Tap an App for Good

A 2015 study found that Americans spend an average of 4.7 hours EACH DAY on our mobile devices. But if we each spent just a few of those minutes on one of these apps designed for doing good, we could make a whole lot of difference.

1. Budge

Bored of daring without a consequence? Budge is here for you. Challenge your friends to anything: The loser donates to a charity of the winner's choice! Turn your fun into a meaningful donation. Available for iOS.

2. Charity Miles

Like to run or bike? Charity Miles empowers you to earn money for the charity you support. Just choose one and hit the streets. The app donates 10¢ per mile for bikers; 25¢ per mile for walkers and runners. An extra bit of motivation for you not to skip workouts! Available for both iOS and Android.

 A selection of charities supported by Charity Miles

A selection of charities supported by Charity Miles

3. Charity Box

Easily donate and track your donation by downloading Charity Box. You can find the charities you support in the U.S. and donate to them with your credit card or link your bank account. The moment you donate, you will receive the tax-deductible receipt right away. Giving back has never been so easier! Available for iOS and Android.

 You can't keep this sort of charity box in your pocket

You can't keep this sort of charity box in your pocket

4. Donate a Photo

Love taking photos and sharing them with your friends? Now you can make those photos mean a lot more. For every photo you share through Donate a Photo, Johnson & Johnson gives $1 to a cause you want to help. Raise awareness for the causes you care about. Spread the word and spread your love. Available for iOS and Android phone.

5.  DonorReminder

With the DonorReminder app, you can track your blood donations, and never miss a donation day. Don't let those needing blood wait! Available on iOS and Android.

About the Author: Ariel Chiang is an intern with the Daily Do Good. She studies at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.