the gym.
Macros: "Athletes don't diet and exercise, they eat and train." This is the motto that I live my life by and I love using this app to track my macronutrients. Nutrition is 80% of making progress in terms of fitness so this app is helpful to make sure I eat enough protein and other nutrients each day. I've noticed a significant increase in muscle gain since tracking my macros and that is so motivating to me!
Lifetime: My gym's app that lets me view fitness class schedules, check to see how many times I've visited the club that month, and check holiday gym hours.
Spotify: This app has changed my life--seriously. For $10/month, it allows me to have access to SO many great songs, lets me create custom playlists, and listen to songs on repeat (c'mon, we all do it when we find a new favorite). I used to use Pandora but found myself annoyed when an ad would pop up while I was running sprints on the treadmill or when the same overplayed songs kept being played.
Billings Pro: As a freelancer, I often have random expenses such as mileage, ramp parking fees, etc. This handy little app makes it easy to track my expenses based on the date and the client, which is really handy when you have a few reoccurring clients--it keeps me from having to manually enter everything in every time I work in their office.
Evernote: My friend, Bethany, actually turned me on to this app and I use it for both business and personal lists. It keeps all of my ideas, projects, and notes all in one handy place that automatically syncs with my MacBook Pro. All my ideas and notes all in one place all of the time--perfect.
Reminders: This is an app that comes installed on the iPhone and I use it on a daily basis. Andy synced our calendars and reminders lists so that we can add events and to-do items to each other's lists. It's basically the digital version of a honey-do list and it's so nice to be able to see everything without worrying about keeping track of little paper to-do lists all of the time.
iBooks: Another pre-installed app but I've found that I read SO many more books since I can purchase digital versions on my phone. This was especially helpful during my trip to Oahu last spring, since I could bring multiple books without having to lug them all around in my carry-on bag.
Bible: An essential app that makes it easier to read scripture on-the-go. Andy and I made a pact to read through the entire Bible in 2015 so we're both using one of their yearly plans to achieve this goal. I love that I can easily switch back and forth between different versions and translations for clarification and personal preference.
Calm: With my new focus/mindset of "nourish" for 2015, I've been making the attempt to be more intentional about relaxing my mind and body. This app has different guided meditations and relaxing scenes/sounds to listen to that help with sleep, easing tension, creativity, etc. I downloaded it right before the new year and am enjoying starting my day in a peaceful mindset and wrapping up each evening by embracing the theme that "my day is done" and now I can rest and relax.
Netflix: Whenever I can't sleep, sometimes just watching/listening to an episode of one of my favorite shows. I've also been known to watch shows/movies while doing cardio at the gym--it definitely makes the time fly by. Some of my favorite shows include Private Practice, Prison Break, and Pretty Little Liars.
*iPhone wallpaper is from the lovely collection of Emily Ley.