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GOT TIME: Best Time Saving Apps

With school back in session soon, the quiet days of summer are over in Austin and schedules are packed with new activities and meetings. There are a host of apps to save you time and take care of even the most mundane tasks. From to-do lists to grocery delivery services to home repairs, these apps are reinventing how we live.

Daily Harvest  |  Ready-to-blend smoothies made with organic ingredients delivered straight to you! Pick the amount of smoothies per month, flavors, and then delicious smoothies will be delivered to your door.  |  Welcome to the one-stop-shop for fast local deliveries! Order online from the best restaurants, liquor stores, grocers, and laundry service providers.

Favor  |  Favor is the easiest way to get anything you want in your city delivered to your door. Browse the menus of local stores and restaurants, order via the Favor app, and the runner will keep you posted along the way!

HelloFresh  |  Every week, HelloFresh delivers a box of delicious recipes and the exact amount of fresh ingredients you need to cook them at home.

Honey  |  A free personal shopping assistant that helps you save time and money by bringing all your favorite stores and all the best deals together in one easy-to-use app.

Instacart  |  Instacart allows you to order from local grocery stores and have items delivered when you want. Perfect when there just aren’t enough hours in the day to make a grocery run.

Resy  |  Book sought-after seats at the best restaurants. Resy powers the world’s best restaurants, using technology to imagine the future of hospitality.

Uber Eats  |  Hungry? Order restaurant food easily with the Uber Eats app. Track your food order in real-time and get your food delivered in minutes to your door.

Aaptiv  |  Reinvent the way you do cardio. Audio workout classes that combine the guidance of a professional trainer with a motivating playlist.

AllTrails  |  The largest collection of hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence. Anytime. Anywhere.

Calm  |  Enjoy 100+ guided meditations to help you manage anxiety, lower stress, and sleep better.

Charity Miles  |  Earn money for the charity of your choice while walking the dog, on a run, or even just grabbing a coffee.

ClassPass  |  Yoga. Cycling. Boxing. One app gets you into the best fitness classes near you. Just search a class, reserve your spot, and work out.

Sleep Cycle  |  Start your day feeling energized with their intelligent alarm clock that gently wakes you up while you’re in your lightest sleep phase. Also get detailed analysis of your sleep patterns.

Strava: Run, Ride, Swim  |  Record your activities, compare performance over time, connect with your community, and share the photos, stories, and highlights of your adventures with friends.

Think Dirty  |  Learn the ingredients in your beauty, personal care, and household products. Scan the product barcode and get easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options.

Giftagram  |  Allows you to shop and send thoughtful gifts for any occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and more. No more busy shopping malls, line-ups or stress.

Gottesman Residential  |  Find homes near you with one tap, pin those that you love sharable home boards and receive instant alerts when new matches hit the market.

Havenly  |  Design your home right from your phone. Chat with a Havenly consultant, upload photos of your space, and collaborate with a perfectly-matched interior design pro to refresh or redesign your space.

inLieu  |  The most impactful way to give a gift. inLieu allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing gifts and at the same time makes donating fast, easy and social.

PressCleaners  |  Laundry and dry cleaning delivered at the push of a button. Press partners with local cleaners and provides free pickup and delivery of your clothes.

TaskRabbit  |  Crush your to-do list! Connect with skilled Taskers to tackle home services and errands around town. Popular tasks include cleaning, mounting, furniture assembly, and moving.

Trunk Club  |  Build yourself a better wardrobe. A stylist will personally select apparel and accessories based on your preferences, then send them straight to your door.

Wag!  |  Book a dog walker or pet sitter on-demand, or at your convenience. Experience every step of your dog’s walk through text updates, live GPS tracking, pee/poo notifications, and photo report cards.

1Password  |  A password manager, digital vault, form filler, and secure digital wallet. 1Password remembers all of the passwords for you to help keep account information safe.

Evernote  |  Helps you focus on what matters most and have access to your information when you need it. Input typed notes or scan handwritten notes. Add to-do’s, photos, images, web pages, or audio… and it’s all instantly searchable.

Grammarly  |  A personal editor you can take with you wherever you go. Whether you’re sending an urgent email, important LinkedIn message, or essential Facebook post, you can write from your phone with confidence.

If This, Then That (IFTTT)  |  Create automatic actions that are compatible with practically every app, so having high priority emails move into tasks in your project management software, become (literally) a no-brainer.

Slack  |  Brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done. Check off your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need together.

Todoist  |  Life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. Todoist keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most ambitious projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.

Venmo  |  Pay friends and associates without any fees from your mobile device or computer and instantly transfer funds to your bank account.

Waze  |  Avoid traffic jams and accidents with this real-time navigation app. Get the fastest routes to your favorite locations and new destinations.