We’re living in a decade where each time more and more daily activities are accomplished with the help of our smartphones, because we can conveniently do anything in any place and on the go, without much fuss and without elaborate equipment.
This ability to achieve so many things with only one device has in consequence, brought forth the creation of hundreds of apps to facilitate every aspect of our lives. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of 15 of the best and most useful of them that have become a must for the average person. The following list follows no paprticular order.
Formerly known as Safetrek, Noonlight is a personal safety app that you can use in case you find yourself in dangerous or emergency situations where calling the 911 may be out of the question. If you think you’re in an unsafe situation, open de Noonlight app, press the blue button and hold it until you believe you are not in danger anymore, after which you’ll have to enter a 4-digit PIN code. If, on the contrary, you still feel threatened, release the button and don’t enter the PIN code, immediately a notification will be sent to the police with your exact location.
Users are allowed a 30-day free trial, and after that, they’ll receive a 24/7 service for just $2.99 a month.
2. Grammarly Keyboard
It is widely known that thanks to smartphones people are able to perform job related and important tasks on the go. These important tasks often include job-related emails and documents which need to be grammar and spelling-proof in order to make a good impression. Fortunately, at the end of last year, Grammarly launched its official Android version so you can spell-check and grammar-check everything you write whenever wherever.
3. Dark Sky
Dark Sky is the best weather app out there. It provides current and hourly weather predictions, along with expected levels of precipitation, current wind speed, and direction, humidity, barometric pressure, and visibility. Additionally, it displays weather forecasts for the next 7 days.
Rated as the # 1 period tracker by the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Clue is here to remind you about your period, ovulation and fertility cycles. Using the app you’ll be able to track when your period is due, get calendar reminders for your period ovulation and PMS, log birth control and pregnancy statuses and also track pain, moods, sex, and more.
Have your food delivered wherever you are, from more than 20 of your favorite local restaurants. With Doordash you get real-time tracking, fast delivery, convenient paying methods, no minimums in terms of how much food you can order in one go.
Downloading Netflix on your phone is a no-brainer at this point. Almost everyone this day has a favorite series they’re currently addicted to thanks to Netflix, and thanks to its mobile and tablet version users all around the world can stream their favorite titles almost everywhere they are, with all changes and data updated on all signed devices, for just a low monthly fee.
Uber is currently the safest way of private transportation, and you definitely should have it on your phone. Each time Uber’s services are requested, users can track the driver’s position, get access to the driver’s vehicle details and a picture of his/her face beforehand. Uber is available in more than 630 cities worldwide, and also offers several methods of payment, including credit cards, PayPal, Android Pay and cash (in selected cities).
Listen to music on the go with Spotify’s mobile version, which also syncs with all your devices. With the free version you can browse for songs and playlists of all genres and moods, follow them, and even create your own playlists for others to listen to. The premium version lets you download songs and listen to music ad-free.
Yelp is a really big network that lets you find out the best restaurants and businesses near you, with a database of more than 135 million shops. You can get an insight of any restaurant or shop you want, including reviews from lots of people, pictures, menus, hours, reservations, delivery options, and so much more.
Discover what’s happening around the world with just a few taps on your phone. It doesn’t matter the topic, politics, entertainment, science, breaking news, fashion; you will find it first Twitter. And if that’s not enough, you can also share whatever you like, responsibly, with everybody you know.
11. Trend Micro Mobile Security and Antivirus
Keep your device safe and secure with this amazing antivirus that protects your device against malware, ransomware and phishing apps, includes a parental control setting, app scanner and features an option that stops unnecessary background apps from draining your battery.
Share with friends and family your happiest and best moments through photos and videos, which you can improve by adding filters and other editing options. Follow famous people and stars and find out what they are up to each time they post a picture. Add stories with photos that’ll erase themselves after 24 hours, and have fun sharing them with everyone.
This is definitely the ultimate organizer and planner, so look no further. With Evernote you can create notes, to-do lists, scan documents with your camera, take handwritten notes, add pictures, make sketches and sync everything in all of your devices, computer, mobile or tablet.
Snapseed is the most complete and reliable photo editing app out there, offering a huge variety of features for free, such as 29 amazing filters, basic editing options, adjustments to remove unwanted elements from photos, and RAW pictures supporting.
And last but not least is the LastPass app, a password manager that stores every password from every app and account you have and protects it. With LastPass you’ll only have to remember one password and the app will do the rest.