The hustle and bustle of modern life can be overwhelming at times. We either need to be five places at once or have an extra pair of hands just to finish everything on our busy agendas. Well, thankfully we now have Android smartphones with useful apps that can help us juggle various aspects of our busy lives. Let’s explore some these apps below.
Editor’s Note: I love anything that will make me more productive and I use some of these apps on my phone. I hope some of these will help your busy life become a little more orgainized.
For Reading – Pocket
We have all become used to using multiple devices in our daily lives. With home PC’s, work PC’s, tablets, and smartphones, managing all of these devices can be taxing at best. Before now, syncing the browser data between all of these devices was either time consuming or near impossible. However, browsers like Chrome now have a synchronization feature that allows you to access the same bookmarks across all of your devices.
If you like staying up to date on all of the latest news, then the Pocket app is a must. Similar to the Read It Later app on the iPhone, the free Pocket app works in conjunction with Chrome to allow you to bookmark pages across all of your devices. The Android app also puts all of the content from the bookmarked pages into an easy to read, magazine-esque format.
For Travel – MeterUp!
If you live in a major metropolitan area, then you know how much of your day revolves around getting from point A to point B. With taxi fares fluctuating constantly, it’s easy to get scammed out of more than just a dollar or two. MeterUp! provides the price of fares between two locations, a map with detailed directions, and the travel distance between where you’re leaving from and your destination. It’s essentially the only app you’ll need for your inner-city travel needs.
For Finance – Mint
Ok, it’s time to be honest; are you truly on top of your finances? If you even hesitated to say yes, there’s no need to worry. Most people today are struggling with their finances in some regard, whether they don’t make enough to make ends meet, or they simply don’t manage their money well enough to save for the future.
Thankfully, Mint’s finance app for Android was made with your financial freedom in mind. By creating your own Mint account, you’re able to create budgets based on how you spend and can create customized categories where you want to create a new budget for yourself. Providing you the ability to sign up for daily email or text notifications regarding your spending and detailed overview of each budget you created, you’ll be on the path to financial freedom in no time with Mint by your side.
For Assistance – Vlingo Virtual Assistant
With so much going on in our everyday lives, there are times when we would all love to have our own personal assistant. Vlingo just so happens to be a voice-activated personal assistant app that can make your hectic life much easier. With Vlingo, you can send texts, emails, make phone calls, browse the web, and have your questions answered hands-free while you’re driving, running , or doing anything for that matter. The app even has an in-car option that can be used to start up the voice system by saying a couple of words. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
The app marketplace is filled with thousands of apps that serve specific functions, but these apps are some of the most helpful you’ll come across. As you can see, whether you need the cost of a taxi fare in Seattle or a detailed spending tracker, there is an Android app just begging to be used. Check out the marketplace today and see how much easier your life is when using these applications.
Author Bio: Bradley Derringer is a blogger for TechBreach, giving you the latest on all things tech.