Must Have Smart Phone Apps
One of my favorite things to share on my blog are tools that can help make life easier—even just a little bit. I mean after all, who couldn’t stand to have their day go just a little bit more smoothly?! I was recently discussing my favorite smartphone apps during a call with a girl on my team, and it got me thinking. There are so many useful smartphone apps out there these days, but for some reason I have never really written much about apps at all! So I decided to rectify that situation by reaching out to both my friends, teammates and readers to ask about their favorite smartphone apps. I’ve distilled all of the input down into this blog post, so we can all benefit from each other’s recommendations!
I’ve organized the apps into five categories—health, social media, organization, finances, and entertainment. My hope is that your new favorite app is just waiting to be discovered somewhere in this post!.
1. Wunderlist - Wunderlist is a cloud-based task management application. It allows users to manage their tasks from a smartphone, tablet, computer and smartwatch. Wunderlist is free; additional collaboration features are available in a paid version known as Wunderlist Pro.
2. Todoist - Life can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to. With Todoist, you can keep track of everything – from simple errands like grocery shopping, to your most ambitious projects – so you can start getting things done and enjoy more peace-of-mind along the way.
3. Keeper - Can’t remember all those usernames and passwords? This app is where I store it all. For everything!
4. Last Pass- Save a password once, and it’s instantly available on all your devices.
LastPass goes everywhere you do.
5. HeadSpace - makes meditation and mindfulness simple. It provides some free guided meditations, as well as paid guided meditations about more specific topics (depression, pregnancy, creativity, etc.)
6. Beachbody on Demand- Ya’ll…. I love it. I can get killer workouts wherever, whenever. Anything from cardio to weight training, yoga, pre-and post natal routines, barre…. seriously, its the best,
7. Lose It! – Count calories or macros, track your exercise and weight-lifting, make a weight loss plan, and more!
8. Think Dirty – This app helps you avoid toxic ingredients and make safe, healthy choices when you’re at the grocery store
9. The Bump - Duh! For all you to-be mamas out there, this one a tracking gem and well will tell you all about your growing baby.
10. My Fitness Pal - MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app and website that tracks diet and exercise to determine optimal caloric intake and nutrients for the users' goals and uses gamification elements to motivate users
11. Fooducate - I wouldn’t be doing my fellow foodies justice if I didn’t recommend this one. Fooducate helps by allowing you to scan the barcode of an item and view its “grade.” The database for the app grades food items based on everything from calories to controversial ingredients, giving you a clear picture of what you’re actually buying. It will even explain why an item has a particular grade and literally educates you on that item’s health value.
12. Lightroom - Easy photo editing app that I use for presets on photos
13. Word Swag - Want to add words to photos? Make cute stories? This is the app for you.
14. Snapseed - Also a great photo editing app.
15. Later - This is what I use to schedule my Instagram Posts. I do post some on the fly, but this allows me to plan posts for when I will be away from my phone or in meetings.
16. Photoshop Fix - Want a flawless face? This is your app.
17. Venmo - I pay for everything I can with Venmo. I pay babysitters, Girl Scout Cookies, local shops, porch pick up buy/sell trade pages, its just amazing!
18. Marco Polo - is a messaging app that allows you to send short video messages to your friends individually or in groups. I use it throughout the day to keep in touch with my family, friends and business besties who live all over the country. We have found it so much easier to stay connected via Marco Polo videos rather than typing out lengthy text messages.
19. Ibotta – This app makes it easy to earn cash back on purchases you make every day, including groceries, apparel, pharmacy purchases, and more.
20. Ebates – Using Ebates is a simple way to earn cash back on purchases from all of your favorite brands and stores. (I wrote a whole post about how to use Ebates, which you can read at the link below!)
21. Spotify - This was a crowd favorite. I use it every Saturday for dance class and also to jam out during work. My current fav station for work is Songs to Listen to in the Shower.
Ok, so that was 21, but I could not leave it off! Other apps that are popular, but I feel more known are your usuals like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
So tell me, have you used any of these apps? What apps do you use all the time?