Android Apps You Absolutely Need To Download
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My phone is glued to my hand throughout the majority of the day, I use it for everything from talking to friends to tracking my health. It is therefore important to me that the apps on my phone are simple and efficient, a hard to navigate app can waste valuable minutes every day that I could be spending on something more productive and quickly turns into lost hours each week. I regular sort through the apps on my phone, deleting those that I do not use and searching for those with better functionality. I have put together a list of apps that have managed to survive many digital spring cleans and that I find myself using almost daily.
So, why not check out my top tried and tested apps and see if you can up your Android game.
Below are some of my must-have Android Apps:
Sweatcoin has become one of my favorite apps, helping me to stay fit while also earning money at the same time. With Sweatcoin all you have to do is walk around as normal and watch as the coins build up. Sweatcoin works as a pedometer in the background logging every step you take throughout the day, for each step you earn Sweatcoins that can be traded for purchases and even Paypal credit. Sweatcoin silently runs in the background of my phone and I forget that it is there most of the time. What I really love is having a constant pedometer that I do not have to remember to take out with me or turn on each morning.
Jump Jim is a must have game for every Android phone and I often find myself playing in short bursts during long commutes. Jim needs your help to save his hometown which has been invaded by monsters who have destroyed the town and even worse stolen Jim’s ancestral gem. Travel across different worlds including dangerous jungles and monster ridden deserts in an attempt to find Jim’s gem and bring down the evil monsters. As with all good platformers guide Jim by running, jumping and dodging your way through over 60 levels, while defeating monsters and collecting items along your travels.
1 Second Everyday: Video Diary
1 Second Everyday takes journaling to a whole new level, allowing you to record one second of every day that you can view in calendar format and even save as one continuous video so that you can look back on the memories of your year. You can even use videos that you have taken throughout the day regardless of their length as 1 Second Everyday provides you will all the tools to easily cut your footage down to 1 second. A super cool feature is that you can create more than one video calendar, so you can shoot a clip of your dinner every night and log your daily commute without the two affecting each other. I have been using this app for a few years now and as someone who has always loved the idea of journaling every day, but never has the time to fit it into my busy life this is the perfect solution. It is great fun to look back on clips from previous years and remember events you would otherwise forget.
Doodle: Easy Scheduling
It is almost impossible to get all of my friends in one place, trying to find an evening we are all free is a tiring task. Doodle has changed the way that we organize events, making it super easy to see when we are all available. Doodle couldn’t be easier to use and takes the impossible task of trying to find a date that suits everyone when organizing events and almost makes it fun. Create an event and input all of the possible dates or time slots that an event could take place and send it around to your friends. Everybody then ticks all of the slots that they are available and Doodle uses all of the information to create a chart that shows everyone’s answers so you can easily select the date that works for everyone hassle free. I have also used Doodle a few times at work, for example when we need to have one person available at all times throughout special event weekends.
Google Maps app has never quite worked for me, I do not know why but there is something about the app that just does not suit my city and my map needs. Citymapper is a great alternative to Google maps for those commuting on public transport and for a very good reason as Citymapper will work out the quickest way to complete your joinery using data from local train, bus companies plus other modes of transport in your local area. Citymapper combines everything you need into one map, with line statuses and real-time disruption alerts, meaning that if your train is cancelled at the last minute you will know straight away. Another extremely useful feature is that has an Uber integration making it easier than ever to order an Uber on those days that you just need to get home. Citymapper has proven to be a lifesaver on a number of vacations, helping me to easily navigate my way around confusing cities.
Let us know some of the apps you have been loving recently.
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Sam is a writer from the UK with a strange fixation on making as many things from scratch as possible. Whether it's brewing beer or making hot sauce, Sam is determined to try and make everything, as well as writing or making videos about it as he goes.