ho says adulting has to be hard? With the help of a few apps, you could easily turn your phone from something that you use for entertainment into something that has

If you spend a lot of time on your phone as it is, you might be using it to your advantage. No more endless hours scrolling through social media when you can spend time on apps that actually have great use in your everyday life.

Due to their convenience, downloading apps can serve a greater purpose  entertainment, such as:

  1. Ways to keep in touch with friends and family
  2. Learning tools
  3. Guides to planning and scheduling your life
  4. Calming apps for busy and stressful days
  5. Games for a sharper mind
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Stay up to date with your neighborhood’s latest news. Photo courtesy of Nextdoor Blog Caen.


Ever wonder what it would be like to keep up to date with what’s going on in your neighborhood? The NextDoor app allows you to do just that. Whether you want to hear the latest gossip about what’s going on in your neighborhood or keep up to date with important news, the app allows neighbors as well as businesses, and public officials to connect in a whole new way.

Whether it be a posting for a lost dog, or a fundraiser going on in the neighborhood, this app allows you to connect to the ones closest to you. Communication, especially with your neighbors, is a great way to build a strong community and gives you an opportunity to create relationships that make raising property concerns or getting recommendations a whole lot easier.

If you’re looking for a babysitter, this app is perfect to give and get recommendations from others in the area. Any question or word of advice that you wish to give to your neighbors is made easy through the app. Even something as simple as getting restaurant recommendations is made simple with your connections that can be easily accessed on the app.

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Lemonade Renter’s Insurance has it all, covering homeowners, cars, pets, and life insurance. Photo courtesy of Lemonade.


If you’re looking for an app that is both convenient and transparent, Lemonade is the perfect app for you. Built for the 21st century, this app gives any user an easy and accessible way to get access to any insurance imaginable ranging from homeowners to pet insurance.

By using the app, you’re given great service as well as a friendly atmosphere when it comes time to file claims and fast and reliable service. Getting claims paid is easier, especially when they come back in a reasonable amount of time.

The insurance company specializes in handling and paying claims at the drop of a hat. By handling everything quickly and fairly, the app is super convenient when it comes to doing the dreaded activity of filing claims.

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Music has the power to make you happier and improve your health all the same.


Listening to music is one of the easiest ways for people to release negative emotions and de-stress after a long day. Just put on your favorite playlist and sit back and relax. Spotify is a great app to use on the go or when you’re having a relaxing day at home.

Not only is the app home to thousands of different artists, genres, and sounds, but you can tune into any genre of podcast that you wish. If you’re a fan of audiobooks, you can search for some of your favorite books and give them a listen if you’re on the road or are too tired to pick up a book and read.

Music can make you feel any emotion, making it one of the perfect ways to express your emotions. If you’ve had a rough day, put on an upbeat playlist to drive away the negative emotions. If you need a good song to cry to, look no further than the many playlists available to deeply connect with some of the most lyrical and heartfelt songs imaginable. Anything you can think of is available to listen to once you download the app and sing your stress away.

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If you don’t have an interest in reading, Blinkist is a great way to engage in literary activities. Photo courtesy of Blinkist.


Are you an avid learner who is looking for something to get your brain working after a busy day? Blinkist is an app that gives insight into books and podcasts. Just throw on your favorite pair of headphones and listen to anything your heart desires from a breakdown of some of the most popular books at the moment, or relevant topics that interest you.

Whether you’re using the app as background noise, or if you really want to tune into a book review or a podcast, using Blinkist opens your mind to learning new information in just a few minutes. Have any topic explained to you in a mere matter of minutes and gain new insights.

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Creating different types of content for professional or personal work is simple with Notion. Photo courtesy of Legowik.


A widely known app amongst literary scholars, Notion is perfect for anyone ranging from students, to aspiring authors, or even people who need a place to write down their thoughts, set reminders, and take notes for work. It’s as simple as using whatever template you want and jotting down all of your ideas or notes for work.

This is both an app and a website that you can use to create templates and connect people on upcoming projects as well.    

With key features that allow you to copy and paste documents, highlight and underline works, or simply use them as a journal, this app gives you the opportunity to get all of your thoughts onto paper. There’s even a template for you to organize all of your bills if you intend to use the app to keep yourself organized and up to date with payments and billings.

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Paying and receiving money is simple and easy with Venmo. Photo courtesy of Venmo.


You’ve probably already heard of the app where you can pay your friends back or use it to pay for things when you don’t have your card or cash on you. Venmo makes paying easy, especially when you’ve realized you’ve left your wallet at home.

If you’re out with friends and go to pay for something and realize that you’re a couple of dollars short, you could always have one of your friends pay the rest and you can Venmo them later.

No matter the circumstance, this app is a great and easy way to pay your friends back or purchase items at a store. All you have to do is type in the name of the person you’re sending money to and the amount you wish to pay them, and in a day or two the money will be taken out of your account and into theirs. Not only is it convenient, but it’ll save you both time and energy when it comes to transferring and using money.

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Sit back and relax with sounds and audio that put you in a state of mindfulness. Photo courtesy of Lehigh University.


A simple way to calm your mind and body after a long and busy day at work is made easy with Headspace. A well-rested mind and body are important to maintain, especially if your life is jam-packed with day-to-day activities that make calming down and relaxing seem almost impossible. The app works as a great tool to help manage anxiety or stress, helping you foster calm and happy energy that you might be lacking at the end of a long day.  

If you need something to aid you in getting a better night’s sleep, then listening to the many audios that the app has to offer that are both relaxing and put your mind at ease will make getting a good night’s sleep possible. On the other hand, if you need a serotonin boost, there are countless audios to listen to to improve your mood and get you into a better mindset. The same can be said for people who need help relieving anxiety and taking their minds off of their stress— Headspace does all the work while you relax.

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Play games that engage and sharpen your mind with Lumosity. Photo courtesy of Crunchbase.


Lumosity is an app that trains your brain to be sharper, making it a great tool for anyone who wants to wind down after a long day and do something that keeps their brain alert and healthy. With games and activities to stimulate your brain, this app allows you to challenge and exercise your mind.

No matter your skills or intellect level, the games are tailored to challenge you and make you think in ways that you don’t normally do on a day-to-day basis. You can choose workouts that range from language, to mathematics, or even fun activities such as crossword puzzles to stimulate you and your mind.

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Read up on useful tips on healthy living with EWG. Photo courtesy of EWG.

EWG’S Healthy Living App

Need to eat healthier? EWG’s healthy living app provides you with advice and a means of getting your health back on track. Whether you need guidance on what food or healthcare products to purchase, all you have to do is scan a product and EWG will provide you with all the information you need.

This is an easily accessible way to read other people’s reviews of any product that you want to buy. With just one scan of the item, a list of honest reviews is readily available to ensure you make the right purchase on your next visit to the store.

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Keep track of important dates when you download Google Calendar. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Google Calendar

This app is exactly what it sounds like. This is an easy way to keep yourself organized

and up to date on projects, events coming up, and people you need to meet. Anything and everything you could possibly imagine keeping track of, Google Calendar makes it easy.

If you want to use it on a computer, all you have to do is type in your login information and everything you need is right there. Whether you’re using the app or the website, you can easily share your calendar with coworkers or friends when you need to coordinate schedules or keep up to date with important projects. If you use it for professional purposes or just to keep in touch with your friends, this app will come in handy.

Adulting Is Made Easier With The Help Of A Few Apps

These useful adulting apps give users all around the world the opportunity to become more organized and gain a sense of control over their busy lives. Apps don’t have to be solely for entertainment purposes, sometimes all you need is something to help you when it comes to adulting.

Nov 20, 2023