I didn’t get an iPhone until this past winter, so I’m just starting to get into the apps craze that’s been going on…for years now. Among all the games and other goofy time wasters I’ve downloaded, there are a few I’ve actually found to be quite helpful and thought I’d share my finds!
1. I definitely don’t drink enough water every day, so Plant Nanny has been super helpful in my quest to keep hydrated. You select a cute seedling and receive reminders throughout the day to drink up, which keeps your plant watered and happy. If you miss your quota too often, your poor plant friend shrivels up!
2. Happier promotes positive thinking by collecting and organizing happy moments from your day – everything from tasty treats and time with friends to work-related successes. It’s funny how quickly your bad mood disappears when you focus on the good things in your life, no matter how small.
3. My purse used to be full of notes written on random bits of paper, but not anymore now that I’ve discovered Sticky notes! Write down important things on these digital Post-its, and you can view them directly on your lock screen for easy access.
4. Like most New Yorkers, I walk everywhere I go, and I’ve often wondered exactly how much mileage I rack up in any given day. I’m sure there are lots of pedometer type apps out there, but Map My Walk is GPS-based and has been really simple to use thus far. Actually knowing some stats about my walking makes me want to push it a little further every day!