Hello friends, it’s your friendly-neighborhood-blogger here, attached to her phone as per usual. Let’s face it, technology has radically changed in the last two decades, and from robot vacuums to watches that monitor your heart rate, the world is evolving to become more and more dependent on computers and gadgets.
I’ll be the first to admit that I panic when I don’t have my phone with me – my phone is the only way people can contact me, outside of literally mailing me a letter, it serves as my alarm clock, it’s where I read the news, it’s where I check my calendar, and it even functions as a GPS so that, in the event of an emergency, my family can find me. At this stage in my life, when I’m a college student far from home, in a first world country, a cell phone is nearly essential.
Still, that doesn’t mean that I’m addicted – I make a conscious effort to keep my device as minimal and non-invasive as possible, and I have very few icons on my screen. Below is the list of what’s on my iPhone – let me know in the comments below what you have on your device, and happy Monday!
for messages from my friends/co-workers/boss/family, these are my go-to apps
yes, my iPhone doubles as my camera, and, no, I’m not ashamed – I love having my photos automatically download, so that I never have to worry about losing precious memories
waking up, working out, baking cookies – my basic clock app is essential
4. Fresh Air
my preferred weather app, purely for aesthetic reasons
5. Google Maps/Contacts
a girl’s gotta know where she’s going and who’s calling her
6. Google Calendar
I’ve tried bullet journaling, but honestly I much prefer digital calendars. They’re accessible on different devices, you can change plans in a second, and everything can be colour-coordinated
I’ve had Duolingo for years, and I highly recommend it for people who want to learn a language at their own pace! Pleco is also my favorite Chinese-English dictionary app
playing Taylor Swift’s Reputation album as I write this 🙂
fun fact: even though I don’t wear make-up, I love watching make-up tutorials during study breaks. They’re calming and fun!
I started my Instagram when I started college, as a visual curation of my favorite memories. As for Snapchat, tbh I’ll probably delete it once I finish university, but, at the moment, it is my friends’ group-go-to form of communication
this is what my family uses to keep track of one another – I always keep it on, especially when I go to parties or walk at night
13. Health/personal bank’s app
I use the health app to see how many miles I walk every day, and I always check my bank’s app to make sure I stay within budget during a night out
14. Internet Explorer
15. App Store/Settings/Find iPhone
icons I rarely use, but will never delete