Silly Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the imaginary apps that would be most useful to if you could actually download them.

There’s an untapped market for useful apps that don't exist, and on this list is basically an imaginary smartphone app wishlist. With all of the Android and iPhone apps out there these days, one might think we’ve reached full appacity. But for every step counter or news app, there should be something that helps you remember where you parked your car or an app that helps you figure out what people are talking about at parties. It’s not that hard, app scientists, so get on it! Check out these non-existent apps and then let us know about apps you wish existed.

It may not seem like it, but the things you wish there was an app for are deeply personal. If you spend a lot of time screwing around on your phone, you might want something that keeps you from procrastinating. Or if you’re constantly being followed by menacing owls you might want something that acts as an owl deterrent. Think about the kind of apps that would make your life easier and throw them on the list. Or if you’ve got your hands on app-making technology, you could start working on these and become the next Silicon Valley bajillionaire.

Vote up the imaginary apps you wish you could download, and if there’s an app you wish existed, feel free to add it to the list.
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What's My Dog Saying? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
What's My Dog Saying?

In 2011 the app Bow Lingual was released that reported to translate what your dog says. There's also Dog Decoder, which tells you what your dog's saying based off of its body language. 

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The Dream Explainer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
The Dream Explainer

As of 2011 you can download iDream, an app that helps you understand your dreams. 

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Something That Gives You the P... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Something That Gives You the Perfect Excuse to Get You Out of Any Awkward Situation

In 2016 Chelsea Handler created an app for getting out of any awkward situation called "Gotta Go." However if you want to stay in the conversation you'll have to come up with something on your own. 

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An App That Helps You Develop ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Helps You Develop Your Ideas

While WOOP won't come up with ideas for you, it will help you carry out your wishes via realistic solutions. 

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An App That Tells You What'... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Tells You What's in the Fridge When You're Not at Home

As of 2017 London-based company Smarter has rolled out "FridgeCam" a small camera similar to Ring that you attach to the inside of your refrigerator. You can monitor it via an app on your phone. 

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An App That Helps You Remember... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Helps You Remember Where You Parked Your Car

Since 2010 AR by Augmented Works has been using augmented reality to help drivers figure out where they parked at IKEA. 

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An App That Helps You Decide W... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Helps You Decide What to Watch on Netflix

In 2014 the Netflix Roulette app came out as a way to help indecisive viewers figure out what to watch. 

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An App That Gives You The Layo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Gives You The Layout Of Any Grocery Store

This sort of exists as Aisle411, but they're still trying to get grocery store managers to use their augmented reality technology to map out their aisles. 

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An App That Helps You Figure O... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Helps You Figure Out Who's That Guy from That Thing

As of late 2016 Blippar has been using augmented reality to help figure out who someone is by just looking at a picture of their face, this might work on character actors. 

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An App That Helps You Make Fri... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Helps You Make Friends at Parties

In 2017 Me3 launched with the purpose of connecting friends who have the same taste and personal beliefs. You might want to try this before you go to the party. 

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An App That Keeps You From Scr... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Keeps You From Screwing Around on Your Phone

In 2017 Ariana Huffington partnered with Samsung to make Thrive, an app that cuts off your notifications, calls, and texts unless someone's on your "VIP List." 

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A Mobile ATM is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Mobile ATM

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An App That Shows You The Traf... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Shows You The Traffic Control Grid Of Your Town

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Tinder, But for Pizza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Tinder, But for Pizza

If you match with someone desperate enough on Tinder they will send you pizza. 

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The Procrastination Timer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
The Procrastination Timer

The Procrastination Timer is here! It records how long you spend working and how long you spend goofing off and allows you to compare the two habits. 

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An App That Helps You Eavesdro... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Helps You Eavesdrop on the Couple Eating Next to You

As of 2012 Ear Spy has allowed listeners to amplify their hearing by enabling your tablet or phone microphone before feeding it into your headphones. 

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A Podcast App That Plays You S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Podcast App That Plays You Something New Every Day According To Your Personal Taste

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Is It A Mole Or Is It Cancer? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Is It A Mole Or Is It Cancer?

Are you not sure if you're dealing with a mole or cancer? Try out SkinVision to double check your new skin friend. 

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Coffee Delivery: The App is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Coffee Delivery: The App

While Postmates doesn't just deliver coffee to you, you can get someone to bring you a coffee for quite a price. 

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A Workout App That Taunts You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Workout App That Taunts You

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Daily Affirmations That You... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Daily Affirmations That You're a Good Person

ThinkUp has been putting people into a positive mindset via personalized affirmations since 2014. 

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A Rideshare App That Pairs You... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Rideshare App That Pairs You With People Who Are Going The Same Direction

This app, Carma, is actually in beta testing right now. Hopefully they work out the kinks so you're not stuck in a car with someone you don't know for 40 minutes. 

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How Happy Are You Today? is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
How Happy Are You Today?

Happify helps you strengthen your emotional health and hopefully make you happier. You do have to pay to make sure you get the most out of your happiness app. 

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An app that comes to life to d... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
JoshuaLockett added An app that comes to life to do your chores and work

i need this in my life

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What Do You Look Like When You... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
What Do You Look Like When You Sleep?

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To read Movie scripts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
JammieWells added To read Movie scripts

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Chode Eraser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
dylanjaymont added Chode Eraser

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Can Condoms Kill? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
dylanjaymont added Can Condoms Kill?

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gay is a religion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
dylanjaymont added gay is a religion

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A Reminder to Eat at Least One... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Reminder to Eat at Least One Vegetable a Day

If you're in Australia the VegEze app will remind you to increase your vegetable intake. 

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School bus tracker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
JammieWells added School bus tracker

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Describe what diffrent brands ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
JammieWells added Describe what diffrent brands of wine taste like and are good to pair with.

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Are You Talking To A Russian B... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Are You Talking To A Russian Bot?

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A Westerosi Spell-Checker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Westerosi Spell-Checker

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An App That Plays the Rocky Th... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Plays the Rocky Theme While You Walk to Lunch

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Something That Translates Spor... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Something That Translates Sports Talk into Simpsons References

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An App That Tells You What Kin... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Tells You What Kind of Owl Has Followed You Home

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A Feather a Day is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
A Feather a Day

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Daily Inspirational Kanye West... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Daily Inspirational Kanye West Tweets

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An App That Gives Simple Phras... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Gives Simple Phrases to Use in Conversation with Game of Thrones Fans

If you don't know anything about Game of Thrones but want to sound like you do then use the Game of Thrones quote app to make yourself sound like you just fell out of Westeros. 

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An App That Tells You When it&... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
An App That Tells You When it's Okay to Wear Sunglasses Inside

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Where's the Nearest Janito... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For
Where's the Nearest Janitor?