10 Must-have Apps in 2018

We all have goals we want to achieve this year. Whether it’s perfecting your brand, getting healthier, or self care, I’ve compiled a list of apps guaranteed to help you get where you want to be this year.


If you know me you know I actually cannot live without Twitter. It’s just so funny, I get so much news from both the moments feature and on my timeline. Plus I feel like it’s the platform where people are their most authentic selves. Instagram tends to be for people to only put up their best, Facebook is essentially dead to my peers, but Twitter is where we can openly talk about both our downfalls and our successes. Plus its an easy way to find articles and get news instantly.

Pocket Schedule

I’ve talked about this wonderful app in my GPA advice post. This app helps me stay organized and it’s honestly the best thing on my phone during the semester. I can put in my schedule, assignments, tasks and exams with notifications on all of them.


I’ve never mentioned this app but I’ve been open about my struggles with my periods. This comes in handy when I go into the OBGYN because not only does it keep track of my period days but it also lets me keep track of my symptoms and how bad they are during that time. This app is an awesome way to keep track of your reproductive health!


Trust me, I know Buzzfeed can be annoying, but I can watch Ladylike videos (shout out to Freddie a Howard University Alum) and take those silly yet addicting quizzes in one little app. Plus, Buzzfeed’s news department is on it’s A game so I can always be in the know from this app and read a random listicle in my spare time.


This app is a life saver. I make all of my thumbnails for the blog on canva.com so having the app so I can save them quickly to post to Instagram is extremely helpful. I can also do quick edits in the meantime.


So, when I started with my medicine I was so inconsistent. I had gotten better but I wanted to be able to keep track of my consistency. Enter Strides. It even actually helps me blog more. My current goals are to floss more, write potential blog posts more often, and to take my medicine and vitamins, exercise daily, read more often, and meditate.


Drinking water is great and I do it but I just like being conscious of just how much I drink a day. It lets you set goals and the app icon adjusts with how much you drink through the day so it’s always right there on your home screen screen. Ignore my lack of entries I haven’t been remembering to track.

Glo Bible

I haven’t had a physical bible since I got my first iPad, please don’t judge me. I’ve been through a ton of bible apps but this one is definitely my favorite. I love using it to take notes and I plan on utilizing the reading plans soon too.


I get inspiration randomly and I’m always on the go so I keep WordPress on my phone so I can right, edit, or check blog posts no matter where I am. You can also use the app to track your stats, read other blogs, and approve comments.

Cash App

This is honestly a necessity we all need to get. It makes ordering food together, picking up something for a friend, or paying for a service so much easier, the only complaint is the 10% fee to get your money immediately (but its only a 24 hour wait, no biggie).

What app can you not imagine living without? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks to CreateHER Stock for the featured image.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a really good list!!! As a blogger, I sure wouldn’t know what to do without WordPress.

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    1. Syd says:

      Thank you!


  2. xolachelle says:

    Happy to say I have some of these apps! Twitter, Canva, wordpress. All of these are essential. Honestly not a day goes by where I don’t check twitter. Twitter is the best social network right now to me because you’re not pretending. You are just sharing what’s on your mind, without it having to be cute or fancy first. Plus, breaking news breaks on Twitter. Everyone else catches up.

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    1. Syd says:

      I totally agree


  3. alloftheaboveblogs says:

    I’m using life right now but your eve app seems more entertaining and I’d prefer some of those features to what I’ve got, now. These are some good suggestions so I’ll be checking them out soon.

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  4. Great list! Didn’t even know that Word Press had an app! I also love Canva! I’ve been telling everyone about it.

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  5. OMG I am so addicted to the canva app + website.. I’ve used apps in the past manage/develop healthy habits and they were ineffective but I will give Strides a chance. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love Canva! And Clue is also a really good app for tracking your cycle. #BLMGirl

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  7. addierawr says:

    Didn’t know about the canva app! I’ll definitely be downloading it now!

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  8. Canva is my go to for all things bidness and blog!!! But I literally downloaded the habit tracker and scheduler as I read this haha great apps!!!

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  9. Christina says:

    I haven’t heard of a few of these but I will have to check them out.


  10. Dae says:

    My top three apps I couldn’t live without is Instagram (Pictures tell stories and there’s a huge foodie and writing community there), Simple Note (It’s a cloud based app that seamlessly let’s you take notes or in my case blogs and stories from device to device), and Twitter because it’s absolutely hilarious and informative.

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    1. Syd says:

      These apps sound awesome!


  11. TeAsia Battle says:

    I love this post! I haven’t heard of at least half of these apps. I’m going to download pocket schedule, strides, and eve.

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  12. E. Jones says:

    I love Waterlogged…I have been using that for awhile. Great list and I have downloaded the Pocket Schedule based on your list because I need to get more organized.


    1. Syd says:

      Totally love waterlogged!


  13. Wow, I’m going to the app store asap! Lol I need to try out Waterlogged and PocketSchedule. Thank you for this list.

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    1. Syd says:

      Anytime they are honestly amazing apps!


  14. Monika says:

    I love the pocket schedule!! Been looking for something like that for ages! Thanks for the tip 🙂 oh and as for the app I can’t live without – definitely IG! lol

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    1. Syd says:

      Instagram is definitely up there for me too!


  15. hadassah says:

    I have a lot of these apps already, theyre great! i will check the water log one. i would like to start keeping track of that

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  16. beatsbykd says:

    Get list here! I had not thought about a water tracking app! I definitely use canva and WordPress ALL the time!

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  17. D'Ana Joi says:

    Canva has saved my life so many times! Surprised Pinterest didn’t make your list. 😉

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  18. That strides look like one i want to try!

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