Free Apps That Immediately Make Life Easier


Time is more valuable than anything. These apps help you make better use of it.

Nowadays, everywhere we hear the word apps. Research has shown that Americans on average spend nearly three hours per day using mobile apps. On the top, we tend to put that time into fewer than five apps daily. If you are going to spend so much of your life working on, playing an app or listening to, it better be worth it, isn’t it?

Whether they are free, native to your phone, or cost $10 to purchase. You want the app to change your life for the better by doing something no other app can. The good news is that many apps really do go to work for you. Just helping to bring you joy, clear out some storage space and take advantage of what these apps have to offer, from simplifying your routine to clear your mind. All are for Android and iOS phones unless otherwise noted.

1. Duo


Maybe you have got iPhone and are looking for an alternative in the video-calling space. Maybe you have got an Android device. Skype doesn’t really do it for you. Google’s answer to Apple’s ubiquitous app-turned-verb, Facetime, enter Duo. You can make video calls to anyone else with a phone number and the app by using Duo that is available on both iOS and Android. There is an immediate upgrade the “Knock Knock” feature shows you live video of the caller before you even pick up that is insurance against screening a call, perhaps? It is also simple to use.

2. Hours Keeper


Being self-employed has its benefits. Keeping track of your hours is not one of them. Hours Keeper simplifies the process by organizing the time you spend on multiple clients. Letting you sort your hours by pay period and create invoices in second with its free PDF template. Manually, you can use the clock-in/clock-out function that acts as a running timer or enter your time. Ultimately helping you stay focused. And makes the most of your time. There is a paid pro plan.

3. Healthy Living



You are eating more organic foods. Reading more nutrition labels? Bravo. What happens when you start asking questions about what’s in your everyday products such as shaving cream or shampoo? Who do you ask? And are you going to need a translator to understand it?

From Environmental Working Group enter Healthy Living, a comprehensive, ratings-based app that explains exactly what ingredients. Chemicals are in more than 120,000 food and personal care products. You can search for a product by name, scan a barcode. Or scroll through the app’s own recommendations on everything from the best serums to cereals.

4. Square Cash


One of the newer digital wallet options on the market. The Cash app from Square lets you instantly send money for free to anyone with the app. Between different banks via email, text or a “Cashtag.” A personalized website and buzzword where you can receive money from family and friends. Your account is linked to your debit card. So there’s no separate Cash account balance to think about. The Cash app has an option for businesses so you can accept payments from clients with no limit to the dollar amount you receive.

5. Parking Panda


You are dressed, showered, remembered car keys/ phone/ wallet and made it out the door miraculously on time. Nevertheless, you have no idea where you are going to park. How to avoid paying through the nose. Worrying about finding a spot or paying for parking at peak times is starting your night on the wrong foot. Spend about 90 seconds searching Parking Panda for lots or garages near where you’re headed next time. Throughout the U.S. the app is available in more than 40 cities. It secures discounts up to 70 percent off peak prices. You can be able to see a map with the cost of a spot at each location. Then pay for it in advance and guarantee that it will be there waiting for you when you arrive.

6. Evernote


Constantly, If you’re searching a combo of a notes app, bookmark folder, and Pinterest board for the trove of digital info you create and save. It’s time you try out Evernote. It has become the standard for digital notebooks and productivity apps. Evernote collects everything you want to remember in one streamlined platform that’s with you wherever you go. Create a note, scan a handwritten note or “clip” a web link. Then save it within a larger notebook or tag that you can then search for and access across all of your devices. The app has tiered paid plans and a version for Windows Phone.

7. Dashlane


Dashlane is like knowing the host at the hottest restaurant in town. Dashlane securely stores personal IDs, passwords, and personal details. Additionally, digital payment and credit card information so you don’t have to. The app generates secure passwords for you. So no two are the same, and it helps you complete online checkouts in seconds as it automatically loads your stored contact address and payment information. Using it on one device is free. Or you can pay $39.99 for one year’s worth of access across multiple devices.

8. Keelo


Keelo gets this by focusing on high-intensity interval training (HIIT). It offers cardio, strength and conditioning workouts ranging from about seven to 20 minutes to complete at the home or gym. Not only does it devise a workout plan based on your goals. It spells out what you’re going to be doing at each stage of the workout. So you know exactly what to expect before you get started. Additionally, you’ll have the option to sync with Apple Health and can track your results. It also accesses a virtual coach to keep you going. You’ve run out of excuses at this point, right? A  paid premium plan is offered.

9. Headspace

Headspace – Rectangle Sticker Logo

Now that you’re equipped with ways to streamline your life. It’s time to clear your mind. But if you have trouble blocking out the noise and finding some peace. Headspace can be your guide. Wall Street executives, Olympic moguls and athletes from Richard Branson to Arianna Huffington are already among the app’s more than 10 million users worldwide. The free Take10 program eases you in by introducing you to the practice of meditation for 10 minutes a day in 10 days. While a subscription unlocks access to a deeper range of mindfulness exercises from just a couple minutes to one hour.

Tailor it to focus on what matters to you most and reap the benefits of its straightforward instructions on breathing and visualization. Now that you have freed up some screen space and possibly even your data plan. Let these apps help you kick start a new habit and make the most of your time.

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