Five Apps You Need To Know To Impress Your Friends

With the thousands of apps you can download from your Apple or Android phones, every year you will learn of an app or two that you never knew of before.  You may wonder why in the world you really need to know about new apps when you don’t even use the ones you have on your phone now.  Not only are these apps super cool and have real pragmatic uses, but this is a way for you to impress friends or business acquaintances with something they had no idea existed.

  • Best App To Share In A Sports Bar Or An Airline Club Lounge

This app you need to know about in these scenarios is called Tunity.   Have you ever been watching five different TV’s in a sports bar and even though people are drinking and talking, you really want to hear what’s going on with your favorite game?   Or, have you been sitting in a club airline lounge and see CNN or ESPN on TV, but you can’t hear a word they are saying?  With Tunity, you simply take a picture of the TV and the app scans the channel to project the sound to come out of your phone.  This way in a matter of minutes, you can be listening to game or interview on your phone and the TV hanging in the sports bar could still be silent.  What a great way to break the ice at a bar or a club lounge with this app.

  • Best App To Clean Up Your Mailboxes

Everyone is really tired of getting more and more junk mail today through e-mail.  In fact, there are lots of people who open more Gmail or Hotmail accounts just to get away from the junk in their current account.   By using the app Unroll.Me, you can quickly scan your current e-mail box and make a decision about what you want to do with your junk mail.   You can either keep it coming on a daily basis, completely eliminate it from your e-mail, or you can consolidate numerous junk mail into one e-mail.   This app for sure will impress friends and business colleagues and leave them very impressed.

  • What If You Need Alcohol……Now!

While not available in every single state, Drizly is an online liquor store that can deliver alcohol to your house in less than an hour.  Who in the world needs Domino’s anymore?   This can come in real handy if you haven’t had time to stock up for your party that day or are running out of something during your party.    The app can be used in many big cities and should soon be ready to go in every state.

  • Getting Your Family Or Office On A Quick Group Video Chat

If you entire family is spread out across the country or you have children at different colleges, how can you get them all on one quick group video chat?  While there are various video programs that are out there today, downloading Appear.In could make your world a million times easier.   With this app that can be used personally or for business, you quickly create your own video chat room by typing in appear.in/(whatever the name of your room is where everyone will go).   There are features to screen share proposals for business and different emoji’s to make it fun for family.

  • Make Your Texts Funnier With Animated Videos

We don’t always know what to say in a text, so how cool would it be to be able to quickly select a GIF to more accurately describe the moment.   By installing GIF Keyboard, you will literally have access to thousands of GIF’s which you can easily insert right into a text message.

Ted Jenkin is a frequent guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Headline News Weekend Express. He is the co-CEO ofoXYGen Financial. You can follow him on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/theceoadvisor or on Twitter @tedjenkin.

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Ted Jenkin is a frequent guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Headline News Weekend Express. He is the co-CEO of oXYGen Financial. You can follow him on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/theceoadvisor or on Twitter @tedjenkin.

Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. oXYGen Financial is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS. Kestra IS and Kestra AS do not provide tax or legal advice.

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