Between office, family, social life and personal upkeep, being a woman is a hard job. So, it’s imperative that we take all the help we can get. And since most of us can’t afford a girl Friday, let’s turn to our smartphones for assistance, and be at the top of our game.
Here, Onmanorama Women lists out 12 must-have apps every Millennial woman should have on her phone.
No one has the time to dial an emergency phone number when they are in danger. The VithU app lets a potential victim skip through the process of number-punching. When in danger, you just need to push your power button twice to instantly send an SOS alert to contacts. Alert messages are sent out every two minutes to listed contacts, who will receive a message along with your physical location, which will get updated each time the message goes out.
If you’re a person with a period, this one is for you. One of the most recommended period tracking apps, CLUE enables you to avoid unwelcome surprises in your undies and be prepared for your monthly crimson tide.
3. Awesome Note
In the barrage of organizer apps that are often over-cluttered with features, Awesome Note comes as a surprise. A convenient organizer with a built-in calendar, to-do list, party-planning section, and photo journal, the app also features dedicated tabs for anniversary reminders and travel diaries that make you actually want to use this one.
For most of us, fitness is only about losing weight. But HealthifyMe can do a lot more to keep you healthy. The app easily syncs with smartbands such as Mi Band, Fitbit, Google Fit and YUFIT. The best part about the app is that it can count calories of Indian food and help keep a log of your diet. Be it unniyappam, erisseri or murukku, each meal you enter will reflect the amount of protein, fats, carbohydrates and fiber intake. You can also choose to team up with a trainer or limit your calorie intake using the app, which in turn helps you stay fit.
You probably have this one. While it’s basically a handy caller id, it also allows you to block some of those pesky calls from stalkers and telemarketers.
This one is perfect for those women who have no time or motivation to make a doctor’s appointment. With a combination of a medicine manager, database of doctors to consult online, health tip provider and more, this one can take you one step closer towards your health goals.
Mobile balance running low, or don't have enough change to pay your cab driver? This app will come to your rescue. With PayTM, you can pay bills and shop for the most random stuff possible without wondering if you have enough money in your purse.
8. Sleep Cycle
Have you ever woken up feeling tired and irritated? Well, it's probably because you had a disturbed sleep the previous night and your alarm rang when you were in your deep sleep. Sleep Cycle app analyzes your nightly slumber to wake you up during your lightest nap phase. With this, you'll get up feeling rested and awake.
No matter how great it is to have a dinner date with your friends, trying to push through everyone to close your tab and figuring out how to split the bill is always a headache. Dash is an answer to such outing woes. You can check into your favorite cafe, restaurant or club with the app, and then pay straight off your phone using the app.
10. Good Budget
An app to manage your finances sounds stupid, but Good Budget might change your perspective about this. An elegant app that lets you manage multiple accounts and categories straight on your smartphone, Good Budget crunches numbers and shows you mini graphs to let you how much you've been spending and what your available balance is.
Uber is a must-have app for every woman out there. The app has tonnes of safety features, which makes traveling a lot safer for women. The ‘Share your ETA’ feature on the app allows users to share their location in real-time with friends and family.
12. Bonus: Malayala Manorama News App
Stay on top of the politics, sports, business, tech, entertainment…and everything else you need to know with this app. You can download Malayala Manorama’s news app here.