It’s a mystery how we all survived without mobile devices just 15 years ago. Remember the days when having a cell phone was ridiculously expensive and the majority of us used pay phones and pagers? Nowadays, everyone and their toddler (literally) has a phone. With the explosion of the app market, new solutions to our problems are popping up everyday. From apps that organize your life to ones that help you avoid unhealthy foods, there truly is an app for just about everything. Here are 10 of our favorites that will make your life easier AND healthier.
Want a way to share all your favorites? Wunderlist helps your share and organize all your favorite things. Whether you want to save a list of your favorite restaurants, TV shows, or boutiques, Wunderlist helps you get organized. It also has shareable to-do lists! You can send your list to anyone and it will notify them and send a reminder when the task needs to be completed.
If you’re a commuter/driver, Waze will save your sanity. This awesome app helps keep track of traffic in real-time by allowing drivers to report delays they’ve experienced; including traffic jams, accidents, closures or any other road issue. So you can finally avoid delays and get to your destination with the least amount of stress possible.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
If you’re one of the many people who wakes up feeling exhausted, you may want to try Sleep Cycle. Ever wondered why you can sleep all night, yet still feel tired in the morning? It’s likely that you’re waking during a deep slumber. This handy app helps fix that problem. Sleep Cycle helps keep track of your sleep, so that you wake up when you’re in your lightest sleep phase. It comes with a customizable wake window of up to 90 minutes, so you’ll always wake on time and during your lightest sleep phase.
Check helps you stay on top of your finances. It keeps track of your bill due dates and monitors your credit and bank accounts, so you’ll always be aware of your balances and transactions on your account. Best of all, it tells you if you’re about to overdraw your account! So you can avoid unnecessary overdraft fees. Check is like having a little accountant in your pocket!
Step away from Google when it comes to your health and download HealthTap. Over 50,000 real doctors in over 130 specialties are waiting to answer your medical questions. The app also includes daily health tips and a doctor database, so you can easily search for a specialist in your area.
Fooducate is a food tracker that helps you make healthier dietary choices. Use the app to scan the barcodes on food and it will pull up a “nutrition grade.” It will give you all the nutritional information you need about the product and will even provide you with healthier alternatives to poorly graded foods.
Think Dirty is similar to Fooducate, but instead it tracks personal care products and cosmetics. Simply scan the barcode and it will give you information about potentially harmful ingredients in the product. It will also provide alternative products and fact check for you -so you know if a product is truly organic or all-natural.
Attention all bargain hunters! RedLaser will help you find the best deals while shopping. You can use it to scan barcodes in real time and it will pull up price comparisons in other stores so you can see which store has the lowest price. Genius!
Evernote has been around for a few years now and is wildly popular. This versatile app helps organize pretty much everything -from short notes to links and photos to travel plans. It’s one of the best all-around organizational apps on the market.
Language barriers can be so frustrating! Especially if you’re a frequent traveler. Word Lens helps end the language barrier by translating printed text into your chosen language. Simply take a picture of a printed word and it will translate it for you in real time! So next time you’re stuck at a road sign or confused about a menu, whip out Word Lens.