I'm a recent Apple convert and a super loyal iPhone user. I love the iPhone and I use it for everything. Ninety-nine percent of the photos here were taken and edited with my phone. Today I'm sharing my favorite apps, mostly ones I use every single day, for keeping up with my creative habits.
Instagram--I post a photo of my daily drawing every morning on Instagram. The community there is super supportive. I love looking through the #yearofcreativehabits hashtag. Instagram has been huge in keeping me accountable and encouraged.
Habit List--Habit List keeps track of your habits and the number of days in a row that you've done them. You can set each habit to remind you at a certain time of day. You could use the reminders app in a similar way but I like to keep my habits separate from reminders and I like that it keeps track of my streak. My goal is not to break the chain.
PicFlip--At the end of the past several months, I've made a little video of my photos. I use PicFlip for that. It's easy and it's free. I like to see all my drawings together. I find it helpful in the process of reflecting on the month and making plans for the next month.
collect--This month, instead of the video, I'm using the collect app. It puts your photo into the calendar month and creates a little grid collage. It's fun to see the days build up and get a feel for the month along the way.
Day One--One of my habits for the past couple months has been to journal my day in the Day One app. I type in a short little paragraph and add a photo every evening. I try to put a family or personal photo into the day there.
RunKeeper--I recently started running again and I use RunKeeper to track my route, time, and length of run. At this point, my goal is simply to run everyday. I'm not working toward running fast or far but I like having a record of what I accomplished.
Pocket--When I run across an article related to creative habits, I save it to Pocket. Later when I have time, I'll open up Pocket and read through the articles. If it's something that interesting or helpful for me, then I post it to my research tumblr. It's been a good way for me to manage the research process.
So guys what are your favorite apps? Do you have one that find especially useful in keeping up with creative habits?