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Our Favorite Apps of 2019

Apps help us manage our busy lives! Some you love and others, well you delete.  But without your favorite applications, your iphones, ipads, and the like are pretty pointless. So that is why this month we have compiled a list of our favorite apps in several categories! We hope you will find this list of top apps useful! Here goes…

FREE! Our favorite four letter word. We like to save money as much as the next person (that’s why we REPAIR our devices. 😉) Here are our current favorite, top free apps for iPhone.

Speaking of money; we have a few favorite finance apps.

The first one is the Good Budget Envelope App. This FREE app allows you to track your budget across multiple devices using a digital “envelope” system. This makes it ideal for personal or business use.

Ibotta is a coupon/deals app that allows you to choose virtual cash rebates on selected items in stores. It also has many cash back rewards for shopping online. Simply scan your in store receipt or shop from the ibotta app at your favorite stores and boom, cash back!

Let’s talk about education for a moment, here are some of the best learning apps for adults as well as kids.

Duolingo

Duolingo
Free

Duolingo is by far our favorite language app for adults and older kids. With 90 language courses to choose from, this app is fun, challenging, and effective. Oh yeah, and FREE!

A current favorite educational game for kids is Teach Your Monster to Read. This award-winning phonics game inspires young children to learn to read. At $4.99 it’s well worth the investment as proceeds to an Usborne charity and they occasionally offer this game free in the app store!

Another great one for your toddlers is Learning Games 4 Kids Toddlers by WOOOW! Inc. This game has children practice patterns, sorting, shapes, colors, matching and more. It is the only game that holds our toddlers’ attention and is educational making it our kid’s best iPhone game and one of the best free learning apps for kids!

Rounding out our top favorite apps are the apps that enhance the usefulness of your iPhone or iPad.

Evernote
Free

Evernote has become the number one note taking app and for good reason. This FREE app syncs across devices and can be shared in teams. Evernote is a huge improvement from Apple’s Notes.

Snapseed
Free

Snapseed is a FREE photo editing app made by Google (shh 🤫). It is professional grade editing in the palm of your hand. It even edits RAW images. You won’t believe the quality can capture and create through this photo editing app.

There you have it. We hope we’ve given you a few fresh apps to download and explore this weekend. Comment below on with your favorite apps and help us see any we may be missing.

Don’t forget to come back the first Monday of each month for more great tips and insights to get the most out of your Apple products! And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily tech updates!

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Top Accessories 2019

There are so many accessories out there for our favorite gadgets: our Apple products. But with the market saturated, you may be wondering what the pros really love. From phone cases and tempered glass to accessories for in the car and on the go; we have plenty of favorites. You will find below a list of our favorite Apple accessories, the ones we love, use, and some of them we love enough to sell right in our store! (*can be purchased in store)

So here goes….

Phone Protection

It doesn’t matter how strong the gorilla glass is on your phone, rocks and tile are always going to win in the epic gravity battle. 

 We believe good cases are the most important accessories for your iPhone and iPad. 

Here are our top two picks of cases for excellent drop protection:

Otterbox Defender Series – Best Drop Protection

Otterbox has made a reputation for themselves as being the best of the best for phone drop protection. There’s no better case you can get. But, while the protection is second to none, the cases do tend to make your phone or tablet significantly more bulky. 

*Spigen Slim Armor – Our Choice

Spigen is a well-known and trusted brand when it comes to phone protection. The Spigen Slim Armor case is significantly thinner than the Otterbox, but still offers great protection for your iPhone. It also has an awesome kickstand for those long YouTube sessions! 

*Tempered Glass – Recommended for EVERY Phone!

You can’t go wrong with a quality tempered glass. While cases protect against drops, tempered glass screen protectors prevent your iPhone or iPad screen from being broken by a direct impact to the screen itself! The glass absorbs the impact and takes the damage your screen would have taken, keeping it safe and in working order! 

There is also a great option for customizable tempered glass. Yes that is a thing! A really cool thing to personalize your phone. Check out our friends at Heart’s Guard.

*PureGear Quick Charger – Perfect for on the Go!

You need to stay connected while traveling. And you don’t want to have to fight battery life. Fortunately PureGear’s quick charger was made for travel. Not only does it offer fast charging to get your battery topped off quickly, but it has two ports so more than one phone can be plugged in at once! Don’t leave home without this accessory.

*Car Vent Magnet – A Hands-Free Must

Many states are passing hands-free driving laws, including Tennessee and Georgia. Finding a place to put your phone where you can legally access is annoying. Spigen’s vent magnet makes it easy! Simply slide the magnet over a vent and place the metal plate inside your phone case. Now you have a secure location for your phone thanks to the strong magnet. An additional bonus is the slim design of the plate that goes in your phone’s case.

*PopSockets

You either love them or you hate them! But we find the PopSockets quite a useful addition to your phone, especially if you feel like your phone and or case is too big.  They also add a fun personal element to your phone with thousands of customized graphics to choose from. 

Power Banks

We love a good power bank. This one from INIU is also top rated on Amazon. A power bank is great when you need to charge your device but do not have time to sit in one place. These are great at the airport, school, and anywhere else you find yourself without an outlet but a dying iPhone. 

There You Go

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That wraps up our list of favorite accessories for protection and travel. What’s your favorite accessory? Leave a comment below and let us know! We are always interested in seeing what our great community is interested in and how you use your phones!

Find our favorite accessories right in our Chattanooga store! Or shop online with the links above. And don’t forget to come back the first Monday of each month for more great tips and insights to get the most out of your Apple products!