Mobile apps make everyday life easier

It is estimated that in 2020 the apps will bill around 90,000 million euros. And with this, around 5 million jobs will be created. This growth does not come by magic. Applications (the professionals who develop them) are becoming more specialized and increasingly concerned with the needs of users. To create attractive content, to improve usability and functionalities so that the experience is as optimal as possible. And also so that these apps become more and more “essential”.

And you just have to look at our Smartphone. The vast majority of the apps that we have installed, if they are still there, it is because we use them. And if they don’t convince us, we end up eliminating them. According to Localytics, 23% of downloaded apps are used only once. And not only that, almost half are uninstalled the same month they were downloaded. Well, those that survive, is because in one way or another they facilitate the tasks of our day today. Either in the workplace or personal, because they optimize our time, amuse us, or entertain us.

In our post today we have inspected the Smartphone of Sara, a colleague who works in marketing (she is not an app marketer lover like us, but she does use them), to see how many applications she has installed. We will see which of them he uses daily, from the moment he gets up until he goes to bed. Apps that she uses without thinking, as an extension of herself. Let’s go there!

Sara wakes up and while having breakfast she checks the weather, lets it rain and she doesn’t have an umbrella. Meanwhile, he checks when the next bus passes and hurries, the next one passes in 11 minutes! During the journey, he puts on his helmets to listen to Leonard Cohen, who died a few days ago and wants to pay tribute to him. Meanwhile, he does a quick reading of the received emails. Arrives at work and organizes the day’s tasks, makes a video call, checks social networks, takes a look at the statistics, makes a couple of reports … Everything under control.

An app for everything: ordering food, organizing trips, watching series, chatting …

Time to eat! Sara likes Japanese and orders food from the office. She ends her day and goes to have a drink with a friend. Together they choose a destination for a weekend getaway. They choose where to sleep and what places to visit. And they share it on social networks to give envy. Then he comes home and goes for a half-hour run. After dinner, he says good night to his family group and, to sleep, he plays the last episode of his favorite series. And so one day ends. His day, and also that of many.

How many apps do you think Sara has used? According to a study, we usually have an average of 30 apps installed, and of all of them, we use about 14. To see how many she has used, we are going to review that day and check it quickly.

To wake up there are many apps like Wave Alarm or Alarmy for Android, Free Alarm Clock, or Alarm Clock Plus for Apple. Many are already pre-installed on our devices. They wake us up (or put us to bed) with pleasant sounds, relaxing music, or our favorite songs. To see the time there are so many that we would never finish. Some of the most popular are AccuWeather, The Weather Channel, or Forecast.

If afterward, we check when the next bus passes, the safest thing is that you have another app installed on metropolitan transport in your city. During the commute to work, we usually listen to music. And surely you have one of these applications installed: Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube, or Musically. If you also take the opportunity to check your mail, you will have at least the apps of your mail servers such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo …

At work, apps to organize tasks, monitor data, or make reports

If you make video calls at work, there are apps like Facebook Messenger, Viber, Skype, or Hangouts. Also, to organize your homework, like Sara, you may have an app like Trello, Basecamp, Post-it, or Wunderlis. All allow you to create, organize, assign, and share to-do lists with other users. As for social networks, in addition to having installed those to which we belong ( Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat …), there are many apps that monitor the social networks of all customers, download statistics, make reports, or schedule publications, among other things. Sprout Social, Hootsuite or  Buffer, are some of the most used.

Like Sara, it’s time to eat and you feel like Japanese. There are apps such as Just Eat, Orders now, or Come now, through which it is possible to order food at home in restaurants near our location. On the other hand, and if we are, for example, pizza lovers, there are specific apps such as Telepizza or Dominoes. A fact: in the US, 25% of people have at least one food app installed on their devices.

If you later organize a weekend getaway and start looking for the best plan, you may have apps like Atrápalo, eDreams, or Booking. And also specific to each transport such as those of Vueling, Ryanair, Alsa or Renfe. To sleep, it will depend on what type of trip you want, but there are countless apps that you have surely used at some time, such as Airbnb, Hotels.com, or Trivago. And is that like Sara, 42% of people in the world use mobile phones to plan their trips.

Now we are on to the final stage of Sara’s day, which is going to play sports for a little while. Well, for that, and depending on your favorite activity, there are many apps. We highlight some such as Runtastic, RunKeeper, Strava, or Endomondo. All of them allow us to know the calories we lose and the route we have done, plan the best training, we can talk with other users, or know at what minimum or maximum speed we have gone.

It goes without saying about all the instant messaging apps that we use to talk with friends or family, as in the case of Sara. Surely one of these has on your Smartphone: Telegram, WhatsApp, or Line. And it is almost time to go to sleep to fall asleep, you see a movie? You can download the apps from the television networks themselves or others like Netflix, Atresplayer. And so on to infinity and beyond.

Well, up to here an ordinary day of any person. Without a doubt Sara, as if it were us, has used more than 14 apps. Can you imagine that suddenly they no longer exist and they disappear? As if the mobile-only served, as a few years ago, to make and receive calls. Would we get used to it or would a pro apps revolution take place?

Best scanning app for android

There are times when users need to scan a document but do not have a conventional printer or scanner to do so. This problem can be solved using a notes app to write down everything that appears in a document. However, users also have an easier option: scan the document from a phone. There are many specific applications for users to scan a document’s content through a photo and then convert it to text rendering formats such as PDF, Doc, or Docx.Continue Reading

How to read WhatsApp messages with WhatsRemoved+ that has been deleted

You want to read those messages that have been deleted from WhatsApp by contact and then stay in this post because here we will tell you how to do it. So now, you will be able to know the content of the messages that were deleted. A few months ago, WhatsApp added a new update in which it is allowed to delete the messages that we have sent by mistake. Now you can all those messages. For this, we will use an application called WhatsRemoved+. With this app, you will be able to know what that deleted message from WhatsApp said.

How does WhatsRemoved+ app work?

WhatsRemoved+ reads the notifications, but as specified in terms of service of this application, no data is collected to market it or use it for profit. Its use is limited to detecting when the message is deleted. That is, WhatsRemoved+ detects when someone deletes a WhatsApp message, an image, or any other file and saves them. If someone has sent and deleted the file very quickly without your phone downloading it, it may not have been saved. The configuration that we have in our messaging application also influences.

Now you can recover WhatsApp messages that have deleted your contacts. The application is extremely intuitive and very fluid, making it ideal for most of the users who use the application. Here we will explain how to configure it so that you have it ready to use. Before continuing, you should know that this application will only work with deleted messages after installing the application, as it will not be able to recover messages that have been deleted before installation.

Download and install WhatsRemoved+ on your phone

Download the WhatsRemoved+ application. For this at the top, we will leave you a link that will take you directly to the application so that you can download it. Before installing the application, we recommend that you have your WhatsApp configured so that you can download files automatically, this to increase the effectiveness of the application.

Configure WhatsRemoved+ to recover deleted WhatsApp messages

Configuring WhatsRemoved+ is extremely simple. We just have to open it, permit it to read the notifications, and wait for WhatsApp messages to arrive. The person who sends them deletes them, of course.

Based on notifications, WhatsRemoved+ will only work with those messages that we have not seen, so it will not work with content that we have already seen. That is, it only intercepts notifications. You can save all messages, video, audio, and image files that have been deleted.

Advantages of WhatsRemoved+

The application has no cost. It is totally free. WhatsRemoved+ does not share or save your WhatsApp messages with anyone or commercial purposes. The messages will only be saved on your phone so that the application can work. In the latest version of the application, a file detection system has been incorporated that does not need access messages.

Disadvantages of WhatsRemoved+

If someone has sent and deleted the file very quickly without your phone downloading it, it may not have been saved. Another major drawback of the application is that you won’t know who sent it to you even if you save the files as a photo or voice memo. Another disadvantage, if we want to see it as such, are the ads. Such ads only appear when you select to view a deleted message. If the deleted messages cannot be detected, they will not be displayed.

As you can see, it is an extremely useful and very fashionable application, you can download it, install it, and start using it right now.

The 10 best apps to improve habits

Joining a gym, starting a diet, quitting smoking, sleeping the hours that play … We start almost every year making these promises to ourselves, but the day to day leaves us little time to devise ways to consolidate these purposes.

In this context, the mobile phone market has offered its users all kinds of applications that are focused on making all this much easier, helping people to create and above all establish new healthy lifestyle habits.

But, among all the options, which are the best? In order to find the one that best suits your profile and needs, in today’s article we offer you a selection of the 10 best apps to improve lifestyle habits.

What are the best apps to improve habits?

This compilation has been prepared to take into account the scientific validity of what it presents, its effectiveness, ease of use, adaptation to the profile of each user, entertainment it offers, how careful the visual aspect is, and many other factors. Here is a selection of the 10 best apps to create and establish healthy lifestyle habits.

  1. Meyo

Meyo is an app that, since its launch in early 2020, has completely revolutionized the market thanks to a revolutionary commitment: to be an app. In this sense, Meyo can be understood as an assistant focused on creating and establishing life habits in everything we understand as health, from taking care of the body to maintaining a healthy mind.

Meyo, which has had the first round of investment of about 1 million euros, has been created by a team of psychologists and other top-level professionals who have created all kinds of content that help users improve their lifestyle while obviously having fun.

The app offers videos, exercise routines, personalized diets, voiceovers (similar to psychological therapy), meditations, games, advice, and even short films (some of which have won Oscars) that exemplify the topics covered.

Meyo, with all this, seeks that the user is the owner and lord of their physical and emotional health, establishing positive habits and eliminating negative ones. Eat healthily, play sports, stop smoking, sleep better, escape stress, take care of relationships with loved ones, promote sexuality, perform better at work, lose weight, increase muscle mass, encourage responsible consumption, overcome addictions … The app tracks your evolution and motivates you to continue taking care of your body and mind.

Its first users are affirming that the app is helping them a lot to create new healthy habits and to introduce and consolidate them in their new life and that. In addition, to its design, ease of use, and entertainment it offers. It is very entertaining and rewarding.

  • You can download Meyo for Android and for iOs.
  1. Loop

Loop is one of the best applications to fulfill your purposes and consolidate new healthy lifestyle habits. This app allows the user to monitor their progress in detail, being able to create “goals” and analyze how they are being achieved.

The application consists of a calendar in which the user can say if he is achieving his daily goals: sleep the necessary hours, meditate, play sports, eat fruit … Whatever he decides. Loop motivates the user to meet their goals and see if they are really consolidating their new habits.

  1. HabitShare

As its name suggests, HabitShare is based on sharing with whoever we decide (basically family and friends) our progress in creating and establishing new healthy lifestyle habits.

This app allows you to design reminders to have something that “forces” you to do your best, create a calendar with the goals you set for yourself and create a list of contacts (of your choice) that can see how you evolve and progress. With your loved ones supporting you, everything is much easier.

  1. Habit Tracker

Habit Tracker is an app designed to create and consolidate healthy lifestyle habits and also to abandon bad ones. The user simply has to indicate the habit they want to introduce (or eliminate) from their life and mark how often they must comply with it, that is, eat fruit three times a day or go to the gym twice a week, for example.

From there, the app generates a calendar in which we manually indicate whether or not we are fulfilling our purposes. This makes it easy to track your progress.

  1. Habitify

Habitify is an app that is committed to simplicity. It consists of a kind of diary in which we indicate what habits we want to consolidate (or eliminate) in our life. And we will simply mark on the calendar whether or not we are achieving our goals.

The app has a monitoring section in which it offers us, in the form of a graph and, therefore, in a very visual way, a vision of how we are progressing.

  1. Quitzilla

His name is perfect. Quitzilla focuses on precisely that: “quit” bad habits, that is, abandon them. Although it is not designed to consolidate new habits. It is one of the best tools if what we want is to stop smoking. Spend less on clothes and whims, eat fewer pastries, gamble less, play fewer video games … Whatever.

The app allows the user to track how he is doing with the abandonment of these negative habits and motivates him to continue giving the best version of himself since it offers him trophies when he achieves his goals.

  1. Todoist

Todoist is an Android application and one of the most useful when setting reminders on the calendar. So it can also be used to consolidate (or eliminate) specific lifestyle habits. Its strong point is that, organizing the tasks well. It saves us time when it comes to achieving our purposes.

In addition, it allows you to keep track of how you are evolving, that is, whether or not you fulfill the pending tasks, and offers the user the possibility of creating shared projects with friends or whoever we want so that altogether you can motivate yourself to continue.

  1. Habit

Habitica is an app that is based on the concept of gamification, that is, turning something traditionally considered boring into a game. Duolingo is a clear example of this, which has made learning a language incredibly fun and rewarding.

This app does the same but with the scope of introducing new healthy habits into our lives. The user only has to select what their goals and purposes are and from there the app offers games and all kinds of content so that achieving what they want is simple and fun, keeping the user motivated and rewarding them with experience in achieving them.

  1. HabitHub

HabitHub is another app with a simple but effective design that allows you to track and monitor the achievement of new healthy lifestyle habits. The application allows you to track the calendar and see, graphically. What is the percentage of compliance with the goals we are pursuing?

In addition, HabitHub allows you to change the design of the different screens to personalize them and offers the possibility of including reminders that will help us.

  1. Google Calendar

Oddly enough, Google’s own calendar can be one of the best tools to consolidate (or eliminate) new healthy lifestyle habits. And this app has countless features that we may not know about but that are incredibly useful.

You can add all kinds of reminders and annotations, in addition to setting alarms. So that quitting smoking, going to the gym, following a diet, meditating, etc., is much easier. This agenda and the personal diary is one of the best options to better manage our time. Keep track of our progress and install new routines in our day today.

5 Great Apps for College Life

It seems just a few years ago that students were entering college with eager knowledge to learn more, meet new people and live on their own. They had to figure things out slowly, through much trial-and-error, such as studying, having a proper social life, study groups, and lifestyle skills. Phones were still just phones with little tricks and tips to offer at your fingertips.

My, how things have changed.

Thanks to the rising boom of apps for smartphones, college students now have a plethora of useful knowledge in their back pocket. Need a date? There’s an app for that. Looking to find cheap textbooks? Try Facebook groups. Unsure how to cook ramen noodles? Hello YouTube.

There are literally hundreds of apps to choose from, but which ones will prove the most useful?

  1. Google Drive

There is a strong possibility that your laptop is not permanently attached to your hip like your phone is when wandering around town or even campus. But what if you suddenly need access to a document that you wrote while in class?

Google Drive is the answer for accessing your documents no matter where you are. Built for sharing, Google Drive will let you build spreadsheets, documents, or even random drawings that you can use to collaborate with fellow students. Google Drive automatically gives you 15GB of space for free, plenty for a student’s collection of assignments.

  1. RefMe

Spending hours writing a research paper is no joke, but don’t forget about the bibliography page! Whether it’s APA, Chicago, or MLA Style, RefMe will make sure your references are spot on. Simply by scanning the book’s barcode or inserting a URL, students can make sure their references are accurate and in the correct style for the assignment. Bonus: The app is available on the cloud so it’s available anytime, anywhere.

  1. Notability

The truth of the matter is that pen and paper is practically obsolete in the classroom these days, but if you still love the idea of color-coded tabs, colorful pens, and versatility, Notability is perfect for you. Combine audio recordings, scribbles, and type to create the most useful notes for your college courses.

  1. Studious

College students have a whole lot going on. Between courses, social life, and figuring out how to survive as an adult, it’s easy for small assignments and presentations to fall off the radar. Keep all of your notes, assignments, tests, and photos in one easy-to-read calendar format.

  1. StudyBlue

The tried-and-true method of flashcards is still one of the best study tools out there, but who is going to actually handwrite all of those individual index cards? StudyBlue creates beautiful smart flashcards that will help you ace the next test. Fun fact: This app will actually filter out the flashcards it knows you’ve mastered to keep you focused on the ones you don’t.

These are just five amazing apps available to help college students succeed. Whether you are participating in PSU online or learning in a classroom, try these apps to keep you focused.