While smartphones are great for playing games and texting friends, with the right apps they can also be a useful tool to keep organized, plan your next trip or even keep you safe. We’ve highlighted a few apps that are sure to come in handy.
Apps to Keep Your Busy Life Organized
Notion for iOS (free) and Android (free)
Notion is an up-and-coming information management app that can function on both your phone and your desktop. It’s becoming increasingly popular for office use and daily tasks, and for good reason; the app boasts some of the most user-friendly and helpful tools to keep your day organized.
The app functions as a notebook for whatever reminders, notes and tasks you want to keep track of, all organized in an extremely clean and intuitive way. You can also insert different third-party software into your notebook, such as your Google Calendar or spreadsheets. Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!
LastPass Password Manager for iOS ($2) and Android ($2)
How many times have you forgotten your password and had to go through the hassle of creating a new one? Or worse yet, if you’ve accidentally entered the wrong password too many times and been locked out of your account. You know how frustrating this can be!
LastPass solves all of this by allowing you to create a secure and protected password list on your phone, auto filling your logins, as well as enabling extra security protocols when you log into any site or application. You’ll never have to worry about dealing with a forgotten password again. Although there are a lot of password managing apps out there, this one stands out.
Pocket for iOS (free) and Android (free)
You might’ve heard of Pocket, a super useful app for those who are always reading articles and watching videos on their phone. We all lead busy lives, and sometimes you just don’t have time to read that interesting 10-page article you stumble upon online. That’s where Pocket comes in; you can instantly and easily save any articles and media you come across on the web and keep everything handy for you next time you have a free moment to read!
Grammarly for iOS (free) and Android (free)
Grammarly automatically makes grammar and spelling suggestions in response to your writing. This app is especially useful if you have to write a ton of emails every day at your job or for class.
Perfect Apps for Your Next Trip
PackPoint for iOS (free) and Android (free)
Say goodbye to complicated packing checklists and last-minute shopping before your trip. PackPoint makes your trip planning easier by organizing your packing agenda in a simple and efficient way. All you need to do is tell the app what kind of vacation you’re going on (camping, backpacking Europe, etc.), and it will automatically start creating your custom packing list. The app will even plan accordingly based on the weather forecast for your travel dates!
AAA Mobile App for iOS (free) and Android (free)
Travel planning is a lot less stressful with the AAA Mobile app. In addition to letting you easily request and track roadside assistance, the app lets you find gas prices, discounts and search for nearby hotels, restaurants and attractions. You can even book your flights and accommodations directly in the app. Especially handy for road trips, the TripTik® Travel Planner function allows you to plan your route ahead of time and add points of interest to your itinerary.
Apps That Will Keep You Safe
bSafe for iOS (free) and Android (free)
If you’ve ever felt unsafe walking or traveling by yourself, this app is for you. Its extensive array of features can literally be life-saving in certain scenarios. bSafe is able to show your friends updates to your GPS movement, send them a notice when you arrive at your location, and even sound an alarm and immediately start capturing video given an emergency. If needed, you can also send any information or footage to the police through the app. Even if you don’t think you need it right now, this app may turn out to be crucial for your safety one day.
Kitestring for iOS (free) and Android (free)
The concept behind Kitestring is simple: send an alert to your friends when you don’t confirm your safety. Here’s how it works. First, you set a timer on the app that counts down to your chosen time. When the time is up, the app “checks in” on you to confirm that you’re safe and sound. If the app receives no response, it immediately starts contacting your friends and family that you choose to notify. This app is a great safety asset because it looks out for your safety even if you can’t access your phone in an emergency.
Take advantage of your phone and see how much difference installing one of these helpful apps can make.
What useful apps do you use?Let us know in the comments below!