On Trend: These Vancouver companies are leveraging AI to help your life stay on track

These apps can help organize social, personal and professional tasks.

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These apps can help organize social, personal and professional tasks

? Social signals

If group chats give you anxiety (or turn you into a lurker), you might want to check out Analog. The app uses artificial intelligence to automate event scheduling by matching dates, times and places for users to meet each other based on availability and common interests. As long as your friends and family are on it, the exclusive (but free) invite-only platform works like Google Calendar on steroids.

? Fit to train

When the gyms closed down for COVID, Andrew Just and Antoine Neidecker created Train Fitness to help people track exercises and reps. Log on, set goals, identify weak points and monitor your strength training progress for US$70/year or US$13/month. Although you need an Apple Watch to use Train, the app makes it easy to share logged workouts with friends and trainers.

? Penny wise

David Abbey noticed that his wife, who had started a direct sales business, was having trouble keeping up with demand. To help her manage the company, Abbey and co-founder Chris Noble launched Penny AI to function as a virtual assistant that can curate daily tasks, manage contacts and track prospective clients. The app offers three different packages for organizations.