Need to track your spending? There’s an app for that. Need to remind yourself of next week’s staff meeting? There’s an app for that. Need to remember to pick up milk? There’s an app for that too.
Apps, short for applications, are making our lives easier and simpler, making it easier than ever to run our lives and never miss an important date.
Looking for a few great apps to help you manage your life? Check out these 10 great apps to simplify your life.
Remember the Milk (Free)
How many times have you gone to the grocery store or market to buy one specific item and left everything but that one specific item? Or maybe you forgot it was your day to pick up your children from their music lesson.
With Remember the Milk, you can write everything down from doctor appointments to hiring a contractor to important school functions and sync it all together in one place. It is a great organisational app for the stay-at-home parent or career person (or both) who prefers to see everything laid out in front of them.
Key Ring (Free)
Nowadays it seems like every major retailer has some type of rewards program, and with each new rewards program comes a new key ring or a card that takes up more space in your wallet. You want to join the rewards program because you will probably benefit from it, but the thought of having another card to worry about makes it seem more exhausting.
Not with Key Ring. This helpful app collects all your major rewards cards into one place, eliminating the need for carrying around a card or adding one to your key ring. Now you can look up point totals and see just how much you are really benefitting from a rewards card.
Life slows down for no one. There will always be new activities and school functions for the children, and at work, there will always be new opportunities for advancement and new challenges to face. Because they feel pulled in so many directions, many people don’t have the time to simply sit back, relax and take a few minutes out of their day just to be calm.
This supportive app reminds users to take a little time out for themselves. The seven-day plan for calm teaches readers the basics of meditation. Each session lasts anywhere from two to 30 minutes so if you need a longer break, try one of the longer sessions. The app also provides relaxing music and scenic backgrounds to keep your mind rested.
The premium guide offers 50 meditations on topics such as focus, energy, sleep, confidence and creativity.
You know how to sort your papers, plastics and glasses, but what do you do with some of the bigger items around your home that you no longer use? What do you do with computers and laptops that no longer work or televisions that you do not want to just kick to the kerb?
The iRecycle app helps you find great locations in your area where you can easily recycle the bigger items that you no longer want. The app will also help you find places to recycle your everyday bottles and plastics.
When you are looking to buy a certain toy for your child or a new dress for an upcoming work party, you want to get the best price on the item you already know you will buy. So how can you easily shop for the best price?
For the bargain-hunter, look no further than the RedLaser app. Simply scan the barcode of the item you wish to purchase, and RedLaser will show you other stores carrying the same item and their prices. Additionally, the app will show you local deals around your area and help you keep track of your rewards cards in one place.
How many times have you scrolled through your Facebook feed, noticed an interesting article that you would like to read and then had trouble finding it later when you finally have time to sit down and read it? The Pocket app fixes this problem.
Pocket syncs up with all your devices, so no matter where you go, you will always have access to the articles that you want. Simply save the URLs to your Pocket and read through them whenever you have the time. This is great for people who want to take some time out at the end of the day for themselves.
Your finances are a pretty complicated affair. You probably have a checking and savings accounts, but then you also might have one or two credit cards that you go between each month. On top of that, you have bills to pay – a mortgage, rent, electricity, phone. How do you keep track of it all?
BillsBuddy keeps all this information in one place and helps you plan your finances from month to month. Keep track of the due dates of your bills and monitor your incoming and outgoing finances all in one place. The app will even categorise your purchases so you can see what you spend the most money on. From there, you can set budgets for each category and help your family save a little more for a rainy day.
Stylish Girl (Free)
How often do you stand in front of your wardrobe and think ‘I have nothing to wear’? Or do you go shopping and realise that you might not have anything to match the new skirt you just bought?
With this app, you can scroll through everything in your closet and see for yourself just what you have to work with. Not sure what you can pair with that skirt? You can also shop on the app and find pieces that will go with your skirt or other articles of clothing. Your closet will be more organised and less cluttered.