Do you want to track your packages with just the swipe of your finger? Now you can. Need to split a complicated dinner bill? It is no longer a 10 minute math problem.
Lifestyle apps are constantly appearing on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and at least trying to make life easier for us.
Not only have some of our favorites gone through similar redesigns and changes, but a ton of new apps have been created since the last time we looked.
We are living in a technologically advanced world where nothing seems impossible. Every day, there are new advancements and innovations that can make our lives better, fun and interesting.
Smartphone use has become commonplace and these days, you can use your phones for almost everything. Whether you want to shop, read a book, or play a game, you can find apps for just about everything. Some types of lifestyle apps that can change your lifestyle.
Some of these applications allow you to perform basic tasks, as mentioned above, with ease. While there are also apps that have the power to transform your life.
For example, doctors are now using apps to remotely monitor patients to provide better care. Developers are constantly making improvements to ensure users can have a great experience.
Types of Lifestyle apps:
This is an advanced GPS navigation and compass application designed for iPad and iPhone. The app is useful as bicycle, car, plane, boat, compass or vehicle and GPS navigation for cycling, driving, flying, off-road hiking or sea navigation.
Anyone who spends their time outdoors needs to have Spyglass as it is a powerful toolkit as it is packed with a wide range of useful tools; a gyro, high-tech viewfinder, tactical GPS, maps, speedometer, waypoint tracker, gyro horizon, coordinate converter, zoom camera, angle calculator, and more.
Once, I was in a restaurant with a friend who had never heard of Venmo. When it was time to split the bill and he had no cash, he said, “I wish there was a way to text people!” Well that’s essentially what Venmo does.
Venmo allows you to transfer money to friends quickly, easily and safely. Just connect your bank account to the app or transfer money to a Venmo account, and you can send money back and forth with your friends in just a few clicks.
You may be thinking: PayPal doesn’t do that? Yes, you’re right: There are definitely other similar apps, but Venmo’s popularity has grown due to how easy it is to use and how easy it is to track your spending on the home screen.
AnyList is the ideal app for anyone who cooks a lot and likes to coordinate shopping lists with other people. You can share shopping lists with others who use the app to help communicate what you have picked up at the store for your home.
In the app, you can store your favorite recipes, including a picture of the dish, the ingredients you need to prepare the dish, and any notes you want to remember.
But the best part is, you can quickly add the ingredients of any recipe to your shopping list at the push of a button. So once you add a recipe to your app, adding the ingredients is easy.
But wait, it gets better. (Can you say I like this one?) Once you’re at the top of the app’s shopping list, AnyList will organize the items you need to buy into categories based on where the items are in the store.
Categories include bakery, beverage, dairy, deli, frozen food, grain, pasta and side dishes, household and cleaning supplies, products, snacks, and more.
This makes it easy for you to browse the grocery store, check your list items, and see in real time what you are buying in front of your roommates.
Similar to the new Outlook, Edison Assistant is a task management application that makes it easier to book meetings, check your schedule, and even get directions to meetings on your calendar. You may know him by his original name, EasilyDo.
One of the great features of this application is that it will alert you if you have duplicate contacts on your phone and will help you eliminate deception to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. You will even get information from your email about package deliveries and flight itineraries.
The best part of this app is how you intelligently extract important information from other apps on your device to make sure it’s as organized as possible.
Do you share expenses with someone? Maybe a roommate or some friends you went on a weekend with? It can be difficult to keep track of who paid for what and who owes whom. Enter Splitwise.
Splitwise allows you to keep track of all your expenses that you share with others. All you have to do is enter the name of your expense, the dollar amount, how much you paid in front of your friends, and then rank the expenses.
Splitwise will automatically calculate who owes whom to what after each person records their expenses.
Snapguide is kind of like Pinterest, except that it includes practical steps with each item. Basically, it allows you to explore anything you want to learn to do yourself. This could be a new recipe, decorations for your home, a craft project, or even new games and tricks.
Once you click on a category, the mobile app takes you to how-to guides for that particular category.
You can choose to learn whatever you want, as you slide through the step-by-step instructions with large images on how to complete the project.
Right now, you may have seen touchscreen keyboards where you drag your finger to each key to form each word, instead of tapping the letters you want individually. Combine that with a dose of artificial intelligence (AI), and you get SwiftKey.
SwiftKey offers both touch and slide-out keyboards that really learn how to speak and suggest your next word. Believe it or not, it helps you write much less.
You’d be surprised at what the app learns: if you often type “Karla” and “Sophia”, for example, it would eventually reveal the word “Sophia” after you just type “Karla and”.
I know, this is probably not a lifestyle app you expected it to include. But when Microsoft acquired a small calendar app called Sunrise in 2015, it slowly merged everything it loved about this tool with its own calendar and mail tool. The result? A new and definitely improved Outlook.
Outlook is a Microsoft mobile application that combines an inbox with a beautifully designed calendar that helps you build your calendar based on the mail you send and receive.
From the main calendar view, you can see when all of your meetings are, who they’re with (with nice, hands-on photos of the people you’re meeting with), where the meeting is located, and even who has accepted the meeting.
It also offers icons that match the keywords you’d normally use to describe the type of event you’re setting up, making it easier than ever to know what your week is like at a literal glance.
Let’s be honest, public transportation can be an easy alternative to driving and parking, but it’s not a picnic. Disabled trains, schedule changes, and that always-late bus line can make your commute the last thing you want to do when you wake up.
So we have Moovit. Moovit brings together all the train, bus and metro schedules near you, and shows you where they are and where they are going, even if there are delays on a particular route.
It will also show you where they are on a map, how far they are (in minutes), and how many stops it would take to reach a set destination.
Is there a faster way to get somewhere? The app is tailored to the city you are in and is only getting better: it syncs with a new city worldwide every 15 hours.
Every time I order something online, I get obsessed with the tracking number to see when I will receive the package. If you’ve ever ordered a new phone online, you already know what I’m talking about. Slice makes this much easier.
Slice, a Rakuten app, will search your emails for any order confirmation or tracking code. It will then be populated with information on when to expect your packages, when they will be delivered, and when they were delivered.
No need to write long tracking numbers – all you have to do is connect your emails and you’re done.
We have all been there: you are enjoying a delicious meal with a large group of friends. Then the invoice arrives.
The conversation stops when everyone struggles to figure out how much they owe. Maybe you have an accountant friend who divides the bill for you, or maybe you have Divvy.
Divvy allows you to divide a check based on its image. You read it correctly: take a photo of the check with your phone and Divvy details it for you. Did five of your friends share a snack?
No problem – you can easily split courses by dragging check requests to each person you pull from your phone’s contact list. It can even include taxes and tips.
Foursquare City Guide:
Foursquare is no longer used to register and share your location with friends. The latest version of Foursquare is designed to help you explore new places in your current location.
The Foursquare City Guide offers recommendations for new places to try based on other people you follow or topics you’ve said that interest you.
For example, if you specify that you like Thai food, Foursquare always alerts you when there is a Thai food restaurant nearby.
And if you want to sign up for one of the locations you just met through Foursquare, it will take you to Swarm, making the experience between the two apps seamless.
With this application, the need to keep paper records of your children’s medical history and other details is eliminated, which is immensely useful for busy parents.
Those traveling abroad may also find this helpful as they can use their smartphone directly to manage their children’s immunization history.
In this way, school administrators can be provided with proof of immunization, thereby helping parents and the school keep students healthy and safe.
Miles of charity:
2019-2020 Lifestyle Changing Apps – Point 3 This app is designed to track movements and raise money for good causes simultaneously.
Whether you prefer to bike, jog, or run, you can raise a lot of money for registered charities like Habitat for Humanity, Stand Up to Cancer (RED), and many more. Not only can you stay fit and healthy, but you are also giving money to a good cause.
Tree planet 2:
As the name implies, the app focuses on trees and essentially turns virtual trees into real ones. Tree Planet 2 has been developed by a Korean company and the application must be used by people to grow virtual trees.
The game requires users to water, fertilize, and defend the tree from loggers. While people grow a tree virtually, a real-life tree is also planted and then tended. So far more than 500,000 trees have been planted and in 10 different countries.
To know more about lifestyle apps you can check here: The 10 best lifestyle iPhone apps of all time.