Our phones have become our personal computers to carry around with us wherever we go. Remember when your teachers would tell you that you need to learn how to solve 𝑥 without a calculator because you won’t have one when you’re older? Oh, how wrong they were.
Smartphones now can have pretty much as many different apps and services as you want on them. The sheer size of their potential has exploded in recent years and only looks like it will improve in the future. Here are some of the essential apps that every young person needs on their phones.
You’ve got to keep an eye on your finances, and so downloading applications that will help with this will take a lot of the stress associated with money away. Online banking is a must for everyone, allowing you to check your balance whenever, wherever, as well as transferring money between accounts. Furthermore, for the frivolous among us, consider taking advantage of the Moneyspire app for budgeting and help you know where every penny goes.
We used to be able to fit about fifteen songs on our phones, back in the days of the Sony Walkman (ah, the memories). But now, we have every song ever written at our fingertips. While these services cost – gotta make sure those artists get paid – it will make those runs or long journeys a breeze, and maybe introduce you to your new favourite artist along the way.
More and more now young people are considerate about their health. Smoking and drinking among young people are down, and there is a more substantial emphasis on helping those in need. Health apps come in all shapes and sizes and cover everything from eating right and your physical health, to helping you cope with mental health issues. This is something that has been given far more attention in recent years, but professional help is still expensive to come by. Having a supportive network in your hand at all times has the potential to save many, many young lives.
Yeah sure, it’s kind of like health, but probably deserves its own heading. Getting in the adequate amount of exercise is something that is being embraced by young people all over the world. Now that you’ve found a fitness routine to suit you, itis time to start putting the work in. Fitness apps cover a whole range of different activities, from the gym to just a simple run around the neighbourhood. Many can be used in conjunction with one another, such as route planner apps, which know how fast, far, and frequently you run, and work out your calorie loss from there.
We are all living hectic lives, so it helps to be as organised as possible. We don’t need to use little diaries anymore. Instead, everything we need to know can be found on our phones. Services like Google Calendar, linked with Gmail, can keep your appointments up to date, while you can also download apps that can make your office more efficient with workplace platforms such as Slack and Trello.
Getting the right apps for your phone, or even tablet or PC, will revolutionise your productivity and help you reach whatever goals you might have set yourself this year. There’s a lot in your life that you need to balance, and so ensuring you have the right services on hand whenever you need them will save it all from toppling.