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My Top Ten Favorite Apps

I recently became aware that the last time I listed my favorite iOS apps was back in 2012, so I’ve decided a new list was very overdue. Some apps have made it back onto the list, while others have been knocked off to make room for new ones.

1o. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse – iPad/iPhone – $9.99

When I was younger, I used to love to play Disney’s World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on Sega Genesis with my dad. So I was excited to find out that the games’ predecessor, Castle of Illusion was remade into an iOS app. Unfortunately, the app isn’t compatible with my iPad 2 (though it will work on newer models) but I can play it on my iPhone 5. I haven’t had too much time to really sit down and fully enjoy the game, but I’ve loved the levels I’ve played so far. Check to see if your device is compatible before purchasing.


o9. Delivery Status – iPad/iPhone – $4.99

This app has had a few changes since I included it on the last list, but it is still well worth the download. It started out as a Mac OSX Dashboard widget, and was one of the first widgets downloaded to my old Macbook. If you’re in need of a reliable delivery tracker for your packages, I definitely recommend this app.


o8. Cartwheel by Target – iPad/iPhone – free

Okay, okay. Let me start off by saying that I do work part-time at Target. However, if I didn’t, I probably would have no idea this app existed unless I was told by a team member or saw a sign in the store. Many people are unfortunately unaware about this app. Here’s how it works: Sign up with an e-mail or your Facebook account, browse for products or scan barcodes, and if a product you plan on purchasing has a Cartwheel coupon, show your Cartwheel barcode to your cashier. It’s really simple and can definitely help you save a few bucks. Plus, because you can scan barcodes, it is super easy to scan all your products with the app before getting on line to see if you can get a percentage off your total.

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o7. Shazam – iPhone – free

Shazam is definitely a huge favorite of mine because you can launch it when you’re watching TV, listening to the radio, at a party, or virtually anywhere your device’s microphone can pick up recorded music. Now if you’re unable to figure out who is singing or what the song is to download for later, this app finds out for you. So simple.

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o6. Flow Free – iPad/iPhone – free

My boyfriend’s roommate was playing this on her Kindle one night and I ended up downloading it on my iPad and can’t stop playing. I tend to get fed up with games after awhile, but I’m absolutely addicted to this game. It’s puzzle based, and if you enjoyed those maze games growing up this might be a good app for you. You have to connect two dots of the same color, without breaking any other connections. There are different packs of varying difficulties, so it’s hard to get tired of this app.

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