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Get Appy: 3 Apps We Love This December

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If you’re drowning in the online world, IMAGE.ie is here to gently guide you to the really interesting stuff, with its current selection of digital goodness…

KEEP

KEEP is a revolutionary new app that allows shoppers to buy any product, from any shop, anywhere in the world, without leaving the app or website homepage. This never-been- done-before venture has been designed to make the process easier and more pleasant for customers. Our credit cards are maxed already.

HEY! VINA

HEY! VINA is an app designed for women looking to make friends with other women online. Similar to Tinder in that you scroll and swipe – this time pressing the “hey” button to strike up a conversation with females you find engaging, and get chatting. It’s a unique way to forge new friendships in the digital world.

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SLEEPIO

If getting to the Land of Nod is a daily struggle, sleep apps, when used correctly, can be hugely effective. Sleepio was created by Colin Espie, professor of sleep medicine at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, and follows an evidence-based CBT sleep improvement programme. Once a week, you log on for a personalised 20-minute session with “the prof”, and learn a range of cognitive and behavioural techniques to help you sleep. You then practise those techniques during the week. This digital sleep programme aids recovery not only from insomnia, but also from depression and anxiety, according to an informal NHS study. This takes time and technique practice, but is one of the best out there.
This article originally appeared in the December issue of IMAGE magazine.

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