Apps

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Many apps are designed to help solve social, environmental, and health issues. Here is a list of our favourite apps that help make the world a better place.

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes by My New Roots

$6.99 | Available for iOS

This app features over 120 healthy vegetarian recipes by Certified Nutritional Practitioner, cookbook author, and popular food blogger Sarah Britton. The app incorporates vibrant photography and a user-friendly interface. Users can add recipes to a favourite list, follow step-by-step recipe instructions, generate shopping lists, and read nutritional tips. There are plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, and the app organizes dishes both seasonally and by course. With every new update, Britton adds new recipes, making the $6.99 price tag worth the expense.

 

Guides by Lonely Planet

Guides by Lonely Planet

Free to download/ in-app purchases available | Available for iOS and Android

Planning a trip can be a daunting task, but the Lonely Planet app is here to help. Offering 101 city guides complete with offline maps, phrase books, and a currency calculator, it is ideal for both new and seasoned travellers. “Must see” lists and helpful tips rounded up by expert travellers, in combination with the app’s powerful “near me functionality,” make it the perfect travel resource.

 

Headspace

Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness

Free to download/ subscription at $12.99 US per month or $94.99 US per year | Available for iOS and Android

This meditation app helps improve mindfulness. It features guided meditation for users of any experience level, starting with a basic introduction to the practice and progressing to advanced practice. The app features a buddy system for additional motivation and notifications keep you on target. It also records your progress and allows you to download exercises so you can practice offline.

 

GoodGuide

GoodGuide

Free to download | Available for iOS and Android

Making ethical and healthy purchasing decisions can be challenging. GoodGuide consolidates product information to help consumers make smart choices. The app is easy to use. By scanning a barcode, users are shown nutritional information, cleaning and hygiene product ingredients, customer reviews, alternative options, and more. The app provides information from manufacturers and objective professionals so consumers can get a complete picture of the products they purchase.

 

Earth-Now

Earth-Now

Free to download | Available for iOS and Android

This app gives users a chance to see Earth’s climate changes first hand. Data collected by NASA’s Earth Science satellites provide information on surface air temperature, ozone and sea level variations, as well as other statistics. Users can spin a three-dimensional image of the Earth and explore NASA’s data, making this app an interactive, educational, and engaging tool.

 

Duolingo

Duolingo

Free to download/ in-app purchases available | Available for iOS and Android

This app enables users to master a new language through bite-sized lessons and encouragement to practice a little bit every day. Currently, this app offers nine languages on iOS and 14 languages on Android for English speakers to learn. Points earned for correct answers advance users through increased levels of difficulty. Whether it’s learning a language for fun, or to strengthen a connection, this app makes the process easy and enjoyable.

 

Get Running

Get Running (Couch to 5K)

$3.99 | Available for iOS and Android

When it comes to exercising, motivation is key. Thankfully, this app helps beginners set achievable goals. Tailored for first-time runners, this app starts with 20 to 30 minutes of alternating run-walk workouts three times a week that slowly build in difficulty from week to week. According to the app, by the end of the nine-week regime, users should be able to run without stopping for 30 minutes!

Sources: iTunes and Google Play

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