1. Pushbullet. This app is the mother of all laziness. Once you've installed this app to your phone, it'll ask you to download the Pushbullet software that's needed. Then, all of the notifications that get sent to your phone are now sent to your laptop or computer, straight in front of you, on your screen.
Like I said, it's great for lazy people like myself, but it also means that you don't have to keep taking your phone out of your pocket and turning on the lock screen to check for notifications. This also means you save battery on your phone, as well as keep an efficient workflow because you're able to complete important tasks on your computer or laptop, rather than stopping to check your phone. Simple, yet brilliant.
2. Pocket. This app is great for people who love to read articles through the day. Pocket started out as a website (which still exists) where you could hand it the URL for any article online and it would save it as a clean-looking article with no ads, ready to read offline.
You can now install their app, which allows you to save articles to your smartphone, so that they're ready to ready in a simple layout. When you download an article into the app, you can choose the font size and tag the articles to keep them organised, and even share them through social networks or emails. Great concept for an app, and very useful.
3. Dolphin. There are so many web-browsing apps out there that it's hard to choose which one to go for. This causes people to stick with Chrome or Explorer to save the hassle. But, after trying out all of the most popular ones, Dolphin is probably the best.
It's probably the best because it does what it's supposed to do, unlike other browsers. It uses Google search engine and searches really quickly, I've found. It also offers a range of free add-ons, including Pocket, which allows you to save an article with just the tap of an icon. A fast and flexible app.
4. TED. You probably recognise the word 'TED' because it pops up a lot on random websites and at events. If you don't, it's basically a company that sets up talks on stage about a range of topics. Some of the brightest and best-known people have given a talk to a small crowd for TED to film.
That's right. Every single talk that's been given by TED, from happiness to art to history, is uploaded to the site of TED. This also means that when you download the app, you have access to every single inspiring talk they've ever given, and you can even download those talks in video or sound format, so that you can listen or watch them offline.
5. Geek. This is an app I've only discovered recently. I used to do all of my online shopping on Amazon, but now I use Geek. This is an online shopping app for tech stuff only, such as SD cards and headphones, but it's really cheap.
Geek has the cheapest online prices I've ever seen – for instance, it sells USB flash drives at just £2 for 64GB. It's so cheap that I did actual research to see if it was genuine, and I can confirm that it is. I highly recommend having it on your phone, either to browse or to have handy for when you need a cheap gadget.
Like I've said, I highly recommend these apps. I've tried and tested so many apps, but these are the five that have stayed on my phone since I installed them, so they're definitely worth using in everyday life. If you know of any apps that I should write about, let me know in the comments below.