Life Hack Apps For Our Struggling Patients (and for busy individuals!)
Hands up who’s busy? Hands up who’s always on the look out for a great life hack?? If we the professionals find these types of strategies successful then we’d better get our patients onto them quick smart!! Obviously there’s hundreds of awesome apps out there – just looked into a few here, what are your FAVES?
I (as a non-techie but interested party) have compiled yet another wonderful list for you to start playing with here –
It’s so true isn’t it, those that don’t have time for mindfulness should be doing double the amount… So many physical and emotional health benefits, not to mention increased productivity! Have a look at these beauties and give them a fly…
Headspace (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.headspace.com
Smiling Mind (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.smilingmind.com.au
Calm (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.calm.com
Physical Fitness Apps
Ok, there’s a million of these apps around now but I bet you have tried or use at least one yourself! What do you use? Would you recommend a general fitness or beginner’s fitness app to your patient or your colleagues?
Class Pass (From $40 mth, IOS & Android) Membership that connects you to studios all over the world. https://classpass.com/
Cyclemeter (Free, IOS) An extremely comprehensive app for cyclists, runners, skaters, climbers and more! https://abvio.com/cyclemeter/
Fitbit (Free, IOS & Android) You don’t need an actual Fitbit to use this either! Track steps, calories, weight and other health info. https://www.fitbit.com/au/app
Jefit Workout (Free, IOS & Android) Personalised workout and fitness tracker… https://www.jefit.com/
The Johnson&Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout (Free, IOS & Android) https://7minuteworkout.jnj.com/
Cognition Assist Apps
Memory and organiser apps are a requirement for everyone I say! Get reminders by email, text, messenger or social media. Create ‘to do lists’, daily life journals, collate your reflections and images, even track and organise your time!
Remember The Milk (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.rememberthemilk.com
Day One ($39.99, IOS & Android) https://www.dayoneapp.com
Momento (Free, IOS) https://momentoapp.com/
Focus Booster ($2.99 mth, IOS & Android) Track your time effectively.. https://www.focusboosterapp.com/
Don’t know about you but I LOVE these… game changer. Yes I teach my patients memory and organisational strategies, but I too have a busy mind with a poor memory! For those who always have their phones handy – these apps are a brilliant idea to assist with all those pesky passwords that take up brain space. All you need to remember is ONE master password and BOOM all random logins and passwords for all the random things you need to subscribe to these days is sorted!
Dashlane (Free, IOS & Android) www.dashlane.com
Last Pass (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.lastpass.com/
1Password ($2.99 mth, IOS & Android) https://1password.com/
Food & Diet Apps
We could all do with food delivery now and then can’t we!? Hmmmm I could right now…
Ranging in options and price and dependant on your geographical – this could be a great option!
Uber Eats (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.ubereats.com
The Grubb Hub (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.thegrubbhub.com.au/
You Food (Free, IOS) Food wisdom, recipes and community, great for new diet requirements & keeping a food journal… https://www.joinyoufood.com
Scan documents into PDF to email, fax, print or save to cloud storage. Never lose documents again and start living paperless!
CamScanner (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.camscanner.com/
Genius Scan (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.thegrizzlylabs.com/
Scanner Pro ($5.99, IOS & Android) https://readdle.com/products/scannerpro
Storage & File Sharing Apps
Cloud based storage is a great idea for anyone and everyone. Go paperless and access everything you need – whenever you need and wherever you are!
Dropbox – (Free, IOS & Android) dropbox.com
Google Drive (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.google.com/drive/pricing/
This is the bee’s knees and something I have only recently cottoned on to…. Check it out, great time saver and fab for anyone experiencing increasing difficulty with handwriting!
Docusign (Free trial, IOS & Android) https://www.docusign.com/features-and-benefits/mobile
Medical Info Apps
Store and access your medical history, pharmaceutical info, keep track of your obs & appointments…
MyChart (Free, IOS & Android) https://www.mynovant.org/mobile-apps/mychart-app.aspx
My Medical App (Free, IOS & Android) http://mymedicalapp.com/
First Aid / Emergency Assist Apps
These apps should be on smart phone home screens all over the country. Info is preloaded so you don’t even need to worry about internet access. Great for that ‘worrier’ on your caseload..
Red Cross First Aid (Free, IOS & Android) http://www.redcross.org.au/first-aid-app.aspx
National Home Doctor Service (Free, IOS & Android) https://homedoctor.com.au/
Australian First Aid ($2.99, IOS) https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/australian-first-aid-pocket/id300133565?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
So no sponsors here… just opinions and food for thought – from a complete non-techie!
So tell me your thoughts, do you have a ripper app that you or your patients can’t live without?
Please share and let us all in on your life hack apps!!
Stay tuned for the next instalment on discipline specific apps to supplement and assist our intervention plans!
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