1) Sleep as Android
We all need sleep. This app by Urbandroid is a smart alarm clock that tracks your sleep cycles and aims to “wake you gently” at the optimal time so you’re up on the right side of the bed every morning. Sleep as Android is also packed with features that allow it to play you a soothing nature lullaby, record sleep talking as well as detect and prevent snoring. It can also prevent oversleeping with CAPTCHA wake-up verification, which makes you unable to turn off the alarm without completing a task first (i.e. solving a math problem, or scanning a QR code in your bathroom). Since Sleep as Android is only offered in the Google Play store, an alternative for iPhone is Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock by Northcube.
Have you ever felt like you’ve missed out on a new favourite song because you couldn’t catch the name of the song or the artist who made it? Maybe you took too long to scratch down some lyrics to Google search later. Well, Shazam is a handy app which allows you to identify a huge variety of media, including songs, T.V. shows, movies and advertisements, by providing a small audio sample. It’s an easy-to-use, free and available from on both Android and Apple devices!
If you’ve ever felt like your smartphone’s keyboard is too fiddly, or you’ve recently made the swap from Android to Apple and you miss swipe-to-text, this might be the app for you. SwiftKey allows you to type by dragging your finger along the keyboard, customise your keyboard’s design, as well as easily transition between languages- which is a huge step up from the standard Apple and some Android keyboards which aim for simplicity. The app is available in the Google Play and App store, and they recently made every keyboard theme free!
Sometimes it can be hard to keep on top of our fitness goals, but this free app can help you take the stress out of planning your workouts. Seconds is an advanced and intuitive interval training timer which allows you to make and save your own custom workout timers, and works seamlessly with music being played simultaneously on your device.