My favourite mobile apps

Hello Everyone!

I hope all of you are doing great and having an awesome weekend! ^_^

I’m a bit of a self proclaimed techie. Yup…technology makes me happy!

OMG! I just stumbled upon this and my brothers actually had one of these back in the day! Maybe, it’s still lying somewhere at my parents’ place waiting to be displayed at some historical museum. Talk about blast from the past!

Anyway…this blog post is dedicated to a few of my favourite mobile applications that I have been using for a while now. These are some super useful apps that help me be more productive and get more done. So let’s get right into it.

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Well being

Athan:

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The adhan is the Islamic call to worship, recited by the muezzin at prescribed times of the day. The root of the word is ʾadhina meaning “to listen, to hear, be informed about”.- Source

This app does just that and helps me find out prayer times. It also has prayer tracking feature which as the name suggests, helps one keep track of ones prayers. It also has a Qur’an with translation, Qibla direction, Duas, Islamic calendar and a feature that helps you find masjids nearby. Basically it’s an all in one app that you can have in your phone.

Calm:

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I absolutely love this application. It’s an app made for meditation and guides you through it. I’ve been using it since university days, basically since 2012 or even before that (I knew nothing about meditation back then). It helps me so much to literally calm myself down during stressful times. My favourite features include guided body scan and breathing exercises. I’ve seen this app improve and become better and better over time. After every meditation session, a quote comes up (with beautiful graphics) to remind you to be in the moment (I’m all about quotes…tee hee!) The app has free and paid features and basically has something for everyone. I’ve recommended this app to so many people. So if you’re new at meditation or simply interested in trying it out, I would definitely recommend you this app.

MakeupAlley
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I’m assuming that a lot of make up buffs around here already know about MakeupAlley. It started out as a website consisting of all things beauty, including reviews, discussions, tips and tricks, etc. etc. and ventured into the world of mobile applications as well. MakeupAlley is my go to resource for all things make up and beauty and I’m glad I’m part of this global beauty community. I’d highly recommend you to check it out if you’re into make up and beauty! ^_^

Productivity

Wunderlist:

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The name sounds like it is a list for all the places you’d like to travel to! Now that would be pretty cool as well and although you can make your very own travel list via this app, the actual purpose for Wunderlist is for you to list down things. Anything and everything, from your everyday to-do lists to groceries, short term goals and long term plans, you name it! Wunderlist has helped me throughout, during uni days (keeping track of assignments, art supplies, etc), during my job (tracking down all my projects, meetings, deadlines) and during my wedding preps as well (shopping lists, appointments, stuff to do, etc). You can also share lists with people if a group is working on tasks. Do try out this app if you want to up your game and be more productive!

Careem:

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I can’t begin to count the number of times this app has come in handy! Whether you want to get from Point A to Point B on your own or end up having a flat tyre on your way to your destination or just don’t feel like driving over the weekend after driving to and fro from work throughout the week, say ‘hello!’ to Careem. It’s a cab service that operates via a mobile app. You can download the app, book a Careem and a Careem Captain will pick you up from your location, locating it via GPS. You can add in your drop off location at the time of booking (to find out the estimated cost) or on the way as well. Easy peasy! Their customer service is pretty good too. If you have any issues, just get in touch with them and they’ll sort it out ASAP.

Meezan Bank:

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This was the very first bank account I had when I did my first job at a school as an assistant teacher way back during A-levels and this was their official bank to transfer salaries and all. Anyhoo, I just stuck with it ever since. You may obviously use any bank’s mobile app where you have an account. I’m not a fan of the design of this app to be honest but the convenience of it makes me overlook that aspect. The best thing about having an app of your bank account is that paying utility and other bills, transferring money, inquiring balance details, etc. (You know…adulting basically) becomes super duper easy and convenient. I also recharge my mobile balance through this app. You can literally do it within minutes through your phone without any hassle.

Other useful apps

Aviary

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This app by Adobe has to be my most favourite photo editing app so far. It’s has a dozen of filters and features to enhance and play with your photos. Apart from the filters, this app allows you to create other adjustments in saturation, contrast, brightness, etc. Once done editing, the photos can be shared on all social media platforms with ease.

Merriam Webster

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It’s crucial to have a dictionary on the go (at least for me). I often read articles, blogs, etc. and edit my blog posts on my phone at home and also when I’m out and about. A dictionary always comes in handy when you come across a new word or just to increase your vocabulary. Merriam Webster has features like ‘word of the day’ which does just that. It also shows synonyms and antonyms and has the option to save your favourite words. Now that’s an app for a word geek like me 🤓.

Mr Number

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Ah…don’t you just love telemarketers? People who call up at the most random of times to sell you the most random of things and services? Yeah…I don’t love them either! So when they do bug the day lights out me, Mr Number comes to my rescue! All you have to do is install the app and whenever you receive an unwanted call or message just add them to Mr Number’s block list and it’ll filter it out for you.

Behance

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Last but definitely not the least is Behance. This app will mostly appeal to designers and artists as this app allows you to take your portfolio on the go. This app has helped me to showcase my work during job interviews in a professional manner without physically carrying all of my work. I use it on a tablet just for a bigger screen and better view but it’s suitable for mobile phones as well.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, guys! Do share some of your favourite apps in the comments below. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this post or my blog, feel free to let me know! Thanks for reading! ^_^

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