Whether you’re looking for a new way to make managing your finances easier, your work day more productive, your travels more organized or you’re interested in learning something new or perhaps you want to strengthen your romantic connection with your partner, here are 11 mobile apps that will change the way you work, learn and live.
1) Otter Voice Notes (available on iOS and Android)
A “smart note-taking app”, Otter Voice Notes records conversations and generates accurate transcriptions. As your usage of Otter increases, it will learn your voice and distinguish it between all the different speakers in a given conversation. Perfect for meetings, lectures, conferences and interviews.
2) Sky Guide (available on iOS)
If you’re interested in learning more about astronomy in real-time, Sky Guide shows you the locations of stars, planets, and constellations through an augmented reality-like interface. Simply point your phone in any direction, and your display will show you the names of the stars and planets that you can see.
3) PhotoMath (available on iOS and Android)
PhotoMath is a mobile application that acts as a “Camera Calculator”. Using your phone’s camera, take a photo of a mathematical equation and PhotoMath provides the answer as well as a step-by-step guide of how each problem is solved onscreen. I imagine this app would be an incredibly useful tool for educators, students and parents.
4) Hitlist (available on iOS and Android)
Hitlist’s mission is simple: “help you travel more for less“. As you add travel destinations to your own personalized travel wish list, Hitlist sends you alerts about the lowest airfare deals available for your selected destinations and timeframe.
If you find yourself in a situation with a language you aren’t fluent in, Google Translate will quickly become your best friend. In addition to the app’s instant verbal translation feature, you can also take a photo of text you don’t understand and the app will translate the text in your photo in real time.
6) 1Blocker (available on iOS)
1Blocker improves your overall web experience on Safari by blocking annoying ads and trackers thus speeding up page load times.
7) Mint (available on iOS and Android)
Mint pulls all your accounts (credit cards, loans, banks, investments, etc.) and credit score into one place and gives you insight into how you’re spending. It also provides you with tools to set budgets, lets you categorize spending by category, and offers reminders for upcoming bills.
8) Duolingo (available on iOS and Android)
Duolingo makes learning a new language (fairly) simple. You can practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation in over 30 different languages. Duolingo tracks your progress and presents you with adorable little rewards as you complete lessons.
9) SWEAT (available on iOS and Android)
The SWEAT app has been referred by users as their own “personal trainer”. It offers programs and workouts that will meet the needs of nearly every type of fitness enthusiast: bodyweight workouts you can do at home, strength workouts with machines at the gym, heavy weights, cardio, yoga, pilates, postpartum programs as well as nutritional plans. The app also gives you access to Kayla Itsines’s BBG program, a 12-week fitness plan that is based on bodyweight exercises you can do at home.
10) Pack This (available on iOS)
If you’re planning a group trip, you will definitely find this app helpful for keeping everyone organized. Pack This allows you to create a “what to pack” checklist, where you can categorize and tag items to specific travellers in your group. The app also provides a trip countdown clock and keeps everyone up-to-date with the weather in your travel destination. Good news is, if someone in the group doesn’t have the app you can still share the master-list with them by easily exporting the list via email.
Based on a study conducted by psychologist Arthur Aron, these 36 questions are used to build communication and understanding between a couple. This set of questions have actually made complete strangers fall in love. Grab your partner, download the app and let the questions work their magic.
Is there an app that you use to make your day a little easier? Share in the comments!