The Top Apps and Why!

Mobile app development has come a long way especially in the UK and apps are constantly competing for the top spot on the app store but which apps are truly on top? And why are they the top apps in their respective genre?

Here is a list outlining the top apps on the app store and why!

Food

Just Eat: Everyone loves takeaway food right? How about ordering it from the comfort of your own home and having it delivered right to your door? That is exactly what Just Eat offers. You simply just enter your postcode and it gives you a list of restaurants in your area with full menu’s, prices, instructions and reviews.

Cookpad Recipes: With this app you can get a whole array of recipes and easily add your favourite recipes and also create and manage shopping lists. If you are a rather fussy eater and don’t like much well that’s okay! You can find recipes based on what you already like and the recipes are so easy to follow that anyone can do it.

Music

Apple Music: A subscription-based service at $9.99 per month or $4.99 for students which allows you to listen to all the music you want, the only problem is it suffers a bit on Android due to being built around Apple’s music system for iOS but it’s the first crossover from Apple.

Spotify: A free service with a huge library of music. You can find your favourite albums, artists and explore perfectly selected playlists and due to having very close ties with artists it means that sometimes when new songs and albums are released they will be available the same day through Spotify!

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Browsers

Opera (No Opera Mini): Opera is a full browser for android with many built-in features including the Opera mobile app store and built-in news portals. The best part about Opera is that it is very easy on your data plan as it includes video compression and ad-blocking software for FREE!

Dolphin: This browser offers an amazing user experience on Android which nearly makes you forget that you are browsing on mobile. It supports integration with services like LastPass and has a lot of settings and customisation including gestures. Dolphin also offers ad-blocking and flash support.  

Health and Fitness

MyFitnessPal: This app is a calorie counter and exercise tracker to help you lose weight the old fashioned way! Good eating and exercise. It has an extensive library of foods and makes calorie tracking and exercises easily with it’s smart and simple layout. Not only does this app help with weight loss it has a barcode scanner so you can easily keep track of post workout snacks and meals and works well with other apps.  

Flo: This one is for the ladies who are trying to conceive. It is a simple way to track your periods and make accurate and reliable predictions of ovulation, fertile days and menstruation using AI to keep track and make these predictions. It is also an amazing app for the women with irregular cycles after using it for 3 months it manages to predict your irregularities and even has a pregnancy mode. Track your moods, symptoms, health, fitness and more using this app and start your baby journey today or if you just want to keep track of your periods it is great for that too.

Shopping

Amazon: Amazon has been a leading and most convenient marketplace for years and on it’s app it is no different! You can use all aspects of Amazon apart from buying Kindle titles which has to be done through the kindle app but other than that it is no different than using your browser to shop just more convenient and at hand.

Gaming

Bubble Witch 3 Saga: Do you remember Beehive Bedlam on sky? If you do then this game is very similar and if not, you pop coloured bubbles in a certain amount of moves and get a target score. It is a very fun and simple free game but offers in-app purchases.

Pokémon Duel: A strategy board game that uses Pokémon figures. Build a deck with your favourite characters and then leap into a match with players from around the world and try to enter the top League rankings. Fight your rivals in real time and win duels to get new items and make your deck stronger.

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Social Media/Communication

Google Hangouts: Think Facebook messenger without being so annoying. All you need is a google account and you are ready to go which nearly everyone already has anyway! You can send instant messages, images and even have video calls for up to 12 people and the best part is, it is all free. It has integration with Google voice meaning you can also use it to send and receive voice calls and messages, what more could you need? This app is perfect not only for connecting with friends but also for business.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn is basically your online CV crossed with a social media platform, you can also find and apply for jobs here and network with a multitude of people, basically it’s Facebook for adults.

Video/Streaming

Crunchyroll: Are you an Anime fan? If so Crunchyroll is the app for you! It has an extensive list of popular anime and even debuts episodes shortly after they release. It has a free service but you can also pay to avoid ad’s but what is better than a free service to fill all of your anime needs?

Netflix: Unless you have been living under a rock then you already know what Netflix is, it hugely dominates when it comes to TV and Movie streaming and has a wide variety of things to watch including original series. It also now has offline viewing capability on the mobile app meaning you can download episodes to watch whenever you want, wherever you want! You have the options of paying $8 for basic streaming with viewing on one screen, $10 for HD streaming and viewing on 2 screens or $12 for premium streaming and viewing on 4 screens but if you are unsure, you get a one-month trial that you can cancel at any time with no hidden costs! So why not try it?!

So why are these the top Apps? Well some of them it’s due to popularity or design and ease of use but the majority is because they offer things that a lot of other apps don’t for free and at no extra cost! I personally have used a lot of these apps and highly recommend them.

Cherilyn Written by:

Fueled by coffee!

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