Like everything in my life over the last few years, I've gone through a simplification of all my phone apps. My phone is still really my "camera" and not so much my "phone" if you know what I mean. The camera feature is the #1 one most used feature on my phone. I love to take photos. I also love to print photos and make memory books of PRINTED photos for our annual family photo album. I will lecture anyone for a solid hour on the importance of printing your memories if they let me.
I have my favorite photo apps pared down to 4 essentials in 2 categories: 1) editing and 2) keeping memories.
I use A Color Story for general editing, applying filters, and making photos pop. I originally found the app a bit overwhelming. I then watched some youtube tutorial videos and it started to click. It's now my favorite editing app for general everyday edits.
TouchRetouch is sooooo easy to use and super awesome for removing unwanted objects from photos when you need to. I love their built in tutorials in the app. It doesn't get any easier than this app for removing stuff in your photos that shouldn't be there.
I use the Google Photos app to back up everything on my photo to my google account. If you have no easy back up system on your phone for saving your photos, download this app right now! It is amazing. If you choose to upload your photos in high-quality instead of original resolution you get unlimited storage. Uploading high-quality works great for all of our phone photos. Once you upload everything, you can delete your photos from your phone by using the Free Up Space feature in the app. I also like the editing feature inside the app. So easy. The search tool is amazing. This article tells you everything you need to know. I see people with thousands of photos on their phones and they are not backing up. SHUDDER.
I use the Project Life app to make my digital memory pages for our photo album. In 2018 I moved to making 6x8 pages instead of 12x12, and this new size works so much better for me. When I'm done making my pages, I upload them to Persnickety Prints via their online upload (no app needed) to order my pages. I stay on top of my photo pages by quickly making a page or two at the end of most nights while on vacation. When not on vacation I use idle time like waiting around for something or someone to make my pages instead of scrolling mindlessly through other things. I made a page while sitting in the dentist office today. Memory keeping is so easy with all of today's tools.
4 apps for the most used feature on my phone. Simple is my mantra right now.