Android

How Your Android Devices Can Improve Your Life

Many people say we’re too dependent on our phones and other mobile devices, but that may be because they have such a narrow view of what their phones and tablets can do. For example, their use for shopping has skyrocketed in the last several years. If this can save people both money and time, why would they opt for something different? Although the offerings of apps are almost limitless, below are a few of the main and most useful categories in which using your Android mobile devices too much could reap huge rewards.

Education

The app market for college students is large, whether you want help with scheduling, studying or finding money to pay for school. For example, in addition to powerful apps that help you locate relevant scholarships and grants, you can also use your mobile devices to research private student loans, with or without the help of an app. These can be a great option if the federal aid you’ve been offered falls short of what you need to attend college or if you don’t qualify for federal aid at all. Online applications for private student loans tend to be quick and easy, and some offer an answer almost immediately.

Travel

From booking flights and hotel rooms to getting help with language and more, what apps and websites have to offer today has significantly changed travel in just the last decade. You can plan a trip to the other side of the world right down to making restaurant reservations and checking out a view of the street where you’ve booked accommodation. Do you want to meet up with locals while you’re on vacation? There are apps and sites for that as well. The trick with using your phone or tablet for travel is to make sure that you don’t get so caught up with what’s on your screen that you forget to look around you at where you are. Remember that just because you can plan every little thing doesn’t mean you have to. Use your digital device while on the road to make the analog world more accessible, not more distant.

Budgeting

When it comes to this task that many people find boring, anxiety-provoking or just plain confusing, apps excel. Do you hate tracking your spending? Apps can do that for you. Do you need help calculating how much to pay on student loans, your credit card bill or your mortgage in order to be debt free in a certain amount of time? Are you wondering how much you should be saving for retirement? Online tools can help you with all of this and more. If you’re like a lot of people, what you may need more than anything is some financial education. Money can be a complex and taboo topic, and this means a lot of people make it into adulthood without a solid grasp of financial basics. There are countless videos and sites online that offer free, expert advice on how to do everything from paying down your debts to start outing investing to exploring cryptocurrency and more.