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The Apps You Need in 2019

by Savanna Kiefer
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Connectivity to a smartphone is crucial for so many people these days. From getting directions to staying connected with their families, people all over the globe use various apps on their smartphone to make their lives easier. With so many apps to choose from though, you’re probably wondering which ones will help you out the most? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of the best apps that you need in 2019!

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LastPass

We’ve all heard about the dangers of internet security and have heard stories about people getting hacked online. It’s so incredibly easy to pick one password and use it across all of your important social media accounts, banking accounts, and every other app you have. Did you know that hackers and bots can gain access to your email account and take over all your online accounts just by simply getting your password? LastPass is an app that helps you generate super strong passwords that are different on each and every site you use without having to memorize all of them. It also encrypts your passwords so that if someone gets into your LastPass account, they won’t be able to see your actual passwords. LastPass also has two-factor authentication so that if somehow your master password was taken, you can make sure your account is safe by verifying that you were not the person trying to log in with that stolen password. Download it today and keep all of your important online info safe -- it’s free!

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 Tiny Scanner

We’ve all probably been guilty of taking photographs of documents for safe-keeping, but they’re never in the correct file format that is useful for editing. Tiny Scanner is a scanner application that can scan every type of document and save them as image files or as PDFs. You can name and organize your files in the app as well as share them via Google Drive, Dropbox, and more. It allows you to “scan” in color, black and white, and gray-scale as well as edit with page edge removal, adjusting page sizes, and sort scans by date and time. You can also protect your documents with a password in case your phone ends up in the wrong hands. Genius!

MyFitnessPal

Trying to lose some weight or just get into better shape? Then you need MyFitnessPal. This free app is a calorie counter and exercise tracker that will put you on the right path to reaching your fitness goals. It allows you to set your goal and gives you a calorie limit and exercise goal for each day. As you work out more during the day, your calorie limit will become higher! You can log all sorts of food items in the app and it’ll tell you exactly how many calories you’re eating, which is great for meal planning or eating out. It’s pretty shocking to see how easy it is to overeat and which foods have tons of calories hiding in them. Download it today and get on track with your fitness goals!

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Canva

Amateur photo editors and graphic designers -- this one’s for you. Whether you need to edit photos for work for for fun, Canva gives you all the tools you need. They have hundreds (maybe even thousands) of templates for social media graphics, flyers, presentations, and more. If you don’t have a keen eye for design, this app is wildly helpful because Canva provides you with layouts, fonts, and color palettes that are complementary and editable so you can customize everything to your needs. You can use it for free on desktop, but they also have a mobile app that you can download for free and use on the go! This is a great tool for anyone that works in social media or digital marketing that needs a little extra help with graphic design.

Google Lens

If you have a curious nature or find yourself googling questions all the time, Google Lens is the hot new app that will change your life. At first it was only available to Pixel phones, but Google has now offered it as an Android app. The app uses your smartphone's camera to scan the world around you and provide information about different objects it detects. You can scan bar-codes, text, works of art, and even plates with the app to learn more about them. How crazy is that?! This would be such a great app to use if you are on vacation in a new place and want to know more about what you’re seeing around you.

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Mint

You know we love our money-saving tools! If you’re looking to save some serious cash in the new year or save up for something special, Mint is a great budgeting app that will help you reach your financial goals. It’s basically like a fitness tracker for your money. You can connect Mint with your various bank accounts and track exactly where all of your money is being spent. It also helps you create a budget for what you can spend on food, clothes, and living expenses for the month. They recently implemented a bill tracking feature in the app that shows you what bills you have coming up as well, so there are no more financial surprises in your future. The best part is -- it’s free!

So there you have it. With these tried and true apps, you’ll be on the road to success in the new year! Use your smartphone to your advantage and download these apps to help you manage day-to-day life in a more productive way.

 

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