Kimba Likes iPhone Apps



I know I don’t have to introduce you to the fabulous Shop Me Chic, edited by Melinda and Sonia.  They are top chicks who are very chic, and Shop Me Chic is a daily essential go to for smart girls!

This week, Sonia introduced her favourite iPhone apps.  I thought this was such a good idea that I’m sharing mine too.



Sonia’s Top 5 are:

  • SoundHound
  • Instagram
  • WordPress
  • Etsy
  • Lumiè


Without further ado, the iPhone apps Kimba Likes are:



Camera+ – $0.99

I use this camera instead of the native camera that comes with the iPhone.  It has amazing editing features. You can change the lighting, the direction, crop, add effects and borders.  From the app, you can save to your Camera Roll or share direct to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr, or even send it via email or message.



Weatherzone Plus – $1.99

I like to know what the weather is going to do for the day, and the week ahead, and this app gives me all that – and more!  Maybe it’s because I’m a farmer’s daughter, or maybe it is just because I don’t like to be cold or wet, or even worse, cold and wet.  Weatherzone has a free app which is good, but for two bucks, I like the Plus version.



Instagram – free

Who doesn’t love Instagram?  I find myself spending more time on Instagram than Twitter lately.  I’m a big fan of Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day challenges, and am smack bang in the middle of Frocktober at the moment.  Sharing my photos via the Instagram app is just so easy.  I love that I can share to Twitter and Facebook at the same time.  I can upload Camera+ photos I’ve edited and saved to my Camera Roll.  I’m not a big fan of the filter options available on the Instagram app, which is why Sonia loves Lumiè and I love Camera+.  I’ve already downloaded Lumiè and look forward to having a play with it later!




I love to read and I love my Kindle app.  I love that I can download a book and within seconds, it has Whispersynced to my iPad and my iPhone.  When I whip out my iPhone to read on the bus, it syncs to where I last read on my iPad the night before.  I like that I can read in the dark with the night setting.  This is particularly handy when the Welshman is ready for sleep and I want to read for just a little longer.  I also love that I can get a new release book for considerably less than I would pay for the actual book, plus there are loads of classics for free, and I have no storage issues when I’ve finished reading it.  I also use the native iBooks app, but I don’t love it as much as my Kindle app.



CardStar – Free

I love loyalty cards but I hate carrying them all around.  I use the CardStar app to scan all my loyalty cards and when I go to pay for something, I whip out my phone for the cards.  Unfortunately, I’ve not had much luck finding places where their scanners pick up the barcode from my iPhone screen (Witchery and Sussan are my only successes so far!), but it takes mere moments to quickly read out the details for the sales assistant to type in.  CardStar also has card backup with an online account.



Consume – $2.99

Consume is a great app that helps monitor usage.  I use mine for monitoring my broadband account, and my iPhone cap plan.  Just a quick glance and I can see that I’ve got enough data left to be able to download something on the fly instead of waiting until I’m back in the happy land of wifi.  When I first got the app, it was free, but it is now a paid app.  It could be used for many more things than I use it for, but if you’re worried about exceeding your plan limits, then check out Consume.


I’d love to hear about your favourite iPhone apps too.  What floats your boat and what app can you not live without?




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