Smartphone apps are a luxury. You really only need your phone to make phone calls, send text messages, or maybe check your email. However, because technology is cool, smartphones these days have no shortage of useful attributes. Not the least of which is the ability to play games or take high-resolution pictures.
The ability of mobile phones to connect to the internet is a perk that often goes overlooked. Frankly, that innovation has completely changed the way the world consumes visual media. Now, not only can you download apps for betting on soccer onto your phone, but you can also watch the live match on your phone at the same time.
While you probably already own the most popular apps, there are some under-the-radar apps that should be getting your attention. The following are 5 mobile apps you didn’t know you needed.
Technology is amazing, but one aspect that isn’t so amazing is having to remember a bunch of different passwords. You can essentially run everything in your life from the comfort of your home computer or mobile phone, which is super convenient until you forget the passwords that actually let you access essential information. Fortunately, there are apps out there designed to help you remember your passwords.
Because some sites require you to change your password every so often, trying to remember various encrypted phrases and numbers can be challenging at times. That’s where CheatSheet comes in. With CheatSheet, you can keep all of your usernames and passwords in one safe and secure place. The app provides easy access with a push notification, and it’s particularly useful when you happen to be away on vacation and need to access your information on a computer you don’t normally use. The app is also compatible with Apple Watch.
Duolingo isn’t exactly a secret within the industry. In fact, it was named as Apple’s App of the Year back in 2013. It’s been around for quite a while, but it’s still one of the more remarkable apps you’ll find. Most of us took foreign language classes when we were in school, but not everything we learned in school sticks with us into adulthood. In fact, it’s pretty easy to assume that most of it goes in one ear and out the other.
Duolingo is a quick and easy way to learn a foreign language. And, best of all, it’s free to download. The app will help you learn (or relearn) French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish or Irish. The app uses a user-friendly layout that makes learning fun and easy. You won’t learn everything overnight, but Duolingo’s place in this world is well-earned.
Those that were around for the days of Internet Explorer may remember Ask Jeeves, which is a search engine designed to answer whatever questions you may have. The idea behind Flotsm isn’t exactly the same, but it’s not entirely different, either. With Flotsm, you can ask legions of anonymous users about anything under the sun. You can ask them for life advice like how to propose to your significant other, or the question can be as simple as what you should have for lunch today.
You can be the asker or the answerer. You can respond to questions by voting on other people’s questions, and the entire app is entirely anonymous. So, nobody has to know it’s you asking or answering poll questions. If nothing else, it’s a fun way to pass some time.
If you happen to like to have a drink every now and again, perhaps Next Glass will be of interest to you. The app is geared specifically toward beer and wine connoisseurs. The app features over 10,000 different types of drinks. If you input a list of all of your preferences when it comes to drinking, Next Glass will develop a palate designed around your tastes.
Best of all, Next Glass will recommend new beers and wines based on the parameters you set in the app’s settings.
You’ve been there before. You’re in a strange place, and you have to find a restroom. While your preference is surely to do your business in the privacy of your own home, sometimes you can’t wait. When you gotta go, you gotta go. Fortunately, Flush is a handy app you can use to help you find the nearest facility when nature calls.
Just let the app use your current location, and Flush will pull up a map showing you where all of the nearest restrooms can be found. If you’re at a movie, perhaps RunPee can be of use. RunPee is designed to let you know when it’s safe to use the restroom during your movie, in order to ensure that you don’t miss the good parts.