Are you inundated by the number of apps available or do you have no idea with where to start in the app store? I’m not a massive fan of the way EVERY company has an app now or at how many super expensive apps there are in the market (just because I can be stingy! Haha).
But I thought I’d share with you my top apps – these are over and above my social apps and Google suite of course, but social + these and you are sorted (Atleast until one of you amazing lovelies suggests another one that I will have to download and test ;))
All of these are available on both android and iOS, and are FREE.
With being in a different country, we found this one quite dandy! Google trips links up to your google account and suggests useful things to do and places to see within locations you are traveling to – all based to your travel info (flight tickets, bookings etc found in your calendar).
I’m sure you’ve heard of Myfitnesspal – its an app that helps you (essentially) count your daily calorie/Kj intake and set it against the best or recommended intake for you. I personally am not such a fan of calorie counting but if you are just starting out with understanding quantities of food that you need, this is a fab way of getting you there.
I like to hear what other people think about places to eat – if there is something not quite right with the restaurant, you are sure to hear about it from someone else. Granted, some of the reviews need to be taken with a pinch of salt, but Zomato also recommends new places to eat – win!
Insight time – guided meditation
Everyone needs chill out time – this app is great at either guiding you through meditations or providing music for you to relax to. If you haven’t already, check out my piece on becoming more mindful – that together with this app, and you will be sorted at getting through the upcoming holiday stresses.
This app lets you create to do lists for short and long term goals. Never be left with those “gosh what was that thing I had to do?” moments again. I have been a constant state of not being exactly sure what I was supposed to get done next – this has definitely helped in finding an organised groove with getting things sorted! Bright TODO also lets you easily separate your short term or daily goals with your longer goals, such as monthly or yearly actions..
Ok, so with our travels earlier this year for my brother’s wedding in Spain, we decided we needed to expand our language horizons and give Spanish a shot (Didn’t end too well – just due to limited time to learn, but we managed to order eggs and bacon for breakfast – so win right??)
Duolingo is like having a tutor in your pocket – no stresses or awkward glances at getting words mispronounced.
Learn that new language today – its free and easy (the only thing I was wondering is when are they going to add some of South Africa’s official languages..)
Do you have any other suggestions for Apps to download? (If you are thinking CandyCrush – no need, I am already a secret addict..)