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6 Useful Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

Mitch Avatar By: Mitch | Last updated October 25, 2022

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Smartphones are a highly debated topic across every field you can think of. Many people view it as a bad thing, yet even more people just keep on using their phones. The truth is, as always, somewhere in the middle in a very complex shade of gray.  There are a lot of good things about smartphones, but there are a lot of bad things about smartphones. The important thing is to educate people on how to use their phones, especially kids.

There are many wonderful apps that can make your life easier with the help of your phone. It is important to be responsible and use your phone for good, not mindless scrolling. This, of course, is not an individual’s fault that they are trapped in the cycle of mindless scrolling. Phones and many of these apps are made to be addictive, thus you can not blame them. However, it is possible to use your phone for good with these 6 useful apps.

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1. Coupon apps

It sounds surreal and like a scam, but you can save money for free with the help of some apps. You can find apps that offer you discounts on something specific, like medication. The best thing is, these apps are completely free and you can save a lot of money on medication. The prices of lifesaving drugs are insane in the US for no good reason, they just want your money. 

But, with these discounts, you will be able to buy the medication you need while not making a financial sacrifice. There is no reason why insulin shots should cost more than a few dollars, yet they cost hundreds of dollars. This is just pure greed, even with a discount, big pharma companies still make a profit.

2. Maps

Whether you are visiting a new city or you are in your home city, maps are very useful. These apps are made to be intuitive so everyone can use them and orientate in space. Google maps are the best for a reason in this category of useful apps. These maps are pretty simple to use and you can see so much more than just locations around you.

You have reviews at your disposal and you have very good navigation and route maker. Google maps offer the best directions and they offer multiple options whether you plan on walking, driving, or taking public transport. You will be surprised how easy it can be to be in a new city when you know how to use Google maps.

3. Calorie tracker

If you are on a diet or just want to know more about what you are eating, calorie trackers are the app for you. There are plenty of these useful calorie trackers and more are developing as we speak. There are even apps that can analyze your meal by taking a picture of it. These apps usually offer much more than just telling you how many calories are in front of you. They will also give you tips on how to balance your meals and help you reach or restrict calorie intake.

4. Menstrual cycle tracker

Most women already know about these apps and they are a lifesaver. Even if you think everything is ok down there, it is important to keep track of it. There is no reason why you should memorize your cycles and keep them only in memory. These trackers are not just for following your cycle but also for the pattern and the deeper meaning. These trackers are especially important if you are having irregular cycles, these apps can only help you.

5. Addiction helper

Battling an addiction on your own is very hard, everyone who went through it can agree with that. This is why it is important to go through this with the help of others in order to fight off this addiction. 

During this trip of quitting an addiction, you will face a lot of challenges that can be quite overwhelming. There are many apps that will be the reminder that you need during this fight among the people that are close to you. Just think about it, how would you like to help out someone that is going through an addiction?

6. Scientific apps

Everyone has a calculator on their phone, but do you have a good calculator on your phone? There are many impressive calculator apps that will be a lifesaver whenever you need to do some math. If you are an astronomy nerd, there are a lot of apps that track celestial movements. 

If you are a chemistry nerd, besides the periodic table of elements, there are apps that will help you with other branches of chemistry. There is no reason why your phone should not be a powerful toolbox. There are plenty of ways you can make your phone into a very useful gadget for all your scientific challenges.

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These 6 useful apps were selected on the premise of being useful to everyone. Everyone can find something useful in these 6 types of apps and use them for something good. If it were not for phones, there would be a lot of mundane things we would struggle with today. However, phones should be used for just that, solving mundane problems and making life easier. 

Besides that, your phone is one of the biggest sources of knowledge that currently exists and it keeps evolving. It is important to educate people about responsible phone usage and make big companies take responsibility for making phones addictive. By fulfilling these two goals, it is possible to turn phones into something that can only benefit mankind.