Friday, 27 October 2017

Top 5 Photography Apps

As there are so many apps on the market it hard to decipher which are the best from the wide range available. In this list, there are both photo editing apps and photo sharing apps, with most of them being free you may want to try them out.

VSCO is a great photo editing app with different filters and effects to add to your images. Not only this but VSCO has a great community behind it where you can post your edited images with other photographers who use VSCO and can help you gain inspiration from those using the apps.

Instagram (FREE)
This is my personal favourite photo-sharing app as there’s such a wide range of images on there for you to browse through either on the trending page or through the people your followings post where you can like and comment on your friend’s images.

Layout (FREE)
Layout is also a great app for posting on Instagram as it has the correct image proportions and sizes as Instagram allows except it helps makes those posts more exciting by adding to the layout of the image either by doubling up one image and using interesting proportions to make a more eye-catching image or by allowing you to put more than one image into the layout.

Facetune (£2.99)
Another great app for photography is Facetune, this app is great for doing touch ups to images. Not just to touch up images of yourself, but also for editing images of other people that you may have taken.

EyeEm (FREE)
This app may look like your average photo editing app, but this app has a ‘market’ feature where you can get money for the photos you take and edit if they are bought by brands or publishers.

There’s our list of the top 5 photography apps, my personal favourites being Instagram and VSCO. Let us know what you use to edit your photographs and what you post your images on. Also, don’t forget to tell us what your favourite is from this list!



Friday, 20 October 2017

Top 5 Music Apps!

We thought it may be helpful to separate the great from the good with the amount of choice you have from the range of music apps available on the app stores. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 music apps.

Apple Music
Apple music is one of the best music apps available with the membership not being too pricey at £9.99 a month, you get a lot for your money with over 40 million songs to download, stream and listen to you've got a lot of choices no matter what your taste in music.

Another great app in the music genre is Shazam, for all those times you hear a song you love but have no idea what the song is or who its by, this is one of the best for recording a little snippet of the song and telling what the title is and who the artist is.

Spotify is also a great music app for everyone, like Apple Music just more widely available as it can be found on both Android and Apple devices. Not only this is that it has a free option which has limited uses or monthly memberships which start at £9.99 where you can have many more options.

Soundcloud is a great free app for unsigned music artists and listeners. It also helps incorporate a more social aspect to music apps where you can interact with your friends and send them music and only have playlists between a group, making it great for parties.

Garage band
Garage Band helps enable you to make music by turning your phone into a variety of instruments. Not only does this app help you create your own music but it also helps you to DJ with live loops and other useful tools to help you improve your musical ability.

So, there's our list of top music apps my personal favourite being Apple Music as I think it's the most effective music streaming and downloading App, not only this it is easy to use and understand. What's your favourite music App that you can't live without?



Friday, 13 October 2017

Top 5 Productivity Apps!

If you have problems with your productivity and keeping yourself motivated then these apps could be very useful to you. There's always room to improve your productivity so why not try some of these apps.

This app helps to avoid meeting clashes and promote productivity. By having a scheduled day where nothing clashes, you'll have a much less stressful day. Both your colleagues and other people can be involved and Doodle will schedule in times and work out the best time slot for everyone.
Cost: FREE

Trello is a great app for managing your tasks and creating different lists for different subjects or projects. This helps to visualise your tasks for the day/week and can then tick them off. On top of this, your colleagues can be added in so you can set group tasks and lists.
Cost: FREE

Be Focused Pro
This app helps to break tasks down into time intervals so that you can keep your motivation up and keep powering through your tasks for the day,y without you getting distracted or too stuck one task for too long. Also with this app, you can track your progress over the weeks and months.
Cost: FREE

Genius Scan
Genius Scan is a great app which helps you to create quality PDF documents by simply taking a photo. This free app allows you to send the PDF's you generate via text, email, or export them to Dropbox or Google Drive. This app is very handy if you need to send a copy of something but it needs to be readable and not just a photo or a PDF version of a receipt.
Cost: FREE

This app is great for jotting down ideas in mind map form. The app helps to visualise your ideas quickly either in mind map form or in doodles, you can also get your colleagues involved so they can add their ideas to the mind maps too. Not only this but you can add photos and save them for next time or export them.
Cost: FREE

There's our list of productivity apps. Although there are many on the market, these are our top 5. We'd love to know what your top 5 are and what works for you to improve your productivity?



Friday, 6 October 2017

Apps Of The Week

Today lets take a look at the top apps of this week. From what’s top in Apple’s App store, to my own personal favourites. I'll be looking at all genres of apps; from games to revision apps, so hopefully there’s something here for everyone.

Apple’s free app of the week is ‘Dwindle’. Dwindle is an app that can be used to help you to fall asleep, reduce stress and anxiety.


Dwindle can be used to help you fade into a deep sleep, reduce stress/anxiety during a quick break or ease you into a state of mindfulness’- iTunes

If you’re the type of person who falls asleep listening to music but then find that this music sometimes wakes you up in the middle of the night when a louder song comes on, this app eliminates that problem as it fades the music out when you go to sleep and therefore promotes a deeper sleep.

Most downloaded free app of the week (iOS)-

Space Frontier:

Blast off for the stratosphere with Space Frontier, the addictive physics rocket game that your friends will want to play, but they can’t! It’s your phone, mate.
Your mission is to launch your rocket as high into orbit as possible.’ - iTunes

With this game, the simplicity of it makes it very addictive.
Although you may not play the game for hours on end it’s a great time passer and easy to pick up making it great to play when travelling.

Most downloaded paid app of the week (iOS)-

The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit:

The ONLY OFFICIAL Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) app for the Car Theory and Hazard Perception test. Written by DVSA – the people who set the tests.’- iTunes

This app is great for anyone learning to drive or coming up to their driving theory test.
It’s very useful at helping you practice things that will be in the test so that you are much more prepared for your theory test.

Most downloaded grossing app of the week (iOS)-

Clash of Clans:

Join millions of players worldwide as you build your village, raise a clan, and compete in epic Clan Wars!’- iTunes

This strategy video game is much more time-consuming game as you can build it up and fight against other players making it a little bit more social than other mobile games.

Apps to look out for-


Just with a few taps, create professional grade superimposed or juxtaposed photos on your iPhone! You don't need a computer and expensive software to superimpose’-iTunes

There are many photo editing apps in the App store however this one is my personal favourite.
It has many features that you would get if you spent your time editing images on a photo editing software on your computer.

Cost: £1.99

Giphy cam:

Record amazing GIFs with GIPHY CAM! Feeling creative? Add some filters or special FX! Then share the best GIFs in a text, on the web, or save it to your Camera Roll for later!’- iTunes

With this app, it’s more just a bit of fun and can entertain you and your friends for hours.

Cost: FREE


Avoid traffic jams, police traps, and accidents with Waze, the #1 real-time navigation app.’- iTunes

Waze is a clever sat nav that notices when there's traffic and redirects you to avoid getting stuck in traffic.
It also warns you of construction work that's going on around you and helps to avoid it, as well as this it helps you avoid car accidents and even police.

Cost: FREE

Well, there’s this week’s apps of the week along with my personal favourite apps this week.
There are many new and interesting apps on the market each and every week so don’t forget to keep up to date on what’s available to you in the app store.

Don’t forget to let us know what your app of the week is?