Best Apps to Download Onto Your Mobile Device

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The Importance of Mobile Apps

Nowadays, people of all ages rely on their mobile devices more than ever, no longer relying on just their laptops or tablets alone to complete tasks and errands that require Internet service. Portable mobile devices are no longer being used to make calls and text, but also to manage bank accounts, check social media, monitor fitness goals, play games, take professional quality photos, and the list goes on. We recognize and appreciate just how valuable a mobile phone is, as well as the millions of things you can do with one. This sentiment has inspired us to write an article about mobile apps you might want to download onto your phone if you don’t have them already! Why? Because we want you to appreciate your mobile devices just as much as we do.
 

Optimum’s Top 8 Picks for mobile apps worth getting:


Uber

This is the world’s most popular on-demand cab service app. It is available in 400 cities spanning 70 countries, with over 103 million active users. This technology-based platform allows riders to hitch a ride from drivers without having to wait a while. The app incorporates Google Maps into their system so that both the driver and rider can view each other’s locations and keep tabs on the estimated pick-up time, arrival time, and where on the route the driver is during the transaction.

This app allows users to pay using either their credit or debit card, or mobile wallet. Additionally, the driver and rider can leave feedback after the ride is completed and the rider can leave a tip through the app.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Paid per ride
 

Airbnb

This accommodation booking app allows users to opt for private rooms or entire properties to stay in while on vacation, as an often more affordable alternative to staying in hotels. Options are listed by locals who are willing to rent out their property for a fee, such as villas, private rooms, and shared spaces. More specifically, you can opt for single rooms, entire apartments, houses, and even RVs and camping sites. 

Thanks to Technology, Airbnb has made it possible to seamlessly search through properties in designated areas, as well as book and pay for your accommodation directly through the application. For this reason, it’s become a popular option for both business and leisure travelers alike.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Paid per booking
 

Amazon

As you probably already know, this is one of the largest multinational companies in existence. They have successfully established unique processes that have resulted in simple navigation, quick checkouts, and fast delivery. With this app, you can search for a variety of products and adjust the parameters as you see fit, whether it be by the product’s price, color, size, whether it’s Amazon Prime option, etc.

The Amazon App is free, but you’ll have to pay a premium if you want Amazon Prime. Being an Amazon Prime member will grant you free two-day delivery on millions of items, as well as free one-day delivery on over 10 million items with no minimum purchase necessary. In addition, you’ll get free ultrafast grocery delivery, free release-date delivery on new products, Prime Video, Amazon Music Prime, as well as many other perks thrown in.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Free, $12.99/month for Amazon Prime and a 30-day free trial
Student Prime: 6-month free trial, $6.49/month
EBT/Medical Card Holders: 30-day free trial, $5.99/month
 

WhatsApp

This popular messaging app was launched in 2009 and sold to Facebook for $19 billion in 2014.  This is one of the world’s most popular messaging and chat applications, with over 1.5 billion users globally. It has been so successful because it supports communication between all international phone networks for free. All you need to use this mobile app is either a data plan or Wi-Fi.  Additionally, it is end-to-end encrypted, so people residing in countries where security is a concern may be especially fond of this feature.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Free
 

Seamless

The name of this app is fitting because it’s just that, seamless. It offers a simplified food delivery service with a simple checkout system, fast delivery, and easy navigation. It’s also useful because you receive updates on the status of your order throughout the process.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Varies depending on order
 

Instagram

This popular social networking site is used by over a million active monthly users. It makes it possible to connect with others through photos and videos, and offers additional features like stories, highlights, reels, as well as a variety of tools for digital marketing and advertisements. Marketers are especially turning to this platform since it boasts a better ROI for businesses.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Free
 

Waze

This navigation app gives directions, shares routes, and allows users to report accidents, obstacles, and police cars to improve everyone’s knowledge and driving experiences.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Free
 

Skyscanner

This travel app makes it easier to find and book aspects of your trips like flights, hotels, car hires, etc. The best thing about this app is that you can search specific dates or prices for the entirety of the month. You even have the option of searching the whole world to gauge which places are offering the best deals during a designated time period.

Availability: iOS, Android
Price: Cost of Booking

 

We hope this list of suggested applications helped enhance your mobile experience, and more importantly, your quality of life! If you’re ready to dive into some of these apps and you’re in the market for a new phone, be sure to check out our offerings in the meantime. Happy app surfing and mobile shopping!

 
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