Apps, apps everywhere. Most are mediocre at best, but not the eight that we've listed here, which have changed our lives for the better in some small way.
But which was the one Singaporeans could not live without? It's time the humble little application be named and famed for its contribution of convenience in 2014.
It might not be the most glamorous choice on this selection, but it’s necessary. Saving you the hassle of having to seek out an AXS machine to pay your bills, the app is available for you to do just that on the go. It also tracks your payment history digitally so you don’t have to keep an unwieldy file of those bills. Convenient.
Carousell is the digital equivalent of the fleamarket. What remains the same is that your place stays free from clutter. All you have to do is set up an account, snap a photo of the thingmajig in question, enter a short description and wait for the offers to pour in. Just watch that you don’t spend all your hardearned cash back on the other listings...
It’s starting to look like this food app has a permanent place in all our best app lists, but for very good reason. Its comprehensive listing and loyal following make it the perfect one-stop shop for all things food-related in Singapore. It also has a Malaysian version should you want to venture across the Causeway.
Why go to town when you have all the shopping you need at your fingertips? Browse Lazada’s huge catalogue of products like watches to electronics, tap to secure and have it delivered right to your doorstep. Keep an eye out for promotions and you could even save yourself a bundle. Plus no need to deal with snotty service.
Film fanatics, this is where you get your movie fix. The enabler of an app delivers alerts in case you miss the movie you’ve been waiting for, the ability to book tickets within the app itself, as well as the quintessential movie listings you need. They themselves come complete with trailers, showtimes and synopsis so you won't pick the wrong film to watch.
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Too lazy to head out to refill your fridge? Just pick your phone up, and you’re grocery shopping, virtually. Create a shopping list, browse the newest offers or just get right into the fresh food. The app even provides recipes so you can keep your hands off those instant noodles for now (unless they too are going into your shopping basket).
Providing commuters with an alternative ride and drivers with an alternative source of income, Uber is the sleek, smooth rider you’ve been waiting for. Providing a variety of rides (UberTaxi, UberX, and UberExec) to the masses, the ride-sharing company also did a couple of Free Ride Days to heat things up.