Adulthood can be tricky – juggling work commitments, a social life and a family can be time consuming and sometimes stressful. Whilst it might feel like there isn’t enough hours in the day to do everything, there are some apps to be aware of that could make adult life a whole lot easier.
In the winter months. You’ll look forward to finishing work and going home to a warm, cosy home and snuggling up on the sofa – but when you realise you forgot to set the timer for your heating, the harsh reality hits that you’re going home to a cold home. Fear not – invest in Hive Active Heating and you can control your heating system remotely — and keep the cold at bay. You’ll need to install a wireless thermostat, hub and receiver but once you do, you’ll be able to control your heating remotely via the app.
That means greater flexibility for you. Switch your heating on and off when you need it — like 20 minutes before you leave the office, for example — and enjoy money and energy savings across the year.
2. Evernote Scannable
We all want to be organised, but for some of us, no matter how hard we try, once one job is sorted there seems to be another pile of work to get through. Try Evernote Scannable. The downloadable app helps you make sense of your documents—simply scan them via your smartphone camera and create a digital bank of information. Whether it’s receipts, contracts or business cards, you’ll never mislay that important document again.
Another bonus is if you do scan a business card, the app will automatically turn it into a contact and retrieve additional data from LinkedIn. Now that’s a smarter way to manage your contacts.
3. 7 Minute Workout
Are you struggling to find the time to make use of that expensive gym membership you signed up to? By downloading 7 Minute Workout, you can do high intensity circuit training wherever you are — at home, in a hotel on holiday, anywhere!
It does what it says on the tin – each workout lasts just seven minutes, so if the thought of an hour on the treadmill fills you with dread, this could be the perfect option for you. There are 12 exercises to complete in 30-second intervals with 10 second breaks. Offering a flexible approach to exercise, it’s great if you’re looking to boost your fitness or lose weight.
4. Out of Milk
It can be difficult to manage a household, especially if you have a partner, and children, and other guests constantly nipping in and out. The grocery shop can be a nightmare. Whether it’s your partner finishing the milk without letting you know, or you both buying the same groceries, Out of Milk puts an end to your food shopping mishaps.
The app is great for creating lists that everyone in the house can have access to so that the list can be updated almost immediately, so you’ll never end up with 24 eggs and eight pints of milk again! The app is available on Android smartphones.
5. True Potential Investor
True Potential Investor is an app that gives you full oversight of your money. With it, you can put money aside and work towards meeting your financial aims.
Created by True Potential Investor, the app acts as a self-directed investment service that you can use to set yourself savings goals. You can invest your cash direct from the app and choose from a range of investment portfolios with differing levels of risk to find the level you’re most comfortable with*.
*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.