From personal care to safety to entertainment, here are the 11 must-have apps that should be on every woman’s phone. How many do you have?
We live in an age where we expect everyone to own a smartphone. However, the real power of these mighty devices lies in the creative and practical apps that are installed on them. In this article, we take a look at the top 11 such apps that every woman should have on her phone. Let’s check ’em out!
Must-Have Apps for Women
Himmat app was released by Delhi Police (which also released an updated version – Himmat Plus recently) for the women of the state. You can use it in an event of an emergency and alert the police by tapping on the SOS button on the app. Doing this instantly sends your location and audio-video feedback to the police control room. The authorities can then contact the nearest police station to send help to you immediately.
bSafe is another women safety app that allows you to create a network of your friends and family who can track your location through GPS when you are around a bad neighborhood and feeling unsafe. You can even set up an alarm that triggers automatically if you fail to reach a particular location within a particular amount of time. Another noteworthy feature is the Guardian Alert button, which can immediately alert all your emergency contacts and send your location if you need help. If you’re a working or party-girl, bSafe is definitely one of the most important must-have apps you need.
Nykaa is one of the most popular beauty shopping apps where you can purchase a wide range of authentic cosmetics and makeup products to beautify your skin and experiment with new beauty hacks to take your game to pro levels.
Nykaa offers a selection of over 1 lakh products and over 850 brands. You will find everything you need on the platform – from nail polish to fragrances, and from bath and body products to makeup items. It also offers attractive discounts from time to time to help you save money on the purchases.
Whether you are trying to conceive or just often struggle with keeping tabs on your periods, Flo is among the top must-have apps. It’s a really popular ovulation calendar app, which can offer nearly accurate predictions based on your menstrual history. Also, it can allow you to find out fertile days, schedule reminders for future periods, intercourse history, etc. It can also track your cycle length, weight, steps, etc. In other words – it can make your life much easier and simpler.
If you have irregular periods like I do, Flo can help you keep a tab on your ovulation, create detailed notes of your moods & symptoms. Combined together these things can help you predict your next period. Two more options for this are Kindara or Period Tracker.
Who says that gambling is a space dominated only by men? Today, more and more women are playing all kinds of online casino games to kill time and earn money. Even in India, there are a number of good options that you can consider. One of these is LeoVegas.
LeoVegas mobile casino is a trustworthy and user-friendly app where you can play games like poker, slots, roulette, etc. It even has good support for livecasino online which you can check out if you want some live action.
It’s no secret that we women love to shop. However, you don’t have to spend hours going from one store to another to find that perfect blouse or heels that just make you go “wow”. For all your shopping needs, you can use Myntra, which offers wearable clothes and fashion accessories at discounted prices. You don’t have to worry about size issues either, as the company offers 30-day hassle-free returns and exchanges.
You might already be using Truecaller as it’s one of the most-downloaded apps on all the major app stores, but it’s worth a mention here nonetheless. Of course, it’s a global directory of phone numbers which is updated and maintained by the users. However, it offers many other features that can come in handy.
For instance, it can alert you about spammy messages and calls, provide the details of unknown callers, backup call history, contacts, etc. You can now even send and receive payments with the app by simply using the contacts saved in your device, thanks to the new UPI support. It’s one of the must-have apps, especially if you’re receiving too many spam calls.
8. Tarla Dalal
Padmashree Awardee Tarla Dalal is one of the most popular chefs in India and her official app doesn’t disappoint. It offers whopping 17,000+ dishes that you can try at home. Whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you will find some of the most delicious recipes on the app which you can easily follow as the instructions are clear and concise for both amateur and advanced cooks.
Want to enhance your photos to get the maximum number of likes and comments on social media? If your answer is “yes”, then one of the must-have apps you can use is YouCam Perfect. It comes with a slew of features to help you edit your photos in more ways than you can imagine. For starters, you can try different kinds of beautifying effects and filters with single taps on your screen. You can also add special effects like blurred backgrounds, HRD effect, cropping and rotating, etc. Another option is Facetune, as long as you don’t overuse any of these and get addicted!
There is no denying that this is the age of streaming and that traditional TV is almost out of the picture (pun intended). So, it goes without saying that you need must-have apps that can provide you access to a massive content library so that you can binge watch your favorite TV series or movies whenever and wherever you want. That app can be Netflix which already has a selection of thousands of titles, original TV series and chick-flicks. The subscription price isn’t exactly the best, but you surely get some of the best-quality content for entertainment. If Netflix seems pricey, another option is Amazon Prime, which I personally use, too.
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We’re all used to ordering food online, but what’s the healthier option? Cooking at home, of course! So order away your groceries, as along with the basic groceries like fruits and veggies, this home delivery app also has a large selection of snacks, bakery items, personal care and kitchen items. Plus, they’re there if you run out of your makeup or skin care products. My fave thing to do is price comparisons and check out brands and flavors I can’t find in the local grocery store.
So, there you have it – some of the most interesting and/or useful apps that all the forward-thinking and smart women should have in their phones right now. How many of these must-have apps do you have on your phone. And what other apps do you recommend? Let us know below!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]