The internet in our hands. It’s amazing isn’t it? I grew up through the evolution of the smart phone. My first ever mobile phone was an Alcatel something or other. It had an interchangeable aerial that would glow when I got a phone call and I could put any facia on it that I wanted. Cool huh?
That was back in 1999. Twenty years ago.
Smartphone technology has evolved so much. We have everything at our fingertips, anytime, anywhere. For most, this is their entire existence. There are certainly good and bad points to having this world in our palms.
Personally, I can mostly take it or leave it. I enjoy having the internet, to search for recipes or to solve arguments in seconds. I also really love apps, I think they’re a great way of getting people together and bringing positive to the cyber world. However, we can find ourselves procrastinating too much over the screens in our hands. We don’t always appreciate the world around us and we don’t look up!
I had an app surge recently. I got rid of the clutter that I downloaded because I thought it would enhance my life in some way. It didn’t, they’re gone. I downloaded some cool new options that I am totally obsessed with. I’m going to share them with you below…
Libby: The Library App
I saw this advertised by a YouTuber a while back (sorry I don’t know who). I really got back into reading last year and thought that I would give it a go. At first, I though it was a bit of hassle. Mainly because i hadn’t signed up to my local library. So I got that done. But after that, perfect! I got my library card in the post pretty quickly, I signed up on the app and ‘borrowed’ my first books.
Actually really impressed with the selection available and the ease of use. I use it on my phone so I can read on my lunch break without having hefty books taking up space in my handbag.