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5 Apps To Make Your Hangover Hurt Less

5 Apps To Make Your Hangover Hurt Less

We all know the drill. Waking up the morning after a boozy night with no recollection of what has happened to you.

Have you been hit by a truck? No. You’ve been hit by the consequences of 2am sambuca shots. You desperately try to remember what happened, you’re sure you said you would only have one drink.

Alas, you had more than one. This day is going to be bad– but when you start to lose hope, remember this: There is an app out there for everything.

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These apps won’t necessarily cure your hangover, but they might make it hurt less. Whether it’s reducing the post-alcohol guilt, ordering your junk food fix stress-free, or just with good old-fashioned distraction, there’s sure to be something for you.

1. Hangover Meter

£0.79

We all have that one friend whose hangover always seems to be worse than ours (despite drinking half as much) and this app uses actual science settle the ‘who feels worse’ debate once and for all.

It measures your hangover by tracking your hand shakes when holding your phone at arms reach in front of you. You can then compare and share shakes with your other hungover friends. If you want science to reinforce your eight hour “woe is me” feeling, then this is the app for you. We should of course point out that there are other ways you could test the intensity of your hangover; ranging from the press-up challenge, to an overly competitive game of Monopoly (not recommended).

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When all you need is a solid dose of self-pity, Hangover Meter is there for you.

2. Waterlogged

Free

Although not designed specifically for a hangover, we’re confident this app can stop you from feeling so terrible. We all know one of the main reasons we feel like a shell of our former selves after a night out is because we’re dehydrated. When your brain is clouded and your stomach won’t stop churning, it’s sometimes difficult to remember to drink, and also to remember how much you’ve had throughout the day. Waterlogged allows you to input your water intake, see how much you’ve already consumed, and set reminders for when you need to drink more.

If you’re feeling extra organized then set it up the night before, and spend the next day (virtually) hangover free.

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3. BrainWave Hangover Relief

£0.79

We all feel a bit sensitive when we wake up in the morning after a heavy night, and that’s what BrainWave is here for. Instead of playing standard relaxing sounds like so many apps out there, the app plays special low-frequency alpha and theta waves to help soothe your head, nausea, and discomfort.

The app supposedly works by synchronising your brainwaves to a specific frequency by sending two different audible frequencies to each ear, soothing your head as the sounds match human brainwaves. It has other relaxing background sounds such as ocean waves, rain and thunder. Even if it doesn’t work, it’ll make you feel less guilty about lying in bed all day if you can convince yourself it’s thundering outside. The app has a daytime and nighttime mode, although we’ll go out on a whim here and say that if you’re still this hungover at nighttime, then you’re a lost cause.

4. Hang Over

Free on Android

Hang Over is the perfect app for those of us who still don’t know our limits, despite the number of times you have stumbled home at 4am vowing to never drink again. Whilst we don’t want to be one of those people who get their phone out during a night on the town, for this app, it’s worth it.

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The app keeps track of your drinks throughout the night, all it takes is one drunken tap on your drink of choice. Several hours after your last drink, the app will notify you to rate your hangover on a scale of 1 – 10. This is ‘learning from experience’ at it’s finest, as once you have had a few drinking sessions using the app, you will be able to look back on your drinking history and work out what led to the worst hangover. Whether it’s wine, spirits, or beer that leaves you feeling like death the next day, this app will help you to make more sensible choices the next time you get boozy.

5. Dominoes

Free

That’s it, you’ve tried everything and yet your stomach still won’t settle. Well my friends, sometimes all you need is a monstrous pizza to guzzle down whilst lying in bed with a Disney movie. There’s no shame, we’ve all been there.

For situations such as these, you need the Dominoes app. Just a few clicks and you can have all the pizza, chicken wings and wedges you need, delivered straight to your door. I have considered asking for it to be delivered directly to my bed before, but on reflection decided this was unwise.

Unfortunately, hangovers are a part of life, and there’s not a huge amount we can do to stop them. Try these apps and you’ll be feeling good as new in no time – well, we can always dream.

Featured photo credit: Albumarium via albumarium.com

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

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Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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