You ever have one of those moments when you’re trying to do something (and failing miserably) and you find yourself thinking that ‘if blah-blah thingamajig existed, I could totally get this task done in no time!’ Or something to that effect?
If you answered ‘yes’ then welcome to the club, if you answered ‘no’ then you’re obviously lying to yourself so welcome to the club anyway.
Life these days seems to be all about the latest apps, and the idea that ‘there’s an app for that’ is definitely more far reaching than we could have imagined even a decade ago. There truly does seem to be an app for everything under the sun, not to mention a few weird ones that you can never figure out what to do with.
However, despite this proliferation of apps and gadgets, there’s still a few glaring omissions that someone needs to start working on ASAP! For instance, I for one would pay good money for apps/gadgets like:
1- A dictaphone that reads your mind.
If I had a penny for every time I got a brilliant idea at 3am and literally wrote the entire blogpost/story in my mind only to forget it completely the next day, I’d probably be writing this from my gold plated super computer right now.
2- An app that gets a toddler to fall asleep without fuss.
I know there’s a million apps and gadgets out there that are supposed to help a baby fall asleep by playing soothing sounds, etc. but those are hit and miss at best. What I’m talking about is something that literally puts a toddler to bed in 5 mins flat every single night. Can you imagine what that would be like? That right there is the stuff of dreams.
3- A gadget that loads and unloads the dishwasher.
I know, I know, it’s the height of laziness to even ask for something like that when all you’re doing is loading and unloading while the dishwasher does the rest, but come on people, this is definitely something we need to look into. While you’re at it, try to invent something that sorts and folds clean laundry as well..
4- A gadget that acts as a mute button for your tantrum throwing toddler.
You know that cloak of invisibility in Harry Potter? Well sort of like that but instead of making the wearer invisible, it mutes all sounds emanating from him. Any parent who has had to deal with a screaming toddler demanding ice cream in the middle of a crowded grocery store will agree that this product needs to get made and made soon!
5- An undo button on social media.
The Internet never forgets, and that Ladies and Gentlemen is a fact. Theoretically, you can delete the things you put online but anyone who has been on the Internet for more than 5 mins knows that for the majority of things, once put online, somewhere somehow it stays online. So yes, an undo button that lets you quickly and completely delete a post/status/picture from the Internet is something we ALL need. But maybe work on that dishwasher thing first?
What would you add to this list? What apps, devices or gadgets would you pay good money for if they existed?