Useful applications for an easier life

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By Nadia Hussein & translation by Dina Amir

Applications, whether on your smartphone, or your tablet can organize your duties, in a way that will save you time, and effort.

Some apps might seem for fun, but some of them are designed this way so you won’t get bored easily, and their real goal could be educational.  Yaoota’s list will provide you with some beneficial apps that will help you organize your duties, find the most affordable and convenient places for accommodation and restaurants when you’re abroad. Some apps will teach you useful, enjoyable new things. Even if you’re a housewife, these apps will make your life easier, and it will provide you with cooking tips, and recipes from all over the world. These apps will boost your productivity, yet it’s free. Hope you enjoy them.

Trello

trello

If you’re a manager, and you’ve a crew and you need to manage the work in the least possible time, yet accurately or if your work is about certain steps that each one of your crew should go through, and you need to make sure that everyone is doing their work efficiently, then this app is perfect for you.

This app will arrange your work easily, and accurately. You can manage your work and a whole team through this app. You can create different working teams, and share media files, and documents with them. The different groups that you create, you can manage the privacy of each and every one of them, and you can choose who to add in this group, besides the work you want to share with them.  You can even manage your private monthly shopping or even your daily workout. Everything is manageable with Trello.

For android, download from google play.

For iOS, download from iTunes 

Duolingo

Duolingo

If you want to learn a new language, in an easy and enjoyable way, try Duolingo.

 Duolingo is your new way to learning languages, in an engaging interesting way. It will make you fluent in any new language you’re learning, with the least effort, as if you’re playing and learning at the same time. You can learn all the popular languages, English, French, Spanish, German, and much more. Learning is fun when it comes to Duolingo. Any language is divided into levels, and you’re placed in the right level according to your score in listening, speaking, writing, and reading tests, with some tips to help you go through the test without facing any difficulties. You can put a daily goal for yourself, so you can be enthusiastic on a daily basis, which allows you to monitor your performance. You can share your progress on Linkedin. It’s like a game, each level you reach makes you even more excited to reach the next one. Lingot is the virtual currency of this world; each time you achieve something on Duolingo, they reward you, and you can buy something from Duolingo market.

For android, download from google play

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

Canva

With minimal effort and time, you can create a professional design. This is the main added value of Canva.

It will help you create designs that are pretty close to how professional designs look like, just by following easy and quick steps; you will be shown how to use the app, the moment you open the app.  Your designs will look professional and magnificent. You will be able to use more than million pictures, graphs, and other media that Canva will provide you with, to make sure you’re satisfied. You can do everything, from writing a sentence on a picture, up to very sophisticated designs. This app contains lots of creative designs that you can use, and share on social media, as Facebook, and Instagram.

For iOS, download from iTunes.

You can also use their  website.

Mint

If you always forget when to pay your bills, or you even forget what’s your monthly budget. Mint will remind you, and everything will be more organized.

Your budget is very important, especially if you’re married or living alone, as you need to know how to manage it well so you can live a stable, happy life. This app will compare your monthly expenses to the previous months; according to the income that you provide to the app, it will compare the expense rate. You can provide the app with the budget for the month, and the app will let you know when you’re spending too much.  If you’re willing to, the app can track your spending through your Credit card, or through manual entries. It will also remind you when it’s time to pay your mobile bills, electricity, water, and anything you ask for the app to remind you about.

For android, download from  google play.

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

Instructables

Instructables app

If you like to create manual things, which are easy, and yet can impress your friends since you made it easily, then give this app a try and you won’t regret it.

It’s a perfect app to teach you how to make manual things. It provides you with lots of tutorials and tips to make everything easier. You will find all kind of manual things, like recipes, handiworks and DIY. You can even create a key to your home that works with your fingerprint EASILY that might seem difficult, or impossible, but the tutorials will show you the easy steps to do this. It’s worth trying. The app encourages you to share whatever you made on social media.  You can add pictures and impress everyone.

For android, download from google play

For iOS, download from iTunes.

Airbnb

airbnb

If you travel a lot, and you want to save money, find the best service, find affordable housing, invest, or even host tourists. Then Airbnb is made for you.

If you’re planning to travel, or to invest in tourism, you need to get that application. It helps you rent houses to tourists and even find a descent house to rent if you travel abroad. This app covers around 192 countries from all over the world. You can easily create a page, and display the house that you want to rent so any tourist can check it if they’re coming to your city, and looking for a decent place to stay.

Usually, you know the credibility of a certain house, from the reviews of the people who visited it; they share with you, their opinion about the house, the facility, and the whole experience.  You can also look for the price that you can afford, and compare the alternatives, so you can make the best decision.

For android, download from google play.

For iOS, download from iTunes.

Feedly

feedly

If you want to be updated with the latest news, and important articles in different fields, or if you want to group all the sites that you want to check out and even categorize them the way you want, then this app is perfect for you.

It’s really nice to find everything you want to read grouped in one place, including the daily news, blogs, and articles you want to read. You can also save whatever you want on Pocket app, and you can share what you’ve read on twitter, Facebook, Google+, and even your personal email. The app has many amazing features, which will make your life easier, by saving you time and effort. The app will notify you of the new articles, and news on your favorite websites. It will also introduce you to new websites related to your field of interest.  You can add YouTube channels, the same way you add your favorite websites. The app is very organized. You can create a tag, where you can drag under it the articles that you want to save. You can categorize your favorite websites, like tech, education, tourism, travel, design, etc.

For android, download from google play.

For iOS, download from iTunes.

Pocket

save to pocket

This app will gather all your favorite websites, so you don’t lose any of them. You can also connect this app to any device, even a mobile.

You won’t need to add anything to your browser’s favorite’s list, which might put you at a risk of losing the data if you updated the version, or you didn’t register with your email address in Google chrome. This app will save your favorite websites, their links, videos, and any other stuff on the internet. You can add this app to google chrome, download it on all your devices, and you will be able to access any of the websites, articles, and videos that you saved easily, even if you’re not in the same place where the device is.

For android, download from  google play.

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

Quickvoice

If you need to record voice notes, whether long or short, this app will be useful for you especially that you can send them by email.

There’re many apps that do the same thing, so we picked two, one for android, and the other for iOS. The app is simple; it records your voice notes quickly, in case you don’t want to forget about something, or you have no time to write it down. You can also you use in a job interview, or when you interview someone for an article. It can be beneficial if you want to record important lectures. Even if you want to record a song on the radio, this will make it easier.

For android, download from  google play.

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

Allrecipes

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

It’s always hectic to decide what to cook on a daily basis; the good thing is you can find thousands of recipes here.

You will find around 50 thousand affordable recipes for a quick and easy lunch. If you know the ingredients you have at home, you can type these ingredients, and it will show you the dishes that you can prepare with them. Searching the app and preparing the dishes is easy. You will see many reviews, recipes, and pictures of more than 30 million participants all over the world. If you don’t know how to cook, this app will make your adventure more enjoyable. Most of the ingredients of the recipes are available in Egypt, not like many apps that tell you about recipes that contain unavailable ingredients in Egypt.

For android, download from  google play.

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

HP ePrint

Sometimes we need to print documents, this app will allow you to print, wherever and whenever you need to print, as long as the printer is wireless.

We often need to print document picture from a mobile or a tablet directly without having to put it on your laptop first. Using HP ePrint will allow you to print pictures from Instagram, emails, and even web pages. The printed documents/media will be organized without any problems. You can use this app in a few easy steps.

Printers that support this service: HP, Officejet  , LaserJet .

For android, download from  google play.

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

MyScript Calculator – Handwriting Calculator

This app will solve your mathematical problems easily and quickly. The app’s calculations are credible.

Write your complicated and simple mathematical problems with your own handwriting, as if you’re writing on a piece of paper; then this app will recognize what you wrote, and provide you with the correct answer. It encodes the numbers and symbols into certain digital patterns that it’s designed to solve easily and quickly.

For android, download from google play.

For iOS, download from  iTunes.

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