This year I managed well again to list my most indispensable apps of the year. There are of course certain apps that you use a lot every year. These are the 5 most indispensable apps of 2020 according to Kelly.
Kelly’s must-have Android apps
Before I started with the overview, I went through my apps on my phone and you still come across apps that you sometimes use in a year, but not often. I immediately removed some apps, but left most of them anyway because they might come in handy later. Below you will find my 5 most must-have apps of 2020, if you want to see my list from last year, check out Kelly’s must-see apps of 2019 here.
Easy vegetable garden
With the nice spring weather and also the summer, I have used the Easy Vegetable Garden app a lot. This app helps you maintain a vegetable garden. This way you indicate in the app what kind of seeds you are going to sow; it is therefore recommended to pre-sow for certain vegetables. You will also receive notifications every day to remind you to water the seeds or plants. At a later time, you will also receive tips on how to further care for the plants and you will be asked whether a particular plant already has some more leaves. This also applies to harvesting the vegetables. An ideal app to maintain a vegetable garden step by step. Also read the handy overview 7 handy gardening apps for your backyard and vegetable garden.
Since more and more equipment from Sonos has come into the house, the Sonos app can be added to the list as the most indispensable app. In any case, the app is also necessary to connect a speaker. Furthermore, you can easily operate the speakers and also switch between radio stations or stream music from Spotify. With the Sonos app you can also have the same music play and stop again in multiple rooms. It all works very easily.
After having been very satisfied with the iRobot robot vacuum cleaner for a number of years, an iRobot mopping robot has also been introduced. With the iRobot app you can add the devices and set them up right away. This way you can set schedules on it and after a vacuuming or mopping round you can also view the map so that you can see where the Roomba or Braava has been. The app also gives a notification if the Roomba or Braava is frozen, or the Roomba waste bin is full or the Braava has run out of water. But also when they have finished their tasks. For certain types of Roomba, it is even possible to set in the app that when it is ready, Braava immediately starts the task of mopping.
The mySolarEdge app has been a very nice addition since the installation of solar panels. Here you can easily see what the yield is at the moment, but also what the yield has been for the rest of the day. Actually, I look up this every day. And with the warm days in the summer a bit more often in a day. It is also nice to see which panels provide the most yield at that time and how much money has already been generated in electricity costs.
Flitsmeister is also on my list this year. The app is set up in such a way that when the phone connects to the bluetooth of my car, Flitsmeister starts up immediately. This way you avoid forgetting to turn on the app and still drive somewhere too fast and get flashed. If I come across a speed camera that has not yet been reported, I will also notify others. But also when a message comes and the flash bus has already disappeared. That is of course also the great strength of Flitsmeister.
There are of course more apps that I use a lot. Like Finnik, for looking up number plates when I come across a nice car on the way. But also Nu.nl and BN de Stem to stay up to date with the news. Hay Day is also opened every day for play, as is Endomondo to keep track of running statistics. But of course also Google Maps to navigate to destinations and the Rabobank app for arranging banking matters.