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5 Reasons Why Young Adults Should Love Family Locator Apps

5 Reasons Why Young Adults Should Love Family Locator Apps

Family locator apps cause a lot of controversy, especially among young adults, whose parents frequently make them (or they secretly) install a locator app to monitor their daily whereabouts and make sure they are up to no evil. The teen feels angry for the lack of trust and this results in mutual disdain. However, if you happen to be reading and you are one of the unfortunate people having to fight about a tracking app, bare with me – there is a way to use a locator app to your advantage.

There are many locator apps on the market, for example, take GPS Locator Apps, like GeoZilla, Life360, Glypmse, etc. These apps and similar locator apps have included features that can be utilized in various ways in everyday situations not only just to tell your parents where you’re not supposed to be!

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Down below, read 5 surprising ways you can use a GPS locator app to your advantage:

1. Reminders For Your Friends or Family

Whether you live with your family, partner, or roommates, locator apps may have several features to keep you connected and informed with the people in your circle. You can set location based reminders for the individuals in your circle on the app. You might see your family is at the grocery store without you. Instead of trying to ring everyone, simply send a text in the group chat to inform them on what it is that you want.

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2. Keep Your Parents Happy

We all know that sometimes parents just don’t understand. Children and young adults don’t always have time to check in. With a locator app, put your parents at ease with the app’s check-in feature which allows you to simply check-in when you arrived at your destination. In addition, two amazing features that parents will love is: the app can let you know the battery life of everyone in your circle, as well, in a unfortunate case of an emergency, the app includes a device monitoring special feature which allows you to instantly alert your circle when and if you do run into trouble. Some apps will also alert your circle if you go off the radar.

3. Tracking Chores To Completion

Keeping track of chores and tasks can be a hassle. Living with multiple people you probably can’t recall who’s turn it is to wash the floor? Or who’s turn it is to wash the dishes? Or possibly, your current method of keeping track is outdated. Assign time-based tasks to make sure you and your roommate are on the same page. Literally. This feature can also be useful for the parents out there who want to assure their children complete chores! This day in age, children spend most of the time on mobile or handheld, anyway, so the app is a easy and effective way to assign chores.

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4. Maintain Long Distance Relationships

Let’s face it; doing long distance relationships is hard. Weekly Skype dates is a great solution, but for the time when you feel lonesome at class or at work, open the locator app to know where your favorite person is and send them a note you are thinking of them. Remember to add a cute selfie! This can also apply to be used for groups of friends an your family.

5. Know When Someone Is Approaching Home Or A Location Of Your Choice

We’ve all been there, you have your boyfriend or girlfriend over or are doing something before someone gets home. With a locator app, know when the people you live with (or in your circle) are approaching home. This will leave you stress free and probably save you the awkwardness or embarrassment.

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Can you think of any other unconventional ways a GPS locator app can be used? Or have you used an app for a different purpose than what it was made for? Leave your thoughts below!

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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