7 Must-have Android Apps for Self-Improvement in 2022
Self-Improvement is a continuous and lifelong process. If we evaluate ourselves critically, we can surely find one or more aspects of our personality that need improvement. Such improvement or tweaks might be related to our physical or mental health, time management, professional life, social life, personal finance management, leaving a bad habit, or trying to adopt a good one.
In this article, I will list 7 Android apps belonging to different categories that can help you in improving your personal life in more than one aspect. So let’s get down to it.
1. Google Fit: Activity Tracking
We all know that being active can do wonders for our health. Although being active is good for people with perfectly normal health, it’s even more important for people with health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, etc.
Google Fit is a wonderful app that can keep track of your daily activity and help you achieve your daily activity or workout goals. The app is developed in collaboration World Health Organization and the American Heart Association and therefore delivers reliable recommendations.
The app can be used free of cost on all types of Android-based devices including smartphones and smartwatches.
2. Lumosity: Brain Training
Like physical health, mental health is of prime importance also. Several recent scientific studies have suggested that just like physical activity helps maintain physical health, brain activity helps in maintaining mental health.
Lumosity can help you in keeping your brain active and that too in a fun way by asking you to play different games and solve different puzzles. It consists of more than 40 activities belonging to different types of mental training, such as memory, logic, speed, problem-solving, math, etc.
The basic version is free and the advanced version needs to be purchased.
3. 21 Days Challenge – Life-Changing Habits
If you are having trouble leaving a bad habit such as smoking or reducing your on-screen time or adopting a good habit such as reading a book or doing yoga. Then this app is definitely for you.
As the name suggests with the 21 Days Challenge app you can challenge yourself to repeat or avoid activity for 21 days straight after which it is expected to become your habit. It is possible to choose a challenge from the list of built-in challenges or build a custom one.
The basic version of the app is free and the full version has an associated fee.
4. Budget Planner, Expense tracker
If you are having a hard time managing your income and tracking your expenses, then this app can save you a lot of stress.
With the Budget planner app, it is possible to specify the sources of your income, add your usual expense categories with individual budget allocation monthly. You can then just add your daily expenditure. At the end of the month or the financial year, the app can show you how if you have gone over budget both graphically and in numbers.
The basic version of the app is free but the one with advanced features costs money.
5. App Usage – Manage/Track Usage
As suggested by its name, App Usage sits in your phone, monitors, records, and reports the amount of time you spent on all apps installed on your smartphone daily.
This app is helpful in a situation if you are looking to analyze and reduce the number of hours you spend on for example social networking apps.
Thus this app helps in understanding your smartphone and app use.
6. 7Mind: Meditation reinvented
7Mind is a meditation app that will help you in keeping a good and positive state of mind.
The main features of the free version of the app include offline and online access to meditation, mindful tips and inspirational quote, a progress tracker and trophies for motivation, calming sounds from nature, etc.
For more advanced features the premium version of the app can be purchased.
7. Forest – Focus Timer for Productivity
In modern times with the variety of technologies at our fingertips, it’s very easy to get distracted. Forest app is a must-have if you are a procrastinator and have trouble keeping your focus on the task at hand.
The main features of the free version of the app are that it motivates to stay focused, provides multiple timer modes and personalization. More advanced features including statistics are only available in the premium version.
In this article, I have included seven different apps that you can use for improving seven different aspects of your life. Smaller tweaks and life changes can often result in far-reaching and wonderful consequences. Let us know in the comments if you know of any other good apps that have helped you improve your life.