10 Apps That Will Make Your Life 10x Easier

10 Apps That Will Make Your Life 10x Easier
Posted on December 03, 2015 14:43
We become more and more dependent on technology every day, and lucky for us, there are several apps and devices designed to make us more productive. We're all busy, and these apps can help make our lives a a little easier. Bonus: they're all fun to use.

1. Mint

Mint is a one-stop shop for all your personal finance needs. The easy to understand app helps you keep up with your bills, track your spending patterns, and find way to save money based on your monthly spending habits.

2. Todoist

This online task management app makes completing tasks feel like drinking nectar from the gods: sweet and refreshing. The best feature that Todoist boasts is a little thing called “Karma Trends,” which is the app’s way of quantifying a user’s productivity. You get points for each task you complete, and the app keeps up with how many tasks you complete each day. The best part? You get a cute message every time you complete your to-do list.

3. SpeedSmart

We’ve all suffered from slow WiFi, and this app allows users to test their internet speed right from their phone. SpeedSmart is also a great tool for estimating download and upload times before you get sucked into that lengthy iPhone update that takes hours because you’re using crappy WiFi.

4. Doodle: Schedule Maker

Hosting a dinner party for all your friends is fun. Finding a time when everyone’s free is not. Doodle is a tool that makes group scheduling super easy. Group members pick dates when they’re available, and Doodle finds a time that fits everyone’s busy schedule.

5. Waze

Sitting in traffic is the bane of our existence. But it’s 2015, and there’s an app for that. It’s called Waze, and it’s incredible. Users first type in the address to their destination, and then drive with the app open on their phone, which gives information about their commute back to the app. That information then notifies other users whether there are accidents or other road hazards in the area.

6. Genius Scan

If you’ve ever taken a picture of a document that you wanted to save with your phone, then you know how hard it can be to read the grainy image later. This awesome app lets you use your iPhone as a scanner and save documents as a PDF or JPEG. You can then send the document via email or use AirPrint to print the image that you scanned.

7. Amazon App

Other than the fact that the Amazon App let’s you shop from virtually anywhere with your phone, the app also has some really cool features. Users have the ability to scan a product barcode and compare the price at a store to the price online. You can also just take a photo of an object, like a book, and Amazon will find the equivalent in its catalog so you can add the item to your wish list for later.

8. LastPass

One of the most frustrating things on the planet is to forget what password version you used for that account you made six months ago. Lucky for us, there’s an app for that. LastPass is a secure one-stop-shop for all of your passwords. Instead of remembering dozens of passwords, you only need to remember one - the password to your LastPass account. The app also generates new, strong passwords to help keep your stuff protected.

9. Pocket

We’ve all stumbled across an interesting article, but didn’t have the time to read it right then and there. With this app, users can save an article, blog, or video and then come back to it later from any device. The best part? Pocket works even when you’re offline.

10. Venmo

Going out with your friends is fun. Splitting the bill at the end of the night… Not so much. With Venmo, users can easily transfer money to one person. This app is also perfect for roommates who write monthly checks to each other to pay for utility bills. Instead of writing a check, you can instantly deposit money into your roommate’s bank account.