Welcome to Ting Staff Picks, a weekly blog series where Ting employees share their top five apps and explain why they are the best of the bunch.
You’ll be checking out a wide selection of apps that entertain, improve productivity, enhance usability and much more.
The headline above (like most headlines on the Internet), is a lie. Sorry about that. I just can’t pick only five top apps to talk to you about, so after some back and forth with the content peeps, they agreed to let me do five apps under two categories: work and play. I’ve decided to post my top five ‘play’ apps first, and I’ll post the other five at a later date. The other terms of the deal included a photo of me with my dog Drake and his sunglasses.
On with the show…
I’m a big fan of Android, but when it comes to my own personal device, I admit to being just shy of an Apple fanboy. I had the very first iPhone when it came out, and I have mad respect for Apple kickstarting the whole ‘mobile computer in your pocket’ movement. Apple has consistently nailed the needs for me as a consumer and while Android offers more flexibility, I’m ok giving up some the ‘advanced configurability’ of Android in exchange for a tightly integrated hardware / software mobile ecosystem. And if you have something to add… well that’s why we have a comments section, amiright?
Here are my go-to iPhone apps for ‘play’: