The Apps That Got Us Through 2020
The Apps That Got Us Through 2020

We couldn’t get enough of these mobile apps during a very strange, somewhat lonely year.

This year had all of us spending probably more time than ever glued to our phones. Here are some of the apps that made this year a little more bearable for our team at The Juggernaut.

The Utilities

Spending Tracker

If you love money management apps and an uncomplicated, no-frills interface, this is the app to download. I divide my spending into various personalized categories, which many apps don’t let me do. It doesn’t require me to add in my credit card for automatic deductions, which I prefer, because a lot of my spending is informal transfer-based between my friends and partner. This helps me keep track of shared expenses, the money I send to my family, and stuff I split with people, as well as my varying earnings as a freelancer. You can add recurring bills and rent to it, and the app cost me only about $4 Canadian for the full version — no monthly app bills! It even syncs all your data with an email address and gives you bar charts for your spending, which has helped me realize I really, really need to stop buying more kitchenware. — Imaan

Available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Google Authenticator

I know, I know — this one seems obvious. But it’s so useful! I’m a big digital security nerd and have two-step verification enabled on all my accounts (yes, even the loyalty card ones). And since hacking people’s phone numbers and WhatsApp accounts has become a thing, it’s always great to have a device-based app that can help you log in with a code. The added layer of security gives me peace of mind, even though my friends make fun of me for being overly cautious about password protection because I’m “too paranoid” and “not famous or rich enough to attract a hacker.

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