A Few of My Favourite Apps

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yes, there's probably an app for that. But often, they kind of suck, right? I've deleted 10 times as many as I actually use. 

But there are a few that I’ve held onto for months if not years, ones I rely on regularly:



Harvest is time tracking software and accompanying app, perfect for when you’re juggling a number of clients or projects.  It not only keeps track of time spent on a project and any related expenses, the software also helps you create invoices.  It’s one of my most valued work tools.

Price: Free when keeping track of 4 clients.  Then paid, depending on the number of users.



I wrote about this calorie counting app a few years ago and I still use it regularly.  (When I want to drop a few pounds, counting calories works well for me because it makes me take stock of what, and how much, I’m really eating.)  My Fitness Pal‘s food database is even bigger today, and includes many big name restaurants and brands, like Whole Foods and Cactus Club. Price: Free



I’m currently obsessed with putting white borders on my Instagram posts.  For that, I turn to Whitagram.  There’s also a decent selection of filters, but I generally stick to the border tool, which also allows you to determine the frame’s thickness.  In addition to white, there is also black and number of other colours.  Price: Free





PicLab is a photo editing app that comes in handy when I need to add text to a photo.  It features a variety of fonts, colours, stickers, overlays, etc.  Price: The basic version is free, $3.99 to unlock all of the options.  And a tip, if you want to remove the PicLab watermark from your photo, just watch the ad.

If you have a must-have app, please share! I’m always on the hunt for something new.


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  • Christina Stelpstra

    One of my favourite apps is Rome to Rio. You type in any 2 locations in the world and up pops a map and multiple ways to make the trip and what it will cost.

  • BrainofMorbius

    I have a Kindle but it doesn’t work with the Google app store so never really have had a chance to try out apps perse. (I’m not a smartphone person, prefer my phone dumb and turned off.).

    I like the MyFitnessPal app though. Not sure if I would use it consistently but seems like a really good idea.

    Someone should make a Anna & Kristina app that tells you what to buy when you are in the grocery store based on the cookbooks you both recommended. I’d get that app. But then I’d have to get a smartphone to listen to it/read what it says as I walked through the aisles, banging my cart into everyone else’s.

    Come to think of it, that might be a good way to get a date. Worked for the Fonz on Happy Days!