Google Play Store and Apple App store are flooded with apps that provide you with entertainment, help you socialize, or in some way or the other, make your life easier. Then there are betting apps, weather apps, gaming apps, or editing apps, to help you edit your photos or videos. There are some great apps used for business like Second Line App, like having your second phone number for business and many more. Most of the new smartphones today come with limited storage, and very few phones provide the option to expand your memory via a memory card. So a user has to be picky enough to download apps that are actually useful, and not just sit idly and waste your screen and storage space.
Here we look at 5 useful but little known apps that you must explore and download on your new phone.
Focus To Do
The majority of individuals have a hard time managing their time during the course of the day. Long and strenuous working hours gradually diminishes the productivity of an individual. Focus To-Do app uses The Pomodoro Technique to alert users to take short breaks between timed working sessions and boosts efficiency. The users can also set reminders, put up checklists, and check the amount of time spent working. The app syncs between your phone and computer and lets you access the lists from anywhere. The app however is only available to android users via the Play Store.
This app, available on the Play Store, allows the users to hear the audio of any muted TV in a public space directly on your phone! Quite useful at killing boredom at places like the airport, or listening to the commentary in a noisy bar, this app is available for free and is sheer genius.
The Comics app by Comixology is a boon for comic book fans, where you can buy and read your favorite comic books online. The app has a vast and exhaustive collection of comic books from DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, and Dark Horse.
The app allows the users to download the comics of their choice and store them on an SD card for offline storage and reading. The app is free to download on the App Store, Play Store, and Kindle Fire. Users can either buy individual books or pay a monthly subscription fee to read an unlimited number of comics.
Reading has long been the favorite pastime hobby of millions around the world. But with the fast-paced lives and mobile phone addictions, our attention spans have greatly reduced, and so has the patience to read seemingly thick books. This is where Blinklist comes in handy.
Blinklist contains a huge collection of non-fiction books. The collection is an equal mix of bestsellers and little known titles and the topics span from self-help, economics, politics to start-ups, and technology. Each book is concise into a 15-minute long snippet, which delivers the essence of the book. Users also have the option of consuming the content as an audiobook rather than reading on their own.
Once you download this app, you will be surprised as to how you managed your in-between pee runs in the midst of a movie! The app has a list of movies, with strategically selected `pee-times´. The pee-times are selected in such a way that you will not miss any major plot twists or a hilarious scene. You can start the timer when the movie starts, and your phone will automatically vibrate when a `pee-time´ is approaching, and you can plan your loo visits accordingly.
There is also a feature which tells you about any BTS or extra scenes at the end of the credit roll so that you can sit back and enjoy them. The app is available both for iOS as well as Android users.