We all know, more or less, who millennial's are: We’re obsessed with sushi and our dogs, we’ve grown up socializing on the Internet, we also prefer to order food off an app rather calling in a To-Go order.
The actual years of birth that define this generation aren’t entirely clear, with a controversy over who is actually a millennial. This generation is considered so large that it’s been split into two groups: older millennial's or Generation Y (25-34) and younger millennial's or Generation Z (18-24).
Even though, on a night out, us younger millennial's are more likely to be using Snapchat for selfies while older millennial's prefer Facebook messenger, we still got a lot in common, like our wise decisions to use Uber at the end of the night. But the difference between us is technology. Gen Y grew up on personal at home computers, cell phones, and video game systems. Gen Z grew up on tablets, smartphones, and most importantly, apps.
So when it comes to the most practical, but maybe not known of apps—whether it’s for shopping or getting somewhere faster—there are many options for millennial's and baby boomers alike. But which ones are the best?
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- Google Apps
Google has essentially a foothold in every market, but the Apps have been revolutionary. Google has launched apps ranging from Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Translate, etc. Essentially you have access to almost all of your information in the palm of your hand.
- Google Translate
Though this app feature is common to me, it is apparent that this feature is not more widely used. Google translate is a free service that instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.
Uber is a location-based app that makes hiring an on-demand private driver easy. Essentially a taxi service in the palm of your hand. For those who wish to go green, then a ride-sharing app is also a possibility.
PayPal is a secure instant transfer service. Through this feature individuals can virtually transfer money to others and receive money without disclosing personal information to the other individual.
Sick of splitting the bill at dinner with your friends, causing awkwardness for everyone, even the waiters? Venmo was created by PayPal as a digital wallet that lets you make and share payments with friends
- Student Loan Apps
One of the biggest problems facing millennial's today is student loans----according to Business Insider, ‘ Millennial's hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country’s $3.6 trillion in consumer debt’. Student loan apps such as Salliemae and GreatLakes highlight and map out that repayment trail.
Amazon is one of the most popular app among millennial's. It provides the efficiency, speed, and convenience for shopping. It also contains features such as Video, Book, Music, and more.
- Amazon Prime
For a yearly or monthly fee, Members of Amazon Prime receive benefits such as free shipping on eligible purchases, streaming of movies, exclusive shopping deals, etc. (FYI They also offer Amazon Prime Student at a lower cost for those still in school)
The Wish App features crazy low prices on a lot of fashion items and accessories for men and women ($8 for a ‘Dog Mom’ printed sweatshirt, $1 dog toy, etc.). Shopping on Wish can blind you with the cheap prices, so beware. The prices are so low because Wish is giving the general public access to items at cost (mostly directly from China). With that being said, always read the reviews of the item, and expect a longer shipping period.
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