There are apps to assist with pretty much everything. That’s why we asked around, did our research and tested the best “life-hack” (free!) apps that we find most helpful with day-to-day obstacles. From keeping track of finances to booking tables at restaurants, we tested ten apps to cover the essential parts of life, including: finance, transportation, health and resources nearby. Consider these apps as your mini-personal assistants that help make your life easier.
Monny is an app designed to track your spendings and assist with keeping your finances in order. The app records a daily or monthly report for all of your transactions and creates monthly reports to show where your money is being spent. Just remember to add each expense every time you spend!
CheckBook is an organizational finance tool created to help keep track of your expenses. You can add your daily, weekly and monthly expenses into one calendar, and the alarm will remind you when the bills are due. CheckBook lists all your accounts, reoccurring expenses and gives a report of your spendings in a percentage graph.
Waze is a GPS app to help you avoid traffic. The app crowdsources traffic and suggests routes that are the fastest to arrive at your destination. While using Waze, the app will report accidents, road closures, police around you and more. The app uses various factors to create the fastest route to your destination.
“Ubbs, Call an Uber, Took an Uber” are familiar phrases you may have heard associated with this app. Uber is a revolutionary ride-share app that makes it easy to get from point A to point B. From rides to friends’ houses, restaurants, or even work functions – Uber is a convenient app to we like use compared to taking a taxi.
SkinDeep is a beauty app that scans the chemicals in your everyday beauty and house hold products. Simply scan the barcode on your products and the app will list a hazard score from 1 to 8 based on the products ingredients. The app rates the products in three categories: cancer, developmental/reprotoxicity and allergy. Using this app may help you avoid certain chemicals that could be harmful for you and your family.
SleepTime uses your body’s natural sleep cycle to wake you up feeling rested and energized. If you were to wake up during a period of deep sleep, you could start your day feeling drained, sleepy and groggy. SleepTime is a sleep-tracking app that monitors your sleeping patterns and level of movement throughout the night. The app also customizes your sleep data in easy-to-read charts, helping you to wake up when your body and mind is at a full night’s rest.
Yelp is a resourceful app that lists businesses around your current location. The app searches for any business you are looking for, from restaurants to the nearest movie theatres. Ratings about the business, photos and customer reviews are included to help the user find the best business they are looking for.
OpenTable is an online restaurant-reservation service. The app helps assist booking restaurant reservations with the number of people in your party, and once you accumulate a certain amount of points, you are eligible for a discount on your next meal booked through the app. OpenTable lists the address, phone number and pictures for more information about the restaurant.
WhatsApp is a great messaging app to use internationally. If you’re planning to travel around the world, WhatsApp is a free messaging app that can help you stay connected to family and friends back home.
The blue light on your electrical devices has shown to interfere with a person’s sleep cycle and throw off regular sleeping patterns. The BlueLight app adjusts the lighting to the time of day, allowing a cooler color during the day and a warmer color at night. The changing light will decrease eye strain and assist in getting a better night’s sleep.
We hope the apps will make your life easier as they have helped us throughout the years. Be sure to comment on our Facebook & Twitter pages for the ones you like the most and if any of these apps have made your life easier!