Remember when phones were just for making calls and texting? Neither do I. These days, calls and texts are the last things phones are used for since smartphones can become whatever we need at a moment’s notice. It’s hard to imagine how we functioned without them; I think it had something to do with a face to face contact. Check out the following list to find out the many things your smart phone can become for you:
1. Your Personal Trainer
Who needs to spend hundreds on a trainer when you can have your own virtual fitness coach in your pocket to workout whenever and wherever you want. Just download apps like Tone It Up, Blogilaties, or Sworkit for tailor-made workout schedules delivered to you daily.
2. Your Movie Theater
Movies in the park? Presentation at the office? You have a full on projector in your pocket. Just add your iPhone to a portable HD projecter and show films on a screen up to 60 inches! You’ve got to admit, that’s pretty cool.
3. Your TV
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Great for entertaining kids on long car rides when you don’t feel like stopping every 20 minutes to change a youtube video! Just download the app from your current cable provider and stream your favorite channels live. This also helps ensure you never have to miss an episode of Game of Thrones.
4. Your Tax Accountant
Get the most out of your tax returns by downloading the app My Block. It will help take all the guesswork out of filing your taxes and will make the process a lot faster.
5. Your Office
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6. Your Insurance Agent
When you get into a car accident the last thing you want to do is go through the endless process of filing an insurance claim. Fortunately more and more insurance providers now have apps that allow you to upload a claim in minutes.
7. Your Travel Agent
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Booking flights has never been easier. With apps like CheapOair you can browse and book affordable flights at a moment’s notice. Bon voyage!
8. Your Coupon Binder
Lovers of coupons, no need to clip, scrap and save! Thanks to The Coupons App you are now able to carry all of your coupons with you wherever you go and even have them added directly to your rewards card.
9. Your Credit Card
No need to carry your bag from place to place, thanks to apps like Apple Pay and Android Pay, your phone is also your wallet. Pay for items in a wide variety of locations or use it to send cash to a friend.
10. Your Doctor
Although it’s always best to see a doctor in person, sometimes you just need some fast answers. The Doctor on Demand app can give you quick advice from health specialist, set up appointments, and even help find a local doctor in your area.
11. Your Garage Sale
The days of coordinating large garage sales are over, now it’s as quick and easy as snapping a photo. Apps like VarageSale, 5miles, and OfferUp help you host a virtual garage sale 24/7. The apps are also a great way to find local deals in your area!
12. Your Therapist
Can’t afford an in-person therapist, or need to have one available to you at all times? No judgment here. Talkspace is an app that turns your phone into an instant therapist office. You can receive direct therapy or counseling for as low as $15 an hour.
13. Your Nutritionist
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Most people know how to work out but have trouble keeping track of what to eat. Turn your phone into your personal nutritionist with apps like MyFitnessPal and Yummly that help you stay on track and reach your goal.
14. Your Chariot
You know about Uber, but have you tried out Chariot? Chariot is a ride share app similar to Uber, but only has female drive picking up female passengers to help ensure a safer car ride. Click here for Uber promotions.
15. Your Personal Shopper
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Don’t have time for online shopping? Talk to Mona. Mona is an incredibly smart online shopping app that will find exactly what you’re looking for in your size and budget. She’ll even let you know when those shoes you’ve been eyeing go on sale.
16. Your Dinner
We all have those lazy nights (especially when Game of Thrones is on) where not only can we not muster up the energy to cook, even getting up to shuffle through takeout menu’s is a challenge. Thank goodness for apps like GrubHub, Eat24, and Urbanspoon that allow you to browse menu’s, order food, and pay all without leaving the couch. Now, who’s gonna answer the door?
17. Your French Teacher
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Who knew your phone could be a better French teacher than the one you had in high school? Brush up on your French or choose from over 20 languages with Duolingo, the smart and easy language learning app. You will be amazed at just how quickly you pick up a new language, and the best part is it’s free!
18. Your Best Foodie Friend
Ever have that moment when you visit a new restaurant, place your order and then see something amazing go by to another table? It’s a classic case of food heartbreak, and you usually end up wishing you had your best foodie friend with you to help you order. Download the Foodspotting app to find pictures uploaded pictures of the best dishes at practically any restaurant.
19. Your Financial Advisor
Have a hard time balancing a checkbook or keeping track of your budget? Download the app Mint, which links to your bank account. The app gives you weekly and monthly updates on your spending habits and lets you know when you are getting too close to going over your budget in a particular category.
20. Your Barista
Need your coffee fix during rush hour? Skip the line by downloading the Starbucks app so you can order and pay from your phone. That way you can walk in, walk out, and get on with your commute without having to stop to wait in line! Click here for Starbucks coupons.