‘App-y Thursday!

One Thursday Morning from Shannon Kohn on Vimeo.

I think I might have a slight obsession with downloading apps for my iPhone.

There was a time, not very long ago, when I only purchased iTunes cards for music (I purchase iTunes cards to self-impose spending limits…a good thing for me). Now I purchase them as tickets to an app-tastic, downloadable wonderland where my every “what if” request is met and I’m giddy with excitement over the realization that the device I once used only to make calls and send text messages (ok, and play a game or twelve) is actually an amazing tool for limitless, shareable creative expression.

I’m not sure if it’s the thrill of an old dog learning new tech tricks (I’ve come a long way since my first smartphone purchase in 2010), or simply that there are so many cool apps out there with which to explore and experiment. Kid. Candy store.

I’ve got some new faves, including the app I used to shoot the core footage for that little time-lapsed video above (“Miniatures: Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos”). I’m also having fun visually stopping the action at my daughter’s volleyball games lately with “SnappyCam Pro.” Still waiting on that real-life time machine app, though. The 80’s are, like, totally calling me back, dude.

So, let’s hear from you! Care to share some of your favorite apps? What fun tool has your smartphone become for you lately?

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