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The 10 Essential Apps for All Your Gadgets

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There seems to be an app for everything these days. Whether you want a new TV show to watch, you need help staying focused, or you wish to pay your bills quickly, there is probably an app for it.

Here are some popular apps you should consider downloading that can make your life easier and more enjoyable.

Your Bank

Major banks like Chase, Capital One, and Wells Fargo have user-friendly apps that allow you to pay your credit card bills and keep track of your funds. You can also set weekly spending goals, transfer money to your different accounts, and apply for new cards through most of these apps.


If you often find yourself bookmarking articles and either losing them or forgetting about them, there is a new way to keep that content sorted. Pocket is a free app that lets you save articles from different websites, and it stores it in one spot, free of ads and other distractions.


If you are an audiobook or ebook fan, look no further than Scribd. For only about $10 a month, you have access to unlimited audiobooks and ebooks. It’s super simple to use, and there is tons of content to enjoy. There is also a free 30-day trial for new members, so you can decide if you want to pay for membership.

Cash App

Mobile payment services have also gotten more popular in recent years. Cashapp is one of the most popular of these apps, mostly thanks to the ease of the app. Cashapp is helpful if you ever need to pay someone back, split a bill, or even buy and share stocks! You can also apply to get a physical card that’s linked to your account, and you can use the app to apply coupons for different companies that change frequently.

Social Media

Whether you enjoy using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all of the above, it’s worth it to have the app on your device rather than using the website. Social media is a common way to pass the time and stay connected with others, and having your favorite site at your fingertips makes it that much easier.


Ah, YouTube. A treasure trove of entertainment. If you often find yourself with time to spare, consider downloading YouTube. Videos load quickly as long as you have a good internet connection, and there are millions of videos to watch. They also have full-length films you can pay for if you have more extended periods to kill.


Slack is a messaging app used to stay connected with coworkers. It is especially helpful if you work remotely. You can set up different “channels” with varying topic subjects to stay organized, and you can start private messages if you need to have one-on-one chats.

Ridesharing Apps

If you’ve ever found yourself without a ride, Uber can be a lifesaver. Or Lyft, depending on which you prefer. Regardless of which company you use, ridesharing apps are an excellent backup plan, so you have easy access to a ride when you need one. Make sure you use these apps safely by always checking the license plate of the vehicle and asking the driver who they’re supposed to be picking up.


Amazon is arguably the most-used online shopping platform. With thousands of products to choose from, the Amazon app makes it easy to buy whatever it is your heart desires.


TV and movie streaming sites are another great way to find new media to enjoy. Whether you prefer Netflix, Hulu, or any other service, there is always something new to discover. Netflix specifically has a new feature called Netflix Party, where you can sync up with your friends to enjoy a movie or show at the same time while chatting about it (or anything else) in an in-platform chat.

There are so many apps on the market that it can be hard to keep track of what’s useful and what isn’t. To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your devices, consider downloading the apps you think would be the most beneficial to you.