Whether it’s putting information at your fingertips, or mastering your day to day activities, there’s something here to make you a master of minutes and overlord of hours in, well, no time at all really!
Deciding where to go can often take longer than actually getting there. Fire up this amenity-finding app and pin down your location, before calling up suggestions for nearby cinemas, pubs, restaurants and tonnes of other fun activities. You’ll be out of the door in no time, and can even check directions on the move, so there’s no need to stop and consult a map.
Sure, text messages are quick, but what if you want to send an email to someone in seconds? Quicksend makes emailing easy peasy. Simply start it up, select, email, write a quick message and zap it straight into your recipient’s inbox. It’s so easy you can do it with one arm tied behind your back.
Don’t dilly-dally with documents clogging up your personal space; store all your confidential tidbits in one place, your phone. The touch lock interface adds Fort Knox-style security to your mobile, meaning you’ll never have to memorize marathon number sequences again.
Shopping list (£0.59)
Ditch the grocery list and take your phone shopping. Since you’ve got a list of everything you need to buy at all times, you won’t waste precious minutes scrabbling round the kitchen for a paper and pen, before opening each cupboard in turn to find out what needs re-stocking. As you’d expect, you can tick off what you’ve already bought, and re-use lists for regular shopping trips. Next time you hit Tesco, Shopping list will know everything you need.
Never argue about which film to see on a Saturday night. With this app you’ll be able to see what’s playing, and where. If it’s on near you, you’ll find it with Showtimes, letting you avoid those annoyingly slow information lines, or even tapping up the Internet to track down the cinema’s listings page.
Accelastudy French (£8.99)
Ordering your favourite continental grub in restaurants abroad can be tough. You order one thing and end up with the erm, house special. Next time you go abroad, learn the lingo fast with one of the Accelastudy language apps. You’ll be flirting with the French in no time, although it’s also available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and German.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a top down map view of you local area to find anything you want? From bars to banks it’s all here. Using a handy location based search interface you can find directions to anywhere you want to go, just look at it on the map and touch its location to grab its directions and phone number. It’s like the yellow pages, in map form.
Got an iPhone and need to fill it up with your music? This timesaving music mate lets you drag and drop all your music files from your iPod Touch straight to your phone through Wi-Fi. The app acts as a server storing all your folders, just choose which ones you want.
This car-finding app is the fastest way to answer that annoying question: “where did we park?”. Just tell it when you’ve parked, and it’ll remember the location. Then, simply hitting the “Where Did I Park” button brings up Google maps, showing you where you parked you car. No more stumbling around the supermarket carpark, or looking like an idiot as you prowl row after row of other people’s vehicles.
Don’t waste time looking up at the clouds when deciding whether to go out. With this app you’ve got a weather forecaster in your pocket. With live forecasts and severe weather alerts being continually updated, past indecision will be just a storm in a teacup.