Βy now, there is literally an app for everything. From organizing your schedule and finances to tracking health and wellness data, you can basically keep your entire life organized on your smartphone.
Unfortunately, female-friendly apps are not often promoted or by default installed in most of the smart devices. Moonshot News did some digging and found 10 useful apps that women today might find particularly helpful in managing their busy lives, from their finances to workouts and everything in between.
Mint is one of the best budgeting apps for tracking all your spending. From balances and budgets to credit health and financial goals, your money essentials are now in one place. In addition to offering basic budgeting features, Mint also provides bill payment reminders, customized alerts when you’re over budget and a credit monitoring service. And it’s completely free.
If you’re looking for a good and easy to use to-do list app, one that works on all your devices, tracks your productivity, and lets you geek out on organizing and analyzing your life, Todoist is it. There’s a free version, which is very good, though the Premium level is absolutely the way to go. If you need an app to organize your tasks, Todoist will keep you happy and productive.
Keeping track of dozens of passwords – to online banking accounts, online retailers, subscription services, etc. – just isn’t possible without a password manager. LastPass offers a free tier (though with some limitations) and works across all major platforms and services. It’s extremely secure, which is why it is considered as one of the best password managers.
There are many dating apps out there, but Bumble stands out because it gives women the upper hand. Bumble works a lot like Tinder – if both people swipe right, it’s a match. However, its big difference is that in heterosexual pairings, women have to be the first one to send a message. And Bumble isn’t just for dating, either. You can make friends via Bumble BFF or do some professional networking on Bumble Bizz.
For women who love to cook – or just want to get the work done – the Buzzfeed brand Tasty has created an app to inspire your inner chef and attempt to put an end to indecisive eaters. It’s simple and easy to navigate, and gives you various options on how to follow a recipe every step of the way. Almost every recipe is headed up with a little video that shows the dish being made in super-fast motion. This makes the cooking experience much more interesting, even for women who do not particularly enjoy cooking.
Clue Period and Ovulation Tracker is recommended by many OB-GYNs to track your period and ovulation cycle. But Clue is more than a period tracker. The app also tracks other data about cramps, skin, hair and sleep. Its software analyzes those patterns to give you insight into your health and body. And hopefully, that means fewer surprises down the road.
Making mental health a priority is a challenge as we continue to navigate through a global pandemic and the anxiety that accompanies it. Meditation could prove helpful during this period. Headspace does cost money ($13 per month or $70 per year) but it’s worth it for getting access to a deep library of guided meditation courses and one-off segments focusing on specific situations like stress or anger.
If you consider yourself a book lover, you can download BookSloth – a mobile app to discover books and connect with other readers. There’s the normal tracking, rating and reviewing, but also monthly challenges and achievements to help gamify your reading.
Drink Water Reminder + Tracker
So many of us don’t drink enough water every day. This app helps you set daily goals and track them. It sends a ping to your phone reminding you it’s time to drink water. You can set the amount, the reminder schedule and even the reminder message.
And if you feel that is finally the time to start working out, Freeletics is ideal for fitting in a quick sweat. This app offers bodyweight workouts from five to 30 minutes – and if you pay for a coach (starting at $6.25/month), you also get a personalized training plan.