For this post I wanted to give you guys a glimpse of my non-bookish side (it exists). Here are some of my favorite non-bookish apps.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a HUGE podcast junkie. Love, love, love. It was a struggle for me to find a good podcast app when I switched from iPhone to Samsung, but I’ve really grown to love Pocket Casts.
I used to use Spotify a lot for myself, but at this point it’s a MUST for car rides with my baby. If he starts getting restless, I’ll just turn on his playlist and he’s usually okay for a bit.
I recently started using Ibotta. It’s this cool app where you can get money back on groceries. It’s not a TON of money (I average about $1 per $50-60 shopping trip) but I figure it’s better than nothing. If you like getting name brands for things, though, there are a ton of coupons on the app. If you want to try it out, you can use my referral code: ubaviad (to be completely transparent, I will get a small bonus on the app if you use my code and redeem an offer).
This isn’t really Samsung Notes specific, I just use my notes app a lot. I use it to keep track of my monthly TBRs as well as longer term TBRs. For non-bookish stuff, I use it for grocery lists, meal planning, and other assorted lists.
I LOVE YOUTUBE. I’m subscribed to a ton of different creators and I love vegging out to some YouTube vids every once in a while. The “Watch Later” function was seriously life-changing for me.
I also love Instagram. I’m not a frequent poster myself, but I love seeing what my friends and family are up to. I also like that I can manage several different accounts easily.
This app is SO CRUCIAL if you’re going to binge a show (or intermittently binge as the case may be). You can mark all of the shows that you’re watching and it will help you keep track of what episode you’re on. I know that a lot of platforms like Netflix already have this function, but what if you go somewhere and you’re using someone else’s account? It also shows you when you have new episodes of a show because who has time to remember what day all these shows are on? Seriously, this app is THE BEST.
Link (the website looks kind of janky, but this app is legit)
I love eating good food and Yelp helps me to find good food to eat. Since our move to California, this app has been especially useful. Bonus, not only does it help with food but it also has reviews for other businesses.
I love this game. It’s so mindless and I can play it while I’m watching TV or listening to a podcast or audiobook.
And then when I run out of lives on Two Dots I can switch over to this game. It’s so aesthetically pleasing while also being deceptively tricky (but not like TOO hard).