It’s safe to say that in this day and age there is an app for everything. DESIblitz explores the top apps that women need in their lives.
Every woman on the go needs to stay informed
It’s safe to say we live in an age where there are literally apps for everything, whether it is for bus times, yoga positions, or even as a flashlight.
There are also many many apps out there catered for specifically gendered needs, and it can be quite a lot to go through.
For women in particular there are apps that are convenient and a real need in their day to day busy life styles.
DESIblitz explores the top apps that women need in their lives.
Circle of 6
It’s sad to admit but safety is still a really big issue, despite it being 2016. Circle of 6 is designed to stop the violence before it happens.
Users pick 6 of their closest friends, and works as a portable way to look out for each other, whether they’re going on a night out or a date.
If users feel uncomfortable or unsafe, then they can discreetly use the app to send an automatic pre-programmed SMS alert message which will have their exact location.
It’s quick and discreet enough to not cause any issues. It is also available in Hindi and localised for Delhi.
Period Tracker, My Calendar
Despite having periods for years on end, it’s still hard to actually keep track of them and do the math – especially if you have a busy lifestyle.
Have no fear, this app ensures that you will not have to deal with the messy aftermath of forgetting your period.
It also has many other functions, as it tracks users menstrual cycles, it can keep track of ovulation cycles and symptoms associated with every period.
In addtion, it is super customisable and can even act as a pill reminder in case you have a tendency to forget to take it.
Now we all know Uber is great for transport, but it hasn’t had the best press when it comes to safety, with numerous horror stories about the drivers taking advantage of their passengers.
Lyft offers a way for users to get home without having to hail a cab, or wait on a dark street vulnerable.
It may not be a particularly gendered app, however with each and every driver taken through background checks and DMV checks, alongside a rating system, it’s more reliable for those with concerns over their safety.
Every woman on the go needs to stay informed, however it’s hard to find an app that will give you the news that you need.
Flipboard is great as it works as a personal magazine, so you can easily get straight to the news that you want to read and not get bogged down by the excess.
It’s easy to read and really is your own magazine, catered so that users will read the best articles about what they’re interested in.
We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve bought something in a shop, only to find it cheaper somewhere else. Well this is where ShopSavvy comes in to make sure users get the best deal available.
By tracking deals from your favourite local stores alongside also having a special barcode tracking system, never again will you feel the pain of paying too much for a product.
It’s probably more important in this day and age to stay organised, especially for a woman on the go. Evernote works by giving users a place to write and collect their ideas in easily searchable notes, checklists, drafts and to-do lists.
You can also use camera capture to scan and comment on paper, this includes handwriting, sketches, business cards and printed documents.
It’s really an easy way to keep everything together and even sync your notes across different devices. It is a must if you struggle to stay organised.
Ever get in a situation where a guy has been pushy and asked for your number, to the point where you have to give him a fake number?
Ever then have to deal with the guy dialing the number right in front of you to make sure it’s not fake?
This is where fake call comes in, as there will always be a pushy person, and unwanted attention in certain environments, and not everyone is prepared to argue back until their face is blue.
Fake Call works by simulating a fake caller ID, to help users get out of awkward situations.
It’s safe to say that there is not only an app for everything, but there are also apps for specific genders.
Whether it’s wanting to stay organised in your professional life and personal life, or simply just wanting to stay safe when out and about, there is an app to help you out.
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