Have you ever driven in your car, heard a song on the radio (assuming you have a regular non-fancy radio display) and thought, “Gee, I really like this song. I wonder who sings it.” OR you’re watching TV and a song comes on a commercial and you wonder the same thing? Shazam listens to the song and tells you the name of the song and who sings it. Amazing! It also gives you the option to read the lyrics to the song. This is how I learned the lyrics to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Did you know that Charlie Daniels says “Chicken in the bread pan pickin’ out dough. Granny does your dog bite? No child, no” at the end of the chorus? Yeah, neither did I.
Waze is an app that is designed to share live traffic info with other drivers near you. You can alert others on accidents, traffic jams, police, speed traps (sneaky, sneaky), and gas prices. Waze will use the info to route you around these driving pickles, saving you precious commuting time. As you drive, you can see other Waze users around you, which is fun because the avatars are cute. You start out as baby, but after wracking up points, you can choose your avatar.
4. Craigslist+ ($.99)
This app is WELL worth $.99. You can put in custom searches, and you can select to have the app notify you when an item matching your search terms are listed. So say you’re looking for a dresser for under $100. You put “dresser” in the search and $0 to $50 in the settings section. It will display all the dressers under $50 for you. You can select to have a photo displayed in the search results. If you want to take it a step further, you can have it alert you when a new dresser is listed. Mind blowing. Just know that you can only browse with this app– you can’t post items.
shopkick gives you rewards and offers for walking into stores (Target, Old Navy, Best Buy, Walmart, AE, etc). Then, you can cash in your points for gift cards. You can earn extra points by scanning items in the store. I use it every time I go to Target. Because I’m there a lot.
Do you use any of these apps?
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