Navigating the App Store can be overwhelming. After all, it offers more than 2.1 million different apps to choose from. So how are we supposed to navigate all of them? The Verge has reported that for the first time in its history, the App Store is actually shrinking. It has been pared down to focus on quality apps, which is great, but that is still a lot of options to go through. There’s no shortage of apps available at your fingertips, but these three can help you streamline your life and take some stress off your shoulders.
Have you ever wanted to track your habits? Now you can with Done. This app is a simple habit tracker that helps you create healthy routines by goal setting and tracking your progress along the way. You can track multiple habits daily, including your workouts, how often you drink water, meditation sessions, cups of coffee and even how early you wake up each morning. Done provides a picture of your habits where you can see your progress at a glance to make building new habits more attainable and quitting old habits achievable. The app also allows you to create reminders so that you can send yourself motivating messages, and you can keep notes in the journal feature to write about your habits and goals for the year ahead.
We all want to boost our focus and be more present, and thanks to the Forest app, we can easily work on both. Forest is a gamified app that can help you put down your phone more often and focus on what matters, whether you are studying at the library, working at the office or having an intimate dinner with friends. Simply “plant a tree” when you want to focus and over time the virtual tree will grow. Eventually, you will have a virtual forest. And, the Forest app team partners with a real tree-planting organization called Trees for the Future that plants trees around the globe. To date, Trees for the Future and Forest have planted 340,494 trees.
Smart home technology is more present than ever before. In fact, according to recent research conducted by Voicebot.ai, 47.3 million adults in the United States have access to a smart speaker. That is about 20 percent of the U.S. population or nearly one in five people. With the growth of these sort of technologies, we also see the growth and widespread use of connectivity apps. With applications like the Lorex Home app, knowing your home is safe is easier than ever. The app connects with your Lorex home security system via your smartphone or favorite smart device. With the Lorex Home app you can check in on your home security cameras from anywhere. Its interface is easy to use and gives you 24/7 access to live or recorded video.
From creating healthy routines to being more present to having peace of mind, there's an app that will help you breathe easier and make your life a little less stressful.