From helping you discover podcasts to splitting bills and recommending shows, we curate a list of fun and easy-to-use apps that have Gen Zers glued to their screens
“Making plans sucks. It’s slow. It’s boring. It’s annoying... so we fixed it,” say Neil Tanna, Duncan Cowan and Jake Jenner, three friends who co-founded this app. It doesn’t require you to chat on WhatsApp groups to make a plan. Find out when everyone’s free instantly and set a date on its in-built calendar which syncs with your existing calendar. Every plan has its chat box, so you don’t need to scroll anymore through your WhatsApp group chats for an update on the event. You can invite your friends, even the ones who are not on the app.
We waste a lot of our time looking for a movie or a show. Flyx is a social networking arena that helps you connect with your friends and recommend things to watch. This app is connected to other social networks like Instagram and Snapchat and will allow you to recommend things to others. It provides you with information like cast, review, parent guide, and where to watch. The best feature is that you can keep a track of what you’re watching and also review it instantly. For the people who love movies, it’s a lifesaver.
One thing that every 20-something has to keep in check is their expenses. Working with a budget is crucial for those years and Splitwise is a comfortable money management app that helps you divide your bills and keep a track of expenses when out with friends. Regardless of the age group or economic strata you belong to, this app is a must-have.
Do you ever just want to surf through podcasts? Then this app is all you need. Moonbeam helps you discover podcasts. It also develops a personalised feed for you, and curates mini clips. You can also create channels and share stuff like favourite bits of a podcast you’re listening to with your friends. It’s the perfect app for people who love to listen. Apart from the functionality that saves you from the aimless wandering on music apps for podcasts, Moonbeam also offers several cool features like Tip or Beam for its users.
If you’re on Instagram, Reports+ is an app that helps you keep a track of your account. It provides you with information of people who visit your profile, people who’ve blocked you from their accounts and shows you the accounts that don’t follow you back or have recently unfollowed you. It’s a complete package for a person who loves to scroll through Instagram. Obviously, it’s free, but there is also a premium package that costs R449 per week or R2,100 per year. The only thing this app lacks is a user interface. The amount of pop-ups and ads in it can come across as annoying.
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