Tuesday Ten: My Favorite Apps

If you’re like me, your phone rarely leaves your grasp these days. I’m constantly checking my iPhone for work, but let’s be honest… I also use it to keep myself entertained and in touch with my friends and family.

I have a collection of favorite apps that I use all of the time, and I thought I’d share them with you today. Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite apps too. I’m always looking for new finds!

1. Words with Friends


Who doesn’t love scrabble? This app lets you play up to 20 games at a time! Challenge any of your friends, but beware it gets addictive…

2. Camera Plus

This is a great app if you take a lot of pictures with your iPhone like I do. You can play around with filters, anti-shake features and use the countdown for self-portraits (no more MySpace mirror shots please!).

3. Pinterest

I totally love Pinterest and the app is easy to use when you need a little pin-fix on the go.

4. All Recipes

Not sure what to make for dinner? This app that has over 40,000 recipes for you to choose from! You can search by ingredients, prep time, dish type or choose “spin” to get a random selection of dishes and ingredients.

5. Pandora

Pandora is great for discovering new music within your favorite genres. Plus the app allows you to create your own free, custom radio stations.

6. PocketBooth

Take1950’s-esque photobooth pictures that you can share or print with just a few clicks! This is a great app to have for a party or get-together with pals.

7. White Noise

This app works like a charm when I’m traveling and have to get to sleep in a noisy location.

8. Instagram

Instagram is another cool app to edit and alter pictures. But word to the wise: everything you upload to Instagram gets published on your Instagram profile, so adjust your privacy settings if you want to keep your images personal.

9. Sig Alert

I wish the freeways in LA looked as green as they do in the picture above! Just once. I use Sig Alert to help me ditch traffic all the time. Hello side streets!

10. Draw Something

This drawing and guessing game is one of my more recent addictions and it keeps me entertained for hours.

Did any of your favorite apps get left off my list? Let me know in the comments!

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    These apps are so cool!! I have never been in to apps but these look fun!! I really like Pinterest. Thanks Lauren:) xoxo

  • daisyjanine

    I love Pinterest and Draw Something – so addictive! Going to try All Recipes and Pandora πŸ˜€

  • Sarah Heckle

    I have a Blackberry…but I’d get an iPhone just for instagram!



  • Lily P.

    I like the application that shows you how many calories is every food!

    And of course i like Pandora!I love music and i’m open to everything good :)

  • Rachel Moltz

    I have the white noise app too!! I also love Pandora and DrawSomething. My other favorite apps are Amazon.com, Tetris, Rotten Tomatoes and MapMyWalk!

  • Elisabeth Bender

    I am soooo going to try some of these!! I don’t have an iPhone, but I have an iPod that’s attached to my hip…haha. I play Words With Friends, Draw Something and I use Pinterest and Instagram.

  • Miranda Worsley

    Lauren, you have to download the Pocket Whip app…so you can crack the whip at the office, I always get a giggle out of it.

  • Helen Le

    I use most of those apps listed too! The app I use the most is Stanza. It’s a free ebook reader similar to Kindle and Nook apps. I just like to use Stanza because it wireless can connect to my Wifi to download the ebooks I have on hand.

    Next I love Shazam. If I hear a great tune, I want to know who is the singer and the title of the songs. Shazam easily gets that for me.

    Lastly, I have been using Picfx for camera filters. It has these cool bokeh lens filters and you can add more than one filter to a picture.



  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I love love loveee pinterest <3 :)


  • Elizabeth LaBrasca

    is it sad I know half these apps and don’t even have an iphone? ahaha I can’t wait till I save up enough so I can buy one =) I never heard of the pocketbooth app and I LOVE it! so cute and fun…def something to look forward to!!

    xo Elizabeth


  • Morgan Hohbein

    Trip it! It organizes all your travel plans and you can check in right from your iPhone!

    Also, LOVE the Pinterest app. You’re right, it’s perfect for getting your pin-fix in on the go.

  • Ana Castilho

    “”Pose For”” it’s new for me!


  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    Draw Something and Words with Friends is what keeps me occupied on my commutes into NYC!! Love them πŸ˜€ I also love my hopstop app, around me, and frame magic!

  • Elixabete Blanco Salcedo

    jajaja Words with Friends , nosotros en EspaΓ±a tenemos Apalabrados :

    http://www.apalabrados.com/ muuuuy enganchados a ese juego!

    Love instangram, y por fin paa android πŸ˜€

  • Kimberly

    I have a new addiction called: Rumble!! It’s so fun to play.

    And I like Draw Something and Instagram and off course Pinterest!! Xx

  • Fernanda Gonzaga

    Hello Lauren, I live in Brazil and I love you.

    Your blog is really cool and you‘re just too good.

    I find you very cute. Congratulations!

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    I love these apps! Some I will be trying out today!

    XO Kelley


  • Stacy H

    Scramble with friends and Dice with buddies are both pretty fun.

  • tinamarie

    words with friends and pinterest are my favorite. i never knew about sig alert. aaahhh, i HAVE to get it now!

  • Rebekah W

    so lovely apps. thanks for sharing :)

    I always use drawsomething and i love instagram!



  • Lizzie

    I love Words with Friends, Instagram, Pinterest and Pandora!!

    I’ll have to check out Camera Plus and All Recipes! Thanks Lauren!

  • Camille

    I just got the All Recipes app! My favorites are SoundHound for finding the song title/artist of songs I don’t know; it’s genius. Just for fun: I got PhotoAge–take a pic of you or someone else and it calculates how old you look! Thanks for sharing these, Lauren!

  • ElEhYouAreEh

    I love my iPhone. Thanks for sharing your favourite apps Lauren :)

    I also really love Bakery Story and Restaurant Story. I find myself playing on them once a day. The app is completely free and you basically build your Bakery or Restaurant.

    Others I use on a daily basis are the Twitter app, Lose It (for tracking calories), Instagram, Words With Friends and Backgammon or Spite (fun games).

    One more thing that is fabulous! I don’t know if it’s strictly for Canada but I have an app called Gas Buddy. It shows you where the cheapest gas is nearest to you. You can sort it by location or price. It’s fabulous!

  • Krista Gray

    Great picks! I also love coffee finder and aroundme.

    Here’s a whole list of my fave apps (for ladies):


  • Becca Waldron

    I love a bunch of the ones you posted! Some others I use a lot are: Twitter (of course), IMDB, Flixster, Shazam, Hanging with Friends, Scramble with Frinds and Ringtone Maker!

  • Michelle LaPorte

    The Nike+ GPS app is probably my all time favorite. If you are a runner it is perfect to track your runs and your progress!


  • Jackie

    Scramble with Friends is an awesome app (made by the same company as Words with Friends), also Hanging with Friends (Hang man style!). For another good recipe app I highly recommend Pepper Plate which allows you to input your favorite recipes and then add them to your shopping list (sortable by aisle or recipe!) . It also has a corresponding website that automatically syncs to your phone so you can copy and paste links to your favorite recipes and it will format and add them for you.

  • Giselle Escamilla

    Love your apps btw thanks for letting me know about Sig Alert app! I been wanting to find an app that tells me if there traffice going on.

    My favorite apps are Sudoku I’m always playing with that app, I’m always on twitter so I have a twitter app, Instagram is my favorite, and Pinterest I love the styles that I see there. And many many more but that will take forever!

  • Patti LeBlanc

    Several apps that I use are on your list. I especially like Pinterest, Instagram and Pandora. Right now my fav is Draw Something. Play me? Patti411

  • Susanna Hall

    Pocketbooth looks fun but there is a similar app called PopBooth and it’s free! I love Draw Something, I haven’t played Words With Friends in a while but I prefer Hanging with Friends between the two. I’m a new instagram user and I’ve been having a lot of fun with that. I’m a big fan of Pinterest as well. Aside from those, I like ESPN, MLB, NHL apps to keep track of my sports and P-Tracker Lite is nice for ladies to keep track of their periods. I also use IMDB all the time and Pandora is fun to listen to music on.

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I have a blackberry so I don’t use apps that often unless they are on my ipod touch. But the apps I do love are My Net Diary – it’s a food/exercise counter which helps to track your caloric intake. Also GasBuddy is great because it shows you where the cheapest or closest gas is.


  • Kelby Peachey

    I’ll definitely try the app: allrecipes and pocketbooth. Those sound like a lot of fun and something I could get really into.

    Sig Alert could be very useful – I wonder if it has a voice GPS, thats definitely an app I’m looking for (for free!).

    An app that I do absolutley love is Poshmark! Its an app that let’s you shop just for gently used clothing, and sometimes new, from other users!! Its a lot of fun because you can host a virtual clothing swap. Just perfect for my fundraising clothing swap I’m hosting in a few weeks. :)


  • sara sotelo

    an app to totally check out is Pose for iphone and droid! its a social network for fashion and you can tag your outfits based on what brand they are! i love it! and i deff love all these apps that you posted!

  • Svea Roosilill

    I love Words with Friends :)

  • Melissa Panici

    @Lexie Whitman I have a go phone too! lol. I hate getting a phone bill that is NEVER the same each month. Love ya!

  • Morgan Thomas

    Thanks for this post! I really love finding out about new apps to keep me organized and amused. I had a slight obcession with Words w/ Friends and love the Pinterest, Pandora and Instagram. Apps I would suggest are Read it Later for reading internet articles offline and Flipboard (especially for your iPad).

  • Ashley Rene

    Draw something, and scramble with friends!

  • Tiffany Tam

    I just bought Camera Plus! Glad it’s on sale hehe.

  • Nicole Wilson

    I also love pandora, pinterest, & words with friends. I just downloaded instagram & draw something as well & I’m excited to try them out.

    When will there be a laurenconrad.com app? =]

  • Sanne R.

    I have got most of them already but I’m definitely going to try out the once I didn’t knew!

  • Natasha Suri

    Youve gotta get scramble with friends! also facebook and twitter of course and I’m pretty into sports so the ESPN score center app is prime!


  • Monica Lopez

    I really like your choices! I’ve been really into “”Scramble With Friends”” lately. It’s fun, fast-paced and consists of 3 quick rounds per game so you aren’t playing for what seems like forever. :)

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  • Crystal Posner

    camera plus is amazing! I’ve been using it ever since my Dad who is a pro photographer showed it to me and said how amazing it is. Coming from him that meant alot since he has been in the photography business for over 40 years!!

  • jill s

    i have all of these apps, but try WAZE for navigation, it tells you not only how to avoid traffic but keeps you up to date on accidents, police locations and citings and where there are those awful traffic light cameras!

  • Vivien Harmat

    I’m still rocking Blackberry :)

  • Bev

    Lalalala LOVE Camera Plus!! That app has so many ooberly cool features!

    And words with friends is so fun! ONLY if you don’t play with cheaters!!

  • Ducke Reshapati

    I use DMD, it’s cool app to take photo in panorama mode…you should try it too !!

  • Alexis Mendez

    Lauren you should make an app for The Beauty Department.com!

    To keep your daily dose of pretty on the go much easier! :DD <33

  • Jessica H

    Those are all the ones I have! I love an iphone! http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

  • Liesl

    Love all of your choices! I really like WhatsApp as well. It’s a messaging app. Check out my Top 10 Tuesday!



    Liesl xxx

  • Leanne

    I’m crazy about Instagram. What a fantastic app.

    Love from South Africa


  • Laura Dennison

    Besides most of these, I also love Scramble with Friends, Trendabl, and Temple Run.

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  • Kristi Vance

    As I was congratulating myself on having all the same apps…SIG ALERT!! Oh my gosh! Why didn’t I assume that they had an app?! My life just got a whole lot happier in traffic!

  • kristen michelle

    I knew I should have gotten an iphone but I only had an hour until I had to get to the Minneapolis airport so the smarmy tech guy (they can be so know-it-all) talked me into an android :( Alas, I have found one app on my android that I wish I have never found. I am addicted to the tetris app! I can’t get enough!

    <3 kristen michelle (http://platformsandpearls.com/)

  • Emilie

    Haha I have most of those apps. I love instagram

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Sana kay

    I love all these apps! But you should check out Temple Run and Scramble with Friends so addictive and fun!

  • Mia Stanley

    You should also check out:
    Pocket- saves web pages to read later
    Kayak- finds the best airfares
    PicFrame- easy and clean photo frames and collages that work well with all photos including those taken with Instagram
    Star Walk- observe constellations, planets, and so much more

    These are great for iPad and iPhone. :)

  • Amber Schwartz

    Ahh, thanks Lauren. I just recently got an iPhone :)

  • Zainab Patel

    You shoud deffo check out Foodsplore. It’s great if you ove eating out or if you love reviewing resturaunts. Or even if you wanna find some good or even healthy restaurants around.

  • Lisa Eychaner Geiger

    I will be getting an iPhone in about a week and plan on adding pocketbooth, camera plus, and instagram! Thanks for the post!!

  • Lisa Paulson

    we need a Lauren Conrad App PLEASSEEE!! :)

  • Ambi s

    Great selection!

    My favourite apps are listed in this blog post and include a weight-loss app, and a great photo editing one for Instagram pictures!


  • Miri

    Just downloaded ‘All Recipes’. Such a great idea for an app!


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