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22 Social Good Apps

Downloads to Turn Your Smartphone into a Device for Change

— May 4, 2012 — Social Good
Apple was on to something when they came up with the slogan "there's an app for that," because there are now a collection of social good apps on the market for anyone tired of playing angry birds and looking to download something a bit more meaningful.

The movement of lending a helping hand to someone in need is growing exponentially and it was only a matter of time before social responsibility made its way to the palm of people's hands.

Many of these smartphone downloads are geared toward donation-based giving and reducing your carbon footprint. Apps to promote using less fuel and monitoring and reducing your energy consumption are helpful tools to be a bit friendlier to the planet. There are also a few on the market listing fair-trade products and sweatshop free clothing to make doing a good deed a little bit easier.
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Virtual Violence Apps
Virtual Violence Apps
'Love is Not Abuse' Hopes to Raise Awareness About Domestic Abuse
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Good Cause Tweeting
Good Cause Tweeting
beremedy Members Support Causes Via Tweets and Facebook Posts
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Child Labor Avoidance Apps
Child Labor Avoidance Apps
The Free2Work App Scans Barcodes to Unveil Standards of the Company
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Anti-Garbage Gaming
Anti-Garbage Gaming
Trash Tycoon Hopes to Teach Young Gamers the Virtue in Preservation
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Apps as Educational Tools
Apps as Educational Tools
Debbie Forster Reveals How We Can Teach Children With Technology
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Social Good Smartphone Apps
Social Good Smartphone Apps
The One App Helps Raise Awareness and Support for Developing Nations
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Socially Responsible Smartphone Donations
Socially Responsible Smartphone Donations
The 'Oven Bits Instead' App Promotes Giving to Charity
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Fuel-Saving Smartphone Apps
Fuel-Saving Smartphone Apps
The EcoSpeed App Greenly Gets You from Point A to Point B
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Speech-Enabling Apps
Speech-Enabling Apps
Verbally for iPad Allows Users to Communicate with Friends and Family
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Social Energy Saving Apps
Social Energy Saving Apps
The Facebook Utility Usage Function Shares Power Consumption Online
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Informative Ev Apps
Informative Ev Apps
The GreenCharge App Lets You Know How Many Trees You're Saving by Going Green
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Ethical Cocoa Gadget Helpers
Ethical Cocoa Gadget Helpers
The Divine Chocolate App Shares the Story of the Farmer-Owned Company
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Eco-Activism Apps
Eco-Activism Apps
'Mogo Oil Spill Effected Wildlife' App Lets you Help the Cause from your Phone
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Energy-Saving Apps
Energy-Saving Apps
The Negawatt Application Helps You Become More Energy-Efficient
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Wheelchair Handling Apps
Wheelchair Handling Apps
The 'iPortal' System Keeps You In-the-Know and On-the-Go
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African Abuse Apps
African Abuse Apps
Mobi-Reportabuse is a Ghanian Cellphone Service to Report Violence
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Eco-Friendly Driving Apps
Eco-Friendly Driving Apps
Fiat Creates 'Eco Drive' for Green Drivers
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Apps to Track Carbon Footprints
Apps to Track Carbon Footprints
Carbon Diem for Cellphones
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Charitable iPhone Apps
Charitable iPhone Apps
Ample Harvest Fills Real Life Pantries
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Ethical Lifestyle Apps
Ethical Lifestyle Apps
The Fair Trade Finder App Crowdsources Fair Trade-Certified Products
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Green Thumb iPad Apps
Green Thumb iPad Apps
The iGrowIt App is Ideal for Vegetable Garden Newbies
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