8 Helpful Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

1. Mint

Mint.com provides one of the most popular personal finance tracking solutions online, and you can take it just about anywhere with the official app. Using Mint, you can track, budget, and manage your finances all in one place so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save money. Keep track of your savings, checking accounts, and credit or debit cards, input transactions, and set reminders for things like bill payments to avoid late fees. Now you can make a real difference in your budgeting, and let the Mint.com app help by putting your budget and spending information in clear and readable graphs and charts.

2. Sweatcoin

Sweatcoin is a fairly new free app that rewards it’s regular users by paying them in digital currency that can be used to purchase real goods and services. For every step the user takes and every move the user makes, Sweatcoin will be monitoring them and exchanging their activity for currency. For every 1,000 steps taken, users will receive one digital coin that can be used to exchange for rewards or traded like bitcoins. Rewards from the app include sunglasses, iPhones, airfare vouchers and more.

3. Lastpass

Passwords and login credentials can be a huge hassle, particularly if you use multiple for each social media site you may have. Thankfully, password managers such as Lastpass can keep that hassle in check while serving as a mobile password vault that encrypts and stores your logins and automatically fills them in when using apps or signing on to websites. In addition to keeping track of your logins, Lastpass can generate strong passwords and store encrypted data; it also supports fingerprint scanners.


What is there left to say about IFTTT (If This Then That)? Change your phone wallpaper on a schedule, turn your Wi-Fi off as soon as you reach the office, post to multiple social networks at once, get alerts about specific app price drops, launch Google Maps when you need to leave for a meeting, back up your iOS contacts to Google, etc. There really isn’t much that IFTTT can’t do.

5. Splitwise

Splitwise is probably the best app out there for sharing expenses, particularly if you’re a social butterfly. The app is free, and it can work for so many things, such as paying rent, bills, vacations, or even just going out to eat. The app allows you to keep a running tab of who owes money to owe without having to pay immediately, making splitting the bill easier than ever before.

6. Mobile Passport

The last thing you want after a long international flight is to get stuck in an hours-long customs line. But here’s a travel hack for you: Download the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Mobile Passport app before your next trip. When you land at one of 23 select airports, you’ll find a special Mobile Passport lane that’s almost always far shorter than the regular customs line, making your airport experience much faster and less stressful.

7. Waze

Whether you’re a fan of driving or just going on a long road trip, you should check out Waze before every major trip. The app calculates how fast users are traveling in on the road in real time and redirects them around traffic mid-trip, which can ultimately shortening the users commute. Waze also tracks a lot more than just traffic though – it also alerts you to construction, accidents, red-light cameras, and even police ahead of time.

8. Runtasty

Runtastic ( and now, Runtasy) is an already well-known app in the health and fitness community thanks to its fitness app, which launched back in April . With more than 40 recipes, its selection is limited compared to the more than 50,000 recipes in Food Network’s app and the 1,000-plus choices available in AllRecipes. The app is now making it easy to find meals targeted at specific dietary needs, like post-workout, gluten-free, low-carb, and high-protein, among others, making it an fan-favourite with anyone who enjoys healthy eating.

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