Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

What are the best apps? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    So I'm getting my first actual serious legit smartphone (Xperia Z1) in a couple of days, and I was thinking of what apps to get. I mean, obviously Facebook, Whatsapp etc., but are there any particularly useful free (or cheap) apps out there that anyone would recommend?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    If you find yourself using trains often, National Rail has an app

    A banking app could be helpful although I know some people are uncomfortable about banking app security.

    If you like your music, Spotify and Youtube are good ones to have if you will use them while on the move.

    Dropbox is handy if you like taking pictures, it'll upload the pictures when it can so they are backed up on your dropbox cloud account.

    I tend to use wifi more than Data, and since I'm with O2 I can get an O2 Wifi app that automatically connects me to an O2 wifi network when it finds one, and there are quite a few in city centres!


    If you want something to pass the time, look for well reviewed offline games like Flow Free: Bridges or 2048 or Hashi Extreme Puzzles. Or an online game to test your knowledge against other people over a vast range of subjects and topics have a look at QuizUp!
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Citymapper, Uber, National Rail, Shazam, Spotify. All pretty good apps to downloads in my opinion.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Nike+ for running!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Shazam
    Snaochat
    Bank apps
    BBC news
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Snapchat, in terms of games, real racing and candy crush (if you're into that). Oh, oh, oh, TSR has an app also lol, I've just realised this the other day!
    • TSR Community Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Community Team
    (Original post by hogree)
    So I'm getting my first actual serious legit smartphone (Xperia Z1) in a couple of days, and I was thinking of what apps to get. I mean, obviously Facebook, Whatsapp etc., but are there any particularly useful free (or cheap) apps out there that anyone would recommend?
    IFTTT - amazing, like an easy to use Tasker.
    Evernote
    Pocket - lets you save webpages to read for later.
    Any.Do & Cal - My personal favourite to do list app: although there's loads so try them out and see which ones you like
    Morning Routine - Great Alarm CLock which lets you set morning sequences. Like scanning a barcode to stop the alarm
    Snapchat
    Timehop

    That's what comes to mind initially, hope it's useful
    • TSR Group Staff
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Group Staff
    The ones I use regularly are:
    MyFitnessPal (food and exercise monitoring)
    AlienBlue (reddit)
    2048 (addictive puzzle game)
    TimeHop (for the nostalgia)

    And of course there's the TSR app...
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    watsapp
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    QuizUp

    Free, no advertisement trivia game with over 100+ topics.

    Currently ranked #5 for Chemistry in United Kingdom
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dylann)
    QuizUp

    Free, no advertisement trivia game with over 100+ topics.

    Currently ranked #5 for Chemistry in United Kingdom
    hey you're an app developer!!
    How do you monetise this?
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    hey you're an app developer!!
    No I'm not lol
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    CityMapper is my best friend since I moved to London
    I also use Instagram, MyFitnessPal and 9GAG apps
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dylann)
    No I'm not lol
    Oh right, its just the way the you said the last bit lol
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Oh my god I've only just realised:

    WhatsApp - "What's up"
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Reddit is fun
    Xkcd browser
    Chanu - 4chan
    Pinterest


    Dumb ways - game about dumb ways to die
    Tapped out
    Talking tom - I mostly use it for the games inside. 2048 and flow free (called connect in talking tom) are both my favourite!
    Learn pi
    PVSTAR+ - youtube which can play in background


    Twilight - f.lux for android
    Mycalmbeat - helps with anxiety/panic attacks
    Stylicious - catalogue for your own clothes. I use it to remind myself exactly what clothes I own because I tend to forget the existence of a lot of it.
    Google opinion rewards
    Applock
    Myfitnesspal
    Cardiotrainer
    Sleeptime - helps you wake up easily
    Colornote - best notepad type of thing I've come across


    Dropbox - I use it to access my uni work from my tablet, phone, laptop and uni. It's my life saver!
    WPS - best MS Office alternative for tablets in particular. I use it to write notes during lectures and to start/finish my coursework when I'm not at home/away from my laptop.


    Mysupermarket
    Quidco
    Checkoutsmart


    I think that's it for now. :innocent:
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Strava

    Just Eat

    Prey

    Word lens
    • TSR Community Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Community Team
    (Original post by Ruthless Dutchman)
    Oh my god I've only just realised:

    WhatsApp - "What's up"
    Welcome to the team :yy:
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Welcome to the team :yy:
    I prefer "WhatsAppening"

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dylann)
    I prefer "WhatsAppening"

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Ohgod no that just reminds me of Dad trying to be cool - "Wazzappenin', appenin' appenin'?" throwing about peace signs in a way Ali G would because Dad finds him cool and hilarious.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources
AtCTs

Ask the Community Team

Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

Welcome Lounge

Welcome Lounge

We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.