Must have apps which keep families moving
Today, there are around 1.85 million different apps available on the IOS app store and 2.56 million on the Google Play store. Apps have transformed the way we live, from providing daily reminders to helping us to manage our household appliances and finances, as well as offering an abundance of entertainment.
For some people, using apps is a way to find work or manage their dating life. It’s even built into the way we monitor our health with apps that can count our steps and even measure heart rate. They’re an intrinsic part of our lives and have become even more so over the past year.
With many people working from home, homeschooling their children, and trying to balance physical and mental health in between, apps have become an essential tool in providing the essential resources we need at home, as well as helping us to strike a work/life balance.
Let’s take a look at some of the best apps that are helping us to stay entertained and organized at home.
Working from home has been what many of us office workers have craved for so long. A report on flexible working in 2019 showed that people can become 89% more productive when they are offered flexible working. However, it doesn’t come without its challenges.
Working from home can be particularly challenging when the building is full of your favorite things. Whether you’re working with pets, kids, or just the other half around, it can be tricky to get work done. Add notifications on your phone to the list and you’re probably beginning to become overwhelmed by everything around you.
Freedom is an app that will help you break through the noise and focus on work without any distractions. With Freedom, you’re able to schedule in times where you want notifications to be blocked. Whether you want to block Instagram the news or incoming texts and calls, Freedom enables you to put the brakes on your digital works so you can focus on a few hours of uninterrupted work.
2. My Fitness Pal
My Fitness Pal is an app that will help you take control of your diet by monitoring the calories you eat. If you’ve found your lifestyle has become less active over the past year and you’re starting to gain a few pounds more easily then this app could be an ideal tool to aid in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The app enables you to input metrics specific to you and your lifestyle, including height, weight, gender, and lifestyle. It then calculates how many calories you need each day and enables you to input what you’re eating and drinking to see how much you are consuming. The app has an extensive catalogue of items and recipes, making it easy to find out just how many calories are in that sneaky Friday night fish and chips.
3. 888 Poker
In today’s busy lifestyle, it can be easy to get caught up in the business and forget to take time for yourself. Mobile poker is an excellent way to grab your daily fix of entertainment, without having to leave the house at all.
You’re able to play for real cash prizes and play in tournaments against other players. What’s more, there’s a great number of bonuses players can benefit from to get the most out of their pennies.
Struggling to keep on top of your finances? Mint is an app that allows you to stay on top of all those monthly outgoings by sending helpful reminders every time a bill is due. With Mint, you can organize your finances, track your bills, create budgets, and track your spending, all in one place.
It also enables you to keep an eye on your credit score which can be really helpful if you’re looking to take out a credit card, a mortgage, or a short-term loan.
Looking for a source of entertainment while also learning a new skill? Duolingo is a popular language app that is ideal for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skill levels. The app features a range of different languages from Hawaiian to French, Spanish, Arabic, and lots more.
One of the best things about this app is that it utilizes social gaming technology. Players are able to go head-to-head with friends and compare their daily scores in a handy chart, encouraging a bit of healthy competition.
Now is the perfect time to learn a new language!
Kids in bed and nothing in the fridge for dinner? Postmates is here to save the day. This handy app enables you to place orders with your usual supermarket, restaurant, or favorite takeout. Even better, most deliveries come in under an hour so you can kick back and watch that show you’ve become addicted to on Netflix while you wait.
7. Bark Cam
Trying to get that perfect picture of your pet but they run away at the last minute? Bark Cam offers the perfect solution. Whether it’s your furry feline or your unamused dog that you’re trying to get attention from, Bark Cam enables you to play with animal noises that will immediately capture the attention of your pet.
What’s more, the app enables you to add amusing icons to your picture, including speech bubbles and sunglasses.
Give it a try!
There’s a lot going on in modern life, but thankfully we also have the tools to manage it. With a huge range of apps available for both Android and IOS users, there’s something to help make everyone’s life easier. So, go ahead and get rid of that notebook that’s falling apart with all your bills in, throw away that new diet fad book, and head over to the app store.