A Guide To Adulthood

Adulthood was never going to be a walk in the park – juggling work, exercise and a social life can be tough. Thankfully, there are some apps out there that can take the stress out of the everyday. If you think there are not enough hours in the day, here are the apps that can help you save time and minimise stress:

1.       Hive

On a cold, dark, winter’s night, there is nothing better than being greeted with a warm house – but when you forget to turn your heating timer on, the welcome home party isn’t so nice. If you often forget to set your timer, then worry no more – invest in Hive Active Heating and you can control your heating system remotely — and keep the cold at bay! You’ll need to install a wireless thermostat, hub and receiver but once you do, you’ll be able to control your heating remotely via the app.

2.       Out of Milk

The grocery shopping can be more complicated than it looks. Whether it’s your partner finishing the milk without letting you know, or you both buying the same groceries, Out of Milk puts an end to your food shopping mishaps.

The app allows you to create shopping lists that you can share with all members of the house so that nothing is ever missed off the shopping list – or things can be checked off when they are bought. Your list will update almost instantly, so you’ll never end up with 24 eggs and eight pints of milk again!

3.        7 Minute Workout

Are you paying for a hefty gym membership but struggling to find the time to go? By downloading 7 Minute Workout, you can do high intensity circuit training wherever you are — at home, in a hotel on holiday, anywhere!

When you are stuck for time, you’ll find it easy enough to squeeze in a seven-minute workout. So, if the thought of an hour on the treadmill fills you with dread, this could be the perfect option for you. There are 12 exercises to complete in 30-second intervals with 10 second breaks. Offering a flexible approach to exercise, it’s great if you’re looking to boost your fitness or lose weight.

4.       Evernote Scannable

Keeping your life organised can seem like an endless chore – with papers continuously piling up with no spare time to battle through it. The Evernote Scannable app helps you make sense of your documents — simply scan them via your smartphone camera and create a digital bank of information. Whether it’s receipts, contracts or business cards, you’ll never mislay that important document again.

The app can really help you out with your contacts – simply scan the business card and it automatically creates a contact from the information, on your device. Now that’s a smarter way to manage your contacts.

5.       True Potential Investor

Whilst we all wish we could set more money aside, monthly outgoings tell us something different. However, True Potential Investor is an app that lets you effectively manage your savings and investments better.

The self-directed investment service allows you to set goals, work out how much you’ll need to achieve it and invest your cash direct from the app. You can select from a range of investment portfolios with differing levels of risk to help you meet your goals*.

*With investing, your capital is at risk. Investments can fluctuate in value and you may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change at any time.

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