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Five Things Friday: iPhone app Edition

I recently became a proud iPhone owner thanks to rain damage sustained to my Blackberry whilst rocking out to Portugal. The Man at Lollapalooza. I gotta say, it feels good to be rid of my “1998 technology” as my buddy (and longtime iPhone user) Andy likes to say.

In honor of Steve Jobs announcing his resignation as the CEO of Apple, I thought I would share the 5 apps that have made my iPhone experience so freakin’ awesome.

1. instagram

Since before I owned an iPhone, I’ve had instagram envy. I love being able to take a photo, put on a sweet looking filter and share it with my friends not only on instagram but also with the option to share on Twitter and Facebook. I like it so much that it has actually decreased my Tumblr usage quite a bit.


2. OKCupid

I’ve been a fairly avid user of OKCupid over the past couple years, and the iPhone app is really awesome. The Local feature plays off of the grindr format in that it allows you to see who is local and available to hang out right then and there. I haven’t taken advantage of meeting someone through this feature yet, but it’s definitely something I might be open to when I’m out on the town in Boston.

3. Kik Messenger

The one feature I knew I was going to miss about my Blackberry was bbm. Kik messenger is the iPhone equivalent. While it isn’t super necessary because the iPhone texting format is basically the same as chatting, it’s still nice to have a messaging tool that feels somewhat exclusive.



Uhhh. I don’t think I really even need to explain why this is so awesome. Thanks to this app, I can take Don Draper on the T with me every morning on my way to work. Waiting for a friend that is going to be half an hour or so late? BAM. An episode of Party Down at your fingertips. Netflix is just generally one of the best things ever, but it in an app and its even better.


5. Catch the T

Out at the bar and wondering if you’re going to be able to hit up last call and still make the last T home? Wonder no more. If you rely on the Orange, Red or Blue line to get home, Catch the T has you covered. You can check times by line and station and it gives you three options to take (assuming its early enough to have three options left). It’s the only app I’ve paid money for, and I’m sure its going to prove itself worthy.

Have an iPhone app that you can’t live without? Share it in the comments!