Useful Apps for your smart phone

In the digital age, our smartphones have become more than just communication devices; they are gateways to a world of entertainment, learning, and personal improvement.

The right mobile apps can transform your phone into a versatile tool, whether you’re an avid reader, keen learner, music enthusiast or enjoy a hike along the countryside trails. See below for some of our suggested apps to get you started.

Woman with purple nails using iPhone

7 Useful Apps to Download

PayByPhone App Logo


Pay for your car parking on your phone. Link your bank card to your account and enter your reg number to pay easily. You will get a text when your time is about to run out and you can extend without returning to the car. (Check the car park signage as some areas may use another app) 

FreePrints App Logo


Print out all the photos on your phone. Every month you can chose 45 free 6x4 photos to get sent straight to your home address, you just pay for postage. Other sizes have a charge.

Green AllTrails App Logo

AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run

Find new walks. You can define by length, difficulty and even choose ones that are family friendly or have a great view.

Red Play Button YouTube App Logo


A fantastic resource full of “how to” guides and tutorials. You can learn how to change a tire, tile a bathroom or how to create and upload your photos to the cloud.

Google Lens App Logo

Google Lens 

Use your phone's camera to search for real life items, from plants to paintings.

Spotify Music App Logo


The biggest music streaming app, you can search for specific songs, albums or artists and create your own playlists. There is a free version or you can pay for premium without any ads.

Amazon Kindle App Logo

Amazon Kindle 

You can have the Kindle app on any device to download eBooks, magazines or audio books. It is linked to your Amazon account.

Cosmic Digital Skills Logo

Cosmic are the digital solutions people facilitating digital success for all, in a uniquely crafted and inspiring way. They have a range of fully-funded digital skills and transformation programmes across the South West. Take a look at what’s available –

Workplace Digital Skills – equipping the workforce of SME’s in Devon & Somerset with essential digital skills necessary for success.

Digital Leadership for SME’s - Preparing managers & leaders with the skills to plan and drive digital transformation across their organisation. Open to SME’s in Devon & Somerset.

Prosper Business Support – Free business support for pre-start and trading businesses in Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter, aiming to assist businesses in enhancing productivity, achieving net zero goals, entering new markets and developing new products.

Pathway to Net Zero - Free support for Plymouth-based businesses to adopt more environmentally conscious processes and move towards becoming net zero.

Future Farming Resilience – Fully funded digital and technology support for farmers and land managers within the South West region. Improving digital skills to enable them to have the confidence and ability to navigate the Agricultural Transition.

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