The iPhone is a great tool that you can use to help with design and style.  Here are a few iPhone apps that I use regularly to help with my art business and obsession with vintage shopping. The best part is that all of these apps are free!

  Yard Sale Mapper – This iPhone app helps you find yard sales in your neighborhood and city. It then allows you to map out the most efficient route to all of the yard sales you want to attend.  I used it this past weekend and found some amazing vintage finds at multiple yard sales all within 10 minutes of my house.

Instagram – This iPhone app lets you take photographs and then edit them with interesting filters. The filters make your photographs look vintage, modern and artistic.  You can then send the photos to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. I use this app to take cool photos of projects I’m working on for Etsy, interesting vintage items I find, and cool design and architecture I find around town. You can follow other people and see what photographs they’re taking too.

Square – This iPhone app allows you to swipe credit cards anytime, anywhere. It’s free to sign up and they provide you with a plug-in that you put in your phone to swipe credit cards.  Also, they only take 2 cents off of each dollar you receive.  It’s a great way to swipe credit cards at art and craft fairs, yard sales and more!

HGTV to Go – this iPhone app allows you look up TV shows on HGTV, photos of projects and more! It allows you to stay connected to design inspiration and bookmark your favorite things that you find.

I also have iPhone apps for Pinterest, Craftgawker, and interior design.  You can also purchase iPhone apps like Craftsy and Etsy Lovers for only $0.99.




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