In 2017, Android smartphone users were able to choose among 2.8 million available apps. Apple’s App store offered 2.2 million. Finding the ones that add value to your daily life is a wonderful, but often times overwhelming, part of the modern technology landscape.
I’ve talked about a lot of apps on our blog this year, and thought it might be helpful to highlight some of the ones that I enjoyed most. I encourage everyone to explore and find their own favorites—there is literally something for everyone out there. But here are four that I found especially useful.
While there are plenty of terrific options for cloud storage, Google Photos for iPhone and Android is, in my book, the handiest. It offers unlimited storage, and allows you to find, sort, and share your photos easily, freeing up space on your device for other things.
To truly jazz up my photos and videos, I adore Apple Clips for iPhone. I use it to make fun, short video clips, to which I can add text, filters, emojis, and more. It’s easy to use, and it really lets you get creative.
I’m a big fan of apps that help you stay organized. My current favorite is Todoist for Android and iPhone. It’s the most comprehensive and user-friendly app I’ve found for keeping track of everything from errands I need to run to saving receipts to making a grocery list. You can even sync the app with your favorite calendar.
And while you’re out and about, here’s how you can make your steps count: try the Charity Miles tracker app for Android and iPhone. As you accumulate steps, the app converts them into matching donations from corporate sponsors to more than 40 charities you select from.
It would be easy to go on and on, with apps for news, weather, shopping—you name it. The options are pretty much endless! Don’t hesitate to dive in and try a few of your own.