Meara Rose Oberdieck
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bio: Meara is a body-positive model and classical pianist and songwriter.
You can follow her on her personal blog at partiallyplus.com or on
Kindle: This app is a lifesaver for
me on long subway rides in NYC.
I get books from the public library
and download them on my phone.
This is a great option if you're on a budget
JibJab: I'm a huge dork, and I enjoy
making personalized birthday card
videos for my friends. I typically find
it much more amusing than anyone
Duolingo: I've been working on
learning Spanish on and off for two
years. This app makes it easy for me
to sneak in a few minutes of prac-
tice here and there when I’m at work.
Hey! VINA: Moving to a big city
from a small town is rough. It can
be hard to meet new people. I love
this app, which is specifically de-
signed to match up like-minded women who
want to make new friends!
StrongLifts: I'm a huge weightlift-
ing fan, and I use this app to track
my workouts. It's awesome to not
have to worry about crushing a
pen and paper on when I'm already anxious
about crushing my feet under one of those
huge iron plates!
iMetronome: As a piano teacher,
this simple metronome has been
enormously useful. During lessons,
this app helps us to clap out the rhythm of a
piece until we understand it.
BigOven: After a long day, some-
times I have a hard time deciding
what to make for dinner. This app
helps with inspiration, recipes, and
grocery lists (including what's already in my
GarageBand: When I'm stuck in
line somewhere or on a crowded
train, I can use this app to quickly jot
down a new melody idea or beat for
one of my songs!