The most useful apps for 2020

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Like you, we want the most useful apps for our phones. The apps that are going to revolutionize functionality or, offer something so great that it becomes one of the must-have apps that has to be downloaded whenever you get a new handset. 2020 is beginning in two months time, and there are already a crop of inventive new apps that are well worth your time.

1. What We Want

Can’t find a gift for that person who has everything? Are you fed up receiving gifts that you don’t want or need? Share the cost of gifts with family and friends thanks to What We Want app.

The app is super straight forward: create a gift on the app for yourself, friends or family, be notified once anyone is contributing, once the amount is reached withdraw the money to buy the gift of your dream!
You will be able to download the app here.

2. TopDish

TopDish, a new foodie app that helps diners choose the best restaurant dishes and avoid the worst. The app – available for download through The App Store and the Google Play store, already includes over 87,000 ratings and comments on dishes eaten in the UK’s most popular restaurant – the UK’s largest dish survey of its kind.

Over 3,700 restaurants have been included in the survey, meaning over 15 million diners per month will be able to see the TopDish (the highest rated dish) in the restaurant they are eating at, along with how all the other dishes compare.
For more information head to their website:

3. Olio

OLIO is a food sharing app which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away.

To make an item available, simply open the app, add a photo, description, and when and where the item is available for pick-up.
A great way to build a more sustainable future at your own scale!
For more information visit their website here.

4. Dinepilot

Dinepilot is a revolutionizing new app for food allergen sufferers. Users can search restaurants by location and the app will show menus in real-time, providing customers with actual, current allergen advice for what’s on offer at that point. It doesn’t just cater for allergy sufferers either but anyone looking to filter out certain ingredients, such as those on vegan or vegetarian diets.

Users can filter dishes based on 14 of the most common allergens, as well as ingredients they might be looking to avoid, using the vegan or vegetarian filters. Once the customer identifies a suitable menu, they can book a table instantly via the app or contact the operator directly before checking the app for directions to the venue and sharing the information with friends and family. Whatever your diet, Dinepilot got your back!

5. JouleBug

JouleBug makes your everyday habits more sustainable, whether it is at home or at work. It’s a good app for anyone who wants to start forming green habits and needs a little push.

The app gives you green ‘actions’ related to waste, energy, transport and water. It also reward you for each ‘good’ actions! Remembered to bring a reusable bag? That’s 10 points. Switched off the lights? Five points. You’re given useful tips and videos to encourage you and for every action, you’re awarded points on the impact it has on the environment and your wallet.

You can also compete with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, confronting your energy bills and reduce waste by playing your environmental part. That’s always a start to save the planet.
For more information visit their website.

6. Good On You

Good On You Help you to shop better for the planet. The app rates over 2,200 brands, from popular high street stores like M&S, Zara and Oasis to smaller eco-brands. They score them by their impact on three categories: people, animals and the planet and label them as “we avoid”, “not good enough”, “it’s a start” and ”great” depending on the scale of their impact. If a brand has a “we avoid” rating, Good On You will suggest similar brands with better ethical standards.

Besides its amazing features, the app also includes advice, guides, and articles on ethical and sustainable fashion.
For more information visit their website.

7. Woeboot

Woebot help with emotional self-care and accompany you process difficult emotions and life events. Woebot is designed to help you self-asses, checking in with you regularly and helping you practice mindfulness exercises to try to help center yourself and improve your mental and emotional well-being.

The app promotes “self help”, and try to empower for people to learn skills that they can use again and again, as long as this is in the context of equivalent outcomes to other methods of getting help.
For more information visit their website.