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What’s in my iPhone?

What's in my iPhone; Richel Goes Places

It’s no secret just how much I love my iPhone and the numerous apps it have especially when I go on a download spree. (Yes, I downloaded more than 20 apps in two separate occasions now.) I also like snooping around on what people have on their own so I decided to post my own essential list of iPhone apps.

I currently have 77 apps on my iPhone – not counting the default apps that are already installed (and can’t be deleted). A third of those are games, though. Still, I know I should be deleting some soon. Maybe even after this post so I have an idea which ones I’m actually using. Without further ado, here’s what’s on my iPhone:

  1. Twitter – I’m most active in this social media site. This is where I get updates from bands, actresses, friends, and other bloggers. My parents are also not on Twitter so… Hahaha!
  2. Facebook/Instagram – I only do a post every other day on both these social media sites but these is where I get my information on news, promos, events, etc. I also get major inspiration from Instagram.
  3. Microsoft Outlook – Am I the only one who thinks iPhone’s mail app sucks? Because it does! I decided to transfer to Outlook and now I get all my mails on real time. I can also combine my Gmail and Yahoo! accounts in here.
  4. Bloglovin’ – I mostly read blog posts through Bloglovin’. Way easier than going through every single blog that I like. Which reminds me, if you have a Bloglovin’ account, kindly comment below. I’d love to follow you.
  5. iBooks – For the bookworm on the go! When I’m bored or have free time to kill, I can catch up on my reading from this app.
  6. Viber/Skype – Hallelujah for apps like this. I can get in touch with my Dad that’s away on Singapore anytime I want to. Also, free messaging with friends and other family members. I reckon this would be even more useful when I travel to other countries soon.
  7. VSCO Cam – This is where I edit the majority of my photos. I haven’t regretted buying all the filters yet as they make my photos look better than they actually are.
  8. Pocket Photo – I own something like a Instax Share but it’s LG and this is the app that lets me connect to the photo printer. They have lots of cute frames and options to design the pictures before printing them out.
  9. Google Maps / Waze / MMDA – I use this so I won’t get lost and so I’ll know how the traffic is. Really helped me during the APEC week when I have no idea how I’ll be able to get home (fun fact: I didn’t get to go home.)
  10. GrabTaxi – For when I’m really desperate to reach a destination or lost. All rides I’ve booked through here are really pleasant though.
  11. BPI – Banking has never been easier. I get real time updates on how much is on my account and can easily transfer funds within seconds.
  12. Pocket Expense – Lets me track where my every single cent is going. Helped me save a lot of money and be more conscious on how I spend.
  13. Monthly Cycles – The only one of its kind that has really cute UI, for me, anyways. Warns me when Aunt Flo will visit a few days in advance and lets me notes my moods, etc.
  14. Duolingo – Lets me learn the basics of a language. I currently have it set up to ten minutes of French lessons every day. I love it!
  15. TwoDots/Peak/QuizUp/Trivia Crack – My favorite games as it helps stimulate my mind while playing. Fancy me a game on Quiz Up, will you?

What apps are you most keen on using?

xoxo, Richel V.

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  • Reply
    December 24, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    I have 1,2,6,7,9,10,11,15 on my phone as well.

    This is a good idea to share the apps you usually use.

    I have Facetune, VSCOcam, Snapseed & Afterlight for photography.

    GrabTaxi is so helpful. You no longer have to wait for a long time on taxi lanes.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      December 24, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      Haven’t heard of Facetune and Snapseed. I’ll check those out. 🙂

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    Janine Ella
    December 23, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    77 APPS! That’s a lot! Do you have a 64GB iPhone? HAHA. I don’t have a lot of apps as well and I only have one game! LOL. I’ll download the Pocket Expense app right now! Thanks for sharing! Haha

    xx, Janine | A Blissful Blog

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      Richel V.
      December 23, 2015 at 4:53 PM

      No, I only have the 32GB and about 500+
      MB of memory left! Seriously, how come you guys only have one game?! What do you do when you’re bored and doesn’t have any internet connection? HAHAHA. In my defense, I already deleted around 5-8 apps the past week, lol. 😉

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    Jeini Relova
    December 18, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Wow. 77 apps. Haha. I miss my phone. All the apps in their and how easy peasy everything is with the multitasking apps. This is a nice post Richel. 🙂 | Spices + Everything Nice

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      Richel V.
      December 18, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      I’m trying to downsize – key word: try, hahaha. Thanks, Jeini!

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    Ochi Bernadas
    December 18, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    I mostly have all the apps you’ve mentioned, and yes, I hate iPhone’s default e-mail system as well–but still use it anyway. haha I only use outlook for work e-mails. I also use P tracker for, well, tracking purposes. haha It has tons of cute backgrounds!

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

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      Richel V.
      December 18, 2015 at 3:35 PM

      All my emails – regardless if it’s work, personal, etc. – are all on Outlook. I don’t want to bother myself with the default Mail app anymore, lol!

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    December 17, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    I use microsoft outlook for my ipad, I think the built-in mail app of apple sucks but I don’t do so much on email so i prefer to have the outlook on my ipad instead and the normal on on my iphone. By the way, does grabtaxi ask you to pay for extra? I’m kind of hesitant to use it, I don’t want to pay extra for taxis. I love VSCO, It’s my major editing app too haha instead of viber and skype I use the imessage and facetime to connect with my family 😀 whatsapp and line for friends 😀 Wow! 77 apps….. how do you use them all haha I have zero games on my iphone.

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      Richel V.
      December 18, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Hi Dice! Unfortunately, GrabTaxi charges an additional PHP40 for non-rush hours and PHP60 for rush hours. I sometimes don’t have any other choice than use GrabTaxi since taxi lines are soooo long and drivers are choosy. 🙁

      My family has a love affair with Android so I can’t use those apps, lol. Also, how can you have zero games?! That’s crazy! Hahaha.

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    Joni G.
    December 17, 2015 at 1:09 AM

    Oh my, 77? you have a lot! haha. VCSOCAM is one of my favorites, too. I have few apps on mine, it only has 1 game though. Thank you for introducing some apps! 😀

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      Richel V.
      December 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

      How? How can you possibly only have 1 game app?!!

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    Trishna Patel
    December 17, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    Haha VSCO Cam is a total must ♥

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      Richel V.
      December 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM

      I totally agree! 🙂

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    December 16, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    you have so many apps haha! my go-to apps are twitter, instagram, snapchat, and vsco 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      December 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

      I know. I have to uninstall a few soon or else I’ll run out of space, lol. I have yet to appreciate Snapchat. Maybe soon! 😉

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    December 16, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Wah, you have a lot of apps! Haha 77? Are you using all of them? Haha My iPhone only consist of less than apps, not including those pre-installed ones. Haha.

    Might do this kind of post too! But since I only have few apps, maybe it’ll get boring? Haha

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      December 16, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      Yeah. If I count those that are already installed, it’ll be around a hundred! Haha. I’m not really using all of them – especially the games – so I should probably delete those soon. lol.

      Nah, I’d love to read what other people have on their phone. I’m nosy like that. If you will be making one, let me know and I’d gladly read it.

      Thanks for dropping by my blog, Mei!

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    December 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    VSCO Cam is my favorite photo editing mobile app too! I have paid filters too which I love so much.
    Am I the only one who doesn’t have GrabTaxi App yet? 🙁

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      Richel V.
      December 15, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      I agree! I’m planning to download/buy more filters soon. 🙂

      As for GrabTaxi, it became a necessity for me because it’s so hard to hail a cab in Metro Manila – especially during rush hour! (and when I’m lost, lol.) 🙁

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    December 14, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    Oh yes hooray for bloglovin! When I’m stuck in traffic or bored, I just get it out and bam I’m a happy potato. 🙂 | Bloglovin’

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      December 15, 2015 at 11:39 AM

      Same! Especially when it’s traffic all the time!

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    December 13, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    VSCO Cam is everything. Hahaha My instagram frustration demands VSCO, and so it’s something I should always have on my phone 🙂

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      Richel V.
      December 13, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      IKR? I rarely post on my IG account without editing it on VSCO first. 😀

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    December 13, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    i love posts like this because im so nosy. i loveeeee the game two dots. such a mentally challenging game! You should try listening to podcasts on the iphone podcasts app. so many cool stories on it.

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      Richel V.
      December 13, 2015 at 6:07 PM

      Yes, it is! I’m stuck around 300+ levels and my friend is already at 500+! Hahaha. I’ll definitely try that soon. Thanks for the suggestions, Khaira!

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    December 12, 2015 at 2:19 AM

    I downloaded Pocket Expense because of your blog about it and it’s trueeee! I get to manage how much I’m spending for something! Thank goodness I came across your blog! Hihihi

    Here’s my bloglovin’ account by the way! 🙂

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      Richel V.
      December 12, 2015 at 10:20 PM

      Aww. I’m so glad that helped! And, I’m also already following your account on Bloglovin’. 😀

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