11 Apps That Will Help You Have The Best Day Ever
With thousands of apps available at your fingertips, it can be hard to sort through the noise to decide which ones you really want and need.
You can find an app to fulfill almost any purpose, but we wanted to narrow down a list that will help you plan and execute an amazing day.
These apps will make your daily schedule more simple, exciting, and fun.
Good morning, sunshine! Use Sleepbot to wake up as well-rested as possible:
If you get a lousy night's sleep, you're more likely to have a lousy day.
Set an alarm with Sleepbot and the app will wake you up when you're sleeping the lightest within a 30 minute window so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. Plus, it can track your movements and record noise (so you'll know if you, well,screamed in your sleep, or something).
Before you head out into the great, wide world, make sure you know what to expect from the skies with Yahoo Weather.
Although Apple's iOS7 release vamped up its built-in weather app, you should check out Yahoo's gorgeous weather app if you're an Android owner. The super-accurate hourly forecast will ensure that you leave home prepped for whatever the day's weather will bring.
BONUS: Live in New York City? Sign up for Poncho and skip the hourly list of temperatures to instead receive a daily text message or email with actionable advice on how to dress for the weather.
Once you're dressed and ready to go, use CoffeeGuru to start the day with a caffeine fix.
Yes, there is a Starbucks on every block. No, you don't have to succumb to those $5 peppermint lattes.
If you'd rather support an independent coffee shops than a big chain, download CoffeeGuru for $1.99 to help you find the best local Joe.
CoffeeGuru is only available for iOS, so if you've got a Droid, tryBeanhunter to find the greatest java haunt in town.
Now that you've picked your spot, you need to get there. Embark or Waze will make your commute a breeze.
If you take public transportation, you'll soon become obsessed with Embark. The app provides step-by-step instructions for the fastest way to get from one place to another and will give you a heads up if your line is running late or has sudden closures. Android owners can rely on Google Maps to recommend the best routes as well.
BONUS: If you live in New York City, you can download MetroNap, which allows you to snooze on the train without fear of missing your stop. Just enter the line and where you're trying to go, and it will vibrate to alert you to get off.
Driving instead of taking public transportation? You need Waze, a community-based, real-time navigation app, to help you avoid traffic and other road issues.