Tech savvy? So much the better! But make the most of it. Most of us use our phones for very few different tasks, no matter how much we’re invested in using our various devices. Social networking, emails, maps – sure, our phones can do it all, but knowing what’s out there can help you do plenty more with them. Consumers spend 85% of their time with their smartphones running apps, but it’s only 5 apps that they tend to use. We think that part of the reason is the fact that they haven’t found more apps that work for them and their needs.
As they say “there’s an app for that”, but it’s really true… there is. Maximise your usage by dividing up your different apps for different areasof your life, making sure you’re got exactly what works for you.
Your Work Life
When it comes to your work life, sometimes it’s absolutely unavoidable to take it home with you. While it’s certainly an inconvenience to carry around your laptop, phones make it much easier to get the exact same work done from your portable devices as it would be from the office. You’re going to want to download relevant apps, starting of course with Microsoft Office. These days, on a smartphone with high specs, you’ll find the exact same features as you’d expect on your desktop, allowing you to produce and edit documents and spreadsheets on the go. WPS Office for iPhones and Androids is just one of the many full office suites for smartphones, and one that works very well.
In fact, there is a multitude of apps that you can download to make working at home far simpler, often blending seamlessly with programs that you’ll already be using in the office, such as Asana, Trello, Dropbox and Slack.
Your Down Time
Your downtime is yours, no matter what you want to do. Almost every takeout place you can think of has its own app, and even Uber have cashed in on the market, bringing your favorite foods from your favorite restaurants right to your door.
Gaming websites are really popular for people to visit, and are very mobile friendly. The thrill of playing various casino games can really give you a break when you need it most, and these days it’s easy to find the best online casino and learn about the different websites out there and their rules of play. Activities that you take part in when you have a moment to yourself shouldn’t be difficult, and the likes of poker and the slots tick all the right boxes.
Of course, not everyone likes to sit still! You can install various fitness trackers onto your phone, as almost everyone is aware. Or you can go for apps which gamify your workouts, giving you goals to work towards and motivating you in the process. There’s even Zombies, Run, a fitness app that puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and asks you to run or walk your way to safety. If you’re looking to invest in some wearable tech, you’ll want to check which smartwatches and fitness trackers work with which fitness apps, so that your workouts integrate seamlessly into your digital world.
Your Social Life
Some apps are absolutely essential for socializing. No matter your opinion on Uber, a ride share app is absolutely essential to get you from A to B (especially after a few drinks).
Speaking of drinking, there are some awesome apps for having fun when you’re just hanging out. Picolo is a drinking game that lets you enter the names of all your friends so it can tell you what to do (with hilarious results), while Head’s Up brings charades right into the 21st Century.
When it comes to your phone, the general rule is that if you can think of it, it exists. You’ll always find an app or site to suit you, it’s all just about how you look at it – and also keeping up with what’s out there.