The best apps for women – as voted for by us!

best apps for women

By Mutton Club staff.

Here are a few of the best apps for women that we wouldn’t be without. They can be SO useful. We hope you like them too.

Most are free but some have a small charge, usually less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Our choice of the best apps for women

Pocket

According to the App Store over 12 million people use Pocket to save articles and videos to look at later.  You can then view the content wherever you have the app installed or on your desktop. It’s really useful for saving great content without interrupting your day.

Dark Sky

This is very useful if you’re heading outdoors and it looks like rain or you’d like to head outdoors but it’s peeing down. Dark Sky will tell you when rain is expected or how long it’s going to last in your exact location – and to date it’s been surprisingly accurate. How cool is that?

Calm

This is a delightful way to get some tranquillity back in your life at the click of a button.

Skyscanner

If you like to be able to book flights on the go, this is a handy app for checking the best prices wherever you might happen to be.

7 Minute Workout Challenge

This is a great little app (£2.29) to get you into the habit of regular short bursts of exercise. All it takes is seven minutes as the name says and the seven different one minute exercises are quite strenuous but reasonably easy to master individually. According to the research, if you do this once a day you’ll have a big impact on your metabolism as well as your general fitness. It’s quick and relatively easy – what’s not to like?

Google Translate

The ultimate holiday and any other day translation aid. No more shouting loudly in English to make yourself understood abroad.

Skype

Keep in touch wherever you are in the world, including making calls from your mobile for heavily reduced rates when you have an internet connection.

Headspace

If you like the idea of meditation but are convinced you can’t do it, try the first 10 days of Headspace guided meditations for free.  By the end of that you’ll probably be so soothed by the lilting tones of LA transposed Brit, Andy Puddicombe you’ll want to sign up. You can watch his Ted talk on our Mindfulness Meditation 101 page.

Lumosity

A very cool app to train your brain on the go. Developed by neuroscientists, Lumosity trains memory, attention and more, building on breakthrough concepts such as neuroplasticity and fluid intelligence!  Track your progress while having fun.

Go Tasks

This is a simple to do list that syncs up with your Google tasks if Google is your email, calendar and/or task list provider.

VIP Poker

Great for getting some practice in ahead of your Women’s Poker Night. See more on our Poker page.

Kindle

Not got your actual Kindle with you but some time to spare? Catch up on your favourite book with the Kindle app on your phone. Set up all your devices to sync to the last page you read.

Nike+ Running

If you’re a runner or even better, an aspiring runner, this is a great app to help monitor your progress and motivate you to keep going. GPS tracks your runs, especially fun if you’re running somewhere really cool and you can set it to get cheers along the way!  You can also post your runs to Facebook to annoy all your friends.

Monument Valley

See our feature on this beautiful game here.

Spotify

We love, love, love Spotify and having it on your phone or tablet means you can listen to music anywhere you have an internet connection. If you subscribe, you can also listen offline, so you don’t need to eat into your data allowance when you don’t have wifi.

Docs To Go

This great app allows you to view, create and edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint files on your smartphone or tablet. Useful for making changes on the go.

Got any suggestions for our list of the best apps for women? Let us know in the comments!
 

 

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