Seven years ago, smartphones were the wave of the future. Some of us couldn’t fathom paying high dollar prices for a device that gave us our e-mails, the weather, and could navigate us to our next destination – all while in the palm of our hand. Today, smartphones have become part of our normal routines, and most of us can’t go more than an hour without utilizing that device.

One of the best features about the smartphone is the millions of apps users can download in the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store. There is an app out there for just about anything. From wedding planning to counting calories, it can be overwhelming to stay in the know on the latest and greatest apps, or know which ones are worth a download. Our team at SpaceCoast Living compiled a list of a few of our favorite apps we can’t live without in 2014.

For Working Out:

If you have ever desired a personal trainer, look no further. Save time and money with Nike Training. Unlike many fitness apps, which explain complicated workouts with vague copy, this free app has instructional video clips to help you train. With four different options – get lean, get toned, get strong or get focused – each section features a variety of workouts at either 30 or 45 minutes. This app also allows you to specify what level of training you’re at – beginner, intermediate or advanced. Whether you’re at home or at the gym, this app is the perfect addition to your workout.



For Saving Money:

Maybe you’re an avid couponer or maybe you’re looking to save a few extra dollars on everyday items. Target recently launched a new way to save even more by using your smartphone. Target Cartwheel has over 400 mobile offers available at any given time, and these coupons can be used for just about anything at Target including clothes, toys, food and household items. Just click on the coupons you’d like to redeem, and at checkout, show the cashier your smartphone to scan and the savings are applied. Digital Content Manager, Jeanna Wood, has saved over $70 by using the app.



For Your Fun Folder:

Have you ever looked up in to the night sky and wondered what constellation is above you? If you want to learn more about the stars and planets resting above, Sky Guide is an effortless option. Not only is it full of information and stunning visuals, point your smartphone device to the sky and you’re given a complete star map right above you. This app does not require Wi-Fi or data and retails for $1.99.



Check out our favorite apps every month in our “What’s Goin’ On” section!