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Let’s face the facts: You probably carry your phone around 24/7 like it’s an extra limb. If our phones are going to be with us basically all the time, it’s probably a good idea to make sure we’ve got the essential apps downloaded on them. As the number of smartphone users grow, so does the popularity of apps. To help you out, here we’ve listed the 21st century girl’s essential apps that are practical, efficient, and fun.
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For solid reasoning, many women worry about walking home alone. Apps like Noonlight make your journey a lot less scary, literally with the press of the button. All you need to do is open the app and put your finger on the safe button. When you release your finger, you’ll be prompted to input your pin to let the app know you’re safe. If you’re in danger, just release the button and don’t enter your pin. The app will notify and send help, right away.
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Waze is a navigation and travel app that does more that tell you where the closest Maccy Ds is. You can see how to best avoid construction, traffic, even police using Waze. You can also help other drivers by reporting things like accidents to the app, so other people know what areas to avoid.
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While everyone is raving about the importance of meditation, it’s pretty hard to practice. Trying to center your mind needs training and Headspace offers you an easy way into guided meditation from your daily commute to your sofa.
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GoodGuide is conscious consumerism made easy. From mascara to nappy cream, you can see which products have the highest rating when it comes to things like healthy product ingredients.
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Duolingo will help you check “learning a new language” off your bucket list. It’s free, easy-to-use, and makes learning a language fun and approachable.
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Mint is a personal finance app that makes it easy to manage your money. You can see where you’re spending as well as set monthly budgets to stay on track. Whether you want to start saving for something specific or you just want to figure out how much you’re actually spending at Zara each month, Mint is for you.
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If you are a person who has no clue about their period schedule then this is the app for you!. Clue is the app to track your period, and therefore an essential part in taking care of your female health.
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Sports can be an essential part of your self-care routine. Don’t forget, it’s a natural booster for a bad mood. The Nike Training App, which is offering a variety of sports elements, helps you to easily practice from wherever you fancy.
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Have a million to-do lists? A food shop, stuff for the apartment, what you have to finish at work before the holidays, dream items and so much more. Wunderlist offers you a convenient way to categorize each individual to-do list and remind you (if you want it) about upcoming deadlines.
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Self-care, mental health and personal growth: that’s what Womaze stands for. This app provides you with enough inspiration to feel more powerful during the day. Highly recommended when you want to take a break from Instagram, yet are in need of affirmations and other positive inspos.
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Practice, practice and practice – yoga is a wonderful way to calm yourself, re-connect to your body, exercise and stretch. Yoga also encourages you to inhale positive vibes and exhale all the bullshit. The Daily Yoga app provides you with short instruction videos and a perfect 5-minute routine for everyday use.
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For the Instagram addicts among you: in case you post a lot (whether on your private or business account), don’t spend too much time on your phone screen and start using your desktop. Planoly offers you to schedule any post, tag users and so much more. You can plan all your posts and don’t even have to be on your phone at the same time – phew.
Text by Peigi Mackillop