App stores have exploded in recent years, with new apps being added every day that covers a whole range of genres. It can be difficult to find gems that will be useful in amongst all the other new releases, and that’s why we have created this list.
Like you, we’re interested in the newest must-have apps, and while some of these apps are paid, you can be safe in the knowledge that it is a worthwhile purchase.
Waze – Free
Waze is a revolutionary driving app that allows you to outsmart traffic. This app will re-direct you mid-trip to help you avoid traffic, ultimately shortening your route and helping to save fuel and money. It can also alert you to construction, accidents, red-light cameras and even police. It is great for any big driver, commuter or anyone that happens to be going on a long road trip. It’s also available in many different languages, which is a huge plus. With 4.5 stars over 15,293 ratings in the Apple Store, we just had to include this on our list.
Kitchen Stories – Free
An Editor’s Choice on the Google Play store and 4.5 stars over 16,359 ratings, Kitchen Stories just continues to grow and grow. Millions of people use this app to hone their cooking skills and discover new recipes. It is full of gorgeous images that will make your mouth water, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, video recipes and how-to videos all at the touch of a button. There is also a shopping list feature built in, and the dishes are split into easy to navigate categories, so it is the ideal app for budding chefs.
ChargeApp – £1.49
Do you have an issue with your phone running out of battery too quickly? Then you need ChargeApp. It will locate a charging station in your area and give you directions so that you can quickly plug your phone in. In 2015, it was shortlisted for Best New App and won first place for Best New Mobile Technology, so you know it has to be good. Not only can ChargeApp be used on your phone, but it is also compatible with tablets and laptops, so all of your devices will be charged, no matter where you are.
Timeglass – Free
If you are a busy person that needs to multi-task daily, Timeglass may just be the app for you. It allows you to create many timers and have them running side by side. Not only this, but if you use it for exercising, Timeglass can create a routine for you and play an alert for each step. With many other timer features to play with and choose from, this app will help you add more organisation into your daily routines, leading to a more productive life.
My Reasons – £1.49
Whether you want to lose weight, save money or even just go to bed at a reasonable time, this app has been designed to help you achieve those goals. My Reasons motivates you to build better habits by setting visual reminders of why you have that goal in the first place. You can add text and photos to your reminders that are meaningful and will encourage you towards your goal. With a built-in calendar, you can monitor your progress over time, and it also works with Apple Watch so that you can be motivated on the go. Rated four stars on the App Store, it is clear to see that it is already helping plenty of people across the world.
Ummo – £1.49
Ummo is like having your very own personal speech coach in your pocket. If you’re practising for a presentation, a big business meeting, or if you’re just looking to improve your day-to-day communication, this app is the answer. It can track your filler words, like “umm”, “uhh” and “you know” to help you speak more clearly and with ease. It also takes your pace, power and clarity into account to give you an analysis of your speech. It would be really useful to people in business or education to help with any of those pre-public speaking nerves.