The seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth) are more than present in our daily lives. For example, smartphones have become a must-have tool for ordering food when gluttony strikes, or to watch movies and shows on the couch when your feeling lazy. We also use our phones when we want to give in to lust or to appear to make our lives look better than they are, and boost our pride. For that reason, we’ve made a list of a few apps that make it easier for us to act on these cardinal vices using our smartphones.

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Those days when laziness takes over

You have a thousand things to do, but there’s something inside that doesn’t let you get off the couch. Yes, sloth is here to stay. After accepting that you’re not going to be productive, your phone becomes your best ally to feed this deadly sin. On these days of extreme laziness, it’s always nice to get comfy and watch a few episodes of your favorite TV show that has you hooked on Netflix or HBO.

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If for some reason, you have to leave home and travel outside your neighborhood, waiting around for public transport to arrive can be a pain. Thanks to apps like Uber or Cabify you can request a car to come pick you up in a few minutes and it’ll take you straight to your destination without any stops.

Situations that provoke your wrath

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It’s Monday and you just woke up. During breakfast, you don’t want anyone to talk to you and any situation has the possibility to anger you more than usual. Your levels of wrath are through the roof, and you need to use your phone to stop you from acting on this deadly sin. Of course, you could always turn to Twitter to let off some steam or express your opinion about that news story that has you fuming.

But if what you’re looking for is a way to release your wrath by hitting something nonstop, then you can always use apps like Punch My Face, which gives you the opportunity to hit the person’s face who’s really made you mad recently. But if you don’t have one particular person on your hit list, Kick The Buddy can let you take out your frustration on a rag doll. 

Your smartphone can help you with your lust

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We’ve all heard of spring fever, but the reality is that the plethora of flirting apps on our smartphones could be more at “fault” for the increase in sexual desire any time of the year.

Apps like Tinder or happn can help you find, almost for sure, someone to go on a date with and who knows, maybe even true love. Other tools like Grindr are more advanced and match up people regardless of sexual orientation. Thanks to your smartphone, you can fulfill your lust without too many complications.

When gluttony whets your appetite

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Sometimes five meals a day just don’t seem like enough. If gluttony hits you out of no where and it seems like you can’t stop eating or drinking at all times, then the convenience of ordering food on your smartphone can seem like a double edged sword, depending on how important your diet is to you.

Apps like Just EatGlovo and UberEATS lets you order food from all different types of restaurants in just a few taps of your screen. This way, in just a few minutes, you can have your fridge stocked with different foods to satisfy your apetite and ward off the munchies until the next day.

Let’s not be greedy

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If you’re the type of person who keeps a close watch on their money and how much you have or don’t have, then your smartphone is one way you can easily increase, or at least try to increase your wealth.

There are a few apps like The Q and HQ Trivia where you can have fun playing trivia games against other users from all over the world and win small sums of money that will automatically be deposited in a Pay Pay account.

And to control your funds, there’s nothing better than an app like Money Lover to help you keep a close eye on all your accounts. This way, you can check if your greed is working out for you, or if you should let go of this vice before you end up bankrupt.

If you’re green with envy

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Social networks are a space where brands can take advantage of the users themselves to market their products. A lot of the time, you may be looking at posts from famous or anonymous people and suddenly feel an uncontrollable desire to copy some of their looks or get our hands on different items they promote.

Envy has taken us over and with tools like 21 Buttons, you can easily buy the clothing you see marketed by these different “influencers” with just one tap on each clothing item.

And if what you’re looking for is something else, then you can create your very own wish list with Wish or find it on Amazon so that others can be envious of you.

When you’re bursting with pride

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To wrap up this list of the seven deadly sins, we have pride. Narcissism tends to be related to this one, and to show our superiority to everyone we know, there’s no better way than to upload pictures to Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks to your smartphone, you can broadcast live videos with so that thousands of users can watch you. This way, dozens of likes and comments can boost your self esteem in real time.

However, if you don’t have the ideal audience to witness all the cool things you do everyday and want to show videos about, then you can get new followers and likes with apps like Famedgram. While this may not be the most ethical option, it is practical and will serve as a way to feed your ego and make you look like you have more social media engagement.


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