I’ve considered getting a Light Phone more than once. Yes, the pseudo-smartphone with no apps or social media. With every minute I spend senselessly scrolling through my social feeds, the thought of being disconnected slowly grows more appealing, but I’ve yet to commit.
After all, taking a step away from my iPhone would also mean giving up actually useful apps. So, I’ve resorted to simply turning off my notifications and putting technology to good use.
As it turns out, there’s more to the app store than Instagram and Twitter. If you’re also looking to make better use of your phone, you might want to download these life-improving apps.
If you tend to start new habits but struggle to keep them on the long run, this app is for you. Streaks will keep track of days you’ve completed your tasks on and send you reminders to keep your streak going.
Weather apps aren’t all that accurate. With Dark Sky’s hyperlocal and down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop in your exact location.
The Dr.Oz co-signed app will help you track and improve your daily water intake to help you stay hydrated and healthy.
If like the rest of us, your work routine has turned into endless Zoom meetings and Skype calls, then Otter is exactly what you need. The app will literally become your very own assistant, recording and taking meeting notes for you in real-time, so you can stay focused on the conversation and rest assured that all information is captured.
From capturing ideas when inspiration strikes to sharing notes and managing to-do lists, Evernote is your go-to organizational app.