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8 Apps to check out in 2017 (Part 1)

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that 49% of US smartphone app users use an average of 6-10 apps each week on their mobile phones and devices. With so many to choose from, you may miss some great apps that can make your life easier. Here’s the first 4 of great 8 apps you should consider using this year. Keep an eye out for the other half next week!


For the busy traveler, Skyscanner is a great way to find comparison pricing for hotels, car services, and flights. The service is free and users can complete the booking process directly with the hotel, car service provider, airline, or travel agency. The best part is that this 3-in-1 app service automatically pairs your flights with car service and hotel searches you complete so that you are not required to enter the same information twice. They feature top deals and share the best time to travel in their timeline view.

Google Trips – Travel Planner

Traveling has never been easier than with the great features on the Google Trips app. You can plan and organize trips with ease and store all your trip information like flights and hotel reservations in a single place. The best feature of this app is that it automatically maps out suggestions for sightseeing adventures for a half-day or full day. If you do not like their suggestions, simply tap the “magic wand” and the app displays more nearby attractions. Every time you tap that wand, you will see new places to visit.


You can navigate the Internet securely with the TunnelBear app, which is an unlimited secure virtual private network (VPN) proxy. This service is user-friendly and makes sure the Internet connections on your PC and all your devices across the globe are secure. How do they do that? Tunnelbear shields your personal information from prying third-parties and hackers on public WiFi, ISPs and other local networks through a AES 256-bit encryption. The app protects your privacy and bypasses Internet censorship so you have the freedom and security to navigate a more open Internet. The app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Web Browsers.


Instapaper is a wonderful app that bookmarks web content for you to read at a later time on one of your other mobile devices like a tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Let’s face facts. There are so many things to read, see, and digest on the Internet. With a simple click, you can save that awesome recipe you just found while browsing the web or that online newspaper article you want to read later during lunch break. The app makes your life easier by synchronizing all saved items to all of your mobile devices for you to read anywhere or anytime, even offline.

(Don’t miss our 2017 App recommendations Part 2!).

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