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SitOrSquat to ThinkDirty: Here are the 5 must-have apps

business Updated: Apr 01, 2016 11:50 IST
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In today’s age of smart people and their smartphones that are overflowing with apps, how do you decide which ones to use? It’s a very difficult question. So we help you with some recommendations.

In today’s age of smart people and their smartphones that are overflowing with apps, how do you decide which ones to use? It’s a very difficult question. So we help you with some recommendations. Memory space is precious and we suggest that you get rid of your Angry Birds and instead download apps that you will end up using.

Here are the 5 must-have apps:

1. Wake N Shake

, Wake N Shake offers the kind of persistence that will remind you of your parents on a school morning.

Rise and shine with this app as it will make sure that you are out of bed on time each morning. Its another snooze alarm, you are thinking and you are wrong. That is where this app innovates: Rectifying the fact that it is ridiculously easy to snooze alarms with a tap and fall back to sleep, Wake N Shake offers the kind of persistence that will remind you of your parents on a school morning.

To shut off the alarm, you have to vigorously shake your phone till you are literally shaken your sleep bugs away.

2. Carrot

What Carrot essentially does is take the humble to-do list to the next level by turning it into a game of sorts with levels and reward points for greater efficiency

Once you are up and about, this must have app will take care of your day. “Greetings, lazy human. I, Carrot, am your new taskmaster,” that’s how the app greets you and sets the tone for things to come.

What Carrot essentially does is take the humble to-do list to the next level by turning it into a game of sorts with levels and reward points for greater efficiency. And if you don’t fulfill the tasks at hand be ready to receive a barrage of downright spiteful messages from Carrot. Trust us, you want to keep Carrot happy.

3. Songza

The app says that it has experts at its back-end creating these playlists that you are bound to love

You are spoilt for choice with the increasing number of music streaming apps that are available, but what makes Songza different is that it allows you to access playlists curated to suit particular moods and settings. The app says that it has experts at its back-end creating these playlists that you are bound to love. So whether you’re driving, working out or unwinding, Songza has the perfect playlist to suit the situation.

If you still need more proof of how good Songza is; this streaming service was acquired by Google for $15 million in 2014.

4. SitOrSquat

The perfect answer to nature’s call while you’re on the run, as the name pretty much gives away, SitOrSquat is a public restroom discovery app that uses your location to show the options closest to you and also tells you hygienic they are. The app classifies clean restrooms as ‘Sit’, denoted by a green toilet paper roll on the map and dirty restrooms as ‘Squat’, which can be identified by a red toilet paper roll.

The app also includes filters like ‘handicap access’, ‘baby changing stations’ and ‘for free’.

5. Think Dirty

The name has nothing to do with what you are thinking!

The name has nothing to do with what you are thinking! The app advertises itself as the unbiased product comparison app for personal and health care products. With ever increasing consciousness about products and their contents, its often difficult to decipher the toxicity of a product by the list of ingredients at the back. That’s where Think Dirty steps in. By scanning the barcode of any product, the app gives you a grading on their ‘Dirty Meter’ based on the identification of contents and allergens. It also offers alternative options for cleaner products.