Location: Los Angeles, California
One-Line Bio: Alma is a copy editor for ballotpedia.org, a political
encyclopedia used by journalists and everyday voters. She also
sings and writes music, which you can listen to at hearalma.com.
Lyft: Everyone asks how I survive in LA without a car—
and the answer is Lyft. To save money, I usually use the
Snapseed: This app makes photo editing a breeze! My
Instagram feed became so much more beautiful once I
started using it.
Acorns: Wish you were better at saving money? This app
rounds up each purchase I make to the nearest dollar and
invests the change.
Podcasts: I’m obsessed with knowledge! The Podcasts
app gives me my fix of subjects like economics (Econ Talk),
philosophy (Sam Harris), and theology (The Liturgists).
Venmo: All my fellow freelancers rely heavily on Venmo.
I use it to make quick and easy payments to band members, photographers, videographers, etc.
Voice Memos: You never know when artistic inspiration
will strike! The Voice Memos app captures my songwriting
ideas as soon as they hit me.
Slack: My coworkers at Ballotpedia are located all around
the country, but Slack helps us stay in touch by allowing us
to send quick messages to individuals or teams.
Crowdfire: Social media management is made easy with
this app. Every day Crowdfire prescribes actions I can take
to grow my online presence—and then it helps me execute them.
Sleep Time: I’ve been monitoring my sleep for years with
this app. I love the ambient sounds, and it helps me make
sure I’m getting eight hours of sleep each night.