Awesome Apps Your Smartphone Needs!

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No doubt you take your phone everywhere you go. It’s a cure for train journey boredom, and important for your daily life. The first thought on everyone’s mind when they get a new phone is ‘what apps shall I download?!’. We’re always looking for the latest and greatest apps for our phones. Take a look at some awesome apps you should download on your device:


Music Apps: High-quality music streaming apps are growing in popularity. Most people prefer to pay for a streaming subscription, rather than buying music individually. You can pay a monthly fee and get unlimited access to music.

A few of the most popular music streaming apps are:


  • Spotify
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • Napster


Each of these offer a slightly different service; it depends on which one you like best. You can also get free trials for each before you decide on what one to download.


Business Apps: These are apps that help with work productivity & can aid in business. There are numerous apps that are great for business and serve different functions.

Here are some of the different types of business app out there:


  • Banking Apps – great for keeping on top of your business finance.
  • Wireless Printing Apps – allow you to print documents directly from your smartphone.
  • Voicemail Apps – lets you give personalised voicemail greetings & screens calls.
  • Stock Market Apps – can view stock market trends and see how your business is doing.
  • Business News Apps – provide updates on the goings on in the business world.


These apps all provide different services but make your phone a beastly business device. You should definitely make good use of apps to improve the way your work!


Communication Apps: Apps that let you communicate with other people from all over the world. These apps are some of the most downloaded across all smartphones as everyone likes to keep connected.


There are two main communication app types:

  • Instant Messaging
  • Video Calling


Instant Messaging
apps let you send and receive ‘text’ messages to people via WiFi. They’re a great alternative to regular texting because it’s completely free. The most common messaging apps are Whatsapp and iMessage.

Video Calling apps let you call people via video, so you can see them. It’s a more personal way to call someone and doesn’t cost extra money. All you need is a front facing camera, and an internet signal, then you’re good to go. One of the biggest apps for video calling is Skype
while iPhones also come pre-equipped with Facetime.


Gaming Apps: There’s been a dramatic increase in mobile gaming since 2010. Smartphone users are constantly downloading mobile games for their entertainment. There are many categories of mobile game:


  • Racing
  • Puzzle
  • Strategy
  • Multiplayer
  • Quiz
  • Action


The list goes on and on, but these are the most popular categories. The mobile gaming industry has come a long way, and we see improved graphics each year. There are so many games to choose from; the hardest part is choosing which ones! Playing games on your phone drains the battery fast, so maybe look to invest in a portable charger.