My Favourite Mobile Apps

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
My Favourite Mobile Apps

I use my mobile phone quite a lot, in fact, my usage borders on the unhealthy type of attachment to such devices. In my defence, a lot of my life is made much easier through the use of applications I have on my iPhone. In this post, I list a couple of those that are among my favourite ones.

PS: Some of these are rather specific to those living in Sweden, if you don't happen to live there, ignore them. I added a Swedish flag emoji next to these apps.

Apollo

I enjoy browsing Reddit now and then when looking for new memes or security news, and I can't describe how much the official app sucks. Apollo is undoubtedly the best Reddit client out there (if you have an iOS device) and one of the few apps I gladly pay to use their pro version.

Website: https://apolloapp.io/

BankID πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

BankID is the key to using pretty much all the electronic services in Sweden (both government and commercial services alike). Not a day goes without me using it to log in to my bank or the grocery store website.

Website: https://www.bankid.com/

Curio

I am a big fan of listening to an article whilst reading it at the same time, it helps me focus on the reading and consume the content at a much better rate. Curio is a fantastic app where you can listen to audio versions of articles from many popular sites (e.g. WIRED, The Economist, ...), all for a small monthly fee.

Website: https://curio.io/

EnOrEtt πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

If you try to learn the Swedish language, you would learn the pain of En/Ett pretty quickly, and it might haunt your dreams. There are no rules for which word is an En or an Ett word, you just have to learn these over time, and this app surely helps a bit.

Website: https://swedishforprofessionals.com/enorett/

Goodreads

I don't think Goodreads require any introduction. I use it to track my reading through the years and to find interesting new books that I might want to read in the future. I am searching for alternatives, but for now, Goodreads does the job.

Website: https://www.goodreads.com/

iVerify

iVerify is your personal security toolkit. Use iVerify to manage the security of your iOS device and detect modifications to your smartphone. iVerify makes it easy to manage the security of your accounts and online presence with simple instructional guides.

Website: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/iverify-secure-your-phone/id1466120520

Kivra πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

I am not a fan of getting letters from the government in my mailbox, partially because I hate paper letters, but mainly because I worry a lot about missing an important letter when I change addresses. Kivra is one of many secure digital mailbox services available in Sweden which allows residents to receive letters from all government letters and many other commercial companies.

Website: https://kivra.se/sv/privat

Locall πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

International phone calls are costly, thankfully, there is Locall. The app allows people living in Sweden to make phone calls at much cheaper rates. I am not really sure how it works, but I definitely enjoy using Locall.

Website: https://www.halebop.se/locall

Noisli

It's a white noise app, that's all to it. It's simple, it works, and helps me sleep some days.

Website: https://www.noisli.com/

NotePlan

An elegant note-taking app that uses markdown and supports note linking, among other great features. It's my current note-taking app alongside the native Notes app.

Website: https://noteplan.co/

Raindrop.io

Raindrop.io is a great bookmarking tool. I have been using it for almost a year to bookmarks resources I find interesting/useful and make them available across my devices. The interface is simple, and the features are decent, not to mention the good subscription price.

Website: https://raindrop.io/

Readwise

You know when you are reading a book on your kindle or an article on a website, and you want to save a certain quote easily? Well, Readwise can help you achieve that in a simple manner. I sync my quotes from Kindle, Pocket, Websites, etc. and I can browse all of them through one interface. It also supports flashcards and active recalling for better knowledge retention.

Website: https://readwise.io/



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