Best Apps to Download This Year
Guest post by Michael Kordvani, Chief Editor & Head of SEO at Fueled. Michael loves to write about inspiring new technologies.
Google Play and iOS are the two major players when it comes to apps and games; which can be both a blessing and a curse. The positives is that we have access to some of the most intuitive applications you can think of. The power and freedom in the palm of our hands to literally turn our devices into anything is quite the feat.
The downside however is that there are literally millions of apps on both stores. Some are exclusive to one store or the other, whereas others are available on both. With such abundance to choose from it can be hard to find the gems among all of the noise. App developers work super hard to release some great stuff so it’s only fair that you get a chance to enjoy some of the best apps of 2017.
Take a look below at our list to discover some truly great apps - or you could go one step further and get in touch with an app developer and start releasing your own onto the market.
Feedly is an app for everyone who browses through site after site in search of high-quality content to read. Whether it’s tech related, business, food, hobbies...the list goes on and on. Simply select the kind of thing you’re looking for and Feedly will provide you with the latest articles that have been published on their respective sites. Best of all - it’s completely free!
With all the rage at the minute with cryptocurrencies you’d be forgiven for wanting to try and get in on the action. Coinbase allows you to do exactly that. It’s designed to act as a platform where you can purchase virtual currency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. What’s good about Coinbase is that it’s secure and you can buy parts of a currency. For example, rather than needing to spend $16,000 to invest in a single Bitcoin, you could part with $50 to buy part of a Bitcoin. Investing in Bitcoin could be just what you need. Especially as cryptocurrencies are definitely something to keep your eyes on; so Coinbase is a great option to investigate right now.
Pocket is a fantastic app which can cater for all sorts of different users. It focuses on the ability to download content such as videos or articles which you can then view at a later date. The benefit of this is that if you’re planning on being offline for a period of time - such as flying or working in a building where there isn’t WiFi and you have no data - then you can download things to view offline. If you want to learn how to become an app developer for example, then you can save tons of articles relating to learning the craft straight to your smartphone.
Last on our list is QuickBooks Accounting. This app is built for small businesses and can really help you keep track of all of your transactions, incomings and outgoings. It boasts tools which let you input and track all of your expenses as well as the sales you make. You can also use it to send invoices from the palm of your hand which can make things incredibly simple when you’re on the go. There is a $5 monthly fee after the first 30 days but if you’re a small business or app developer who is hoping to expand and grow then QuickBooks could be the solution you need.
Now there were plenty of different apps released this year (and every other year since iOS first released their App Store) but the four we’ve focused on are the kind of apps that usually get hidden behind a constant coating of different apps and games.
Apps are always being released and you’ll find it harder and harder to find those hidden gems although you’ll also find that app developers are ensuring what they release are very high-quality.