8 Essential Apps for Millennials

How much time do Millennials spend on their phone? According to my Moment app, I spend 4-5 hours a day.

The other day I deleted some unused apps from my phone to free up space. I kept the ones I felt were most useful besides photography apps. I’ve compiled a list of 8 apps essential for me and the everyday millennial. In no particular order…

 8 Essential Millennial Apps for MillennialsCitymapper– Before I go anywhere, I try to calculate the quickest and most cost-effective route options. Citymapper is a great transportation app I came across while planning my trip to London. It helps you find the best way to navigate to your destination via bus, train, or taxi with pricing options. My favorite thing about this app is the option to book an Uber or Lyft.

ZocDoc– How many of us don’t have the time or patience to call the doctor to schedule an appointment, or can’t keep an appointment? This app allows you to find and book a doctor in less than 5 minutes. My favorite part is the ability to check if your insurance is accepted and the helpful appointment reminders.

 Grammarly– I spend 75% of the day typing on my phone, whether it’s responding to work/personal emails,  drafting social media posts, or just texting.  But the downfall of this is the grammatical errors. This app serves as a personal editor that contains a grammar, spelling, and punctuation corrector.

CreditKarma– This app keeps me on course with my financial freedom journey. It’s a credit profile that monitors your credit score and updates you on any important changes made on your account. Credit Karma provides you with insight on how to improve your credit score. It shows you where your overspending and if you’ve received any derogatory marks. The best part about this app to me is the recommendations given to decrease your debt.

Digit – So, I finally gave in to this app after hearing so many people rave about it, and now I love it. It’s mind-boggling to me when I ask people how many savings accounts they have and they say only one or none. Why? because they don’t make enough. You will be shocked at how a little bit of money can go a long way. How? This app monitors your spending and automatically transfers a spare amount of money from your bank account to your Digit account. It even protects your account from overdraft fees with the balance protection feature that automatically transfers money back to your bank account whenever it gets below a certain amount.  BYE BYE overdraft fees!

Acorns-  I can’t remember how I found out about this app, but I’ve managed to save so much money with my spare change. This app allows you to invest your spare change into diversified portfolios (Roundups). For every card transaction, Acorns rounds up your charge to the nearest dollar and invests the change. In addition to investing your spare change, you have the option of setting up a one-time investment or recurring investments on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

Mint- I’ve been using Mint since my early 20’s, and I don’t know how I would function without it. This app helps you manage your finances in one spot. You can set up your monthly budgets and savings goals, which I urge everyone to have. It also monitors all your bank accounts, creditors, tracks your bills, and sends alerts for upcoming bills.

Headspace–  Normally when I’m stressed I engage in activities such as the spa, reading, or cycling, but due to my time constraints this past year I was unable to partake. My friend noticed the shift in my attitude and recommended this app. It ’s a mindfulness and meditation app with guided meditations for managing stress, anxiety, and to help you have a restful sleep. My favorite feature of the app is the mindful notifications that remind you to be present and breathe.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“The smallest things can make a big difference. Put aside just a little time to get some headspace today.”

“Multitasking is overrated. Not to mention exhausting. Try bringing your awareness to one. thing. at.  a. time. “

Have you ever used any of these apps? If so, what was your experience? Are there any other apps that you think are essential for the everyday millennial. Share your thoughts below.
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16 Comments

  1. Johnny
    October 21, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    My colleague got me into CityMapper and its been such a money-saver ever since. Out of the apps mentioned I want to get round to trying ZocDoc and Mint the most. I am so sick of waiting weeks to be seen for health issues that may worsen during that period.

    Enjoyed checking our this post and appreciate you sharing these handy apps!

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    http://www.johnnystraventures.com

    • Janelly
      Author
      October 28, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      I love ZocDoc! One of the main reasons I’ve been neglecting my health is due to scheduling. Now with Zocdoc I can see a doctor even on the same day I schedule an appointment. MINT is such a lifesaver once you sync your accounts it will help keep you on track with your finances. Thank you for reading.

      -Janelly

  2. October 21, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    I love Grammarly and headspace. Never heard of the other ones but definitely checking them out!

  3. Tiffany
    October 21, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    At some point or other I’ve needed one of these apps and didn’t even know they existed. Are all of these apps free?

    • Janelly
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      Hi Tiffany, all the apps are free. I believe Digit and Headspace charge a fee for their services. Thanks for reading.

  4. October 24, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    This def gave me life!!!! I didn’t even know some of these apps existed! I’m def downloading the ones that I don’t have!!! Congrats in launching your blog too!!! Amazing!!

    • hb1ii
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you Nova!

  5. Franchesca
    October 29, 2018 / 4:45 am

    Great recommendations! Thank you for sharing your insights 😘

    • hb1ii
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you for reading !

  6. Jasmine B.
    November 2, 2018 / 1:42 am

    I’ve only used ZocDoc and CreditKarma but I’m highly interested in Mint. I never give myself enough me time because my work week is always so long. This app can help me incorporate that “me time” into my schedule during the week. And I definitely need CityMapper for the next time I travel. Great read!!

    • Janelly
      Author
      November 26, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Thanks for reading Jasmine, let me know how Mint works out for you.
      -Janelly

  7. November 7, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Grammerly is the best. Your new blog is looking great! It’s going to be a great resource for today’s millennials!

    • Janelly
      Author
      November 26, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks for reading Celeste!

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  9. Lamonda
    December 3, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Another great app for millennials is called Shine, a black owned self-care app. Love it! I use this daily and it has helped me in so many areas of self care and productivity
    https://www.shinetext.com/

    • Janelly
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 2:14 am

      Hi Lamonda, Thanks for reading. I’ve never heard of the Shine app but I’ll be sure to check it out.

      XX,
      -Janelly

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