I find myself having a hard time doing multiple tasks in a day. I don’t know if it still is the college mentality sticking with me or if I am just lazy. It may be a little bit of both, but I’ve found these awesome apps to be helpful when it comes to getting things done.
Start Working Out on the Reg
ClassPass is a fitness app that will introduce you to new classes in your city, for $79 a month; users can access the largest network of fitness studios. The monthly membership lets you create workout routines that work for you and your schedule. Try anything from Yoga, cycling, and beginning kickboxing to circuit training or barre class. Discover what moves you by taking as many classes per month as you’d like, up to 3x per month at the same studio.
When I first moved to Austin, this App was the best. It was the perfect way to introduce myself to workout studios around the city. I was hesitant about committing hundreds of dollars to one barre studio or yoga center without knowing if I enjoyed it. The App allows you to schedule your classes in advance and plan out the week with the easy-to-use booking tool.
The catch – you have to cancel 12 hours in advance or else you’ll get fined. If you schedule sunrise yoga, but your bed is just too comfy to leave, remember the fine is $20. Constantly canceling last minute will add up fast, which in turn makes you get out of bed.
ClassPass is the first app that made me commit to my workout routine (I have tried many). Download it for free and then sign up for your membership.
Level is a new addition to my phone, but non-the-less it is one of my favorites. My roommate, also named Maddi (confusing I know), is an avid Today Show viewer, and there is a segment that talks about the best new apps. She always passes along her discoveries to me. This is one of them.
Level calls itself “The Mobile Money Meter.” Level automatically updates spendable cash as you make purchases each day, providing a simple, real-time picture of how you’re doing in order to keep up with your budget goals.
My favorite functionality is the planning page. Level seamlessly and automatically tracks cash flow, bills and income. It tells me what I should be saving, and what I can afford to spend. When Level lays out my finances right in front of me, it is much easier to manage my money.
Learn a New Language
Learning a new language is probably not at the top of everyone’s to-do list, but just in case you are interested you should download Duolingo. Duolingo is a fun and free app that helps users learn a new language quickly. Each lesson is short and includes a variety of speaking, listening, translation, and multiple-choice challenges.
My boyfriend’s family is from Mexico, and unfortunately I took French in school. When I go to dinner at his house, I feel like a toddler lacking the proper communication skills, wide-eyed and confused only able to say a few choice words – “Si” or “Gracias” or “Novia.”
I’ll probably be stuck with this guy for a while, so I am dedicating some time to learn his native language. Besides it’s a good excuse to study something new, and this app has made it incredibly easy.
Find Cheap Flights
One of the harder parts of being an adult is finding the cash to travel. Buying plane tickets are expensive, and saving up for your Christmas flight home takes determination and planning.
Thank the goodness for Hopper. Hopper tells you when to fly and buy. By tracking your dates, departure and arrival locations, it can score you the lowest fares. The data-driven advice shows you the cheapest time to fly, and how to save more by switching travel dates or airports. Push notifications keep you posted about the instant price drops, and before they’re about to rise.
What is your favorite app? Comment below.
Always, Maddi B.