5 Best Apps of the Week: The New Social Media App Everyone Is Freaking Out About + More!
Welcome back to best apps of the week time, where we scour the app stores and interwebs to bring the best and buzziest of new apps. This week you’re in for a treat, with a new social messaging app that is going viral as we speak (it was invented by one of Vine’s founders, so what’d you expect?), one that will help you split the tab in a snap and also a couple of apps that might just help you keep on track with your New Year’s resolutions. Check out all the app-tastic goodness that in store for you below.
DL It: Free on iOS
2. Proud: So $4.99 isn’t cheap when it comes to buying an app, but Proud is that app that wants to help keep you organized and less stressed, and help you carry out everything on your t0-do list. That = priceless. You simply add things you need to do into the app and categorize it as to how urgent the item is. Proud will store your lists and send you gentle reminders. You even have fun options like “Give me more time,” “De-stress” or “Travel back in time.”
DL It: $4.99 on iOS
3. Dinngo: Splitting the bill is the biggest headache we all have when we’re out with a large party. That’s where Dinngo steps in. The app socializes paying and it’s as easy as snapping a pic and tagging everyone. After each person calculates how much they need to pay, just upload of group photo and tag the dollar amount each person owes. Then your pals can easily pay you through Venmo.
4. Hear and Now: Every once in a while in our busy lives, we need to stop and take a deep breath. Hear and Now wants to help you do just that by giving you a cool interface that reminds you to inhale with deep, focused breathing exercises. Meanwhile, you can measure your heart rate by placing your finger on the flash of your phone and also indicate your stress level within the app. Helpful!
DL It: Free on iOS
5. Omniscient: Sometimes we get caught up in what’s happening right in our vicinity and we lose sight of the fact that there’s a whole world out there. Omniscient is the news app that wants to make it easy for you to access headlines the whole world over. All you have to do is drop a pin anywhere in the world and the app will show you the latest headlines from that location.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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