When it comes to space on my phone, I’m very particular about what I keep on my phone. This is primarily due to the massive amounts of videos and photos I take throughout a year. For example, on my trip to San Francisco this past April, I took well over 7000 photos and videos. I just realized I may have a problem… Despite this, there are some apps I can’t live without, and here they are. These are 3 apps I use everyday, and why I think you should too.
This here is, by far, the app I use the most. This app is what helped me go from “Where am I going to find the time?” to the productivity machine I am today. So often people don’t realize exactly how much of their time is being wasted on trivial things. This app helps point that out—as long as you use it.
I started using a little over a year ago and the differences are extreme. I went from lounging around, playing video games, or watching TV for hours a day to only a few hours a week. With this app you can set goal times (e.g. 7 hours of reading per week) and restrictive times (e.g. No more than 30 minutes a day of productivity sinks such as video games). Doing so can help you better delegate your time for maximum productivity and enjoyment.
Being conscious of your actions also helps you stay present and enjoy the time you do have. Every second is precious and now I have more control over how that time is spent.
Another app I use daily is Lift… I mean Coach.Me. This app I have been using for quite a long time. Originally the name of this app was Lift as in “Lift yourself up.” Apparently Coach.Me was better for marketing or something, but that’s neither here nor there.
This app is a habit tracker. Essentially, you select a habit (e.g. Read) and every day you follow it, you can check it off. Doing so consistently can get you streaks or other milestones which are highly rewarded with a solid high-five!
By far one of the most encouraging apps to promote bettering yourself. It also has challenges with different daily activities that help guide you through building into a habit. For example, there is the “30 Day Abs Workout” where on day 1 you start with only 15 sit-ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg-lifts, and a 10 second plank. However on the final day you’re toting and impressive 125 sit-ups, 200 crunches, 65 leg lifts, and a 2 minute plank.
In addition to the high fives you also are able to see others in your challenge or habit goal and give them “props” for completing. In those same habit pages there’s a Q&A section which allows the community to ask questions and share information. If this isn’t enough to get you going there is also premium settings where you can hire a coach to help keep you on your path! Can’t recommend this app enough.
Argus is definitely one of the coolest apps that I use. This app is an all-in-one health and fitness tool. As you can see in the above picture you can track calories, body weight progress, runs, and other activities. Additionally, there are various health and wellness articles, a place to challenge friends for number of steps taken in a day, and more. All of this is then displayed in the awesome hexagonal pattern and gets stacked on everyday. And these are just the free features.
If you decide to check out some of their paid features you’ll find custom designed workouts, meal planning, larger group challenges, and more. This app has helped keep me mindful of what I eat, my level of daily activity and more. If you keep switching between one app to another trying to track your health and fitness goals, your solution is here.
So Many Apps
There are plenty more apps I use on a regular basis and will possibly go into further in a later post. But for now I want to know what you think. Have you used these apps before? What apps do you use on a regular basis? What’s most important to you when it comes to a mobile app?
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