Apps to help you run: Best free running apps for 2021 (iOS & Android)

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Best free running apps for 2021 (iOS & Android)

If you’re like us, your smartphone is your go-to for just about everything. Capturing memories, getting directions, keeping up with loved ones – the list goes on and on. It goes everywhere with us, and that includes our workouts. Whether you’re someone who prefers an at-home workout session or you’re a gym rat, there are countless apps out there to help you exercise more effectively.

Asurion Experts are trained in more than 6,000 devices so they know how to find the right tech for you – and that includes knowing which apps are the best for your needs. Here are their recommendations for the best running apps, available for both iPhone and Android. The best part? They’re all much cheaper than hiring a personal trainer. In fact, these 10 running apps we’re about to mention all come with free versions.

1. Runkeeper

One of the first running apps on the scene, Runkeeper is a straight-forward easy to use app that tracks your pace, distance, calories burned, time and more. Look back on past runs to track your progress and use set route within the app to discover new routes near you. It’s one of the best running apps for beginners, providing basic run data to help you get into your new routine, but has straight-forward info runners at every skill level will appreciate.

2. Run with Map My Run

This app offers all the basic functionality of a running app: pace, distance, calories burned and time, with the added benefit of linking to fitness trackers and heart rate monitors. You can also input more robust data like food consumption and track the distance logged on your running shoes. The app will alert you when it’s time for a new pair. A cool function of this app is the ability to specify the type of run—are you on a treadmill, on the trails, in your neighborhood or walking the dog, which can be helpful when analyzing your performance.

3. Adidas Running App by Runtastic

Another popular app, adidas Running App by Runtastic, is your basic running app that links to Google Earth for easy route-mapping, especially if you’re in a new city. The analytics in this app are great with graphs and charts depicting your progress and easy social sharing. It comes with built-in training schedules and even syncs up with Spotify and Pandora for easy music streaming. This app is great for travelers constantly running in new cities and those looking for more robust reporting of your run data.

4. Pumatrac

Pumatrac offers a sleek interface with all the perks of a basic running app, but with several bonus features to give a holistic view of your workouts. The app pulls in additional information that may impact your run like weather, time of day or day of the month and synthesizes to determine personal insights. For example, you may find you run best on Friday mornings before 10, or that you run faster when listening to rock music.

5. Nike Run Club

You don’t have to have Nike products to enjoy the benefits of this app. Set your running terrain (treadmill, trails, sidewalk) and the app tracks your pace, distance, calories burned and time. The thing that set this app apart are the gamified options to share your personal goals, challenge friends and beat your personal record. You can also upload a “Power Song” to play when you need an extra boost on your run.

6. Strava Running and Cycling

If you split your fitness routine between running and cycling, the Strava app is a great choice. The unique dashboards track more detailed aspects of your workout like elevation gained plus more traditional metrics like pace, distance and time. Another unique feature are the leaderboards, achievement badges and challenges to push you to reach your goals. This app is great for those who like to run off the beaten path and thrive with a little friendly competition.

7. Couch to 5K

Perfect for the novice runner looking to get in shape and build up their running regimen, this app gets you off your couch and able to run a 5K in just 9 short weeks. It provides built-in training schedules with 20 – 30 min routes three times a week until your race. The built in pacing tells you when to walk, when to run, and coaches you through your route while gradually building stamina and strength. Choose 1 of 4 virtual coaches to keep you motivated.

8. Pacer Pedometer

With some pedometer apps, they won’t track steps if your phone isn’t in your hand. That’s not the case with Pacer. As long as your phone is with you on your walk, run, workout or if you’re just running errands (hand, pocket or even purse) – it’ll track your steps. If you’re looking for a guided workout, Pacer some free options like Intro to Interval Walking, Full Body Strength and Daily Stretch. You have the option to join Pacer Premium for access to all of their guided workouts for strength training, walking and stretching. Pacer is also compatible with other fitness monitoring apps like Fitbit and MyFitnessPal.

9. Zombies, Run!

With the Zombies, Run! app, you’ll find yourself immersed in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and have to run to escape the lifeless-monsters chasing you. The more miles you log, the more supplies you win to help your village survive. Run too slow, and the zombies catch you! This is a fun app for those looking for an exciting way to spice up their runs.

10. Charity Miles

This basic running app lets you help others while taking care of yourself. Before you start your run, choose the charity you want to donate to that day. There are multiple charities to choose from like the Wounded Warrior Project, Stand Up to Cancer, the ASPCA and more. For each mile you run, walk or bike brands like Timex and others will donate to the cause of your choice. The more you run, the more they donate. Typical donations are $0.10 per mile biked and $0.25 per mile run or walked. Get the kids involved and see how much you can earn for the charity of their choice on your next family walk.

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11 Best Running Apps for Beginners

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Becoming a runner isn’t easy. These intuitive running apps for beginners make it simpler (and more motivating) to get your daily mileage in, even if the only mile you’ve ever run was in high school P.E. Basic features like distance, heart rate, and calorie tracking make your workout more tangible, so you can see how hard you’ve worked, and features like curated playlists and mindfulness runs allow you to customize how you want to run. Don’t worry if you feel like you’d need a personal trainer to get you off the couch—some of these apps even have audio coaches that tell you exactly what to do while you’re getting your sweat on.

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Nike Run Club

If a guided run with a focus on mindfulness sounds intriguing, try Nike Run Club’s “Run With Headspace” feature. The guided headspace workout has some similarities to meditation apps—the audio guide motivates runners to take in their surroundings and set intentions for each run. All the usual features of Nike Run Club can be used on the guided runs, including pace, distance, elevation mile split and heart rate tracking, plus access to custom Apple Music playlists. If a mindfulness-based guided run isn’t your thing, you can choose from speed runs, distance runs, or audio guided runs with professional athletes and trainers, too.

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Runkeeper

This Asics-developed running app uses audio cues and tons of virtual challenges to motivate users. You can find running groups, both virtual and in-person, and conquer time and distance trials. The app uses your smartphone’s GPS to track running distance and show stats like average pace and calories, plus it lets you compare your stats over the current month and the last month. You can also upgrade to premium for more insights on running progress and access to Ascics’ training plans.

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Human

Human tracks your activity all day and inspires you to move more with cues to get you to a minimum 30-minute activity goal per day. Basically, it’s great for beginner runners looking for motivation to start. You can see how your activity matches up with people around you in your city and all over the world, with real-time rankings in over 900 cities around the world. Get competitive with the the local leaderboard, or just use it as a benchmark for daily movement.

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MapMyRun

MapMyRun is one of the most popular and widely downloaded running apps, both for the number of running routes it offers in different cities and the community it boasts. It’s easy to connect with friends through the app, where you can create and compete in challenges against each other (or participate in community challenges for chances to win prizes and running gear). Finding new running trails and routes is easy—there are options in every state and in 15 different countries. If you know where you want to go already, you can create your own course before you take off.

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5

Endomondo

Endomondo is an in-app running coach that provides emerging runners with run tracking and audio feedback. The app syncs up with its website, where you can find your full workout history and analyze your activity. The Endomondo community is all about positive reinforcement for success so that you can connect with your friends and build an uplifting community.

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Runcoach

Runcoach is the app that learns more about you the more you use it. First, you’ll set a goal and input background information (including recent mileage times), and then you can let the adaptive algorithm customize to you more with each run. When you reach a new level of fitness or change up your goals, the app adapts your running program to match. Have questions? You can contact the USATF-certified coaches about anything regarding running, including about injuries or nutrition.

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Weav Run

Need some musical motivation? The Weav Run app adapts and remixes your music to match the rhythm of your pace, so you’ll always be running on-beat. The beat/stride match-up optimizes steps per minute, which helps prevent joint pain, injuries and makes you run faster and more efficiently. Plus, the upbeat music is designed to flood your brain with endorphins, making you feel more motivated.

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C25K

Couch to 5k is designed specifically for first-time runners who prefer to spend most of their time on the couch. At first, you’ll alternate walking and running until you build the strength and endurance to run without stopping. The eight-week plan features three workouts per week, and each session has an accompanying motivational audio coach that tells you when to walk or run.

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Charity Miles

If you need an incentive to start running, try Charity Miles, which donates to a nonprofit selected by you for every mile you move. Just download the free app, choose your charity from one of the 42 selected charities, and get running. Create teams with your friends to share goals and accomplishments, and get competitive with the leaderboard feature to see who’s raised the most money.

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Peloton Digital

Get the motivation and excitement of instructor-led classes with Peloton Digital’s monthly membership. It features running-focused classes for any type of workout, from a treadmill in the gym to outdoors on the trails. Choose from live or on-demand courses, and filter classes by type, instructor and length of run. Plus, with the monthly subscription, you get access to cycling classes, yoga, strength training and more—up to 20 different classes per day.

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Aaptiv

Looking for a cheap personal trainer? Try Aaptive, the personal audio trainer that guides your runs. Start with a short survey thats asks you about goals and your preferred workout time and type, and then customizes your workouts based on your answers. You can choose workouts based on time, trainer, and music type. The app has over 2,500 workouts, including guided runs.

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Workout Apps for Runners | Fitness Apps 2020

Whether you are lacing up for the first time or you’re trying to hit that coveted runner’s high again, sometimes you need a little something extra to make your run stand out.

Luckily, there’s an app—or more like a hundred—that can help. These days, apps can not only track your run, but also coach you, motivate you with music, keep you safe, and more.

To keep it simple, we rounded up our favorites from the past few years and narrowed them down to the best running apps across several categories, highlighting what makes each unique. Whether you’re just starting out as a runner or you’re a seasoned pro, this list will help you find the tools you need to get the most out of your miles.


Best Beginner Apps

Human

Human

Best for: Getting motivated to be more active

Human isn’t the most advanced activity tracker on this list, but it wins points as a strong motivator. The app works in the background, tracks the time you spend being active (running, walking, and cycling), and nudges you to hit your “Daily 30,” or 30 minutes of exercise per day. But the real motivation comes from other people. Human compares your data to other nearby users to create a leaderboard of who’s exercising nearby, so you can see how you rank against your neighbors.

Free: iOS | Android

Couch to 5K

Couch-to-5K

Best for: Building your confidence by working toward a goal

The popular Couch-to-5K app does exactly what it says: Turns you from sedentary couch potato into a runner. It guides you through three 30-minute workouts per week to get you ready for a 3.1-mile race in only nine weeks. Along the way, it tracks your time and distance via GPS, and a virtual coach gives you verbal cues about your workout. After each run, you can log your data to active. com, and you can share your achievements with friends in the app’s newsfeed.

$2.99: iOS | Android

Pacer

Pacer

Best for: Starting a regular running routine

This app is centered on step-counting, but it’s a great launching point into developing a running habit, too. Like Human, Pacer works in the background, logging your steps as you move around during the day to give you a picture of your activity level. Unlike Human, you can also track runs with GPS and join group challenges, and if you opt for Premium ($5 per month), you can access training plans with video workouts.

Free: iOS | Android


Best Advanced Running Apps

Strava

Strava

Best for: Tracking runs and rides with a strong social element

Wildly popular among cyclists and runners, Strava is a great choice for casual milers and pros alike. It offers in-depth GPS tracking, works with a variety of GPS devices, and tracks all kinds of metrics (especially if you opt for a Summit membership). It’s also known for its popular segments feature, which shows how you stack up against other runners on the same route. Premium users also get access to Beacon, a safety option that allows three designated contacts to monitor your location while you’re out running.

Free: iOS | Android

Runcoach

Runcoach

Best for: Building an adaptive training plan that fits your needs

Check out Runcoach to create a workout schedule and stick to it. Set a running goal and input information on your schedule, and the algorithm will deliver customized guidance on how to train. Want personalized coaching? (There’s an option to upgrade for $19.95 a month.) Use the app to reach out to USATF-certified coaches for help with injuries, nutrition, and more.

Free: iOS | Android

MapMyRun

MapMyRun

Best for: Finding new routes to run

Not sure where to run? Choose from one of more than 70 million routes on MapMyRun, Under Armour’s comprehensive tracker that records distance, pace, elevation, calories burned, and more. It integrates with a variety of major wearable trackers, as well as the My Fitness Pal app, so you can sync your diet and exercise info together for a clearer picture of your health.

Free: iOS | Android

Nike+ Run Club

Nike+ Run Club

Best for: Run tracking, photo sharing, and audio coaching

Engineered specifically for runners, the Nike+ Run Club app goes beyond basic tracking with several motivation and coaching features, such as end-of-run cheers from top athletes, built-in photo sharing that overlays your run stats with a photo from your route, and audio-based workouts from top Nike coaches to help guide you along the way. Plus, the audio-coached runs feature a Spotify integration so you can lay the coach’s cues over your favorite playlist—the best of both worlds.

Free: iOS | Android

iSmoothRun

iSmoothRun

Best for: Training with multiple tracking services

In addition to showing you information about your run—basics such as distance and time, but also steps, weather, and the name of the street you started on—the iSmoothRun app supports run/walk and interval workouts, syncs with a variety of devices, tracks shoe mileage, and can also send workout data to other training logs. We imported a slew of TCX files from Dropbox, then exported them all in one go to MapMyRun in a matter of a few seconds.

$4.99: iOS

Zwift

Zwift

Best for: Feeling like you are running outside when on the treadmill.

Zwift is an online training ground inhabited up until recently by cyclists. Users log in, sync their avatar to their iPad/computer/devices and then ride or run around courses, surrounded by other virtual athletes from all over the globe doing the same thing. Download Zwift to your supported device—like your phone, iPad, or cast it to your TV—then pair up your Bluetooth enabled footpod or supported treadmill and get going.

Free: iOS | Android


Best Music Apps

Spotify

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Best for: Making playlists for your run

The popular streaming app gives you the best music from then and now through playlists you or your friends create. You can also explore the world of Spotify to see what else people are running to, jamming to, or working out to. One of the best parts of the app is it pairs with most devices, like the new Garmin Forerunner 245, so once you have the app, you can take it with you just about anywhere you can take your devices. Both commercial and commercial-free options are available.

Free or monthly subscription: iOS | Android

Apple Music

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Best for: Taking your favorite songs along with you on your run

Apple has dominated the portable music scene since the invention of the iPod, so it’s no wonder they have more than 50 million songs offered. Take the seemingly endless library of songs with you on your run to enjoy just about any music you could ever want on any Apple device. What’s even better is Apple offers deals for students, individuals, and families.

Plans start at $4.99/month: iOS

Amazon Music Unlimited & Amazon Prime Music

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Best for: Prime members and music lovers who want to jam out

There are two options here that both offer millions of song options from playlists and stations tailored to your favorite genres from past and present artists. For Prime members, that includes more than 2 million songs, while you can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited which includes tens of millions of songs for hours of commercial free-listening.

Prime Music free with Prime membership, Music Unlimited plans start at $7.99/month: iOS | Android

WeavRun

WeavRun

Best for: Finding music to match your stride

Although it’s always good to pay attention to the sound of your feet, listening to music is a great way to up your energy level on a run. WeavRun will help with that. It remixes pop songs to match your pace, so you can run to music without worrying about a slow song messing up your stride.

Free: iOS

Aaptiv

Aaptive

Best for: Making treadmill workouts a little easier.

Treadmill workouts are the top class category on Aaptiv and range in skill levels so newbie runners have just as many options as marathoners. Some trainers push technical form, others are popular among those people who are race training, and some just like to have fun. Before you choose a run, you can check out all the details in the app, including estimated distance, peak speed, peak incline, and music style, so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

Free 7-day trial, $14.99 per month: iOS | Android


Best Podcast & Audiobook Apps

Audible

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Best for: Catching up on the latest books.

Sometimes you don’t want to get lost in the music or have the beat mess up your stride. Sometimes you just want to get lost in a story or show. That’s where Audible can help you out. The audio app offers audiobooks, shows, and podcasts from your favorite writers and personalities with a massive library of content for whatever you’re in the mood for.

Plans start at $14.95/month: iOS | Android

Apple Podcasts

Apple

Best for: Keeping track of your favorite podcasts

There are literally thousands of podcasts out there for you to discover and listen to, and the one place most of them can be found is on Apple Podcasts. It’s home feed will always keep you updated on the latest show trends, the top selections in your favorite categories, and biggest names to launch their own podcast. Just subscribe to your favorite shows, and they will be waiting for you the next time you plug in for a run. (Looking for some of the best pods out there? Here are our picks for the best podcasts for runners.)

Free: iOS

Google Podcasts

Google

Best for: Discovering new podcasts

Similar to Apple Podcasts in that pretty much all of your favorite shows live in the Google ecosystem, but our podcast fanatics on staff love that the app always shows you when a new episode is ready to be downloaded. If you’re bored with your current allotment of shows, the app is also very useful in finding shows that will likely match your tastes.

Free: Android

Stitcher

Best for: Curating all your favorite shows by category.

Yes, Stitcher provides thousands of free podcasts to download and stream, but you can also sign up for Stitcher Premium to get exclusive content, full comedy albums, and ad-free versions of some of your favorite shows. (And a lot of hard to access archived episodes of uber-popular shows are fully available if you are a member.) One of the best features is you can create your own podcasts playlists, meaning you can batch all your comedy/true crime/sports podcasts all in one place so your favorite shows don’t get lost.

Free: iOS | Android


Best Motivation Running Apps

Runtastic

Runtastic

Best for: Keeping your mind occupied while running

Runtastic is a full-fledged run tracker, but it also stands out for its unique “Story Running” feature. Download stories ($1 a piece) in the app to listen to podcast-style tracks as you run. Each story is roughly 35 to 40 minutes long—just about the same duration as your typical daily workout.

Free: iOS | Android

Charity Miles

Charity Miles

Best for: Running for a cause

Charity Miles is a great way to add some altruism to your workout. It tracks your distance and donates 25 cents to a preselected participating charity for every mile you cover. Your runner’s high just got even better.

Free: iOS | Android

Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run!

Best for: Turning your run into a video game

If lacing up for a run sounds daunting, try adding a little primal fear to your routine with Zombies, Run! This app puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse by providing a series audio stories and missions for you to listen to as you run, mixed in with your own music. Follow the audio prompts to collect supplies, fortify your zombie-proof base, and save humanity—what’s better motivation than that?

Free: iOS | Android


Safety

RoadID

RoadID

Best for: Automatically getting help in case of an accident

Road ID is better known for its bracelets that identify you to first responders after an accident (if it unfortunately happens). But the company also has a handy app that lets you share your location with friends and family, and it sends them an SOS message with your location if you stop moving for five minutes and don’t respond to the app’s alert. Better yet, your contacts don’t even need the RoadID app to use it—they get alerts via text or email.

Free: iOS | Android

Safety: Companion

Companion

Best for: Instantly letting friends and family know if you’re unsafe

Similar to RoadID, Companion allows you to pick contacts to share your location with while out running (or doing anything else). Select who you want to monitor you, and they can see your location in real time, either in the app or via text. It comes with built in “Safety Triggers” to detect falls or when you veer off course, and it will notify your contacts if you don’t respond to the alert prompts. You can also adjust your destination and timing as you run, and immediately call 911 if there’s an emergency.

Free: iOS

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16 Best Running Apps 2021

Whether you’re working up to your first mile or running your second marathon, running apps provide an essential tool for maximizing your workout. From tracking pace to providing motivational cues, fitness apps have come a long way and are essentially like having a personal trainer in your pocket. But with the slew of fitness apps available for your smartphone, it can be overwhelming to pick one that’s right for you. Some running apps are best for beginners, some are best for weight loss, and some are best for serious long-distance runners. Check out our list of top picks below to find the perfect running app to suit your fitness goals.

1

Strava

Strava is popular among competitive runners because of its advanced GPS tracking features. The free app provides basic stats like pace, elevation, distance, and heart rate monitor connection. Strava also focuses on community and you can connect with your contacts and Facebook friends. If you opt for the premium Strava Summit membership, this gives you a more detailed analysis of your running as well as access to a safety feature which shares your location with designated contacts while you run.

Cost: Free

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2

Nike Run Club

One of my favorites, the Nike Run Club app is the quintessential running app for runners of all types. The app links with music and also provides guided audio runs if that’s your thing. In addition to basic stats like pace, elevation and distance, the aesthetic of the app is nice and easy to navigate. My favorite feature includes the trophies and badges that you get for milestones such as longest run or personal fastest pace. An athlete or celebrity will congratulate you at the end of your ride if you hit a milestone which is pretty cool.

Cost: Free

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3

Human

If you need some workout motivation, Human is the app for you. This app essentially works in the background, keeping track of your walks, runs, and movement throughout the day with relatively little drain on your smartphone battery. One of my favorite things about the app is that it focuses on active minutes rather than steps, encouraging you to hit certain daily milestones. The app also compares how you stack up to people nearby in terms of activity.

Cost: Free

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4

Runcoach

This app is perfect for those needing a structured running regimen. Runcoach features training programs to help you achieve your goals, whether that’s running a 5K or half marathon. I like that the app literally creates a training schedule for your race, so you just have to lace up your sneakers and get moving. The app boasts that 25% of all Runcoach users achieve a higher level of fitness within six months and that Runcoach users improve their race finish time by 7%.

Cost: Free

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5

Peloton Digital

You don’t need a Peloton bike or tread machine to take advantage of their awesome running programs. The Peloton Digital App has expanded to include outdoor runs, where a Peloton trainer does the workout with you and guides you through a curated outdoor run complete with music. Just start the app, put your phone in your pocket, and hit the road. These guided audio runs have transformed my running workouts and give me something to look forward to. Follow up your run with a strength class or post-run cooldown stretch. If you own a Peloton Bike and Peloton Tread, the app is included in the Peloton All Access Membership.

Cost: $12.99/month

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6

Map My Run by Under Armour

Map My Run, designed by Under Armour, offers millions of different running routes to chose from. The app reads out split pace and average pace, and I love that it connects well with the Apple Watch. You can post a little picture each time you run which is a fun feature. Map My Run also integrates really well with My Fitness Pal, so you can focus on both diet and exercise.

Cost: Free

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7

iSmoothRun

This app provides excellent customization for your rides when it comes to intervals and even audio cues, and the high-grade GPS tracking makes it a favorite among serious runners. It’s just one flat fee of $4.99 and you don’t have to worry about subscription fees to unlock extra features like you do for many of the other apps on the market. There are tons of ways to export your running data with this app too.

Cost: $4.99

Get it for IOS

8

Runkeeper

This app developed by ASICS tracks your runs and helps you set measurable goals. The app has Apple Music and Spotify integration, and it syncs well with the Apple Watch so you can leave your phone at home while you go for your run. I like that the app gives you periodic updates on time and speed which is super motivating if you’re lagging and encourages you to keep up the pace.

Cost: Free

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Apptiv

Apptiv features a variety of trainer-led audio workouts, the most popular being their running programs. They have training regimens for everything from a 5K to a full marathon. The trainers are great and the playlists are super motivating. Aaptiv also features treadmill and strength training classes to help you improve as a well-rounded athlete.

Cost: $14.99/month

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10

ROAD ID

For those concerned about safety while on your run, ROAD ID offers a slew of features to give you some peace of mind. ROAD ID is better known for their emergency identification bracelets, but their separate app allows your friends and family to track you while you’re out for a run. ROAD ID can especially come in handy if you’re on a new route or running a long distance by yourself. There are several alert notifications and emergency contact features as well that you can set.

Cost: Free

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Weav Run

If good music is what motivates you to get through a workout like me, then Weav Run may be just what you need. The app matches your pace to find music that syncs in with your running stride. There are two modes, one which allows a fixed music tempo and another that will speed up or slow down to match the rhythm of your stride. And it integrates with several of the other apps on this list, including Strava.

Cost: Free

Get it for IOS

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Charity Miles

If you don’t have the opportunity to do a formal race or marathon, you can create your own Pledge Page where friends can sponsor you on your run. Plus, the app donates 25 cents to a charity of your choice for every walk/run mile you complete. The app also syncs with Strava which can come in handy.

Cost: Free

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Pacer

Pacer is essentially a pedometer built into your smartphone. It works in the background to track your steps throughout the day, and you can also set it up with GPS tracking for your workout. The app is very motivating in this regard, especially if you are starting with walking routines to work your way up to running. They have a premium option as well which offers guided coaching and weight loss programs.

Cost: Free

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14

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K sets out a doable and practical running schedule to help you get to your first 5K, letting you ease into things and commit to a running regimen. I like that you can pick which coach you work with, since motivation can be really personal and you might work better with a certain personality of coach.

Cost: $2.99

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Footpath Route Planner

This app is perfect if you are planning out any new routes and want to determine distance, elevation, and other factors before embarking on your run. You can use your finger to draw out your route and see if it meets your running goals. Their premium option features turn-by-turn navigation for your route which is a useful tool.

Cost: Free

Get it for IOS

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adidas Running app by Runtastic

This app is great for keeping track of your runs and giving you updates when you hit each mile marker. The dashboard is customizable which I like, and you can receive custom cheers from friends while you run which is great if you’re embarking on your own long run and need some extra motivation. The premium option opens up access to training plans and more.

Cost: Free

Get it for Android or IOS

Stefani Sassos, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN
Registered Dietitian
Stefani Sassos is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.

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The 9 Best Running Apps of 2021

Are Running Apps Good for Beginner Runners?

Whether you’re brand-new to running or you’ve taken a long break from it and want to ease your way back, there’s a running app that’s suitable for you. Many of them are very user-friendly and have training programs and workouts that are designed for beginners.

Can Running Help Me Lose Weight?

Running is one of the best forms of exercise for weight loss, as it burns a lot of calories and is very affordable and accessible. The more you run, the more calories you’ll burn, so if you maintain a regular running habit, you’ll see better results. To help stay motivated, you can follow a plan, such as a 5K training program for beginners.

You’ll also want to avoid a common mistake that many runners make, which is assuming that running gives you a license to eat anything you want. The basic rule of weight loss is that you must burn (through life functions and exercise) more calories than you take in. The most effective approach is to follow a proper running program and a healthy, calorie-appropriate nutrition plan if you’re trying to lose weight.

Can a Running App Replace Your Gym Membership?       

If you use the gym primarily to run on the treadmill, you may find that using a running app to track your running stats and keep you motivated to run is a sufficient substitute. However, if you like to use other equipment and amenities at the gym and enjoy the face-to-face interaction with instructors and other gym members, you might regret giving up your membership.

In many cases, it works best to keep your gym membership and use a running app as a tool to supplement your training and help you reach your running-related goals.

How Much Do Running Apps Cost?

Most running apps are free to download, but they may include just the basic features. You can make an in-app purchase to access a premium version with more functionality and no ads. Other running apps charge a one-time download cost, usually in the range of $2 to $5.

Some running apps also offer a monthly or yearly membership. Members get access to more robust and advanced features such as personalized training plans and in-depth data analysis. They’re available for a monthly or yearly subscription, which can range from approximately $3 to $20 per month. 

Best running apps for 2021

Install one of the best running apps on your phone, and you’ll get more out of your next run, whether it’s stats you can sync with the top smartwatches or fitness trackers or advice on training for distance running. It doesn’t even matter if your routes take you outside or no farther than the treadmill in your home gym. There’s a running app for every need.

That breadth of capabilities is welcome, but it can also make finding the best running app for your needs tricky. Even the best running apps don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. To help you find a good option that reflects both your running level and the kind of data you hope to glean from an app, we’ve gone through a host of candidates, looking for running apps that offer a range of features. 

Whether it’s high-end workout app with dedicated training plans or something with fun tools that make a game out of exercise, the candidates for the best running apps on Android and iPhone are sure to meet your needs.

What are the best running apps for your smartphone?

The best running app for your mobile device depends heavily on what you’re looking for that app to do. When it comes to tracking run data, top options include Strava, Adidas Running and Runkeeper. Note that many of these apps work as well for other activities like cycling, with Pacer particularly well suited for tracking steps and walking just as easily as it charts your running stats.

If you’re looking for an app that includes mapping information alongside run statistics, Map My Run is a good choice. Other speciality apps focus on different areas of the running experience, whether its music to accompany your run (RockMyRun), intensive coaching (TrainAsOne) or guided routines to get started (Couch-to-5K).

You’ll notice a lot of athletic brands produce their own running apps. Nike, Puma, Adidas and Under Armour all have entries that are among the best running apps for your phone.

The best running apps for Android and iOS

1. Strava Running and Cycling (Android, iOS: Free) 

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In addition to being a top-notch running tracker, Strava Running and Cycling adds some pretty neat competitive and gamified features to the usual run-tracking recipe. The app records your running speed, distance traveled, time and course taken for both useful metrics and tracking, but combines all that with leaderboards, achievements and challenges as you race against your friends. 

Strava supports a variety of running trackers in addition to Wear OS devices and Apple Watch. (Just make sure you opt out of the location tracking features if you happen to be around restricted areas.)

2. Adidas Running (Android, iOS: Free) 

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You know it better by Runtastic, its former name. But Adidas Running remains one of the best running apps, particularly if you’re looking for an all-in-one tool that maps your exercise and keeps tabs on a variety of running metrics. 

Adidas Running will measure your times, speed and distance while also providing customized voice coaching and cheers to help motivate your progress. A configurable dashboard lets you track only the info that’s important to you. Community features, challenges and goals can provide extra running motivation.  

Adidas Running is free, but a premium subscription also includes training plans, route planning, interval training and more.

3. Runkeeper (Android, iOS: Free) 

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A perennial favorite among runners, Runkeeper uses your phone’s GPS to track your running, cycling, hiking and other distance activities. The app records your pace, distance, total exercise time, calories burned and other useful metrics, while delivering a variety of training plans, complete with reminders and gamified challenges. 

Users can go freeform or download and follow popular running routes. You can measure your progress and workout history, as well as sync with numerous other apps and services and receive detailed reports of your tracked activity. 

Runkeeper also works with a variety of smartwatches and fitness devices such as the Apple Watch and Wear OS devices.

4. Pacer (Android, iOS: Free)

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Pacer is an all-in-one pedometer and fitness tracker that takes advantage of your phone’s built-in sensors to track your steps, walking and running times, and route in a low-fuss interface designed to just work in the background.  

Users can track their activity history and trends, view their routes, create custom fitness goals, and participate in challenges and motivational groups to add a social aspect to exercise. The app also plays well with other fitness hubs like Apple Health, MyFitnessPal, and Fitbit, allowing you to sync your data from Pacer. 

All of this comes in a free package, though premium subscribers get additional features like guided workouts, weight loss plans and, more recently, the ability to automatically sync daily steps, distance and other activity data from a Garmin or Fitbit device to their Pacer account.

5. Map My Run by Under Armour (Android, iOS: Free) 

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Map My Run, now developed by Under Armour, uses the GPS and other sensors in your phone to track and map your running course, time, speed and total distance traveled. 

The app displays both your real-time stats and your end-of-run totals. Useful extras include support for a variety of fitness trackers and heart rate sensors, Wear OS support and nutrition tracking. A premium subscription provides voice coaching and location sharing and removes ads.

Enjoy other activities besides running? You’ll find separate apps for cycling, walking and general fitness from Under Armour in both Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

6. iSmoothRun (iOS: $4.99)

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iSmoothRun is packed with features, which means this run tracking app works well enough on its own. But pair iSmothRun with any one of a variety of wearable devices or fitness tracking apps, and you’ve got a really useful tool for getting more out of your runs,

iSmoothRun Pro uses GPS and the iPhone’s motion sensors, effortlessly switching between the two as needed, while tracking your run time, cadence and more. Users can log and display a variety of running metrics, such as speed, distance, time and intervals. You can export data to a variety of formats and fitness services. 

  • Download iSmoothRun Pro: iOS

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TrainAsOne (Android, iOS: Free)

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Coming up with a training plan is just one challenge for the best running apps. Adjusting it so that you’re pushing to meet your fitness goals is another thing altogether. And TrainAsOne tackles that task by turning to artificial intelligence to constantly adjust your training plan.

The app works for all levels of runners, from beginners looking to tackle their first 5K to elite runners who’ve got yet another marathon to prep for. You get a custom plan based on your experience that’s designed not only to help you train but also minimize the risk of injury. And TrainAsOne works with assorted smartwatches and other running apps that are designed to log your runs.

You can use the app for free, with a 21-day free trial. After that you have the option of continuing to use TrainAsOne with fewer features or pay a subscription fee — it’s £9.99 per month, with costs adjusted based on your local currency.

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Footpath Route Planner turns planning your next running route into simplicity in itself. Users simply trace a rough outline of their intended jogging route, walking path, or hiking trail, and the app will intelligently snap the route to match nearby trails, paths and roads. You can also press and hold on the map to calculate routes between points, and you can look up details like elevation to gauge difficulty. 

An in-app purchase unlocks additional features such as unlimited saved routes, cross-device syncing, premium topographic map sources and route exporting to GPX or KML files. You can get a single-route pass for $1.99 while a monthly subscription costs $3.99.

  • Download Footpath Route Planner: iOS

9. Peloton — at home fitness (iOS, Android: $12.99/month)

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You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a pricey Peloton bike (let alone $4,000 on a Peloton Tread) to take advantage of Peloton’s workout classes. Peloton — at home is free to download. And while the name of the app emphasizes the fact that most of us are working out at home these days, if you sign up for Peloton’s monthly subscription ($12. 99), you can use the app to guide your runs, whether that’s outdoors on an treadmill inside. 

Peloton Digital’s running instructors not only coach you through your miles, but also offer the perfect playlists for pushing you forward. The iOS app is more fully-featured than the Android version, with the ability to pre-load On Demand classes and subscribe to training programs. But if you’re looking for motivation to run, Peloton Digital is the app to beat.

10. Weight Loss Running (Android, iOS: Free)

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Rather than just focus on tracking your runs like many of the other best running apps, Weight Loss Running aims to be the whole package, serving as a running coach, diet aid and fitness log for runners. 

The app is highlighted by programs designed with weight loss in mind. Users can choose from a number of training plans, such as running for weight loss, or 5k and 10k run training. The app also comes with audio coaching, running music, diet plans, run tracking features and more.  

A premium subscription to Weight Loss Running costs $9.99 per month and removes advertising while adding more coaching options, training plans and music mixes.

11. Zwift (Android, iOS: Free)

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If you find yourself doing a lot of exercising at home these days, Zwfit can help you change up your surroundings while you shelter in place. And the mobile app even adds a little gamification to your runs as part of the bargain.

With Zwift, you can take your runs to virtual courses, while staying on your treadmill. Along with the different courses, you’ll run alongside other people, using their times for encouragement or competition. 

You’ll need a compatible treadmill and footpod to make Zwfit work — the company lists compatible devices on its website. But the run aspect of Zwift is free to use. (Zwift also works with cycling, but after a 7-day trial, rides require a $15 monthly membership.) If you’ve got the right equipment, Zwfit offers a unique way to get more out of your at-home runs.

12. Sports Tracker (Android, iOS: Free)

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Once a Nokia exclusive, Sports Tracker now brings one of the first mobile sports trackers to other platforms. The app uses GPS to track your progress when running, cycling, or skiing, providing you with a map track of your exercise route, as well as average speed, estimated calories burned, heart rate (with a heart rate monitor) and other exercise metrics. 

Using Sports Tracker, you can record a workout diary and track your progress, set weekly fitness goals, and participate in optional social features. Those include sharing your exercise progress and route, following and commenting on other users and participating in weekly leaderboards.

13. RunGo (Android, iOS: Free, with premium subscription)

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Running is a great way to get a bit of exercise, but unless you’re a native who knows the lay of the land, it can be tough finding a good and safe jogging route in an unfamiliar city or as you travel abroad. Enter RunGo, a run tracker and navigation aid, that allows users to discover new jogging routes, complete with voice navigation to help guide them through unfamiliar locales. 

Users can download routes for offline use, start routes halfway or create their own within the app. Coolest of all, premium subscribers can access “guided tours” — verified routes created by local runners through safe and scenic areas, with the app announcing points of interest and other information.

Those subscriptions costs $1.99 each month, though you can lower that monthly cost by opting for a $14.99 annual subscription.

14. Nike Run Club (Android, iOS: Free) 

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Nike may have ditched the FuelBand, but the company still makes a mean run tracker with the Nike Run Club, which now comes baked in with the Nike+ edition of the Apple Watch. The Nike Run Club app itself has added Apple Watch complications to provide at-a-glance stats and motivation, so this is an ideal option if you’re a new Apple Watch 6 owner.

Designed for beginners and veteran runners alike, the app is an all-around run tracker, music player and social networking tool for runners. The app measures a variety of metrics such as your pace, distance run and mile splits; it also includes a variety of coaching plans that adapt to your fitness goals and progress. 

Once you’re done with your run, you can share your details complete with photos, stats and stickers, and compare your progress with other runners. In addition to the built-in music player, the app also allows you to listen to audio cheers sent by friends, as well as encouragement from Nike’s pro athletes.

15. Charity Miles (iOS: Free)

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Going out for a run can do more than just improve your health — it can also raise money for a good cause. Charity Miles looks to take all that exercise you’ve been logging and turning it into cash for the charities of your choice, whether you get friends, family and employers to sponsor you, or you direct money from Charity Miles’ corporate sponsorship pool.

When you launch the app, you can pick the charity of your choice — there are more than 50 supporting causes that range from Autism Speaks and Feeding America to the American Lung Association and the Nature Conservancy. The Charity Miles app then syncs with either the Apple Health data stored on your iPhone or the built-in pedometer on your Android device. (It also syncs up with Strava, the best running app on this list.) Then, every time you log a mile as you run, you’re earning money for your charity.

Charity Miles has been available for both Android and iOS, though the Android version seems to no longer be offered via Google Play. We’ll keep an eye peeled to see if the Android version returns.

  • Download Charity Miles: iOS

16. Pumatrac (Android, iOS: Free)

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Pumatrac throws in some cute extras along with the standard bevy of run tracking tools you’d expect from the best running apps. First, the basics: Pumatrac records the distance you’ve run, maps your run track, records calories burned, and so on.

But Pumatrac also records a whole slew of other things, such as weather, time of day, month and more. Then it boils it all down into a run score to describe the quality of your run, which you can view over time and compare with other runners. Additionally, Pumatrac generates other personalized insights based on your running behavior, noting whether you run further when listening to rock or metal, Fridays, Mondays, weekends and more. Recent additions include fitness challenges to keep you motivated and engaged.

17. Couch-to-5K (Android, iOS: $2.99)  

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Active.com’s Couch-to-5K is designed to gently ease couch potatoes and casual runners and joggers into running 5K courses over time. Users are provided a training course of 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week over nine weeks, to build up a runner’s stamina from wheezing wreck to race-winner.  

 Choose from four virtual coaches, complete with accompanying audio cues to help motivate you on the run, with automatic or manual logging for easily keeping track of your progress.

18. Runcoach (Android, iOS)

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The hardest part of beginning any fitness program is taking that first step. Runcoach looks to get you up and running, with training schedules that are customized based on your fitness level and what you’re striving to do, whether it’s staying in shaping or gearing up for a 5K.

The app sets a schedule based on the data you input, including how many days per week you’re able to run. From there, Runcoach helps you build up your mileage, and it also lets you tweak your workout schedule if you’ve skipped a day. The data you rack up can be synced with HealthKit, Garmin, Fitbit, Strava and Runkeeper.

Runcoach is free to use, but memberships are available if you want coaching beyond just the basics. 

19. RockMyRun (Android, iOS: Free)

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Before you hit the trail, installing RockMyRun on your phone can provide a welcome backbeat synced to your pace. The app adjusts music so that it matches your steps or heart rate; you can also manually adjust the music so that it’s matching your beats per minute. And you can use the music to inspire you to pick up the pace.

You’ll find curated playlists in RockMyRun, where songs are blended together to help you maximize your workout. Stations cover a wide array of genres from hip-hop and rap to pop, alternative, reggae and more. RockMyRun also promises easy integration with other apps including Apple Health, Strava, Adidas Running, Run with MapMyRun, and Runtastic (some of which, you may notice, are already on this list of best running apps).

RockMyRun’s name hints at its focus on running, but the app can come in handy even you stay at home to exercise, providing a steady beat while you work out on your treadmill.

20. Road ID (Android, iOS: Free)

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Road ID is a nice safety tool that runners can use to help let their friends and family know that they’re safe while out jogging and exercising. The app creates an “electronic breadcrumb” trail for friends and family to follow along via a map link sent through email or SMS. 

Your designated followers get an ETA and planned route, with the app sending out a “stationary alert” if you stop moving for more than 5 minutes and don’t cancel. In addition, the app can also set up an In Case of Emergency card with your emergency contacts, as well as health information like blood type and allergies that you can use as a lockscreen wallpaper.  

How to choose the best running apps

Most of the apps featured here are free, though a few offer subscriptions that deliver more advanced features, such as guided workouts, location sharing and training plans. You can decide if these extra features are worth the recurring cost or whether you can make do with the free tier. (Some free apps are ad-supported, so you’ll have to decide if that’s too much of a nuisance.)

As we’ve noted, different running apps focus on different things. So choosing the best running app for your needs depends heavily on what you want to use the app for — Tracking your stats? Mapping your runnings? Playing music that complements your workout? — and picking the one that ticks all those boxes.

If you do opt for an app that maps where you run, check out that app’s privacy policy to see where that data is stored and who has access to it.

7 Apps That Make Running and Jogging More Enjoyable

Running can often feel like a monotonous workout. There’s not much variety, and the constant movement hampers your ability to focus on podcasts or audiobooks. Hence, keeping yourself entertained while jogging isn’t always possible.

Thankfully, a few developers are trying to bring a fun element to this activity by gamifying your running sessions. Here are the best apps that make running more enjoyable.

1. Zombies, Run!

Have you ever fantasized about running for your life in a world overrun by zombies? A game titled Zombies, Run! lets you experience exactly that. It (virtually) transforms the boring routes you know with zombie-riddled paths. Your job is to book it until you reach the safe house, collecting supplies as you go.

You begin by selecting a mission. Each one has a different distance and speed. You’ll have to keep up the defined pace in order to escape. Once you begin running, the app will build up the thrill through your headphones with radio messages from your team members, story narration, a dramatic score, and zombie screams when you slow down.

As you progress through the route, the app will automatically add supplies scattered across the route to your bag. Plus, you have the option to view your statistics and progress on a map.

Zombies, Run! is free to play but for a $6 monthly fee, you can unlock all the stories immediately.

Download: Zombies, Run! for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

2. Charity Miles

Charity Miles turns your running miles into cash for a good cause. It tracks your movement—whether you’re running, biking, or simply out for a walk. Based on how much distance you’ve covered, Charity Miles calculates an amount which you can donate to one of 40 available charities. These support a range of causes, from ALS to cancer.

The app is backed by a series of sponsors, so you don’t have to worry about giving up your data in exchange for supporting charity. In addition, Charity Miles can sync your statistics from third-party sources, such as a Fitbit tracker. Charity Miles also features a handful of social tools that allow you to exercise and earn together with your friends.

Charity Miles is an effortless way to get more out of your runs. In addition to burning calories, you’re able to support a cause without spending a dime yourself. And by the way, running isn’t the only way you can earn charity money. You can donate to charity by browsing the web, playing games, and more.

Download: Charity Miles for Android | iOS (Free)

3. StepBet

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StepBet is another nifty app which rewards you for staying active. The app brings the concept of betting to your workouts, but unlike Charity Miles, does require some contribution. The idea is straightforward and can even motivate you to run more.

StepBet hosts community-driven competitions containing fitness challenges. To participate in these, you have to spend the minimum amount. So the greater the number of participants, the bigger the prize pool.

The pot splits equally when the challenge expires, and people who completed the goals get rewarded. However, users who couldn’t reach the targets have to say goodbye to their bet money. StepBet doesn’t have its own tracking engine. Instead, it relies on third-party sources including Google Fit, Samsung Health, Garmin, and Fitbit.

Download: StepBet for Android | iOS (Free)

4. RockMyRun

Workout playlists on streaming services like Spotify aren’t tuned perfectly to everyone’s pace. Most of us thus end up skipping tracks and switching playlists far more often than we’d prefer.

Enter RockMyRun, an app which understands your personal pace and actively tries to match the music’s beat to it. RockMyRun was designed in collaboration with a handful of the industry’s finest DJs, such as David Guetta, Zedd, Afrojack, and Major Lazer.

You can also specify your goal and the app will update the song depending on at which stage you’re at. Apart from the usual electronic and house playlists, there are a bunch of genres you can choose from like country, pop, and rock.

Download: RockMyRun for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

5. Run An Empire

Run An Empire is a strategy game set in the real world. Your objective is to grow your empire and capture as many territories as you can. And to do that, you will have to walk or run near them. So in this game, to earn resources and conquer new places, you will need to don your running shoes and cover them by foot yourself.

As you accumulate miles, the game rewards you with more manpower, warriors, digital currencies, and other goodies. Since Run An Empire is a real-time game, you will have to constantly battle your neighbors and other players for territories.

You can pair Run An Empire to external fitness accessories; it even displays a comprehensive set of stats such as the number of calories you’ve burned. It’s free, but you can raise your level by purchasing in-app currency.

Download: Run An Empire for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

6. Fitness RPG

Fitness RPG is a role-playing game where you can equip heroes to fight your way to the top. Unlike other similar titles, Fitness RPG gamifies your pedometer and uses the data to fuel your energy levels inside the game.

You can use this energy to buy upgrades for your characters, unlock new weapons, and raise your overall level. Apart from taking part in the single-player campaign, Fitness RPG also has a multiplayer mode where you can pit your heroes against your friends’ armies. The game will sync with third-party services such as Fitbit and Google Fit.

Download: Fitness RPG for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

7. Walkr

Walkr is a fitness adventure that functions mostly the same as Fitness RPG. Here, the premise is that you’ve hopped onto a rocket ship to discover all the planets in space. To ensure you complete the whole journey and return back home, you need energy. You fill those energy bars by walking or running in real life.

On top of the 50 unlockable planets, you will occasionally encounter lost creatures. However, you can only assist them if you have enough fuel to spare. The game also lets you compete with your friends and team up to solve missions.

Download: Walkr for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

Get in Shape With Your Phone

You’ll no longer have to suffer through runs as boring chores in your day. With these apps, you can now easily jog through a space adventure or a post-apocalyptic world where you’re running for your life.

Your phone can also serve as your training coach and save you hundreds of dollars in gym costs. Have a look at the best workout apps to get in shape.

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90,000 15 applications that will help you regain control over your life

Time trackers

1. MyAddictometer

MyAddictometer will show how much time your phone takes from you, how often you unlock the screen, how much you spend on social networks and other applications. The results can be seen on the graph and compared with the achievements of other users.

2. Social Fever

Thanks to the intuitive interface, this program is easy to understand. Social Fever will keep an eye on which apps you use the most.If you wish, you can allocate a certain time for each of them. At the end of the day, you will receive a progress report and find out how much time you have saved.

3. aTimeLogger

Use this application to track absolutely all activity during the day. With accurate, detailed data, you can analyze your daily routine and habits, and then make a plan to be more productive at work and at home.

4. SPACE

A simple application to help you track your smartphone activity.At the first launch, you will need to go through a short survey to find out what you use your smartphone for and what results you want to achieve. After that, you will be prompted to enter a limit on the time you use the phone, as well as indicate how many times a day you can unlock the screen.

Application blockers

5. QualityTime

QualityTime not only tracks how much time you spend on your phone, but also imposes restrictions on the use of applications. Add several profiles depending on what you are doing: for work – one, for study – another, for a break and evening entertainment – a third.Flexible settings will help you adapt the application to your needs. For example, if you have urgent work, block not only applications, but also all notifications and calls.

6. AntiSocial

A universal application with a nice design and a lot of settings. With it, you can set a daily limit, develop a plan for using apps for the whole month, as well as track your progress and compare it with other people.

Simple application with minimal functionality.You set the time during which you do not want to use your smartphone, and the application will lock the screen. If you urgently need your phone, you can unlock the lock once for 60 seconds. Of course, if you have an urgent business, the smartphone can be rebooted.

8. OFFTIME

With OFFTIME, you can track your activity statistics to find the most time-consuming apps and block them. You can also turn off notifications, SMS and calls.If you don’t want to miss an important message or phone call, add the contact to the exception. You can do the same with the apps you need for work or study.

To-do lists

9. Any.do

An application with many functions and easy-to-use controls. Create task lists, add subtasks, reminders, files to them. You can share lists and tasks with other users. If you missed a call, the app will remind you to call back.

10. S.Graph

A simple clock face widget that displays your daily schedule. The application is synchronized with the calendar and displays information on the screen. With it, you can plan your day up to the minute. S.Graph can be used not only to create a daily routine, but also to develop habits.

11. TickTick

Universal task scheduler with a nice design and rich functionality. The app syncs with calendars and other devices.In it, you can quickly create a note by voice, share a list of tasks with other users, create a reminder by location, set priorities for tasks and combine them into folders, add hashtags and notes. In addition to the mobile application, there is also a web version.

12. To Round

This planner is distinguished by its visual style. All tasks in the application are presented as balls. Each of them has its own color depending on the category of the task, as well as the size: the larger the ball, the more important the goal.

Applications for working with habits

13. Quitting addictions and habits

A simple application that will help in the fight against bad habits. You can set multiple goals at once and track your progress, and the app will motivate you every day. You can set a reward for yourself to make it easier to fight.

14. ControlYourSelf

The application is developed on the basis of a point system. You indicate a habit and its priority, and the higher it is, the more points will be deducted for a breakdown.Every day you get one point, for each breakdown the points are deducted. On the graph, you can see your progress. The application is distributed absolutely free of charge and contains no ads.

15. Habitual tracker

The application will help not only get rid of bad habits, but also acquire useful ones. Use it if you want to quit smoking, bite your nails and spend less time on social media. For each goal, you can set up a reminder and track your progress. The app supports multi-device sync and Google Fit integration.

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30 applications that will come in handy on every Android smartphone

The basic equipment of the smartphone includes only pre-installed applications that the manufacturer has chosen for their own reasons and advertising obligations.But you can equip your smartphone with the necessary programs and tools yourself, and all of them will be free. You can download such applications from the Google Play application store, or in the form of APK files from the developer’s website.

Our must-have apps are primarily for those who have just received a new Android smartphone. We’ve made a selection of apps for all areas of smartphone use, including file management, reading news, downloading videos from YouTube and even watching TV.Let’s start in order from the last place in our rating, but this does not mean that this program is less worthy of your attention.

30th place: Clean Master Lite

This app removes unused files from your smartphone – this way you keep order and get rid of garbage that devours the memory of your Android device. The Clean Master Lite utility will delete the app cache and also free up memory from unused running apps. Also, there is a function of analyzing the performance of the device and files on the SD card and an antivirus for checking downloaded files.The AppLock function allows you to block access to Facebook, SMS, contacts, photo gallery, as well as to any other applications.

29th place: AirDroid

With AirDroid, you can wirelessly sync your Android device with your personal computer. The only thing you need for this is the corresponding version of the program on your PC. You can download it from the official website of the program. At the same time, it is worth noting that many useful options, for example, copying not only files, but entire folders, are available only for Preemium accounts, which means that the manufacturer deliberately cuts down the functions of the free version.

28th place: RIA Novosti

It is always worthwhile to have an idea of ​​the picture of events in the world. With the free RIA Novosti app, you will always be up to date with the latest news. But here, too, it was not without the features of the free news feed, in which it is not very convenient to customize the font.

27th place: Adobe Acrobat Reader

With the Android version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, PDF documents can now be opened and viewed on any Android phone or tablet.

26th place: Yandex.Maps

The popular mobile application Yandex.Maps has a high positioning accuracy on the ground, a unique system for laying and guiding along the route, and also has a convenient search for objects on the map. The program needs the Internet for laying and guiding along the route, but you can download a map of the desired area in advance to use it offline. The map contains all infrastructure facilities, including gas stations, workshops, banks, shops, cafes, theaters, etc.In addition, the function of displaying traffic congestion – Traffic jams is very useful. In 3D map mode, when following a route, there is information about direction indicators on the lanes.

25th place: WPS Office Lite

Free office suite WPS Office Lite will help you view documents sent to you by e-mail, as well as a set of new text and table files. This is perhaps the best office replacement from Microsoft.

24th place: Evernote

Those who value being well organized can enjoy the free Evernote app.It allows you to create, edit and extract notes for offline use, as well as compose voice memos. In addition, you can import the resulting images into the application and then process them using Skitch.

23rd Place: Snapseed

Snapseed is a versatile image optimization application suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers.

22nd Place: SoundCloud

From the SoundCloud streaming service, you can legally and for free listen to several million songs, and the service automatically downloads content to your smartphone, and if the Internet is not available, it allows you to play tracks offline.

21 Locations: TripAdvisor

To avoid getting into a hotel that will disappoint you, simply check the numerous TripAdvisor user ratings ahead of time. However, you can choose not only hotels. Here you will find evaluations of both restaurants and other leisure activities.

20th place: Instagram

Instagram is a social service based on photos that people share not only with a small group of friends, but also create entire communities.And although the format of the published images is painfully disappointing with its “square” proportion (a second eye is not needed for viewing), people have to put up with it, because this has become the de facto standard in this social network. Here you can upgrade your photos: 20 effects are available with which you can give your images a style, for example, Gotham. During the test, it turned out smoothly and quickly. Then a short name is assigned to the photo, the current GPS location is assigned, and now friends can already see the photo news in your Instagram application.

19th place: Google Translate

Free Google Translate scores first of all with a very powerful online engine that allows you to translate text into photos and videos, as well as real-time voice recognition. It is noteworthy that the application can also work offline. There is probably no better universal translator.

18th place: Gismeteo lite

With the free Android app Gismeteo lite, you will be aware of the weather in your area and the forecast for 10 days.GPS positioning tells you where you are right away.

17th place: FBReader

The FBReader e-book reader is one of the best applications in the digital reading segment. Here you will find convenient cataloging of books by author, title and topic, and a wide range of accepted formats, and even search for books in the vast Internet storages. And in this application, you can make synchronization with the selected cloud storage in order to read books on all your devices – smartphones and tablets, from the place where you stopped reading.

16th place: AliExpress

In the mobile version of AliExpress, every day you can select profitable purchases for yourself not only from China, but also from Russia.

15th place: Netflix

Even if there is no huge Smart TV nearby, Netflix works on both smartphones and tablets.

14th place: barcode scanner QR and barcode scanner

Take pictures and compare: With the company’s barcode scanner QR & Barcode Scanner, you quickly get independent product information directly to your Android smartphone.With the integrated scanner, you can take a photo of the code that is located on almost every product. This can be a European barcode (EAN), a two-dimensional barcode (QR), or an international standard book number (ISBN). The product and all available information about it, such as price and customer reviews, will quickly appear on your smartphone.

13th place: OneFootball

The OneFootball app is not useful for everyone, but it will be very useful on a football fan’s mobile phone: it will help you to receive information about individual matches and much more.

Here you can also get detailed reports on all major European championships, Champions League, Europa League and cup competitions. With this application, you will never miss a game.

12th place: Google Chrome

The desktop version of Google Chrome is probably known to everyone. Google itself has released a mobile version of the popular browser for Android smartphones, which, however, only works on devices with Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) and later.

11th place: VLC for Android

VLC for Android – like the original, it stands out for its support of many audio and video formats.

10th place: Snapchat

With Snapchat, you send photos to your friends. The trick is that all the pictures you send will appear for only a few seconds, and after that they will be automatically deleted. So, through Snapchat, you can seamlessly send the boldest selfies without worrying about the consequences.

9th place: WhatsApp messenger

Surprisingly, many of your friends and acquaintances use WhatsApp. And all because, when installed, it scans your entire phone book and automatically enters it into a database located in distant America on some CIA server. it is necessary if only because all friends have it. And since someone has you in the phone book, then your number is also in this vast filing cabinet. That is, by installing this application, you will most likely be able to find your acquaintances there and chat with them, for example, by organizing a family or friendly chat.

8th place: Dropbox

The Dropbox online service provides you with 2 GB of free Internet disk space, which you can use from anywhere. Including, of course, from your mobile phone. Is there any reason to refuse such an offer?

7th place: File Manager

File Manager is one of the best file managers for Android. In addition, the following features are included: copy, cut, move, thumbnail images, multiple selection, text editing, program management, search, work with ZIP archives and access to an FTP server.

6th place: Avast antivirus & free protection

Viruses lie in wait for you not only on the door handles and handrails in the tram – there are plenty of them on the Internet. Therefore, it will not be superfluous to protect your mobile phone.

Free Avast Antivirus & Free Protection offers a scanner that checks your applications for malware. In addition, this also gives you a web screen that warns you about dangerous Internet sites.Among other things, there are call and SMS filters, as well as a practical task manager. The app also has a built-in firewall and a practical anti-theft function.

5th place: Skype

Skype is not only free audio and video calls over the Internet, but also a very convenient chat, both tête-à-tête and group. Through it, you can easily share news, photos and videos. The message history is stored on the server, so you can easily find the information you need through the chat search function.

Thanks to the ability to purchase “Skype credits”, you can make calls to landline phones.

4th place: Facebook / Messenger

Without the official Facebook application, perhaps a smartphone would only bring half the joy. The messenger gives you direct access to your profile and contacts. Plus, it shows you who sent you a message and friend status updates.

With the messenger for Android, you can quickly send a message without having to launch the Facebook app.

3rd place: Plus Messenger

Plus Messanger is a kind of upgraded version of the Telegram messenger.

2nd place: SPB TV Russia

Free SPB TV Russia application gives you access to many domestic TV channels.

1st place: Geotracker – GPS tracker

If you often travel on foot, by bicycle or electric scooter, then the Geotracker application will allow you to record the track of the route, visually show it on the map with the display of time, altitude and speed characteristics.This is useful for determining the exact route you will follow in the terrain and the time spent. The track file can be sent to friends to share the correct route in unfamiliar terrain.

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90,000 3 applications to help identify a problem on an Android smartphone before it breaks

Let’s admit that we rarely think about preventing a smartphone while it works well.At the same time, as soon as our gadget starts to “misbehave”, we simply shovel through the application store in order to install various “memory cleaners” and other similar programs. But wouldn’t it be easier to prevent the problem than to solve it post facto? To do this, it is enough to only occasionally run simple diagnostic applications, which, quite possibly, even help you find out about problems with the phone long before the breakdown.

Problems with phones can be very different: the touchscreen is not as responsive as before, the battery is draining too quickly, and so on.Before taking your phone to a service center, you can run some programs that will help you find out what is happening with your phone.

Phone Check

Free program for checking a variety of parameters. The monitoring function allows you to see the load on the processor, memory, memory, battery and network functions of the phone. In addition, you can selectively check the performance of the elements. You can check all at once, as well as those aspects that “cause suspicion” from the touch screen to the display and individual sensors of the smartphone.In addition, the program shows the battery status, which can be useful in a number of cases. But there is also a fly in the ointment: you will have to pay for the mentioned function of separately checking each element.

TestM Smartphone Condition & Check Quality

TestM also offers an easy-to-use test suite to check all parts of the phone from the touchscreen to the gyroscope. It’s free, but you have to put up with intrusive ads. In general, the functionality of the application is almost the same as Phone Check, with the only exception that you can create a report with test results.This report can come in handy if, for example, you are selling your phone.

Dead Pixels Test and Fix

Dead pixels can be a real nightmare for your screen. However, it is still not necessary to immediately return the phone to a service center. Dead Pixels Test and Fix can check your screen and identify errors that may not even be visible at this stage. In addition, the program also allows you to fix dead pixels if it finds them. Just be prepared that the test takes about 10 minutes, so it’s better to connect your smartphone to a power source.

And maybe you, dear readers, know some applications for checking the phone? Share your knowledge in our chat in Telegram.

8 applications that will help not to be distracted – Ucheba.ru

The Clockwork Tomato is based on the famous “Tomato” technique. She suggests alternating work and rest: you concentrate 25 minutes on a specific task, then rest for five minutes. The technique itself is considered quite effective, and the application allows you not to waste time on switching the timer.

Clockwork Tomato by default sets the classic 25 minutes of labor and five minutes of rest, but the user can change the time and other parameters: the length of the long break, the number of “tomatoes”, sound effects, etc.

If you ask students what they are most distracted by, the overwhelming majority will say for sure – a smartphone. It allows you to always be in touch, instantly receive and check the necessary information, but nevertheless often interferes with studies.You can, of course, train your willpower and just not look at social networks and games. But for emergencies, the AppBlock app is great. At the hours you set (or for a certain period), it blocks all unnecessary applications. In this mode, you simply cannot use them, and notifications will stop coming. This will allow you to be less distracted by your smartphone and focus on your studies.

Previously, in order not to forget about couples, consultations and exams, you had to either keep all the dates in your head, or constantly check with the planner.But thanks to modern technology, this need has disappeared. Why fill your already tired head with unnecessary information about meetings and test dates if you have an electronic calendar? Here you can set the time, set up notifications, and at the right time, the application itself will remind you that it’s time to get ready.

The plus of the Google calendar is its simplicity: there are no unnecessary decorations and additional functions. Plus, it syncs with the vast majority of other apps, like Todoist, which we’ll talk about below.

The application keeps track of what you spend time on while working at your computer. It captures every open program, every site you visit, and then measures your performance. Think you spent a whole day writing an abstract and only went to check your Facebook messages for a minute? MotivateClock will allow you to check if this is the case.

The supplement is valuable not only because it can generate feelings of guilt and desire to increase productivity. It also helps you estimate how many hours or minutes a task takes, and how often you are distracted and where the time is spent.

Based on the data, the application automatically detects “harmful” and “useful” activities, but you can customize it for yourself. For example, if your degree is about social media, visiting them “on business” is part of your job.

The application helps you virtually organize your to-do list, sort them by importance, topic (for example, “study” and “home”) and deadline. The interface allows you to quickly add new tasks, informs you about the agenda and, if necessary, reminds you of a couple or an exam.

The app is available on 15 different platforms including Windows, iOS and Android. It also syncs with Google Calendar. For completing tasks, “karma” is awarded.

Students need to regularly submit written work, and at the end of the year – coursework and diploma. It doesn’t seem difficult until you sit down at your computer. Instead of writing, you start endlessly editing and correcting, checking how much has already been written and how much is left, switching between applications and looking at the time.

FocusWriter lets you concentrate on your work. It hides the entire menu, leaving the person alone with the text. Within the app, you can customize the theme, turn word counting, spell checker, typewriter key sounds, and daily goals on or off.

If it’s hard not to visit “harmful” sites at all, and the thought of blocking social networks causes one annoyance, you can use a different approach. The StayFocusd extension for Google Chrome does not prohibit opening the news feed and chatting with friends and colleagues, but limits the time that you can spend on a particular site.You can set the rate for a day (for example, no more than 60 minutes) or for another period of time. Thus, “five minutes” on Facebook will really turn out to be five minutes, because after the time expires, the extension will “kick” you out of the site, and when you reopen it, it will display a message about the need to work and when you will be able to log into the social network again.

Everyone knows that one of the key elements of productive work is rest. The Time Out app is designed for those who, having started to learn, can no longer stop themselves.At set intervals, it overlaps open windows and reminds you to take a breath. The frequency of reminders can be changed and the app can be used for short and long breaks.

90,000 5 Mobile Usability Testing Tools to Help Launch Your Application Successfully

For mobile app development enthusiasts, investing in usability testing can be a huge factor in a successful app launch.Usability testing is performed on mobile products to gain insight into the experience of using these products by end users.

Benefits of Mobile Usability Testing

From better understanding your product, detecting loopholes, getting neutral feedback, to increasing sales, here are some of the great benefits of mobile usability testing:

  • Understanding App User Behavior: the application started successfully, you need to understand where your product is located.What could be better than taking the place of the end user? Usability testing provides a great opportunity to observe user interaction with your application in real time, as well as receive constructive feedback.
  • Identifying bugs and other non-functional parts of the application: Even stellar mobile applications can have problems, such as an incomprehensible fragment of a microcopy or a server error. Mobile usability testing makes it easy to identify and fix them in advance.
  • Savings on development costs: Mobile usability testing can reveal the most striking features of your application that users would like to use, allowing you to focus all your development efforts. This not only translates into savings in development costs, but also allows you to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Loyal customer acquisition: Mobile usability testing also helps improve customer retention.By understanding user behavior and usage patterns, you can easily change the functionality of the application to suit the specific needs of your target audience. Remember, a happy customer is a repeat customer!
  • Build outstanding UX with great CX through in-app selling: By evaluating usability test results, you can develop a cohesive user experience. Best of all, you can also take customer service to the next level by offering in-app purchases and watching end-user reactions.

Related: GUI? What is a graphical user interface?

Now that we have learned about the benefits of running a usability test for your mobile applications, let’s discuss the five most popular tools available for running this test.

One of the leading internet authorities and co-founder of NP Digital and Subscribers, Neil Patel in his blog describes the basic tools for testing mobile usability.These tools will make your usability testing easier:

1. Swrve

This is a complete marketing app suite that has powerful A / B testing features. It is the perfect usability testing tool that can track your users’ actions, modify their experience, and engage them accordingly.

This test can be taken by an unlimited number of participants and allows you to create target groups based on demographic and other criteria.This tool works by implementing the following:

User segmentation: it separates users with similar behavior into specific groups to ensure that all push notifications, in-app messaging campaigns and A / B tests are directed to the correct target audience. It also helps provide a personalized user experience.

Relationship building: to build long-term relationships with your app users Swrve provides campaigns including in-app messaging, push notifications, A / B testing of assets and in-app conversations with text, images, videos, polls and multifunction buttons …Steps to create a custom experience for end users.

Measuring Success: Swrve is equipped with reporting and analytics tools to help you analyze application data. In addition to viewing reports, you can also get information about KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), segments and events.

Measuring KPIs: With the Swrve platform, calculating KPIs is easy. By analyzing users and their behavior, you can easily identify baselines that can be improved and figure out who your real target audience should be.

2. Loop 11.

When it comes to doing remote usability testing, this tool tops the list. Users are invited via social media to collaborate and complete tasks, and the best part is the report that is generated at the end of each testing session.

The report provides statistics including task completion rates, application strengths and weaknesses, time taken to complete a task, and general navigation paths, to name a few.

3. UserZoom

What sets this tool apart is the ability to test participants in their natural environment. Simply put, the facial expressions of users are monitored in parallel with testing each function of the application. In addition, the time taken by users to complete each task is taken into account, making this tool an ideal platform for conducting mobile usability testing.

The idea of ​​this tool is to get rid of traditional usability tests, which are conducted using prompts, which can sometimes give altered results.

4. Applause.

This exclusive and fully manageable tool offers expert advice to application owners.

Applause’s experienced staff can help select the best participants for mobile usability testing, surveys and audits, as well as mock surveys and questionnaires. The company also dispatches a UX researcher who collaborates with teams to create effective scenarios to gather valuable insights.

5. LiveSession

If you want to analyze and optimize your user experience, this is the tool for you. This tool not only provides replay of sessions, but also offers recordings of the usability tests performed. Recorded sessions and replays are essential for understanding small issues with your applications that would otherwise go unnoticed.

You will also get a better idea of ​​how well users are interacting with your application, making this tool the perfect helper for improving the overall user experience and fixing bugs and bugs in your application.

Related: Earnings from Mobile App Testing

Save Future Headaches – Test Before Launch

Like physical products, digital products, especially mobile apps, must go through rigorous testing before launch date. Early usability testing not only saves resources, but also reduces risk, and encourages you to make informed decisions based on real-world usage data.

If you want to increase sales, increase your user base and save on unnecessary development costs, then mobile usability testing is the way forward.

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Top 20 Mobile Apps for Effective Work

From the moment the first smartphone appeared on the market, mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives: a source of entertainment in our spare moments, a means of connecting with friends and family and, more recently, an indispensable tool in work and task planning.

We conducted a survey on the role of mobile applications in operational efficiency.More than 850 respondents took part in it. They shared their views on how mobile devices have improved their productivity, especially in the case of overtime and when working outside the office. Despite loud headlines that mobile devices cultivate workaholism and create the feeling that you are always available for new tasks, 70% of survey participants noted that the use of mobile devices did not affect the balance of their personal and professional life, and, on the contrary, even improved it. …45% of those who frequently use mobile devices say they use 5 or more apps to stay productive.

Here are the top 20 mobile apps for iOS and Android that you can download to get more done and find the best balance between work and play.

Best Mobile Productivity Apps for iOS

1. Workflow

This Editor’s Choice app automates things like getting directions, calling an Uber to take you straight to your next meeting, uploading your last photo to Dropbox, and more. (US $ 2.99)

2. Duet Display

Duet Display is a mobile application developed by former Apple engineers designed to use the iPhone and iPad as a second display. Connect your device to your Mac with a Lightning cable or 30-pin cable for a second display with instant responsiveness and touch functionality ($ 7.99).

3. HabitList

This app is based on Seinfeld’s Don’t Break the Chain Productivity Principle to help you form good work habits.It tracks how many days in a row you complete various daily tasks, whether it is “work out in the gym” or “drink 8 glasses of water” ($ 3.99).

4. Pomodoro Timer

Configurable timers with which you can set the duration of working hours and breaks. Nice no-frills interface ($ 1.99).

5. Streaks

One of the best mobile apps of 2015, Streaks helps you cultivate good habits by encouraging you to complete a number of tasks from the scheduled list daily ($ 3.99).USA, also available for Apple Watch).

6. Super Notes

This free iOS app lets you take notes, notes, photos and set reminders. Mark the topics of your posts with different colors, sort by date and category, use search and sync data with other devices or cloud storage (free).

7. CamScanner Pro

Use your phone’s camera to scan receipts, notes, invoices, business cards, and more.Invite others to view and comment on your scans, insert notes, add your own watermarks, set passwords to view specific documents, and sync with other devices ($ 4.99).

8. Interact

Create and manage groups from your contact list, easily connecting with entire teams at once through messages, emails and phone calls ($ 4.99)USA).

9. Forest

Forest is a meditation app that helps you focus on important tasks. Leave the application open for 30 minutes to plant and grow the tree. As soon as you close the app to get distracted by Facebook or Instagram, the tree withers and dies ($ 0.99).

10. Dragon Dictation

This free mobile speech recognition application allows you to quickly take notes and compose messages without having to type them by hand on the tiny mobile keyboard (free).

Best Mobile Productivity Apps for Android

11.7 Weeks Habit & Goal Tracker

Based on the bestseller Habit Power , this free mobile app helps you cultivate good habits and get rid of bad ones in just 7 weeks. Simple color-coded design makes it easy to follow progress (free).

12. Mindly

Come up with ideas, organize your thoughts and plan projects using visualization tools.Create a mental map of the project and attach notes and images to it, choose color schemes, sync with Dropbox and export the result to PDF (free).

13. TeamViewer

Get secure remote access to devices on Windows, Mac and Linux. A full-featured keyboard, real-time sounds, video streaming and two-way file sharing help you keep the data close at hand and provide immediate support to customers and colleagues (free).

14. Pocket

Save articles and videos found online for further reading both online and offline on any of your synchronized devices (free).

15. SleepCycle

This alarm analyzes your sleep cycle and wakes you up at the most appropriate time for a 30-minute period, including the time you set, so you will always get up in a fresh and vigorous mood ($ 0.99).USA).

16. Twilight

Twilight automatically filters harsh blue light from your device screen to reduce eye strain and help you fall asleep faster (Free).

17. Shush! Ringer Restorer

Have you ever muted your phone during a meeting and then forgot to turn it back on? This Android app allows you to set a timer to automatically turn on the ringtone after a certain time (for example, equal to the length of a movie in a movie) (free).

18. Pushbullet

Share files and links between your Android devices, send and receive SMS, messages in WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger and use pop-up mobile notifications while working on your computer (free).

19. ASTRO File Manager

Find and organize your files wherever they are: on SD card, internal storage, Dropbox or other cloud storage, or on PCs, Macs and Linux computers connected over the network (free).

20. Notification Toggle

Customize the status bar of your Android device. Quickly switch between WiFi and Bluetooth, go to quiet mode, adjust the screen brightness and create shortcuts for frequently used applications (free).

How do you use mobile devices to increase efficiency?

What would you add to our list? Share your list of must-have mobile productivity apps in the comments below, and be sure to check out the list of free Wrike mobile apps for iOS and Android.For the latest trends in the world of mobile productivity, including top benefits, top features, and top barriers to using mobile devices, download the full report of our 2016 mobile productivity survey

90,000 15 mobile applications that will make your life easier

We cannot imagine life today without smartphones. And it is not surprising: you can download so many useful applications in them that will both entertain us and help us connect with friends and colleagues.

Today Bright Side will tell you about some of these programs.

ProShot

This app is ideal for photographers looking to improve their skills. You have access to advanced features to help you focus and lighting while shooting. You can make adjustments in real time, bring objects closer by moving your finger, and ultimately improve the quality of the edited photos.

Dictionaries ABBYY Lingvo

Without being connected to the Internet, ABBYY Lingvo will help you while traveling, at work or school, allowing you to get a reliable translation or comprehensive interpretation at any time.The options for entering words can be different: one-touch translation of words using a smartphone video camera, translation of words from a photo or screenshot, as well as the traditional method of entering a word using the keyboard. 11 dictionaries for 7 languages ​​are available for free download from the application.

Words

This application was created for learning the words of the English language, and this can be done in offline mode. From 26 thematic blocks, you can choose exactly those topics that are interesting and relevant to you now.Also, the Words dictionary contains a complete list of irregular and phrasal verbs. And if you have difficulty memorizing a word, then this will be revealed with the help of the test, and the program will offer you tasks for better memorization.

Goodlook

GoodLook is a mobile style guide with recommendations for clothing and outfit combinations. Every day, professional stylists in Russia and the United States offer a set of female and male fashion looks.

Remote Mouse

This application turns your phone into a remote control for your computer.This is especially useful when you need to make a presentation or watch a movie and your mouse or keyboard is running low.

AppDetox

This application “cures” smartphone addiction. It blocks the programs you have selected for a specified time. This way, you can focus on your business without being distracted by your phone.

Moovit

Moovit is one of the best transportation apps in the world today – trusted by over 30 million users in over 800 cities.The program provides the most reliable and accurate information about the operation of public transport, adding to its database about the city every 24 hours. Because public transport is always unpredictable, Moovit constantly updates timetables or changes in transport.

Marvin

This convenient reader is interesting because, in addition to the fact that here you can choose the background color, font, there is a function of intelligent processing of books – this allows you to learn more about the author, heroes, history of book creation.A separate window contains the contents of the book, bookmarks, selections and a dictionary. Books can be sorted by title, author, series and serial number of the book in the series, by the date the book was added and by the time it was last opened.

Cool Reader

As for readers for Android, one of the most convenient is Cool Reader. This program supports formats such as fb2, epub (no DRM), txt, doc, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (no DRM), pml. Here you can customize fonts, colors, line spacing, indents, hyphenation, adjust the brightness of the screen backlight.It is also convenient to have a title, table of contents and text search options.

Layout

Instagram’s newest app lets you create fun and unique collages and share them with your friends. The freedom to be creative is limitless thanks to filters and other tools. And using the built-in Photo Booth function, you can take pictures on the spot and immediately view different collages from them.

Clap! Phone Finder

When we cannot find our smartphone, which is hidden somewhere, this application can save us.You just need to clap, and then the detector is automatically activated, the sound of which can be selected, as well as the volume level. Consumes only 2% of the battery.

Linkedin

This professional social network allows you to stay up to date with the latest news in the field in which you are involved, and also helps with finding a job and useful acquaintances.

5K Run

This app is for beginners who want to get in good shape while jogging.The ultimate goal is to run 5 km. The proposed program involves workouts that take place over 8 weeks, 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Running on them alternates with walking, but gradually the time spent on the latter is reduced. The built-in player is convenient. And another interesting aspect is the prize system, which increases the motivation to go in for sports.

SoundHound

This program searches and recognizes the music that is currently playing around you.You just need to press the orange button to instantly identify the song and view its words.

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