One of the most frequent questions I get asked the minute I hit publish on a Crumbs post is in relation to what photo apps I use for my pictures. If you’ve been reading for any time at all, you must know how humorous I find this since photography is waaaaay down at the bottom of the list when it comes to my favorite hobbies.

When I got my iPhone it pretty much changed my life because I don’t know jack about my DSLR and lugging that thing around sure does cramp my (lack there of) style. So for nearly a year, 99.9% of photos posted on Crumbs have been taken with my iPhone. These are my faves + most commonly used.

Instagram… duh.

I don’t really like the filters on Instagram anymore (thank goodness?) but I love the connection it brings with friends/readers/bloggers/stalkers. I find it to be one of the most personal forms of social media for me and have developed connections with others more through this than blogging, commenting on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. My username is howsweeteats! Shocker.



Snapseed is by far my favorite app for filters and editing, and it has been for well over 6 months. I love it.


Camera +.

This comes in as a close second to Snapseed. Same deal – love the filters, love the borders, etc.



I used to love this app a whole lot more and don’t find myself using it quite as much as I did at first. Either way, it still has some cool filters… but occasionally can be overkill.



Most people probably find this app annoying, but I love it. It’s what I’ve used for all of these photos here (lazily, I may add) and does just what it says: uses your finger to bring whatever piece of the photo you’d like into focus.



This is what I use to create photo collages. I’ve heard of some others that are more favored, but this does the trick for me. Annnnnd… if you haven’t noticed I have over 25+ photo apps so buying a new one isn’t exactly at the top of my list. But then again… what’s another $1.99?

Cue my husband’s eye roll.



Like FingerFocus, you use your finger to “color” whatever object you’d like in the photo while the background remains black + white. I like.


And that’s all she wrote. Obviously I have a crapton more but these are my favorites and go-to’s. What are yours?