Some apps are intended to make our lives easier, by keeping track of events, providing us with information, or any number of other purposes.
Apps can also be great tools for helping us to keep track of our diet and health, leading to better habits.
With so many apps out there, though, how can you tell which are the best for your purposes?
Google Play is used with Android-run devices, while the App Store is used with Apple products.
The best way to find apps is to start with the device that it will be used on. Both Android and Apple products come set up with ways in which you can locate for useful apps where you'll be using them... on your phone/tablet/etc.!
Browse by subject (Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, etc.) or perform a simple keyword search (ex. [health diabetes])
If you don't have a mobile device handy, or if you're trying to find an app for someone else, you can also search for apps using a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
Google Play makes it easy to search, though, by including a search box at the top of each page. Simply enter a few search terms and see what comes up.
The App Store, on the other hand, makes searching for specific apps more difficult, by not including a dedicated search tool for their App Store. Instead, it is easier to search for apps using a Google search, like this one [site:itunes.apple.com health diabetes app].
When deciding if an app is right for you or your client, it's important to consider a few things:
Take the app for a test drive to see how well it works for you, and consider who else might use it, before settling on one.
There are lots of apps out there, and it may take time to find the perfect one for you.