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8 Apps That Will Make Your Life a Lot Easier

Sun, Oct. 08, 2017 Posted: 06:53 AM


Modern life can be difficult. Everybody seems to be in a rush all the time, there is a seemingly constant pressure to improve yourself and money can seem like nothing more than a figment of the imagination. Modern life can be a real struggle. On the flip side, however, modern life provides a few nifty tools for dealing with the stresses that people face every day. There are all sorts of apps that make life a little easier so let’s have a look at some of them now. For those who are more visually inclined, you can find the infographic for these apps here:

The Best Apps That’ll Make Your Life Easier

1. Getting From A to B

We all know about Google Maps. It can be hard, however, to keep up with all the updates it gets and the new features they bring. For example, you can now find out when is the best time to travel and even transmit your live location to friends and family so you do not constantly have to update them on your whereabouts.

Another app that allows you send your live location is Citymapper (iOS). Citymapper also has an extremely effective navigation tool that’ll even tell you what part of the train you need to be on and which exit is the best when you’re leaving the station. If you use public transport and Citymapper covers your city, you need it on your phone.

If you’re not one for taking public transport and like the freedom of having your own set of wheels then Gas Buddy (iOS) might be the app for you. Gas Buddy enables you to find the cheapest Gas Station wherever you are. It is kind of like a Trip Advisor for Gas Stations. You can filter search results by price, location and even whether there is a restaurant nearby.

2. Self-Improvement

Elon Musk thinks we’ll all be cyborgs sooner or later anyway but if you’re using your tech right you’re basically one already. Memrise (iOS) is a cool language-learning app that uses memorization techniques to make it easier to learn vocabulary than it has ever been before. Duolingo (iOS) goes one further and turns the whole language learning process into a game.

There is an extremely large amount of high quality TV available online these days but some people worry about not reading enough books. For these people there is Scribd, which is like the Netflix of books and gives unlimited access to a huge library of eBooks.

If you’re actively studying, apps like Google Docs (iOS) really have revolutionized the way you do things. It is now possible to work collaboratively on the same document with other people at the same time. All of a sudden, everybody in the lecture or class has real time access to everybody else’s take on what the teacher is saying.

3. Saving Money and Paying Bills

These apps make long-standing analog ways of saving money and paying your bills so much easier. Mint (iOS) for example, is the king of personal finance management apps because it brings together all of your disparate financial information, like checking accounts and unpaid bills, and packages everything up nicely so that is easier to manage.

As well as managing your financials, apps have made it even easier to save money and find great deals. The humble coupon received the digital treatment and RetailMeNot (iOS) is without doubt the MVP of coupon apps. It’ll give automatic notifications on all the best deals, discounts, sales and promotions that are close to the phone’s location. It even has a barcode scanner so all you need to do is show your phone at the checkout to get the deal.-

Apps really can augment your existence and make the seemingly impossible appear much more manageable. The right apps can help you to get round a strange (or even your own) city quickly and easily, help you become the person you’ve always wanted to can simply make it easier to have money in your bank account at the end of each month. If you want it, the power is in your pocket.

David Fournier