Our highly digitalized age has brought us many perks but also many pitfalls we’re still discovering. It’s not always easy to focus solely on the upsides of technology when it is simultaneously the thing that makes us reachable practically anywhere on the planet when we want to be left alone. We won’t even get into the whole subject of photographing the experiences rather than living them and the list just goes on.
Thankfully, we’ll focus on the good side of the digital era and how we can benefit from using the best of it without getting too entangled with the dark side. There are apps out there that can make our lives not just easier, but also more fun and we’ll talk about them today. Know that this is only our selection and you may like other things, but you can always use this article as inspiration to explore the world of apps more thoroughly.
You’ve probably heard of the apps that count the number of steps you had in a day and for a while it was the bomb among all wellness aficionados. Moves is the ultimate version of these apps and it will not only inspire you to take a closer look at your daily routine, but it will also help you see how you can improve your overall fitness. One of its greatest perks is that you don’t have to carry your phone in your hand so that the app could work, it will do its job just as fine from your pocket, or even your bag. It’s a sobering experience to see just how (in)active we are in a day and once you see the calorie count next to the number of steps, you’ll know if something in your everyday events needs to be changed for the better.
Consulting the weather forecast or your weather app before you leave your home is the thing of common sense, but Swackett takes it one step further. The name of the app comes from three words put together – sweater, jacket and coat and just by knowing this, you can figure out how this weather app is upgraded compared to all others. Aside from getting an insight in what the weather will be like during the day, you get a list of suggestions what you could wear to be chic but also protected from the elements. The Swackett will give suggestions on what shoes you should wear, as well as what pieces of clothing you should consider and it will even remind you to take some accessories with you, like an umbrella for an example.
3. Daily Art
How much of an art lover are you? Do you think you could improve your artsy inclinations? If so, then Daily Art will be a game changer for you. You’ll get a high daily dose of artistic info on your phone regularly, so that you can take charge of your education in this area singlehandedly. This virtual gallery is being expanded constantly and with the picture you’ll get some backstory about the painter, as well as some information about how that particular masterpiece came to be. You can never know enough about art history and Daily Art will be of great help in broadening your mind.
4. Using a Virtual Private Network of Any Kind
With so many possibilities to use the World Wide Web, we all too often forget how important our online security is. If we’re not sufficiently protected when browsing the web, we put all other aspects of our lives in danger of becoming victims of cyber criminal. This is why we decided to call to your attention the need of tending to your online privacy and one of the most efficient ways to do that is to use virtual private networks whenever you’re connecting to the internet. These little helpers (both free and paid likeExpressVPN) will not only encrypt all the data coming out of your device, but it will also enable you not to be limited by restrictions and geo-blocking, so that you can access any content on the internet without complications.
Here’s an app that brings some much needed tranquility into our fast-paced lives. The name says it all – Calm will serve as your private pause button whenever you need to take a break from too many things happening around you. The app gives you access to guided meditations that are very short (up to 10 minutes) but still enough to calm you down and give you a fresh perspective on things. It is designed beautifully, it’s very easy to navigate and after a while you’ll see just how much you’ve benefited from it.
If you’re an avid reader, then this app is custom made for your needs. Spritz allows you to practice speed-reading on a whole new level and while it won’t be a substitute for speed-reading course, it will help you significantly with your reading skills. The app can enable you to scan through a text of 1000 words in a minute, which is perfect for every time when you’ve got some emergency reading to do and not enough time to do it thoroughly.
Apps are there to make our lives easier and better in every way, and we should take full advantage of this fact. Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose one of the suggested apps and give it a go to see if it will pleasantly surprise you and chances are, it will, so thank us later. – By Adam Ferraresi
Though Adam really loves his job of web developer, he’s also quite passionate about his writing, which is always gladly accepted at wefollowtech.com. As every Texan, he loves spending time outside playing sports with his friends. He may have graduated from college a couple of years ago, but he’s already working on his dream job and couldn’t be happier about it, as well as his new life in Dallas.