There are apps that everybody needs. Apps like ‘Find My iPhone’ and ‘Flashlight’ are must-haves for any iPhone user. However, we geeky girls need our own special set of iPhone apps, and just in case you don’t know what those are I am here to help!
I can’t count the number of times I use this app on a daily basis, but in my defense that guy on Star-Crossed looks really familiar. We all know that we are on top of our entertainment trivia, but sometimes even the best of us need a little help!
I have yet to meet a geeky girl who doesn’t like to countdown to big events! The best thing about Countdown + is that you can countdown to more than one thing at once. I currently have a countdown for three different things, fortunately one of those things is Disney World, unfortunately one of those things is not my wedding to Jason Segel.
Joann’s and/or Michael’s
I’m only counting these two as one app because I have found that crafty geekettes typically prefer one or the other. I am not biased towards either and use their respective app’s coupon functions equally! Either way, every crafty girl needs either the Joann’s or Michael’s app because crafting isn’t cheap.
My Fitness Pal
Just because we can watch episodes of Stargate for hours, spend an entire day reading in the same chair, or have more hobbies than one can possibly count doesn’t mean that we don’t all want to stay healthy. At least, we all try to stay healthy, but sometimes you just NEED that Diet Dr Pepper and Snickers bar. The wonderful thing about My Fitness Pal is that you can keep track of what you eat and how much you exercise right on your phone. Seriously, it’s the easiest app I’ve ever used, and knowing how many calories you’ve already consumed will probably help you forgo the midnight trip to the freezer for some Ben and Jerry’s.
How else are you going to geek-out over the latest Doctor Who giff, or drool over a good Loki collage?
Angry Birds Star Wars
Even geeky girls need a distraction from all of their hobbies, fandoms, and general geekiness. Well Angry Birds has given us a distraction that doesn’t take us to far from our heart’s true love of geeking out!
I know that a lot of people are anti-Instagram, but is there really any better way to document that awesome Harry Potter themed Mani/Pedi you just got? No! Ignoring all the debates that Instagram is taking away from the art of photography, it is a really fun app that lets you take mildly cool pics so we can convince our friends and family that we actually do have a life.
Local Library App
Mine is the Dallas Public Library and I couldn’t function without it. Most cities have a library app, and they are amazing. You can see when your books are due, what branch that book you want is at, and most importantly you can request they hold a book for you. I will say that these are the features the DPL offers, but I’m guessing that if you live in a big city your library will offer something similar.
What people need to understand is that Pinterest is not a distraction or even a hobby. It is a necessity. There is only one place you can hoard craft ideas, find new recipes, geek out, plan a vacation, and dream about your future. That place is Pinterest, and it is the only thing that keeps most of us sane.
Until about two months ago I did not know this app existed, but now that I do I am addicted. We geekettes spend a good majority of our time collecting relatively useless facts about our fandoms and other random things. There is no reason why we shouldn’t show off said knowledge by competing with other like-minded people in a quiz off. Quiz up lets you pick your topic and them matches you to a worthy component. When you win a round you feel like the most knowledgeable person in the Universe and it feels awesome!