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android solutionDuring your typical day, you put up with annoyances or difficulties and probably just accept them as part of life. Things like forgetting where your car is or forgetting your grocery shopping list at home.  The whole point of technology is to make life easier, so I’m here to offer up four Android solutions to a few of those daily annoyances and problems.

Each of these Android apps are offered for free on the Android Market, but you’ll also find the download scan code for your convenience. If any of these issues are the sort of thing you find yourself dealing with every day, go ahead and give them a try.

Carr Matey Will Find Your Car

So you took your family to the mall, and everyone was excited about a fun-filled day of shopping. You all enjoy a great day – forgetting all about the fact that you’ll eventually need to remember where you parked the car. With some parking lots stretching for acres, it’s not always an easy feat. However, with Carr Matey you’ll never lose track of your car again.

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With GPS enabled, the software recognizes where you are. All you have to do is click on “Drop Anchor” and it notes where your car is parked. The pirate theme is kind of cheesy, but it’s also one of the best car locator apps on the Android market.

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If you’re using a parking meter and you want to make sure you don’t go over the time limit, just use the built-in timer to alert yourself that it’s time to get back to your car. When it’s time to go back, you can spot your car on the map by the icon of a ship.

You can either walk to your car by following your location on the map until you reach the ship, or click on “Find Vessel” and use the built-in compass.

You can download Carr Matey using this code:

Live360 Offers Family Safety

Another area of major concern, and a source of a lot of stress for many parents, is the safety of children and teens when they’re away from home. An amazing app that can help parents let go a little bit is Life360.

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Life360 is like a window to the location of all family members, and the dangers in the area. When you first launch the app, it shows local hospitals, fire departments, police departments and even the registered addresses of local sex offenders.

So, if your preteen wants to go to a party that’s located in a neighborhood where there are 2 or 3 convicted sex offenders living next door, at least you’re better informed to make your decision.

The best feature of Life360 is that it helps you keep tabs on the entire family. Just install the app on their mobile device, and they can check in using the app to let you know that they’re okay.

Install the app using this code:

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GTracker Solves Your Grocery Shopping Confusion

Who has time to keep an inventory of the food in your pantry, add those to a grocery list, and then remember to take that list with you? Most of us end up standing in the aisles without any list, because we forgot it at home. Well now there’s a mobile app that can help.

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The cool thing about the app is that it turns several steps into one. You go through your kitchen, take inventory of your food, and then you’re done. Taking inventory involves either typing in the details of each item, or just scanning the barcode on each package.

When you see that items in your inventory are down to zero, just click to add the item to your shopping list.

While you’re going through the grocery store, just click off the items as you buy them. The app keeps track of everything.

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The application is full of a lot of features, so there’s a bit of a learning curve, but once you get use to it, it’s an amazing time saver.

Download GTracker with this code:

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Get Some Rest With Relax and Sleep

I think this is one of my favorite Android apps. There are a lot of people that really struggle to get a good night’s rest, and realistic background noise is the one thing that can do the trick. A cool app called Relax and Sleep provides over thirty amazingly realistic sounds that are sure to lull you to sleep in no time.

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Just to make sure you don’t leave it running all night, you can set up the sounds with a timer so that it’ll shut off automatically.

Download Relax and Sleep with this code:

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These four Android solutions for some of those simple life problems can really reduce the stress in your life and help you enjoy the things that you really love to do, rather than worry about those little things that you don’t.

Have you ever tried out any of these apps? Do you know of any other cool Android apps that solve some of those annoying everyday problems? Share your own resources in the comments section below.

Image credit: Gary Mcinnes

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  3. Jakub Krutsky
    February 4, 2011 at 11:28 am

    When I have suddenly a bit of time while i'm out I always check this new Who's Free app to know if there are maybe some friends near me who are free to do!:) really cool app and it got to the Top 5 in Vator too! check it out: http://bit.ly/htLQDW

  4. Jakub Krutsky
    February 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    When I have suddenly a bit of time while i'm out I always check this new Who's Free app to know if there are maybe some friends near me who are free to do!:) really cool app and it got to the Top 5 in Vator too! check it out: http://bit.ly/htLQDW

  5. anuvaguest
    December 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I agree with Guest. Totally Worldwide we are becoming paranoid morons. Collectively that is. Bad things happen. Always have, always will. BUT, what would (will?) life be like in a total climate of fear? Totally not worth living. For those people suffering from this paranoia I suggest going and looking at a few stories on http://www.HeroicStories.com These are everyday people, in everyday situations doing extraordinary things.... despite fear, paranoia etc. Time to get a life, and teach your children about stranger danger. After all, isn't that what being a parent is all about. Educating your children to be better and caring persons?

  6. Kevin Dethlefs-Moreno
    December 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I'm unsure as to your purpose on this comment, and considering you didn't even leave your name... I'd guess sinister in itself. Although you are correct, people are signing away civil liberties, parents must be informed as well. This is a glass is half empty, glass is half full kind of conversation. We all know that conversation can lead to many extremes.

    • anuvaguest
      December 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      I agree with Guest. Totally Worldwide we are becoming paranoid morons. Collectively that is. Bad things happen. Always have, always will. BUT, what would (will?) life be like in a total climate of fear? Totally not worth living. For those people suffering from this paranoia I suggest going and looking at a few stories on http://www.HeroicStories.com These are everyday people, in everyday situations doing extraordinary things.... despite fear, paranoia etc. Time to get a life, and teach your children about stranger danger. After all, isn't that what being a parent is all about. Educating your children to be better and caring persons?

  7. guest
    December 2, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Life360. What a sinister, nasty idea for an app. Talk about fostering a climate of fear and repression.

    "if your preteen wants to go to a party that’s located in a neighborhood where there are 2 or 3 convicted sex offenders living next door" Seriously? Did I read this right? Before long we will, as a society, be so scared of everything in the real world we will be unable to step out of the front door. I guess that's good for business: scared people buy more - that's well established business psychology.

    I'm a big fan of MUO, but covering an app that even carries this feature - let alone focusing on it as a plus point - strikes me as raving madness. We are rapidly and gleefully sigining away our collective civil liberties for the sake of slaking our thirst for the latest technology.

  8. Robert_M
    December 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Glad that you included Relax and Sleep. I've used it for months now and it's such a life saver. I usually set mines to Rainforest rain and singing frogs to relax my mind :)

    • Brad T.
      December 2, 2010 at 12:33 am

      I've tried Relax and Sleep before, but I still prefer Lightning Bug. Seems to have more adjustment on the sounds and makes for more randomness. Maybe I never looked at Relax and Sleep thoroughly enough since it seems to be the more popular choice. To each their own! :)

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