Tech Spotlight: Cool Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Life & Love | Laurie Ramirez | 09/15/2014 | 12:45 PM EDT

With life always on the go, Centric's compiled a list of the most useful apps

Technology has taken over our lives in many ways, so much so that many of us have developed quite the attachment to our mobile devices. If we’re not strolling through our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook feeds, we’re most likely playing games like Candy Crush, Bubbles, Temple Run or a gambling game downloaded from our app-store or maybe even searching for useful apps to help make our lives easier.

With life moving ever so fast, it can be hard keeping things in order, therefore we’ve compiled a list of six useful mobile apps that we feel will be helpful to your daily needs. Whether you need help with office support or money management skills Centric’s got you covered!


One of the best free scanning apps. Cam Scanner is great for students and professionals, which allows you to scan, sync, and share several documents on all devices. All you have to do is take a picture of your documents, crop it and send it on its way. Check out the feature list below.


Digitize documents

Optimize Scan Quality

Extract Texts from Image

Share PDF/JPEG Files

AirPrint & Fax Documents

Collaborate on Documents

CamScanner is compatible with Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Android, and Windows mobile with a free download.



Track My Budget

This app is great for those who are interested in obtaining money management skills. It helps track all your expenses and income, giving you a complete financial overview of your earnings and spending, as well monitor your budget. Plus it’s free!


Add income and expense transactions

Add different categories of income and expenses

Add expenses and income amount, date, category and description

Different currency supported

View remaining balance of the month

No internet connection needed and many more



Google Doc

Google Doc also a great app for students and professionals. It allows you to create, edit and save documents, plus you can collaborate with others on documents from all devices. You can never go wrong with Google, aka your best friend.


Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device

Open, edit and save Microsoft Word documents—no internet connection needed

Share and work together with others on same documents at the same time, plus add and respond to comments

Security 4-digit passcode

The app is compatible with windows, iPhone and Androids devices.




One of the best newly private car services available in your mobile app-store, with Uber you can find your private driver in seconds. If you need a ride you can always open the app, view drivers who are near and also compare prices.


Request ride using app and get picked up in minutes

Compare rates for different vehicles with a fare quote in the app. You can also use PayPal or add a credit card to secure account in case you don’t have cash

Set your location pickup and location drop-off for an easy ride.

Uber is available in Apple’s App store, Google Play and Windows for a free download.



Trulia Rentals

Ready to move? Look no further. Trulia mobile app is one of the best moving apps to download. Ranked at 4.5 stars out of 5, the app allows you to look for rental homes and apartments as you’re on the go. This app is heaven-sent for movers!


Interactive Maps

Find an apartment or home for rent on a map view setting

Share rental listing with roommates and family

See nearby restaurants, grocery stores and more

Customize and save rental searches



Kindle Reader

One of our personal favorites is the Kindle Reader. Just like an actual Kindle device, the app gives users the ability to read kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbook and PDFs on your mobile screen. Great for students and book nerds!


Shop Kindle store by visiting Amazon

Customize your reading by choosing margin size, line spacing, background color, and font color, style and size, and either portrait or landscape format.

Tap and highlight and add notes

Instant dictionary look up 250,000 entries and definitions and much more.


(Photos from left: My Tracks, Moves, Map My Run, Runtime)

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