Smartphone Convenience Apps You Absolutely Need

Smartphone convenience apps

We all have busy lives, there’s the busy working week full of meetings and deadlines. Then you’ve got a weekend booked out with social commitments. It’s surprising any of us find time to sleep, never mind anything else like going to the gym or cooking for ourselves. Which is exactly why we need these smartphone convenience apps in our lives, they’ll help us to do all those things we find it hard to find the time for and you’ll soon wonder how you ever coped without them.

  1. Food App

At the end of a busy day, the last thing you want to do is head to the grocery store for fresh ingredients to cook a meal from scratch. However, that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to an unappetizing microwave meal. Instead use a takeaway app like GrubHub (USA) or hungryhouse (UK) to order yourself a delicious meal while on your commute home – you could even schedule the delivery for just a few minutes after you arrive.

  1. Transport App

One of greatest daily time wasters is public transport. Whether it’s waiting for a train or trying to flag down a cab in the rain, either way it’s annoying and a waste of your time, which is exactly why Uber is essential. Simply order your car from the warmth of your office or home and the driver will notify you when they’re outside, meaning you can work right up to the last minute. Even better, you can pre-pay these journeys online (including tip) so you don’t need to worry about having cash to hand either.

  1. Accommodation App

Whether you’re travelling for work or leisure, with many commitments you’re unlikely to have the time to research your accommodation. You can use Airbnb which is full of affordable, homely accommodation in some of the most expensive cities in the world – what’s not to love?! And with a star rating, it’s pretty easy to see which are the best.

  1. Fitness App

When you’re ridiculously busy, there’s absolutely no-chance that you’re going to be making the most of your expensive gym membershipmaking it a total waste of money. But what can you do if you’re busy but still want to stay healthy, lose weight or stay toned? Fitstar is an app from the makers of Fitbit and is made with busy people in mind as it offers a subscription-based personal trainer experience using equipment you can easily find in your home. The exercises are also short and high-impact meaning you can get a good workout in at home in less time than you would at the gym.

  1. E-Book App

One thing you seriously notice when you’re busy is that you can become a little behind on current affairs, the latest must-read books and general relaxation. There is a simple way to catch up on all of this, without it eating even further into the time you have with your family – simply make the most of your daily commute using the Kindle app. Amazon make it easy to search, buy and download books to your phone, you’ll be amazed at how much more productive your morning and evening journeys will feel.

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Titus is interested in personal tech that takes the form of utility, how tech disrupts our day to day life and the ways it makes life easier.