Apps have forever changed the way we live our daily lives, but believe it or not, there are some out there that can really help you live a better life.
Since they can help you live a better life, that also means they can make for great gifts for birthdays and holidays.
Here are some of those apps:
- Day One Journal: I have talked about this one a lot over the years, but with devices like the iPad with a Magic Keyboard and the Mac, Day One Journal can make for a great companion for day-to-day life and help you truly commemorate your days and overall life. Journaling has been said to be a great outlet for mental health as well.
- Deliveries: If you have someone in your family that does a lot of online shopping, then this app will be a good one for them. With the ability to visually see where their package is at, including a map of its trip from the sender to its destination, and how many days it will take to reach them, along with timely notifications and support for devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, this can make for a great app for online shoppers.
- Streaming service subscriptions: With places like Netflix changing their policies on password-sharing, as well as an arguable decline in quality content, perhaps it is time to look elsewhere to stream your favorite TV shows and movies, and maybe find some new ones too. Streaming services like Hulu, Max, Paramount+, Peacock, and Prime Video all have the ability to be subscribed to through the App Store. Whether it’s a gift for an important person in your life or a gift for yourself, these streaming services all offer something you’d like to watch.
- Final Cut Pro: It is high-level video editing software but thanks to Apple’s passion for simplicity, the company has made advanced video editing software that is actually pretty easy to use for the average user. Final Cut Pro does cost $300 through the Mac App Store, but was recently released on the iPad this year at just $4.99 a month or $49 a year.
- Procreate: Perhaps you have a kid or “youngin’” who has an active imagination, loves to draw, and has a newer iPad. With accessories like the Apple Pencil and apps like Procreate, they can make their drawings in a digital format, and have the potential to add even more creativity to their works. The app currently costs $12.99.
- Scrivener: Have an aspiring author or screenwriter? This app is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and can be an excellent starting app for that person. It’s definitely one where even professionals use it too.
- Headspace: Maybe you have someone in your family that could really benefit from meditation. Headspace is a great app for that and it is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.