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Must have apps in your smartphone

Free time gets you thinking and sitting at Udaipur airport got me thinking of how these apps/ tools have made my life so easier.

Since time immemorial tools have played an important role in one’s growth and the growth of the civilization. Some of the first tools used by men were made of stones and were used for getting their food in the wild. Civilization progressed and we discovered and invented various tools to make our life easier.

In this present internet age, the meanings of tools have further enhanced. Some of the tools or so-called apps that I use to manage my day to day life are given below:

  • Evernote

This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Thanks to Amal for introducing me to it. It helps me in getting things done. The search functionalities, its chat feature, notebook feature, tags feature etc. helps me in organizing a lot of my professional and personal things. It also helps me to record my blog ideas so that I can dwell on them later. This app at least saves and hour of my time every day for sure.

  • Settle up

This has become the one-stop shop to manage all my household expenses. We live in a shared flat and in that setting attribution of expenses in a right way is one of the most important things to keep peace in the house. This app has saved numerous fights for us and helps keep all our expenses clean and simple.

  • Walnut

When you want to manage your personal expenses and investment walnut saves the day for you. It helps me in managing my extra cash judicially so that I can track and get maximum returns on the same. This helps me to know my balances and investments at one place.

This is the latest addition to my list. This is also called a brain gym. This helps me in increasing my cognitive abilities. Improve my reasoning, coordination etc. I used this religiously once a day to keep my mind open to possibilities. I have literally paid a good amount for this.

prak brain score

  • Quora

I find this better than people as I get pinpointed answers to almost all my queries and those are real experience of people rather than paid content that I get on google. Recently I started answering a lot of questions myself on Quora. I make sure I give at least 2 answers a day on questions where I have experience.

  • Linkedin

I think one should also have a equal professional presence as they have on social media. It shows a lot about your character. This helps you to build your professional presence over a period and helps us to become credible and an influencer.

  • Whatsapp

One of the best tools to communicate to teams, family, friend. I think it has become a necessity in todays life. It is fast, responsive and solves an important problem of fast and efficient communication.

  • Goibibo

I tend to travel frequently and booking hotels, busses and flight is like every day’s work. Here Goibibo is a savior. This becomes one stop shop for all my travel needs. Till now I never had a bad experience with them. Hope it stays that way.

This is not on my phone because I work there. It is there because it has helped me time and again during my dentist’s treatments, during my mom’s illness etc. This app has always given me a near perfect suggestion on which doctor should I visit.

  • MI-Fit

Last but not the least my fitness freakishness holds me to this app. It helps me to keep a record of my physical activity through band and hence I get motivated to open it every day and make sure I achieve my target

Now if you see closely above apps/ tools solves daily schedule, Expenses, Personal Finance, Knowledge, Professional visibility, keeping in touch, Travel Needs, Medical emergencies, and Fitness.

A short study on why users uninstall apps. Please share your thoughts on the same.

What else do you need to manage in your day to day life please share it in the comment section? I will use it myself and update the article.



Engineer and MBA by profession but an entrepreneur at heart. Mayank loves building new product and processes. He has developed a product in agricultural space and found an exit. He also had his own teaching institute which he used to run during his engineering. His interests lie in helping start-ups in their early growth stage in the field of strategy and digital marketing. Currently, he is working in Business Intelligence domain at Practo. His other interests include travelling, photography, philosophy, meeting new people and learn new things every time every day.

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