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Apps to Make Your Life Easier

a person holding a smartphone with a food planning app open on it.

From how we eat to how we travel apps are an important part of the modern world. In fact here at Liv Northgate, we offer online payments, you can tap to pay your rent! There are helpful apps for many of the things we do on a daily basis. Today we’re going to share some of our favorite apps with members of our Gilbert, Arizona apartment community! 

In the Kitchen

There are a multitude of pantry-supply lists, such as this one from the Food Network, which you can use as a base for creating your individualized pantry. 

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

We also love this Allrecipes Dinner Spinner. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an app that could just scan what you already have and then make a shopping list of what you need for your recipe? Thankfully, someone had an idea. Just scan the barcodes of what you’ve already got and you’re ready to get the rest.

Decorating Your Apartment


This is a great free app for creating color schemes. Maybe you were inspired by a lovely bouquet of flowers or by a friend’s adorable outfit — just snap a picture, and the app will create an instant collection of color swatches based on your photo.

Photo Measures

Don’t get to the store and then realize that you left your list of measurements at home!  Just snap a picture of the room with Photo Measures and then jot down all the measurements right on the photo. Finding what you need is even easier when you can refer back to the real site.



Hold the world in the palm of your hand with Kayak an app that lets you find, compare, book, and monitor travel-related services including flights, hotels, cars, and more. Available for both iPHONE and ANDROID, you’ll wonder how you ever traveled without this app. 

Sleep Apps 

Calm Sleep Stories

Calm is a meditation app that is now featuring sleep stories. “Sleep stories are soothing tales that mix music, sound fx and incredible voice talent to help you drift into dreamland.” If you ever have trouble sleeping, just turn on one of their relaxing stories and drift off!

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Sleep Cycle is one of our favorite sleep apps. “Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock.” Your Sleep Cycle app can help you regulate your sleep in a healthy and natural way.

What apps do you find the most helpful in your daily life? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read our post.


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