It’s common to wonder what life would be like without smartphones. With thousands of apps that we use each day, it's no secret that our phones help make life easier.  

The apps help keep us organized. With alerts, maps and schedules pointing us in the right direction and streamlining our days, we can focus our attention on more important things.

But now, there's the problem of wading through all the apps in existence and choosing the best, most helpful ones. 

Which apps are actually useful and which ones are just clutter? 

Luckily, FCN Life Hacks can help you with that. Below are a few apps to help you out in your day to day routine:

Since we’re talking apps, let’s be honest. How often do you find yourself resetting passwords? If you had answered "all the time," then the Keeper Security app could be beneficial. It stores all your passwords in a secure digital vault, which you can access via your phone, computer, tablet, etc.

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For those who want to see a therapist, but don't have the time or the energy to do so, the Talkspace app connects you with one of its licensed, vetted therapists, who will then help you out with issues like anxiety, depression, and stress in a discrete, affordable way.

Mediation seems to be the new thing to do, but fitting it into your everyday life could be challenging. Through mini-sessions, Headspace guides you through steps, so you can actually sit down and clear your mind. And hopefully, stick with it.

Struggling to find a friend in a crowded bar can be a challenge. Or your date on a busy street corner? Wave enables two or more people to share their live location on a private map for a limited period of time, so you can spot each other in a sea of people. Just set up a meeting location, and you'll be able to give directions and chat until everyone arrives safely.

Mint combines all your money-related things in one space, like your credit card and debit card, so you can see what you're spending and saving in real time.

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Many have already thrown in the towel for their New Year’s Resolutions. But with apps that encourage you along the way, it feels all the easier. Runtastic keeps track of your workouts, offers a group feature so you can chat with friends along the way, and will even offer words of encouragements from a coach during your first mile.

Applying for jobs can take a while especially if you're not using an app that kind of does the work for you. Recruit is one that allows you to use multimedia to stand out from the pack and take control of how employers find you, all while eliminating the middleman of third-party agencies.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal assistant following us around and keeping our lives in order? Yes, but not likely. Until that day comes, we'll all have to get by with 24me. It's a "smart personal assistant" that organizes all your to-do lists, calendars, and personal accounts in one spot. And it's free!

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