Mobile apps are a part of everyday life. We can’t get up without our sleep tracker alarm going off as we enter a light phase of sleep. We can’t get started with our day without checking our calendars and to do lists. We can’t even fall asleep without our meditation app helping us to release the chaos of the day.
And never mind the checking of social media, chatting to friends in messenger apps and ordering takeout through a delivery service.
So, what are the biggest mobile apps for 2020? We’ve got a rundown of the top five being used on both Android and iOS this year:
With the bulk of the world in some form of lockdown or self-isolation, it’s not surprising that the most popular app at the moment is Houseparty. Users can set times for virtual social gatherings, chat to individuals and video call with everyone in the group.
It’s all about just hanging out with the people you care about while maintaining proper social distancing and keeping everyone safe. You can also play games and take quizzes with each other on the app to help pass the time.
Move over Tinder, there’s a new dating app in town. This one offers the same functionality of swiping left and right on potential matches, but it gives you a little bit more to base your swipes on.
You can set up a full profile, with information about yourself, your likes and dislikes, and just generally tell people more about who you are and what you’re looking for. Bumble also has a cool twist in that it encourages women to make the first move once you’ve made a match. Additionally, if no one starts the conversation, the match disappears after 24 hours.
Looking to improve your dinner repertoire or need something tasty to snack on while playing at Bingo Café UK? Or maybe you need something extra special for a big occasion? Yummly has a seriously impressive array of recipes that range from super easy for beginners to intricate and complicated for those who want a challenge.
Set up a profile and you can save your favorite dishes for the future or pin ones that you want to try one day. You can even set up a shopping list based on the ingredients of the recipe you’ve picked.
Flipboard has been around almost as long as smartphones and tablets. It’s the original and still one of the best ways to curate your news and lifestyle reading.
The more you use the app, the more it will learn about what you like to read and will even suggest other magazines or news sites to try based on your preferences.
5. Google Fit
Tracking your health and fitness is a massive trend around the world right now. Google Fit has become one of the most popular options for people who like to use their phones for step counting and logging activities. You can also link it to smart watches for even better tracking options.