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Useful apps to make your life a little bit easier


(All apps are free and available for iPhones and Androids.)


An ‘appy, healthy life

7minuteworkout7 Minute workout: Working out doesn’t have to meet time out from your day. These simple workout sessions target areas of the body we’d probably all like to improve in less time than it takes to programme a treadmill. No equipment is needed and each move is demonstrated, so there’s no excuse for bailing out.



clueClue: One for the ladies, this menstrual cycle and ovulation tracker app lets you keep a handy record of dates and symptoms.



wightmonitor uaeWeightmonitor UAE: Suggests a meal plan according to your lifestyle and needs, offers its users unrestricted access to a dedicated personal nutritionist and tracks your calorie intake and outtake, so you can eat the right stuff and stay healthy. Just don’t switch it on during brunch.



tummyfishTummyFish: Launched by Dubai Health Authority, this cute little fish encourages children aged 4-6 to drink water more regularly. Available in both English and Arabic, this perky pisces rewards kids by allowing them to unlock games after crossing various obstacles




maticMatic: Not only can you book professional housekeepers online at your convenience without any hassle or fuss, but Matic can match you with your favourite housekeeper within the first few visits!



homecycleHomeCycle: All you need to do is collect recyclables and request a pick-up through the website or the app. HomeCycle will take care of the rest and make sure your recyclables find a second life.



betterhelpBetterhelp: Talk with a licensed, professional therapist online at convenient, affordable rates, because everybody deserves the help they need to be happy.



mrustamrUsta: Got a chore list longer than a rush-hour traffic jam? mrUsta is an open, online marketplace that allows customers to find quality service providers. Customers deal directly with no middlemen and receive offers based on their requirements, with no hassles.



beamBeam Wallet: Earn while you spend as you pay with your phone and get 30 per cent rewards back. Redeem rewards in dirhams, not loyalty points, at more than 3,000 stores.



CareemCareem: Get from A to B with fewer dramas using this UAE-based taxi hire service. Use the map or to type in the pick up location and get a fare estimation before you book.



camscannerCam scanner: Handy for those oh-so-frequent moments when you need to supply documents to officialdom, download this app and scan docs into clear and sharp images/PDF to email, fax or print.



Food, fodder, grub

plotosPlotos: Whether you’re paleo, vegan, detoxing or wheat-free, log in and choose from healthy food, handpicked from Dubai’s top restaurants and delivered direct to your door.



ZZomatoomato: Browse restaurants near you, search for the cuisine you’re craving or get suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The order online feature lets you do it all without the chat and Zomato’s support is super helpful if things go awry.



XEThe XE currency convertor: Have all of the world’s currencies on your fingertips, live exchange rates and charts and rate alert to monitor your regulars.



linked inLinkedin Job Search: Need a career upgrade? Linkedin Job Search gives you all the tools to easily find your dream job – or let it find you. You can do quick and easy job search based on title, location or keywords.


pocketNews and reads

Pocket: The simplest ways to save the things you want to find or read later like articles, recipes, videos and other items from app or web to your Pocket account for easy access later.



flipboardFlipboard: Whether you’re a news fanatic or simply want to get the headlines to stay updated, this is the app for you. After you download, you get the option to select the topics you’re most interested in, then the app creates themed magazines that are personalised to your tastes so you can do all your reading about the world in one go.



read with rtaRead with RTA: Invest your travel time rightly and enjoy a wide selection of books free of charge by simply scanning the QR code on #PublicTransport.



guzzleGuzzle: Discover your city as Guzzle gives you hundreds of 2 for 1 offers on food, pool delas, brunch in the best of the best restaurants.



Manage everyday errands

carryCarry App: Imagine having a personal assistant, without the need of making any phone calls. Delivering packages has never been easier, with a network of drivers available via GPS location and at your service with a touch of a button.



my small communityMy Small Community: Are you new to Dubai and find it hard to get all the necessary information about your neighbourhood? A free and private social network for neighbours to share information about issues, events, school activities, professional recommendations, garage sales or even lost pets.



schoolhubSchoolhub students: Manage your academic life and piling work with this app that helps you review your exams, assignments, courses and things to do in a dashboard so you never miss a thing.



dollarbirdDollarbird: Organize your finances instead of going broke! With this you can track and forecast your money by simply putting in events to your calendar to plan ahead so you don’t have too much month left before your payday.




dubai mallDubai Mall app: Shopping at Dubai Mall will no longer be a maze quest and it’ll be much easier to navigate the largest mall in the world using wayfinding feature on the Dubai Mall app. All you have to do is input the store or restaurant and you will be guided straight there.



sheddShedd: Declutter your closet for trendy new outfits, give the clothes you don’t wear anymore a second life and make money from your unworn, duplicate or unwanted fashion. All you have to do is snap a picture and post it! You also can buy all kinds of high-end fashion including handbags, clothes, shoes – you name it.



Just chill

netflixNetflix: Since it came to Dubai, it has revolutionised the way we watch our movies and TV shows. Simply watch online or stream right into your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more. What’s your must-binge series?



ventVent: Sometimes, it’s easier to express what you really feel to strangers. Connect with likeminded people making it easy to share feelings while making friends from people around the world.



shazamShazam: Has it ever happened to you that you’re in a restaurant or club and you hear an amazing song but don’t know the name? Shazam can identify that song you hear but just can’t place – in seconds – even with background noise or voices.



pinterestPinterest: Create your own boards and pin creative ideas, recipes, home décor, inspirational quotes, and lots more.




adobeAdobe Premiere Clip: Create fast and quality videos on your mobile phone that can also be easily shared. Simple editing, adding music, custom lighting and colour to enhance the appearance, and lots more can be done.



For the sporty

1010: The ultimate app for sporting fans, allows to discuss, react, capture and share content about key sporting moments with friends, while getting real time, personalised, news and score updates.




Source: Dubai Week

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