Whether you’re a business owner or a parent bouncing around from soccer practice to dance recitals, you’ll thank us for recommending these five apps for busy people.
Uber, iPhone and Android
Some days hailing a cab can be a drawn out nightmare. Instead of standing on the sidewalk waving your arm and yelling at every yellow car you see within a three block radius, download the Uber app. All you have to do is request a ride and watch it arrive to your location on a map in real time. Check out our editor’s first-hand experience with using Uber and then sign up using promo code DIGEST to get $25 off your first ride.
Cozi, iPhone and Android
Named as the number 1 app for moms, Cozi keeps families organized when on the go. You can create shopping and to-do lists, add a calendar the whole family can access or keep a family journal to write memories and post photos.
SimplyBeing, iPhone and Android
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is take a short break every day to just take a breath and refocus. Meditation is a great way to relieve stress and despite what you may have thought, doesn’t take much time. SimplyBeing allows you to choose a 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute session with the added option of including music or natural sounds. This app has been recommended by the NY Times, Huffington Post and Yoga Journal, so give it a try.
Don’t worry about getting on the wrong train or subway in an unfamiliar city again. HopStop gives you step by step directions to your desired location through any form of public transportation. You can also get an estimated travel time and cost for taxis to help you decide what type of transportation you want to take.
PeoplePerHour, iPhone and Android
PeoplePerHour eliminates the hassle of trying to find an intern or freelancer to complete work you don’t have time for. The app has a community of qualified freelancers who can finish a task for you in as little as one hour, from creating a logo design to video editing. The biggest perk with this app is that you can try out a freelancer for a few hours before committing to them fully, and its free to start.