The Best Apps That Will Help You Get Your Life Together

photo: Romee Strijd


Your phone is your life. We all know the existential panic of leaving our phone behind, right? Well, it’s going to get slightly worse. Because I’ve been trawling the app store looking for apps that will make life so much easier. And, I’ve got good and bad news.

The good news: these apps will seriously help you get sh*t done. The bad news: you’ll spend even more time glued to your phone!

1. Become the boss of your to-do list

If you struggle to stick to your to-do list, you’re gonna love this. Habitica makes checking off your daily to-do list a fun game where you level up, get XP, equipment, pets and more! So all you have to do is tick things off to earn rewards, you can even spend gold on your hobbies. Most people who struggle to hold themselves accountable say that this app turns real life into a game that you actually want to play!

2. Deal with stress

Talkspace is a therapy and counseling app that will connect you directly with a certified professional. It does have a monthly charge, but you can talk to your therapist any time – plus it’s text based so you just need to fire off an issue and they’ll respond ASAP. Which is perfect if you’ve been struggling with stress or anxiety! 

3. Save some cash

Digit will turn serial spenders into serial savers in no time. It automatically takes money from your checking account and puts it in the app as savings. It’s FDIC-insured, so you don’t have to worry about it and you can put custom limits, like not letting it take out anything if your checking account is less than $400.

4. Get better skin

We all know that the first step to better skin is drinking enough water. But a lot of us struggle with that! No worries, Waterlogged tracks your water intake, making sure you’re always hydrated even at the busiest of times! It’ll give you better skin, curb your cravings and make you healthier!

5. Stop that sluggish morning feelin’

Ever been woken up in the middle of a just perfect dream? Well, forget that. Because Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is an intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and pinpoints the best time to wake you up. It’s the best alarm clock app around. It tries to wake you up during the lightest phase, so you never have to get up during a deep sleep ever again.

6. Get your own personal trainer

MyFitnessPal is a diet and exercise tracking app with a built-in barcode scanner. The original and the best! You can add the foods you’re eating, join a plan, link it with your fitness band and other exercise apps and it’ll give you a helpful overview of your progress, the workouts you’ve done, recipes, hints, and tips, and reward you for checking in for multiple days in a row! You can even add your friends and compare your progress!



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  • Holly

    Oooh I can’t wait to try some of these… heaven knows I need them!
    Holly xo
    The Art of Being Holly

  • Hannah M.

    Awesome apps here!

    Hannah | Stories Of A Telescope

  • Stephanie

    Awesome apps! I will definitely be downloading Habitica. Also, I recommend downloading the Fitbit app and getting a fitness tracker that helps you stay active and hydrated!

  • astintabroad

    Cool List! I’ll try some of these…thanks!

  • Nicolette Painter

    I’ve used MyFitnessPal for years and it is sooo easy to use!

    Nicolette |

  • Ramona

    Gotta try these apps! Headspace is a good app for stress relief/ anxiety/ depression.
    MyFitnessPal is great as well, I used it for helping to put on weight.