What are the best apps you are currently using the most?

asked by Stefania Rosca
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    #1Weather Underground

    Weather Underground
    Weather Underground provides hyper local forecasts and current conditions, interactive radar, customizable alerts, and much more to ensure you’re always prepared for whatever the weather brings.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    George Hall
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This app is one I use every morning to help me determine how best to prepare for the day before leaving my house. Its localized weather information is much easier to access and much more useful to me than the less specific results I'd get from other sources. "
  2. 31

    #2Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aaron Kelly
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "Citymapper is a travel helper app that is available from the google play store. It gives you the ability to check subway, bus, rail, ferry and ride sharing all in real time. It features the transit maps and bike routes. If I lived in a city where these things were available, I am sure I would make use of this. However since I'm out in a rural area it wouldn't tell me much of anything."
  3. 27

    #31Password

    1Password

    1Password remembers all your passwords for you. In it, you can save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Katherine Ramirez
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I think it's a pretty good idea because we as individuals tend to forget often. I'm pretty sure most sites use this type of program already. The only problem is it makes you download the program which could make people worry it's infected. "
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    #4Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Brian Shaw
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I use several music players depending on the device I'm using. Spotify however is the one I use the most. I've been a premium member since the US release. and it's been worth every penny. 99% of the time they have the songs I want as well which is nice. I basically have Spotify going for an hour each way into work and 8 hours a day while at work. It's by far the app i use the most and probably wouldn't be able to get through the workday without it "
  2. 22

    #5Newton Mail

    Newton Mail

    Newtwon Mail is a robust email client that supports almost any email client and can even be connected to many niche services like Evernote. If you are looking for a basic email client with a clean interface, look no further.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    José Hurtado
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I will download this app right away. Simple idea but I like the way that it even connects Evernote. It looks really cool though."
  3. 20

    #6Triage - Email First Aid

    Triage - Email First Aid
    Triage wants to save you time. If you install it you won't need the Mail app at all. You'll be able to check your mail quickly and respond in just a few seconds
    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Henry Jenkins
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This app is great. It allows you to quickly sort your email as well as quickly delete any spam or otherwise useless emails. It really has saved me a great amount of time, as it does most of the scanning work for me. Great time saving app."
  4. 19

    #7Waze

    Waze
    Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Michael Richardson
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Great app. Best of all it's free and doesn't take up a lot of room on my phone. I use it frequently, as I travel a lot and the the traffic update is really helpful when I need to get to places fast."
  5. 18

    #8Windy

    Windy

    Windy is an intuitive, fast, efficient and the most accurate weather forecast app trusted by professional pilots, surfers, boaters, fishermen, kiters, storm chasers and weather geeks. Useful whether you are tracking a tropical storm, impending severe weather, planning a trip, or you just need to know if it will rain this weekend.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Judith Mason
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I always used the weather app until my friend suggested windy. I kept running into problems with the weather app and found it wasn't accurate. The windy app has never given me a problem and has always been spot on."
  6. 16

    #9Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Ann Ramos
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I know Instagram is very popular with the younger folks, but as a senior I am a little leery of putting lots of information out in cyberspace about my personal life. Security is a concern, and I would be worried about sharing pictures of my grandchildren. Sadly, in this day and age, one never knows who is looking at and/or monitoring that information. I do use Facebook, however, and like the privacy features that offers."
  7. 15

    #10Flipboard

    Flipboard

    Flipboard is a reader that allows users to draw from blogs and publications in order to create their own personal magazine. You can also connect to social networks to see what your friends are posting. It's available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Emma Foster
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "I don't understand the use of that app."
  8. 14

    #11Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Diana Chavez
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Google chrome is one of my favorite apps. It is very reliable and easy to use. I use the maps very frequently as I am terrible at directions and would be lost constantly without it. I love having google translate built in. So helpful when you need to communicate with someone who doesn't share your language. "
  9. 13

    #12Instapaper

    Instapaper
    Instapaper is a read-it-later service that helps you save articles to read on your preferred device in a much friendlier, beautiful format. It supports Web, iOS, Android, Kindle.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Stephen Gray
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Instapaper is a very handy app. There are times when I cant read something right away and this app lets me save certain things. I currently use this app daily."
  10. 12

    #13Avast Mobile

    Avast Mobile

    Our favorite free malware app. You'll get malware protection and also full scans, privacy advisor, customizable blacklist, and many more features.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judith Patel
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This app really saved my current phone. Often times when you download other apps you open up your phone to attacks. Having Avast Mobile Security installed gives you a layer of protection. It will constantly scan your phone looking for Trojans and the like. And even more it can protect your photos so you won't find yourself on a billboard in Central Asia."
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    #14Duolingo

    Duolingo

    With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Kelly Wallace
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Duolingo is a user friendly app that promotes education through learning new languages. You can pick from many different languages and then decide how serious of a student you would like to be, ranging from Casual at 5 minutes to Insane at 20 minutes daily. The app will find out your skill level and you start from there, if anything you will have a basic understanding very quickly. "
  12. 12

    #15Lyft

    Lyft

    Lyft is a ride sharing service for people to find rides whenever they need from "regular" people who have a car. Download the app and get a ride from a friendly driver within minutes. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Eric Cook
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Lyft is a great app I have enjoyed in the past. It is easy and a big help if you ever need a ride. I found their services very helpful."
  13. 9

    #16Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Google Drive is one of those applications I honestly don't think I could live without anymore. As my digital life extends across multiple devices, I need Drive to sync them all, and to access my documents from home, work, or on the go. Drive is a free service, too. Thanks, Google!"
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    #17EngVarta

    EngVarta

    EngVarta is an educational application that lets users connect with live English experts, who are readily available to help improve their communication skills and enrich their vocabulary. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    #18AppLock

    AppLock

    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Victoria Woods
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Applock isn't necessary, but it can be useful. I use it to lock certain apps such as Facebook and text messages until when I'm done with a task, that way I don't get distracted while trying to work. You can also create settings that allow no one else to unlock an app, which I like."
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    #19Financial Calculators

    Financial Calculators

    Financial Calculators is an app that includes the complete package of financial calculators by Bishinews. These consist of finance and investment calculators, loan/mortgage calculators, retirement calculators, stock calculators, credit card calculators, auto loan and lease calculators, and other miscellaneous calculators for tips, taxes, salary, percentage, and more. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Anna Zhu
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "My husband is a finance nerd. I swear he has excel spreadsheets for everything. So having this app calculator that can do everything from calculated mortgages to retirement is helpful especially when others are asking for advice. Recently we had a BBQ and friends were asking my husband for retirement advice. He whipped out his Financial Calculators app and started plugging in numbers for his friends to show them what they needed. It has been very handy. "
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    #20IFTTT

    IFTTT

    IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It's a tool that actually lets you build your very own automated actions called "recipes," so that you don't have to do them yourself every time.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Rachel Porter
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This isn't really a great solution because it is not really an app that does things by itself. It is something you can use to an add on for other apps. It is also not a list of apps that people use or the best of it is one app that works with others."
  18. 3

    #21CamScanner

    CamScanner
    CamScanner is a must-have document scanning and sharing app for those who want to scan, sync, share, and manage a variety of content on all devices. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Ralph Allen
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This is a fantastic addition to any smartphone. It works just as you would expect a Scanner to. It basically takes a picture of your document, and through some type of algorithm, turns it into a digital file. Superb!"
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    #22VIP Password Manager

    VIP Password Manager

    VIP Password Manager is a free password manager for Android devices that allows you to save in a secure way all your passwords in just one place. It also lets you automatically fill passwords in sites and apps.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kevin Johnston
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "This works great on my phone. I only have to login in once and then it fills in all my passwords for my other apps and in my browser. It doesn't work with all apps, but I find that is a problem with those apps and not the password manager itself."

Summary

Best What are the best apps you are currently using the most
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Weather Underground Apps 33 Free
2CitymapperApps 31 Free
31PasswordSoftware 27 Free
4SpotifyApps 23 Free
5Newton MailApps 22 Free
6Triage - Email First AidApps 20 Paid
7WazeApps 19 Free
8WindyApps 18 Free
9InstagramApps 16 Free
10FlipboardApps 15 Free
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