Smartphones are probably one of the greatest inventions in recent decades. Can you remember what we used to do with our time before them? Ideal for killing time while waiting for appointments, commuting and even managing your life – is there anything your phone can’t do?
If you spend a lot of time on your phone, then you’re probably feeling a bit of phone fatigue, mindlessly scrolling through your apps looking for something to do. Want to know about the latest releases and trends for March 2018? Take a look at this list of eight cool things to do with your phone this month.
1. Join Vero
Vero is the latest social media app taking the world by storm. Many people, particularly social media influencers have become fed up with the changing algorithms of Facebook and Instagram which is leaving engagement low, and people struggling to get the interactions they need to promote their blog, business etc. Vero is the antidote to this, showing everything in chronological order on your feed, and allowing you to post everything from photos to links quickly and easily. It’s still in its early stages, but the first million users to join the app won’t have to pay a subscription fee, which could be somewhat of a game changer in the world of social media when it starts to take off.
2. Download Final Fantasy XV
You might remember Final Fantasy from your childhood, the role-playing video game series which has continued to be popular with gamers over the years. It’s easy to see why this series is so popular – it combines action with storytelling that adds a little something extra verses all the usual shooter or sports games that are typically popular with gamers. The latest installment is now available in a mobile game version, so you can start playing Final Fantasy 15 on the move – no console required. Ideal if you’re looking for a way to pass the time or you’re simply feeling nostalgic, this is a fun app to have on your phone.
3. Start a blog
Do you know how easy it is to start a blog from your phone? With the latest smartphones, you’ve got all the equipment you need to make a great blog – no camera or PC required. It’s easy to start and run a blog from your phone, and apps like WordPress make it simple for you to write and publish posts. Whatever your niche or subject, you can start creating your blog in minutes to give you a fun new hobby that could even make you some money if you keep it up!
4. Start investing your money
Did you know that you can invest your money from an app? With Acorn, you can. Acorn is a great app that connects to your debit card and your PayPal to round up your purchases – putting aside the rest so that you can put it into small investments. Acorn’s reviews say that it’s a handy app to have, and while it won’t make you rich anytime soon, it could certainly help you save money in the short-term. If you’re looking for ways to grow savings for a vacation, your mortgage deposit or for something special – this could be a great way to do it.
5. Predict your period
As a woman, it’s tough trying to navigate your period – particularly if your body doesn’t run like clockwork. Having a better understanding of your cycle can help you avoid pregnancy or try for a baby, as well as helping you stay on top of any contraception you might be taking. Clue is one of the most popular apps for tracking your period and is simple to use once you get started. Rather than having to work out the dates on your fingers or be caught short without a supply of tampons, using Clue can put your mind at ease and make sure you’re never caught off-guard It’s been put together with extensive research from some of the world’s top universities, with updates all the time to help improve its effectiveness.
How are your New Year’s fitness resolutions coming along? Usually, by this time of year, things can start to fall by the wayside, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get back on track! There are some fitness apps that will help you with everything from fitness coaching to counting calories to help you stick to your weight loss goals. These tools are handy to have while you’re at the gym or working out at home, and a fitness tracker could help you to increase your daily activity by showing you just how many steps you take in a day. Start some new healthy habits today and get your phone to help you out.
7. Have a clear out
Is your wardrobe starting to overflow with clutter? Then why not have a clear out? A good clear out will not only help you to get rid of your unwanted clothing and accessories, but it could help you make some money too. While you can use eBay or Amazon to sell your unwanted goods, one of the most popular for 2018 is Depop, which is loved by fashionistas and is an easy way to sell off your unwanted stuff. Getting to grips with Depop is easy, and you can do everything using just your mobile phone. Remember to take some good images to help your products sell easier, and you could soon have a nice pot of cash to put towards some new spring clothing.
8. Download some Netflix originals
Netflix now allows you to download programmes to your phone so that you can watch them on the move without worrying about your data use. If you’re looking for some great things to watch while commuting or simply to pass the time, then you’ve got some great things to choose from this month. Annihilation starring Natalie Portman is the latest big picture to drop on Netflix, while Jessica Jones and Love have returned for new seasons. Start downloading today and enjoy some of the best new series/films that Netflix has to offer.
Hopefully, this helpful list will keep you occupied for the month ahead. Enjoy discovering new apps and tools that will help you make the most of your phone and keep you entertained!