Ok, that’s a lie. If I share my real top apps for London list, it would be probably something like; WhatsApp, Viber, Instagram, etc. But no seriously, when I came here to London, my only friend was my smartphone… sad, but true. It’s helping me to discover new things, be at the right place at the right time and stay connected with people I meet. So I hope you have one!
So this is the list of apps I use almost every day. You’re not gonna find what bars or clubs are the best or where to catch Pokémon, but I’m sure there are many other blogs for that. I’m here to show you what is helping me to get to know the place, the culture and where the real opportunities are. Some of these apps you may know. I tried to create simple slogans that reflect the way I use those apps.
Enter the address and ruuun to catch the next train…
This one is a must in a top apps London list. This one is so easy to use. Basically just enter the address of the place you wanna go to and then choose the type of transport you prefer. After that just let the personal transit assistant take care of you. You just gotta try it out!
Where the free Wi-Fi at?
How many times you came to a coffee shop, ordered a coffee, sat down and opened your laptop just to discover that the local Wi-Fi isn’t working. I certainly have. This app is awesome. It allows you to see all free Wi-Fi signals in the area so you can catch Pokémons even without a data package.
Meet crazy people like you!
This one I’d say is my favourite. Maybe you already heard about this app. The question is, how often do you use it? When you come to a new place you feel lonely at first. Then you search for people that are like you or people that you want to be like, right? This is the place… I literally just scroll every day to find interesting meetups for the next day. It’s always good to be around people.
Get a ticket to blend in
It’s almost like Meetup, but this is more one direction oriented. And I don’t mean the boy band, although it seems like an important piece of the local culture. What I meant is that it’s mainly about people giving speeches rather than pure networking. But the event styles are mixing up, that’s why I use Eventbrite to find interesting events as well.
Business card, really? Just add me on LinkedIN
Well, I’m pretty sure you know what Linkedin is. What I discovered is that many tech people don’t use business cards anymore. They are like “pffff, a piece of paper is not tech enough”. Besides, it’s really practical when you think about that. You will never lose the contact. You can immediately see what they do and connect after the event with something like, “It was nice meeting you at the event”.
Impress your bae with cultural events with no money
To be honest I haven’t used this one very much. But it’s a nice way to find low-cost events happening in London. Let me know if you have any great experiences with it.
Is college too expensive? Get an online degree from Stanford
This is also a well-known app. And it’s a very useful one here in London. You can get a degree overnight from Stanford and employers do take it very seriously. You can become an expert in the field you choose!
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Looking for the cheapest deal for 1, 2 or 5GB internet?
This is a very nice user-friendly feature that helped me choose the best mobile phone network according to my preferences. I thought it might help you too.
Walk and develop skills in the same time
I didn’t even know, I had this app on my phone. Now I use it every day! I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t like to stare at his phone or book while travelling. I like to see what’s going on around me, watch things, buildings, people, everything. But at the same time, that’s 2 hours a day transferring from one place to another. That’s a lot of time I can use to my advantage… and that’s how I started listening to podcasts. There are just these moments when the guy says something funny and you start suddenly laughing in the underground full of people, and everyone start looking at you. You’ll get used to that! 😀
And the +1
No mysterious callers ever again
And the +1 is True Caller. I discovered this app from my brother about a week ago. How many times have you got a missed call and you had no idea who called you? Enter the phone number to this app and quickly discover who the caller’s name is. Isn’t it brilliant?
So that’s it for my top apps London list. If you have any suggestions or better versions for some apps, whether you agree or disagree, just right it down in the comments and we can start a productive conversation. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.