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What apps would you recommend ?

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NanKate Sat 25-Nov-17 08:11:14

I now realise how easy it is to download an app.

Today I downloaded BBC Sport asI discovered yesterday I could watch The Davis Cup live from here even though the BBC does not advertise this anywhere.

The National Trust is a good app to have too so that if you are on hols you can look up local places of interest to visit.

Over to you.

maryeliza54 Sat 25-Nov-17 08:24:26

BBC Weather Trainline MyTaxi AA Parking Michelin restaurants BBc IPlayer IPlayer radio and my banks’s mobile app which I wouldn’t be without.

maryeliza54 Sat 25-Nov-17 08:26:04

And Kindle of course

kittylester Sat 25-Nov-17 08:43:18

I have BBC news, BBC weather, Rightmove blush, fb, a few word games. WhatsApp, Outlook, a couple of CBeebies things and quite a few more.

Anniebach Sat 25-Nov-17 08:59:10

On computer or iPad ?

kittylester Sat 25-Nov-17 09:00:03

Mine are on my phone.

shysal Sat 25-Nov-17 09:59:45

Grid reference OS in case I get into difficulty when out walking, so that I can report my location.
TV Catchup.
BBC local weather.
Birds of Britain.
4 pics 1 word.
A few Angry Birds games.
Beauty plus
ICE card with all info in case of emergency.

ninathenana Sat 25-Nov-17 10:04:13

Oooh kitty I didn't know there was a Rightmove app. Guess what I'll be doing later smile
I have BBC news/weather, Trainline, Whatsap, 2-3 games and probably a couple of others too that I can't remember.
I like the sound of the NT, that's another to look at.

midgey Sat 25-Nov-17 11:07:37

I like the sound of Birds of Britain, going on a hunt right now!

BlueBelle Sat 25-Nov-17 11:39:29

Plant identification , bbc iplayer, itv and channel 4 word, word with friends, a couple of other games, internet banking snapchat I don’t like it but it’s onfor youngest granddaughter who’s not on fb

Ailsa43 Sat 25-Nov-17 12:05:25

Are these apps for phone or computer?

maryeliza54 Sat 25-Nov-17 12:22:04

Mine are on m6 iPhone and iPad

ninathenana Sat 25-Nov-17 14:41:32

Minephin on my android phone

craftergran Sat 25-Nov-17 14:46:04

I have the Lidl and Aldi apps so I can look at the coming deals and also find the nearest Aldi or Lidl to us when we are gadding about

Nanabilly Sat 25-Nov-17 18:41:25

Me and my grandson love the birds of Britain app. He plays the birdsong like you would a game.
I love Google maps too as you can find anything you want wherever you are.
Last week while in our caravan we found a quality chip shop .today we found a specialised bike shop just by looking at my phone . No more driving round streets looking as if you are on the pull for a quickie.

NanKate Sun 26-Nov-17 07:49:14

Thanks. I think I will try 4 pics one word and Birds of Britain. I am sure I can't resist downloading Rightmove, what about Zoopla wonder if they do an app ?

What particular word games do you use Kitty ?

jusnoneed Sun 26-Nov-17 08:36:21

I have Word Battle and Word Champs, two weather apps, one sport, Pinterest and a couple others on my iPad.

harrysgran Sun 26-Nov-17 08:48:01

Spotify Lidl Aldi also patient access to quickly book appointments order repeat prescription my shopi brilliant to remind me what I need at the supermarket and pinterest oh and calm when I need itsmile

Twopence Sun 26-Nov-17 08:51:42

I have a lovely Magic Puzzle app. You can download free jigsaw puzzles for every day of each month and the more puzzles you do the more points you get to download further puzzles.

Nona4ever Sun 26-Nov-17 09:00:24

Shazam on iPhone and iPad. It’s magic! If you’re listening to any music on say, the radio, and desperately need to know what the piece is and who’s performing it, just switch on Shazam, let it listen for a few seconds and it tells you all you want to know. Brilliant.

redamanthas Sun 26-Nov-17 09:03:58

Great suggestions. I have a few of those mentioned but haven't downloaded BBC iPlayer radio. Am off to do it right now! Thanks

Coconut Sun 26-Nov-17 09:11:14

Pinterest !

EthelJ Sun 26-Nov-17 09:11:20

BBC player app is great because it means I can catch up with The Archers on my phone! The cbeebies game app is very good and has very good fun and educational games for little ones. My favourite and most used app is WhatsApp though because it let's you share photos and videos.

EthelJ Sun 26-Nov-17 09:14:58

The First bus app is also very useful because it let's you check in real time when the next bus is coming. Re word games I use Word Brain.

TillyWhiz Sun 26-Nov-17 09:28:45

BBC News, BBC Weather, NW Storm Radar which actually shows where the rain is!, Facebook, Twitter, Plane Finder ( we have a lot over!), then the games - Word with Friends, Ruzzle ( through which we skype with new friends in the US!), Hay Day and Bakery Story (blame my granddaughters).