Move Over Cuffing Season, There’s A New Dating App In Town, Style Blogger Illustrations + More Apps To Download This Week!September 25th, 2015 by Tech Staff
Looking for a few cool apps that’ll make your iPhone or Android more in tune with your lifestyle? From a kinda new dating app to ensure a cuddle-worthy cuffing season to an app that’ll keep you looking chic in illustrations that’ll last a lifetime – we’ve got your favorite apps in our weekly round up below. From the coolest messaging hack to your new favorite photo filter, check out this week’s can’t-miss apps.
Willow: Fall is here, cuffing season is in the air and this particular pairing app has been causing quite a stir. Willow wants to be Tinder for people who are over Tinder (isn’t everyone over Tinder?) by making the experience more about your personality than a handful of pictures. You create a profile and then ask up to three questions for others to answer. Qs are tagged so you can find and answer other Qs that might lead you to the love of your life. Or you’ll just have fun answering Qs like an old fwded email quiz… Free on iOS
Darkroom: Another buzzy download to tap its way into the App Store this week just might be vying for iPhone photo filter favorite VSCO cam’s top spot. Darkroom is a photo editing app for iOS that opens up your entire camera roll (no import necessary) to edit in a Photoshop lite-like suite where you can DIY your own filters and strike the perfect tones for your pics with their handy Curves tool. Sharing photos on white backgrounds directly to Instagram is an NBD little bonus that could help streamline the photo apps on your phone. Free on iOS + $2.99 add-on for “Curves”
Metamorphabet: From dating apps to kiddy apps, we’re really going full circle for today’s What’s App-ening. This educational app is just about the coolest way to teach your little ones the ABCs — we’re actually considering just like, taking a quick afternoon to brush up on ours. Here, letters transform into different words that help explain and explore the alphabet with dazzling illustrations – $3.99 on iOS
Chic Sketch: Confession — NYFW wasn’t quite the big deal this month, since it’s become more influenced by street style influencers than ever before, this is the perfect #OOTD-obsessed bloggers everywhere. It lets you upload pics and submits them to be sketched by a fashion illustrator. How insanely awesome is that?! Free on Android and iOS
We understand the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but reading is still fundamental in the busiest of lives! It’s important to have a seat, relax, and take in knowledge from the written word, outside of (yes, even the juicy) blogs. Most companies around the world are encouraging lifelong learning to their employees and partners. It is a simple notion. People are never too old to learn a new lesson! Take the time to download these e-books on your tablet, soak it in throughout the day. If you’re old school feel free to rent, buy, or check out a hard-copy They are worth reading, and are likely to change your outlook on life!
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
About: In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey uses penetrating insights and anecdotes to present a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.
Why It Made the List: The book was published in 1989 but is still acclaimed a must read for people that want to gain some practical tips on navigating through life more efficiently. Covey’s advice is very straightforward but makes readers think about how they can make each habit a part of their daily lives.
Download The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People from Amazon for $1.99 today.
About: Inspired by true events, R.J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be.With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
Why It Made the List: The book is an easy read as it was written for young readers but it teaches a lesson that many adults can benefit from.
Download Wonder from Amazon for $9.99 today.
About: In Mastery, Robert Greene’s fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world’s masters. Debunking long-held cultural myths, he demonstrates just how we, as humans, are hardwired for achievement and supremacy.
Why It Made the List: Everyday, we face obstacles that make it difficult for us to reach our goals. InMastery, Greene offers some keys to achieving mastery, which he believes is attainable by every human being.
Download Mastery from Amazon for $12.99 today.
4. The Secrets to Success
About: You may have seen the video where a man is speaking to a classroom full of students saying that in order to be successful, you have to want it as bad as you want to breath. That man was Eric Thomas. In The Secrets to Success, renown speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Thomas shares his experience of how he made it from high school drop out to where he is now and also gives the secrets to readers on to how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many may face daily.
Why It Made the List: Thomas is a dynamic speaker and has a way of showing folks who follow him ways to be successful. Having those tips that you can watch on YouTube in his videos in a concrete form is even more helpful.
Download The Secrets to Success from Amazon for $7.69 today.
5. The Happiness Project
About: On a city bus, Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon. They included, “The days are long, but the years are short,” and “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.
Many can relate to Rubin who didn’t have the option to uproot herself to make a dramatic change in her life. Instead she focused on improving her life as it was. Her conclusions are sometimes surprising and are though provoking.
Why It Made the List: Who doesn’t want to be happy? This book is an example of how people can approach finding happiness if they are not satisfied with their current situations.
Download The Happiness Project from Amazon for $10.99 today.
What are some of your latest reads? How have they changed your outlook on life?