The year is 2020, and we literally have the world in the palm of our hand. Would you have ever imagined all that a telephone could be capable of? As the saying goes, “There’s an app for that.” If you’re looking for some apps that can help your productivity, efficiency and health (plus, some that are just plain fun), here are 10 of the most popular apps today:
With gyms closed for the last few months, everyone has had to find new ways to get their movement in. The number one app being downloaded right now is Fitplan – an app that provides personal trainers for workouts of all kinds. And it’s free for 7 days!
With a lot more time at home these last few months, many have had to get creative with ways to keep busy. One of the most popular routes? Movies. The Showtime app is a standalone streaming service with everything from seasons of TV series, to movies, to documentaries, and sports. The app gives a free trial, and then is only $10.99/month.
The Any.do app is a to-do list and calendar. While we may not have been booking many appointments to add to our calendars this spring, the app is also very useful for making around-the-house to-do lists. It can also send reminders to your phone so you don’t forget an item on your to-do list!
1 Second Everyday: Video Diary
This app is just what it sounds like – an app where you can record one second of your life every day to create a video synopsis of your week/month/year! There is both a free version and a pro version.
If you have a job that requires you to sign a lot of PDF documents, or one that requires you to collect a lot of signatures, this app makes it easy to do both by eliminating the need for printing, signing and scanning/faxing documents the traditional way. It's one of the most downloaded apps right now!
Gemini Photos: Gallery Cleaner
Do you have thousands of photos on your Camera Roll and don’t know where to begin with deleting them? Often times, you have 20 versions of the same photo from your attempt at getting the perfect shot. This app helps with weeding out the versions that are blurry, the ones where someone’s eyes are closed, duplicates, and other clutter.
TripIt is a travel planner that organizes all your plans, no matter where you booked them. Once you’ve booked flights, hotels, cars, or other reservations, you can forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they combine everything into one master itinerary. If you’re an avid traveler, TripIt Pro will help you find the best seat, remind you when to check-in, tell you when to leave for the airport, let you know how long security lines are, and so much more!
What better time than being isolated at home to get organized with your home inventory? This app keeps a running list of where your supplies are located and what their current status is (ex: new, opened, expiring, gone) – this will help you minimize trips to the store, and know once you’re at the store what is actually needed!
If you’re one of the many employees who has been working from home this spring/summer, and you need to set boundaries with your family/roommates so you can be more efficient, Oh Bother is your app. You can set your status in the app as either “botherable” or “unbotherable”, and even set it on a timer. You can then provide context, such as “on the phone”, “taking a nap”, or “going outside”. Game changer!
If you’ve watched any TV lately, you’ve likely seen commercials for the Calm app. It’s the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation – and with all the worry, stress and tension in the world right now, many of us could use better sleep and more relaxation. The app offers guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises and relaxing music, and is recommended by psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.
What apps have been your favorites lately? Share with us in the comments below!