Firstly, I must apologize for my absence as of late. I have been going through a tough time personally, and it has taken me away from my blog. I don’t intend to leave, however. I have more of a gusto to try and post more often.
A lot of you out there have iPhones, Androids, or some type of smart phone. There are some great apps out there for vintage loving girls like us. I have recently found a few that I would like to share. Most of these can be found in the App Store, as I have an iPhone. I am sure you can find the same or similar in other venues.
1. TCM – This app is fabulous if you are a connoisseur of old Hollywood films. It gives you a whole schedule of what is upcoming on the channel, as well as extra pictures and tidbits that will surely feed your need for vintage film. There are even movie clips and trailers to view!
2. BlogReader – This is a perfect way to have a list of all of your favourite blogs and to be notified when there are new posts. Clicking on the post brings you directly to the site for you to read and enjoy. I have been using this app for a while now, and it helps to keep me up to date on my favourites when I may not have the time to go to each individual site to check for updates.
3. Etsy – Anyone who is a vintage fan knows about and loves Etsy. The app is fabulous to just browse and peruse at your leisure, whether at home or waiting at the doctor’s office. You never know when you will find that perfect dress or that stunning bakelite bracelet! I always say be prepared 😉
4. History Here – I just discovered this app a few days ago from the History Channel and being a history nerd, I was enthralled. I believe being a fan of vintage and knowing the history of the time go hand in hand, and helps you to understand the time period better. You can find historical places near your home, or you can enter a city or zip code and check out historical places nearby. I have already found some great things in Queens that I had never known about before!
5. Keep Calm – This app is just for funsies. You can take any picture or just a plain background and make it into a Keep Calm poster that was popular during World War II as a morale booster in Britain. You can edit the text and even post to Facebook and Twitter.
6. TCM Tour – This is another app I found the other day, and I instantly fell in love. It offers a guided tour of classic Los Angeles hotspots and homes of Hollywood icons during the golden age. From Schwab’s Pharmacy to Gene Kelly’s home, you will find it all in one place with great information and additional pictures.
7. YardSale – This app is great for finding hidden treasures nearby your home. You can haggle with the owners, and you can also post your own things to sell. It is not like eBay in that they don’t charge you obscene fees for posting or selling!
All of these apps I have found to be worth a look for my readers. Most are free, but a couple may be 99 cents or so. Have any of you found any good apps for vintage lovers? Do tell!