Moodnotes This little app allows you to log your mood and other notes to go along with how you are feeling (should you feel like it). I have this app linked to my Apple Watch and get reminders every few hours to log my mood. I find this really useful to help my stress and anxiety levels as I can jot down my thoughts and feelings about situations which can help to reduce those feelings. The app also asks questions which can help you to reframe your feelings and thoughts.
Flo I used to track my cycle using an inbuilt app that came as part of my BellaBeat Leaf band and had not really found any other way to record it other than putting it in my diary. Then Flo got mentioned to me, by a male friend(!), so I thought I would give it ago. This app is so much more than a period tracker…I can log mood, other symptoms, weight, sleep, reminders for medication, and other things which get analysed for a better idea of your cycle overall. So far I have loved this app and have found it really useful and insightful.
Star Chart I have loved the stars and been interested in the night sky for so long and this app enables me to name the stars and planets that I can see. The app uses augmented reality so you can see the stars even when there is dense cloud cover. The app has kept me entertained for hours!
Pocket This app is another recent addition to my phone! I had been looking for a way to keep all my saved links tidy on my phone rather than just saving them to my phone screen and then putting into a file. This app keeps them all tidy and easily accessible whenever I need them!
Weather Live I am not really one for checking the weather much, I live in the UK and much of the time the weather sort of stays the same for the day, but with the recent heatwave and then a cooler spell it has been useful to check so I can dress accordingly, carry an umbrella or cardigan if needed. And, out of all the weather apps I have used in the past, this one has proved the most accurate. I also really like that there is a section for you to report what the weather is doing if it is different from the reports too!
Moon Calendar I love this app, not only can you use it as a journal but it provides in-depth information on the moon and the phase it is in. I don’t use this app much but do like to read about all the different types of the moon that we have and the meanings behind them.
Flush If you have small children, or are visiting an unfamiliar area, or if you are at all human then this app will be useful for you too! I downloaded this app through a recommendation from my brother as it is always useful to know where the nearest loo may be!
AA I’ve not had to use this app for a while now, but when I do break down (and I’m covered by the AA), this app has proved super useful, from booking a call out, checking on the call out progression to receiving notifications about how far away my recovery person is and has helped me through some pretty stressful times!
Spotify I honestly don’t know where I would be without Spotify! I don’t listen o a ton of music or anything but it is really nice to have any genre of music available at the touch of a screen! I don’t really see the need for downloading music to my phone anymore or carrying around a separate music player when there are apps like this one available!
Navmii After owning several different sat-nav systems and them all failing in one way or another I decided to utilise my phone as my sat-nav. Gone are the days of forgetting my sat nav and having to return home to collect it, my phone is always with me. Navmii is really easy to use and the directions are spoken clearly and in enough time for you to get into the right place on the road. It has never let me down and is all I use to get around places I don’t know too well!