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Must have apps for women

There’s no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. This is especially true for women. Whether homemaker, student, or office worker, today’s women of all ages use phone apps to effortlessly juggle multiple responsibilities in their daily lives.

In your fast-paced life surely you wouldn’t want to waste time dealing with minor problems. So why not eliminate them altogether with just a few clicks? There are apps that help you do just that. Let’s take a look at some apps that should find a place in every smart woman’s smartphone:

1) Safety apps

Women’s safety is a much-discussed and debated issue. Shockingly, around 39 crimes against women are reported every hour in India, according to a National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) report. While the government and police force are working on improving their existing laws and systems, the tech community has come up with various apps to help women. Check out some features of these apps:

  • Suggests nearby police centres and stations
  • Sends messages, shares current location, and calls emergency contacts
  • Warns about ‘unsafe spots’ based on other women’s feedback
  • Suggests safe routes to your destination
  • Helps emergency contacts track your movement

Apps: Safecity, My Safety Pin, bSafe etc.

2) Menstrual health apps

Between packing tiffins, reaching office on time, and taking care of your family members, you may not realise when your period comes by. Women use different ways to track their menstrual cycle, including the old-fashioned way of marking the date on calendars. But now it’s time to switch to using an app on your phone. Besides notifying you if your period’s late, these apps can also help those trying to conceive. Here are some key features:

  • Notifies you when your period date is approaching
  • Informs you about the days you are ovulating, when chances of pregnancy are high
  • Sends you reminders if you are taking oral contraceptives
  • Helps track your overall activity, including diet, exercise, weight, water intake etc. while you are on your period
  • Provides informative articles about menstrual health

Apps: Flow, Fertility Friend Mobile, Clue, Period Tracker, Maya etc.

3) Health and fitness apps

While you take care of everyone in your family – your children, spouse, parents, in-laws – you may not get enough time to look after your own health. Apps provide a less time-consuming and easy way for women to track their health. Here are some useful features:

  • Suggests a diet plan based on your health goals
  • Tracks daily calorie intake, fluid intake, exercise etc.
  • Reminds you of regular health checkups and medication
  • Warns you about health issues based on your habits and lifestyle

Apps: MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Fitbit, HealthifyMe etc.

4) Money apps

Your finances are another major part of your life. If you are one of those women who use bookkeeping to account for expenses and budgeting, you’ll be surprised to see what apps can do. They track your monthly expenditure on food, shopping, groceries and more. Here are some features of money apps:

  • Creates budgets, tracks expenses, and pays your bills
  • Manages your taxes
  • Manages various bank accounts and credit/debit cards
  • Converts currencies
  • Saves receipts as photos
  • Shares budgets with friends and family members

Apps: Expensify, Mvelopes, Good Budget, Money View Money Manager etc.

Conclusion:

These apps provide a solution to your daily problems, or at least make it easier for you to handle them. Women, who are known to be good multitaskers, find these apps very useful. So why don’t you download them too and join the tech-savvy brigade?

Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information purposes only and should not be construed as financial advice. Many money apps use your personal and financial data to help you manage your finances. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before you begin using an app.

 

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