Unusual Mobile Apps That Can Improve Your Life

One of the main reasons for wanting a smartphone is the ability to do so many different things with your phone. There are some unusual apps out there that are worth taking a look at because they just might make your life easier. Here are some of the areas you can get help in.

Testing

Getting ready to take a citizenship test? You can prepare using test questions from the iPhone app U.S. Citizenship Test. The app, which costs $4.99, also includes State Department study materials.

Preparing to get your driver's license? Drivers Ed: Video Edition is a $4.99 iPhone app that helps you get ready for your road test. You can access training videos and test questions, read about common mistakes made by new drivers and find tips for when you actually take the road test.

Helpful Resources

When life gets busy, sometimes you need a little extra help. Working women who are getting ready to become new mothers can download How to Manage Your Career During Pregnancy to their iPhone for $.99. This app includes tips on planning around your morning sickness or handling your career after you've given birth.

For people who feel like they need a personal assistant, there's the app MyAssist. Once you are a MyAssist member, you can download this app and have constant access to a live personal assistant who can help you with everything from booking a hotel stay to purchasing show tickets to getting a doctor's referral.

Messaging

If you're someone who likes to know what your messages say as soon as they come in, it's probably hard for you to resist the urge to grab your phone while you're driving. The BlackBerry app DriveSafely Pro will read your texts or e-mails aloud while you're driving. You can then send a response by voice or use other voice commands. The app costs $19.99 but is a worthwhile investment if it means you can be safe while driving without missing your messages.

Phone Calls

Ever get tired of trying to reach customer service and having to spend a good amount of time just getting to a real person? Call-A-Human, a BlackBerry app that costs $1.99, could be the answer. This app lets you call an 800 number and then takes you through menus faster so you can get to an actual person.

Concentration

Sometimes having everything at your fingertips can be a bad thing when in distracts you from getting your homework done. For $2.99, you can download the BlackBerry app Freedom, which you can turn on to block you from using the phone or Internet. You won't be able to unlock it until you reboot your phone. This could be what you need to do to focus on your schoolwork and not your phone.

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