Just in time for Canada Day, here are some amazing apps that have been created by Canadian developers. The team of App Store editors offers up great list that includes useful content for your health, productivity, creativity, family and entertainment — they’re worth exploring and delving into all summer long!
FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS:
Breethe: Meditation & Sleep (Montreal). If you’re looking to help reduce stress and sleep better in as little as 5 minutes. Find ways to cope with real-life challenges, bring more focus into your daily life, and zen your way into a blissful sleep. Guided meditation sessions are great for newbies and the experienced. With over 1000 sessions, bed-time stories, music tracks, this app is one of the most popular out there. New content added each week.
RunGo: The Best Routes to Run (Vancouver): running outdoors or inside your home is a brand new experience with RunGo. The app offers turn-by-turn navigation and new running routes to try in your very own city, or when visiting a new one making it ideal for travellers. Build your own route, or select one of the 400,000 routes or verified routes worldwide, and follow a voice-guided tour, including every time there’s a turn or a cool landmark, or an encouraging reminder that you’re halfway there. RunGo also tracks your run stats like time, pace, distance, elevation, and estimated finish time.
FOR GETTING ORGANIZED:
1Password (Toronto): No worries about forgetting your passwords (there are so many, we get it!) This subscription-based app allows you to manage all your passwords behind one password that only you know. Manage up to 5 family members under one subscription.
Family Organizer by Picniic (Vancouver): Keep track of the entire family efficiently and in less time by keeping schedules and activities in line through family locator, shared calendar, shopping lists, meal planners, and more.
FOR WHAT TO EAT:
Oh She Glows (Toronto): Oakville’s Angela Liddon shares her most popular plant-based recipes from her award-winning recipe blog, OhSheGlows.com. You can also be specific with dietary needs. you’ll want to check out her Obsession Worthy Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream recipe!
SkipTheDishes (Winnipeg): a Canadian-made app offering food delivery from some of your favourite restaurants including local eateries that don’t normally deliver. Perfect for when you’re tired of cooking every meal — Yes, please! who’s with us here?
FOR CREATIVE FLOW:
Wattpad: Read & Write Stories (Toronto): A hidden gem for readers. Home to a community of over 80M readers and writers, allowing anyone to discover new stories by untapped, unsigned, talented writers. Great selection in the “young adult” section. Feeling creative? Maybe you, or even your teen, will be inspired to write your own story? Who knows? It may just be the start of a new career!
Piano 3D: Real AR Piano App (Montreal): a popular piano learning and music discovery app, that offers unparalleled audio and visual experiences using augmented reality (AR), bringing the 3D experience right into your home. You must see this one for your own eyes (and hear with your own ears)!
FOR KEEPING KIDS BUSY:
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (Montreal): Barbie Dreamhouse can be designed and played all within this app full of exciting adventures and hours of fun. Join Barbie and friends in a yoga session. Play fun games with puppies! Cook, dance and party virtually all summer long as players can create their own dream home that may be the envy of even Drake.
Slice Fractions 2 (Montreal): the perfect edutainment game for 6-12 year olds who will learn fraction concepts without words, collecting friendly pets along the way, all with no ads or in-app purchases.
Want more? Check out the Made-in-Canada apps here at the App Store
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