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Apps That Will Make You More Useful

Here are lists of cool and useful apps that will encourage you to be more active

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Let’s admit it: We all enjoy lazing around on our beds doing absolutely nothing. With a bag of Doritoz, a tall glass of orange juice and an unlimited access to the Internet, you’re already set for a useless weekend. But when boredom hits the fan, and you’ve finished the whole season of Game Of Thrones, why don't you try these apps that will make you as useful as Kylie Jenner’s lips.

Productivity Apps:

  1. Toggl

Toggl is the best app to keep your tasks in-check, and it’s very easy to use. Toggl has a simple interface and splits your goal into several tasks, which will enable you to focus on the important once. Also, this app will force you to manage your time very well. It will enable you to start a time counter so you can track how much time you've spent in one task.

  1. Stayfocusd

When you have a whole list of things to do, but then you tell yourself you’ll quickly check your social media notifications, 5hrs later, you have accomplished 0 from your list. Instead of checking all the boxes from your list, you’ve spent hours surfing in the Internet. That is what we call procrastination, but luckily, Stayfocusd is the radical solution to that. Stayfocusd is a plug-in for Chrome that will literally make you stay focused on the task at hand. Once the time you set for websites you want yourself prevent from visiting runs out, there will be no other way to check that website again… until the next day.

  1. Google Calendar

Google calendar is the best app to help you organize the things you have planned out for the whole month. It synchronizes your entries with your e-mail accounts as well as divides them into separate activities: for business, cultural life, studying and anything you wish for.

  1. Dropbox

Dropbox is a helpful tool to keep your photos, files and other documents stored in one place. So if you find yourself bored on a Saturday afternoon, why don’t you try organizing your digital files into Dropbox?

Fitness Apps:

  1. Itreadmill

If you want to be a little more active, then we suggest you download the Itreadmill app. You don’t have to be necessarily on a treadmill to use this app, but you can simply walk around your house and the app will track the distance you covered. It also includes a calorie counter and a pacer for setting speed goals. So even if you’re just staying indoors, you’ll still feel pretty active as you lose calories from walking up and down the stairs.

  1. Fitbit

Fitbit is the perfect app to push you to do more activities outdoors or even in the comfort of your own home. It tracks your daily activities, so you’ll definitely want to see more than just watching an episode of The Walking Dead into your Fitbit app.

  1. FitStar

No equipment is required for this fitness app, which means there’s also no excuse not to get in shape. Instead of stuffing your face with a bag of Lays, why not try out this app. When you first use the app, it runs you through a fitness test so that when you get rolling with your workout plan, you start at an intensity level that's right for you.

  1. Strava

This app will boost your competitive spirit and drag you out of bed. Strava lets you look at a long list of strangers on the leaderboard that keep track of the routes they have taken during their runs. This app allows you to compete with them to get the best score!

Apps For Outdoors:

  1. Leafsnap

Don’t waste your weekend playing video games indoors, try going out and get some sun on that Dracula skin. And while you’re at it, might as well learn a thing or two. Leafsnap app allows you to learn about plants and flowers by simply taking photos of them. This is interactive field guide developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institute by taking a photo of leaves, fruit or bark against a sheet of white paper.

  1. Merlin Bird

If your curious as to what kind of bird is chirping outside your window, Merlind Bird ID helps you solve the mystery. First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, it reveals the list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird!

  1. Geocaching

This might be the most fun app of all because who doesn’t love treasure hunting? Geocaching is a hide-and-seek activity that’s fun for all ages. GPS coordinates lead players to hidden caches of tokens and small items in this satellite-led scavenger hunt. With over 2.5 million spots listed globally, the free Geocaching.com app on iOS, Android and Windows devices can help you find local loot.

  1. Star Walk

If you find yourself bored at night, try watching the stars. Not only is it relaxing but also, if you download Star Walk, your night can turn out more interesting than you thought. Star Walk is an interactive astronomy guide that shows celestial objects in the exact positions on the sky above you, providing detailed information about them. It helps anyone even remotely interested in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any object, rewind or fast-forward the time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps users understand amazing cosmic phenomena. Now, that’s pretty useful!

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