The Best Free Usable Apps Online
Most apps are available over all operating systems for smartphones, and tablets. If some are not available, more often than not, you will find the OS has its own version that rarely differs from the original.
The best things in life are free, and because we all love freebies, there’s tonnes of free apps that are easy to use, helpful and fun.
Social media: Facebook and Instagram
Almost everyone these days uses social media to reach out to friends and family, showcase their work and stalk other people’s lives. It’s human nature!
Luckily, you’ll never miss a beat when out and about, thanks to the free Facebook App or by installing Instagram.
Instagram features a huge number of picture filters, along with helping find new friends and inspiration for fashion, photography, home style and plenty more.
Meanwhile Facebook, brings everything from the site right onto your phone. You can: Message friends, access photos and live stream your day whilst checking in with others about theirs.
Both Instagram and Facebook are available on all tablets and smart phones.
For the traveller: City mapper and Google Translate
The best thing about a smart phone is… well, it’s smart. If you’re out and about in a foreign country or town you’re not familiar with, there are various ways to sort yourself out.
Google Translate’s in-app scanner helps you to read and pronounce signs and directions in foreign languages. By scanning your camera over words, the app will magically translate them on your screen!
As for Citymapper, it’s the easier way to find how to get from A to B. The app uses your mobile data to integrate into any transport routes around to find the quickest modes of transport for your journey.
For the clumsy ones: Find my iPhone & Dropbox
Find my IPhone is an Apple exclusive app that can track your phone if you lose it. By having this app, you can log onto any other Apple device and track where it is.
If you think your phone has been stolen, this is a sigh of relief; your phone – once you’ve identified that you’ve lost it – will automatically lock and send out a beeping noise. This is either scare the thief into returning it, or help you identify them when you’re near.
For anyone a little snap crazy, smartphones can run out of memory fast. Dropbox is an online storage system where you can store documents and images for free, so you’ll never lose them! Perfect for transporting work or holiday snaps without losing memory on your phone.
Music lover: Spotify
Everyone needs a soundtrack to their daily life, so Spotify is the perfect online streaming app that grants you access to all your favourite music. Listen to a single artist, or create playlists in your library and sing away.
Free accounts have a few ads, whilst the paid-for service removes the ads and gives you the option to listen offline when you want to stop using mobile data.