Have you been looking for a little encouragement lately? Whether it’s through hearing new ideas, seeing new things or receiving valuable advice, inspiration can be found just about anywhere, including on your smartphone.
Although they may seem like unlikely sources, there are several mobile phone apps on the market that were designed to spark creativity, self-improvement and higher thinking. The following five free Android Apps are a few examples of mobile inspiration at your fingertips!
You may or may not have heard about the nonprofit organization known as TED. Devoted to spreading good ideas, TED started out as a conference for technology, entertainment and design, but today its goal has widened to encompass a range of conference speeches aimed to enlighten and inspire.
Every year, TED holds two conferences and posts the best “talks” on its website for all to view for free, and now the organization has an app for mobile Android devices. With more than 1,200 TEDTalk videos and audios, the TED App allows you to listen to some of the world’s most extraordinary people from anywhere with an internet connection.
Daily Inspiration & Quotes
Need some encouragement to get out of bed in the morning? This is the perfect app for just that. Set the app to notify you of a new inspirational quote at the same time every day (right after your alarm goes off, perhaps), and use the accompanying motivational message to learn how to apply the quote to your life.
You can also share quotes with your family and friends through Facebook, Twitter, email and text messaging, as well as save favorite quotes for review. Many quotes are geared towards encouraging success, peace, thankfulness and mindfulness.
PR Genie, For PR Inspiration
Need some quick tips on how to market your company or business to the media? This app shows you how to get your business talked about in print, on the internet or through radio or TV waves. The media is only interested in newsworthy stories, and the PR Genie, For PR Inspiration App shares ideas that will inspire you to do something that could generate a newsworthy press release.
The Official NASA App includes an impressive list of features that will surely reignite your childhood space exploration dreams. You can view thousands of amazing images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org, watch on-demand videos and current visible passes for the International Space Station, stream live NASA TV, read current mission news and NASA Twitter Feeds and much more.
If you are short on motivation, this app will certainly remind you of the endless wonders of our universe; a great resource for instant amazement and gratitude.
Until Pinterest comes up with a mobile version, Springpad is the app for saving, sharing and acting on what’s you enjoy and love. With this app, you can save anything from anywhere; including pages and images you have found on the internet, articles and photos you have clipped from newspapers and magazines and photos you have taken with your phone.
You can even record voice memos, scan barcodes of products you are interested in purchasing and save addresses of places you have been or want to visit. You can then access all these things from your phone or any other computer device. The barcode scanning feature also automatically provides you with reviews and related links to more information.
To download these apps, you must own an Android device. Each of these apps can be found and downloaded through the Android app resource, Google Play.
This is a guest post by Aniya.
Aniya Wells is a freelance writer and blogger whose writing interests are decidedly consumer-focused. In an age in which consumers have access to unprecedented amounts of information, Aniya hopes to help her readers decode this information to make better decisions about online degree programs, personal finance, parenting, health and more. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.