5 Most Useful Apple Watch Apps

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I’ve been using the Apple Watch SE (1st generation) as my daily smartwatch since December, and I think it’s a great watch, especially considering the fact that I got it second hand for a very reasonable price.

You can check out my review of the watch here, but to cut a long story short, I paid £120 for it at CeX which is an entertainment exchange store in the UK which, as a tech enthusiast, I just love visiting from time to time.

Since December, I have been trying out various apps with the watch, and I summarised my favourite apps into the 5 most useful apps.

These are apps that not only prove to be useful in my everyday life, but they help also help me out in some way.

So without any further ado, here are the 5 most useful Apple Watch Apps I use daily…

1. Authy

Authy is a multi-factor authentication app that has a very basic task of showing you codes that you can use to log in to various websites.

2-Factor Authentication apps, such as Authy, are used for adding an extra layer of security to your online accounts. When you log in to certain websites, you may use a username and password, but some websites also ask for a one-time code.

Websites that require something the user knows (password) and something the user has (one-time pass code) adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts.

I like that Authy has an Apple Watch App as it allows users to easily access their codes, even when not near a phone, it also saves people from taking their phones out of their pockets.

Lastly, I like that Authy allows users to back up their tokens so when you lose your device, you can easily restore them on another device without losing access to your online accounts.

2. HiCoffee

If, like me, you can’t live without coffee, then this app is for you!

HiCoffee is a productivity app tailored to coffee enthusiasts who want to record how much coffee they are drinking.

The app allows you to add various drinks, including coffee, tea, and energy drinks.

The app empowers you to boost your productivity and ensures that you have a balanced caffeine intake, which helps safeguard your nighttime sleep.

On the watch, the app has some useful widgets which you can add to your watch face, such as a caffeine meter which I have on my default watch face.

Having the app on my watch allows me to easily log drinks without having to go into my phone.

3. Awesome Habits

This year I decided to try to improve my life by building healthy habits and I tried many habit tracking apps. But for some reason, I wasn’t getting on with any of the ones I tried.

That’s when I discovered Awesome Habits and I don’t know why, but so far, this is the only app that seems to be working for me.

I primarily use the app on my watch, and I think the main reason that the app is working for me is that I like the look of the interface and that it has some useful widgets.

Outside the app, I also like the integration with Apple Health, which means that I don’t even have to go into the app to tick off some of my targets as it does them automatically.

For example, I’ve set targets for my sleep, steps as well as going for a walk every day and that is automatically tracked with the help of Apple Health.

On a side note, I am subscribed to Awesome Habits through my SetApp subscription, which if you are a Mac user, I highly recommend. I pay $12.49 per month for Mac and iOS and that provides me with access to over 200 apps, such as Ulysses, Craft and more!

As a paying customer, I highly recommend checking it out, that is why I am leaving my affiliate link here. If you are unsure whether it’s the right thing for you, you get your first 7-days free. That is how I subscribed to the app.

4. Reminders

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been primarily using the default Apple Apps for managing my time, this includes the Apple Reminders app, which is currently my main task manager app.

I like the interface of the Reminders app and how well it integrates with Siri. I also like the fact that it has a pretty decent Apple Watch app, which allows me to keep track of my to-do list without needing to go into my phone.

I tend to use this app a lot on my watch, either by going into the app or by asking Siri to set a reminder.

This type of solution is working incredibly well for me throughout the day as I can ask Siri to set a reminder without needing to go into my phone or watch, which allows me to multitask and prioritise the task I am working on.

5. Google Keep

When it comes to remembering ideas, Google Keep has been my go-to app for several years.

I mean let’s face it, sometimes some of the best ideas come in the most unexpected of times, like when you’re out cycling or when you are at the pub with your friends.

Being able to note these ideas down is a real lifesaver!

On the Apple Watch, the app is very basic, it lists your current ideas or notes and allows you to add new ones by holding the app. Furthermore, I like the fact that I can type notes using my voice and access them in the browser and from a wide range of devices such as Android and iOS.

Some of my best content has come from recording ideas into Google Keep, and I don’t think I could have written either of my dissertations without the help of this app.

Final Thoughts

Overall, it was difficult to only pick 5 apps, the 5 I went with are the apps that I tend to use most often and are making a difference in my life.

The truth of the matter is that there are countless useful apps out there.

That is why I want you to let me know in the comments what your top 3 useful apps are for the Apple Watch.

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