There are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple and Google app stores to choose from (about two million, in fact). Obviously, your phone can’t fit them all, so you have to be a little picky about your download choices. Consider the 15 mobile apps that these successful millennials are using to increase their efficiency and supercharge their lives.

1. Uber – transportation on demand

“I’ve found that Uber gets me around quicker and it is cheaper to use than owning a car, maintaining it, paying for insurance and gas. It’s simple to use and it works [in] almost every city.”

Neil Patel, cofounder of Crazy Egg

2. Boomerang (Android only) – email organizer

“By reminding me when I don’t receive replies, Boomerang allows me to keep the chaos of my Gmail inbox organized. I never have to think about following up on unanswered emails or worrying that something important will fall through the cracks.”

Walker Williams, cofounder and CEO of Teespring

3. theSkimm (iOS only) – current events newsletter

“At the moment, I can’t live without theSkimm app. I’m the type of person who wants to feel connected to everything happening now. News, culture, business, all of it! There’s an energy in feeling connected to what’s going on in the world and theSkimm allows me to tap into that and use it as context for everything else in my life.”

Whitney Wolfe, founder and CEO of Bumble

4. Flow – team task management

“At my company we use Flow for task management & internal communication. My go-to app is Flow chat. It is extremely helpful for my company to stay in touch and coordinate during non work hours.”

Anna Stork, cofounder of LuminAID

5. Maple (NYC only) – high-quality food delivery service

“I use Maple – a food delivery app. I’m way too busy to cook or food shop so it allows me to eat healthier during the work day, and I feel better for it.”

Josh Bruno, founder and CEO of Hometeam

6. Postmates (in select cities) – on-demand delivery of food, groceries, and more

“I use Postmates – I can’t cook, don’t want to cook, haven’t ever cooked. Thank you, Postmates for keeping me out of the kitchen.”

Jeff Cruttenden, cofounder of Acorns

7. Instapaper – content saver/syncer

“Instapaper is a simple and useful tool for saving web pages to read later on my iPhone or computer – without wifi. With Instapaper, I can read long-form stories or industry news that I’ve added anywhere, anytime!”

Ariel Kaye, founder of Parachute

8. Headspace – guided meditation

“I’ve found as an entrepreneur with so much on your mind, and so many things to manage it can get really stressful and overwhelming at times. I use meditation as [a] tool to help me train my focus, mindfulness, being present and most of all reducing stress. I try to make using Headspace a daily practice.”

Nathan Chan, publisher of Foundr Magazine

9. Freedom (iOS only) – block out distractions

“I’m really excited about [Freedom]. It lets you bucket services and then choose to block those services on your phone and computer for periods of 25 minutes at a time so that you can be more productive. I have buckets for Social Media (Reddit, Facebook, etc), Email, and News (Hacker News, CNN, etc).”

Mattan Griffel, cofounder and CEO of One Month

10. Sleep Cycle – sleep tracker

“Sleep Cycle analyzes my sleep patterns and any bad trends in my sleep by using the accelerometer that comes standard in the iPhone. It tracks my movements to provide sleep stages and sleep quality and also will wake me up when I am in the lightest sleep cycle.”

Gene Caballero, cofounder of GreenPal

11. Evernote – note-taking app

“This app is essentially a note taking tool which helps you to keep track of everything in your busy life and to stay productive at all times. It can be used to generate To Do lists and create spoken reminders as well.” 

Andrew Schrage, cofounder and CEO of Money Crashers

12. Hotel Tonight – last-minute hotel deals

“As an entrepreneur, my schedule is constantly in flux, and I’m always on a budget. So, my favorite app is Hotels Tonight – it allows me to stay in quality establishments at a discounted price, turning the most insane, last-minute travel changes into enjoyable experiences. I just wish they had a reward program!”

Hillary Lewis, founder and CEO of Lumi Organics

13. Harvest – simple time tracking

“As a consultant that splits my time between working on-site at client offices, and working with my team at our own company’s office, Harvest is indispensable for tracking my hours accurately on different projects, preparing invoices and recording payments.”

Chad MacRae, founder of Recruiting Social

14. Nest Cam – security camera streaming

“In addition to being the CEO of Beepi, my proudest role is father of two little girls. I use Nest Cam to check in on my kids and watch them grow while I’m working late or traveling.”

Alejandro Resnik, cofounder and CEO of Beepi

15. Slack – messaging for teams

“Slack allows me to easily communicate with my team, share files, reduce the number of emails and set up daily reminders. But actually, one of my favorite aspects of this communication app is the ability to easily integrate other apps I use for work, and view everything in one management dashboard, so I can easily monitor and make progress on-the-go.”

Amit Bareket, CEO of SaferVPN

 

This article was written by Laurence Bradford from Forbes and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.