We live in an increasingly digital world. Who would have thought that some of us who still remember the clicking sound of a record player or the task of shuffling through a rolodex to find a contact, would now hold those features in the palm of our hand. Now, you can do virtually anything from your mobile device and some things really do make life a whole lot easier. And as the saying goes, there’s an app for that.
If you have ever yelled at your tablet in frustration because you could not remember your password, you are not alone. In today’s world, you need a login for everything and certain sites have different requirements – must have one capital, at least eight characters, one number, one symbol, your firstborn child… It’s impossible to keep straight! Enter 1Password, a site that is dedicated to keeping all 27 variations of the same, troublesome password in one place. 1Password uses advanced encryption to keep private information like your credit card numbers and site logins safe. Share passwords with family members and automatically sign into your favorite sites with one click.
If your brain needs a boost, try out Lumosity. This app uses scientific insight to create games that feel like fun and not like you are challenging your gray matter. The researchers behind the app even tested it out to see if there was any notable improvement in brain function across their users. The results were astonishing. They discovered that, in just ten weeks, those who had used the app more than doubled their cognitive performance!
Medication errors are one of the most frequently made medical mistakes. Every day, people take the wrong dose, the wrong med or completely forget to take their medications. Medisafe is a medication management app that does exactly what it promises – it helps you manage your medications. The app provides medication reminders, gives alerts for potential drug interactions, and notifies you when your medication needs to be refilled. The technology is intuitive, simple to use and even helps healthcare providers get better at preventing medication mistakes by reporting back on basic user behavior.
- ICE – In case of emergency
For android users, this app contains vital information that responders can use should you ever need immediate medical attention. You can store your blood type, emergency contacts, medical notes and organ donor status. It is then, all made easily accessible by a button that becomes installed on your lock screen. For iPhone users, you can use the medical ID feature already installed on your phone and set the button to “show when locked” to ensure access even when you are not logged in.
For book lovers, the only thing more relaxing than cozying up to a good book is having a good book read TO you. With thousands of titles, authors and narrators, there is no shortage of outstanding books to choose from. Move aside tired eyes and achy hands, now you can have George Guidall read your favorite Stephen King novel to you while you sip a cup of tea on the couch.