Top Apps That Helped Me Making Veganism Easier

Veganism doesn’t have to be hard and, like many things, can be planned to make your life easier. There are apps to help you communicate with your family and friends, to order food delivery and even to pay your bills from the train. Why shouldn’t there be apps that make vegan lifestyle easier and, let’s face it, even more fun?

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Some of these helped me eat when I was starving and lost in the middle of Prague. Many helped find people with great advice for vegan starters. Others just showed me I’m not alone in this journey and that this path is a beautiful and meaningful one.

These apps helped me a great deal when I became vegan and they continue to be a staple of my daily routine. It could be that I just love organising and planning my life, but again, maybe you do too.

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Here are my top picks that made (and stills do!) my life easier:

HappyCow

HappyCow is without any doubt a lifesaver! After using it, you’ll start to wonder how you visited new cities / countries without it. This app will work as a restaurant finder for vegan-friendly establishments.

All you have to do is opening the app, switch to map mode and find what’s near you. You can choose from vegan, vegetarian restaurants and stores, and you could also do your research beforehand. That is actually my favourite feature about it. You can create separate travelling lists by city and, once you’re there, you already have your favourites covered. Doing your research ahead makes everything simpler.

This app is available to download for iPhone and Android. The app costs £3.99 to purchase.

Bunny Free

Found yourself at a drugstore and don’t know if a brand is cruelty-free? If you have an internet connection, you’ll quickly find out if they are. Bunny Free lets you search companies or use the barcode to find a product and the app tells you whether it is cruelty-free or not.

It’s a good app available for both iPhone and Android and uses PETA’s cruelty-free shopping guide. Personally, I tend to Google the name of the company and product to find if it’s vegan or cruelty-free, but if you’re into apps, you’ll love this one.

This app is available to download for iPhone and Android. The app is free to purchase.

Deliciously Ella

This recipe app was, as the name gives away, created by the British food writer and entrepreneur Eleanor that goes by the name of Deliciously Ella. She has published 3 books and opened two dellis in London with her husband. She also recently created her own app.

The app costs £3.99 but it’s worth it. You have access to many of her recipes and it’s great to have my favourite recipes at hand when you feel like cooking something special.

This app is available to download for the iPhone and costs £3.99 to purchase.

Lifesum

I used MyFitness Pall for many years but felt I needed something better. After some intense research I downloaded Lifesum and I’m very happy with it.

The app is great to add new foods, if the product in not in their lists you can just use the barcode. And the app also tells you how much to eat per meal and connects directly to your Steps+, Fitbit and Nike+.

There’s only one thing that annoys me: the app uses KJ by default and not Kcal. From what I read, only premium customers can change this features which is mad. I did some calculations and found the number in KJ I wanted to follow so that has been bothering me less.

This app is available to download for iPhone and Android. The app is free to purchase.

Instagram

Instagram is not a vegan or cruelty-free app, but it’s possibly our favourite social media app. However, many accounts follow the vegan lifestyle and you can also search by hashtags. My favourite feature of Instagram is “collections”. Very much like Pinterest, every time you find an inspiring photo, you can save it in a collection of your choice. You can create one for recipes, for different cities or even separate everything by theme.

Instagram is available to download for iPhone and Android. The app is free to purchase.

Pinterest

If you’re not on Pinterest, I would recommend you to try it. I often lose myself there for hours just looking for inspiration and resources. I sometimes start searching for beauty products and end up looking at summer bags. This app is built for a never ending scrolling exercise where you’ll find the latest trends and inspiration for a vegan life. It also allows you to organise everything by folders.

I call it “Inspirational Agenda” and it could really be a creative tool for whatever you need it to be. Have fun 🙂

The app is available to download for iPhone and Android. It’s also free to purchase.

Pocket

I simply love Pocket! It’s one of all time favorite apps and I often delete other apps to make sure I have enough space for it. I’ve been using it for 3 years and it’s still going strong. The app saves articles from the internet with an extension for your browser. Every time you find a good read, just pocket it. It also has a great feature to find recommended posts and also search by keyword.

Their tagging system is brilliant. When you tag all your vegan recipes with #vegan, just by clicking the tag you’ll find them all. Their search bar is also incredible, so searching by keyword will do the trick. This app can be used offline in case you’re travelling and want to read something you love. Download it today and start adding cool content to your Pocket.

Pocket is available to download for iPhone and Android and it’s free of charge.

Did I miss one of your favourite apps? Please let me know on the comments below and I’ll add it to the list 🙂

Love,

Sofia x