Throughout high school and college I was fortunate enough to rely on my parents to assist with paying my bills and scheduling various appointments. Needless to say, I had a rude awakening after graduation. Dramatic as it may be, I became mentally drained just thinking of setting a budget, scheduling appointments and improving my fitness. Luckily, with the advancement of technology I came across a few free apps that do most of the work for me.
1. Zocdoc – With Zocdoc I can book all my (dentist, primary physician, specialist, etc.) appointments online without having to make a phone call. You can also read verified doctor reviews and ratings by patients before selecting a doctor. This app keeps track of all your appointments in “Your Well Guide” to ensure you are on top of all appointments and even lets you view past appointments and reviews.
2. My Fitness Pal– Food and diet journals can be timely so My Fitness Pal aims to simplify managing and tracking a diet. I personally love this app because it not only keeps tracks of calories, but also tracks my exercise and activity by having more than 350 exercises stored in its database. This app also makes tracking dietary information easy by allowing the user to scan the bar-code on food packaging.
3. NIKE PLUS Training– My roommate told me about Nike Plus Training and ever since I have been hooked. This app is designed for all fitness levels with specific workouts for each level. The user is offered: Get Lean, Get Toned, Get Strong and Get Focused. In essence, this app allows you to follow along with a virtual trainer for customized workouts that are based on your accessible equipment, your location, and your fitness level.
4. Mint – Mint provides a space where you can budget your money, pay your bills and track your credit score with ease. My favorite part about this app is the bill notifications that I can immediately pay off within the app to ensure on-time payments. As far as budgeting, it automatically sets up a budget which you can later adjust. The budget provides a range you should stay in based on your income in various areas such as entertainment, eating out, groceries, etc.
5. StyleSeat – StyleSeat is the online destination to schedule your hair, nails, eyebrows and more. Personally, I hate calling salons so I love the option of booking via the app. If you are a professional, this also provides a place to showcase your talent and connect with clients.
These are just a few of the apps that help make my life easier. If you have any suggestions of apps that I should try please comment below!