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Dear readers,
I have missed you all. I have been very occupied in my personal life which is why I wasn’t able to write on my space for a few months. Today I am writing about my android mobile applications.
 Home screens and installed apps
It is impossible to deny, that we are now truly in the digital age. If we have to name one gadget which has changed our lives the most, we have to give the credit to our smart phones. They have really changed our lives tremendously. We can’t even image life without it as we have become so dependent on it. It’s surprising how we survived without it only a decade ago. Most of us have a lot of applications installed on our phones. These can help us keep our lives organized, keep us entertained, note down our important lists and also navigate the way. We cannot even imagine life without our cell phone.

 StarTracker, Calendar and Pinterest respectively 
Our worst fear has become losing our mobile phone. I remember when my HTC Wildfire was stolen from my office in 2010, I was devastated. My groceries list was in there, all my phone numbers, To-do list and my weather forecast. Everything turned upside down. Having said all this, I also believe in minimalism and so I try to keep my applications as few as possible and uninstall anything which I may not be using. Due to the prominence of this gadget in our daily lives, I thought it may be interesting to share my most current applications. Following is a list:
Built-in Apps I use most often
Clock/Alarm clock
Calendar (Saved important family dates for yearly reminders, has made life stress-free)
Contacts/People (all contacts synced online with email account)
Emails (Separate accounts for official and personal)
Google search

My Most Frequently used downloaded Applications
Whatsapp (To stay in touch with the world)
Salat prayer timings (To get brief Namaz reminders and Qibla direction)
Skype (To talk to family & friends)
Mobisle Notes (My all-time favorite notes app which is automatically synced online)
Facebook (Socializing)
Maps (I use google maps for navigation in Lahore)
Instagram (A quick way of sharing edited images with your friends)
Daily Workouts Free (Exercises for daily routine)
One Drive (For uploading or accessing important documents anytime anywhere)
Hum network (To watch dramas/shows whenever I can’t on TV)
Pinterest (The ultimate place to get inspired)

Sticky Notes (To remind me of my daily tasks) 

Pixlr express (Editing pictures and making collages)

My other applications
Saavn (Listening to Bollywood music live streaming)
Blogger (You can access your blogs from your phone)
Chess time (A must have for all Chess lovers)
WordPress (For people who love to read/write blogs)
XE Currency (When you want to know exchange rates)
Holy Quran Mp3 (When you want to hear recitation)
Pages Manager (Lets me manage different pages on Facebook on my mobile)
Nikon wmu (Lets me see all my SLR camera images on my mobile phone)
Mobilink cinema (Tells you about latest movies playing in Centauraus Cinema)
Dramas online (To catch up on your dramas in case you miss an episode on TV)
Star Tracker (Must have for all Astronomy lovers to see which star is what)
Shazam (For recognizing the name of song being played)
Skull mp3 (For downloading songs)
Tunein radio – Radio & Music (You can listen to radio channels of any country)
Insta Square size (To use images in Instagram without cropping parts of it or attractive borders)
Hydro Coach(Reminder to drink 8 glasses of water everyday)
Drop Box(Extra online space for your documents if you need it)
Hangouts (For voice call in case Skype and Whatsapp call is not working)
Pocket (When you want to save articles in Pocket to read them later in your spare time)

 Apps: Chess Time, Sound Cloud and Saavn respectively
This was all for today. I’m intrigued to know how your list of applications varies from mine. Do let me know what applications you love the most. There may be many life changing applications which we may not even be aware of. Communication can be such a blessing. I hope this post helped you in some way. Lots of love.
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