The best apps to keep you organized:

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start spring cleaning. However, in order to start the cleaning you have to get organized. This can be hard some times, but with these apps it will make everything easier!

#1: Do.List: To Do List Organizer

This is by far one of the best organization apps you can use. It may be $3.99, but it’s totally worth the amount. You will never go unorganized again with this amazing app. The best part about this app is the ability to organize lists into today, tomorrow, and later lists. There’s even a Life List feature that gives you lists for things such as groceries, shopping, packing, and shows to watch. You can easily drag and drop things to prioritize your tasks. You can even sync this app to your Apple Watch!

#2: To Do List:

This app is perfect because it incorporates your to-do list with your calendar. No matter what, you will be a better organizer using this app! You can easily add tasks anytime you wish. With this app, you can also assign categories to your tasks. Unfortunately, this wonderful app is not free. You can choose to pay $9.99 per month or you can pay $49.99 per year after your three day trial ends.

Both of these apps are amazing ones to choose from ! You cannot go wrong with either of these apps. Let your organization begin!

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How to download an app on your iPhone:

One of the amazing aspects of an iPhone is the ability to download apps and use them anytime you want. As long as you have LTE service, you can use the apps anytime and anywhere. If you are having trouble figuring out how to download an app, then follow the steps below!

Step #1: Open the “App Store” app on your iPhone

Step #2: Tap the “Search” icon in the lower right-hand corner

Step #3: In the search bar, search for the type of app you want to find

Step #4: Once you have searched for the type of app you want, a list of available apps will show up

Step #5: Tap the “Get” button on the app you want and it will download onto your iPhone

Once the app is done downloading, you can tap it to open it up and access it anytime you want. Now you can download anything you want straight to your iPhone!

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The best grocery apps to save you time and money:

The errand we love and hate: grocery shopping. While it is definitely a necessity, standing in those long lines is not fun. Not to mention the trouble of figuring out exactly where your one item is in the store.

Thankfully with all the new technology, there’s an app that makes things extremely easy. These apps not only allow you to create a grocery list on your phone, but some of them even help you find coupons for exactly what you need.

#1: Flipp

This app is ranked at the top of the list because it matches coupons from your favorite brands. It will easily find the coupons you need while you shop. Flipp also offers the weekly ads from other retailers.

#2: MealBoard:

If you struggle with organizing recipes and your grocery list then this app is exactly what you need. It will manage all of your recipes for you. It will even keep track of your grocery list. You can even figure out what you do and do not have in your pantry.

#3: AnyList:

AnyList is another app that is perfect for those who struggle with organization. It will keep everything perfectly organized for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing. This app also allows you to share your grocery list with anyone. This way you won’t forget anything that’s needed.

#4: Grocery iQ:

Grocery iQ is a wonderful app because it helps you shop smarter. You can easily scan the bar code of any product by using your phone’s camera. Scanning this bar code will allow the app to remember what you purchased so it’s easier to add these items to your next grocery list.

#5: Out of Milk:

The best part about this app is it’s “Pantry List” feature. This feature will tell you exactly when your stock of certain items is low. This will prevent you from ever running out of anything, hence the name of the app.

You never have to worry about grocery shopping being difficult again! Each one of these apps provides a unique feature that you will totally love.

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Create a customized phone vibration:

Have you ever constantly checked your phone waiting for that one person to reply? Thankfully, there is an easy way to customize a phone vibration specifically for that person.

Step #1: Open your “Contacts” app

Step #2: Find the person in your Contacts list

Step #3: Tap “Edit”

Step #4: Scroll down and choose “Vibration”

Step #5: Choose “Create New Vibration” and select a custom vibration for that person

Now you will always know when that specific person texts you back!

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Set a timer for your music

Sometimes it seems like we can never fall asleep. No matter what we do, we can’t get ourselves to fall asleep. This gets annoying very quickly because I always feel tired after a bad night of sleep.

After trying several different things, I have figured out that softly playing music in the background actually helps me fall asleep. This gives me a background noise that is not distracting and it also helps block out other noises that I cannot control.

I used to let my music play all night long, until I figured out that I can actually set a timer for it. Setting a timer allows me to fall asleep easily and then my phone automatically turns off my music for me. If you wish to try out this trick then follow the steps below!

Step #1: Open the “Clock” app

Step #2: Tap “Timer”

Step #3: Tap “When Timer Ends”

Step #4: Choose “Stop Playing” and select the amount of time you want your music to play.

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Make your iPhone battery last longer with these tricks:

Have you every looked down at your phone only to realize it’s about to die again? You definitely don’t want to have to carry a phone charger with you wherever you go. Thankfully there are some easy tricks to make sure you get the most out of your battery life.

The first trick is to be aware of your location service. With an iPhone, you have the unique ability to choose if you want the app to locate your phone never, only while using the app, or always. If you have chosen always, this will drain your battery because your phone is constantly updating it’s location for that specific app. Make sure to choose “While Using the App.”

Watching for push notifications is the second trick to watch out for. If you have your notifications turned on for an app, your phone will be using a lot of battery to update the app throughout the day. However, you can choose to turn them off or to only show them on specific screens.

Another trick to save your battery is using a black or dark wallpaper as your screensaver. If you have a bright wallpaper, your phone will be using it’s battery to “light up” each individual pixel of your wallpaper. If you choose a dark background, your phone will use less battery to light up your screen.

Using airplane mode is definitely a great way to save your battery life. When it is turned off, your iPhone will always try to connect to a cellular network wherever you go. However, putting your phone on airplane mode will prevent this from happening. You need to be aware that your phone will not receive calls or make calls when airplane mode is turned on.

Turning your display and brightness down will also help save your battery. The brighter your screen, the more battery your phone will use to light up your screen.

Now you are aware of a few tricks to help you save your battery!

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How to send your exact location in iPhone messages:

Have you ever needed to send someone your exact location, but didn’t know how? If you have an iPhone, you have the unique ability to send someone your exact location through the Messages app on your phone.

For this to work, you need to make sure you have Location Services turned on and you also need to allow Messages to access it.

Step #1: Open a specific conversation in Messages.

Step #2: Tap on the recipient’s name.

Step #3: Tap the info (i) icon.

Step #4: Tap “Send My Current Location.”

That is all it takes to send your friend your precise location!

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Use Your iPhone to Measure Anything:

Have you been stuck at the store wondering if a certain decoration will fit on your wall at home? Or maybe you were shopping for the perfect carry-on for your next trip? You may be the type of person that takes a tape measure with you when you are shopping for something specific, but what if I told you there was a much easier way to measure things? All you have to do is pull out your iPhone and open an app!

Step #1: Open the “Measure” app on your iPhone.

Step #2: You will see an option titled “Camera View” that you will need to tap. Once you tap that option then there will be a prompt that tells you to “Move iPhone to start.”

Step #3: Use the camera view to find the object you wish to measure. When a white dot appears, place the dot at the starting point of the object and tap the “+” icon on the screen.

Step #4: Move your iPhone to finishing point of the object and tap the “+” icon again to finish the measurement. You will see a white line that displays the distance between the two dots you connected.

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How to Share the WiFi Password With One Tap on Your iPhone:

Have you ever welcomed several guests into your home and they are all asking what your WiFi password is? It may not be a big deal, but if you don’t remember what the password is then it could be frustrating. Thankfully there is a much easier way to share your WiFi password with others without having to look it up every single time.

For this trick to work, you need to make sure to turn on the WiFi and Bluetooth on both iPhones. Both phones will also need to have at least the iOS version 11. Once you have everything set up the way it is supposed to, then you can follow the steps below!

Step #1: Have your friend go into the Settings app and “WiFi.” Then they will need to choose the network option that you are connected to.

Step #2: When your friend is trying to connect, you will get a pop-up notification asking if you would like to share your password.

Step #3: Tap “Share Password.” and hold the two phones close together.

That is all it takes to share your WiFi password!

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Calculate Your Tip Amount Using a Shortcut on Your iPhone:

Calculating a 10% tip is easy, but if you are trying to calculate a 13 or 17 percent tip, then you will probably struggle. You could write out the math or use your calculator, but what if there was an iPhone shortcut that calculated the tip automatically?

Apple recently introduced the Calculate Tip shortcut you can download using the Shortcuts App. This shortcut will tell you how much your tip should be and what your total amount is.

Follow the steps below to activate this shortcut!

Step #1: Download the Shortcuts app and open it.

Step #2: Tap “Gallery.”

Step #3: Type in “Tip” and select “Calculate Tip” from the suggestions.

Step #4: Tap “Get Shortcut.”

Step #5: Once the shortcut is downloaded, you will find it in the “Library” section of the app.

Step #6: Enter your bill amount and tap “OK.”

Step #7: Select the tip percentage you wish to provide.

After you have completed all the steps, the shortcut will tell you the exact top amount and then give you the total amount of your bill.

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How to Pay for Dinner With Your iPhone:

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Instead of rummaging through your purse to find wallet in order to pay for something, you could simply pull out your iPhone. Apple Pay is almost like magic because you can easily pay for anything with the touch of a button. This amazing feature allows you to pay for anything using your iPhone as long as the store has a compatible terminal.

Before you set up Apple Pay, you need to make sure your bank supports Apple Pay. Once you confirm that Apple Pay is supported, you will need either a password, Touch ID, or Face ID set up on your phone.

Once you have everything set up, follow the steps below!

Step #1: Open the Wallet app on your iPhone.

Step #2: Tap the blue + icon.

Step #3: If you are asked to sign in to your iCloud account, follow the directions on your screen.

Step #4: Tap “Continue.”

Step #5: Scan your debt or credit card or you can enter the information manually.

Step #6: Choose “Next” to verify your card information. Once you verify your info, you will receive a confirmation text, call, or email from your bank.

Now you have everything set up and you are ready to start paying with your phone! When you are ready to make a payment, hold your phone close to a terminal that has an Apple Pay icon, then wait for the Wallet popup to appear, and confirm the purchase.

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5 Alarm Clock Apps to Get You Out of Bed in the Morning

Sometimes no matter what we do, we can’t bring ourselves to get out of bed in the morning. If you are extremely tired in the morning, that could be the hardest part of your day. It is definitely too easy to hit the snooze button in the morning. If you struggle to wake up then you need one of these alarm clock apps.

#1: Cuckuu

Cuckuu isn’t just an alarm click. It also has the ability to remind you to do anything. It can handle waking you up in the morning along with handling your daily to-do list. You can create an event to either be secret, share it, or have it be public. If your account is public, other users of the app can send you encouraging messages to help you meet your goals. If you are an Apple user, the app can also access your Apple Watch. Luckily this app is completely free for Android and Apple users.

#2: Wakie Chat

Wakie Chate takes a completely different approach to waking you up in the morning. Instead of waking you up with a sound, you wake up to a live video chat from a complete stranger. It may seem odd, but this communication is an effective way to wake up your brain in the morning. All you have to do is select a specific time you want to be woken up by a call. No need to worry about your privacy, because your personal information is always kept safe. This app is available to Android and Apple users.

#3: Snoozle

Snoozle follows in the footsteps of Wakie Chat by waking you up to encouraging voice messages from friends and family. These messages will automatically delete after you hear them, but this means you will wake up to something completely new each morning. You can also create messages for other users to hear. If you have trouble falling asleep, you can use Snoozle Lullabies to help you calm down.

#4: WakeMe

Instead of waking up to encouraging voice messages, WakeMe users personalized videos from friends and family. Use the app by choosing a time, date, and reason for your alarm. You can select the friends and family you wish to receive video messages from. Your friends and family will have the ability to create videos up to 15 seconds in length. You will start each morning with a smile after receiving your personalized message.

#5: Galarm

Galarm is a good app if you want social and non-social alarm features. You can set an alarm or reminder for yourself or you can choose to have a friend join in on your alarm. The friend you choose will also be notified when your alarm or reminder goes off. They can even nudge you if you missed the notification. You can even create group alarms for multiple users.

These apps provide a new and exciting way to be woken up in the morning. Hopefully they will make your mornings just a little bit easier.

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The 4 Best Budgeting Apps

If you are anything like me, then keeping track of finances can be difficult sometimes. You have to handle bills, track receipts, and pay debts while also keeping your financial health in good condition. This can be overwhelming at some points because there is so much to keep track of. However, with today’s technology keeping track of your finances is much easier. Below are the top four apps for you to choose from depending on your needs.

#1: You Need a Budget (YNAB)

This app may have budget in the name, but it is more of a money management application. You Need a Budget actually makes you evaluate how you organize your money. YNAB makes sure every dollar you spend and every dollar you earn is accounted for. This app forces you to create envelopes for each topic you want to dedicate money towards such as bills, restaurants, and movies. If you need to pay off some debts, YNAB helps you track your debt repayments while also helping you manage how you currently spend your money. This app syncs with your checking, savings, and credit accounts to automatically tracks your spending. You can choose to either download this app on your phone or you can access it over the Web. Unfortunately, this app will cost $7 per month once the 34-day free trial ends. If you are a student, you have the ability to sign up for a no cost subscription for one year.

#2: Mint

If you are a lover of budgeting, then Mint is the perfect app for you. You can choose from a variety of topics to start your budgets. You also get to set a dollar limit for you to stick to each month. You can easily sync your bank accounts to the app so it can keep track of your transactions automatically. This means Mint will automatically update the budgets you have created in the app to the dollar amount you spend in each category for the month. Syncing your data will also allow Mint to send you notifications when you are over budget for the month. You can also set alerts for future bills. Another function of this app is the ability to set savings goals. The best part about Mint is that it is completely free with no added costs of any king.

#3: Goodbudget

Just like YNAB, Goodbudget uses the envelope method to help you save your money. However, Goodbudget gives you the ability to share your budget across an entire household. This makes it easy for you and your spouse to track your finances together. Unfortunately, you will have to manually enter transactions because there is no bank syn option. Goodbudget is free to use if you only have a limited number of accounts, but if you have a large budget then you will be required to pay $6 per month.

#4: Every Dollar

Every Dollar is an app created by finance guru, Dave Ramsey. His approach begins with you building an emergency fund and paying off any debts you have. Once that is complete, then you move to investing for your retirement and your children’s future. This app is extremely easy to use because all you have to do is enter your income and planned expenses. Once you have entered the date, you will get an overview with your financial strengths and weaknesses listed. If you pay for Every Dollar Plus, you can sync your transactions to the app automatically. The Plus version will be $10 per month, but you do have access to a smaller, free version.

Tracking your finances can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. Hopefully one of these apps will make it easier for you!

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How to prevent robocalls from reaching your iPhone

Robocalls are very annoying and they only seem to be getting worse these days. Unfortunately, spammers can use cheap technology to gain your information. How do you stop these calls from reaching your phone? Thankfully there are several easy ways to prevent your iPhone from receiving them.

Register your phone number on the Do Not Call registry:

If you are constantly getting robocalls, the first thing you should do is register your phone number. This is the best protection you can have against any spammer. When you register your phone number, you are registering with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Any scammers are not allowed to call you if your number is registered.

Certain applications can prevent the calls:

Depending on your cell phone carrier, you may be eligible for a free app that screens the calls for you. Some of these free apps include T-Mobile Scam Block, Spring Premium Caller ID, Verizon Call Filter, and AT&T Call Protect. All of the four apps previously listed are available through your carrier. Fortunately there are also third-party apps you can download to block these calls as well.

Block numbers on your iPhone:

One of the amazing features of iPhones, is the built in capability to block any phone number. This may be time consuming since you will have to manually block each number, but it is still effective. You can easily block any number with just a few taps.

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How to take a screenshot on your iPad or iPad Pro:

Have you ever wanted to have a picture of something that pops up on your screen? Thankfully Apple introduced the screenshot feature to all their products. With just a few clicks of a button, you can easily snap a picture of whatever shows up on your screen.H

Step #1: Open the screen you want to have a picture of.

Step #2: Press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPad Pro and AT THE SAME TIME your press the volume up button on the right side of your iPad Pro.

The screen will flash and you will hear the sound of a camera. You can easily find this screenshot in the Photos app.

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Share Your iTunes Library:

You and your friends just finished creating the perfect playlist for your upcoming road trip, but how can you all have access to it?Thankfully iTunes has the amazing feature of sharing your music library. You can easily share your iTunes library through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

How to Share Your iTunes Library Using WiFi:

Step #1: Make sure your iTunes sharing function is enabled. You can check this by going to “System Preferences”, then to “Security.” After you tap Security then you need to tap “Firewall” and go into your “Advanced” settings. You will then see an option to allow media sharing.

Step #2: Sign in with your Apple ID. Make sure that all devices you want to share with are also signed in using the SAME account.

Step #3: Open iTunes and then in the top left-hand corner of your screen, tap “File.” Then select “Home Sharing” and tap “Turn on Home Sharing.”

Step #4: On another device, sign into the SAME iTunes account. Tap the music icon in the upper right-hand corner and this will show you a dropdown list of things. At the bottom, you will the IDs for all the available iTunes libraries at that moment.

How to Share Your iTunes Library Using Bluetooth:

If you want to share your iTunes library, but you cannot connect to any Wifi, then your best option is Bluetooth. In order to share your library correctly, you will need to download a music sharing app from the App Store. The best app you can choose is MyStream because it is completely free to use. Another app you can download is PairShare, but this app costs $0.99.

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How to use Find My iPhone:

Find My iPhone does exactly what the name suggests. With this application, you can easily track your iPhone. You can easily see your phone’s location at anytime. Find My iPhone also allows you to track up to five other devices using the app.

If your phone battery has died and you are unable to locate your phone, then you can easily find it using this app because it records the last known location of the phone before it dies.

How to Turn on Find My iPhone:

Step #1: Tap the “Settings” app.

Step #2: Tap on your name.

Step #3: Tap “iCloud” and then “Find My iPhone.”

Step #4: Tap the toggle button next to “Find My iPhone” to turn the feature on. When it is on, the color green will appear. Also make sure that “Send Last Location” is turned on.

When the Find My iPhone feature is turned on, you will be able to see the location of your phone in the app.

How to Track Your Family’s Phone on Find My iPhone:

Step #1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.

Step #2: Tap on your name at the top of the screen.

Step #3: Tap “Family Sharing.”

Step #4: Tap “Add Family Member” and choose how you want to invite them to be tracked.

After your family member has accepted your invitation to be tracked, they will need to turn on “Location Sharing.” Once they have turned on Location Sharing, you will be able to see their location anytime you open your Find My iPhone app.

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How to Set an Alarm on Your iPhone:

Thanks to updates in technology, you have the ability to do amazing things just using your phone. Did you know that you can set alarms straight from your iPhone? This means you no longer have to worry about carrying around an alarm clock wherever you go! You can set alarm for the perfect nap, to remember an assignment is due, or just to wake you up in the morning. Follow the steps below to learn how to set up an alarm!

Step #1: Open the “Clock” app on your iPhone.

Step #2: There will be five options displayed across the bottom of your screen. Tap “Alarm.”

Step #3: Tap the “+” button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Step #4: Use the scrolling options to set the exact time you want.

Step #5: You can choose to repeat the alarm if you want, but it is not necessary.

Step #6: Tapping “Label” will allow you to name your alarm.

Step #7: Tapping “Sound” will give you a variety of noises to choose from.

Step #8: The snooze icon allows you to press the “Snooze” icon when your alarm goes off. You can turn this on or off.

Step #9: Tap “Save” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Once you save your alarm, you will find it under the “Alarm” section of the application. You will notice a toggle icon to the right of your alarm and this is how you turn it on or off. When you tap the icon and see the color green, that means the alarm is on and will go off at the indicated time.

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Free Alternatives to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

While Microsoft Office is one of the most reliable operating systems you can find, you unfortunately have to pay to use any of their software. Some new laptops come with a free trial of Microsoft Office, but that will soon expire and leave you in need of a replacement.

Lucky for you, there are other options you can download and use for free. Each of the options listed below include tools for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.

LibreOffice:

LibreOffice is software that is completely maintained by a group of volunteers that work to improve stability and adding new features. Thanks to the community of volunteers, LibreOffice has a frequent update schedule. It’s also free for business and at-home users. It is compatible with all Microsoft document formats. In this program, you will find six tools: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. LibreOffice is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Google Docs:

If you are working as a team or you often switch between a Mac and a PC, then Google Docs is the way to go. Google Docs can easily run in any browser, and it is available as a mobile application for Apple and Android users. The best part about Google Docs is that is automatically syncs and saves your work. This prevents you from worrying about transfers and backups. Google Docs is easy to use and provides a simple layout for you to follow.

Microsoft Office Online:

Microsoft created free online applications in order to keep up with the free options provided by Google. If you are used to working on a PC, then this will be the most familiar to you. It easily allows you to share your projects through your Microsoft OneDrive account. All you have to do is log in using your Microsoft account and you are ready to go.

WPS Office Free:

WPS Office Free is a simpler version of the premium Microsoft Office, but you would barely notice. You have access to just as many features as the premium version. This free version allows you to save your work in the same way, so there’s no confusion. However, there is no database software, but you will have a free PDF reader that acts as a replacement for the built-in app. The only downfall of this option is that it is only available to users of Windows, Linux, and Android.

Open365:

If you choose to use Open365, you will get more than just a typical office suite. Open365 is a full cloud that pulls in a selection of open source software for you to use. It provides the best features from all the other free software options like Writer, Calc, and Impress from LibreOffice, with PHotoshop-esque from GIMP, and cloud storage from Seafile. Open365 has everything you need.

If you were worried about finding a free version of the Microsoft software, you no longer have to be! Each of the options listed above provides a free alternative based on what you need.

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How to Follow Your Favorite Places on Google Maps:

Have you ever wished there was an easier way to stay up to date on your favorite places? Lucky for you, Apple just released an update for Google Maps that does just that. Once you follow a certain place on the app, you will receive alerts about upcoming events. special offers, and more.

If there is a certain place you wish to get updates on, then the first thing you need to do is open the Google Maps app. After the app is open, search for the specific place in the search bar. After you’ve found the place, tap the “Follow” button.

In the app, you can follow as many places as you want. Google Maps now provides an easy way to receive updates about your favorite places.

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