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Apps & Websites that can make your life easier

By 7th Feb 2017 No Comments

There are over 1,5 million apps available just on the app store. This makes it rather difficult to figure out which ones you should download and which are just plain useless. Thank goodness, we have made this awesome list of apps that will help you filter out the junk and get the real deal.

Headspace

We all need to take a break from the busyness of life sometimes, and meditation is one of the best ways to disconnect. Headspace is the solution to fitting this in every day. You only need to give 10 minutes of your time for guided meditations that are guaranteed to help you feel happier, sleep better and even love better.

Codeacademy

If you are a small business owner, you need your own website on the web. It is your real estate on the internet. However, often we lack the funds to have a professional website developed for us. With Codeacademy you can learn the basics of coding that enable you to build your own functional website for your clients.

Duolingo

Always wanted to learn a new language but never had the time or money to go to classes? Let us introduce you to Duolingo. Duolingo is an app that utilizes gamification to teach you a new language in a few minutes a day. It’s fun, interactive and engaging.

Uber

We don’t really need to tell you much about this app. Despite some sketchy PR and lawsuits, it’s an essential for anyone. Whether it’s a night out on the town, business travel or your car is in for a service, Uber comes in as the convenient saving grace. Available in 555 cities currently, Uber is even more convenient for the avid traveller.

F.lux

During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun. That’s F.lux comes in, it makes your screen of your computer, smart phone or tablet adapt to the time of day. Healthy screen = healthy eyes.

Spritz

If we could have a superpower, it would be to read faster. Although Spritz is not that, it enables the ability to do so. Basically, the app scans the web page you are on and “streams” the words to you, helping you read the article faster.

TED

TED is a well-known platform that educates and enlightens people with bits of knowledge form all over the world. The best part is that anyone with an internet connection can access them online…for free.

Scribd

Scribd is the Netflix for eBooks. For a small monthly fee you get to read as many books in their library. And if you aren’t ready to commit, they have a 30 day free trial. Scribd also has wide range of well know titles ranging from Dan Brown to Nicholas Sparks to Stephen King. Great for the avid bookworm.

Wunderlist

In this fast paced world, we don’t know where we would be without Wunderlist. As the day goes by, our task list just increases and sometimes we forget what we were supposed to do in the first place. Wunderlist seamlessly works with you and how you organise. You can categorize, star and set due dates for certain tasks. Its functionality is so simple to use that you need not waste time scribbling of a million post-its and losing half of them in the process.

Quora

Ever Googled something crazy and not quite found the answer? Quora is the answer. Unlike other Q&A forums, Quora has attracted a knowledgeable and eager to inform audience. When you ask a question on Quora, you are getting real answers from real people. For example, if you want to know what it’s like to work at Google, someone from Google will answer.

Epicurious

Getting tired of the same old “Mom’s chicken”? Not that it’s not delicious, but we do need an little something different once in a while (or week). Epicurious is an awesome app and website that gives you over 1 million recipe ideas based on what you have in the fridge. Warning: Don’t read when hungry, you will be tempted to cook straight away!

This article was adapted from the original on Lifehack.org.

 

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