Better Mornings, Better Life: Ways Modern Technology Can Improve How You Start...

Better Mornings, Better Life: Ways Modern Technology Can Improve How You Start Your Day


Most of us could benefit by updating our morning routines and now there a numerous ways to do that easier and faster using modern technology. Here’s a rundown on some apps that can help you improve how you start your day.

Alarm Clock For Me

This alarm clock app by Apalon Apps is more than just a standard alarm clock. It allows you to wake up to one of the programmed relaxing tunes or your own favorite tracks. You’ll never oversleep because the alarm will sound even if the app is not running and will play until you stop it or hit snooze.  You can choose from two appealing clock faces and clock widgets so you can check the time on your home screen. You can even check live weather and temperature. Other features include portrait and landscape modes, a brightness slider, auto launch, and a built-in flashlight.

NOAA Weather Radar and Alerts

You’ll never get caught out in the rain again with this weather app. Dress right for the weather every morning after checking your mobile device. The app provides an easy-to-use weather station right on your mobile device. You can view real-time active radar images on an interactive map, receive regular weather warnings so you won’t have any nasty surprises, and details about temperature and humidity. Short term and 7-day weather forecasts are available wherever you are.


Get your day in order by creating a to-do list, jotting down ideas or writing yourself a reminder. This app is perfect for jotting down notes with the natural feel of a pen and paper. The app has a selection of pens and highlighters in a range of colors and it’s compatible with Smart Keyboard or iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. You can add photos to your notes and share notes with friends and family.

Seven Little Words

Blow the cobwebs away in the morning with this free app. 7 Little Words is a great way to start your day while you’re sipping on your morning tea of coffee. Each game will give you a list of seven word clues combined with a section of messed up letters. Your goal is to rearrange the letters to answer the clues. As you get better at the game, the clues will become more difficult as you increase levels.


Want to catch up with the world news before you head out to work? Flipboard is your personal news magazine. It’s your one-stop for all the news so you can follow stories you care about and share them with your friends. Stories come from world-class publications like Vanity Fair, New York Times, People Magazine and Fast Company. Add more stores and topics as you find them, follow your favorite people and connect your social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to your Flipboard.

Use these apps to improve your start to the day and you’ll soon start looking forward to getting up each morning.


Abbie Dixon works at a sleep clinic which she finds really interesting. Outside of work she enjoys listening to music, cooking and writing articles for lifestyle blogs.