According to Statista, the total number of mobile app downloads in 2017 was almost 200 billion, with Facebook and Amazon being the most popular.
Today, mobile apps account for almost half of all internet traffic.
With over 3 million to choose from, it can be hard to find the best, most useful apps.
So, here’s a list of 2018’s greatest apps to make your life a little easier.
Pocket is an offline reading tool that lets you save articles, pictures and videos for later viewing on your phone, computer or tablet.
This free app lets you automate certain tasks on your phone by creating customized “applets” or tasks built around the “if this, then that” structure.
It allows all your apps to work together to automate tasks and make your life a little easier.
This free table reservation app lets users find restaurants near them and see reviews, menus, available tables, wait time and make reservations right in the app.
Uber is an on-demand ridesharing app that has taken the public transportation world by storm.
You can easily set up an account and book a cab, rideshare or premium black car service for a small fare, day or night.
Waze is all about finding the fast, most efficient route. It provides real-time traffic information, including accidents, speed traps, road construction and anything else that may increase your travel time.
You can also get cheap gas alerts and send your ETA to anyone.
Mint is one of the best apps on the market for managing finances. It pulls all your accounts into one app for easier managing and gives insights into your spending habits.
You can even make budgets, set bill payment reminders and see your finances in clear and easy-to-read charts and graphs.
Tab is a free, simple app for splitting a bill at a restaurant.
Just snap a pic of your check and tap your items to claim them. The app even calculates your tax and tip.
This app allows you to block ads and trackers on your phone.
And, unlike other adblocking apps, this one doesn’t see what sites you visit or track you.
Evernote is one of the best cross-platform note-taking and note-sharing apps.
It allows you to easily take notes by writing, typing or taking a photo, then you can sync them to other devices or share them.
This free app keeps your schedule organized and on track. It allows users to make to-do lists, set reminders, notes, and share lists with others.
You can also sync between your phone, desktop, web and tablet and integrate all your calendars into a single view. And, the voice-entry features lets you add items to your list just by speaking.
Venmo is a secure app from PayPal that allows you to send and receive money instantly to anyone with a Venmo account by linking your credit card or bank account.
Even with the emergence of several copycat money transferring apps, Venmo has remained at the top.
LastPass is a free password management app that securely stores all your passwords in one place so you’ll never forget a password again.
The app can also securely store credit card information to simplify online shopping.