Transform your smartphone into an all-round life management system with these five apps. Designed to save you time and reduce your stress levels, these are must-haves if you’re looking to get organised with minimal effort:
True Potential Investor
Unfortunately, managing our investments can often take a back seat with groceries, bills and mortgages to pay – but it doesn’t have to be that way. The True Potential Investor app has been created by stocks and share ISA provider True Potential Investor to help you effectively manage your income better.
The self-directed investment service allows you to set goals, work out how much you’ll need to set aside to achieve it and invest your cash direct from the app. You can select from a range of investment portfolios with differing levels of risk to help you meet your investment goals*.
*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.
Organisation is not everyone’s strong point and often, no matter how hard you try, you’re still left with a pile up of documents and paperwork. For you, there’s 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.
It is also handy for networking, as it will automatically turn scanned business cards into a contact on your device and retrieve additional data from LinkedIn.
Out of Milk
Food shopping mishaps can be annoying, whether it’s your partner finishing the milk without letting you know or you both buying the same groceries for the week. Out of Milk aims to overcome this by allowing you to create virtual shopping lists that can be shared with others so everyone is shopping from the same list. They’ll be able to add their own groceries to it and check off any that they buy. Your list will update almost instantly, so you’ll never end up with 24 eggs and eight pints of milk again!
Opening your door to a cold living room on a winter’s night is not what you need after a tiring day. The Hive Active Heating app aims to put a stop to this through controlling your heating remotely – meaning you can turn your heating on at the office before you head home. 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.
7 Minute Workout
This app allows you to fit in an effective workout, even if your schedule is jam packed. The 7 Minute Workout does what it says on the tin; each workout lasts just seven minutes. It has been designed with the inspiration of a high intensity circuit, 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.