It’s certainly no exaggeration to say that there is an app for almost every type of activity under the sun. However, some apps have a particular edge that makes them more useful, desirable or otherwise worth downloading.

With that in mind, we’ve collected a short list of the top apps you can use to make life simpler:

  • Mailwise
    This app is amazing in its ability to save you time. If you spend much time emailing on your smart phone, then you know what a hassle it can be to scroll through the various message threads for the information that you are looking for. Mailwise eliminates repetitive info and leaves you with only the essentials.
  • Hopper
    A great resource for anyone who does a lot of travelling, Hopper analyses (in its own words) ‘billions of flight prices’ in order to make predictions about how flight price will change over the short and long term. Armed with this app, you’ll feel much more confident when booking flights, because you’ll know that you really could not have arranged a cheaper flight.
  • 24me
    Rethink everything you know about digital personal assistant apps. 24me is able to do so much more. It features everything from a to-do list (of course) to much more complex features. It can even send out birthday wishes to loved ones on your behalf, help you pay the bills and more. You really have to give this one a try to fully appreciate it.
  • Charge App
    Relatively new to app stores, Charge App is an innovative app that provides you with a map of all the potential places that you could charge your phone in the area. This is a great resource when you’re travelling or otherwise away from home – as it allows you to extend the life of your battery.
  • RedLaser
    This is a spectacular shopping app that allows you to compare prices between merchandise in a specific store with those of the same product elsewhere. And there’s no need to actually type in the information. Instead, RedLaser will scan the barcode and do all of the hard work for you.
  • Evernote
    While it may not be a new app by any stretch, Evernote is still extremely useful. Type to-do lists, leave yourself voice or video notes, scan whole documents and so much more. Perhaps best of all, Evernote integrates marvellously with other apps and services, so you can really allow it to play a major role in the organisation of your life.
  • Headspace
    Markedly different from the other apps on this list, Headspace is all about mindfulness and finding your calm centre. It’s essentially a guided meditation app that claims to be able to train your mind for a ‘healthier, happier, more enjoyable life’. It is able to assist with several different types of meditation practice, and can certainly help to clear the clutter from your mind.

Download the above and get started on a refreshingly simpler existence. You may even find that apps like these fundamentally change your life.