Resources

I created this page as a go-to place for you to see what my favorite app, services, and tools are. These are things I personally use so feel free to contact me if you need any help. I’ll update this page from time to time so make sure you bookmark it!

Disclosure: Please keep in mind that some links below are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase. I’ve used all that I’m recommending and wouldn’t do so if they haven’t helped me with what I’m doing and continue to do. If you do decide to use the links, I thank you for your support.

Blogging

Domain.com: I purchased my domain from them, and their support was really helpful when there was a confusion with my order. After getting everything right, I claimed my domain for 5 years.

Productivity

IFTTT: It stands for “IF This Than That” and it’s my favorite app for automation. I’m always trying to figure out cool ways to use it and share the recipes with you.

Check out my intro post to learn more about the app and see the ways I’m currently using it.

KindleAs much as I like physical books, I love the Kindle Reading app more because I can virtually carry an unlimited amount of books on my phone or Kindle device. This has allowed me to read anytime and anywhere. Amazon’s Whispersync technology is pretty awesome too — it synchronizes furthest page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all my devices.

Evernote: For the past year or two, I’ve made more of an effort to offload any ideas I have. Clearing my RAM, so to speak. And this is my go-to app. I have notebooks for reading notes, blog post ideas, and long-term ideas to name a few.

iPhoneography

VSCO Cam: I love this app because it allows me to edit multiple photos at the same time. Not only that, it remembers all the settings I apply so I can change them later without having to start over.

SKRWT: I use this app to correct my perspectives and get my lines right where I want them.

Mextures: This app has some really creative and unique presets/filters. I enjoy using the landscape enhancing ones, especially the neutral density filter.

Photogene: Like VSCO Cam, this app keeps track of the photos I’m editing. It does so in a Picasa-like manner so it’s a little more cumbersome. For example, when I open VSCO Cam, all the images I’m currently working on are right there. With Photogene, I have to scroll through my Camera Roll and there are icons to indicate that a photo has been edited. With that said, this app has a lot more powerful features including the ability to selectively apply enhancements by painting on an image.

See some of these apps in action in my “iPhoneography Insights” project.

Cloud Storage

OneDrive: You get a very generous 15 GB of storage for signing up, an additional 15 GB when you enable the ‘Camera Roll’ backup feature, and another 500 MB for every friend you refer (up to 5 GB). The total potential is 35 GB of free storage! Platforms include Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Xbox.

Dropbox: You get 2 GB for signing up, an additional 3 GB when you enable ‘Camera Uploads’, and another 500 MB for every friend you refer (up to 16 GB). The total potential is 21 GB of free storage! Platforms include Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

SpiderOakYou get 2 GB for signing up and an extra 1 GB for every friend you refer (up to 10GB). The total potential is 12 GB of free storage. Platforms include Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux.

[Updated on 3/13/2015]

Advertisements