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26 Underrated Apps Every Twentysomething Should Download Right Now

These are app-solute essentials.

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7. Star Chart

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: An app that can locate the current position of every star, planet, moon, and all that other space stuff, just by pointing your phone up at the day or night sky.

Why you need it: Because who doesn't love looking up at the stars and all of the great kings of the past?

–Jessica Koplin, Facebook


9. OurGroceries

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: Think of this as a communal grocery list. You can update what food is running low — and anyone in the house can check to see what's left on the list to pick up.

Why you need it: You never have to run out of milk, eggs, or tortilla chips ever again.


10. 2048

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: A simple, but stupidly addictive game where you join numbers together in order to get to the 2048 tile.

Why you need it: Great for a morning commute or a fun distraction in case you have an hour or two, or six, to kill.



12. Bandsintown

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: An app that lets you know where and when your favorite artists and bands are on tour — and it notifies you when those tours are announced and when tickets go on sale.

Why you need it: If you've missed one of your favorite artists when they were in town, it’s a must-have.


14. Colorfy

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: This is your childhood coloring book, but modernized. It provides beautiful outlined drawings with tons of color options so you can color to your heart's content!

Why you need it: Because who said coloring books were just for kids anyway?



17. MyFitnessPal

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: A fitness and health app that gives you tons of tools and techniques to measure your goals — no matter what they are.

Why you need it: Because I guess health and wellness is sort of important.

–Tammy Akelia Taitt, Facebook


22. RunPee

Free — iOS and Android

What is it: An app that lets you know the best time to pee during movies so you don't miss any good scenes.

Why you need it: You'll never have to miss an important moment or an after-the-credits Easter egg ever again.

–Katie Draper, Facebook

23. Think Dirty

Free — iOS

What it is: An app that lets you scan the ingredients of your favorite beauty products to see what harmful chemicals they might contain.

Why you need it: Who knows what could be in those powders and lotions — gotta keep that flawless face protected!

–Giordano-Rdz Isa, Facebook


24. WorkFlowy

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: A productivity app for taking notes, making lists, and overall keeping your life together.

Why you need it: Although you totally have it together, why not take your organizational skills up a notch?

–Mike Cherepko, Facebook

25. Spending Tracker

Free — iOS and Android

What it is: A finance app that helps you keep track of your expenses, save, budget, and all that other adult money stuff.

Why you need it: Until you get to that phase where you're throwing your cash off of your yacht, you should probably keep your finances in check.

–Yena Kim, Facebook

26. And SleepBot

Free — iOS and Android

What is it: A smart alarm and sleep tracker that tracks your sleep patterns through the night and wakes you up in your lightest phase of sleep.

Why you need it: Sleep is amazing. Why would you not want your night's rest to be as best as could be?


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