In the current digital age, you can have everything you need at your fingertips with the help of your Android smartphone or tablet; watch the latest episode of your favorite show on the commute to work, pay your utility bills with the tap of a button and even find your nearest recycling center. There really is an app for everything these days, from note-taking and schedules to ethical living – we’ve rounded up five of the best apps that you never knew you needed in your life.
Evernote is the ultimate note-taking app and helps you keep track of and control all areas of your life in several different ways. You can make notes, keep journals and create to-do lists, then organize them all into different notebooks so they’re easily found – you can also use the camera to scan and comment on paper notes, printed documents and business cards. What’s really impressive, though, is that you can create content in a variety of ways; choose from video, audio files, PDFs and more – and you can even attach Microsoft Office documents to your existing notebooks.
Good On You
Anyone who wants to green-up their fashion needs to have the Good On You app at their fingertips – it’s a one-stop-shop to check the impact of those impulse purchases and help you make more sustainable style choices. The database is full of 2,000 brands, which are rated by the impact they have on people, the planet and animals, and then given an overall score. You can also use the app to find more sustainable fashion brands and read about styling tips and news from the world of ethical fashion.
One of those handy apps that you’ll never know how you lived without, Electrical Engineering does exactly what it says on the tin – it assists you with any electrical engineering queries or calculations you might have. The app is made up of three different tools; electricity calculator, which helps you work out currents, resistance and charge, electrical circuit and electrical formulas – it’s a really useful app for everyone, whether you’re studying electrical engineering or changing a plug. The only thing it can’t do is compare domestic and commercial electricity prices. You can click here to find out more about companies that supply this service.
If you’re keen to live a more ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyle, the Good Guide app is a must-have for your tablet or smartphone. It allows you to scan the barcodes of thousands of products, or search by the brand or company name to discover how safe they are for both personal use and the environment. The app gives you details on the nutritional value in foods, health hazards in cleaning products, and offers alternatives for safer and more ethical alternatives.
We’ve covered apps that are designed to help productivity and the environment, but last on the list is one that’s made to soothe your soul. Wisdo is a unique app that connects people on various journeys with others who might be suffering from the same problems; from motherhood and stress to bullying, acne and mental health issues, there are lots of groups which provide a safe space for users to chat to like-minded people.