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5 Phone Apps to Make Life Easier

9:46 AM, Nov 14, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE - So many of us use applications on our phone every single day.  Here are five free apps that may make your life a bit easier.

Let's start with Urban Spoon. It's like a restaurant slot machine. Shake your phone and urban spoon randomly selects a type of cuisine and price range in your area.  You can also set Urban Spoon to bring up only certain types of restaurants.  Tap on the pin and view details of the eatery as well as what other Urban Spoon members think about it.  You can see reviews of critics or bloggers and in some areas, the app will make reservations for you.

If you've eaten too much restaurant food, My Fitness Pal is an app that helps you lose weight. First, create a free account then tap goals. type in how much you want to lose and how much you exercise.  Add the food you eat to a database and the app will spit out reports to show you how you're progressing. You can also post on a community site to brag or ask for help.

Got so many passwords you can't remember them? The Keeper Password and Data Vault can help. The app protects and stores all your passwords, credit card numbers and important information with military-grade encryption. All you have to do is remember just one password to get into the vault.

Page Once is one simple place for all your bills. The app will import your information from all your accounts so you'll know when bills are due, how much you owe and pay them on the spot using your bank account. Page Once will also remind you of bill due dates, overage charges, late fees, even suspicious activity.

And finally, no cell phone is complete without the First Coast News Weather App. Check out Live Doppler with the two minute advantage, the most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail, you can save your favorite locations and watch constant video updates throughout the day from our weather team.

There you have it. five apps to make your life easier. Now just make sure you cell phone battery is charged. Tomorrow, five more phone apps to make your holidays a bit easier.



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