5 Cool And Useful Apps For Everyday Living

Our mobile phones have already become an important part of our lives. They have radically transformed the way we work and communicate with other people, making life (and all that comes with it) so much more convenient. And with the right apps, you can unlock your mobile phone’s full potential and use it to its full extent.

With the influx of apps being churned out by development companies today, there’s no shortage of them that can cater to your specific needs. It’s all in the matter of downloading the right ones. Here are five cool and useful apps that you can install to make everyday living easier.

#1 Sakay.ph
Commuters can now easily find their way to their destinations with the help of Sakay.ph. It’s a web service and app that provides commute routes for jeepneys, buses, and trains in Metro Manila. It’s like Google Maps or Waze  — but for commuting! First time commuters or direction noobs can breathe a sigh of relief as Sakay.ph also gives step-by-step transit directions so you won’t be lost on your way.

#2 Honestbee
Don’t you sometimes wish that someone would just buy your groceries for you? Yes? Then Honestbee is the app for you, Asia’s leading online concierge and delivery service. It lets you shop your groceries from its partner grocery stores while their trained concierge shoppers handpick your order and deliver it to you on the same day, within a one-hour window.

#3 Customfit
Fitness buffs will find a friend in CustomFit by Fitness First. This app acts as a digital training system designed to keep you healthy and fit while giving support and motivation. It also guides you through your workouts based on training preferences by providing written and video instructions, duration of exercise, number of reps completed and calories burnt. You can even create your own workout from its library that features over 800 exercises.

#4 Triplingo
TripLingo packs a punch in a slick, user-friendly interface. Perfect for international travelers, this app teaches you a foreign country’s greetings, oft-used phrases and even street slang. Currently, the app supports over 100 countries that include France, Germany, Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Mexico and Thailand. It also features a real-time translator, a currency converter and a culture guide — helping you overcome language and culture barriers for an easy, stress-free trip.

#5 Google Docs
For writers, a word processing software is basically their best friend. There’s a wide range of writing apps in the market to choose from such as Evernote, Ulysses and Scrivener but if you prefer a free, no-nonsense text editor reminiscent of Microsoft Word, Google Docs is the one for you. As long as you have a Gmail account, you can create, edit and share your documents on your phone — even without internet connection.

Ritchel Mendiola
Ritchel Mendiola

Ritchel Mendiola is a feature writer based in the Philippines. In addition to writing for Balikbayan Magazine, she is a news correspondent for Asian Journal News-Manila.

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