best phone appsDo you ever wonder what life was like before smartphones? Thanks to them, it's a lot simpler to keep track of things. Need some help? Here are eight apps that'll make your life easier:

1. Doctor on Demand

This app enables you to have a doctor's visit without leaving your house. It connects you with a board-certified physician who'll ask about your medical history and symptoms before performing an exam and diagnosing you.

2. Wanderlust

If you're struggling to keep track of all your to-do lists, then Wanderlust can help. It's an app where you can organize all your personal and professional to-dos all in one place, making it super easy to get stuff done. You can also set reminders and due dates.

3. Talkspace

Talkspace is an app that allows you to see a therapist without having to schedule an in-person appointment. The app connects you with one of its licensed, vetted therapists who can help you with issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress.

4. Pocket

Pocket is an app that allows you to save interesting articles and videos from the web to enjoy later on. Once it's saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible and accessible on any device, such as your phone, tablet, and computer. You can view the content in offline mode.

5. Google Translate

Do you travel a lot? The Google Translate app allows you to use your camera for instant text translation in 26 languages. It also has two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages.

6. Spendbook

Spendbook is designed to help you better track and manage your finances. You can easily record your daily expenses and customize your spending into different categories. To really analyze your spending, access interactive charts and have your income and expenses summarized in a calendar.

7. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is your go-to app for monitoring weight loss and fitness goals. You can log your food and exercise from anywhere at any time. At the end of each day, MyFitnessPal will inform you of your overall food intake and predict how much you will weigh five weeks later if you maintain your eating habits.

8. Calm

Calm is a mindfulness meditation app that's easy to use. It provides a little guidance with meditation without the full commitment of a class. You can choose from a variety of background noises, like mountain lakes and sunset beaches to add a little calmness to your day.

Let your smartphone help you out

Harness the power of technology to help you stay more organized and productive. Check out one of the above apps to help make your life easier.

  1. "10 Apps That Make Your Life So Much Easier," Lifehack, n.d.
  2. "20 Genius Apps That Make Life Easy AF," Bustle, October 26, 2017.

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