If you’re an iPhone user, you probably already know that the App Store is full of hundreds of thousands of apps. While a large percentage are virtually worthless and an even bigger percentage are all about entertainment, there are also some truly incredible apps available for the iPhone. To see just how much your favorite smartphone can do for your life, let’s look at ten awesome apps and how they can improve your:
Don’t worry, we’re not talking about an app that’s going to reprogram the way you think. Instead, we’re talking about how keeping a journal can positively influence the way you view what you’ve accomplished and where you want to go in life. While you can keep a journal with just a pen and paper, the main problem most people face is sticking to consistently journaling. Day One solves that problem by making it easy to set an alarm for whenever you want to journal next. Although it does cost $4.99, thanks to the alarm feature and many others, thousands of users agree that it’s worth every dime.
Jerry Seinfeld once told an interviewer that the way he improved as a comedian was by writing jokes every single day. Since writing new jokes isn’t an easy task, he motivated himself by using a large calendar to track his consistency. For each day he wrote, he’d put a large red X on that date. After just a few days, this tracking created a chain on the calendar that he didn’t want to break. The Streaks app puts the same functionality in your pocket. For $1.99, you can motivate yourself by easily tracking one or more daily goals.
Although the iPhone already has a calendar app, many people feel that it’s lacking. That’s why Fantastical is such a popular app. Not only can you add an event by quickly tapping the day when it’s happening, but you can also add events by speaking to your iPhone. And thanks to the app’s great interface, you won’t ever overlook an important event.
Few things are worse than not being able to fall asleep at night. Not only does it mean you’re stuck staring at the ceiling and wishing you could just drift off, but it also takes a toll on your productivity the next day. And if this happens often, it can cause problems like running down your immune system. Although some people may need professional help, Relax Melodies might be all you need. This free app helps you wind down and peacefully drift off by playing peaceful sounds like rain falling.
Paying attention to your daily caloric intake is the best way to lose weight. My Fitness Pal makes that easy to do by providing a convenient way to log what you eat each day. Whenever you eat, just log that meal into this free app and it will take care of all the calculating and tracking for you.
Waking up even ten minutes late can throw off your entire schedule. If you’re tired of being late for work or school, you need Wake N Shake. For just $1.99, this app will force you to get up on time in the morning by blasting sound until you shake your phone enough to turn the alarm off. And since it’s the “merciless alarm clock,” there’s definitely not a snooze feature!
Most to-do apps simply provide a way to track what you need to get done. What makes CARROT special is it’s not afraid to call you out for being a slacker. When you don’t get something done on time, this $1.99 app will start chiding you until you complete it.
The iPhone is a great device for taking notes. The only problem is it can be difficult to keep a large number of notes organized. Fortunately, Drafts can help. In addition to acting as a central hub, this $2.99 app makes it easy to connect other services like Evernote that you may use.
If you want to improve your memory, have deeper concentration and enjoy stronger problem solving skills, you need to try Fit Brains Trainer. Even though games are a big part of this free app, the games are specifically designed to stimulate and train your brain.
While the iPhone’s standard camera app does pretty well, touch exposure, shooting modes, digital zoom and front flash are just a few of the awesome features Camera+ has. That’s why over ten million people have bought this $1.99 app.
Whether you ultimately download one app from this list or all ten to your iPhone, you’ll find that each one you use has a positive impact on your daily routine!