Sunday, April 2, 2017


Let's start this with that old cliché - the best things in life are free! Indeed. In this age of advanced technology,  this adage is still true through the years that we can still fully function our lives without the price tagged stuffs and making the most of what is basically useful. Aside from the stable and prominent apps like the Facebook and Instagram, this list is more of an all-around combination of apps one individual should have. I can say one is very productive in his/her life if these apps are used on a daily basis. Here are the list of apps that top ranked the bulk of applications.


A community-based traffic and navigation app which provides real-time traffic and road info. With Waze, drivers beat traffic and errands everyday with real-time help from other drivers sharing traffic infos making it simpler than ever to find your way.  You are also provided with community reported alerts such as accidents, hazards, police and road closures and can even report accidents and hazards along your route. You can also contribute information on local places and businesses and soon it will be verified and can be use to feed others info like finding the cheapest fuel prices around you shared by the community.


Google Trips is an automatic trip organization where your travel info essentials are gathered into one place and making it available even offline. All your travel reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organised into individual trips. Each trip contains day plans, things to do and food suggestions and the likes. You can also see your flight, hotel, rental car and restaurant bookings in one place without searching for them individually. And most of all, you can prepare to customise maps on how to get to a certain place in your day plan.


Not your ordinary note, Evernote is a workspace for your bulk of information and write freely in a creative way. It is a perfect platform to accumulate information with graphic attachments to it and present your ideas to others.


Mint is a free personal and budget planner that brings all your financial accounts together online and on your mobile device, systematically categorizes your transactions, expenses and budget towards helping you achieve your saving goals. It track and pay bills right alongside your account balances. You'll know what's due, when it's due, and what you can pay.

Note: If you cannot see the app available in your country, just switch the app store to US by searching the app in the browser and scroll to the bottom until you see the App Store button. There it will lead you to the available store.


Make a movie and tell your story b working with Magisto's automatic movie editor. You don't need to be an extraordinaire photo or video editor, the app's magic will create a good looking video story from as little as a few photos or a video. It is a fun and easy way to share your video memories with your friends and loved ones.


Scan, print and manage documents with your iOS device. Using only your iPhone or iPad you can instantly scan and print any written , printed  or graphic material.


AccuWeather provides the very latest in weather news and information, including unique features such as a minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for the next two hours hyper-localised to your exact street address or GPS location. The content includes current condition weather observations, weather forecast summary, animated radar and satellite imagery.


Lose it, helps you set your daily budget, plus goals  for nutrients (carbs, fat, protein, fiber, sugar, etc.), weight loss, exercise, blood pressure, water intake and more. You set the goals and the app will help you with the plan to achieve them. It offers easy-to-use tools for tracking what you eat and do. Want to go beyond calorie tracking to break through a weight loss plateau? Lose it Insights help you learn more about your logs, like where your carbs and calories are coming from, plus the foods that help or hinder your progress.


Bitmoji is a fun and easy way to create an expressive cartoon avatar as your own personal emoji. You can choose from a huge library of stickers - all featuring you. Use Bitmoji in Snapchat, iMessage and wherever else you chat.


Book Homes. Book Experiences. Discover Places. Choose from over 2.5million homes in over 191 countries. Search by price, neighbourhood, amenities and more. Go on experiences led by local experts, whether it's for multiple days or just one. Find the city's best bars, restaurants, and secret spots. Get the latest recommendations on where to go from notable local celebrities, and hosts.

11. YELP

Yelp is your local guide to finding just the place to eat, shop, drink, relax and play. In this app, you can (1) discover great local businesses (2) search for nearby restaurants, shops and services (3) read millions of reviews written by a community of active and expert locals. Find great deals offered by your favourite local businesses and get to know a business through beautiful photos. You can also write your own reviews, upload photos and tips of your own and it will add on to the community-based data.


The foodpanda app is easy, fast and convenient. First, Choose your meal from a variety of carefully selected restaurants. Order food on the go, wherever you are. Get access to live status updates to track your food from the restaurant to your door. You can save money by using their exclusive deals, discounts, vouchers and coupons. Customize your dishes with sauces and toppings, just like you would do in the restaurants. Payment methods can be done fast and securely online. 30-minute delivery in Hong Kong and Singapore (coming soon in other countries).


Letgo is an app where you can make money selling what you don't need (secondhand stuffs) and find great deals nearby on what you do. From electronics, games, clothes, automobiles, furniture, decor and much more you can sell your stuffs here. Post an item for sale in just a few seconds. Letgo's the only app of its kind with cutting-edge image recognition and artificial intelligence to title and tag your items so you don't have to. It's time to Snap, Post, Chat, Sell... It's time to Letgo!


Speedtest is used to check the internet connection speed to your device. It can be done for a quick, easy, one-tap speed test. In this way, you will know how long it take you to download, upload and ping something. Real-time graphs show connection consistency.


Facetune is the best portrait and selfie photo editor nowadays. You can photoshop your own photo into models of perfection. It gives you the ability to retouch, reshape, refine unwanted parts of your photo and even whiten you tarnished teeth. From filters, background and framing your photo you get pretty much a photoshop editing job just in the palm of your hands.


LiPix helps you combined your photos creatively with text and emoji to make great-looking collages and share them with your friends on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr. There are up to 90 adjustable templates, 54 borders and 20 amazing effects to apply individual photo and many more to options to do.


Get stuff done anytime even without an internet connection and never worry about losing your work, everything is automatically saved as you type. Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another place. Directly insert photos from your camera. Open, edit and save Word documents. This is one of the google templates available in the app store, you can download other templates too like google slides, photos, sheets and drive.


Find a stay for any trip, holiday or weekend getaway anywhere in the world with Booking app. It is a travel app with thousands of people finding hotel and home reservation deals. Instant Confirmation, paperless check-in and offline maps, every time you book.

19. GRAB (available in Southeast Asia only)

Book a budget or premium taxi from Southeast Asia's largest network of drivers with GrabTaxi. Ride in comfort in a private car and pay a fixed rate that is agreed upfront with GrabCar. Get around the city in simply the quickest way possible GrabBike. Send your your parcels and documents with a delivery service you can trust with GrabExpress. Hitch a ride or give someone a lift with the carpooling community with GrabHitch.


XE Currency is a reliable source for the latest updated exchange rates. Live rates are refreshed each minute for every world currency and precious metal. It has an easy to use currency calculator using its currency converter. It also monitors up to 10 currencies at once!

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