When you get a new phone, you need apps. Whether you are looking for something for healthy and fitness, music, business, etc., there are hundreds of app (thousands) to meet your needs. Let’s take a look at some of the apps that can help make you a more productive member of society.

Social Media Apps To Keep You Connected

Circle of 6-Free

Ideal for anyone and everyone, regardless as to I you think you are always safe, can take care of yourself, whatever the case may be. This app might just save your life or that of your child. With two taps a message is sent out to a chosen group of people (up to 6) telling them to come get you along with your GPS location. So if you find yourself alone, feeling unsafe, or in a bad situation, help can get to you (PC Mag).

Wickr-Free

An app for messaging that is like Snapchat, once the lifespan that you determine has been reached the message is deleted. The messages sent are fully encrypted. So if you want to send a message that you don’t want saved anywhere, this would be the app to use. Even the FBI wasn’t given access to their information. (PC Mag)

Health and Fitness

MyFitnessPal-Free

This is a fabulous app. There is the free version, which I use regularly and the premium version as well. The free version gives you the ability to track your food, exercise, weight, sleep, etc. The food library that is provided has nearly everything you would need preloaded, and if there is a meal you made yourself, you can get the calories for that as well. The app has a barcode scanner as well so prepackaged foods are really easy to log as well.

Runtastic PRO-$4.99

For those runners out there, this one is awesome to track your runs, but also for cycling, hiking, and walking too. Using GPS and a fancy map you can continuously track where and how far you are going. Perfect for those who like to keep track of every little detail. (PC Mag)

Productivity

Any.do-Free

Create shopping lists and tasks for those Type A people out there (myself included). This is a great way to start if you are trying to organize your life, or just what you need for dinner that night. If you are looking for organization this is the place to start. (PC Mag)

Mint-Free

Finances are something that tends to confuse some and amaze others. Enter all your information, banking information and this tells you where your money is going. You can see all your balances clear as day in order to make decisions about purchase. (PC Mag) From personal experience this is a great app if you are really trying to understand your budget.

Video Services

Hulu-$7.99 per month

This is a streaming TV app, for those of us who have no cable and don’t want to wait for something like Netflix (although also a fabulous app). If you want to save money on the monthly bill from a cable provider, this is by far the best route to go. From experience it offers a wide array of shows right after their air date, as well as some past seasons. Catch up on all the great ones.

Netflix-$7.99 per month

Your go to for movies and Netflix Originals, this has again a very large range of options. Netflix is becoming a force to be reckoned with considering their new original shows that they have produced which have all rated high and been nominated for multiple awards. If you want something that will give you a range of options from kids shows to shows you definitely shouldn’t watch with the kids.

These are just a few of the multiple apps that you can get. However, there are so many other good ones. You really just have to search was you are looking for. PC Mag gave a great listing of the 100 best Android Apps and that would be the best place to start if you are looking for something new.

Max Eddy via PC Mag (September 9, 2016). The 100 Best Android Apps of 2016. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393097,00.asp#utilities