What else is technology for but to make our lives easier? When there’s an extensive app menagerie out there with something for everything—from preventing drunk-dialing to tracking all the places you’ve pooped in—how do you decide which ones are worth the space?
We’ve zeroed in on some health and lifestyle tools that are actually useful and worth the MB space. Though they might not exactly tell you how to live forever or make you sleep better at night, they’ll make your daily grind a lot smoother.
Feeling under the weather? Meet Dr. iTriage, ready for consultation. Developed by two ER doctors, this app asks you a series of questions so it can try to link your symptoms to a possible illness. After determining this, it immediately helps you formulate a plan of action.
However, an app’s just an app. When you feel funny things, always ask for the second and professional opinion of a licensed practitioner.
iTriage Health. Available on iOS and Android. For more information, visit their website.
When you’re too occupied with a busy lifestyle, keeping hydrated can be a chore. Have HidrateMe do the job for you. It’s a water bottle connected to an app that tracks your water intake. If you haven’t had any water intake for a while, it glows to remind you to drink up.
HidrateMe. For more information, visit their website.
Pre-Sunrise, you check your planner, Google timeline, Facebook events, and Mayan calendar for any upcoming meetings. Stress no more, for this app seamlessly integrates all your schedules into one place, making it easier to keep track of things (and keep calm).
Sunrise Calendar. Available on iOS and Android. For more information, visit their website.
You’ve braved through your oily, greasy food abstinence, until you went out to a restaurant and ordered the wrong thing. Suddenly, you’re like an alcoholic who just relapsed.
Luckily, Healthy Out is there to help you decide which is the lesser evil on the menu. Baked or grilled? Pan-fried or charcoaled? It is also customizable to cater to your diet, should you be a vegetarian, gluten-free, or whole grains aficionado.
HealthyOut. Available on iOS and Android. For more information, visit their website.
IF by IFTTT
Further justifying how much time is wasted everyday on the most mundane of tasks, this app specializes in creating “recipes,” which come in the simple formula of “if this, then that.” Hence, the acronym “IFTTT”.
Simply put, it helps you manage your little errands for you by handling multiple apps. For example, if it’s raining tomorrow, then it alerts via notification. If the product you’ve been eyeing on eBay gets back on the market, then t sends you an e-mail. It’s an organizational tool that your obsessive compulsive (and often anxious) self will be thankful for.
IF by IFTTT. Available on iOS and Android.
Designed with a fast-paced lifestyle in mind, this app is for those who have no time to hit the gym. This app provides you with workouts that range from five minutes to an hour. You can choose among different activities, such as cardio, yoga, and strength, and all you need are your body weight and will power.
Sworkit. Available on iOS and Android. For more information, visit their website.
Art by Dorothy Guya