Wednesday, August 26, 2020

6 Apps You Need On Your Phone Right Now

6 Apps You Need On Your Phone Right Now

Apps can transform your phone from good to great. They are so useful and come in a variety of different categories. Some people have loads of apps, while others download a select few that they use every day. Regardless, here are the top apps you need to download to your phone right this second:

Moneybox

Moneybox is a savings app with a difference. You can connect your bank account to the app, then save money to invest in a savings account. The interest you earn is very impressive, but that’s not the best bit. When you connect your bank account to the app, you can choose to turn round-ups on or off. Turning this feature on will mean that all the purchases you make are rounded up, and the difference goes into Moneybox. For example, spend $10.50 in the grocery store, and this gets rounded up to $11, with the 50c going into your Moneybox account.

This is such a brilliant app for people who want to save money but don’t know where to begin. Or, it’s ideal if you think you can’t set aside any money to save. By saving small amounts frequently, you’ll be surprised at how much you can gain within a few months.

Google Docs

You need Google Docs on your phone if you do any type of word processing work at all. As of right now, Google Docs has become a must-have app for anyone that’s running a business from home. It allows you to collaborate with other people and work on the same documents together. The simple sharing system also makes it easy to share your work with others. You primarily use Docs on your PC, but the mobile version is just as impressive.
Here, the benefit of using this app is that you can keep working on your documents while on the move. If someone has an edit while you’re on the train, whip your phone out and take a look at it. If you have some time spare or a thought pops into your head, open up Google Docs and jot it down. Everything saves to the cloud, so you can access it from any other device straight away.

Google Photos

While we’re talking about Google, we may as well include Google Photos. As the name somewhat suggests, this is a photo-storage application. It should come pre-downloaded on Google Pixel smartphones, and possibly on some Android devices as well. But, even if you have an iPhone, you can still download it from the App Store. 

What makes Google Photos such an essential app? Well, it lets you upload all of your photos to the cloud, making it super easy to move between devices. Plus, it provides unlimited cloud storage for free! Yes, you read that correctly, for free. In comparison, iCloud photo storage is 5gb max, then you have to make recurring payments to increase the storage. It’s well worth reading this guide, Google Photos and privacy: How to keep your photos safe, as it provides some key tips on how to use this app and keep your photos protected. Generally, it is a safe app, but it’s always worth taking some extra steps when your personal photos are concerned. 

Forest

I love apps that make you more productive, which goes against what a lot of apps do! Things like Twitter and Instagram will leave you scrolling for hours on end. Forest is the complete opposite of this! It’s a productivity app that basically locks your phone and forces you to study. The idea is that you create a forest by planting digital trees on the app. The longer you stay on the app, the more trees you plant. Of course, the catch is that you can’t leave the app at all. So, it stops you from checking social media or using other apps that distract you from your work. 

It’s a really good app, and this explanation probably hasn’t done it much justice. Also, there’s a secondary benefit of plating real trees by using the app. The developers have partnered with a charity that plants trees to help communities in poorer parts of the world. Basically, you earn coins by planting your digital trees and can use these coins to pay for real trees to be planted. It’s a really clever idea that makes this app even more worthy of your download. 


Evernote

All phones come with their own note-taking apps pre-downloaded for you to use. However, they tend to be pretty rubbish. You end up with something that has very basic features and isn’t enjoyable to use. Instead, Evernote provides a place to take notes in a far better way. You can create to-do lists via the app, upload images, and use your phone as a dictaphone to import audio notes as well. 

If you need to take notes all the time, this is the number one app for you. There’s actually a very good guide called 8 Tips for Mastering a More Paperless Life with Evernote that I highly recommend you read. It helps you get the most out of the app to be as productive as possible.

Lightroom

There’s a whole suite of Adobe editing apps that you can download to your mobile device. Lightroom is one of them, and I have to say it’s probably my favorite. You can probably guess what it does, but for those that haven’t figured it out, Lightroom is a photo editor. You import photos from your camera roll and give them a bit of a touch-up. 

This app is better than other photo editors because it’s so easy to use and provides very quick enhancements. In the tap of a finger, you can brighten an image, bring more clarity to it, and make the colors pop. If you want a photo editor on your phone, this is the one for you. 

None of these apps takes up loads of space on your phone, so there’s no need to not download them all! I’m kidding, you don’t need all of them, though they do all have some unique benefits. Choose the ones you think you’ll use most frequently, then download them to your device today!

53 comments:

  1. I definitely need to get Google Docs! Thanks for letting me know about it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I definitely use Google Docs but I dont have much use for the others. Evernote charges too much. :) Thank you for the guide though. I'll consider downloading Moneybox!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I definitely need to look into Forest! I can't stay off my phone LOL

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is something I need to look more into, looks and sounds great so far!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lightroom sounds like a very cool app!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I enjoy hearing about new productivity apps for our phones. I like the idea of Moneybox to begin saving more.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks! There are a few great apps on this list that I hadn't heard of before.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for sharing these apps! I can use several of these.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for these app suggestions! I hope some are available in Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The only one I use (or need) is Google photos.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have not heard of money box - I may have to check that one out

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very interesting! I'll have to check these out!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think all are great, but I really like the Lightroom.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I will probably download Lightroom because I've only been using my phone's lackluster default photo editor app.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I forgot about Evernote....had it on my old phone.

    ReplyDelete
  16. this is a great list. Never heard of the forest app. Very cool

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have not heard of Forest. I will check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have Lightroom on my phone and it's great! You can even use your favorite presets!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I will definitely download some of these apps! thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  20. These sound like great apps to have.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am installing lightroom right now! Thanks for the heads up!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I've only heard of a few of these.. Google photos is a life saver for sure!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I enjoy Google photos and will have to check out the other apps.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I've never heard of these apps but they sounds pretty good.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the Google Apps. I keep Google Drive on my phone, so I can easily access my computer files on the go.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lightroom sounds like it would be great to have.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Ashley Chassereau ParksSeptember 1, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    I've never tried any of these, but my photographer BIL was telling me I should get Lightroom. I love photography, so that one might be a great one for me to get.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I use Google Docs and Google Photos on most of my devices.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love google photos! So helpful!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  30. i had never even heard of forest but i am trying it now! thanks! it looks like it'll help a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you for all of these great suggestions! I'm downloading Evernote right now!

    ReplyDelete
  32. This is a great list of apps. Some of these I have never heard of!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great app suggestions, its always hard finding good apps to use.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great suggestions! Some are new to me :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have 3 of these already (Google Docs, Google Photos & Evernote) ! I'll make sure to check out the others. Thanks for the recs! :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have Google Photos. I have never heard of the others apps. I will have to check them out.

    ReplyDelete
  37. These are some good Apps to know about!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Downloaded all of them, Forest is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I use the two Google apps. I also like Evernote.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love Google Photo. Definitely a must have.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would love to try some of these apps.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love discovering new apps. I want to go and try that money app thanks for sharing about them.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I already have a few of these on my phone. The google photos is my favorite for backing up my photos. I so do not want to lose those.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for this info. That Forest app sounds really neat!

    ReplyDelete
  45. The Lightroom app sounds awesome, thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Moneybox sounds interesting. I'll have to look into it.

    ReplyDelete

Okaysou AirMax8L Air Purifiers For Clean Air In Your Home!

Disclosure: Susie's Reviews receives compensation for the posts on this site from brands or products. Our opinions are honest and our ow...