On days like today (aka National Lazy Day), even simple things can feel like waaaay too much work. That’s why we have smartphones: to do the work for us! We’ve rounded up 11 apps designed to make your life easier. (If only there was an app for that…)
BeGlammed (Available for iOS and Android)
Cost: Services can cost anywhere between $40 and $170.
Concept: A beauty service that sends professional hairstylists and makeup artists straight to your door, with as little as three hours notice.
Can come in handy when: you get asked out on a date for later that day and you know this guy is the one.
Pureple (Available for iOS)
Concept: A fashion app that lets you upload pics of your own clothes (from your camera roll or from the web) to help put together outfits by showing you what you have to work with and making suggestions via a “virtual stylist.”
Can come in handy when: you’re lying in bed after hitting the snooze button on a Friday morning thinking, “What’s left in my closet that I haven’t already worn this week?”
Concept: Find nearby spots without wasting gas and pay for parking using your phone. (You can also extend your time remotely to avoid tickets!)
Can come in handy when: your dinner reservations are in five minutes and you don’t have time to scrounge for change at a parking metre 10 blocks away.
GroceryGateway (Available for iOS and Android)
Cost: $9.99 (+ HST) delivery fee.
Concept: Get groceries delivered to you at home, within the hour if need be, to satisfy your cravings from the couch.
Can come in handy when: you get tapped to handle the entrée for your girls’ night in.
Handy (Available for iOS)
Cost: Prices vary depending on services; you get quoted based on your specific requirements prior to booking.
Concept: These handy helpers can handle just about anything around the house, from waxing your floors to mounting your flat screen.
Can come in handy when: you realize you’re not quite as equipped to put together that Ikea bookshelf as you originally thought…
Venmo (Available for iOS and Android)
Concept: Pay your friends back on the spot, using your debit or credit card
Can come in handy when: the restaurant refuses to split your bill, and nobody has cash on them.
SitOrSquat (Available for iOS and Android)
Concept: Find out which public restrooms nearby have been deemed clean enough to sit in, and which require squatting (preferably in emergency situations only pls) with user testimonials as your guide.
Can come in handy when: you’re road-tripping through an unknown area, and you want to be prepared for the state of the stall you’re stepping into.
Gratuity (Available for iOS and Android)
Concept: Calculate how much to tip at restaurants or for services, and how to split the tip if needed.
Can come in handy when: you were that person in high school math class that complained they’d never need math IRL…and now you can’t remember how to multiply percentages.
Favour Delivery (Available for iOS and Android)
Cost: There is a $6 delivery fee, and a five to 9 per cent processing fee. Tipping is encouraged.
Concept: The tagline speaks for itself: “The easiest way to get anything you want in your city delivered to your door in under an hour.”
Can come in handy when: you’re bedridden with the flu and run out of Advil.
Thirstie (Available for iOS and Android)
Cost: Delivery fees vary by region. Tipping is encouraged.
Concept: Think of it like bottle service, but at home instead of at the club. Any (available) bottle of wine, beer, or spirits, brought right to you.
Can come in handy when: you’ve already started your partying for the night, and realize you forgot to pick up the key liquor for your homemade cocktails.
GoFetch (Available for iOS)
Cost: Costs vary based on length of walk, starting at about 10$.
Concept: Users can hire nearby (pre-screened) dog walkers to get their pups some outdoor playtime. (Walks are booked in increments of 15 mins.)
Can come in handy when: you don’t work from home and Lucky needs a midday trot around the block.