MY 10 ESSENTIAL IPHONE APPS

10 apps that actually check and use every day.
  1. 1.
    Todoist
    People called me super-organized but it's only because I found the app that works for me. Todoist continually holds my days together and helps me move projects from someday to today.
  2. 2.
    Spark email
    Hands down the best full-feature email client I've seen. I rarely even bother to look at emails on desktop now.
  3. 3.
    Simple
    Yup. It's a bank app. I love this bank. Finally I have an easy app that lets me know what's going on with my money--no tricks, overdrafts or fees.
  4. 4.
    Goodreads
    Essential. I'm an avid reader so being able to track what I've read, what I'm reading and what I want to read is essential.
  5. 5.
    Drafts
    So many iPhone apps make imputing text a multi-click process and it's just annoying. Drafts starts up instantly, ready to capture text, then I can send it to just about any app that I need. Also I can throw reminders at Siri which Drafts will import and then I can send them elsewhere (likely Todoist).
  6. 6.
    Evernote
    I'm actually not super-crazy about the design of this app but as a service Evernote plays a very important part of my day and my life. I have thousands of notes and being able to look at them on my phone is something I can't live without. The incorporated spotlight search in iOS 9 is really, really helpful.
  7. 7.
    Square Cash
    There are tons of apps for sending and receiving money but none are free like Square Cash and none send you the money almost instantly. (Simple has a similar feature but both parties have to be Simple customers)
  8. 8.
    Tweetbot
    Twitter is the only social media I actually read. Tweetbot isn't perfect but it's close. The ability to hide Facebook, vine, periscope & Instagram links is enough reason to use it.
  9. 9.
    Scribd
    I prefer paper books and now scientists have proven that reading on a screen dramatically lowers comprehension but Scribd has lots of Marvel comics and audiobooks. I can't read a paper book easily while exercising but I can listen to one. There audiobook features are a bit glitchy but their price is incredible: $9.99/month for unlimited comics, ebooks and a credit for one audiobook per month. (Audible is $15/month and only offers the audiobook.)
  10. 10.
    Amazon
    Plain and simple. If you have Amazon Prime then you use this app all the time. Need tea? Ordered. Need fountain pen ink? Ordered. Need a yoga ball? Ordered.