I’m a sucker for a good app. I’m usually really fussy about them, I like them free, able to do everything I need them to do and useful in my day. I’ll often cycle through several apps until I find one I like and will then keep it for ages before I find another I like better.
I’ve got heaps of apps on my phone but I wanted to share with you the ones I use the most. Some are extremely basic and not exciting on the eye, others are useful and fun to use.
The apps I’m listing are productivity apps only, no Instagram or Pinterest apps as I’m mainly focusing on apps that help me with productivity or work.
1. Loop – Habit Tracker
This is one of the first habit trackers I started using and it was really for the very simple habit tracking and that you could add a lot of habits too.
Loop helps you create and maintain good habits, allowing you to achieve your long-term goals. Detailed graphs and statistics show you how your habits improved over time. The app is completely ad-free and open source.
2. Zero – Fasting Tracker
This is a great fasting app that helps me see how I’m going with my fasts and lets me know when it’s time to eat again.
Zero is a simple fasting tracker used for intermittent, circadian rhythm, and custom fasting. Choose your favourite fasting protocol and Zero will track your ongoing progress on your Android device. Export your data to a spreadsheet for complete control.
3. Samsung Health
Free with my Samsung, I use it to track my steps every day. Super awesome for tracking activity too and it lets me know when I’ve reached my steps and activity goal.
Samsung Health provides core features to keep your body fit and healthy. It will record and analyse your daily activities and habits to help maintain successful diet and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Whether you walk or run, hike or bike, play indoor or outdoor sports, you can add and track the various physical exercises and activities in a single step using the various built-in trackers.
4. Monitor Your Weight
Couldn’t be more simple. I put my daily weight in and it lets me know how I’m going in relation to my goal. It’s got a great Time and Weight bar so I can see if I’m on track, ahead or sadly falling behind my goals.
As the name indicates, you will be able to enter your weight on a regular basis and monitor your progress accordingly through means of statistics and graphs. You may also enter and track multiple profiles as well – monitor the progress of your family members, spouse, friends, colleagues – or simply create more than 1 profile for yourself to set partial targets until you reach your ultimate goal.
This app will also suggest your ideal weight and recommend the amount of time needed to reach that target based on your current weight, height, body frame, sex and age. You may, of course, choose to alter the suggested targets based on your own plans.
5. Mighty Shopping List Free
A very simple grocery list app. I’ve sorted mine out by aisle of my favourite supermarket and can tick off items as I go. If I forget something, it’s easy to see as it’s on my list and I instantly know which aisle it’s in too.
Mighty Grocery Shopping List is so much more than a grocery list app. This is an incredibly powerful, highly customisable, full-featured grocery manager that you will use all the time. It does everything short of cooking you dinner.
As for its extensive features, it allows for multiple shopping lists, master lists, and full customisation. It accounts for price, quantity, and taxes. It has a coupon indicator, aisle customisation, intelligent voice recognition, Favourites lists, an accessible history, and a catalogue of preset items. It even syncs with other lists, backs up to the Cloud, scans bar-codes, and stores recipes.
The app streamlines your grocery experience, taking all the work out of it. You’ll now always have your grocery list and key recipes with you, saving you time and effort. It turns your shopping experience into the model of efficiency. And new features are on the way, such as Pantry Manager, Meal Planner, Tasks, and more.
6. Audiobooks from Audible
Not really a productivity app but I honestly couldn’t go a week without it. I certainly wouldn’t get much work done, I’m so attached to my audio-books now. I use it when cleaning, doing renovations and painting/drawing.
Hear A-list celebrities narrate their favourite stories, enjoy full-cast performances, discover Grammy® award-winning audio-books, and more. Listen to your audio-books anytime, anywhere—at home or on the go with our free app. Even if you switch devices, you’ll never lose your place.
This is my as of today. I’m really interested to see how things change over the year. Will I use new apps? Get bored with older ones? Or keep on keeping on?