By now, we have all long accepted and learnt to appreciate that we live in the era of technology. There is an app for nearly everything! From decluttering to ordering groceries online and digital galleries, we’ve rounded up our favourite apps we’re currently using…
If you’re not sure how to start decluttering, who better to ask than bestselling author and revered ‘tidying consultant’, Marie Kondo? Well, she’s put her advice into one easy-to-use app, KonMari, to help you streamline the process. Free for iOS/Apple.
Google Arts & Culture
This app takes exhibits online, bringing art to your device by collaborating with over 1 200 galleries, museums, and institutions from 70 countries! Find art you love, searching with filters like colour or time period, and add favourites to your online collection. Free for iOS/Apple and Android.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get medicine or groceries on demand, the same way you can have dinner delivered through an app like UberEats? Zulzi has made this possible – it’s like having a personal shopper you can track! Buy goods from as many different participating stores as you like – from Pick n Pay and Dischem to Woolworths, Clicks, and Liquor City – and they collect and deliver in under an hour, from as little as R20 (excluding product cost). Free for iOs/Apple and Android.
22Seven gives you a clear breakdown of your money. Input details of any accounts you want to keep track of (from bank accounts to loans), and the dashboard will display a summarised overview all on one page. This way, you can visualise your net worth, how much money you have in the bank, and how much money you owe at a glance. The secure, private app also gives you a breakdown of daily, weekly and monthly spending, generating an automatic budget for you using that info (you can also create your own budget if you’d prefer). Free for iOs/Apple and Android.
The world’s most popular music-streaming app gives you access to a constantly-growing catalogue of exciting new music from an array of international and local artists alike. What makes the Swedish music player truly unique is how the company cleverly uses your listening habits and taste choices to create personalised, curated playlists they’ll think you love. The free version of Spotify gives listeners access to the same rewarding features as Spotify Premium (R59,99 a month for ad-free and offline listening), like playlist hubs cleverly sorted into mood and genre, and automatic low-bitrate streaming, which is perfect if you’re connected to Wi-Fi. Free for iOS/Apple and Android.
Compiled by Features Writer Savanna Douglas