6 Great Mobile Apps You Should Have

With the invention of the smartphone the world was introduced to apps. These little programs on your phone have an almost limitless potential and can perform a wide range of functions that you might never have even heard of. Most of us know the common ones, like Facebook, and some of the fun games that you can play, but there are a lot of other choices out there. To help you find some of the best apps out there, we have compiled a list. By using some of the apps below you can take full advantage of the features that your smartphone can offer.

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  1. Dropbox – For Android and Apple users alike, this app will allow you to store files on one device, and retrieve them on another. It is great for backing up your files, or accessing something that is on your computer at home from your smartphone. You can even send other users files that are normally too large for a text message or email. It syncs with practically every device, so you can have your files/pictures/music/etc anywhere you go.
  2. MyFitnessPal – Looking to get yourself in a little bit better shape? Who isn’t? With MyFitnessPal you can track all of your healthy lifestyle goals and keep track of them. You can input the type of exercises you are going, how many calories you are burning, and the foods you are eating each day. It also syncs with some activity trackers to make your job even easier. If you are serious about improving your health, MyFitnessPal is a great way to visualize your goals and stick to them.
  3. Spotify – Want to listen to music, but don’t want to pay for each song? With Spotify you can simply pay a monthly fee and you’ll have access to their extensive library of music. If you don’t want to pay for it, you can use their online, ad-supported, radio channels for free. Either way, it’s a great way to listen to music on your smartphone without spending a fortune.
  4. Netflix – Watching TV Shows and Movies at home is great, but it’s also great when you are on the go. Your commutes and wait times can be a lot more entertaining with Netflix. It’s large library consists of some of the best TV shows currently out or from the past, and it has a large movie selection that you are sure to find something you like in. You can watch it right on your smartphone any time you’d like for just a small monthly fee. And with today’s smartphone screens, the picture quality is better than you might expect.mza_2096789938490388669
  5. Evernote – One of the best features of smartphones is their ability to make us more productive. Along that line you will want an app that makes note taking a breeze. This is where Evernote comes in. With this app you can take notes on the go, and easily sort them. You can then sync your notes to other devices so that you can access them anywhere. But Evernote doesn’t just do text-based notes. With Evernote you can dictate the notes with your voice and it will transcribe it for you, and you can also add photographs to your notes. Best of all this app is completely free, unless you want to get some premium features, in which case it will only cost you a few dollars.
  6. Snapseed – For the photographers out there, there is Snapseed. While most smartphones have cameras that are improving with each new model, you may still want to edit your photo before you send it out. With Snapseed you can resize, crop, and rotate your photo, along with adding different filters to give it an extra creative touch. There are plenty of features packed inside this free app to make your pictures look great, no matter what kind of quality camera you have in your device.
  7. (Android Exclusive) Foxfi – Lastly, for you Android users out there, we have one more great app. If you have a mobile device that doesn’t connect to a data plan (say, a laptop or an E-reader), then you have probably been in a situation where you needed to connect to the internet with it, but were unable to. Your smartphone was able to connect to its mobile network, but needed to get to the internet from your other device. With Foxfi you can turn your mobile device into a wireless router, and allow other devices near it to connect. Then those devices can use the mobile network of the phone to connect to the internet. It’s like have a mobile WiFi hotspot right in your pocket. One word of caution though is to make sure you track how much data you are using, as you don’t want to be hit with overage charges when your bill comes!

With the invention of the smartphone the world was introduced to apps. These little programs on your phone have an almost limitless potential and can perform a wide range of functions that you might never have even heard of. Most of us know the common ones, like Facebook, and some of the fun games that you can play, but there are a lot of other choices out there. To help you find some of the best apps out there, we have compiled a list. By using some of the apps below you can take full advantage of the features that your smartphone can offer.

1.      Dropbox – For Android and Apple users alike, this app will allow you to store files on one device, and retrieve them on another. It is great for backing up your files, or accessing something that is on your computer at home from your smartphone. You can even send other users files that are normally too large for a text message or email. It syncs with practically every device, so you can have your files/pictures/music/etc anywhere you go.

2.      MyFitnessPal – Looking to get yourself in a little bit better shape? Who isn’t? With MyFitnessPal you can track all of your healthy lifestyle goals and keep track of them. You can input the type of exercises you are going, how many calories you are burning, and the foods you are eating each day. It also syncs with some activity trackers to make your job even easier. If you are serious about improving your health, MyFitnessPal is a great way to visualize your goals and stick to them.

3.      Spotify – Want to listen to music, but don’t want to pay for each song? With Spotify you can simply pay a monthly fee and you’ll have access to their extensive library of music. If you don’t want to pay for it, you can use their online, ad-supported, radio channels for free. Either way, it’s a great way to listen to music on your smartphone without spending a fortune.

4.      Netflix – Watching TV Shows and Movies at home is great, but it’s also great when you are on the go. Your commutes and wait times can be a lot more entertaining with Netflix. It’s large library consists of some of the best TV shows currently out or from the past, and it has a large movie selection that you are sure to find something you like in. You can watch it right on your smartphone any time you’d like for just a small monthly fee. And with today’s smartphone screens, the picture quality is better than you might expect.

5.      Evernote – One of the best features of smartphones is their ability to make us more productive. Along that line you will want an app that makes note taking a breeze. This is where Evernote comes in. With this app you can take notes on the go, and easily sort them. You can then sync your notes to other devices so that you can access them anywhere. But Evernote doesn’t just do text-based notes. With Evernote you can dictate the notes with your voice and it will transcribe it for you, and you can also add photographs to your notes. Best of all this app is completely free, unless you want to get some premium features, in which case it will only cost you a few dollars.

6.      Snapseed – For the photographers out there, there is Snapseed. While most smartphones have cameras that are improving with each new model, you may still want to edit your photo before you send it out. With Snapseed you can resize, crop, and rotate your photo, along with adding different filters to give it an extra creative touch. There are plenty of features packed inside this free app to make your pictures look great, no matter what kind of quality camera you have in your device.

7.      (Android Exclusive) Foxfi – Lastly, for you Android users out there, we have one more great app. If you have a mobile device that doesn’t connect to a data plan (say, a laptop or an E-reader), then you have probably been in a situation where you needed to connect to the internet with it, but were unable to. Your smartphone was able to connect to its mobile network, but needed to get to the internet from your other device. With Foxfi you can turn your mobile device into a wireless router, and allow other devices near it to connect. Then those devices can use the mobile network of the phone to connect to the internet. It’s like have a mobile WiFi hotspot right in your pocket. One word of caution though is to make sure you track how much data you are using, as you don’t want to be hit with overage charges when your bill comes!

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