I’m the laziest person ever. I’m too lazy to switch on a PC. In fact, I don’t like the whole office set-up. If I could help it, I would edit Queen Regnant off my 7-inch tablet. Wait a second, that is exactly what I am doing!
All this would not be possible without my trusty ol’ apps. Queen Regnant’s criteria of the most useful apps includes the fact that they are free, versatile and multifunctional not only to bloggers but to every socially interactive person using them.
1. Puffin Web Browser
My mind works faster than my Android device at times. I have to admit that the Puffin browser seems to keep up just fine! The speed of this browser is phenomenal. CloudMosa, Puffin’s developer, aims to accelerate the web experience on a mobile device through cloud computing and it claims to be 550% faster than a built-in mobile browser. CloudMosa developed technology to shift the workload from the mobile devices to the cloud servers. By outsourcing computing-intensive tasks to the cloud, resource-demanding web applications can run smoothly on resource-limited devices. You have the option to watch videos on a full screen, download files to the cloud or Dropbox (which is great for your data plan!) and there is a virtual gamepad for gamers and a virtual mousepad for desktop functionality. Ah, the features are impressive. I really don’t have to switch my PC on, this mobile browser fulfills that need.
2. Photo Grid
Google Play Store or
Apple App Store
3. Pixlr Express
In my opinion, this is the best free photo editor. There are more than a 1000 ways to combine effects, overlays and borders to give a unique look to your photos. Blur out the backgrounds of your pictures, blend another picture into your current one using the Double Exposure feature and use leak overlays to give your photos a polaroid feel. There are over a 100 fonts to choose from to personalise pictures (I’ve used them to create e-cards for family and friends), a ton of photo editing options such as removing a red eye or brightening dull pictures and an option to create grid collages.
Download Pixlr Express
This app is a dream for social media influencers and if it wasn’t free, I’d probably pay for it! It’s that good. It can be used personally and professionally. Basically, IFTTT allows you to create chains of simple conditional statements, called “recipes”, which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. IFTTT is an abbreviation of “If This Then That”.
An example “recipe” might consist of sending an e-mail message if the IFTTT user tweets using a certain hashtag. Or, if the user is tagged by someone on Facebook, then that photo will be added to the user’s cloud-based photo archive. IFTTT employs the following concepts.
Channels are the “basic building blocks of IFTTT”,they maiinly describe a series of data from a certain web service such as YouTube or eBay.Sometimes, it can represent information in terms of weather or stocks. There are particular triggers and actions in each channel.
Triggers are the “this” part of a recipe. They are the items that “trigger” the action. For example, from an RSS feed, you can receive a notification based on a keyword or phrase. Actions are the “that” part of a recipe. They are the output that results from the input of the trigger.
Recipes are the predicates made from Triggers and Actions. For example, if you like any picture in Instagram (trigger), the photo will be sent to your Dropbox account (action).
Ingredients are basic data made available from a trigger. For example, the data that are available from the email trigger include subject, body, attachment, received date, and the sender’s address.
IFTTT can automate web-application tasks, such as posting the same content on several social networks.
Download IF by IFTTT on Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Lifehack.org thinks that the world might be divided into two groups: Those who love Evernote and those who don’t (or, at least, don’t understand why so many people love Evernote). Evernote is a cross-platform app that serves many purposes—it can be your digital file cabinet, note-taking tool, daily journal, task or project management system, recipe-keeper, and more. It has so many uses and different features, my favourite thing is that you can take notes, creating content that is simple or complex. You can collect web articles, save photos and create notebooks while attaching pdf files and recorded audio. You can organise your whole life with Evernote! The powerful search tool allows you to locate what you looking for with ease, it even searches through PDF files!