The Weirdest Useful Apps In The Apple And Android Store
If it feels like there’s an app for everything these days, that’s because there kind of is. The internet is constantly abuzz with news on dating apps, apps for keeping track of periods, apps for protesters, social media apps, ride-sharing apps, and literally dozens of other apps designed to help all of us smartphone users keep our sh*t together. But as great as all of these apps are, there’s this whole sect of App Land that’s just not getting the attention it deserves. So today, we’re going to talk about some super weird but useful apps that you should definitely check out.
If you’ve got a Tinder date tonight that you’re not 100 percent stoked about, there’s an app that can provide you with a solid excuse to get the heck out of there if things go south. If you never drink enough water, there’s an app that will pester you into staying hydrated. If you have a habit of hitting snooze for two hours every morning, there’s an app that will annoy you into getting out bed. If you always end up forgetting where you parked your car, there’s an app for that as well. Hell, there’s even an app that will tell you when to use the bathroom during movies. Here are just a few of the weirdest but actually useful apps out there.
Run Pee is a free app that lets movie-goers know when they can safely use the bathroom without missing any major parts of their chosen film. The Run Pee app's built-in timer vibrates to alert users when a "peetime" is coming, so using the app won't disturb the rest of the theater. Plus, Run Pees's database is constantly updated, and the app is available to both Apple and Android users.
Have you ever asked a pal to be prepared to deliver you from terrible dates through fake emergency text messages? Because I certainly have, and I'd do it again. Luckily, though, it looks like I can just download Fake-A-Text for free instead. Fake-A-Text allows both Apple and Android users to create custom text messages, or entire conversations, and it notifies users when they "receive" these fake messages as well.
Kiwake Alarm Clock
Kiwake Alarm Clock is super effective for anyone who has a habit of hitting snooze in the morning, because the app literally forces users out of bed. When the Kiwake alarm goes off, users immediately have to get out of bed and take a picture of a previously designated object across the room. Then, after a short cool down period, users are prompted to play a quick puzzle game to wake up their brain. I have a love/hate relationship with this app, but I've found it to be extremely useful, and you might as well. The only downside is that Kiwake is currently only available to iPhone users.
Free for now, Carr Matey is designed to help users avoid parking tickets and remember where they parked their cars. Available to both Apple and Android users, Carr Matey allows drivers and passengers alike to save parking locations, get compass and map directions, set parking timers, share locations with friends, and even keep a travel log. So if you've ever found yourself wandering aimlessly through the Trader Joe's parking lot (ahem, guilty) trying to find your ride, then you might want to check out Carr Matey before you hit the road again.
OK, so there's nothing weird about drinking plenty of water. We all know the health and beauty benefits of drinking water are extensive. Still, it's slightly peculiar to rely on a pocket robot for proper hydration. Available for Apple users, Daily Water will cost you $0.99 to download — but it might be worth it if you're someone who needs a little help staying hydrated.