Last Updated on February 24, 2024 by Ahmed Khan
The day Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone to the world, we knew we were in for something extraordinary. Since then, smartphones have opened a floodgate of opportunities and have affected our lives in various ways. Undoubtedly, smartphones have taken over the world, and something that played a significant role in making them successful is mobile applications.
Our Ever-Growing Love for Mobile Apps
We have developed an intimate relationship with our mobile phones because of these applications. We carry our phones with us at all times, we eat with them, sleep with them, and it often feels like we are missing something if we forget them somewhere.
Since our love for mobile applications has grown so much, researchers now believe that mobile phones are not something we use but something we live in. A recent study by Flurry Insights also shows that about 90 per cent of the internet time is spent on mobile applications.
Why We Have Fallen In Love with Them
Mobile apps are literally at our fingertips and since accessing them is so easy, we are addicted to them. However, that is not the only reason we are addicted to them as applications are also made so that we get addicted to them; for example, most apps are made seamless, quick and smooth on the eyes so that we get used to them quickly.
Their benefits are also something that makes us get used to them, for instance, you can get details about the weather, know how many steps you have taken or know what’s happening on the other side of the world. It is said that humans are social animals, and we constantly look for connections; mobile applications have also made that possible as we can connect with apps like Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.
The under-the-radar Apps
Meanwhile, even though there are so many famous apps like the ones mentioned above, developers worldwide are making new apps. The developers know huge the market is mobile apps and how much everyone is addicted to them; since there are so many apps beings released almost daily, we could miss out on some.
So, to make sure that you don’t miss out on some of these gems, we have carefully created a list of the six best apps you must have never heard about before.
You must have guessed from the name that the first app on our list has something to do with the bathroom. Flush is simply a bathroom finder app; however, it has done wonders for people worldwide. Finding a bathroom in a place you don’t know is extremely tough, and even if you do find one, you can’t say if it is clean or not.
The flush helps with all those problems as the app locates all the nearest amenities and provides reviews by people who previously used the bathrooms. Flush is also great for tourists, especially people with chronic issues. The best thing about this app is that it is free to use, and it also tells you whether you have to pay for the restroom or need a key for it. It removes all the barriers associated with needing to use the facilities, allowing you to stay stress-free.
Billions of people worldwide get affected by mental health-related issues every year. However, the topic of mental illness is challenging to talk about for most people. This is because many people view it with a negative stigma. However, many people are changing things and making it easier for people to deal with their mental health issues.
Some of these people include the developers of the Wysa app, the primary purpose of this app is to help people deal with mild depression and symptoms of anxiety. The application does this with the help of a bot that interacts with you and engages you in peaceful conversations. The app utilizes the principles that are drawn from CBT and relaxation tools. The app will keep you hooked with its additional features, such as video and audio segments for relaxation and yoga exercises.
This iPhone application is best for people who love to read. Even if you are someone who wants to get in the habit of reading or not been able to read as much as you would like to, the app is guaranteed to help you. The base is a reading tracker app that allows you to catalogue your current reading list, add your thoughts and reactions to a book and even build a wish list.
The application has some great reviews on the app store, but the sad thing is that many people don’t know about it. The reason for such excellent reviews is that the app has turned a lot of occasional readers into avid readers. The app makers have also ensured that they consistently provide a fantastic user experience with constant updates and a user-friendly interface. Overall the app is best for both casual readers and professional readers.
The next unsung hero on our list is an app called Wakie, and as the name suggests, the app has something to do with waking you up. The developers initially introduced the app for people who have a tough time waking up in the morning and often hit snooze instead of waking up. The app solved this issue by letting strangers call you to wake you up. Having a natural person wake you up in the morning is a friendly way to start your day, and people love this idea.
Since the app users were the loving the idea of communicating with strangers, the developers also introduced different topics on which strangers could communicate with each other. The Wakie app gives you advice on being a good listener and being a great communicator. The app also allows you to provide stars for different users based on their communication skills and flags inappropriate comments and calls. The creators of Wakie also block all kinds of spam and don’t allow things like AirG Spam.
ConCepts guarantees that it will bring out your inner artist; this is a compelling sketch pad application that allows you to create your masterpieces on different canvases. The app has some great and accurate brushes and pencils designed to respond to pressure ideally and even respond to velocity and tilt. The main reason why most professionals love this app is that it is very lightweight and can be helpful on the go.
Spotted By Locals
This application also lives up to its name as it is among the best travel apps. Spotted by Locals recommends places you should visit if you are a tourist and are at a new place; these recommendations are primarily based on the reviews of local people.
The best part about using this app is that the travel guide is also accessible if you are offline and don’t have an internet connection; spotted locally makes sure that you feel like a local wherever you’re travelling. The app is free to use; however, you have to purchase them if you want to complete city guides. The application is available for both iOS and Android devices.
These were some of the best lesser-known apps with various unique features. However, the industry’s big dogs are getting drowned out these apps. Looking for such apps could be like finding a needle in a haystack. However, it is recommended that you keep searching for applications that help make your life easier because when you find something useful, all that time spent on searching would be worth it.