One of my most used apps on my phone is Apollo, which I use for Reddit. It is by far one of the most natural apps for Reddit on iOS, feeling like it was built directly within iOS. Another awesome feature that I love is that you can change the feel of the app with the app icon, as well as some of the color schemes within the app


Another app I love to use is Bear. I use it to write down any ideas that I have for writing something later, anything that happened on a specific day, or just notes in general. Again, this app was designed perfectly and feels natural to work with. I love how robust of a text editor it is, making it feel natural to type markdown in so I can then seamlessly transfer all my files to my laptop to be used or posted easily. It also has a bunch of cool themes that again change how the app feels.

Adobe Scan

I still get a bunch of paper from classes, which can be sometimes hard to keep track of. I use Adobe Scan to create a digital copy of everything so that I can view it on any device I might be on at the time. I use this to also scan my notes and any worksheets that I have so that I don’t have to carry around a physical form but I’ll always have it on the cloud. It also helps me better organize my notes so that its easier to refer to and study from when I need to look at it.

Email by Edison

For my email I use Email by Edison. It integrates well into iOS, but has much more customizability than the stock app in terms of swiping, 3D Touch, and just how I interact with it. In addition, it also supports an ‘unsubscribe’ feature for update emails that you don’t want, as well smart categories that it places your emails into. Although I don’t use the categories that much, it is sometimes useful when I need to quickly find an email that I can’t find.

Google Photos

For photos, I use Google Photos. This app is great because it offers a back up of every single photo you take, and makes it available instantly on any device. This way, I have the peace of mind that my photo is immediately on a cloud somewhere, and then I can delete the local version from my phone to clear up space. Google Ohotos also is light years ahead of Apple photos in terms of recognizing faces and the feature set for interacting with your libray. All my photos I’ve taken from my phone since 2015 is on Google Photos.


The last app that I use is Wunderlist. Again, I mainly use this app because of the fact that it syncs across all my devices. That way I am able to work on my iPad and check off my history assignment, and then go to my laptop and work on CS with the updated list of what I have to do without doing any manual work.


Staying hydrated is an important part of health. I use WaterMinder to track my hydration. It will calculate how much water it estimates you need, and then keep a log of how much you drink (of course, you need to input it yourself). It’s a good way to remind myself to drink water.


A great utility app that I don’t use often but I appreciate exists is Otter. It is an app that will take voice memos and automatically transcribe it for you. It can be really good to record meetings or even lectures that you want to go through later. I use it for when I’m watching speaker talks and I want to go back and look through what they said.