You Asked, We Answered: Apps for Work-Life Balance

A big thank you again for all those who attended our Info Expo Summer 2015 Technology Symposium. Our post-Expo survey revealed that our faculty and staff want more tech info. In particular, apps, apps, and more apps! Most of you, like many of us, are trying to find that work-life balance, and are looking for apps to help you do just that. So today we’re sharing some more fun, but useful apps that may not be work-related, but that you can use in your personal life.


Are you a crafty-pants? Do you like cooking or gardening? Are you always looking for inspiration for your next DIY project? Then you’ve probably already discovered Pinterest. But did you know that Pinterest is optimized for viewing in its app? If you have a Pinterest account, or even if you’re new to this platform, check out their free app for iOS or Android. For you newbies, Pinterest is an online pinboard where you can collect ideas from all over the internet and organizing them by theme. For those looking for inspiration, you can search for just about anything, from ideas for your kid’s next birthday party, to what you should wear to work this fall, to how to build a DIY bookshelf.

Download Pinterest for iOS here and for Android here.

With all the thunderstorms we’ve been having here in Central Florida lately, it’s always helpful to know what the weather will be like on your way to work and back, and whether there are any severe weather alerts. WeatherBug is great for both of these. This free app for iOS and Android will alert you when there’s a lightening storm in your area, and features a great real-time radar.

Download WeatherBug for iOS here and for Android here.

A Beautiful Mess
If you enjoy posting pictures on Instagram, then definitely check out A Beautiful Mess. This $0.99 app for iOS and Android lets you beautify your pictures before posting on social media. Add doodles, text, frames, and much more. You can also create collages from multiple pictures. Created by two women with their own lifestyle blog by the same name, this app is a must if you like adding a little whimsy to your social media posts.

Download A Beautiful Mess for iOS here and for Android here.

Stay tuned as we continue to bring you more apps for both work and fun!

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