You know it - sometimes we just need a little help to stay focused and get creative. Something that helps me most of the times, almost immediately: Sounds. Yeah, that's right. It's not just the tea or the mediation that does it for me, I like to rely on the sounds around me.

When I study, I work best when it's quiet, that's why I love staying in my four walls to do that.

When I'm writing an essay or alter and edit chapters for my stories, I'll get my lil pretty butt in a coffeeshop - or when it's not possible, I'll get my earphones. So there are different sounds I'll listen to and there are different apps I love to use. Here's a list!

Coffitivity 


I absolutely love Coffitivity, there are currently three free "tracks" recreating the sound of coffeeshops. There's an app but it's also available on web

RainyMood


If you love the sound of rainy weather because it's absolutely calming - it's perfect for you! There's an app for it too, but if you want to hit it up on web, click here

RainyCafe


Mix rain and coffeeshop atmosphere together and you're in a work-friendly environment immediately! It's also pretty dreamy. Find it here

Noisely / Noizio 


This is an app I found a few days ago. It basically provides all kinds of background sounds, may it be rain, thunder, the cracking of a fireplace, the seaside, garden sounds... 

Spotify


Piano pieces and soothing acoustic versions of your favorite songs... Spotify gives it all to you.

And last but not least:

8Tracks


Now here are hundreds and thousands of awesome playlists made by really anyone. You type in your favorite genre or the tags "calm", "studying", "writing", "relaxing" and you'll get tons of suggestions. Here are some that I made myself or saved because they're pretty awesome: 






I hope I could help you in some way, I find that these really help me. If you know more sites or apps with the same function - oh, please, tell me

From the girl whose creativity doesn't always come easy,
Arden.

Boost that creativity

8/24/2015


You know it - sometimes we just need a little help to stay focused and get creative. Something that helps me most of the times, almost immediately: Sounds. Yeah, that's right. It's not just the tea or the mediation that does it for me, I like to rely on the sounds around me.

When I study, I work best when it's quiet, that's why I love staying in my four walls to do that.

When I'm writing an essay or alter and edit chapters for my stories, I'll get my lil pretty butt in a coffeeshop - or when it's not possible, I'll get my earphones. So there are different sounds I'll listen to and there are different apps I love to use. Here's a list!

Coffitivity 


I absolutely love Coffitivity, there are currently three free "tracks" recreating the sound of coffeeshops. There's an app but it's also available on web

RainyMood


If you love the sound of rainy weather because it's absolutely calming - it's perfect for you! There's an app for it too, but if you want to hit it up on web, click here

RainyCafe


Mix rain and coffeeshop atmosphere together and you're in a work-friendly environment immediately! It's also pretty dreamy. Find it here

Noisely / Noizio 


This is an app I found a few days ago. It basically provides all kinds of background sounds, may it be rain, thunder, the cracking of a fireplace, the seaside, garden sounds... 

Spotify


Piano pieces and soothing acoustic versions of your favorite songs... Spotify gives it all to you.

And last but not least:

8Tracks


Now here are hundreds and thousands of awesome playlists made by really anyone. You type in your favorite genre or the tags "calm", "studying", "writing", "relaxing" and you'll get tons of suggestions. Here are some that I made myself or saved because they're pretty awesome: 






I hope I could help you in some way, I find that these really help me. If you know more sites or apps with the same function - oh, please, tell me

From the girl whose creativity doesn't always come easy,
Arden.


"Give me such shows - give me the streets of Manhattan!" (Walt Whitman)

I'd really love to live in New York City in an apartment with big windows so I can have natural light and place little plants everywhere and watch the sun rise and set every single day as I read a good book in bed and drink a cup of tea while listening to some relaxing music with the noisy traffic in the background.

I want to see all the other apartment houses and how some of the people living in them are still up in the middle of the night because so many lives are being lived around me, not stopping for a moment. It would all be so exciting.

And I'd be in the middle of the city and surrounded by every lively thing, so many people and I'd create my own little world among so many other little worlds which mine could collide with. I want cool artsy friends who will accompany me to concerts, museums, to the movies and enjoy rad musicals with me.

I want them to go on walks in the middle of the night with me to grab McDonalds at four in the morning and sit in my apartment with them and talk about nothing as we stare out of the massive windows and enjoy the sight of all the lives around us.

I want to walk down the streets and blend in, I want to sit in coffeeshops and write a chapter or two and watch other people and wonder about them. I want to break free, I want to experience new things, live a new life, start over, feel new, know the possibilities, bump into the unknown.

Bump into you.

From the girl who's always dreamed of NYC,
Arden.

New York Dreaming

8/17/2015


"Give me such shows - give me the streets of Manhattan!" (Walt Whitman)

I'd really love to live in New York City in an apartment with big windows so I can have natural light and place little plants everywhere and watch the sun rise and set every single day as I read a good book in bed and drink a cup of tea while listening to some relaxing music with the noisy traffic in the background.

I want to see all the other apartment houses and how some of the people living in them are still up in the middle of the night because so many lives are being lived around me, not stopping for a moment. It would all be so exciting.

And I'd be in the middle of the city and surrounded by every lively thing, so many people and I'd create my own little world among so many other little worlds which mine could collide with. I want cool artsy friends who will accompany me to concerts, museums, to the movies and enjoy rad musicals with me.

I want them to go on walks in the middle of the night with me to grab McDonalds at four in the morning and sit in my apartment with them and talk about nothing as we stare out of the massive windows and enjoy the sight of all the lives around us.

I want to walk down the streets and blend in, I want to sit in coffeeshops and write a chapter or two and watch other people and wonder about them. I want to break free, I want to experience new things, live a new life, start over, feel new, know the possibilities, bump into the unknown.

Bump into you.

From the girl who's always dreamed of NYC,
Arden.

Here's a simple check list I've made (also for myself) to remind yourself whether you're taking care of yourself or not. I'm bringing this back because many of my new readers haven't yet read it on my old blog.

So what do you do with this?

All you have to do is mentally tick the things listed that you actually do (be honest) and proudly pat yourself on the shoulder as you do and think about the things you don't do.

And don't just think about them, try to do those things, I swear these help me balance out my life and become confident with myself and with how I deal with things. 

Here we go. 


1. Be a morning person once in a while! 


So you can start your day early, being super productive. Read the newspaper, do some yoga, take your time making a good breakfast and drink tea - after that no running late, no stress, no feeling behind!

2. Feel


You're not a weak person if you break down once in a while. Don't let those demons and negative feelings eat you alive while you try and put a brave face on. Feel - embrace the sadness, the anger, the frustration, lean into your fears, talk about your weaknesses. Don't be ashamed. You're just human after all. 

3. Write a journal


You can buy a pretty notebook or write your journal online, whatever. The great thing is that you can vent and rant about everything you want. No bleeps, curse words allowed. It's your space. No one will know, no one will read. And sometimes you'll be able to reflect on events differently than you did before and maybe even find some solutions. It can be so eye-opening. It happens to me all the time.

4. Stop rushing to the next best thing


Celebrate your accomplishments, may they be big or small, with rewards (again, may they be big or small). Be proud of yourself a little longer, think of your mini-successes a bit more often, it shows and it gives you those peachy cheeks! 

5. Work on your weaknesses


Be brave and reasonable, find the courage to dissolve them. Don't ignore what you can't do and what you're afraid of doing. One day, possibly, you'll have to face whatever it is you're fearing. There is nothing you can't do, some things take practice, some things take studying. There must be a reason why you can't do this or that - find it, work on it. Either way, there's no definite barrier, so don't treat your weakness as such. 

6. Take care of your body. 


Take the condition of your body seriously. Listen to your body. Eat mindfully, you don't need to count any calories or whatever else there is to count, you do what you want your body to feel like. Don't be dehydrated. You can even start taking cold showers, I found that it does wake you up and betters your condition. I might write another blog post about exactly that. 

7. Practice saying no. 


There are lots and lots of people who keep saying yes, either because they're nice or just for the sake of something, but not actually because saying yes to a certain offer serves their values. I don't know if you're one of these but I know I am. So say yes to what YOU want, say no to what you don't want and you won't feel as if you've chosen the wrong things. 

8. It's okay if you don't know. 


Sometimes we ask ourselves questions and beat ourselves up for not knowing the answers right away. Spoiler alert: It's alright not to know the answers! Stop being so hard on yourself for not knowing something, be confident with what you do know. You see, your surroundings help you grow, so go with that flow and allow yourself to watch and learn in your own pace. 

9. Stop overthinking and overanalysing. 


People and things are freaking confusing, I get it. I always get exhausted because I overthink and overanalyse every little damn detail. You really just need to wait for answers or ask for them if you're confused, instead of assuming things that could be absolute bull. I know it's hard but this step would save so much energy. You just sit and wait for an explanation if someone's upset you, be sure of what you need and want to know, get their explanations, then you'll be clear about what you want to happen next. 

10. Move on. 


My life now is as it is because of events in the past. Smaller or bigger ones. All those events in the past made my who I am today, made me weaker and stronger. But some memories kind of block my process of maturing. And those are the painful ones, mostly. Or even the ones that are irrelevant but hurt every time I recall them. Ehem, exes for example. Those are the ones you have to accept the way that they turned out. And then you focus on the present, the what-you-have and what-you-need and what-you-do, and the future. Don't waste your time crying over "I should've"s and "Why didn't I"s. 


That's all there is for now. Have a nice week! 

From a girl that cares about you,
Arden.

Checklist: Are you taking care of yourself?

8/13/2015


Here's a simple check list I've made (also for myself) to remind yourself whether you're taking care of yourself or not. I'm bringing this back because many of my new readers haven't yet read it on my old blog.

So what do you do with this?

All you have to do is mentally tick the things listed that you actually do (be honest) and proudly pat yourself on the shoulder as you do and think about the things you don't do.

And don't just think about them, try to do those things, I swear these help me balance out my life and become confident with myself and with how I deal with things. 

Here we go. 


1. Be a morning person once in a while! 


So you can start your day early, being super productive. Read the newspaper, do some yoga, take your time making a good breakfast and drink tea - after that no running late, no stress, no feeling behind!

2. Feel


You're not a weak person if you break down once in a while. Don't let those demons and negative feelings eat you alive while you try and put a brave face on. Feel - embrace the sadness, the anger, the frustration, lean into your fears, talk about your weaknesses. Don't be ashamed. You're just human after all. 

3. Write a journal


You can buy a pretty notebook or write your journal online, whatever. The great thing is that you can vent and rant about everything you want. No bleeps, curse words allowed. It's your space. No one will know, no one will read. And sometimes you'll be able to reflect on events differently than you did before and maybe even find some solutions. It can be so eye-opening. It happens to me all the time.

4. Stop rushing to the next best thing


Celebrate your accomplishments, may they be big or small, with rewards (again, may they be big or small). Be proud of yourself a little longer, think of your mini-successes a bit more often, it shows and it gives you those peachy cheeks! 

5. Work on your weaknesses


Be brave and reasonable, find the courage to dissolve them. Don't ignore what you can't do and what you're afraid of doing. One day, possibly, you'll have to face whatever it is you're fearing. There is nothing you can't do, some things take practice, some things take studying. There must be a reason why you can't do this or that - find it, work on it. Either way, there's no definite barrier, so don't treat your weakness as such. 

6. Take care of your body. 


Take the condition of your body seriously. Listen to your body. Eat mindfully, you don't need to count any calories or whatever else there is to count, you do what you want your body to feel like. Don't be dehydrated. You can even start taking cold showers, I found that it does wake you up and betters your condition. I might write another blog post about exactly that. 

7. Practice saying no. 


There are lots and lots of people who keep saying yes, either because they're nice or just for the sake of something, but not actually because saying yes to a certain offer serves their values. I don't know if you're one of these but I know I am. So say yes to what YOU want, say no to what you don't want and you won't feel as if you've chosen the wrong things. 

8. It's okay if you don't know. 


Sometimes we ask ourselves questions and beat ourselves up for not knowing the answers right away. Spoiler alert: It's alright not to know the answers! Stop being so hard on yourself for not knowing something, be confident with what you do know. You see, your surroundings help you grow, so go with that flow and allow yourself to watch and learn in your own pace. 

9. Stop overthinking and overanalysing. 


People and things are freaking confusing, I get it. I always get exhausted because I overthink and overanalyse every little damn detail. You really just need to wait for answers or ask for them if you're confused, instead of assuming things that could be absolute bull. I know it's hard but this step would save so much energy. You just sit and wait for an explanation if someone's upset you, be sure of what you need and want to know, get their explanations, then you'll be clear about what you want to happen next. 

10. Move on. 


My life now is as it is because of events in the past. Smaller or bigger ones. All those events in the past made my who I am today, made me weaker and stronger. But some memories kind of block my process of maturing. And those are the painful ones, mostly. Or even the ones that are irrelevant but hurt every time I recall them. Ehem, exes for example. Those are the ones you have to accept the way that they turned out. And then you focus on the present, the what-you-have and what-you-need and what-you-do, and the future. Don't waste your time crying over "I should've"s and "Why didn't I"s. 


That's all there is for now. Have a nice week! 

From a girl that cares about you,
Arden.

There is almost unlimited space for the songs I like to listen to. There should be a universe full of them and my aching imagination tells me it already exists. It is funny because when people ask me what music I'm into, they usually wait for a response filled with names of people but I'm much better at offering them song titles that are burned in the back of my mind.
Such as lyrics that are almost too poetic to be sung and metaphors only understood by a few.
But also melodies that are played in the background,
low tunes sung by husky voices,
the transition at 3:45 when the guitar starts playing,
syllables sung a little bit too long.
Songs are universes in themselves.
And I rotate for them. 
P/S: This piece will be part of my upcoming anthology, Naked As We Came.

From the girl who perceives melodious beauty,
Arden

Songs

8/09/2015


There is almost unlimited space for the songs I like to listen to. There should be a universe full of them and my aching imagination tells me it already exists. It is funny because when people ask me what music I'm into, they usually wait for a response filled with names of people but I'm much better at offering them song titles that are burned in the back of my mind.
Such as lyrics that are almost too poetic to be sung and metaphors only understood by a few.
But also melodies that are played in the background,
low tunes sung by husky voices,
the transition at 3:45 when the guitar starts playing,
syllables sung a little bit too long.
Songs are universes in themselves.
And I rotate for them. 
P/S: This piece will be part of my upcoming anthology, Naked As We Came.

From the girl who perceives melodious beauty,
Arden

As you guys may already know, I went to see Paper Towns last week and loved the movie just as much as I loved the book. I read it about half a year ago and it's still been on my mind. I was so excited when I heard the news about the main leads Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne (I love them both to death).

But this post is not about them. This post is about what the story has taught me. Because I don't understand how some people don't see the genius of work John put into that story. Maybe they didn't pay enough attention but it wasn't unmoving at all; it did hit me, right in the feels, and it did have an impact on me. But that's just my opinion.
Everyone is the same.

Yes, there are labels that are hard to put down but literally everyone goes through the same or similar problems. Everyone's got a story that we'll never see perfectly.

Covers can be disappointing.


It's fairly easy to misimagine and misinterpret other people - even yourself. Once you see people, you don't actually see them. Everything's a cover. People might act really cool and easy going but who knows if, deep inside, they're feeling so much differently?

We tend to like the idea of people. That's really freaking dangerous.


It's easy to fall in love with someone who doesn't exist, except in your head. You find someone nice, attractive, amazing - whatever. You have first conversations, first glimpses, first flirty remarks. Then you start to imagine how awesome it would be if they were with you and you make up all those possibilities in your head based on how your first few encounters went.

Sigh.

You can't truly love someone unless you know them. My friend finds herself in a position at the very moment where she's completely and utterly crushing on some guy she first met at a camp last year. They barely had much interaction. I say crushing because I don't believe she's actually in love. I mean, sure, who am I to judge? She would know if she's in love or not. I'm just saying that all she sees right now is how perfect he is, how perfect they would be for each other.

"He's the ONE. I know it," she said.

What can I say, other than "But you don't really truly know him, do you? How can your statement be based on how crazy you are about the idea of him? He could possibly turn out to be so much different than you've had him in mind."

We need to care even if that leads to disappointment.


I am unique and so is everybody else. And even though we'll never be able to understand each other perfectly, we still have to try and be there for each other. Even if that leads to disappointment one way or another. There's nothing wrong with caring.

"You will go to paper towns and you will never come back."


In my mind, I feel like most things in life have been very flat, too. When you stop forgetting how flat everything is and you buy into the lie that everyone is freaking one-dimensional, you'll live your life trapped into thinking that nothing has any depth, and that nothing really matters. That would mean you'd live a life in ignorance. Which is a horrible thought to me.

I shouldn't and won't let myself living a paper life that has been constructed for me out of society's expectations. Neither should you.

"Sometimes to find yourself, you have to get lost."


The fear of losing oneself and others, losing touch with things around us and becoming disoriented, this is common. I mean, it's a risk to take.

But the way I see it is that there is always a different perspective to everything and there's much more than the rules and expectations set from others around you. Start believing in what you truly, genuinely want.

Expand your boundaries emotionally and mentally and let your dreams and instincts be your guides sometimes.

"The way you felt tonight is the way you should feel your whole life."


I think this is self-explanatory. And I'll frame this quote and put it somewhere. I'll think of it whenever I've stepped out of my comfort zone, even if just for a bit.

"Your comfort zone is only so big and everything you want in life is way out there."


What did you think of the story? What are your opinions on the book and the movie? What did you learn? I'd love to hear from you!

Until then – stay adventurous,
Arden

What "Paper Towns" has taught me

8/07/2015


As you guys may already know, I went to see Paper Towns last week and loved the movie just as much as I loved the book. I read it about half a year ago and it's still been on my mind. I was so excited when I heard the news about the main leads Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne (I love them both to death).

But this post is not about them. This post is about what the story has taught me. Because I don't understand how some people don't see the genius of work John put into that story. Maybe they didn't pay enough attention but it wasn't unmoving at all; it did hit me, right in the feels, and it did have an impact on me. But that's just my opinion.
Everyone is the same.

Yes, there are labels that are hard to put down but literally everyone goes through the same or similar problems. Everyone's got a story that we'll never see perfectly.

Covers can be disappointing.


It's fairly easy to misimagine and misinterpret other people - even yourself. Once you see people, you don't actually see them. Everything's a cover. People might act really cool and easy going but who knows if, deep inside, they're feeling so much differently?

We tend to like the idea of people. That's really freaking dangerous.


It's easy to fall in love with someone who doesn't exist, except in your head. You find someone nice, attractive, amazing - whatever. You have first conversations, first glimpses, first flirty remarks. Then you start to imagine how awesome it would be if they were with you and you make up all those possibilities in your head based on how your first few encounters went.

Sigh.

You can't truly love someone unless you know them. My friend finds herself in a position at the very moment where she's completely and utterly crushing on some guy she first met at a camp last year. They barely had much interaction. I say crushing because I don't believe she's actually in love. I mean, sure, who am I to judge? She would know if she's in love or not. I'm just saying that all she sees right now is how perfect he is, how perfect they would be for each other.

"He's the ONE. I know it," she said.

What can I say, other than "But you don't really truly know him, do you? How can your statement be based on how crazy you are about the idea of him? He could possibly turn out to be so much different than you've had him in mind."

We need to care even if that leads to disappointment.


I am unique and so is everybody else. And even though we'll never be able to understand each other perfectly, we still have to try and be there for each other. Even if that leads to disappointment one way or another. There's nothing wrong with caring.

"You will go to paper towns and you will never come back."


In my mind, I feel like most things in life have been very flat, too. When you stop forgetting how flat everything is and you buy into the lie that everyone is freaking one-dimensional, you'll live your life trapped into thinking that nothing has any depth, and that nothing really matters. That would mean you'd live a life in ignorance. Which is a horrible thought to me.

I shouldn't and won't let myself living a paper life that has been constructed for me out of society's expectations. Neither should you.

"Sometimes to find yourself, you have to get lost."


The fear of losing oneself and others, losing touch with things around us and becoming disoriented, this is common. I mean, it's a risk to take.

But the way I see it is that there is always a different perspective to everything and there's much more than the rules and expectations set from others around you. Start believing in what you truly, genuinely want.

Expand your boundaries emotionally and mentally and let your dreams and instincts be your guides sometimes.

"The way you felt tonight is the way you should feel your whole life."


I think this is self-explanatory. And I'll frame this quote and put it somewhere. I'll think of it whenever I've stepped out of my comfort zone, even if just for a bit.

"Your comfort zone is only so big and everything you want in life is way out there."


What did you think of the story? What are your opinions on the book and the movie? What did you learn? I'd love to hear from you!

Until then – stay adventurous,
Arden

Being a blogger is not as easy as it sounds. Sure, you can lounge about at home in your bed as you write your blog posts and click a simple 'Publish' button. But no doubt - there's a lot more to deal with as a blogger. Good thing we have apps and websites ready for us to use. So here comes a list of the ones I like to use or have discovered and can only recommend.

1. Calendar


Whether it's the calendar app on the iPhone, on the Mac, Google Calendar or the Sunrise Calendar - it should be the #1 go to app every day, at all times. Keep track of posts, events, assignments, appointments and deadlines. Use your calendar religiously (I mean it!) because you'll never need a reminder again. 

Of course you can just use a calendar in notebook format. That way you can easily jot notes down quickly as well. Nothing wrong about the traditional way-- you can pimp it up anytime, too!

2. Reminders


If you happen to forget about checking the calendar now and then, have your phone remind you of everything! You're probably glued to your phone at all times anyway, a quick reminder popping up on the screen will do. 

3. Evernote 


Let me just say, I see Evernote as a great app for taking notes and making lists. You know, I love making lists so much. I could write one for anything. Evernote is the perfect app for that. Not only lists, though. It's the place for your blog topic ideas, other brainstorming ideas, etc. etc. You can access your contents anywhere and be productive wherever you are. 

4. GoTasks


Again, a great app for creating lists (you can even add subitems), appointments, reminders - just everything you'll ever need. 

5. Wunderlist


... is my favorite app to use. I have a dozen lists saved there and check off things like a boss. You can use this on your phone and have it synced to your Google or Facebook account and access the lists on your laptop. You can add reminders and due dates and always add a little note or subtask to your to-do-statement. I love the design of this and it's very user-friendly! 

6. Mail


This should be common sense but I'm adding it anyway. I have a personal E-Mail and one for business so I need both accounts to be online and I need to get notifications from both on my phone. Receive, read and send mails on the go-- Check. 


7. Google Drive / Dropbox


Both are awesome apps that help you store your stuff, whether you're on your phone or laptop. Never lose contents anymore, make back-ups and be safe on the go. Didn't have time to finish a post before heading out? Well, access your files anywhere! You can also make folders public and share them for others to see. (Google Drive / Dropbox)

8. Google Docs


I use this to start drafts for posts or to study on my way elsewhere. Jot down anything you want, anywhere. 

9. Shoebox


I have this app on my iPhone and it automatically saves pictures I take for back-up. Sometimes, for some reason, I happen to delete pictures unintentionally and I'm glad I don't have to stress about that anymore because the back-up is ready. It's free and there is unlimited photo storage.  

10. Scope / Hootsuite


... are apps that help create a personal news feed for most of your social network sites like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Reddit so you won't have to jump from app to app anymore. (Scope / HootSuite)

11. Bloglovin


Oh, this one? That's an awesome feed reader for your phone! Read blog posts from blogs you follow and other blogs on your phone at one place. Perfect for bloggers and blog readers alike. 

12. Pinterest


I go here for inspiration, ideas, recipes and DIY ideas. I've never been into Pinterest before but now I am. What's there to complain? It's a cloud of inspiration. 


That's a wrap for now & now it's your turn to tell me about your favourite apps to use when it comes to blog reading, organising and keeping stuff safe! Can't wait to hear from you. 


From the girl who uses technology too much for her own liking,
Arden

12 apps for bloggers

8/04/2015


Being a blogger is not as easy as it sounds. Sure, you can lounge about at home in your bed as you write your blog posts and click a simple 'Publish' button. But no doubt - there's a lot more to deal with as a blogger. Good thing we have apps and websites ready for us to use. So here comes a list of the ones I like to use or have discovered and can only recommend.

1. Calendar


Whether it's the calendar app on the iPhone, on the Mac, Google Calendar or the Sunrise Calendar - it should be the #1 go to app every day, at all times. Keep track of posts, events, assignments, appointments and deadlines. Use your calendar religiously (I mean it!) because you'll never need a reminder again. 

Of course you can just use a calendar in notebook format. That way you can easily jot notes down quickly as well. Nothing wrong about the traditional way-- you can pimp it up anytime, too!

2. Reminders


If you happen to forget about checking the calendar now and then, have your phone remind you of everything! You're probably glued to your phone at all times anyway, a quick reminder popping up on the screen will do. 

3. Evernote 


Let me just say, I see Evernote as a great app for taking notes and making lists. You know, I love making lists so much. I could write one for anything. Evernote is the perfect app for that. Not only lists, though. It's the place for your blog topic ideas, other brainstorming ideas, etc. etc. You can access your contents anywhere and be productive wherever you are. 

4. GoTasks


Again, a great app for creating lists (you can even add subitems), appointments, reminders - just everything you'll ever need. 

5. Wunderlist


... is my favorite app to use. I have a dozen lists saved there and check off things like a boss. You can use this on your phone and have it synced to your Google or Facebook account and access the lists on your laptop. You can add reminders and due dates and always add a little note or subtask to your to-do-statement. I love the design of this and it's very user-friendly! 

6. Mail


This should be common sense but I'm adding it anyway. I have a personal E-Mail and one for business so I need both accounts to be online and I need to get notifications from both on my phone. Receive, read and send mails on the go-- Check. 


7. Google Drive / Dropbox


Both are awesome apps that help you store your stuff, whether you're on your phone or laptop. Never lose contents anymore, make back-ups and be safe on the go. Didn't have time to finish a post before heading out? Well, access your files anywhere! You can also make folders public and share them for others to see. (Google Drive / Dropbox)

8. Google Docs


I use this to start drafts for posts or to study on my way elsewhere. Jot down anything you want, anywhere. 

9. Shoebox


I have this app on my iPhone and it automatically saves pictures I take for back-up. Sometimes, for some reason, I happen to delete pictures unintentionally and I'm glad I don't have to stress about that anymore because the back-up is ready. It's free and there is unlimited photo storage.  

10. Scope / Hootsuite


... are apps that help create a personal news feed for most of your social network sites like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Reddit so you won't have to jump from app to app anymore. (Scope / HootSuite)

11. Bloglovin


Oh, this one? That's an awesome feed reader for your phone! Read blog posts from blogs you follow and other blogs on your phone at one place. Perfect for bloggers and blog readers alike. 

12. Pinterest


I go here for inspiration, ideas, recipes and DIY ideas. I've never been into Pinterest before but now I am. What's there to complain? It's a cloud of inspiration. 


That's a wrap for now & now it's your turn to tell me about your favourite apps to use when it comes to blog reading, organising and keeping stuff safe! Can't wait to hear from you. 


From the girl who uses technology too much for her own liking,
Arden

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