There are a lot of apps in the world today. Some can be a waste of time but others can be so incredibly useful we aren’t sure what we did without them. I’m not one of those people whose phone is overloaded with apps; not so much because I planned it that way, but more because I’m simply unaware of all the life changing apps there are in this world. I’m probably missing out on some really great ones. Maybe you can enlighten me.
I fear old age is coming on faster than I anticipated, so learning anything new, especially an app can seem like a lot of work. However, the apps I have taken the time to learn, I use regularly, and have found them super helpful. I thought I’d share them with you, in case you might need them too and you just don’t know it yet. 😉
Every Dollar is a budget app to help you keep track of your income and expenses. After trying several budget apps, I found this one to be simple, easy to use, and clutter free. It’s a great way to tell your money where to go and keep track of it along the way. Plus, it’s free!
E-sword is a Bible app that allows you to toggle back and forth between translations as well as Hebrew and Greek definitions. You can choose commentaries by men like John Gill or Matthew Henry, as well as daily devotionals by people like Charles Spurgeon. As much as I still like using my paper Bible, this inexpensive app really comes in handy for study.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary app is one of my all time favorites. I love words, but words are only as deep as their meanings. Meanings matter and it is rewarding to compare modern day definitions of words to those found in this original 1828 Webster dictionary, as it was written with a real appreciation of Biblical values. As definitions for words such as marriage, sin, education, and prayer, are changing, it’s enlightening to go back and see their definitions in previous times when God’s Word was the standard.
Duolingo is an app I began using after I found my memory failing me as I approach old age. And while I do look forward to having someone cook for me in the old folks home, I’d rather not be there next week. 😉
A great way to exercise the brain is to learn something new (like a foreign language). This app has a variety of foreign languages you can choose from and since one of my best friends is German, I decided to exercise my mind by learning German in a fun, interactive way. You can set it up to take 5-15 minutes a day depending on your schedule. Super fun and easy to use. And, once again, it’s free.
Trello is an app my teens have been trying to get me to use for a while. It’s a great way to keep track of all kinds of lists. I’m a paper list person, but I’m really starting to think twice about this because with Trello, you can move things from your lists to other people’s lists. Ah-ha! Who doesn’t want that option? Too busy to get it all done, no problem! Just slide it onto someone else’s list with a simple swipe of your finger! 🙂
Furthermore, the body actually releases good chemicals when you cross something off a list. So, if you aren’t a list person, you might want to consider changing your ways. Trello is super beneficial and…it too is free!
So, there you have it… a few practical apps for daily life. If you have any apps that have made your life merrier, I’d love to hear about them!