Featured iUser: How Photographer & Blogger Amber Faust Uses Her iPhone

In every issue of iPhone Life magazine, we feature the iPhone Home screens of people from different walks of life, so our readers can see how they use iPhone apps to meet a variety of needs. In our Spring 2020 issue, we featured photographer and blogger Amber Faust, who uses her iPhone for social media, photo editing, games, weather, and more. If you have a story and apps you'd like to suggest, email Tamlin Day, and we may feature you in an upcoming issue of the magazine!

Related: Featured iUser: How Preschool Director Rebecca Bellonci Uses Her iPhone

Amber Faust

Amber Faust is a photographer and family influencer who lives with her husband and three kids on a sunny island in South Carolina. Her mommy blog, FaustIsland.com, tackles topics like motherhood, family life, travel, food, and sustainable living.

Word Swag - Cool Fonts (Free)

I love posting quotes and silly memes on Instagram. Word Swag turns your boring text into a fancy graphic using pretty fonts and colors. Story Swag is similar, but it works on video.

Takumi (Free)

This app is amazing for Instagram influencers as well as casual users. Takumi is like Tinder, but for brands instead of people. You can connect with trusted brands and get paid for affiliate content.

Preview - Planner for Instagram (Free)

My Instagram is very curated. My real life is up in the Instagram stories, but I love a well-planned beautiful colorful Instagram feed. This app helps me decide what to post next before I actually post it.

A Color Story (Free)

The colored filters for this app are bright and poppy. Matt Crumps Candy Minimal is so good for a bright, oversaturated, fun photo!

Canon Camera Connect (Free)

I shoot with a Canon camera, and I love the Canon app. I can use my phone as a remote trigger and see what my camera sees before I click the shutter.

Jiobit (Free)

My toddler got lost in a park a few weeks ago. Luckily, we had a happy ending. This app links to a little device that hooks on my toddler’s shoes. I can track him anywhere.

Amazon Cloud Cam (Free)

My boys are trouble and need a lot of supervision. This app comes with the Amazon Cloud Cam camera so that I can keep an eye on things during my busy day.

NOAA Weather Radar (Free)

We live by the beach with hurricanes and riptides. NOAA is the best weather app for us. The radar is reliable, and the app gives me push notifications when there’s a weather alert nearby.

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.