There’s a big world of apps out there, and because of that, few use their smartphones to their fullest potential. It’s easy to lean on your phone’s built-in gizmos, but the world of apps offers a Wild West that can transform and simplify your life.
We’ve put together an all-star list of the best free apps that will help your smartphone meet its highest potential.
Goodreads offers an easy way to catalog all the books you’ve read and the books you want to read. Using an easy review and starring system, this bookworm app turns the activity of reading into a social affair. You can add friends and followers, create discussions and, best of all, find golden recommendations. Even if you’re only a casual reader, Goodreads has a lot to offer through its simple layout and cataloguing of literature.
If you’ve been to Europe, you’ve used Whatsapp. Over there, it has basically completely supplanted texting and calling. Because of its low data usage, reliable service and ease of use, Whatsapp is a great way to keep in touch with your loved ones without draining your minutes. An added bonus: Whatsapp is great for making big group chats.
3) Google Inbox
The mail apps on smartphones have been in desperate need of renovation for a while. They’re usually clunky messes that eat up precious storage and confuse with outdated layouts. That’s where Google Inbox comes in. Sleek, simple and downright beautiful, this email app reinvents how we receive and send mail. Using its unique bundling service helps clean up all of those erroneous emails and keep your important stuff organized. And it functions as part-time organizer/calendar thanks to its “snooze” and “reminder” options. Google Inbox is a great way to deal with the barrage of emails you receive daily.