Apps We Like: August 2020 Edition

Great apps for end-of-summer staycations or (very short) road trips.

Carrot

Carrot

The design is very usable and the visuals are super cute – it provides a bit of whimsy with my weather, which is great when I'm staring down a week of near-100 temps. There isn't any clutter with ads, either! -Lucy Bonner


Brain.fm 

“Music for the Brain” is a life-saver for those who need to focus and do deep work. It’s like having a personal soundtrack for your life. -Zuza Hicks


MyMazda 

MyMazda’s UX is a challenge, but it does some neat things, like tell me where the car is, if I left the door unlocked, what the tire pressure is, how long before it needs an oil change, and what the mileage on it is. Plus it has remote start (which I don't trust, but still seems cool). -Joana Kelly


‎Baby Tracker - Newborn Log

Where all my baby data goes. You can't rely on your brain to remember when the last time something happened. Believe me, with a baby there’s always something to remember. -Angie Sanders

JustWatch

Nice for consolidating all your streaming services in one place (and acting as a nice guide to what’s streaming where). But I think the UI is a little better (at least for the iOS app). -Nick Bowlin

Reelgood

Same general idea as Justwatch, but also features dark mode all day long. Seeing all your subscribed content together in one place is so useful. -Quinn McHenry

Strava

Strava is my most used social network. It was really important to stay motivated during the quarantine, and the new "Routes" feature is perfect for planning long rides. -Julien Morin

Yahoo Finance

Looks great and very easy to use. I'm a fan of this app on iOS, but there's a bug that keeps causing the prices of stocks that I own to go down instead of up. I need to contact the support team. -Mike Seidler

AllTrails

We got a dog this summer, and one of the many purchases we made was the pro version of AllTrails. It’s been a hiking essential for years now, but I appreciated the reviews and how easy it is to find pet-friendly trails. -Matt Brown




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