Apps I use for Project Life


I started doing Project Life this year. I have been using my phone as my main source of photos, but also helping me organize memories to use for Project Life. I use several apps on my iPhone.  I will do links to all the apps at the end of the post.

The one I use the most is Momento to do journal entries. It allows me to add photos so that I can pair my thoughts with the photos and use as a reference for when doing PL layouts. I like that it will grab my Facebook status’ and Instagram photos also so I can refer back to those if needed.

Photo editing PL photos I mostly use PicTapGo and Snapseed. Although I have a ton of photo editing apps – for PL I usually don’t want artsy photos. At times I will add some of my photos I edit that look old or distressed, but mostly I like bright clear photos for memory keeping. I have only added words to photos a few times digitally with apps. Otherwise I hand write or use stickers and embellishments after to add words to photos. But if adding words digitally I use Over and a beautiful mess apps.

Picstich I use quite a lot before ordering photos. I like because I can create photo collages. I use mostly 2 3×4’s on a 4×6 collage. But sometimes use it to make 4 images on a 4×6. So that I can trim the down and use on journaling cards in PL. 
Store apps is Michael’s for their ad and coupons.  I haven’t shopped at JoAnn’s yet for PL, but will download there app of needed. 
I have been using Shutterfly for ordering photos.  Only when they have their deals – usually 100 photos for the cost of shipping. Otherwise I go into Sam’s with a jump drive to print photos. But quite a few people talk about Walgreens app and prices so might check that out when printing July pictures. 

Many PL’ers use the Collect app and I do too. But I haven’t used it how most PL’ers do. They use it because you can journal right there and it prints out like the look of a Polaroid, but with journaling on the wide white band at the bottom.  I might try it after I try out Notica that had the same look, but with a handwriting font. I like Collect for the monthly view of photos. I like seeing if I am taking photos everyday. I also am going to start printing out the monthly calendar to use in my album. I am thinking of printing them on a 8×10 as Sam’s doesn’t do 12×12. 

I use my phone for most of my computer needs these days and I think it helped me take the plunge into Project Life as the apps have made it easy to edit and organize my family memories.