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Helpful Apps You Will Love

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Do you ever wonder “is there an app for that?”  We wanted to compile a list of Helpful Apps You Will Love. In today’s world there is an app for about everything!  I use everything from shopping apps, restaurant apps, travel apps, and the list goes on and on.  Like I said, there is an app for everything.

Why People Love To Use Apps:

  1. People usually carry phones, ipads, or some type of electronic device on them at all times.
  2. Convenience on ordering.
  3. More efficient.
  4. Personalization for a better experience.
  5. Apps often offer discounts, coupons, or hot deals!
  6. They encourage engagement.
  7. Push Notifications. I love these.  They often remind me of a sale, coupon, or offer.
  8. They usually work faster than websites.
  9. Easier to Navigate.
  10. Can be used from anywhere and some instances can be used offline.

I personally use so many different apps!  In order to get a better understanding of apps used by different age groups, I talked to my extended family, my kids, other parents, and several of my friends.  This made a perfect topic while we were waiting for Boy Scouts to end.  😊 I also polled my Facebook friends! We came up with a list of favorite apps.

Why people love to use apps

Helpful Apps You Will Love:


  1.  Ibotta – Ibotta is one of my personal favorites.  Before I go to the grocery I add offers from the app.  You can add offers from stores all over the country such as Kroger, Sams, Costco, Walmart, and more.  Shop and purchase the offers you added to your account.  Some reward programs such as Kroger will let you link your card.  Shop and Earn.  You can also use this app to online shop and earn back money.  Cash out minimum is $20.00.
  2. Kroger – There are so many ways to save with the Kroger app.   You can download coupons, see sales, and use quick list!
  3. Rakuten – Shop online or in the store and receive cash back.  This is a great program we have been using for years.  Perfect app to be using during the holidays!
  4. Sams – Download the Sams app and use the Scan & Go option.  I LOVE THIS OPTION!  There are always people that look at me like I am stealing something.  You scan your items as you shop and walk straight to the door, skipping the long lines.  The host at the door will scan your bar code and you are off!!
  5. Ebay- Online shopping deals.  You can buy and sell on the go!
  6. Amazon – I order so many things off of amazon and it’s here in two days or less with Amazon Prime!  It can be dangerous!  The UPS people know exactly where I live.


  1. Fifth Third Bank and other Banking Apps – Help pay bills on the go or check balances.
  2. Credit Card Apps – Check balances and make payments.
  3. Paypal – Paypal is a secure way to send and receive money.


  1. My Fitness Pal – This app helps me keep my eating, exercise, and water intake in check. It is a great app to keep me motivated.
  2. Mapmywalk – Tracks Routes, distance, pace, and more using GPS.
  3. Fitbit –  Helps stay dedicated and live a more active lifestyle.
  4. My Fitness Pal – Calorie Counter, exercise, and water intake.
  5. Couch to 5K – Prepare to run your 5K! Walk and jog interval training.
  6. Weight Watchers Mobile – Weight Loss Program.  Get trackers, recipes, and tips!
  7. Better Me –  Simple workouts for weight loss.
  8. Stop Breath and Think – Meditation app
  9. 10K – Marathon Training
  10. Epocrates – Medical Reference Guide

Restaurant – I love restaurant apps because of the great deals, coupons, online ordering, and the ability to join online wait lists. Check your favorite restaurants for apps!

  1. Mcdonalds
  2. Panera
  3. Chick fil A
  4. Dominos
  5. Penn Station
  6. Dairy Queen
  7. Open Table – Get a table at your favorite restaurant and earn points.  I use this all the time for reservations.
  8. Grub Hub
  9. Uber Eats
  10. Happy Hour Finder
  11. Starbucks
  12. Taco Bell
  13. Dunkin’ Donuts
  14. Krispy Creme
  15. Pizza Hut


  1. Words with Friends
  2. Ballz
  3. Solitaire Blast
  4. Solitaire Ocean Adventure
  5. Candy Crush
  6. Wheel of Fortune
  7. WordScapes
  8. Golf Rival
  9. Cooking Craze 


  1.  Pandora – Streaming music and podcasts
  2.  Amazon Music – Find and Play music you love.
  3.  Spotify – Discover new music and podcasts.
  4. Youtube – Watch videos, listen to music, movies, and more!
  5. Ticketmaster – Order concert tickets and other show tickets with ease.
  6.  Cinemark – Movie reviews, theater locations, tickets, and more.
  7. Regal – Movie reviews, theater locations, tickets, and more.
  8. Groupon –  You can always find something discounted to do or a place to go on Groupon.
  9. IHEARTRADIO – Stream music and podcasts.
  10. Guitar Tuna – This is a guitar tuner not a fish! My good friend says it is Highly accurate!
  11. IDMb – Online Database of information related to movies, tv, and much much more!
  12. Tune in radio – Streaming music and podcasts


  1. TheScore – Sports Scores and more
  2. ESPN
  3. CBS Sports
  4. Yahoo Sports
  5. Bleacher Report
  6. GHIN – Keep track of golf scores and handicaps
  7. Live Scores
  8. NBA
  9. NFL
  10. MLS
  11. MLB
  12. NHL
  13. Nascar Mobile 
  14. NCAA Sports

Social Media 

  1.  Facebook
  2. Youtube
  3. Twitter 
  4. Instagram 
  5. Snapchat 
  6. Facebook Messenger 
  7. Pinterest 
  8. LinkedIn 
  9. Reddit 
  10. Flickr 
  11. Meetup 
  12. Match

TV and Movie Streaming

  1. Netflix
  2. Hulu
  3. Sling TV
  4. Amazon Prime Video
  5. Youtube,
  6. HBO NOW
  7. CBS All Access
  8. fuboTV
  9. Sony Playstation Vue
  10. Redbox TV


  1.  Weather Bug
  2.  The Weather Channel
  3. RadarScope – My cousin, who follows weather and is better than a meteorologist, follows RadarScope!

Travel Apps

  1. Delta
  2. Disney
  3. American Airline
  4. Gas Buddy
  5. Waze – Waze is an awesome app.  It has always been pretty accurate on traffic, construction, directions, and Speed traps.
  6. Groupon – When I travel I also check Groupon for the places I am traveling to.  We have snagged some great deals while traveling.  I have even traveled to Vegas on a Groupon!
  7. FlightRadar24 – Live air traffic.  Always know were your plane is!


  1. Walgreens – Store photos and print.
  2. PhotoScan – Scans hard copy pictures to digital and removes the glare
  3. SnapSeed – editing app
  4. Facetune – editing app
  5. Google Photos 

News Channels  -You can get push notifications about local, national, and international news!

  1. Apple News
  2. Google News
  3. Microsoft News
  4. CNN
  5. New York Times 
  6. Buzz Feed 
  7. Smart News 
  8. FlipBoard
  9. Reddit
  10. Local News Stations
  11. Fox News


  1. MileIQ – Keep Track of Mileage
  2. Fresh books
  3. Quick Books
  4. DocScanner 


  1. abcmouse
  2. bitsboard
  3. Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free
  4. Rosetta Stone
  5. Mindsnacks
  6. NASA app
  7. Quizlet


  1. Google Calendar – We have a family email and we all sync to it.  Great for kids and school emails.  Everyone sees the same emails, so no excuses!
  2. Family Wall – Another way to keep the family organized. This app has shared calendars, lists, and more.
  3. Life360 – This is my favorite Family locator.  It will even detect the speed your teens are driving!
  4. Barnes and Noble 

How do you find Helpful Apps You Will Love?  The best way to educate yourself is to talk to your friends, co-workers, and your kids! My boys know all about apps and that can also be a bad thing.  Always ask your children about new apps and check them out.  You can never be to careful!  Polling your Facebook friends is another great way to find new apps.  When you educate yourself you will always find Helpful Apps You Will Love.

**All Apps in this article have been used by myself or someone I know.

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