There are millions of apps out there, either for sale or for free, and there will be countless more by the time this article is finished.
They can be used for almost any purpose that you can imagine. Some are for entertainment purposes—music, videos, and games of all kinds. Others serve more useful purposes, such as helping you to keep track of your household expenses, make a shopping list or adhere to a weight loss program. Below is a rundown of ten of the best apps that you almost certainly have never, ever heard of.
1) Discovr Music –
Discovr Music is an app that can really help you expand your musical tastes. You specify an artist whose music you already know and like and get a bunch of others who are from the same or a similar style! Biographical information about the artists can also be obtained here, as can links to blogs on them.
2) System Status –
System Status is the perfect thing to have when you wish to know how much power is left in your phone battery, the status of its CPU or how much free memory there is. The free version will give you all of this information; for a fee you can also get the app to tell you additional things, such as the system log or the kernel status
3) Meal Snap –
There is no better app
Than the one called Meal Snap.
This app—along with two others covered in this article—can be gotten from for a dollar from the website of Good Housekeeping—the magazine website that has been providing information of interest to women since 1885. You can use it to get an estimate of the number of calories there are in the meal you are about to have, simply by taking a picture of it! You may have heard the saying that “calories don’t count,” but in fact they do, and that is why, if you are looking to shed a couple of pounds, go ahead and get Meal Snap for your phone!
4) Dokobots –
Dokobots is one of the most fascinating games you are ever likely to play. It was ingeniously created—the game is actually based on the player’s location! You play it by taking a walk and picking up any “virtual objects” that you run into. When you collect a certain number of these objects, you complete a stage of the game
5) Bump –
Also from Good Housekeeping, Bump enables two smartphones to share the information contained on them, like photographs, apps, contact lists and other things, simply by being bumped together—provided, of course, that both devices have the app installed on them. Bump is for iPhones and other Android phones.
6) Zedge –
The ringtones that people choose for their phones and the wallpaper that decorates their desktops reflects what they really like. With Zedge you can choose what you like from among millions of possibilities.
7) 8 MM Vintage Camera –
Smartphones in general can be used to take photographs and videos, but 8 MM Vintage Camera is unique in that the videos that you shoot with it will look like old-fashioned movies from before World War II! If you are looking for a way to put some of that “old time charm” into videos of the most memorable events in your life, you cannot ask for a better app than this one. The lens can be changed and sound effects added if you desire. 8 MM Vintage Camera costs $1.99.
8 ) Instapaper –
Our last app from Good Housekeeping is available for free, but the ad-free version costs $5. It enables you to save web articles that you may have seen but have no time to read at the moment, in text form only. This way you can enjoy reading them even when offline, with none of the distracting web page clutter.
9) Key Ring Rewards Card –
Key Ring is a way of storing all your reward cards in one place. Online coupons can also be stored in this app, which comes with a barcode scanner. Best of all, you can use Key Ring to join rewards programs! The only drawback to this app is that it will work only with the most modern scanners.
10) Locale –
Zedge may be good for choosing ringtones, wallpaper and other personalizations, but Locale goes beyond that: It can change any of those settings depending on where you are, the time of day and other factors. For instance, you can have the Bluetooth function off except when you leave your house.
Katelyn is a social media and entertainment blogger who used BearShare.com to download music and contributes to a variety of music and entertainment blogs.