Adulting 101: the five apps you need

Posted on Mar 30 2017 - 4:06am by Editor

Do you feel like there just isn’t enough hours in the day? Workloads, gym commitments, housework and managing to squeeze in a social life as well can be stressful. Fortunately, there are apps that have been developed to make our lives easier.

the five apps you need

1- Hive

Most of us will be familiar with that disappointing feeling you get when you’re hit with a cold home because you forgot to set the timer on your heating. Fear not, if you invest in Hive Active Heating, you won’t need to be greeted with a cold house no more. Instead, you can control your heating whenever and wherever you are.

Once you have a wireless thermostat, hub and receiver installed, you can switch your heating on from the office ready for you getting home from work. You can look forward to walking in to a warm, cosy house every day.

2- Evernote Scannable

Staying organised is easier said than done. Quite often, you still end up with a pile of paperwork that’s stressful just to look at. Evernote Scannable could be just what you need, as it’s an app that provides a platform to organise all your important documents. Scan them using your smartphone camera, and the app helps create an organised digital bank of information that is always at hand when you need it.

When scanned, business cards are transformed into a contact on the device, pulling further data from profiles like LinkedIn. Now that sounds like an easy way to manage your contacts, right?

3- Out of Milk

Running a household can be tough – especially when it comes to the grocery shop. What needs replacing? What meals are on the menu? What do we already have? Just a few questions to be answered before every grocery shop. And yet, somehow you still end up with double the amount of eggs you need, or no milk.

Out of Milk puts a stop to food shopping mishaps. The app provides a platform for all household members to make shopping lists, allowing them to add to them when something runs out, to tick items off when they are bought. The list updates almost instantly meaning you should never find yourself with no bread or three tubs of butter.

4- True Potential Investor

We would all love for our rainy day fund to be full to the brim, but the reality is that putting money aside regularly can be tough. With mortgages, bills and other outgoings to cater for, there’s often not a lot left to put aside.

Fortunately, the True Potential Investor app helps you to manage your investments effectively. The self-directed investment service allows you to set investment goals, work out how much you’ll need to put away to achieve it and invest your cash direct from the app. You can select from a range of investment portfolios with differing levels of risk to help you meet your financial goal*.

*With investing, your capital is at risk. Investments can fluctuate in value and you may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change at any time.

5- Seven Minute Workout

Finding the time to squeeze in a workout around your busy workload can sometimes seem almost impossible – but worry about squeezing no more. The 7 Minute Workout app does exactly what it says on the tin. It provides you with high intensity workouts that are only seven minutes long. Consisting of 12 exercises, you complete the workout in 30-second intervals with 10-second breaks.

The flexible approach to exercise means you can work out in the comfort of your own home, taking just seven minutes out of your day rather than a full hour or more in the gym. A potential saving of money and time.