Mornings are the worst part of the day for most of us, as we have to leave the comforts of our warm cosy surroundings to face the world again. Here at 4pm however, we have compiled a list of 6 smart phone/android apps that make mornings more manageable!
1. Alarm Clock Extreme
The first in our list is that of a conventional alarm clock with a twist! This simple yet creative alarm clock aims to ensure that you are woken from your slumber just the way you want. It allows you to slowly increase the alarm’s volume to wake you up gently, set up the large snooze button so that it prompts you to solve math problems to dismiss the alarm or snooze and set the snooze period to decrease after each alarm and set a maximum number of snoozes to ensure you’re out of bed in a timely manner. I know I could definitely use this of a Monday morning!!
The next App on our list is a web app that integrates Facebook, Google Calendar, LinkedIn, Eventbrite and more into a gorgeous morning digest. It goes down just as easy your morning Weetabix . The emails include weather information and your days events. At the bottom of each email, you’ll find thumbnails of your friends who are celebrating their birthday that day!
If your a gym addict like myself but don’t have time for a full morning workout then this App is exactly what you need! Sworkit offers circuit training workouts in chunks ranging from 5 to 60 minutes. The workouts focus on strength training, yoga or cardio and you can select a body area to focus on (or go for the full-body workout). The only equipment you need for the app is your own body and the app builds randomized circuit training workouts for you, so your muscles won’t get used to a certain routine.
TED talks are a great way to start your day. Each talk lasts less than 20 minutes, these videos impart quick wisdom from scientists, educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, tech luminaries musicians and more. Perfect for any train/bus journey.
Guide is the futuristic robotic news reader that reads the news that is focused around you! All you need to do is sync your Facebook and Twitter feeds and Guide will look for article links, ignoring text or photo updates. These bits of news are great for consuming while you’re in the shower, drinking your morning coffee or lying in bed for one last snooze interval.
Ever wish you had a different playlist to listen to every morning but don’t want to spend every night putting it together? Spotify is just what you are searching for. Press play on a fun playlist to wake yourself up and prep to face the day. You can subscribe to playlists like the Billboard Hot 100, subscribe to your tastemaker friends or compile your own playlist for easy listening! Boogey yourself on out the door every morning!
We hope this list makes every morning that little bit brighter for you! Remember to check back to our blog on a daily basis as we look to provide you with the latest news and trends.