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Apps to make your life easier!

August 8, 2018

Today’s technology is all about convenience.  Everywhere you turn- there’s an app to make your life easier.  We’ve gathered some that are affordable, fun and almost neccessary!


Chore Monster: No more long chore charts and skeeping track of stickers. Go digital and make life easier. When your child works, he or she earns virtual points for instant gratification. Then, they can cash them in for real-world rewards such as TV time or extra allowance. 

All platforms; free



Sky Guide: Spend the summer nights outside with the family and learn more about the skies above. Just hold up your device and the app automatically aligns with the sky above (day or night!) to show you constellations. Click on stars to learn about them, track satellites, and monitor the path of comets. 

Apple only; $2



Headspace: Headspace guides you to chill out in just 10 minutes. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. Teaches the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. 

All platforms; free.



Fooducate: Feeding our families healthily can feel like a real chore.  Cut the time consuming research with this app. The bar-code scanner offers up a nutrition grade (A, B, C, or D) and healthier alternatives for products, plus user comments. Its specialized programs help you feed your family healthy and avoid allergies, etc. 

All platforms; free



Mint: If you’re looking to budget every dollar, you can put your bank and credit-card info all in one place to automatically monitor spending. Easy to read graphics give you the story visually. No more “Where did my money go?!” because now, you know!

All platforms; free



Gas Buddy: Stop circling the block looking for the best deal on fuel.Gas Buddy finds the cheapest gas stations near you. 

All platforms; free



StockUp: Scan bar codes of your fave products at home to find the best local price when you need to restock. If you find a good deal, share it using the app so others know about it too. App is also good for making shopping lists, and you can earn cash rewards through PayPal too.

 All platforms; free

Google Play or Apple Store



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