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Our 5 Favourite Apps (as Recommended by Our Staff)
As you'd expect, our staff spend quite a bit of time using their phones and are a mine of knowledge on tips and tricks to get the most out of them. So we thought we'd put their knowledge to good use, in this instance recommending their favourite apps. Enjoy!
Ideal for when you need to plan your route when you're travelling across London or pretty much any of the big cities in the world. CityMapper provides a detailed route to your destination using available types of transport such as the Tube, Buses, Trains and Trams. CityMapper will work out the fastest route for your journey and it's 'GO' feature gives you an estimate of your arrival time in real-time. It also hooks up with twitter feeds from Transport for London to advise on any delays or station closures. Great for commuting to work or for planning sightseeing trips.
The iconic music identifying app Shazam is one of our all-time favourite apps. With more than 100 million users every month, Shazam is THE app for tracking down the artist and name of new or old tracks, finding out song lyrics and enjoying new music recommendations. Simple but effective.
If you're fed up of waiting on hold in a queue to speak to someone in a call centre then this app is well worth trying! WEQ4U does just as it says and it will connect you with UK call centres without you having to wait in the queue. It also saves you money as calls to most 08 numbers are free. The app works with most 0845/0870 numbers and it calculates how much money it has saved you in mobile phone charges if you had called the call centres directly from your smartphone.
You don't have to stay at home or in the pub to watch those important sporting fixtures or catch up on news broadcasts. Sky Go is a great streaming service to use when you're out and about, on the go or travelling. Simply download the app and you can enjoy live Sky streaming on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
One of the UK's favourite train booking websites is also available in app form. Save time and money by downloading the Trainline app for the best discounts on rail travel as well as information on train times and help with journey planning. The Trainline app also provides live information on train departures, which platform you will need and the latest news on any delays.