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5 Apps I Can’t Live Without

Here are some of the apps I enjoy too much, and you might want to consider getting as well!

Drafts

$2.99 (iPhone) $3.99 (iPad)

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I use this app on both iPad and iPhone. This app has support for using with Dropbox storage and tons of custom sharing actions that can be found. I’m certain I’m only using a fraction of it capabilities, I use it for notes, quick post to Twitter and App.net, DayOne drafts, and a place to store post to social sites for later.

Felix

$4.99 (iPhone) $4.99 (iPad)

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For me Felix is the app when it comes to ADN clients. It does all the things I mentioned here plus is looks amazing in fullscreen mode, It also supports many media sharing services as well as different bookmarking services. Personally I use Droplr for photos, and a combo of Instapaper and Pinboard for “reading it later”. Extra points for not having to buy a “pro” version after the initial purchase. The recent iPad app release is just as amazing if not more.

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Fantastical

$4.99 (iPhone) $19.99 (Mac)

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You maybe thinking the stock calendar is good enough, but its not that great in my opinion. This app is what the stock calendar should have been all along. When you first launch the app it asks to access your existing calendars and imports all of your events, and when you add events to it it also adds them to the stock calendar. I really love the way it looks and it works just as good if not better than it looks. On the desktop, it sits up in the menu bar and drops down when I need to use it.

DayOne

$4.99 (iPad + iPhone) $9.99 (Mac)

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It’s a journaling app, but for me having kids, its a bit more than that. I do use it to keep more personal thoughts as well, like what my children did or what milestones I reached that day, if any. I have it on every device, iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhone and iPad. That way I have no reason not to use it.

Tweetbot

$2.99 (iPhone) $2.99 (iPad) $19.99 (Mac)

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I use this Twitter client everywhere, although at this point its out of habit. The same can be said for my use of Twitter service itself. I’m almost using it as a RSS reader, and for live events its the best. Not to get on a tangent, but I’m not a fan of the way they do business. Twitter had lots of potential but is kind of their own worst enemy at this point as it stands with third party developers. Tweetbot is great though, looks good, works good and its a million times better than the official Twitter app.

Those are some of my indispensable apps that I use on a daily basis. How about yourself? What are some that you can’t live with on your own?

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James Langston

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