Guest Blogger Cathy Habas Highlights 7 Time-Saving Apps for Women “on-the-Go” in 2017!

Freelance Writer and Contributor to LA-Story.com, Cathy Habas returns with this informative and useful post on 7 new apps that will save women-on-the-go time and frustration. From single women to moms and everyone in between, there is at least one app for YOU here!

Modern women are practically synonymous with busy. We have careers, families, social lives and hobbies to balance, not to mention finding time to relax, recharge and pamper ourselves. If you are always on the lookout for helpful tools to save time and help you reach your goals, you’re in luck! Here are 7 apps that are sure to help women on the go to kick off the New Year in an unprecedented way:

1. Helpr.

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Finding a qualified babysitter is not as easy as it sounds, and Helpr exists in order to take all the guesswork out of finding a childcare provider. Select a Helpr after viewing their profile, picture and video, and conduct an interview with them if you wish. All Helprs have the same rate of $21 per hour for one child, with an additional $1 per hour charge for each additional child. With Helpr, you have a pool of pre-screened candidates to choose from in order to find a babysitter who really clicks with you and your children. You can make last-minute bookings (at least 90 minutes in advance is recommended) or schedule a babysitting date months in advance. Helpr is perfect for those moments when life throws a curveball. It’s also a wonderful solution if you are traveling and find yourself in need of a babysitter for an afternoon. And if you have a flexible schedule, you could apply to become a Helpr yourself and earn extra income. Helpr is currently available in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Orange County, but there are plans for future expansion. Get it from the App Store
To learn more about this app, visit https://helpr-app.com/

2. Meditation Studio .

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Having a hectic schedule is all the more reason to intentionally have a few quiet moments to yourself. The Meditation Studio app helps anyone, regardless of personal experience with meditation, to do precisely that. There is more than one way to meditate, and Meditation Studio allows you to explore all of these options in a guided fashion. Calm your mind, relax, de-stress and find an inner peace at any time during the day with a session that fits your needs and your schedule. In fact, scheduling “you time” is one of the best ways to ensure you actually take time out of your busy day to take care of yourself, and Meditation Studio syncs with your calendar to remind you when it’s time to take a breather.
Get it from the App Store or Google Play. To learn more about this app, please visit:
http://www.meditationstudioapp.com/

3. Simple Habit

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Simple Habit is another excellent meditation app worth mentioning. With over 50 free five-minute sessions, you can really take your time in deciding whether meditation is right for you before purchasing the full app. The guided meditations available on Simple Habit are characterized by their brevity and their specificity; for example, there are meditations that are appropriate for virtually any kind of issue or circumstance. If you want to improve your levels of stress or anxiety or make the most of your mornings, the mental exercises offered by Simple Habit will help you take care of yourself so you can be the best you can be. Get it from the App Store or Google Play .
To learn more about this app, please visit: https://www.simplehabitapp.com/

4. eFax.

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For the busy businesswoman, finding a public-use fax machine for that rare instance someone wants to receive a fax versus an email could take precious time away from your tight schedule. That’s why the eFax app is so brilliant: when someone wants you to fax something and you’d rather send an email, this app lets you do it! Use the app to attach the document to an email, and your recipient will receive the file on their fax machine. The body of your email is transformed into a cover letter too. You can also get a dedicated fax number and receive “faxes” that are actually delivered straight to your email inbox. No need to buy or maintain a fax machine these days. Get it from the App Store or Google Play.
To learn more about this app, please visit https://www.efax.com.au/features/efax-mobile-app

5. Instacart.

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If you have small children, you know all too well what a production it can be to try to go grocery shopping. Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid all the drama and have groceries delivered straight to you? Well, with Instacart you can! Now you can do your shopping in a matter of minutes and turn your attention to the things that matter more—like spending quality time with your kids or catching up on a work project. Instacart is currently offered in certain major cities in 20 states, but you can sign up to be alerted when it becomes available in your area. And if you’re a busy, on-the-go woman looking for a side job, you can become an Instacart shopper, filling other people’s orders and delivering them for extra cash. Download it from the App Store or Google Play .

6. ParkMe

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Do you dread having to drive downtown? Finding parking is a chore at best and a nightmare at worst. Driving around and around the block to try to find an open parking garage or an available curb-side spot could make you very late for an important meeting. But once you download the ParkMe app, parking woes will be a thing of the past. This app helps you make the most of your time by getting you to your destination in the fastest time possible. It helps you avoid delays by showing you the closest available parking spaces, and also helps you compare prices of parking garages so you can get a great deal as well. Once you’ve parked, you can set a parking timer in order to avoid additional charges or even a ticket. ParkMe is available in major cities around the world and is expanding its service area constantly. Get it from Google Play or the App Store.
To learn more about this app, please visit https://www.parkme.com/

7. OmniFocus

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Available for all Apple OS devices, OmniFocus takes your to-do list to a whole new level, turning it into a “Do, Delegate, Defer” list. Plus, it syncs across all of your devices so that you can leave the office and pick up your work right where you left off on your iPhone or iPad. OmniFocus is full of fantastic features, such as location awareness: if you make a list of things you need to buy for your office, you’ll be notified whenever you’re near an office supply store. This lets you accomplish more things on the go since you won’t have to plan multiple trips. There is also a Pro version of OmniFocus has many more applications than just a tech-savvy list maker, allowing you to create project workflows and custom automated scripts. Get it from the App Store. To learn more about this app, please visit https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus.

Which new apps are you looking forward to making the most of in 2017? Share your tips in the comments below!

Cathy Habas

Bio for Cathy Habas:

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Cathy Habas is a freelance writer who specializes in giving practical tips to busy people. She’ll tackle virtually any topic. Cathy is based in Louisville, KY and works with clients from around the world.

Thanks and appreciation to Cathy Habas for sharing these great apps with us today! There are at least 3 I should be installing on my phone! Which ones interest you?

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

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