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What’s on My iPhone: Get a personal look at my iPhone 6


Admit it! Most of us are curious to know what others are up to these days with their geeky devices. Likewise, I’m curious to know on what my friends and colleagues are up to with their smartphones. With the help of internet and my fellow friends, I’ve managed to install some of the best apps on my iPhone 6. Curious to know what they are? Keep reading…

Okay now, Let’s start from the lock screen.

iPhone 6 lock screen

iPhone 6 lock screen

 

This is a default Apple wallpaper you’ll find.. You can also set a photo or image from your camera roll.

Home Screen

iPhone 6 Home Screen

iPhone 6 Home Screen

Yes, That’s right! It is well organized. I’m a person who like to keep stuff neat. 🙂

Keeping my apps in folders make it easy to access them without being swiping to multiple pages. The background image is shot by me using my iPhone 6. This scene was shot on my way to Badulla by train, One of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. These apps are the ones I need on my daily routine. Calendar, Photos, Camera, Weather, Clock, Settings, Chrome browser and Game Center apps stand individually since most of them are used multiple times everyday. You can see Outlook, My Music, Phone and Messages on the bottom toolbar. Keeping them that way for an easy access. 

Let’s check out what we have in the folders…

Photography

Mobile photography apps on iPhone 6

Mobile photography apps on iPhone 6

 

To be honest, I use Snapseed and VSCOcam for most of my Instagram and other pictures. Aviary and Pixlr are also used time to time for minor edits. Layout and Moldiv to make collages for Instagram and Twitter. If you are a fan of creating “Tiny Planet” images or videos, I recommend you RollWorld and Photosynth. And for time lapse videos, Instagram’s Hyperlapse a great app to create time lapses. I use eZy Watermark Lite to watermark my photos I publish on other blogs and forums. Getty Images Moment is the newest app I’ve recently installed in order to submit and get featured in the community.

Productivity

These apps are the most important ones I carry. You’ll see why.

important apps that boost your productivity

Productivity Apps on iPhone 6

 

OneDrive and Google Drive are my storage buddies. I use One Drive to store my personal stuffs and G-Drive to store my work related documents and university projects. Therefore, I know where to look when I need them. Not only that, I get 30GB of storage capacity on One Drive and 15GB of Capacity on Google Drive. YEAH!

Evernote and Wunderlist are my favorite to-do list apps. Evernote is mostly used to take research notes and to-dos, on my university projects. And Wunderlist goes as my personal to-do list. Pocket is used to view later any articles or videos I come across. Microsoft Word is to read and edit any documents I have saved on my G-Drive or One Drive.

To read PDF documents, I use Acrobat Reader. To check my bank balance and to do online fund transfers, I use ComBank app by Commercial Bank Sri Lanka.

Entertainment

Must have apps for entertainment on iPhone

Apps that keeps you entertain on iPhone 6

 

These apps in this folder are the least used ones, other than the YouTube app and i-helicopter. If you are person who change ring tones frequently, Give Ringtones a try. You can convert music to tones with this app.Videos and iTunes Store are pre-installed apps you get with iPhone. You can always do meme videos with the Dubsmash app. And get some awesome HD wallpapers and also ringtones for free with Zedge.

Social

Most used social apps for iPhone

Social Apps for iPhone 6

 

Like everyone, I use Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Snapchat and Periscope to socialize virtually with my contacts ;). I found Echofon as an alternative for default Twitter app. It’s just fast and easy to use. And you can easily manage your Facebook pages with Pages app. Face Time is added to the Social folder since I use it most among my friends.

Messenger

Messaging apps used in iPhone 6

Messaging apps used in iPhone 6

 

And, These are my 3 Musketeers. Whatsapp, Skype and Facebook Messenger are My daily messaging apps.

Utilities

Utility apps for iPhone 6

Utility apps for iPhone 6

 

SwiftKey, the best keyboard for iOS devices recommended by most of the tech review giants. D-Selfcare by Dialog Axiata is the one-stop app to manage all my connections and services provided by my career, Dialog. Truecaller app is to identify buggy spammers. One of the best spam detecting app I’ve seen. I use Speedtest app often to check the speeds of my home WiFi, and WiFi hotpots around me. To identify halal products and restaurants in Sri Lanka, I use HAC Halal Index app. I used to use Safari and Apple Mail initially, However, I have now replaced them with Chrome and Outlook

You know what App Store does in iOS devices. The least used app/never used app is the Apple Watch app. Hope to use it in future 😉

Extras

Inbuilt apps on iPhone 6

Inbuilt apps on iPhone 6

 

These are the least used apps on my phone. Compass, Tips, Voice Memos, Contacts, Podcasts, Passbook, Stocks, Newsstand, Calculator, Reminders and Notes. Most of these apps are pre-installed with your Apple device.

Travel

The best travel apps for iPhone 6

Apps for Travel in iPhone 6

 

Trip Advisor helps me to plan my trips by suggesting the best rated hotels/restaurants not only in Sri Lanka, but over seas. I enjoy dethroning my friends on Swarm. I often use this to check-in places and let my friends know where I hang out.  PickMe is the local Uber in Sri Lanka. I personally really like this app. YAMU and Zomato are the best apps to discover places to dine and hang out with friends and family. You can decide perfect places by reading users’ reviews and ratings.

Health

Health apps for iPhone 6

Health apps for iPhone 6

 

Nothing much here, You can move on to the next folder 🙂 I track my steps count and the distance I run everyday on Withings and the default Health apps. Not only that, I can monitor how much calories I have lost for the week and achieve my weekly goals. To overcome from obesity I use Diet Assistant. This is newest member to join my Health app folder.

Navigation

Maps folder in iPhone 6

Maps folder in iPhone 6

My go-to app here is the Google Maps. Honestly, Apple Maps needs a lot of improvements to replace Google Maps here.

Last but not least, Let’s look at what’s in Books Folder.

Books

Apps for reading in iPhone 6

Apps for reading in iPhone 6

 

Apple’s iBook comes with a great collection of novels. A good app to read some of the downloaded and bookmarked books. You can also listen to audio books and PDFs. I find peace when I read the holy book of God. And alQuran is the perfect app I can find out there.

 

So, there you have it. These are the awesome tools I carry on my iPhone 6. What’s on your phone? You can share the apps you use. I can certainly give them a try. Also, not to forget, The mock-ups I have used here is from Creately. These guys offer iOS mockup tools and Android mockup tools and a lot more diagrams types free of charge. If you are interested go check them out.


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  • Aisha

    I enjoyed reading this. Was very curious to know what was in there 😉 Try Momentcam, an app i’ve been loving recently. !