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5 Free Apps that Keep it Simple While Delivering Serious Value

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04.03.14

Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

We agree, especially when it comes to mobile apps!

The problem is, simplicity can be hard to come by in today’s app world. Just take a look through your smartphone – the first dozen apps you see probably do a hundred different things!

In the spirit of sophistication Da Vinci style, we’ve gathered five apps with very simple functionality that still deliver a major benefit. Here they are!

Any.do

Any.do sets itself apart from other to-do list apps with its stripped down design and intuitive functionality. Setting reminders, crossing off tasks and reorganizing your priorities are all incredibly easy to do.

The Big Value: Even if you have a heavy workload, Any.do makes it feel more manageable. Something about the lack of clutter and seamless rescheduling ability just radiates a “you got this” kind of feeling.

Available in: iTunes Store, Google Play

BrightNest

The Interactive Home Quiz on BrightNest is simple with a capital “S.” Just answer a series of yes or no questions about your home and BrightNest sends you a quick, actionable tip based on your response.

The Big Value: Discovery! You’ll find new ways to maintain and enjoy your home that you’d probably never have found otherwise (like an easy way to make your coffee taste better in the morning).

Available in: iTunes Store

Tinder

The premise of this dating app is a little polarizing, but nobody can argue that it isn’t simple: Tinder connects to your Facebook profile and then serves up pictures of people nearby. If you like them, swipe right. If not, swipe left. You get matched with people who “like” you, too, and can then message and meet them.

The Big Value: A search for true love may have mixed results, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to interact with people you’d never meet otherwise!

Available in: iTunes Store, Google Play

ChoiceMap

This app is all about helping you make decisions. Whether you’re trying to decide your next career move or your next movie on Netflix, ChoiceMap breaks down the pros and cons of your options, and then helps you make an informed choice.

The Big Value: This app will make you more confident! There is a strange kind of comfort to seeing a conundrum broken down into bite-sized chunks, and equally as satisfying to see each of your options given a specific percentage of “success.” 

Available in: iTunes Store

MyDays

If you’re a woman, and you’ve ever been…surprised… by a certain time of the month, this is the app for you! It’s basically a calendar that keeps track of your entire cycle. You’ll know when you’ll be starting, when you’re fertile and the peaks and valleys in between.

The Big Value: Whether you’re actively trying to conceive or simply trying to figure out the best time to plan a beach vacation, it’s helpful to know when Aunt Flo is visiting.

Available in: iTunes Stores, Google Play, Amazon Store

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