August 04, 2014

App of the Month: WaterLogged


Hello! 
It's summer, and although you should be drinking water all year round (obviously), you should be taking extra care to make sure that you are hydrating enough during this hot season. It is quite a bit easier for people to become dehydrated during the summer when they're spending long days bustling around under the beating hot sun, so the app Waterlogged was created in order that people could easily keep track of how much they have drunken, and then see a visual depicting how much more they should drink in a day. 
When I stumbled across this app a few months back, I decided to try it because I have a horrible habit of forgetting to drink enough.



Pros: 
- The app is easy to understand, set up, and use
- You can change the settings from ounces to liters (and a few other liquid measurements)
- You can set your own daily goals and the app will keep you on track to reaching them
- The app saves your daily progress in a graph so you can see how well you've been doing on meeting your water consumption goals through time
- You can choose a visual representation of either how much you've drunken so far or how much you still need to drink
- There is a premium version that you can buy, but I use the free version and it works great


Cons:
- In order to keep track of exactly how much you consume daily, you have to have a measure marked drinking glass or bottle to drink from (or you could measure out a specific amount of water every time you refill your drinking mechanism, but that get's old really fast)
- If you're at work or in school, you can't always get to your phone/device to record data, and you end up forgetting to do it
- Basically, some days it's just not realistic or convenient to use this app, yet it's meant to be a daily thing. So even if you drink enough water (without recording it), the app will mark your day as a failure on the graph, which can look pretty discouraging

Do I recommend downloading this app? Yes. Despite it's occasional inconvenience, I think this app could be beneficial to someone who is trying to get their drinking habits back on track and has time to use this app often. 


That's all I have for you today guys, I hope you found this post helpful. I may begin doing this every month with different apps of all different genres. What do you think? Are you all for it or should it be a very rare occasion that a post like this comes out on I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good? Let me know in the comments below, and also tell me if you've ever used this app or are considering downloading it!
Much love,
July





10 comments:

  1. I am definitely not getting it, but I DO think an app of the month would be a great idea!

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  2. They really have an app for everything now, don't they?
    Yeah, you should definitely do this regularly. It is helpful!
    By the way, is it for android or just apple?

    Marian ^_^

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    1. Oh my word, they do. Thanks for your feedback! As I said in the comment above, I would love some suggestions.
      And about the Android/Apple thing, I'm really sorry... I don't know. How could I find out??

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  3. Hey you! I've awarded you a few lovely awards!

    http://seanajvixen.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-sunny-sunshine.html

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    1. Oh, why thank you Sea! I'll try to do those in the near future!

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  4. Wow, I never imagined an app like that. That would be handy for those who need to be reminded to drink water.

    I recently found an App from a magazine. If you like background noise while you write or for doing homework, you can try Coffitivity.com it's free!

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    1. Welcome back!! What kinds of sounds to they play? I like Rainymood.com because writing to rainstorms is just plain inspirational :)

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    2. Thanks! :)

      Ooh I have to check that out! Sounds better than what i found. Coffitivity.com are just background sounds of people like in a coffee shop.

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    3. Well, that doesn't sound bad either though. Hope you like it!

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