16 Black-Owned Apps to Download Now
Need help managing meetings? Looking for more daily motivation? Want your children to learn how to manage the money they earn? Want to network and meet new people? There’s an app for that — a Black-owned app! A great way to support Black creatives is to download and utilize the apps they create. Below are 16 Black-owned apps you can use today.
With over 30 categories to choose from, this charades-inspired game combines comedy and culture, makes for one a helluva game night! Created by actor/activist Jesse Williams.
Get more done when you schedule meetings effortlessly. Connect with Zoom to automatically add video conferencing details to your calendar events and meeting reminders so everyone is prepared to discuss face to face and in real-time. Created by Tope Awotona.
Detach from the daily pressures of life with adult coloring as a form of therapy. Created by Muoyo Okome and Nicaila Matthews Okome.
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Created for those who are tired of being censored or locked up in FB jail for stating something that was deemed intolerable by FB standards. The Cookout is an invitation-only social media network. It’s intentionally exclusive — for BLACK THOUGHTS, IDEAS, AND BUSINESSES ONLY. Created by Kiki Bryant, Cassandra A Osei, and Atiyya Hassan.
First launched in Brooklyn, EatOkra helps you discover Black-owned restaurants and eateries across the country. Founded by a husband and wife team, the app makes it easy to locate and support Black food entrepreneurs near you. Created by Anthony Edwards Jr. and Janique Bradley.
A platform for Black creatives to leverage their influence and monetize their content. Created by Isaac Hayes III, music producer and the son of soul music icon Isaac Hayes.
The app teaches children financial literacy and money management skills where they can also earn money for completing chores, excelling at school, or having a positive attitude. Money children earn can be accessed with the Goalsetter debit card for kids. Created by Tanya Van Court.
When using Goodr, businesses help fight food insecurity when they connect with local charities to arrange deliveries of their leftovers, keep track of food waste, save money, and reduce their carbon footprint. Created by Jasmine Crowe.
A social media network designed as a space for Black people from all over the diaspora to discuss trending news, network, join groups, post pics, share live content, and more. Created by Lemari Nelson.
Social media for black people and lovers of black people, Melanin People is a social networking app with an emphasis on promoting Black-owned businesses and brands. Members enjoy short-form videos, images, an e-commerce marketplace, and direct messaging to other members and professionals. Created by Yinka Adegoke.
Official Black Wall Street is a Black-owned business directory that does not cater to a specific industry or profession. This app will notify you when you’re near a Black-owned business or there’s an update with one that you’re already supporting. Created by Mandy Bowman.
The Safe Place
The Safe Place aims to provide the Black community education on various mental illnesses such as postpartum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more. Through mental health statistics, self-assessments, self-care tips, and inspirational quotes, videos, and podcasts users can research their mental health needs and find peace of mind from their smartphone or tablet. Find it on iTunes and in the Google Play Store. Created by Jasmin Pierre.
Scholly uses your accomplishments and your unique characteristics to match you with scholarships to fund your educational aspirations and college costs. Scholly has helped students and families secure over $70 million in scholarship money and received investment after appearing on Shark Tank. Created by Christopher Gray.
Prioritize your self-care and mental health with over 800 meditations designed to help you reduce anxiety and stress available on the Shine app. Have daily motivational messages, articles, and meditation sessions sent directly to your mobile device. Created by Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayshi.
Dedicated to serving women of color, the Swivel app makes locating and scheduling appointments with hairstylists in New York, D.C., or Chicago stress-free. The app has been featured in The New York Times, Essence, Allure, Elle, and more. Created by Jihan Thompson and Jennifer Lambert.
Tone House TV is perfect for at-home training. This app makes exercising at home easier with access to hundreds of strength and conditioning workout videos. Each session is led by an expert trainer with the use of little to no equipment. Created by Alonzo Wilson.
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