August 29, 2014

What kinds of apps can you get for your mobile phone?

 

Smartphone with apps

 

There are millions of apps to choose from nowadays and the good news is many of them are free; you can download and then replace them at your own leisure while pursuing everything that’s on offer. You can choose apps according to your needs and there is always something for every member of the family; be it navigation, a recipe, monitoring house chores or games for your children. Here are some of the best apps out there:

Jamie’s Recipes – this is a free app, but you get charged if you want to buy additional content. You receive a free pack of ten recipes as a taster and also three videos which will help with giving you some guidance.  It comes with a recipe store where you can find ideas, different recipe packs and easy to follow photography. Perfect for busy parents who need a little help at meal times.

Runkeeper is popular amongst the fitness fanatics, so much so 12 million people are using it to track their running, waking, cycling, hiking and much more. It uses GPS and gives you detailed information about your pace, distance, and the time you are taking. You can view your progress and listen to music the way you want while you work out. It measures your heart rate and takes pictures along your route. The best thing about the app is that you can measure your performance over a length of time and see how you are getting along with your targets. You can also post what you are doing and your achievements to Facebook, Twitter, and also the apps website, RunKeeper.com.

Virtuoso is a fun little app for parents, teens and aspiring musicians alike. It’s a little piano in your mobile phone and allows you to learn and play the piano! It has amazing sound quality, and is a great way of learning the basics while you are on the move. Of course it can also be used as a toy to hammer away on for those idle moments when your thumbs need something to do. Touch sensitive, hard taps are loud, and soft taps are soft, so you’ll be amazed at the sound you can get with this app.

Soundcloud is a sound platform, allowing artists, bands and podcasters to upload and share their music. The app allows you to post, and also stream music over Wi-Fi and 3G. You can follow your fellow creators and keep up to date with their music; and favourite, comment on, and repost things which will be shared in your stream. You can also click on the record button and record something there and then which will be uploaded to the site.

80 million users are now using Instagram! It’s a quick and easy way of taking pictures, making them look extra cool with a choice of filters and then sharing them with the world. You share your pictures into a photo stream and all of the people following get to see what you’ve been up to. You can share your shots to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare and Posterous, so no one need miss out on your moments. Clicking on the Most Popular tab takes you to a section where the most-liked photos from all over the world are clustered in one gallery.

Apps available now are great for keeping the whole family entertained and organised. Have a look yourself by downloading these apps and let us know what you think of them.

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