Apps and Digital Products to Download

Books

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"Libby. You just plug in your library card info and BAM, an entire world of free ebooks, audio books, cookbooks, magazines, etc. are at your fingertips! Just like a real library, you often have to get on the waitlist for really popular books, which I kind of love for the nostalgia of it. I remember my mom getting calls from the Forsyth County Library in Winston-Salem that her book was finally available, and she'd load us all up in the minivan to drive downtown and pick up her latest read. I get that same feeling of excitement when I get the email that my book is available for download."

Fitness

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"Shoutout to whoever mentioned Fitbod in an earlier post. In lieu of that, I will recommend Strava to anyone who is looking for a bit of extra motivation to go on that run, walk, hike, trail run, or bike ride. It is a fun way to set and keep track of weekly or monthly goals while still maintaining a bit of the social aspect that has us coming back to so many apps like Instagram or Facebook. It hooks up to any smart watch and is intuitive enough for anyone to get started."

Books

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"Goodreads is a fantastic app because I can track how much I'm reading and get a ton of book recommendations. "

Entertainment

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"Unlimited free chess with real people. It's a fun way to wind down and relax. "

Fitness

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"If you know me, then you know I never pass up information. My Whoop app is the first thing I check in the morning. I fill out a personalized journal log every day with the objective that Whoop analyses my health and habits. For example, Whoop may report to me, "You reach 35% deeper sleep on nights you log that you've slept with a noise machine." I love being competitive with myself regarding my health, strain (IYKYK) and sleep."

Mental Health

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"I especially use the sleep and kids meditations now. The kids like doing them and they do a really good job of calming down the kids when they are upset."

Fitness

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"FitBod is my go-to app for working out. It gives you a tailored and customized workout according to what you would like to do in the gym that day.


For example, if you want to work out your quads and hamstrings for 45 minutes, you simply plug that into FitBod and it will curate a leg work-out for you, providing weight, reps and videos on how to properly do each exercise.


It makes your workout much more structured and productive."

Travel

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"I’m always the one that shows up to the airport at the last possible second. The MyTSA app gives you airport security line wait times."

Writing

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"Can either use it in real-time or paste a document you've already written into the app, and it will call out any grammatical corrections/suggestions. A go-to for me for any important correspondence! Wish I had this in high school and college... '

Fitness

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"Holds you accountable with your workouts if you are doing a workout on your own/ in the gym. You set working times and rest times."

Podcasts

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"Huge fan of podcasts and like a variety of podcast programs; however, don’t want to listen to every show from each program, and the app allows you to selectively pick the shows you do want to listen to and download to your phone"

Organization

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"allows you to scan important documents and upload to your computer / cloud so you can feel good about disposing and decluttering"