Technology

The Useful Apps You Need Right Now

June 28, 2017

It’s hard to remember a life without apps. Growing in popularity in recent years, we use them on a daily basis, whether it’s updating our social media accounts, tracking our calorie consumption or gaming on the go.

App stores are congested and competition is rife. Don’t waste your time with trial and error downloads — take a look at our list to find a host of must-have apps that will actually make your life easier.

Evernote Scannable

Paperwork has been on the way out since we don’t know when, yet we still end up with a pile of papers, invoices and business cards. Make sense of them with Evernote Scannable, a clever app that helps you organise your most important documents.

Using your smartphone camera, you can scan the documents to create a digital library. As you’re never without your smartphone, it means you’ll always have the essential information you need to hand. What’s more, the app will even pull in details from LinkedIn and match them to your business cards, providing a more comprehensive contacts list.

Out of Milk

Co-ordinating a household can be difficult at the best of times, especially in the grocery store. Writing a shopping list can be difficult, especially when your better half fails to remind you that they’ve used the last of the milk.

Out of Milk is an app that puts an end to it all. Available to Android users, it allows you to create a digital shopping list that multiple people can add to and update. By updating your shopping list in real-time, there will be no risk of buying the same thing twice.

True Potential Investor

Forget queuing at the bank to deposit your cash — True Potential Investor makes organising your investments easier.

Created by Stocks & Shares ISA provider True Potential, the app is a self-directed investment service that lets you set goals, create budgets and invest directly from the app. Choose from a range of investment Portfolios* based on the level of risk you’re comfortable with and start working towards 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.

7 Minute Workout

Getting to the gym can be tough. If your membership has been languishing in the drawer for months, it’s time to cancel the subscription and download 7 Minute Workout.

The app takes you through a selection of high-intensity workouts lasting only seven minutes. Say goodbye to hours at the gym and hello to short, intense fitness sessions in your own home. They’ll easily fit into even the busiest of schedules and are great for keeping fit and staying trim.

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