Often, tech companies neglect women in their reach for customers. But these days, women are adopting the latest tech gadgets the earliest and with more fervor. Apps in the android market tailor to most, but many are better utilized and enjoyed by the fairer of the sexes. Here are a few android apps good for women as evidenced by taking my girlfriend’s smartphone and looking at it!
1. My Days
My Days allows you a heads-up of when you are probably going to have your next period. Enter some basic information, such as when your last period started or when you took your pill last, and the app will predict, with frightening accuracy, the day of your monthly visit. In calendar form, it also shows you a specific window of time when you are most fertile, good for those looking to maximize their natural conception skills. What’s alternately useful is for your boyfriend or husband to have this android app as well, so that there’ll be no questions or confusion when the time rolls around. Watch your significant other offer you a nice massage before you even know it with this handy application.
2. Key Ring Rewards Cards
This great app lets you free up space on your already plump keychain. For those who have those tiny rewards cards from CVS and Ralphs and Sephora etc., enter it into your phone either by punching in the numbers or take a photo of the barcodes. This android app will automatically find what store your rewards card is from and list them for you. Definitely the best for moms with a thousand shopping spots and not enough space in the purse and not enough patience to fumble through the myriad extensions from her key ring. A simple app but a good one.
There are many other barcode scanner apps out there, even a bunch from Google that are quite good, including Google Goggles that can recognize covers and famous bulidings, but ShopSavvy remains the best shopping app for your android phone. Take a photo of any barcode with your phone’s camera and this app will show you the prices of like stores in your local area as well as the lowest prices online. Most of the time, you will be reminded that anything online remains the cheapest, but for those who don’t want to wait for shipping and handling, this android app will always help you find the best deals wherever you are.
4. The Coupons App
All you need to know you know from the title of this simple app. Everyday, this app is updated with a list of coupons from various establishments, from food to shoes and everything in between. After you find something that excites you, you can print it out in normal paper coupon form, or just let your phone be scanned at the store.
5. Bistro Cook
Is this game specifically for women? No. But my girlfriend sure loves it. Akin to popular games like Diner Dash, the object of this android game is to make dishes with specific ingredients as fast as you can without burning the food. The orders become increasingly erratic and demanding, so get that slab of meat with the veggies on the pan pronto! I’m sure it will make a few gamers into chefs in the future.
There are twenty other great apps on my girlfriend’s phone and thousands on the android market perfect for women, but part of the fun of getting your hands on your first ever smartphone is the discovery and the search. So congratulations and welcome to the android family.