The free apps that will transform your life.

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“New year, same old mess-of-a-you but with new and better technology to trick people into thinking you’re a functioning human being.”

New year, new you. Right?

Wrong.

New year, same old mess-of-a-you but with new and better technology to trick people into thinking you’re a functioning human being.

If you’re drowning in emails, feeling a little less than sharp after the silly season or just want to chill out for a mo’, we’ve got the apps that will help you do it.

Stop lining up for coffee. Soothe your crying baby and indulge in a little light reading, you’ve earned it.

Unroll.Me

Remember when you subscribed to that obscure science journal which only covers breaking news about mould? No? Of course you don’t. But week in and week out they send you updates that make you eye your loofah suspiciously every time you’re in the shower.

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Not anymore. Unroll.Me let’s you instantly see a list of all your subscription emails. Unsubscribe from the ones you don’t want and bundle the rest together into one mid-morning snackable subscription.

Incredible.

Skip

You know what takes up time? Queueing for stuff. You know who’s busy and important? You are.

Never waste another second waiting for coffee with Skip that let’s you pre-order from your local cafe and save yourself the small talk.

Pocket

Pocket has been around for a while, probably because it’s genius. It lets you save articles or web pages to your ‘pocket’ so you can peruse them at your leisure.

Simply Being

Now you’ve got so much extra time, what are you going to do with it? Chill the f*ck out for a second.

Simply Being is a mindfulness app (another good one is Headspace), that will guide you through mindfulness exercises and keep you in the moment.

Vocabulary  builder

I could expound on the advantageousness of possessing a sophisticated lexicon to trounce your bookish antagonists for an interminable period… OR I could just let Mamamia‘s Jessie Stephens do it on Mamamia Outloud:

Vocabulary Builder is the app guaranteed to make you sound smarter.

White Noise

After a huge day of being a total boss, you’ll probably need a good night’s sleep. White Noise brings you ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax during the day and conk out when the sun goes down.

 

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