Worthy Apps

The Apps which make our lives worth living


Our dependence on mobile technology, especially our phones can arguably be measured by the amount of apps we have stored away on our device.

So this year, in the spirit of a ‘spring clean’ we have gone through our mobile lives and attempted to cull some of our less ‘necessary’ apps (angry birds, was of course, excluded from this list).

The Guardian online fittingly noted that; ‘the web has undergone something of a makeover in the past couple of years. Apps, specialised miniature versions of internet-based services, now allow us to neatly populate our phones and tablet computers with our favourite bits of the web, from train times and painting tools to shopping services and karaoke. Simply packaged and easy to buy, apps have made niche corners of the web more accessible and mainstream’.

Easy to buy, easy to use and easy to forget about, so we have put together a few of our old faithfuls which survived the chopping block by proving their worth time and time again!

Our everyday essential picks:


Weather Pro: Finding something weather appropriate to wear is part of the daily struggle for most of us. Luckily this intuitive app offering weather reports for well over two million geographical locations, feeding in everything from cloud formations and atmospheric pressure to wind speed and humidity.
weather pro
Coffee Guru: While most major cities appear to have been invaded by Starbucks or some other large global chain, if you are searching for a local independent coffee shop, CoffeeGuru should be your first port of call. Coffee Guru is only available for iOS, so if you've got a Droid, try Bean hunter to find the greatest java haunt in town.

Metro Public Transportation: Commuters rejoice! Finally we have a straightforward application that offers travellers an easy way to plan their trip; whether it's by train, bus, tram or ferry. No matter where you are in the city, Metro Public Transportation has you covered, so say goodbye to late-night net searches for the route to take which won’t get you mugged.

Drink Tracker: I am not sure how we lived before this one. Drink Tracker records how many drinks you have had, along with the times of your drinks. Set a target BAC, and a countdown timer will show you how long it will take for that target to be reached. Obviously, it is not 100% accurate, and probably won’t stand up in court, so if you’re on the fence, maybe catch a cab!