10 Apps that make your life a lot easier
The magic wand from Harry Potter has just been transported to the Muggle world! Let’s keep the secret between us; half of us have it in our hand right now! *Wink* I am not joking! Have a closer look we are talking about your precious Smartphone. Gone are those days when we had to worry about doing things the curvy way, all you need now is a Smartphone to make your life easier.
The tune that you are humming since morning but can’t really remember the song! The struggle of finding that once heard music that you have been so desperately searching for! We all have been there haven’t we? On those moments of struggle did you ever think that life would be so merciful, that you’ll not only recognize the song but also download it on the spot. Shazam an acoustic fingerprint app helps in identifying the songs you hear but can’t put your finger on. You get your song that too in seconds, plus it won’t matter if you are stuck in the noisiest place on earth. The latest trending tracks around the world or new music based on your music tastes, you can find all such recommendations in Shazam’s music charts.
Free from iTunes and Google Play.
Getting a Ride could not have been easier than this. Send a Ride request, select your pickup location, don’t worry if you have any cash or not and just within minutes you have your ride in front of you. All fast, easy and in style. No more waiting for eternity, No more payment issues. Free Rides for new users, discounts on special days are some of its perks that work miracles for the pocket.
Free from iTunes and Google Play.
Ever thought of having a personalized magazine, a place where you can have all your favourite sections leaving all the boring stuff aside. Flipboard gives you the pleasure of having your own personal magazine, allowing you to integrate the content you like from all over the internet and then access them all in one place. Topics of interest, subjects you like, different publications, websites, blogs or social media you can have your pick. You can also connect Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to Flipboard and browse posts and pictures from friends!
Free, from iTunes and Google Play.
- Google Now
Voice searches that help you find all that you need and that to not just on the internet but on your device too! Helps you find everything from directions and weather conditions to recipes, simply by saying, “OK, Google.” Google Now gives you personalized results with the right information at the right time. It further assists you through Google Now cards showing reminders and other information you need to know about your day.
Available for: iOS and Android.
Paytm is one of the easiest and secure ways of getting your payments done. An Indian e-commerce shopping website which initially started with Mobile and DTH Recharging and gradually provided recharging and bill payment of various portals including bills for electricity, gas as well as telephone has turned out to be an easy solution to the never ending bill queue’s and the tiresome procedures. Be it prepaid online mobile recharges or utility bills or shopping from millions of products, Paytm provides a one stop solution.
Sharing on a click! In this fast moving world when things are changing on a go there is so much to tell and so much to share with the world. Instagram an online mobile sharing app gives you the ease of sharing on a go. Insta do and Insta share! An app that helps you in photo-sharing, video-sharing and provides social networking services that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.
Instagram is distributed through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Store.
Satiating your hunger and appealing your taste buds anytime anywhere is now a reality and not a fantasy. FoodPanda a global mobile food delivery market place has come to our rescue. Just enter your postcode and choose from the list of restaurants, the order is directly placed and you get a notification via sms, as simple as that! The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows phone, Nokia Asha platform and Nokia X Software Platform.
- Book My Show
Gone are those days of endless queues, the desperate rush to reach the theatre, the struggle to watch a houseful movie and the chance luck of getting seats of your choice. BookMyShow has been our saviour in disguise. India’s biggest online movie and events ticketing brand. BookMyShow not only caters to ticket sales for movies but also for plays, concerts and sporting events and that too just on a click. The online platform reaches about 800 to 900 cinemas in 200 cities and towns out of which about 60 percent of its transactions take place via its mobile app which according to experts, is the most successful mobile ecommerce app in the country.
Juggling with so much data all the time we all crave for more space and then the issue of linking all the data from our cellphones, pc at home, pc at work place, etc turns out to be a tiresome task. This is where Dropbox comes into play. A cloud storage provider that serves as an online backup service that helps you store as well as share files. The service provides 2 Gb of storage for free! Isn’t that amazing!
A writer’s delight, an easy solution to the endless lists, a simple to jot down all that is important! After all, we do tend to forget things once in a while. *wink*. Evernote- an organizational tool developed as a notetaking, archival tool is now popularly used as a storing place for short notes, or as a place to collect all your thoughts—links, notes, checklists or even photos! A versatile app that serves your purpose is plenty of ways, making your day to day chores simpler and easier.