It’s been another record year of new apps hitting the market and now that the year is coming to a close it’s easier to see which apps have stood out among the crowd. Here’s our pick for some of the best apps to check out if you haven’t already this year.
Tasker is a great app to have on your phone if you get tired of performing the same actions again and again on your phone. You can pretty much use it whatever your imagination can come up with, as long as you set things up right. For example, if you want to turn off your cellular data whenever you are at home using your WiFi you can set up the app so this automatically happens.
LastPass has been around for awhile for the desktop but has enjoyed a year of big growth thanks to its mobile app. This allows you to have one master password to remember, allowing LastPass to remember all of the other passwords. The great part is you can have it generate really strong passwords and then remember them for you so that it will be very hard for others to get into your account but really easy for you.
If you’ve been looking for a great to-do list app in the Google Play Store you should check out Any.do. It has a really simple and easy to use interface, but it is actually really powerful as well. It is designed not only to make you more productive but also to help organize things better so that you are more effective at doing the things you do best.
You’ll never be stuck without something to read or check out when you use the Blendle app. It curates really interesting articles from your favorite sources and present them in a way that makes it fun to read, kind of like a magazine. This will automatically update so you get fresh content at your fingertips without having to browse around for it.
After you use SwiftKey for awhile you will wonder how you ever got by without it. It is the keyboard app to replace all other keyboard apps and you’ll find yourself not having to go back and correct incorrect autocorrects nearly as much. It is great at guessing what you’re going to type next and can be a real time-saver.
When you want to clear your mind a bit in the middle of a hectic work day you’ll be glad you downloaded the Headspace app. It’s becoming more and more popular to be mindful, and there are many apps that are designed to help you with guided meditation, but Headspace takes a more pragmatic approach and you may find this more to your liking if you’ve tried similar apps and didn’t like them.
The IFTTT app is really fun to explore and can help you automate many things in your life, both on your phone and around your home. It can help sync up your smartphone with other smart devices in your home, controlling lights, Amazon Echo, Google home, and more. It can even send data to your Google spreadsheets without you having to do anything.