Start your day off on the right foot with some cool Apple Watch apps we’ve rounded up for just that purpose. When you strap on your Apple Watch each morning, you probably check out specific apps right away. You might peek at emails in the Mail app and check your agenda for the day in the Calendar app.
Plan your day the right way with these helpful apps built-in right into your device. But there’s additional Apple Watch apps that can help you do more. Here are five great Apple Watch apps to start your day that go outside the norm.
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For humor with your forecast, check out CARROT Weather.
Sure, you have a weather app on your Apple Watch already. But why not make checking the forecast a little more fun?
CARROT Weather gives you a bit of sarcasm with your weather. A snarky comment will greet you that will certainly make you smile, or smirk. Along with the entertainment comes your hourly and five-day forecasts, chance of precipitation, wind, cloud cover, humidity, and other weather details you need to plan your day.
CARROT Weather is available for $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iMessage, and Apple Watch. You can also check out the Premium version which gives you customizable complications, half-hourly Apple Watch updates, and more.
For getting stuff done, there’s TickTick.
Take a look at what’s on your plate for the day with a powerful to-do and task management app.
TickTick is a terrific app that goes beyond the simple Reminders app on your Apple Watch. You can view what’s due for the current day, next day, and every day after that, right on your wrist. You can receive reminders for tasks, mark items complete, create new to-dos, and change due dates, all on Apple Watch.
TickTick is available for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Take a look at the Premium version available via in-app purchase for custom smart lists, historical statistics, calendar widgets, and other features,
For the news your way, see Flipboard.
You can check the News app for what’s happening around the world, and what you missed while you were asleep. But, you don’t always get to see the news you really care about.
Flipboard is a customizable app that lets you choose the news you want to see. Once you add your interests using the iPhone app, you can zip through the headlines on your wrist. You’ll see what’s new in the news that you care about from the sources you trust. Swipe through the headlines and check out news briefs for the stories right on your Apple Watch.
Flipboard is available for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with no in-app purchases.
For more in a calendar, there’s Timepage.
The Calendar app on your Apple Watch is just fine for seeing what’s on your schedule. But what if you had a calendar that let you know when it’s time to leave for an appointment and what the weather will be like?
This is Timepage; a calendar that gives you more. You can view your events for the current and upcoming six days. Tap on an event to get the details including the weather forecast and any notes you’ve included. If you add a location to your event, you can see how long it will take to get there and with a tap, you can get directions with the Maps app.
Timepage is available for a free seven-day trial on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. When the trial period ends, you can sign up for either a monthly or yearly membership.
For your daily goal motivation, get Fabulous.
Starting a new daily habit can be both satisfying and difficult. For a little help getting motivating to reach your goals, there’s nothing like a gentle tap on your wrist.
Fabulous is a neat app that helps you reach your goals. Once you set up routines on the iPhone app for mornings, afternoons, and evenings, you’ll be reminded on your Apple Watch. You can mark items complete on your wrist and will receive a colorful message and cheerful sound. Whether you need to simply drink more water or are determined to exercise every day, Fabulous is there to help you.
Fabulous is available for free in the App Store for iPhone and Apple Watch. The app offers subscription plans to unlock additional goal and habit tracking options.
These Apple Watch apps will help jumpstart your day.
We all start our days differently — with essential Apple Watch apps like these, you can get going each day the right way with the things you really want and need.
Do you use any of these apps already, or do you have others you’d like to recommend that help you jumpstart your day? Sound off in the comments below!
Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a project manager, department manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time. Sandy holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
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