There are over 2 million apps in both the Apple and Android App stores. That is a patently absurd, intimidating number. If you’re looking to get some good apps for your phone, how the heck are you supposed to choose?
Well, luckily, you’ve got tastemakers and curators like ourselves to rely on. If you’re looking to separate the wheat from the chaff and find the must-have apps for your phone, look no further.
10 Must-Have Apps for Your Smartphone in 2019
Below, we’re going to break down the 10 apps you’ve got to have on your phone this year. From finances to gaming, these are the apps you can’t live without.
With all of your different subscription services, credit cards, bill payments, and everything else, tracking your finances can be extremely difficult.
But thanks to Mint, this is no longer true. With this app, you can track your incoming and outgoing payments, hook up your credit cards and other subscription services to the app, and watch everything that’s coming and going out of your bank account.
If you use it right, this can be your one-stop shop for everything related to your finances.
If you’re a fitness junkie or just looking to lose a couple of pounds, MyFitnessPal is the best tool in any app store for tracking your food intake and your exercise.
Thanks to its obscenely large community of users, you can log almost any food you eat with accurate nutritional information. You can track your macro and micronutrients, as well as create recipes and log custom ingredients.
We live in an age of tremendous mental clutter. At any given moment, there are so many things that can distract your peace of mind – whether that be a terrible news story, social media, or video games.
If you’re in dire need of a mental health pick-me-up, Headspace’s quick guided meditations are the perfect antidote to the overstimulating world.
If you want the power of Photoshop, for free from your pocket, then look no further than PicsArt. With a very intuitive user interface, you can cut out people and place them on different backgrounds, add text, stickers, and so much more.
You can also make photo collages, frames, and airbrush subjects. If you’ve ever wondered how people make memes so quickly, PicsArt is the answer.
Letterboxd is a social media platform dedicated solely to conversations about movies, so if you’re a cinephile, this is the place to be.
Built by a movie-loving App Creator, with Letterboxd, you can add friends and share your reviews of the movies you’ve just seen. After a while, your profile serves as a diary of all the movies you’ve seen and you can think back fondly (or not so fondly) about how you felt about them.
You can also create lists of your favorite movies in the past year, for example, as well as anything else.
Do you like going to live events? If you’re always looking for the best deals on tickets for concerts, sporting events, and other big-ticket festivities, then you should definitely download Gametime.
Gametime is an app that provides insanely cheap tickets for live events in your area a week in advance. They rely on aggregating tickets for events that haven’t sold even though the date is fast approaching.
Because these empty seats need to be filled no matter what, these last-minute tickets usually go for super low prices.
You’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard about Fortnite by now, but we need to just reiterate how much fun this game is.
If you don’t know, Fortnite is a battle royale shooter – meaning it’s every man for himself, last man standing wins – that is equal parts whimsical and thrilling.
Fortnite was originally released for PC and console and was then ported over to smartphones. When the app was first released, there were a lot of bugs. But now the kinks have been mostly worked out. Now, the game is just a blast to play on the go, on the toilet, wherever you are.
8. Prime Now
Amazon’s Prime Now app has always been a must-have, but thanks to Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, it’s become even more vital.
With the Prime Now app, you can get same-day delivery of a wide variety of products stored at your nearby Amazon warehouse. And now, thanks to the Whole Foods merger, you can even get your groceries delivered within two hours!
The delivery fees are a tad expensive compared to what you’re used to, but if you’re in desperate need of something, it’s just a drop in the bucket.
Going out to restaurants and bars with friends is fun, but someone always ends up paying for everybody else’s drinks and food. But thanks to Venmo, you can send and request money from your friends for those small, everyday purchases that add up.
It also makes paying rent, utilities, and other bills with your roommates much easier. With Venmo, you can settle your debts in an instant.
One of the most difficult things about monitoring your mental health is accurately tracking where your head is at. You can be feeling bad for so long that you start to think that’s the norm.
But Moodpath helps provide some perspective. Three times every day, this app gives you questions to answer about your mental health and rate your mood.
It then gives you a visual interpretation of the ebbs and flows of your mood so you can see if you’ve been feeling worse than usual.
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With these must-have apps, you’ll be able to conquer your finances, improve your mood, and even have a little fun. We think you’ll find that your phone will become a lot less cluttered and burdensome.
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