Growth and Jobs | Use digital apps to keep your growth and development on track | News

IN THIS new era of technology, several digital apps have proven useful in helping people achieve their goals, measure their growth, stay on track when making decisions, or even accomplish daily tasks.

The Youth Banking Coordinator at JN Bank Diamond King can attest to this, as she uses digital apps to stay on top of her goals and day-to-day activities.

finance

“When it comes to managing my finances, I use an app called Fudget, which helps me manage my budget every week. It’s a digital budget planner, and some of the headings include income, expenses, what has been paid, what is pending payment, and it also has different currencies,” she explained.

She added that she also uses Google Sheets to track her investments. His favorite financial app is called Jamaica Stock Apps. She digitizes her Jamaican stock portfolio, allows her to create a watchlist, and provides her with trading articles that can help her better manage her stock portfolio. And as the name suggests, the app is made in Jamaica.

“How it works is you can add all your stocks in the app, and it shows you how the stocks are doing day-to-day,” King pointed out. “It also shows you the junior and main stock markets.”

Daily life

On a day-to-day basis, King uses Alexa virtual assistant technology to remind her of tasks she needs to do via voice command by saying “Hey Alexa” and then stating her request.

“What I like about Alexa is that it lets me snooze because sometimes you can set a reminder for a task and when the time comes, you’re still not ready to complete the task, so it will call back again within the desired timeframe,” she said.

Aptitude

King also pointed out that there are also several apps that can help with health and fitness.

“I use an app called Fastic, which tracks my intermittent fasting and reminds me when I should eat or fast. It also tracks my steps, and there’s also an option to track my water intake, and it provides information nutritional and health benefits on a daily basis, helping me achieve my nutritional goals,” she revealed.

“I also use my iPhone and Apple watch to help me with workouts as they provide a number of exercises that I can do and also track my progress. If I take a break during exercise, the The watch will vibrate and send me a notification. It also provides a relaxation reminder, so it’s like an accountability partner,” she said.

Religious and spiritual life

Regarding her religious and spiritual life, King says she also uses the Bible App on a daily basis and pointed out that no matter what religion a person belongs to, they can access their favorite holy book, as well as many other apps, via Google Play. Store on Android devices and the App Store on Apple devices.

Similar to King, Michael Collins, director of the youth banking unit, says he also uses the Bible App and what he loves is the convenience of being able to access scriptures from anywhere, at any time.

personal growth

He also noted that he uses motivational apps as the quotes provided help him in his personal growth.

“There are also apps for empowerment books like You have to think to become rich. Because they’re on-demand, they’re easily accessible and very convenient,” he said.

Collins said digital apps are customizable for people of different age groups and demographics and he encourages everyone, especially young people, to use them to their advantage.

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