Here at Brazen Woman, we’re always on the hunt for the newest, smartest, coolest Everything — all the top beauty products, TV shows, travel sites, recipes etc, etc, etc — to make your life that much easier. Listen, we’ve earned this. We deserve to have the best at our (oh-so-well-manicured) fingertips. Yep, you guessed it. We’re talking smartphones now, and more specifically, the brilliant new apps you need now to simplify your way-too-busy life.
Confused by the gazillion apps flooding the market? So you don’t have to, we weeded through them and handpicked those you need now. Ready for what we found? Here you go: The three brilliant apps you can’t live another day without — and why.
BRAZEN LOVES: Brilliant New Apps
1. HONKMOBILE – www.honkmobile.com
You know that panic that sets in when you’re at the salon with dye in your hair — and your parking meter is just about to expire? How about when you finally snag a spot in the middle of winter and the meter is *&^%$$## broken? Or it’s raining, you’re out of change and you’ll be soaked before the darn thing processes your card?
No more living at the mercy of the parking police for us. Just download the new free Honkmobile app (as seen on Dragon’s Den!), register, and you’re on your way — with your very own customizable parking meter in your phone.
Using this app is as easy as 1-2-3: Check the app’s handy GPS locator for parking lots in your area, select the amount of time you want to park, and pay. Another perk: You can use the brand new gate kit for closed lots. All you do is wave your phone on entry and exit and the app will charge you for the exact amount of time used. It’s that simple. You can even store multiple license plates in your profile just in case you — oops! — switched cars this morning.
The best part? The app alerts you when there’s 15 minutes left on your meter so you can add parking time right from the salon’s chair, or the party you’re enjoying or wherever else you happen to be. No need to panic. Ever.
INISIDERS’ TIP: Check the lots well before you park to get the early bird special in advance. Yep, that’s a thing. And a great, cash-saving thing at that.
2. HEYLETS – www.heylets.com
Now that the weekend’s finally here you have no idea what to do with it? Here’s an idea: Hey, Let’s… With this app, you can instantly connect with the amazing experiences you had no idea were right next door. We mean it. Thanks to this new discovery-based mobile app where no experience is just meh, your menu of inspiring new life moments is just a click away.
No more travelling to exotic locations or spending loads of cash to find awesome experiences we’d never find on our own. Just join this social sharing community and explore your city through people who have checked out the hottest and coolest spots in whatever area you’re interested in — whether that’s outdoor activities, food and drink, nightlife, music, travel or more.
The best part? At HeyLets, users only post what inspires them. There are no “average” reviews here. Only the live-able, only the awesome.
INSIDERS’ TIP: You can share your inspired moments too. Instead of uploading the next pic to Instagram, capture that fantastic weekend spot you stumbled upon and share it with a photo and description for others to discover.
Aaptiv believes that running is a way of life, and must be part of yours so they’re bringing it to your smartphone. Ready to run? Download this free app and join the world’s first group fitness class exclusively for runners and get ready for great workouts for treadmill, outdoor, and elliptical enthusiasts, right where you are. Classes are taught by an exclusive staff of world renowned personal trainers who combine high energy music and specialized training techniques to maximize a user’s time in the gym.
No more excuses. Just download, register for the workout that fits your schedule, and hit play. Oh, and lace up.
The best part? If you’re not sure when you can squeeze in your run, no problem. There are on-demand classes that you can take anytime.
Note: Unlimited live or on-demand classes are $9.99/month.
INSIDERS’ TIP: Live-streaming allows Aaptiv members to create a virtual support system by taking classes with friends and family across the nation at the same time.
Got any other brilliant new apps to share? We’re collecting.