As of January 2013, there were over 750,000 apps in Apple’s App Store alone. Trying to find great apps is getting harder and harder every day. This post will highlight a handful of apps that I feel are “must haves” for 20-somethings. Most are free, but some do cost a few dollars. The ones that do cost money are worth the price in the end.
These apps will cover a broad spectrum so without further ado, lets jump into the list!
Evernote advertises themself as a personal digital assistant, and it’s spot on. Evernote is a traveling notepad that syncs with computer. Use your iPhone to copy an image, take a photo, record a voice memo, or write a note, and it appears on your computer and vice versa. It also recognizes your written text, within limits. This app is great for college students taking notes or even for grocery list making.
The free version stores a large amount of information, but there is a version for $45 a year if you need more space.
C-Mobile Craigslist Client (Free)/ CraigsPro+ ($1.99)
How did we ever survive before Craigslist? Thanks to these two apps, the power of Craigslist comes right to your Smartphone! Now you can hunt for apartments, cheap furniture and roommates while on the go.
Both apps allow you to browse ads, reply by email, and share ads by email or text and you can post your own ads as well. By shelling out $2, you get more functionality on top of what I just listed including multi-city searches and push notifications of new listings.
I love Dropbox. It’s a free file storing location on the cloud. By having the app on your computer and smartphone, you will always have your files with you, wherever you go. The app takes 5-10 seconds to sync to the cloud to pull all of your files.
There are other apps out there that help you split the tab when out with friends but this one is worth the $0.99. Features include splitting the tab between 16 people, divvy up the price of an item between only those that ordered it, adds tax and tip, and then text the amount they owe to each of your friends. How great is that?
Gas Cubby ($1.99)
I was hesitant to spend the money on this app, but my friend told me I had to get it. I have to admit, the app is great. The app tracks your gas mileage and service for your car. You can even add in your VIN, license plate, and customize service reminders. The app supports multiple cars as well.
After each fill up, I enter in a few pieces of info and the app tell me how my MPG was for that tank of gas. It then averages out my MPG for all of the entries and totals how much I’ve spent on gas, service or both. It’s a real eye opener when you see just how much you spend on gas. It also encourages me to drive smarter, trying to get better mileage each tank.
These are a handful of the apps I use that I feel are “must have” apps. As I mentioned at the start, they cover a wide range of topics, so hopefully you found one that you can take advantage of. Of course, this is just one man’s opinion. I’d love to hear from you about your favorite apps and why.