A Story Of Four Badass Apps And One Better Man

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Once upon a time…

The story of a man and his noble quest to become a better man begins

The four badass apps and one better man story is a story of a man.

Yours truly once found goal setting, getting in shape, mindfulness, and meeting like minded people a bit of a challenge.

That is until I found these badass apps. So what are they and how did they make me  a better man?   All is revealed below my nursery rhyme loving friends, so read on.

A note before we begin: This is not a paid or endorsed review and all the links are non-affiliate. However, if the developers of these apps want to pay me they can…just putting it out there

 

Success Wizzard

 

Best Version 1

Success Wizard was created with one simple goal in mind: to help a million people worldwide live happier, authentic and fulfilling lives.

In my time using this app I can say this goal is being met.

The app is helping me become a better man because I am invested in it.

When I’m slacking off or have the C.B.Fs (couldn’t be fucked) this app gives me a gentle kick up the bum through reminders and notifications.

Nothing new or unique about that I agree, but because I’m hell-bent on achieving my goals, I take action.

Like all of these apps they only work if you invest in them and yourself.

 

What Do I Like Most About This App

In short, just about everything!

Particularly its emphasis on planning, tracking and taking action and the menus for each one.

Goals are nothing more than fantasies without the above.

The app is comprehensive and detailed, but navigation is surprisingly easy – you won’t throw your phone in frustration.

It has sections for pretty much everything, including:

  • reality checks
  • goal setting
  • action planning
  • weekly rituals
  • personal habits
  • morning routines
  • mid-day checks ins
  • evening routines
  • weekly results
  • progress reports
  • ‘my’ patterns 

 

I especially like the my notepad’ and my journal sections. Here you can not only write notes but also your ideas, questions and concerns. You can reflect on events and happenings, as well as your moods and feelings.

The what does you life look like in three years section is also a favorite.

 

What Don’t I Like About This App

This is knit-picking but I find the app over the top. I get bored or disinterested going through each section and adding/updating information because it is time-consuming.

Still, it’s time worth spending.

Availability:  iTunes.

Upgrade plans: one month $5.99/one year $34.99 US.

 

Argus

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This app’s motto is: “Improve people’s wellness through mobile.” And that is certainly does.

What Do I Like Most About This App

The Argus app has many functions and features which help it meet its aim. The one I really like is find your community. Here you can add your existing friends who use the app or make new connections with people both locally and elsewhere. 

Numerous studies exist about the benefits of the ‘buddy’ system and how it can help you kick ass in all areas of life.

I use Argus primarily for the daily steps counter.

Best Version 2

The beauty of this is you can automatically track how many steps you are taking every day and set specific targets. You are kept motivated through personal or group challenges and articles from industry experts.

I find calorie counting a waste of time and energy so the snap your food  function works well for me.They say a picture tells a thousand words and this is the case as you look at what you’ve eaten over the course of the week. This is a great way to track your eating habits and make adjustments. When I ‘analysed the data’ I was shocked at how much calorie dense food what I was putting in my mouth.

It has a calorie counter for those who like this method.

Other awesome features include:

  • water intake counter
  • heart rate monitor
  • sleep time
  • calendar and weather overview

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What Don’t I Like About This App

It doesn’t make my coffee in the morning.

 

Availability: iTunes and Android

Upgrade Plans: one month $14.99/ one year $46.99  US

 

Pranayama Breathing

Best Version 3

Saagara’s mission is:

to improve health and raise consciousness of individuals throughout the world.

Did you know pranayama breathing may alkalize the body and reduce inflammation? Since I’ve been using it I have noticed an increase in energy and improved breathing.

When I’m stressed, tired, or frustrated, I combine pranayama and box breathing techniques and instantly return to a calm state.

Mission accomplished, Saagara!

 

What Do I Like Most About This App

It’s straightforward and easy to use – simply tap on and begin.

It explains each level of difficulty – beginner, intermediate, advanced – and  coaches you through each one like a boss.

It has relaxing music that guides you through inhales and exhales and a timer so you can monitor your progress.

Once you become comfortable with the app, you may choose to switch off the screen of your device and rely on the app’s effective audio cues for natural guidance. This feature is also ideal when using the app to sleep and you wish to conserve battery life

The 3D dude demonstrating the correct way to breathe is a nice touch.

 

What Don’t I Like About This App

It’s one of the ugliest apps I’ve seen.

 

Availability: iTunes,  Android, Nook, Mac App

 

Upgrade: I think you can upgrade…I’m too chilled to give a shit.

 

 

Meetup

 

Best Version 4

 

This app’s motto is Find your people. And that you definitely can. Meetup.com  is hands down the biggest, badass social networking app on the planet.

 

What Do I Like Most About This App

You can join groups your interested in and attend an event the same day, or just find and connect with like-minded people and meetup when it suits you.

(Singing) All the single guys, all the single guys: Why not go to a ‘singles mingle’ or get down and dirty with a loose woman looking to hook up for fun times (they even have swinger parties for you guys in a relationship).

If you’re keen and have the time you can start your own meetup group for a few bucks a week.

The app even has its own calendar of events so you’re always kept in the loop.

 

What Don’t I like About This App

It’s pain-staking load time irritates me and it crashes a fair bit…and it won’t go out with me.

 

Availability: iTunes and Android

Upgrade: N/A

 

Share  your thoughts:

Do you currently use any of these apps? If so,  which one is your favorite or most used?

How are they helping you become a better man?

What other free or paid apps do you use or would recommend in the quest to become a better man?

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