Thursday, April 11, 2013

HAWMC Day 11: There's an App for That

All through April, I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge. In addition to my usual posts, I'm going for 30 days of activisty content. Today's prompt: Favorite iPhone app and social network.

I'm a late adopter to the cult of Apple. I got my first iPhone, a 3G, right about the time that the 4 was coming out. I still have it. And though I think my trusty iPhone may be in its last days, I know that I couldn't have made it through my first months gluten-free without it. There are loads of apps out there for specialty diets, and I have two favorites that I recommend to everyone who is going GF.

The first is Find Me Gluten Free. Not only is it super easy to use, it's incredibly thorough. Essentially, it's a "safe" restaurant guide, but what I love is that not only can you see the GF menus, you can also read user reviews. It comes in handy in tight spots where you might be in unfamiliar territory and STARVING, but it also opens your eyes to new places that are nearby. Love this app (and, it's FREE.)

I also love Is That Gluten Free? This one comes with a $7.99 price tag, but I think it's totally worth it. It's basically a database of grocery store products that you can search through to find stats about gluten content. It's been incredibly helpful those times I've been shopping in a hurry and needed to have a safe brand of pickle/pasta sauce/ice cream, etc.

As for social networks, I've always been a big fan of Facebook (I've had an account since the very beginning, when it was just open to college students). In fact, I'm a bit of a FB junkie. I joined Twitter last year, and I love how instantaneous the interactions are there. Not going to lie, it's a little addicting.

What are your favorite apps? Are you on FB or Twitter?

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