5 Apps to Improve Your Smartphone

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Posted by: Chloe Adams Category: Business, Hobbies, Technology Comments: 0 Post Date: September 9, 2019

5 Apps to Improve Your Smartphone

The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather, and video-calling services. But every one of those default apps has at least one alternative on the app stores, and there are often dozens more that can represent a big upgrade.

Here are 5 apps to improve your smartphone’s stock features, and in some cases provide the functionality that is puzzlingly missing from apps in 2019’s starter packs. A number of them also have smartwatch extensions, providing an upgrade on your Apple Watch or Android Wear timepiece’s features too.

SLEEP CYCLE
Android / iOS (Free)

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Set your smartphone’s default alarm to permanent snooze in favour of this app, which aims to dispel your morning blues. It uses your phone’s microphone and accelerometer (the thing that detects when your phone is moving) to track your sleep through sound and movement, then wakes you in your lightest sleep phase near to your alarm time.

DASHLANE
Android / iOS (Free)

The seemingly endless number of passwords needed to sign in to your digital apps and services is dizzying, which makes password security a priority. Alongside the equally well-regarded 1Password, Dashlane password manager will help you generate secure passwords, then encrypts and stores them on your device so you don’t lose track.

CLUE
Android / iOS (Free)

In 2015, Apple came under fire for leaving period-tracking out of iOS’s Health app. The company swiftly rectified the omission, but many women have turned instead to third-party apps like Clue. It’s an easy tool for tracking periods and ovulation, whether you’re trying to get pregnant, store data for a doctor, or simply curious about your cycle.

GOOGLE PHOTOS
Android / iOS (Free)

As a high-powered alternative to your smartphone’s default photo library, Google Photos takes some beating. It backs up an unlimited number of photos (and videos) in the cloud, offers simple but useful editing features, and creates albums for you around specific events, with excellent search features to mine your catalog of images.

GRAMMARLY KEYBOARD
Android / iOS (Free)

If your Achilles heel is confusing “less” and “fewer”, or even “your” and “you’re”, Grammarly is here to help. It replaces the default keyboard and checks your grammar, spelling, and punctuation as you go.

Chloe Adams

Chloe is originally from Midland, TX and moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA where she got her Bachelor's in marketing. She is the Marketing Coordinator for SwipeTrack and loves creating content for and interacting with all of our customers on social media. When she's not at work, you can find her running her nonprofit and podcast, napping, hiking, or watching reruns of The Office with her dog.
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