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Tracking Your Life With Apps
Mobile phones have become absolutely integral in the lives of millions of people around the world. One of the chief reasons for this is the endless array of apps that are available to help people communicate, for entertainment and even to track various elements of your life.
These so called life-tracker apps are becoming increasingly popular for tracking everything from personal health and fitness to organisation in the office and helping you work more productively. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best life-tracker apps available right now:
The Sleepcycle app is designed to help you keep an eye on your sleeping patterns. It monitors your movement throughout the night to gauge the quality of sleep you are getting.
Googlekeep is the ultimate interactive to-do list. It’s a great app for organising your everyday tasks, which you can simply tick off once they are complete.
My Data Manager
This app takes the hassle out of tracking your mobile usage data, showing you what apps are using the most data so you can get the most from your data package, without running over.
The Commute Lite app lets you tackle the dreaded daily commute, recording how long it takes, helping you to get to work on time and optimise your travelling time. Great if you have a choice of ways to get to work, allowing you to find the fastest way there and back.
These are just a few of the life tracker apps available so check out the graphic and see which others could be helpful for your work and homelife…
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Top 50 Apps To Track EVERYTHING in your life
We want to know how fast we run.
We want to know how much we eat.
We want to know how much we spend.
With modern technology, it’s easier than ever to track just about everything in our lives; from our relationships, to our health, to our very use of technology – often in surprising levels of detail.
vouchercloud has compiled 50 ways to track everything in your life – using just your mobile phone – so you too can take control of your life using technology.
1. CARDIOGRAPH £2-3
Tracking: your heart rate
Your camera’s flash monitors tiny changes in the colour of your finger as a result of your pulse, counting the beats and logging your heart rate.
2. EXPEREAL FREE
Tracking: your mood
Rate your life at any moment on a scale of 1-10 – and view how your moods progress over time in a beautiful visual presentation.
3. I’M EXPECTING FREE
Tracking: your pregnancy
See how your baby is growing as your pregnancy progresses, and track symptoms against other mums-to-be.
4. OVUVIEW FREE
Tracking: your period
Tracks and predicts ovulation and fertility, to maximize or minimize your chances of getting pregnant and predict the date of your next period.
5. MAPMYRUN FREE
Tracking: your run
Allows you to map and save your jogging routes, record your times, and speed, and charts out the results. Also, monitors the calories lost during a run!
6. LOSE IT! FREE
Tracking: your weight loss
Set a variety of goals, input your results, and track your progress on your way to losing weight. An easy way to track healthy weight loss!
7. MY FITNESS PAL FREE
Tracking: your calorie intake
Track your calorie intake by inputting your meals, keeping an honest account of what and how well you’re eating to improve your bad diet habits.
8. POOP LOG FREE
Tracking: your bowel movements (poo)
Record your bowel movements by time, type, and volume to help identify and aid any health issues. Or it’s just great for poo aficionados.
9. SLEEPCYCLE 69p-£1
Tracking: your sleep patterns
Place your phone on your bed and this app will monitor your movements as you sleep. Then, you can see your sleep quality charted throughout the night.
10. SLEEP TALK RECORDER 69p-£1
Tracking: your sleep talk
Once activated, it’ll start recording when the ambient noise in the room hits a certain volume, tracking any unique conversations you have mid-slumber.
11. BABY CONNECT £2-£3
Tracking: your baby
Keep a log of every nap, diaper, and bottle to understand your baby’s schedule. Multiple log-ins allow both parents to keep track simultaneously.
12. LIFE 360 FREE
Tracking: your family
Use GPS in your phone to track your family’s whereabouts – and use in-built messaging to shout at anyone who’s late for dinner.
13. MCOUPLE FREE
Tracking: your spouse
Should you and your other half consent, you can access all their phone calls, texts, and location history throughout the day. Who needs privacy?
14. PET PHONE £2-£3
Tracking: your pets
Although it isn’t GPS to track your pets (that gets expensive!) you can keep track of your pet’s health needs and vet appointments, all in one place.
15. BEDPOST 69p-£1
Tracking: your sex life
The best way to get a ‘rolling history of your sex life’. You and your partner can both log-in to share a data-set.
16. SNIPP3T FREE
Tracking: your favourite celebrities
View custom news feeds for any celebrity you desire to see where they are, where they’ve been, and what they’ve been doing.
17. OUT OF MILK FREE
Tracking: your shopping list
Allows multiple shopping lists and larder-tracking to keep on top of what you have and what you need the next time you go to the store.
18. GOOGLE KEEP FREE
Tracking: your to-do list
Quickly note down anything you’ve forgotten or need to remember, and tick a note to complete. A neat and organized way to track your to-do list.
19. ROUTINELY FREE
Tracking: your New Years resolutions
Set a daily or weekly schedule for good (and bad) habits to see how and if you can keep up with your New Year, and year-long, ambitions and resolutions.
20. REPORTER £2-£3
Randomly timed surveys throughout the day will log anything and everything – and paint you a portrait of your life.
21. CALL METER 3G FREE
Tracking: your phone use
Track your use of minutes, data, and texts against your personalised plan to see how close you are to going over your limits
22. MY DATA MANAGER FREE
Tracking: mobile data usage
Analyses your mobile data use, showing you what applications eat the most of your allowance. Great to use if you always exceed your limits!
23. BANANA TAG FREE
Tracking: your e-mails
Track who opens your e-mails and when. The free service lets you track 5 e-mails per day, with paid-for plans unlocking more.
24. FOLLOWERWONK FREE
Tracking: your Twitter community
See who you’re following and who’s following back. You can even find out when your community is most active to discover the best times to tweet.
25. CHECKY FREE
Tracking: your mobile addiction
Ever worried you can’t get away from your phone? This app tracks how many times you’ve checked your phone that day – and it’s scary.
26. SD MAID FREE
Tracking: your apps
Sometimes deleting apps doesn’t totally delete them. This tracks and deletes leftover files, making sure nothing gets left behind.
27. MYIBIDDER FREE
Tracking: your eBay bids
Fed up of your eBay bids being sniped? Track them on the go and schedule your own snipes to snap up the deals and ensure you don’t miss out.
28. LAST.FM FREE
Tracking: your music habits
‘Scrobble’ everything you listen to on your iPod, desktop, or on Spotify and see your most listened to music. Discover new music based on your plays.
29. PLAN B FREE
Tracking: your phone
If you lose your phone and don’t have any tracking software installed, use this with your Google Account and track your device using GPS and cell towers.
30. PARCEL FREE
Supports over 250 delivery services, with push notifications to bump you when something is on its way – so never lose track of a Parcel again.
31. FOURSQUARE FREE
Check in when you visit a new location, see where your friends have visited, and get recommendations for cool places to go next based on your adventures.
32. ACCUWEATHER FREE
Tracking: the weather
Minute by minute forecasts help you track the sun, wind and rain, wherever you are and whatever the occasion.
33. ACAR FREE
Tracking: your car’s performance
Track your fuel stops and miles per gallon, alongside detailed specs of your specific make and brand of car. Great for saving money in the long run!
34. WAZE FREE
Tracking: the traffic
A pseudo-social networking for motoring. Share and read real-time updates on the traffic in your area from other motorists before you hit the jam.
35. COMMUTE LITE FREE
Tracking: your daily commute
Tracks the time your commute takes every day, letting you see the statistics to help improve and optimise your travelling times.
36. HOPSTOP FREE
Tracking: local public transport
The closest to a global public transport checker there is. Set up for over 300 cities worldwide to make sure you can sync up your buses and trains.
37. TRIP JOURNAL £2-£3
Tracking: your holiday
Map your journey with GPS tracking and add your favourite places, pictures, and videos in one place. End up with a travel journal, documenting your trip!
38. TRAVEL POCKET FREE
Tracking: your holiday spending
Make sure you don’t overspend on your trips abroad by setting a budget and tracking your spend.
39. FLIGHT TRACK £2-£3
Tracking: your flights
Track whether your flight is on time, and even where your friends’ and family’s flights are in the air – and when they’ll arrive at their destination.
40. SUNSCREEN FREE
Tracking: your sunscreen use
This app uses your phone to detect the UVI rating of your current location, then reminds you when to reapply. It’s nice to think you might never burn again.
WORK AND MONEY
41. MINT FREE
Tracking: your finances
Grabs data from various financial accounts, then tracks and graphs all your spendings and transactions.
42. WIKINVEST FREE
Tracking: your investments
Track your investment portfolio, view relevant news and stats, and glance at the daily change in your portfolio.
43. GOOD BUDGET FREE
Tracking: your budget
Allows you to plan and track your daily, weekly, and monthly spend. Setting limits helps you stop overspending.
44. EXPENSIFY FREE
Tracking: your work expenses
Snap picture of your receipts and keep them all safe and secure in one place. Set up with your employer to streamline expenses throughout the office.
45. WHO’S OFF FREE
Tracking: your work leave
After your company has signed up, track and apply for your holiday days remotely. See when your colleagues are away and plan ahead, and ensure you never forget about your next day off!
46. RESCUE TIME FREE
Tracking: your productivity at work
Track the time you spend on different programs or completing various tasks. See where you spend your time, and set up alerts to stop you procrastinating!
47. CHECK.ME FREE
Tracking: your bills
Go through the one-time setup and never miss a bill again. Get reminders when bills are due and track your bills against your savings.
48. ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYZER FREE
Tracking: your energy consumption
Input your gas, electricity, and water readings from time to time to produce graphs and reveal trends in your energy use – and find ways to cut back!
49. TROV FREE
Tracking: your net worth
Collects the value of everything you own, including savings, tech, and household items. You might be worth more than you think!
50. VOUCHERCLOUD FREE
Tracking: local deals
Track local deals and savings in your area. Alerts on your phone also let you know if there’s a great deal in your area.
All apps featured were selected based on price, accessibility around the world, and cross-compatibility across devices – we tried to find the apps that the most people would benefit from!
Live more. Spend less.