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5 Apps Everyone Should Have On Their Smartphone

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No matter what your career, interests or hobbies there is an app for almost everything these days. There are some which can be a really useful addition to everyday life and some which are not so useful. Whether it’s organisation, food shopping, food ordering or online banking, there’s an app for everything and here are the five best that we think everyone should have on their phones.

1. AroundMe

This is one of the most useful apps out there, it has the ability to use your location to your closest amenities including restaurants, banks, public toilets and parking facilities. There is also a map function which means the end of aimless walks looking for the nearest public restroom or the new restaurant where you’re meant to be meeting your friends.

2. Mint

Budgeting and saving money will be a new year’s resolution for many and this app is the king of all budgeting apps. You can connect it to your personal bank account and it will create a personalized budget just for you! It will also make you aware of any unusual activity on your account and give you tips on how to reduce your spending by monitoring your account. You might be worried about entering your bank details into an app you’ve never used before but the app uses the same level of security as your online banking portal so there’s no need to worry.

3. INRIX

This free traffic app is made with some very advanced technology, which is also found in the dashboard of high end cars such as BMW and Porsche. It has the ability to calculate journey time based on current and future traffic conditions so you can travel at the best time. What makes this app unique is that it records your personal driving habits and creates a route based on your preferences.

4. Grubhub

It’s always useful to have a food app on hand for those times when you’re too busy to cook or just fancy something different. Grubhub gives you access to online ordering at restaurants near you and now has over 30,000 restaurants in 500+ cities. You’ll also find coupons and special deals at your favorite restaurants. As the only app that’s not available in the US and UK, it’s only fair to list a British equivalent.

5. Uber

Although it attracted some controversy in 2016 for taking business away from traditional cab drivers, Uber has become extremely popular as it takes away the stress of hailing a cab. Simply download the app to your phone and tap in your location and destination, a list of nearby cabs will appear and as soon as you’ve confirmed your order one will be on its way to you. Available in major cities in the US, UK and all over the world, it gives you an estimate of the fare before you even get in so there’s no surprises at the end of your journey. With Uber you don’t need to worry about carrying cash either because payment is taken directly from your bank account after your journey.

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