With a new year comes new stressors — not to mention the ones you’re carrying around from 2019. From finding a doctor when you just can’t get out of bed to securing a parking spot by your busy office, the hassles of daily life can get cumbersome.
Fortunately, some of your favorite companies have been outsourcing software development around the world to bring you the best apps to make your life a whole lot easier. Below, we’ve rounded up the top 12 apps for mitigating life’s stressors.
In need of a doctor but too sick to leave your home? Convenience is key with Doctor on Demand — you’ll have access to plenty of board-certified physicians, along with licensed psychologists and psychiatrists. You’ll be able to get an exam and diagnosis, all from the comfort of your own home.
Evernote is the answer to all your organizational woes. Store notes, links, and more in one place, and tag your items according to their theme or category. The visually-appealing layout makes the app especially fun to use.
With everything you have going on, it’s reasonable to feel stressed out. Headspace offers mindfulness and meditation exercises to help you clear your mind and relax. Themed sessions focused on sleep, anxiety, and more, guided meditations, and “SOS” exercises for moments of panic will help you find the peace and quiet you so sorely need.
Having trouble tracking down a family member or friend? Don’t despair! Life360 lets you share your location with trusted members of your immediate circle, letting you know stay apprised of everyone’s current and recent whereabouts. You can also find out if anyone’s phone is running low on battery, so you won’t worry if they don’t answer due to a dead device.
There’s a lot to keep track of when it comes to your finances, but fortunately, there’s an app for that. With Mint, you can access all your bills, credit card statements, and accounts in one place. You can also view your credit score, create budgets, and receive personally-tailored tips and alerts to help you manage your money.
Anyone who lives and drives in a major city knows what a nightmare parking can be. However, you can avoid the hassle of literally driving around in circles with Parking Panda. This app allows you to locate the best parking garages and lots near your destination in a couple of minutes. You can also do cost comparison and secure your spot ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about someone snagging it before you get there.
How often do you come across an article or video on Facebook but don’t have the time to read it immediately? Pocket lets you save content from anywhere, and you can read it even if you don’t have access to data or wifi. Plus, you can change font sizes and other formatting issues to make documents more readable.
Need help putting together your bookcase? Moving to a new apartment? TaskRabbit lets you outsource your most pressing home chores to local, low-cost providers — whether you need to mount your TV or deep-clean your home. “Taskers” can also sign up to find clients to make some quick cash.
9. Think Dirty
Think Dirty is the perfect app for the health-conscious. Simply scan the barcode of a care product via the app, and you’ll find out all the ingredients, including those that might be suspicious for some reason. Some labels can be misleading, so this app will let you know if the product is, for example, truly organic.
Who among us hasn’t found him or herself way too oversubscribed to newsletters and other digital content you once thought you might read regularly — but delete every day? Unroll.me helps you sift through the mess and present the news and emails you really want to read in an organized layout, without letting anything important fall through the cracks.
Any commuter who drives to work knows how annoying unexpected traffic jams can be. But with Waze, you’ll rarely encounter those obstacles. Other drivers alert you to accidents, detours, and more in realtime, so you’ll know about potential delays before you even leave the house and be able to take steps to avoid them.
With Wunderlist, you’ll be able to keep track of all of your to-do lists in one place, no matter what their content or theme is. You can set due dates of various items and get reminders along the way, as well as share your lists with others. The app also lets you sync your lists across devices to facilitate even greater organization.
With these 12 apps, you’ll be well-equipped to roll into 2020 with ease. Here’s to a healthier, happier, more organized you!