Fortunately, technology has advanced to the point where there are a plethora of apps available to keep us sane while we’re locked inside. We’ve compiled a list of the ones that are worth your time, whether you want to catch up on your workouts, cook yourself a tasty dinner, or even schedule a virtual consultation with your primary care physician. We condensed it down into categories—from exercise to meditation to sleep—and picked the best app option for each after reading tonnes of positive reviews and editorial recommendations.
Mint: Personal Finance & Money
If you’re anything like us, the current round of killer sales is having a big impact on your financial account. This app is a wonderful way to stay on top of your money, whether you’re trying to make a better budget, manage your payments, or even keep your credit score in check
Given that most of us are under quarantine, going to the doctor’s office might not be the best choice. If you’re feeling under the weather, go to Health Tap and in less than a minute, you’ll be connected to a board-certified doctor in the United States by text or video.
Sleep is crucial to keeping healthy, and this is more true now than ever. The Sleep Cycle app tracks your sleep and movement patterns and wakes you up during your lightest sleeping stage, so you wake up feeling less foggy when your alarm goes off, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
It’s difficult to keep track of calories, especially when you’re cooped up inside and consuming more than normal. MyFitnessPal makes food journaling quick, simple, and enjoyable with its database of over four million foods. It’ll also keep track of your activity, whether it’s a jog around the block or a walk to the refrigerator.
Headspace is the real deal, with celebrities like Emma Watson and Gwenyth Paltrow endorsing it. In just a few minutes every day, the app teaches you how to practise mindfulness and meditation, which can help you manage anything from stress and anxiety to sleep and productivity.