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5 Tasks That iPhone Apps Can Make Easier

Dave LeClair 27-06-2013

iphone tasksSmartphones, in addition to making phone calls and texting friends, are built to make our lives easier. We have all of these applications at our finger tips so is playing portable games and using iPhone apps that make fart noises the only thing we want to do with our iPhones? Of course it isn’t. We want applications that take the things we have to do on a daily basis and makes them easier.


Thankfully, the App Store is home to plenty of applications that make your life smoother. Will they automate every single thing you need to do in your life? No, but they will take some of those tasks like finding your car, keeping track of your grocery list, and plenty of other tasks a little bit more pleasant.

If you want to make life a little bit easier, download these iPhone task applications and thank me later!

Finding Your Car

Have you ever parked your car in a large lot, only to forget where you parked it? This can be a huge waste of time, as you will have to wander aimlessly around the parking lot, pressing the keyless entry remote until you eventually walk into your car. Or maybe you never found it, and you are reading this article from your smartphone as you spend another day lost in a sea of vehicles.

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Either way, you can solve this problem with a number of iPhone task applications. You can download iCar (Free), Find My Car (Free), iCarPark ($.99), or Find Your Car with AR: Augmented Car Finder (Free). Whichever app you choose, you will never have to worry about finding your car again, all thanks to the magic of GPS and an iPhone.


Losing Weight

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Losing weight will never be an easy task, as no matter what method you use, you are going to have to diet and exercise. However, iPhone apps like MyFitnessPal (which you can read a full review of here MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter - The Best Weight Loss App On The iPhone Everyone knows that losing weight is difficult. It requires a certain level of commitment that not everyone is prepared for. However, when you meet those weight loss goals, it is one of the most satisfying... Read More ), and MyNetDiary, can help you keep track of what you eat and when you exercise, which will make the process more organized.

The extra organization will make the process smoother, and it just might help you meet the goals you could not otherwise achieve.

Keeping Track Of Groceries

When I was young, we kept track of our groceries Become The Best Grocery Bagger In Bag It! [Android & iOS] All of the concepts in the different puzzle games are unique and pretty entertaining, while others seem quite strange at first. For example, who knew that bagging some groceries in a game could be so... Read More on a piece of paper! Can you imagine such a world? Okay, so that was only a few years ago, and I wasn’t actually shopping for groceries because I lived with my parents, but you get the idea. Now, we can simply use apps on our iPhone to keep track of our shopping lists, which is far more convenient than carrying around a pen and paper everywhere we go.


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How often do you remember something you need at the grocery store when you are sitting at home in front of your list? Probably not often, but with apps like Evernote, which we covered here Evernote: A Must-Have App for the iPhone and iPad [iOS] In the last several months, the iOS versions of Evernote have undergone a significant overhaul of their user interfaces, closely mirroring the design and features of the counterpart web and Mac applications. We have added... Read More , Wunderlist, which we’ve reviewed Wunderlist - The Best To-Do List Application On The iPhone [iOS] Wunderlist is one of the simplest ways to keep track of what you need to do. It has an elegant user interface that just makes sense. Anyone can pick it up and figure out how... Read More , and OurGroceries, you can add new items to the list at any time. These apps will make keeping the house stocked with the food you need a whole lot easier, and you can even make them collaborative and share with co-habitants.

Keeping A Budget

Money organization is important. After all, the last thing you want to do is spend more than you earn. Keeping a budget 5 More Personal Finance Budget Apps for Your iPhone [Digital Dollar] If you have an iDevice and need to be tracking how much money you spend, the iTunes App Store has lots of offerings in this category. Below are five budgeting apps, each with something unique... Read More used to require an accounting degree or complicated spreadsheets, but with the iPhone, you don’t need any of that. Instead, you just need to download an application and let it handle those complicated financial matters for you.

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Mint is the most popular application for keeping a budget, and with good reason. It automates the processes by seeing the transactions you perform right from your online banking. Of course, this means you will need to give it access to your account information, which could scare off some users.

If that puts you off then Easy Envelope Budget Aid offers similar features, but requires you to log transactions yourself. While it might not be as easy to use, it’s still better than the old days.

Traveling & Navigation

An iPhone can make traveling easier in an almost limitless number of ways. There are applications that will help you find a hotel Jetsetter - The Perfect App For Last Minute Travelers [iOS] Are you a "fly by the seat of your pants" kind of traveler? While a little stressful at times, if you want to save some money while getting the same accommodations, waiting until the last-minute... Read More , keep track of your plans TripIt - A Travel Organizer That Makes Remembering Your Travel Plans Easy [iOS] Traveling is a giant pain in the rear. You have to book all of your flights, hotels, rental cars, dinner reservations, and so on. After you book it, you have to keep track of all... Read More , digitally store your tickets, and so much more. Obviously, you are going to bring your phone with you when you travel, so why not put it to work and have it make the trip a smoother process. After all, traveling can be stressful, so put that expensive phone to good use and have it trim some of the stress away.

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Of course, once you get to your destination, you are going to need to navigate around. That’s where handy apps like Waze, which we covered in depth here Waze: A Social GPS For Your Daily Commute [iOS] Out of all the navigation apps that are currently on the market, Waze may very well have the best concept. The only catch is that it doesn't have a "big name" backing it (like Google... Read More , and Google Maps will do the job perfectly. You are also going to want to avoid getting a speeding ticket, and that’s where the app Trapster, which we’ve covered Trapster Is The Best Way To Avoid A Ticket While Driving [iOS] Trapster is the iOS app that saves the day for you. It will keep you posted on the hiding places for the police. It offers other cool features that will help you make your driving... Read More , will come into play. 


The iPhone, and smartphones in general, can take those pesky tasks we need to do and make them easier. These tasks are some of many, so with that in mind, we turn to you. What tasks do you think the iPhone has made easier? Do you have any specific iPhone task apps to recommend? Hit the comments section below and let us know!

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  1. vlad
    July 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Many people want mobile apps but think it is too hard to create them. Fortunately now there are quite a lot of useful online services which allow building apps without programming skills and in hours. I am using SnAPPii at the moment and really glad I can feel like a mobile app developer and make apps on my own. Both native and HTML5 apps can be created.

  2. vlad
    June 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Many people want mobile apps but think it is too hard to create them. Fortunately now there are quite a lot of useful online services which allow building apps without programming skills and in hours. I am using SnAPPii at the moment and really glad I can feel like a mobile app developer and make apps on my own.

  3. null
    June 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Nice !!

  4. Justin Dennis
    June 27, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Great look at how smartphones improve our lives :)

    In connection with the losing weight apps, there are some really good exercise apps like RunKeeper. They go a step beyond being pedometers and use the GPS to track your distance, elevation, speed, and whatnot; super useful for people who run a lot. And could be used in conjunction with the apps you mentioned like MyFitnessPal.

    • techguyknows
      June 27, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Yes, nowadays, technology is helping us in our daily lives. Including keeping us fit.

    • Dave LeClair
      June 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks for sharing Justin, and very good points.