The Best Apps to Make Your Life Easier

There are tens of thousands of apps available for all of us to download. Some are for fun, and some are for productivity. There is also a third category, apps that make everyday problems a little bit of a lot easier.

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Whether it is finding out the name of a song, tracking your morning run, or just wanting to get from point A to point B, these are the must-have apps for 2022 that are going to make your life so much simpler.


At one point or another, every single one of us has heard a song that we want to listen to later or download, and you never get to listen to the name or artist. You then sit for hours trying to Google the three words you heard or humming the tune to everyone you know.

Shazam is here to change that. Open the app and tap the big Shazam logo, and your phone will begin to listen to the song. The app will then send back the artist and track name, ensuring you never miss out on a great song again.


Carrying cash is slowly becoming completely antiquated, with more and more establishments accepting digital transactions and people transferring money through apps and not by hand.

Venmo is one of the leading money transfer apps on the market. It is currently only available to US residents; it is a money-sharing app that allows quick transfers with low fees.


Strava is a workout and running app combined with a social media site. Mainly used for running and cycling, the app tracks your routes and times and allows others to see them and either copy your route or try to beat your time.

The app also allows for people to join in a group run. You can see if it is a marathon or charity event, and you can join the race. It is an app designed to keep you fit, and get in touch with fellow runners and cyclists in your area.

Google Translate

Google Translate is the go-to app for all translations. Whether you want to know what something says on a bottle or understand a vital letter, Google Translate is the only app you need.

Used by over 500 million people monthly, the app supports over 109 languages, with translation available at multiple levels. Whether you are working with international clients, traveling, or just wanting to know what’s in a particular meal, you need Google Translate.


If you work or study and need to keep on top of your notes, Evernote is for you. The app is designed to help you take notes, keep them ordered and archived, and allow you to access them whenever you need them.

Evernote can be downloaded and linked on multiple devices, meaning no matter where you make your notes, they are available on every other device connected to them. You can also save drawings, slides, images, audio files, and web pages and content.

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Microsoft Lens

Microsoft Lens is an app that is more aimed at students but can be used by anyone. If you have ever been in a lecture or meeting, and you’re faced with a wall of text and images and the like, and then you have to frantically scribble down as much as you can before it has disappeared, Lens is for you.

Point it at what you want to be scanned, and the app will search for results, further info and save the scan for later for you to access again. The app offers far more than just a photo and helps you see the relevant information much more precisely and quickly.


Uber is well-known at this point, but if you still don’t know what it is, it is an app that lets you order a taxi to take you to and from where you want to go. You link your bank card, and you only pay once your journey is complete.

The app also allows you to choose what type of vehicle you want. For instance, you can pick a simple sedan, a larger people carrier, or a fancier Mercedes or BMW.  You also split the fare with someone joining you on the ride through their app.


Cooking a meal can be tricky if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen, but cooking a meal if it’s late or you’re tired can be even worse. Yummly is here to make cooking breakfast, lunch, or dinner as easy as possible, no matter how much time you have or what ingredients are in your cupboard and fridge.

The app allows you to search for meal ideas by ingredients, allergies, time, nutrition, taste, price, and many other factors. It then sends back recipes that fit your criteria, meaning you will always know what to cook no matter what.


Flipboard is an app that curates news and articles from all your favorite sources, all in one place. Think of it as a newspaper or magazine created just for you. You can pick or scan through all available publications and add them to your favorites.

You can choose from over 25,000 different publications, websites, blogs, and sources, ranging from fashion to health, tech, and cryptocurrency. There is no need to spend all your time searching for stuff you want to read, as Flipboard ensures it’s all right at your fingertips.

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Considering the number of accounts and profiles we have for so many different websites, it can be hard to keep track of your passwords and usernames. We all know using the same name and password for every site is not the best idea either.

LastPass is an app that works as a username and password safe. You can save the details to LastPass, and every time you want to log in to a website or account, you click the LastPass logo, and your details are entered automatically. All your passwords are protected behind one master password, meaning you only have one you need to remember.

These are just some of the best apps that can make everyday life easier for you. What is your favorite?

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