Friday Fun: Greenest Apps on the Market
Phones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and more! Our must-have list of nifty gadgets continue to grow as new tech goodies are release into the marketplace. These items are becoming a part of us, as we become more technologically advance in today’s digital age. If you’re like most of us here at Shoplet, it’s hard to imagine leaving the house without a phone in hand or carrying a tablet for “reading” (and by reading, we also mean playing games) on the train. It’s not difficult to see just how much of our time is consumed on our awesome gadgets. But it’s not all fun and games. Our phones also provide an essential use, helping us out when we’re lost (Thanks Google Maps!), catching up on that super important business email, keeping track of our fitness goals, and more. It’s time to kick up the usefulness a notch, by helping us go green! That’s right, with today’s latest apps, going green has become that much more simpler. We’ve tried and tested some of the greenest apps on the market in today’s Friday Fun roundup. Enjoy!
More Reasons Why We Need our Phones:
Need a little more guidance when it comes to good purchase decisions? This app makes it way easier to instantly find safe and healthy products for the home and office. Offering three ways (Search by Name, Scan via Barcode, and Browse by Category) to find your products, the possibilities are endless!
Con Edison’s Ways to Save
Make going green that much easier by getting the facts straight to your phone! Ways to Save bring you 101 illustrated tips on saving energy including heating and cooling, lighting, appliances, water heating, and more.
Now even more incentives on turning up the dial on recycling… with a Rewards Point system! Point systems are perfect for keeping track of your goals and encouraging you on your journey. Why not sign up for a system that rewards you for doing something green? The RecycleBank app gives members rewards for recycling their waste, including great deals from local restaurants, retailers, grocery stores, and more!
Developed by local recycling providers in the U.S., iRecycle keeps your updated on how, where, and when you can recycle your old products. (Seriously, there are things you wouldn’t believe is possible to recycle! It’s easy to use the app and it’s search featured, as everything is categorized. Try it today!
Need an all-in-one comprehensive tool for managing your life? Sometimes going green is difficult because we ‘forget’ to do certain things. However, with this next app, the game plan changes. BrightNest’s easy to use platform helps you tackle important home tasks, keep a daily schedule, and provide helpful reminders. Need a alarm for taking out the recycling pile? This app’s got your back! Try the free app today to get access to customized home tips based on your needs.
One of the biggest electricity wasters is overcharging your phone. Charging past the limit also slowly kills your phone battery. With this next app, now you can save your phone’s battery! The app provides details on your phone’s battery status, disk usage, and memory status to help you manage your phone. Low on battery? It also gives you tips on how to conserve your phone battery!
Looking to become a little greener when it comes to your diet? Whether you’re trying to eat more vegetables or fruits, working on a healthier diet is super important to your wellbeing. We’ve discovered this neat app that finds the best food places for you, whether you’re a vegan, meat-lover, or eating with several dietary restrictions (cough cough, gluten-free). Get started on healthy eating today!
*All apps mentioned above are available for download via iTunes. Please check each application for pricing information.