The Best (photo) App Ever

photoappIf you've been on my site before, you know I like to take photos. I really, REALLY like to take photos, like a lot, and I always use my iPhone to take them. Sometimes they turn out great, and sometimes not so great. Enter Afterlight, what I will easily call the best photo app out there right now. Afterlight is like photo editing lite, it's perfect for anyone regardless of how much photo editing you've ever done (if any). With their simple, easy to use design and straight forward editing you can play around with a number of different edits to really bring the beauty to your photos. It features 15 uniquely made adjustment tools to enhance your images, a ton of fully adjustable Original Filters as well as 14 Guest Filters by various Instagram users, and the new Seasons filter pack including 18 filters. The app also has textures, cropping and transforming tools, frames and gorgeous wallpapers.

Screenshot 2014-05-13 10.15.27 Screenshot 2014-05-13 10.15.53I probably use it most often to lighten up photos that have bad lighting, like the photo of Jack trying to escape during Easter brunch, above, because we all know how useless the flash can be on an iPhone for taking nice photos. The photo of Jack above was so dark, but with a few tweaks with Afterlight it came out perfect. I also love the little frames and overlays that they have like in the photo of the kids hiking, above. I combined Afterlight with Over for that photo (I LOVE their fonts, cool not cheesy ones like some other apps).

Probably one of my favorite parts of the app though is the ability to use it with everything else, from Instagram to Twitter, Facebook and even actual print photo sharing apps like Sincerely (where you can upload and create printed postcards to be sent anywhere in the world all from your phone). My grandmothers don't use the internet very often, if ever, so my usual way of sharing photos doesn't work for them. Rather than print out photos, stuff them into an envelope and mail them myself (which I usually do) it's also fun to just send along a quick postcard photo to them as an extra way to keep in touch, it seriously could not be any easier.

What apps do you use for your photos? I'm always on the lookout for new ones to try, share them below! xoxo