While your kids might disagree, smartphones aren’t just for Angry Birds and Minecraft. With the overwhelming number of apps available for smartphones, these devices have the power to enhance our lives in the real world. Save money, sleep better or get organized. Your smartphone is the key to a better you.
Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you track all of your responsibilities? That’s exactly what MacWorld claims Osito can do. It acts as a personal concierge for your iPhone. Check your schedule, traffic and even the local weather report at the push of a button. You can even alert your contacts at your destination that you might be running late if traffic is bad by simply tapping your phone.
Couponing is still hot. After all, who doesn’t want to save a little money, right? Yet taking the time to cut, sort and store coupons is a hassle, and then you have to remember to bring the binder with you to the store. SnipSnap Saver eliminates this problem. With the free app, which Lifehacker recommends, simply scan the coupon with your smartphone camera, let the app create a sharp digital barcode of the coupon and then present your phone to scan at the register.
If that wasn’t enough to make the coupon addict drool, SnipSnap Saver also lets you access coupons other people have scanned. It will alert you when you are near stores you have coupons for and also when your coupons are about to expire. While you might find some retailers hesitant to accept this type of digital coupon, the app has that problem covered as well. It contains ratings for various retailers so you can decide which one to use.