Adulting 101: The 5 Apps You Need

Adult life can be hectic – sometimes it feels like there isn’t enough hours in the day to squeeze everything in. It’s time to take control of your life back, and technology is here to help. There are apps available that can help take your daily stresses away, get you organised and keep you fit at the same time. ISA provider True Potential suggest downloading the following apps to help you save time and minimise stress:

  1. Hive

No one likes to get home to a cold house because they have forgotten to set the time on their boiler before work. It’s an easy mistake to make, but a mistake that you don’t have to make in the future. If you invest in Hive Active Heating you can control your heating whenever and wherever you are. The system requires a wireless thermostat, hub and receiver but once set up, you can enjoy money and energy savings throughout the year.

If you forget to set the timer before work in future, fear not! You can switch your heating on and off from your office desk. You can leave work knowing you’ll be welcomed by a warm, cosy house.

  1. Evernote Scannable

Some people are better at being organised than others. Do you feel like you are constantly buried underneath a mountain of paperwork or important documents? The Evernote Scannable app could be the answer to your prayers, making sense of all your documents. Simple scan them via your smartphone camera, and the app will organise them into a digital bank of information.

Receipts, business cards and contracts – you won’t need to worry about mislaying a document again. The app will even transform every scanned business card into a contact on your device, picking up further data from profiles like LinkedIn.

  1. Out of Milk

Organising the grocery shop for a full household isn’t always simple. It can be tough to organise who is buying what, or to let the other know when something needs replacing. The Out of Milk app allows you to put your group shopping list in the same place for everyone to access and update as and when something runs out, or something is bought.

It is available for Android smartphones, putting an end to shopping mishaps. The lists can be updated almost instantly, meaning you’ll never find yourself out of milk, or with enough milk to last a lifetime.

  1. True Potential Investor

Putting money aside can be tough when you have a mountain of outgoings. True Potential Investor is an app that lets you manage your invesments effectively.

The self-directed investment service allows you to set goals, work out how much you’ll need to invest to achieve it and invest your cash direct from the app. You can select from a range of investment portfolios with differing levels of risk to help you meet your financial goal*.

*With investing, your capital is at risk. Investments can fluctuate in value and you may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change at any time.

  1. Seven Minute Workout

If you struggle to find time to go to the gym but still want to lose weight and stay fit, then the 7 Minute Workout app could be for you. It provides high-intensity workouts consisting of 12 exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home – or if travelling, your hotel.

The exercises are to be completed in 30-second intervals with 10-second breaks.  The app is a great alternative to the gym that will save you money in membership fees and save you time.