Showing posts with label Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apps. Show all posts

Monday, August 24, 2015

Why Sorority Girls Love Periscope


So, we just caught wind of Periscope and can't believe we hadn't heard of it before. For those of you who are not familiar, Periscope is an app that allows you to actually hear the views and thoughts of your favorite profiles live. So think video like YouTube, but LIVE! It's the perfect avenue for us sorority girls and other women and men for that matter to speak our minds freely and actually get live feedback. If you like what someone is speaking about, you can give them a heart. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen...we love! Periscope is literally the newest app craze and if you want to be Periscope famous then you should probably jump on the bandwagon. Lucky for you it's available on both iTunes Apple Store and through Google Play for you Android users!

Are you already on Periscope? Send us your username in the comment's section below!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Yabber: The Coolest Roommate App



We love hearing from you guys about the latest and greatest apps, and well, Yabber is just perfect for those of you sharing space with a roommate. TSS Reader, Brady Sertz has had a lot of success using Yabber with his roommate calling it "cool and useful" so we decided to take a peek at it and it's pretty neat. Yabber is essentially a private social network between you and your roommate. It makes living with your roommate a little better because you can stay in touch about just about anything related to your living space which could include sharing your location with your roommate, creating reminders like when to pay the next bill, and you can even let your roommate know when you need some alone time. What we really love about it is the fact that you can track your expenses and pay each other back using Apple Pay. Best of all, this app is free! Download it now and make living with a roomie much simpler.

Monday, January 5, 2015

5 Phone Games To Keep You Entertained


As if we can't make you more distracted at work or with your family and friends, we have come across some amazing phone games to keep you entertained. We guess it pays to have younger siblings to keep us cool and in tune with the latest and greatest. Our first favorite phone game we are obsessed with is called Trivia Crack. If the name alone doesn't give you a hint of the type of addiction you will have with this game, then simply playing the game will. The object of Trivia Crack (which by the way is FREE) is to answer trivia questions and earn crowns in six different trivia categories. You can play your friends or random people. The first person to earn all six crowns is the winner. The game gets intense if you choose to 'Challenge' your opponent in which case both of you answer the same series of questions and whoever gets the most right gets to steal a crown from the opponent. Our second favorite phone game is Candy Crush. Believe us, we were sick of seeing Facebook and our Facebook friends constantly haggling us to try the game, but after a little convincing it's safe to say we have a "sugar addiction". The object of Candy Crush is to survive each round crushing candy. Simple enough and so, so fun! Our third favorite phone game is an oldie but a goodie: Scrabble. Talk about a great game to expand your knowledge of the spelling of words. QuizUp is our fourth favorite phone game application. Similar to Trivia Crack, QuizUp is a race to see who can answer a trivia question the fastest. It is intense! Our fifth favorite phone game app is well, well, it's one we have yet to try but maybe we will one of these days and it's Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. We have heard nothing but good things about the app and hey, she's added her sisters and mother to the mix so we are sure it is full of adventure.

What are your favorite phone game apps? Share with us in the comments!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

10 Apps We Can't Live Without


It's the simple truth: some apps just make life better.  Whether they enhance your life through photography or music, our phones would be lost without them!  We've compiled a list of apps that have become our favorites... and we're sure that they will be your favorites, too.

If we had to pick only one photo app to use, this would be the winner!  Afterlight is our go-to, all bundled up in one pretty app.  Crop, add borders, add filters, add exposure, brighten, sharpen, add light leaks... you name it, Afterlight does it.  Everything can be customized as well.  Under "light leaks," tap the rainbow color icon for more color options.  Use the adjusting bar at the bottom to lighten or increase the intensity on all features.  Play around on this app, and you will discover all of the beautiful custom edits you can do!

When adding text to a photo, look no further than Word Swag.  The font choices & layouts are of graphic designer quality, sure to showcase your message in style.  Use one of their provided backgrounds (they have plenty of cool ones) or upload your own photo to add text.  If you're stumped on what to say, they even have suggestions!  Like Afterlight, be sure to explore the various options and customizations to make the text uniquely yours.

If you're not using Spotify, it's time to check it out.  And it's worth every penny for the upgraded version without advertisements (Spotify Premium) as well!  Every song, at your fingertips, all the time.  Create playlists, follow playlists in any music genre, and explore all artists.  Take it with you on the go, and sync Spotify over Bluetooth in your car too.  If you're looking for a place to start, check out our Summer Playlist and our EDM Workout Playlist

Too many pictures (or videos) your phone taking up space?  Don't want to delete all of them, just in case you ever need one of them?  Dropbox is your answer!  Download the app to your phone, and sync it with your photo album.  Once synched, delete photos on your phone with ease... knowing that they're stored right on your Dropbox app if ever needed!  Bonus: if you install Dropbox on your computer too, you can access the same photos from there as well.

We love Pinterest, it can entertain us for hours on end.  If you're not pinning from the app on your phone, it's time to give it a whirl.  Pinterest is faster, easier, and a whole new experience when viewed on the app!

Paying for parking, but would rather not swipe your card at the meter?  Pay with ease using your credit card on your phone, using PayByPhone.  It's secure, and helps to save you time as well.  

7. Venmo
Need to pay your roommate for rent?  Does your bestie want to pay you for last night's pizza delivery?  Venmo is your answer, allowing you to pay or collect money from others with ease... no checks or cash required.

8. Yelp
Looking for a great restaurant or coffee house nearby?  Want to see what other people thought of those chicken enchiladas (with pictures too)?  The Yelp app is here to answer these questions, on the go.  Yelp is also great to use when you're traveling to a new city, and looking for suggestions of places to go try!

9. Etsy
If you enjoy shopping on Etsy, you're going to love the app!  Browse and discover new shops and items, and make purchases within seconds.  Add items to your Favorites list if you want to save them for later.  We love browsing Etsy for unique gifts, especially gifts that can be customized! 

Because well, it's Instagram.


What are your favorite apps?  We would love to discover more!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

8 Best Apps To Make Life Easier

The Check App proactively stays on top of your bills and monitors your bank accounts and credit cards, all in one place. When bills are due or funds are low, this app will let you know. One of our favorite things about this app is that you can get reminders of when bills are due and either pay them on the spot, or schedule a payment later. Best of all, this app is free!Evernote is a free app that helps you save notes across all of the devices you use. This app helps you stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Some of the key features include the ability to sync all of your notes across all your computers and devices, search for text inside images, share notes with friends and colleagues via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and organize notes by notebooks and tags to name a few.
Food on the Table is a meal planning and grocery list app. With thousands of recipes and over 16,000 grocery stores connected to this app, you know what your next meal is and what ingredients are needed at the store to make it. There are endless ways you can take advantage of this useful app such as making a weekly menu for long days at school or work with the meal planner, to shopping smarter using their grocery shopping list template, and creating budget friendly meals for our college conscience friends. Get in shape with a healthy grocery list while staying within budget by using this app!
When you can turn your phone into a basic tool, how can you complain? We absolutely love the Flashlight app because it comes in handy during those dark moments where we need some light and a real flashlight is not in arm's reach. The best thing about this specific flashlight app is that it comes with a compass! 
 Who wants to wait till they get to a computer before they can check the status of their bank account {not us!}? Whether with Chase or another bank, most banks allow you to do your banking from your mobile device where you can manage your account, make deposits, find ATMs and much more. Our favorite feature on the Chase Mobile Banking app is the ability to cash a check right at the palm of your hand. Simply take a picture of the front and back of your check and MAGIC, your money is deposited into your bank account and you didn't need to step into the bank. Of course, this app is free too!  
Lose It! is an awesome app because it helps you set a daily calorie budget. In determining this budget you can track your food and exercise, and stay motivated to make smarter choices and achieve your weight loss/fitness goal.  It is pretty simple to use which makes staying on track easier especially for those of you busy at school or at work.

 Need a quiet place to study and use the internet? Throw your WiFi cards away! With the WiFi Finder app, you can locate the nearest FREE WiFi spots. Not only does it tell you where it is, but it also shows you through providing a detailed address and GPS location on the map. Lifesaver!
Organize your travel plans in one place with TripIt from Concur. Just forward your travel confirmation email to plans@tripit.com and TripIt automatically creates a detailed daily itinerary for your trip. If you have multiple trips, don't fret because the app magically details any and all trips you are taking. This is the best app for any of you jetsetters out there!


CheckEvernoteFood on the TableFlashlightChase Mobile BankingLose it!WiFi FinderTripIt.


There you have it, the 8 best apps to make your life easier. Do you have an app that you cannot live without? Please share it with us by leaving a comment below!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

6 Photo Editing Apps You Need to Download!


So, we're all about sharing our personal secrets and favorites! I mean... that IS the whole concept of TSS, right?  So many of our readers and Instagram followers ask us everyday what type of photo editing apps we use on our Instagram account (@thesororitysecrets), so we decided to share our Top 6 Favorite Photo Editing Apps!

What are some other Photo Editing Apps you like to use??  Share your secret and email us at secret@thesororitysecrets.com
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