Ok so now I’m up with my favourite five apps.
1. Friend Locator by Life360 (or Family Locator)
It sounds a bit creepy, but with this app, you can keep track of others. The good thing is, however, that the other people need to first register, otherwise they cannot be tracked. They can then check in whenever they want and there are lots of settings that you can alter to make sure that your location is not constantly tracked. You can create ‘circles’ or groups of people who can all see each other and you can send messages to the other members as well. Another weird thing is that you can find any crimes/sexual criminals in the area – they show up as small dots. Interesting stuff and questionable, but still a useful app! You may want to turn off the email notifications though, as these can get a bit annoying.
2. City Maps 2Go
You may already know this one, but it’s free and very helpful because you can get offline maps for a heap of different cities or even counties. With the free version, you can only get a few maps, but it’s great because I’ve gotten maps for the places I’ve visited since getting the app. I guess you could also always delete maps you don’t need as much and get new ones! There are landmarks, hospitals, etc all marked and you can search for them as well. Not only that, but you can save landmarks and there is a guide, which basically takes information from Wikipedia.
I recently read in t3n magazine that Redbooth is about the 5th most used project management app by professionals. It’s also the program that we use at work to coordinate daily tasks as well as long-term ones and to make sure that we organise events effectively. You can add contacts per email and allocate them tasks. Within each task you can also have a conversation so everyone knows what’s going on.
For awhile I tried counting calories and with this app, it was much easier to do so. You tell it what your weight and target weight are and it gives you a realistic timeline for your weightloss, as long as you keep to the calorie limits for each day. The great thing is that you can scan the barcodes from products and the app knows exactly what you are eating. Just tell it how much you ate and it works the calories out for you! Exercise and the amount of water you drink are also taken into account.
5. beep’n go
This is a recently-discovered app that helps you keep track of all your membership cards. I don’t have all that many, but in case you happen to forget any at home, just whip out the app and the cashier can scan your phone instead! So far I’ve got my Ikea card on it, which is really nifty because it’s not easy to search for a customer membership number at Ikea, especially not in the self-checkout lane.