Lifestyle Apps

Lifestyle apps constanly appear in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and at least attempt to make our lives easier. 

    Pinna is an audio streaming service for kids aged between three and twelve. Thousands of podcast episodes, audiobooks, and songs cover entertainment and education. The educational topics cover history, art, music, and literacy. The entertainment includes popular computer games and sports. Kids can listen to the audio content using a downloadable app on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices or through a web browser on desktops and laptops. A limited amount of free content is available to assess Pinna, with a subscription providing much more extra listening material and resources, such as printable teaching and learning packs.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Aworld in support of ActNow is a free app produced to support the United Nations' campaign to provide individuals with information and guidance to take action against climate change. The app informs, educates, and motivates its users to build climate-change-fighting habits into their lives. Aworld is a free app with no advertisements, purchases, or subscriptions. It is available on iOS and Android devices. Children under 14 need their parent's permission to use the app.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    AppBlock gives you tools to support your self-control. If you find yourself too distracted by social media, wasting too much time with games, or constantly waiting for the next notification, AppBlock is an app designed to help. You choose which apps to block and when. You also set how easy they are to unlock. AppBlock works on iOS and Android devices. It is free to download and comes with a seven-day free trial becoming fully active with a subscription. The app's core functionality remains even if you choose not to subscribe. Parents, teachers and older children will likely get the most out of AppBlock.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    TingMe has been built from the ground up to provide kids with a much safer social media experience than mainstream platforms like FaceBook and TikTok while replicating the key functionality. The app uses parent verification and biometric locks to ensure users are who they say they are. Only those under 14 can use the app. TingMe's apps are free to download on iOS and Android. After a free trial, a low-price subscription covers up to three kids. There are no advertisements, in-app purchases, or selling of your kids' data.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    iSharing: GPS Location Tracker is a location-tracking app that updates family group members with each member's current and historic locations. It has many convenient features, such as geofencing, driving reports, chat, and Street View. The app has support for 24 languages including: English, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin. Every family member needs to download the free iSharing app. There is a seven-day free trial available for iSharing: GPS Location Tracker. You can extend this by subscribing. Only one family member must pay for the subscription and invite other family members. If you do not renew the subscription, the app still provides limited features.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Zigazoo brings the short-form video social media experience to kids in a safe and human-controlled app. Kids who are supervised and join Zigazoo with their parents' approval can create videos, respond to challenges, and view their friends' creations within a safe and positive environment. Zigazoo's app is free to download on iOS and Android. It is fully functional, giving kids access to the creation and viewing section but includes optional extras available as in-app purchases and NFT collectibles.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Diarium is an app as the most functional & feature-rich journal for all devices lets you keep all your precious memories in one place and even reminds you to write down your experiences every day.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    DailyBean is an app that is a simple diary app for those who want to record their daily lives easily.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    CV Engineer is an app and a simple and free way to build a PDF resume for your job applications.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    XCWeather is one of the more popular and good weather apps. It features the basics, including extended forecasts, hourly forecasts, and the like. Other features include radar, some of the best Wear OS support of any weather app, and more. It also includes a MinuteCast feature. It predicts rain on a minute-by-minute basis so you can plan your day a little easier.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Daily Water Tracker is an awesome app that will help you to stay hydrated by reminding you to drink water. Developed by Energy Flow, Drink Water Reminder can record statistics to see your progress day by day. This app is a stress-free way to stay hydrated.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Daylio is a mood journal that aims to help users track moods and related activities. Daylio is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Five Minute Journal is a simple app with one goal in mind: improve your life just five minutes at a time, twice a day. Five Minute journal app is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Kids Finance teaches kids about finance and money matters. Parents use an in-app token called Ki-Fi to pay allowances and reward completed chores, and parents set the conversion between Ki-Fi and real money. The app has an option to combine it with a payment card with parental safeguarding options. Kids Finance is entirely free to use with the Ki-Fi functions. You can download an iOS app that works equally well on iPhone and iPad or an Android app. The payment card functionality is not part of this review and may entail extra charges.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Oliiki is a parenting app that empowers users to learn, read about, and implement strategies to best support a baby's brain development. The app consists of scientifically proven tasks to complete at different stages of pregnancy and infancy from conception up to two years of age, with the targeted outcome to improve the key areas of brain development. Categories such as sensory, social and emotional, communication and language and expressive art and design, are just some of the area’s waiting to be explored as acknowledged key milestones in a baby’s first learning journey. Oliiki is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices, with a subscription-based package available to explore all that the app can offer.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Ok Away provides reassurance that everything is okay to the families of backpackers, travellers, hikers and other globally-minded adventurers and support when it might not be. The app’s toolset provides a depository for relevant details such as contacts and travel insurance.  Ok Away updates constantly changing information such as the traveller’s location, departures, and arrivals. Should a traveller’s family and friends become concerned, the app has an initiative to help collate relevant information and get local eyes peeled. The app is available on Android and iOS devices as a free download and does not require payment to use any of its features.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Thinkladder is an app for encouraging reflection and supporting the development of new perspectives to aid mental health and wellness. It is based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and written with the help of mental health professionals. The app is available on iOS and Android for free. Users choose themes that reflect the aspects of their lives they would like to improve, and you unlock each of these through an in-app purchase, or you can unlock all of them with a discounted single purchase. Thinkladder can be used with supervision with kids aged 13 and above.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    eyeZy is a powerful parental control app that gives parents a lot of information about their kid’s use of their devices. Once installed and linked to kids’ Android or iOS devices, you can monitor location, messaging, photos, social media and more using eyeZy’s web-based dashboard. eyeZy is a subscription-based service with a comprehensive supporting website and interactive examples of the app at work. Some features require rooting your Android device or Jailbreaking your iOS device.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad Web


    Pepper app is the primary way of interacting with Pepper's food and recipe-based social media platform. The platform is built for sharing, finding, and appreciating great recipes and, of course, the meals that result. At the moment, Pepper is available only on iOS devices as a free download. After you've created an account, the app will be fully functional. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    My Gnome on the Roam is full of ideas for 15-minute fun activities for kids that can help them share quality time with their parents. The app is most at home on a parent's device so that they can receive the ideas and put time aside for their kids. My Gnome on the Roam app is available on iOS and Android as a subscription service that begins after a 14-day free trial.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The application Perfect People is a role-play simulation suitable for ages 4 and above that explores all aspects of life such as growing up, finance, personal responsibilities, responsibility for the environment, working, socialising and much more. Guide the cute AI characters through the twists and turns of life and the choices they make. You could be the Teacher's Pet or a Social Butterfly. Have a Happy Home and become a Baby Maker, or play the stock market and earn a mountain of coins. Can you become the Perfect person?

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Fabulous is a daily planner and self-care habit tracking app focuses on providing support when you are developing healthy habits that enrich your life and promote well-being. You can download the Fabulous app easily on Google Play or Apple Store.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad