Technology has made many things too easy for us. There was a time when it was considered a luxury. However, it didn’t take long for it to become the need for every person regardless of one’s financial class. Today, we use technology for everything we do, from personal chores to professional work. 

One of the best and most common tech gadgets is a mobile phone. There are over 14.91 billion mobile phones used by around 62% of the world population, and they carry them everywhere with them. According to the research of Statista, this number is only expected to grow in the future. 


The mobile phone itself was not that big of a success in the beginning until smart software systems were introduced. They made simple mobile phones smart and started offering too many things that no one ever expected. 

It opened the door to unlimited opportunities for people all around the world regardless of their profession. People are running their entire businesses on mobile phones just by using the right applications. There is a 60% chance that you are also reading this article from your smartphone. 

If you want to get the maximum benefit from this device, here are a few apps you should install in it. Some of these applications are quite popular, but people don’t quite understand how useful they can be. 

MS To-Do List

This is one of the best applications if you have too many things to do every day. If you are enjoying your vacations or staying at home resting, then this might not be a great help for you. 

The only purpose is app servers is to help you manage your daily chores. It ensures that you don’t forget anything and get it done on time. It offers this basic service in such a manner that everyone finds it really helpful. Best of all, it’s totally free. 

You can add tasks in it with one click for each day. If you want, you can also set a reminder with the date and time. It will regularly show you the tasks you need to complete within that day. If some tasks are overdue, MS To-Do List will show you a separate list of overdue tasks.

Microsoft is one of the biggest IT companies in the world, and geniuses of their fields are working for it. When they do something, they do it with perfection. That’s why this very basic and simple app is the best tool for personal task management. 

If you have more than one type of work to do every day, you can create separate folders or lists for them. They are presented in a way that nothing gets mixed or too complex. For example, you can create a folder for things you have to do for your office. 

Google Drive

You will get this app pre-installed if you are using an Android device. Drive is one of the apps for Google Suite. All its apps are very useful and great at what they do. However, most of them are for professionals. If you are a professional, it is suggested that you install and use the complete Google Suite. It will make your life a lot easier by making processes easier for you. 

Google Drive, on the other hand, has many personal uses in addition to professional uses. Professionals use it to share documents and other files and folders. They can set rights to who can access the shared material and if they can modify its content or not. 

Likewise, you can use this app to share personal data with friends and family. For example, you can upload a folder on Google Drive with all pictures and videos from a trip and share its link with all friends and family members who need that data. This way, you don’t have to send them to every individual separately. 

A Walking App

A walking app has many benefits and features to offer for people who care about their health. The most basic purpose of this application is to help measure how much you have walked so that you can calculate your calories accordingly. 

Even if these applications are not one hundred percent accurate, they keep the user motivated to walk and jog more. 

To keep the users motivated, there are now mobile applications that pay you to walk. The app tracks how many steps you have walked every day and rewards you according to that every day. Some of them allow you to give the earned money to charities, and some pay you directly. They usually pay you in the form of a cryptocurrency, which you can sell any time you want. 


Everyone needs music; seriously, everyone. You are missing out on a great blessing of life if you are into music. There are very few things that make us humans feel very good. After food and sex, music gives you the most happiness and peace. 

Best of all, you don’t have to pay a lot of money for every song. You can listen to music free of cost on the internet using websites such as YouTube. However, it is suggested to install Spotify. 

Spotify is the best music app where you can find almost every song from every corner of the world and that also in the best of quality. It offers music in high-quality sound for free. You get some extra features by buying their premium, which is also easily affordable. 

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft is a giant, so it’s only normal for it to have an application for almost everything. They create software for every problem they see. 

It’s an email of its own, just like Yahoo and Gmail. But, in addition to that, they also have an app also called Outlook to help you manage all your emails in one place. 

They knew that almost every person who uses the internet has more than one email. You might have an email from your educational institute, one for personal use, and one from your job. It can be difficult to log in to every one of them separately to check emails. People lose many of their emails when they fail to check them every day. 

With MS Outlook, you will have all your emails in one place. You will get notified when you receive an email, and it will also filter out the useless emails for you. This will allow you to read all your emails in one place at one go without having to log in and log out again and again. 

There are other services that offer the same features. However, no one can offer the privacy and security of Microsoft. After all, you are giving the app the passwords to your important emails. 


LinkedIn is the most important online platform for professionals. You can log in to its website and use your account whenever you want; however, you should install its mobile applications as well. 

“Why?”, you might ask.

There are plenty of reasons. For one, you would always want to be active when an opportunity opens its doors. 

In the twenty-first century, only accurate and quick people succeed. You should always be quick to apply for any job and reply to a professional who reaches out to you in the inbox. It could be too late by the time you will log in to check notifications. 

Google Maps

You can’t get lost as long as you have Google Maps with you. You get this app pre-installed if you have an android device. 

This is one application you should always keep on your mobile phone and up to date. You might have to install some of its navigation features separately. You only have to enter a location, and it will automatically fetch your current location and guide you with real-time data. 

It will show and tell you where to take a turn and how far away or near your destination is. 


Here is another application that you should always keep on your device even if you don’t travel a lot. You can never be sure when you might need a ride for yourself or a friend. 

One thing I really like about Uber is that it will get you wherever you want even if you don’t have any money on you. 

Let’s say you find yourself at a place far from home without any money. Simply call an Uber; it will take you home where you can get money from a family member or just use an ATM on the way. The driver will wait without any complaints. 

Online Banking

You should definitely install the mobile application of the bank you use. It makes so many things easy for you that you will always be thankful for them. Whether it’s paying bills or taxes or transferring money to someone, you can get it done with a few simple steps. 

It also gives you real-time live information about your bank account. This means you would know if someone was stealing from you.