Friday Finds: Apps that are making life easier



Before I got an iPhone (3 years ago) my idea of an app was a calorie counter, Ubersocial or Facebook apps that I used on my Blackberry. While these apps were fed my social media addiction, they didn't help me in anyway or make my life easier. 

*Cue angelic voices singing hallelujah*

My oh my how things change with an iPhone/iPad. Now if I download a non photographic app it has to have a point, it has to work for me in some way. 

So here's a round up of the apps I love right now: 


Mint.com Personal Finance 
By Mint.com

Mint.com allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. It’s safe, secure and easy to keep your personal finances organized.

Cozi Family Organizer: Calendar and Lists
By Cozi

There's nothing stationary about your life, so why depend on a family calendar that hangs on a fridge or wall? Cozi is the leading choice for families and includes a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and more. Cozi also offers a premium ad-free version with additional features called Cozi Gold (available as an in-app purchase).Cozi Family Organizer is shared, so you only need one account for the whole family. Cozi's free features include:FAMILY CALENDARSHOPPING LISTSTO DO LISTSFAMILY JOURNAL

Tipulator
By Sophiestication Software

Tipulator is a beautiful, fun and easy to use tip calculator for your iPhone and iPod touch.Tipulator allows you to:- Easily split the check among friends and colleagues.- Choose from various rounding options.- Calculate tips excluding sales tax.- Use the palindrome feature to prevent frauds.

Kids First Aid
By Matthew Cook

This app is aimed at the South African market. The content provided is South African specific.

Your children are irreplaceable and accidents happen when you don’t expect them. The First Aid app empowers you as parent to have first aid information available to you anywhere, anytime. With step-by-step instructions you will be guided to ensure your child or infant is treated immediately for the most effective results.Features:* An interactive interface that guides the user according to the emergency situation* Voice guided walk-through for CPR situations* Uses the device GPS to provide the closest hospitals to the user’s location* South African relevant emergency numbers that calls directly from the app* Information on possible training courses brought to you by EMT South Africa* In depth tutorial videos on how to perform CPR and help a choking child or infant

I often find that navigating the ocean of apps that is iTunes a little overwhelming. I usually visit Best App Daily to check out new and interesting apps. They also have an app, but an app to tell you about apps is maybe taking things a little too far... for me at least. 

Nikki Lincoln

Thanks for reading my little blog! I'm Nikki, writer, mom, passionate foodie and bookworm. In addition to my blog, I also craft creative and engaging content for various FMCG brands and a few events companies.

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