June 25, 2021

14 Lifestyle Apps Worth Downloading

After more than a year of being largely cooped up inside, most of us are itching to get out and live our lives. We’re ready to take control of our health. We can’t wait to socialize with our friends again. And we’ve got the travel bug.

But it’s only natural that we somewhat struggle to go back to that lifestyle. Need some help adjusting to “real life” again? These 14 lifestyle apps are here to assist you.

Health and Wellness

1. Headspace

So many people, from mental health experts to celebrities, swear by mindfulness meditation as a means of coping with life’s stresses, big and small. Headspace is one of the top meditation apps available, with many stories, mindful workouts, and music selections to choose from depending on your preference and purpose.

2. HealthTap

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, heading to the doctor for questions about your health is often inconvenient. With just a click of a button, you can access physicians all over the U.S. with HealthTap. You’ll be able to consult top experts for both urgent care or see them regularly for ongoing primary care. You’ll also receive tips and guidance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

3. ShopWell

What we eat plays a critical role in how we feel. But too often, we don’t actually know what we’re eating. That changes with ShopWell. The app allows you to scan the QR code on popular products and learn all about their ingredients and other important dietary information. You can also compare hundreds of thousands of products to choose the best version for you. In addition, you’ll find out about allergens and receive tips from others.

4. Elevate

Here’s a fun one, and it’s about keeping your mind sharp — not just your body. Elevate is a tool for brain training. The app includes more than 35 games and puzzles for boosting productivity, increasing self-confidence, and honing skills in areas like math, reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

5. Exhale

Exhale is marketed as the first emotional app created by and for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC). It features “soul medicine,” inspiring and cultivating self-care and mindfulness practices through guided meditations and visualizations, affirmations, exercises, and much more.

6. Health Pal

Health Pal is your all-purpose health and fitness app. Not only does it track your daily routine, BMI, diet, and much more, but it’s also compatible with other devices you use to monitor your health. You’ll find daily reports, statistics on your achievements, and other information to help you stay on top of your progress and goals.


7. Fever

Do you live in a major metropolitan area? Find out everything your city has to offer with Fever. Nightlife, concerts, pop-ups, tasting events, art and cultural exhibitions, movies, theater show…this app has it all. You’ll also be able to buy tickets directly through Fever and receive recommendations geared to your tastes.

8. Drinkaware

When you’re out having fun, you aren’t always aware of how much alcohol you’re drinking. Drinkware allows you to keep it in check. The free app helps you track your alcohol consumption over time, calculate units and calories, and set goals to encourage you to moderate your drinking so you develop better habits or be more conscientious.

9. Meetup

Looking to meet new people? Meetup is a popular app for connecting with others over shared interests. Discuss books, sample favorite cuisines, visit museums, go shopping, have coworking sessions, and much more. If you don’t see the right group for you, you can always start a new one!


10. TripIt

Now that many of us are starting to travel again, we need a tool to facilitate our trips. TripIt adds convenience to your hectic schedule by keeping all your travel information in one place — flight times, itineraries, and much more. Plus, the app will give you updates if anything changes so you’re not caught off guard.

11. PackPoint

Keep all your essentials organized in one place with PackPoint. The app shows you the weather at your destination and helps you plan what to pack depending on factors like what you’re planning to do, the length of your trip, the current and predicted conditions, and other factors involved in your trip.

12. HotelTonight

No matter where you’re going or what accommodations you’re looking for, chances are you can save time and money by using HotelTonight. The app helps you find a place to stay at the last minute — or ahead of time — and access exclusive rates. You’ll find quality hotels regardless of your budget.

13. Airbnb

Airbnb is a household name. This app allows you to find your “home away from home” — literally. Not only can you find apartments, houses, and other accommodations, but you’ll also be able to connect with people and receive recommendations for things to do, places to eat, and more from locals.

14. Omio

Whether you’re traveling by bus, train, ferry, or airplane, you can book your trip and manage your journey all within Omio. The app also allows you to compare ticket prices. Now, you can also access information about travel disruptions due to COVID disruption so you’re not caught off guard.

Get back to living your life with style and comfort. You don’t have to ease back into the real world alone, either — these apps are there to help you do it.

About the author 

Peter Hatch

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