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8 iOS, Android Apps To Help Get Your Errands Done

For IT professionals, like others with demanding jobs, finding the time for the mundane tasks of everyday life can be a challenge. Here are 8 iOS and Android apps created to help you save time on chores and errands so you have more hours in the day.
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IT professionals often spend long working hours addressing employee concerns, implementing new systems, and exploring new technologies.

By the time you arrive home at the end of the day, it can be tempting to sit down and relax -- but there are often more things to do. Errands like grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, and dog walking don't disappear because you were at the office.

It can be overwhelming to handle the mundane tasks of everyday life in addition to the pressures of a demanding job. Sometimes it seems there aren't enough hours in the day to handle it all.

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Fortunately for stressed professionals, the Apple App Store and Google Play have several apps designed to help with chores and make your to-do list more manageable.

These services aim to boost your out-of-office productivity with handy features like suggesting cleaning tips, having someone pick up your mail or laundry, and reminding you to pay your bills on time.

Here, we recommend 10 mobile apps to help make your daily chores and errands easier and more manageable with your crazy work schedule. Have you used any of these apps? Are there any you would add to this list? We would like to learn your ideas in the comment section.

Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University. View Full Bio

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7/27/2016 | 11:19:45 AM
ParkMe
Those buying a connected car equipped with Dragon Drive, an AI platform for connected cars, will be able to enjoy the benefits of all what ParkMe does without downloading a separate app since ParkMe is already included. :) 

-Susan 
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7/27/2016 | 11:04:44 AM
Cooking and home organizing made easy
Nice list. I haven't tried any of these apps, but I would like to try a few of these. BrightNest seems to be useful to see what kind of maintenance and organizing tips it can give.

I heard about PepperPlate and Plated at the recent WIRED Health event in London. Plated could be helpful for those who can't go out to do their own shopping in case of illness, stormy weather, too busy, or any reason, but still want to do their own cooking. 

I think the difference between Plated or Pepperplate with take-out apps is that they allow you to keep your healthy habits in terms of fresh foods, etc. If I remember well, they were marketed to those interested in a healthy lifestyle, yet busy.

 

-Susan   
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