The 6 Most Hipster Apps
These hipster apps can't make you avocado toast, but they can help you live your best life through photography, reading, and calendar hacks.
There isn’t an avocado toast app yet, but hipster apps abound. After all, the Venn diagram of a) people who invent apps, and b) pejorative hipsters is an almost perfect overlap. Silicon Valley is filled with people who wake up under a canopy of Tibetan prayer flags, drink a kale smoothies, and listen to Father John Misty on the way to work. ~Lovett~ or leave it, they have the best apps. So let’s reach into your acid-wash, high-waisted, rolled up jeans, pull out your phone, and download the 5 apps Mumford & Sons wouldn't be caught dead without.
The Best Travel App: Spottly
One of the biggest motivators to get out of the house in the morning is having something to Instagram at the end of the day. There are two modes to Instagramming: posting, and descending into a pit of FOMO and despair at the stuff everyone else has posted. Everyone wants their Instagram to seem cooler than their real life. The tricky thing is finding those instagrammable moments that say, “I’m living my best life." This is especially difficult in an unfamiliar city. That's where Spottly comes in. This app will change your Insta game forever. Scroll through endless itinerary musts with this picture-based travel guide. You click on pictures of foods or locations that look cool to find out where they are and how to get there. So much to discover! Your Instagrams (and your life) will never be boring again.
Best Book App: Instaread
You don't want to be left out of any conversation, but you also don't have time to read every single bestseller no matter how many times you see someone else #bookstagram Lincoln in the Bardo. Instaread is the ultimate solution to keep you on your intellectual A-game. The next time your friends from Sarah Lawrence are arguing about the book that's been sitting in your Kindle app at 5% read since the last season of Game of Thrones, you'll be ready. This app provides super-quick summaries and analysis about characters, plot, unsolved questions, and the author's writing style. Now instead of having to admit that you haven't read a single book since college, you can dazzle your friends with your insight.
Best Photography App: Plotograph
Plotograph is changing the game for still photography. The app is similar to the Puppet tool on Adobe's After Effects. Plotograph allows you to make the clouds move in an otherwise still picture of your best friend, or make your pug yawn in a still family portrait. The possibilities are endless and the room for creativity is vast, especially if you’re heading somewhere super Instagrammable anytime soon. Get on this trend before your friends, so they can see you as the hipster god/goddess you have always been.
Best Productivity App : Timepage
Moleskine made journaling cool, and now it's changing the way you handle your calendar. Moleskin knows how much you hate iCal, and want to make sure you didn't miss the doctor's appointment that you booked months ago when you found that weird bump on your shoulder (internet diagnosis: possibly curable by probiotics and/or Moon Dust). Timepage is a slick new calendar app that makes "penciling it in" feel a little sexier and more like a treat than a chore. Timepage maintains the crisp, minimalist vibe Moleskine is known for.
Best Education App: Plantnet
The hardest part about adopting flannel shirts, hiking boots and a mountain-man beard as your everyday uniform is that someone might expect you to know what to do, should you find yourself on an actual mountain. While you're there, it's possible that you will stumble upon some pretty flowers, and it would be such a shame for those cuties to go unidentified. If only there was an app that could identify any plant just from a photo that you can take with your phone... oh wait, there is! Plantnet has been described as the "Shazam for plants." Never give your girlfriend the type of flower she's allergic to (that look exactly like her favorite flowers) again!
Best Fashion App: Depop
Nothing on God's green earth is more exciting than finding the perfect outfit. especially if you can do it without spending half of your life's savings. Vintage shopping is one of the greatest skills any hipster can have under their snakeskin belt. However, hours of thumbing through stunning remnants of the '80s can be really time consuming and expensive. Depop is the best way to find the perfect vintage jumpsuit or ‘90s halter top for your wardrobe. You don't even have to part with all of your cappuccino money for the month. It's also double dope because you can sell your own clothes to someone who shares your incredible style. It is also just a super fun timeline to browse because its layout is similar to Instagram's. Even if you don’t buy anything, you have endless inspiration for your next ~look~.
You now hold the secrets to the trendiest phone dashboard in the palm of your hand. With these hipster apps, you have the potential to be the best-dressed, most organized, most well-read Instagrammer, traveler, and horticulturist all year long.