KoolKaTz Meetup App 2021 : Review

About The App

It’s a meet-up planner where users can vote on different places and dates for their meet.

It helps users break away from the routine by making it easy for them to discover new places, and to then put those places forward as suggestions on the Meet’s page. Moving the planning process away from “group messaging” to a more suitable and engaging environment.

The App

I was contacted by the guys at KoolKatz app to check out their app and type up a wee review, as you know I like trying things and products so I said yeah and took it for a test drive.

Just like most web apps they are best viewed from your mobile phones browser.

I opened this up and spent sometime on it, and then again a few days later to think about what things I could mention.

It feels very much like the app Meet-up, so if you have used that you will feel right at home. If you haven used Meet-up, you will still find this very easy to use.

Meetup app basically is a way to meet new people and meet-up for different actives such as a meal, walk or even a hike etc and this app is just the same.

The user interface is very easy to use and navigate, and the whole time I was using it I never had to stop to think “how do I do x” which I thought was very good.

Desktop View

I decided to try this on my laptop, and see how different it looked and if the functionality was just the same or better.

As you can see you are now presented with the menu bar along the top, so it notices what device your on which is really good.

Just like using it from my phone I had zero issue, its very easy to use and navigate.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

During my time checkout out this app, I had zero issues and found it extremely easy to use and navigate.

If you fancy attending events, meet fun people or simply make friends check this app out and let me know your thoughts.

Visit : koolkatz.app

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Is The Cost Of Motoring Driving You Round The Bend?

Is the cost of motoring driving you round the bend? It might be, especially if you use your car a lot for work, family days out, and annual road trips. As useful as your car will be to you for instances such as these, you are going to see a dent in your finances.

So, what should you do? Well, there are ways to reduce the costs of motoring and these include the following. 

#1: Leave your car at home more often

We sometimes rely on our cars a little too much. If there are instances when walking is an acceptable way to get you from A to B, consider using your two feet. You already know that regular exercise is good for you, so this is one way to achieve it. You will save money too!

If you are travelling longer distances, consider getting the bus or train if you qualify for discounted travel passes. And for your daily commute to work or the school run, consider car-sharing with a colleague or parent. You will save money and so will they if you take it in turns to offer a ride. 

#2: Compare car insurance

If your insurance premium is high, remember that you don’t need to stick with the same insurer forever. Yes, you may qualify for an occasional discount if you haven’t made a claim but if you can get cheaper insurance, it sometimes makes sense to switch to a different provider. Use comparison sites to get a handle on the prices out there or Google search ‘cheap car insurance.’ You can click here for one potential option. 

Of course, if you do find a cheaper insurer, you could let your current insurer know. To keep you as a customer they might be willing to offer you a better deal. Another way to save on insurance is to take an advanced driving course, as your insurer will consider you a safer driver and as such, will be more willing to offer you a discount. 

#3: Learn a few maintenance skills

If you’re forever taking your car to the garage for minor repairs or maintenance issues, you may be spending a small fortune. This is mainly because of the cost of labour although you might sometimes pay more than you should if your local garage invents jobs that don’t need doing. With this in mind, here are some tips on finding a trustworthy garage

You will save money if you use a reputable garage. You will also save money if you can learn a few basic car maintenance skills. If you can replace a tyre, jumpstart your car, and change the battery, you won’t need to call on the services of a mechanic. Look for courses near you and sign up for anything that is suited to your skill level. 

Finally

There is much more you can do to save money, of course. You could shop around for cheaper fuel, refinance your car loan if you can find a better rate, and even replace your car for something that is both fuel-efficient and more reliable. So, if the cost of motoring is driving you round the best, don’t despair. It is possible to save money! Consider our suggestions and then look elsewhere online for advice on reducing your motoring expenses. 

Do Fitness Apps Really Work? : Review

There are lots of fitness apps on the apps stores on our phones, some free some paid but do they really work?

I set myself a challenge to see if they would help as I would like to try and loose weight, but would these help with what I was already doing? time to find out.

Obviously the best way to loose weight is to eat a balanced diet and do some exercise, but lets see how these do on their own.

The Apps

I wont name the apps that I tried as you will see why come the end of the review, but I was using the apps for the following areas:

  • Sit-ups
  • Calorie Counting
  • Push-ups
  • Planks
  • Squats
  • Steps

The ones I have continued to use are : My AppleWatch for my steps and for the Calorie Counting I use MyFitnessPal.

I tried the apps for a solid 4 months, and did the daily exercises, at first it was very difficult and on days I was very sleepy it was hard to motivate myself to get up and do them.

I also didn’t binge on extra food or snacks.

After 4 Months

After 4 months I was able to do more pushups, more situps and squats but I didnt really visually see any results.

The results I wanted were to get a flatter stomach, loose weight and just overall tone up, I knew these were not going to do that but I thought they would help…

The planks app did help a little but I wouldn’t say it was a massive change, but I have kept up the planks just using the timer on my phone for 3 mins a day.

What I am Still Doing:

I am not wanting to join a gym or start a crazy fad diet, I want to do what’s best for me.

I am still calorie counting using MyFitnessPal, I make sure I log everything and stay within the limit daily. I also walk for a minimum of 4km a day, and try and get my steps count up.

Diet wise I just try and have a balanced meal during the week, and if I do have a wee treat I keep that for the weekend.

During the week I drink 95% water, and at weekends is when I will have a coke or a wee beer if I am out. I don’t snack or take any sweets during the week unless its an event or I am out at the weekend and I feel like a wee treat.

Overall

Diets, apps etc are all good if you stick with them and eat a balanced diet all the time. The best way is to just watch what you eat during the week, make sure you get a lot of steps in daily and any extras will be good and help in your weightless journey.

At the time of posting I have been doing this for a solid 90% of the year and I am going to continue and aim to fully tone up.

Let me know what has worked for you.

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