My Favorite Apps

How did people live before cellphones? I find myself asking this question multiple times a day. For example, I don’t have the best sense of direction…hand up, I own that. I live in a big city. The Google Maps app has quite literally likely saved my life on multiple occasions. I can not picture myself either trying to walk or drive around downtown Chicago with the steering wheel in one hand and an old, floppy, possibly outdated map in the other like I’m living in the 80’s.

Directions to the entire world at your fingertips, endless entertainment, answers to questions that Google can’t answer, etc…there’s an app for everything. I’ve got a few that I really enjoy. I know we all have Instagram, Twitter, etc., so I decided to throw out a few that maybe not everyone is aware of.

Flippy Race

The phone game has been such a great time killer since we were all playing snake on our Nokia’s back in the day. I typically find a game, play it for a few months, and delete that thing the second I get bored. Onto the next without an ounce of commitment. For some reason, this one has stuck. I’ve been playing this game for over a year, and I can’t stop. There’s absolutely nothing special about it, you drive a boat, you hit waves and ramps, do flips and collect coins. That’s it. It’s the prototypical racing game, but it has its claws into me and I can’t quit. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a new game.

Golf Now

Photo: App Store Apps

This one may be a little more well known, and obviously not for everyone. However, this is the best app I’ve come across to book tee times anywhere at anytime. You have the option to turn on location services for the app to find courses near you, or you can simply search on your own. The app provides available tee times, cart availability, and lets you pay in app when you find the tee time you want.


Have you ever wondered “what are the signs you’re wasting your life?” Here you go. “What is the biggest culture shock you’ve ever faced?” Check it here. “What are some street smart tips that could potentially help me one day?” Well, look no further. The Quora website (and subsequent app) is a mostly interesting, sometimes weird corner of the internet where anyone can ask anything. You can follow certain subjects/ideas/things if you’d like. It can be worth your time to learn anything from facts about a new part of the world to people’s best experience at a job. The possibilities are endless here, and can answer questions not exactly made for a prototypical search engine like Google.

So there you go; a few apps that hopefully you don’t have and can now try out. There is an entire world of apps out there, good and bad, that make our lives easier. If not easier, at least more interesting. Anything that can keep me occupied and kill some time when needed is what makes an app worthwhile to me.

One thought on “My Favorite Apps

  1. Cassie says:

    Iā€™m suspicious that Flippy Race is just tapping into the nostalgia of playing SSX Tricky for hours on end šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ Might have to give that one a try for myself to test that theory!


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