The 45 Best Apps of 2016

 

aaeaaqaaaaaaaaglaaaajdlkodywnjy0ltawzmmtngvini04nwi2ltgzzdywyjm4mda2ngIt’s no secret, millennials love their technology. As digital natives we are constantly seeking innovative apps, websites and plug ins to make our life better, both professionally and personally.

I have the privilege of being the 2016 chair of Realogy‘s NextGen group which is a group of young leaders who are rising stars within our company. Recently our group came up with 45 of our most favorite apps, websites and plug-ins. So clear out some space on your phone and get downloading!! Read more

App of the Month: Venmo

If you had to lose your wallet or your phone, which would you choose?

logo-markObviously losing either would be a major inconvenience but I am willing to bet most of you would choose keeping your phone. As our phones become more integrated with our lives it was only a matter of time that they became our wallets too. In fact, social transactions via mobile devices is a major topic of conversation in the tech space right now. Read more

Picture Perfect: 5 Awesome Photo Editing Apps

Want to up your photo game? From creating picture and video collages to overlaying two pictures to get a double exposure effect, these apps will have make you insta-famous in no time.

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Cost: $.99

When a filter just isn’t cutting it, Color Splash is the way to go. This app converts your photo to black and white and then allows you to choose which parts of the picture you want to pop with color.

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Meerkat & Periscope: Lifestreaming Is Here to Stay

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Social live streaming is the hottest trend right now as Meerkat and Periscope battle it out for the top spot in this incredibly popular user generated broadcasting space.

I find the whole concept of live streaming our lives, aka “lifestreaming,” absolutely fascinating.

Give someone a smart phone and they have the opportunity to become reporters with a choice. They can choose to share intimate details of their life by sharing something like their child’s first steps or vacation. Or conversely, they can make the choice to take on the role of world reporter by broadcasting major news events like a riot or storm. With the emergence of Meerkat and Perscope, the opportunities to report and they way we do so are only getting more interesting.

First things first. What is the difference between Meerkat and Periscope?

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App of the Month: Gyft

There is a black hole in my home. I am convinced of it. It sucks up things like chapstick, socks, hair ties and bobby pins. Sometimes it even pulls in more expensive things like gift cards and once they enter they rarely return.

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App of the Month: Watch Over Me

4676790632_89d5763a2fYou know the saying “there’s an app for that?” Of course you do. I am sure you have a favorite for everything from checking the weather to finding a great deal, but do you have one for your personal safety?

Last year, right around the holidays, The Mall at Short Hills had one of the most horrific carjackings I have ever heard of. Sadly four men tried to steal a Range Rover and killed a young man in the process. I wanted to believe it was a rare occurrence but when I looked up some stats online I discovered that One in Three women in America will be attacked in her lifetime and One in Four rapes take place in a public area or parking garage. (davisdistribution.com) Read more

Not Good With Faces and Names? Meet Your New Favorite App

000Remember that scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Andy and Emily needed to memorize notebooks full of faces and names so they could feed Miranda information at her party?

While this case of memorizing details about business associates was a little extreme, it did showcase the importance of being able to recall information about our business contacts on the fly.

A human brain can only remember about 150 meaningful relationships, according to Robin Dunbar, a professor at Oxford University. ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY PEOPLE?! I can count at least 70 people in my family alone between aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins and so on. Throw in connections I have made in school and work and I am in the MID-HUNDREDS. Top it off with the connections I have made in the social media world and I am now in the THOUSANDS. Now do I have “meaningful” relationships with thousands of people? I would like to think so but realistically is just isn’t possible. Read more