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There’s an app for that – and that. These days, there’s an app for everything.   Some apps, however, are better than others; and some are definitely smarter than others. The smartest apps around are now taking the data you generate in your daily life and using it to anticipate where you’ll need to be – and what you’ll need to be doing there. They can even help you plan for it, so you’ll never have a crisis of organization again. Here are a few of our favourite apps designed to help you declutter your life.

  1. Unf*ck Your Habitat
    N.B: Because Apple has banned profanities on the iTunes App Store, you’ll find this one listed as Unfilth Your Habitat. We’ll let you decide which name is better.

    If you’re one of those people who can’t quite bring themselves to declutter the house in spring-cleaning season, you need this one. Unf*ck Your Habitat is an app that combines list making functionalities and cleaning tips with the assumption that the person using it isn’t the kind of person who actually likes cleaning.  You can get Unf*ck Your Habitat From the App Store

    As mentioned, it has list making features (the wonderful “To Unf*ck”), a timer that balances 20 minute cleaning sessions with 10 minute breaks, and a “random motivation” feature that will scream profanities at you to goad you into doing things.

    You can even link it up to Facebook to share your unf*cking achievements, and shame your friends and family into unf*cking their own habitats – lovely.

    The only thing this app fails to provide is the finer detail – you won’t find advice on exactly which products you’ll need to scrub all that baked-on grease off your oven – so it’s best balanced with either a decent amount of know-how or (if you’re a total cleaning novice) some of the comprehensive cleaning tips you can find online.

  2. Bounce

    Bounce was originally an Android app before its developers saw the light and decided to make an iOS version, which is set to be released shortly.

    It combines the contents of your calendar with traffic data and your current location to let you know the best routes available to you, and the time you’ll need to get to your destination. It even provides you with a sufficient buffer to let you get there right on time or even a few minutes early. It’s much like a constantly updating SatNav, with the added bonuses of telling you exactly when to leave, and rearranging your route to avoid huge traffic jams.

    The only downside is the relatively high price point – and the fact that the iOS version hasn’t been released yet.

  3. Best Before

    Whether or not you actually want an app that organises your fridge for you is a question only you can answer.

    But if you do, you could do a lot worse than Best Before. It lets you scan the barcodes on the products you’ve bought, and uses freely available supermarket data to work out what the product is and when its best before date is. It then keeps a record of them and their use-by dates, organises everything on a colour-coded system, and sends you alerts when things are about to go off. You’ll never have to deal with gone-off food or a disgusting fridge ever again.

    If your item is fresh produce, Best Before can even calculate the average lifespan, helping you to combat the discrepancies between a “best before” date and the real-life “don’t eat this or you’ll die of toxic shock syndrome” that most supermarkets significantly pre-empt for legal reasons. Fab.

    We’re often told that modern life is busy, hectic, and chaotic – leaving us little time (or motivation, let’s be honest) to do the dull but essential legwork involved in keeping our homes and lives in order. Apps like these, offering organisation and cleaning tips as well as reminders, make up for this: so we can free up some time for more enjoyably frivolous things.

    If your item is fresh produce, Best Before can even calculate the average lifespan, helping you to combat the discrepancies between a “best before” date and the real-life “don’t eat this or you’ll die of toxic shock syndrome” that most supermarkets significantly pre-empt for legal reasons. Fab.

    We’re often told that modern life is busy, hectic, and chaotic – leaving us little time (or motivation, let’s be honest) to do the dull but essential legwork involved in keeping our homes and lives in order. Apps like these, offering organisation and cleaning tips as well as reminders, make up for this: so we can free up some time for more enjoyably frivolous things.

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