When you think of apps, you probably think of the most popular apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Candy Crush, and all of the other social media and gaming apps. It seems as if people forget about the other apps that actually exist to make life easier. Apps aren’t just for entertainment purposes, and their use isn’t only about getting to information without having to go through the traditional internet browser. Mobile applications certainly serve other purposes and can help you in areas and categories such as: organization, scheduling, money and time management, DIYing, managing stress, getting fit, and traveling. There are countless apps for everyday use and we’re here to help you find the ones that will assist you with the tasks of everyday life.
If you’ve ever unlocked your phone and tablet to check emails or do some work related task and you somehow end up scrolling down your Facebook timeline for an hour or more, then this app is for you. RescueTime allows you to see exactly how you spend your time with detailed reports and weekly summaries. You can set goals that will help you avoid inefficiencies in your schedule and set alarms to alert you when you’ve been distracted for too long. If you’re really serious about your productivity, try out the premium version, which allows you to block distracting sites, track your offline activity and daily accomplishments, and much more.
Feeling a bit down in the dumps lately? Well, swipe over to Google Play or the iTunes App Store and download Happify. It’s an interesting way to improve your mood. You can do science-based activities or play games that will help rewire your brain to think happy thoughts. Leave negativity behind by strengthening neurological pathways, become optimistic with serenity scenes, and get excited and motivated to give someone else a boost. This app will inspire you to live your life the way God intended, filled with pure love, happiness, and peace.
Have you ever had this problem? The time has come to pay the light, gas, and cable bills, but you can’t remember where you put them. After three hours of tearing your house and car apart, you finally find them: the light bill was in a kitchen drawer, the gas bill was on top of the refrigerator, and the cable bill somehow ended up in your car’s glove compartment. It’s time for you to download FileThis. This app is a digital account and bill organizer that allows you to keep up with every balance and receipt in an organized and secure way. You can finally go paperless and never have to worry about misplacing a bill ever again. Also, if being financially responsible was one of your New Year’s resolutions, FileThis will help you stay on the right track.
If you’re looking for a DIY app that will help you with tasks such as how to change a tire or how to make gluten-free cauliflower lasagna, then Snapguide is the app for you! You can learn how to do any and everything you can imagine from your peers. You can also make a contribution to the app by adding your own “How To” guide. The sad part about this app is that it is currently unavailable to Android users, but don’t worry, Android Users, the makers of Snapguide hope to have a version available for you in the future. Until then, you can enjoy Snapguide through the good ole world wide web.
IF by IFTTT
You may recognize IF if you are familiar with the automation site IFTTT or If This Then That. According to Google Play, you will be able to create recipes and connections between your favorite apps and devices: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Fitbit, Gmail, Dropbox, and more. You still get your social media fix without having to waste time visiting each social network. This application in conjunction with RescueTime will help you stay social, but keep you from being distracted for too long. Your productivity will skyrocket!
What are your favorite apps for everyday use? Let us know! We would love to try them out.