By: Jake Riggir
Dating can be tough. Online dating seems like a good solution, but can also be a laborious process. Gentlemen, it’s time you joined the Tinder party. Don’t worry, pretty much everyone is using it, you’re not that weird.
Good song on the radio, but you missed what it’s called? Just Shazam it and you’ll know in a matter of seconds.
Pumatrac is a unique running application for the iPhone with a modern, user-friendly design. The app is designed to motivate athletes (or the ones looking to get healthy for the New Year) to get out the door and discover ways to get the most out of a workout while having fun along the way.
Not brand new, but very convenient. Call people overseas without worrying about how much it’s going to cost.
5. Cocktails Made Easy
When you’re heading up the bar at a party, you want to look like you know what you’re doing. With the Cocktails Made Easy app, you can make over 500 different cocktails with confidence.
Imagine how much easier life would be if you had your own personal assistant. Omnifocus keeps track of your appointments and to-do lists and reminds you when things need to be done.
7. Around Me
Out and about and want a better picture of what’s around you? Around Me uses your phone’s GPS to quickly identify useful nearby shops and services, whenever you’re in that time of need.
8. Edmondo Sports Tracker
Endomondo covers a huge range of sports, but this fitness tracker is primarily aimed at runners and cyclists (the majority of us). As well as tracking your own workouts, you can set your own goals, find exercise routes created by other users to follow, connect your heart rate monitor and add a pair of headphones to get audio alerts every mile or kilometre.
Discover new music and shuffle play any artist, album or playlist, on any iOS or Android device. Perfect when you don’t know what you want to listen to.
10. BBC News
Most newspapers have their own app, but BBC News remains one of the few news apps that doesn’t make you pay or subscribe to get the best content. The best news coverage you’ll get, all in the palm of your hand.
Tracks your daily movements. Quite strange, but very addictive and rather interesting.
12. Amazon Mobile
Make drunken purchases even easier with this app. One-click shopping made easy.
If you enjoy cooking, you will know that when you need a certain ingredient, it won’t be there. This app suggests 741 alternatives from herbs to alcohol.
With a helpful infographic, tracks spending habits and your income. Very helpful for some of us.
15. Real Racing 2
Amazing 3D racing game in the palm of your hand. 30 different cars with 14 different locations.
Another drink making app. Features 7900 drink recipes, and has a virtual ‘liquor cabinet’ you can store custom made drinks in.
17. Yahoo Weather
Get forecasts, wind and temperature maps and daily data with photos via Flickr. Won Apple’s 2013 Design Award.
18. Apps Gone Free
An app for apps. Updated daily, lets you know which previously paid for apps have become free.
Transfer files from phone to phone, simply by bumping the devices together. Works from phone to computer too.
20. Ultra Fantasy Football
Get your mates together and let the banter begin. See who can be the next Sir Alex Ferguson, and who knows, United might call you up to replace David Moyes. Quite likely at this rate.
Music streaming site favoured by artists to upload new music, right onto your phone. Experience rare mixes too.
22. Gain Fitness
Personal workout programme-builder with more than 350 exercises, across various methods including strength training, callisthenics and yoga. Images and voice commands help with initiative too.
Allows you to sync web pages, tabs and books across all devices. Chrome for mobile allows you to have access to whatever you need, wherever you are. It’s simple to use too.
24. MP3 InCall Recorder & Voice
Bit of a creepy one, but lets you record phone calls. Can’t think of how it would be useful, but sounds like a lot of fun. Could get some blackmail out of it.
25. Google Translate
When you’re in a foreign country and need a phrase or two, just pull out your phone and use this app to help you. Perfect for us travelling expatriates.