5 Must Have Apps

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In today’s day and age of smartphones and tablets, it is all about the Apps. There are apps for everything. From photo sharing, to shopping and even for parking meters. The business of mobile applications is a Billion Dollar industry. Consumers today no longer want to log onto a mobile website, they want to download a company’s app.

We all have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram apps on our phone whether they are iPhone or Android. However there is an entire world of untapped Apps that will make your everyday life better.

Here are 5 Must have Apps for your smartphone

Whoosh

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Here in Syracuse, NY we have to pay for parking downtown. There a muni meters lining the streets and signs reminding you that you can only park for 2 hours.  Nothing worse than having to interrupt a meeting or event to run out and put change in the meter. This is where Whoosh comes in. Whoosh is an app available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Whoosh allows drivers to pay their parking meter but more importantly it allows them to extend their meter without ever leaving wherever it is they were.

Salt City Eats

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According to their discription on their Facebook page Salt City Eats is a guide to everything sweet, savory, spicy, hoppy, cheese-filled, and more in Central New York. If you’relooking for a new favorite, locally owned spot, this is your go-to app. We curate a list of the best food and drink in our area, you go out and enjoy it. The app is broken down into four categories: restaurants, caffeine (coffee shops), bars, and sweet tooth (bakeries). Scroll through and check out that business’s menu, read about current deals, even get directions and see how far away you are right that second.”

Venmo

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Venmo is a great app that allows you to quickly and securely send and receive money with your friends. This is an amazing tool should have roommates you split bills with. You can hold the money in your Venmo account or you are able to transfer it out to any bank overnight. Pay friends for dinner, drinks, rent and more. Easily collect money from people who owe you. Checkout with one touch in many of your favorite apps

Google Photos

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Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, searchable and organized by the places and things that matter. This app allows users to automatically backup their photos as soon as it is taken. Like most other apps, this app features numerous tools for editing and organizing photos. The best part? Unlimited storage for all of your photos. Only downside is they are not high resolution photos

Office Lens

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This essential productivity app allows you to scan documents just by taking a photo. Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too. Office Lens is like keeping a scanner in your pocket at all times. This is a must have application for anyone in business who travels and needs to keep receipts for  expense reports. Instead of keeping track of physical receipts, just simply scan them right into your phone

All Apps listed are available on iOS and Android devices

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