Apps are exciting. With millions of them already present in the digital landscape, there are hundreds that debut every day. From broader needs to niche desires, they manage to please or peeve users. Here are five worth considering.


Today, we have apps that are developed to satisfy, and even trigger, a need that we didn’t even know existed. A cutthroat competition that lays foundation of the mobile app world, there are a few that stick for a long time while others soon crumble like house of cards. We can go on and on installing countless, apps but there are a few that your should actually install and keep in your phone.

Without further ado, presenting you with the list of five must-have apps:


Do you wish you could know the name of the person who calls you from an unknown number? With TrueCaller for iOS and Android, that is possible. Rolled out to put an end to never-ending frustration, this app identifies the name of the person who calls you from an unknown number. In addition, you can block unwanted calls and messages, and while you are at it, you can also find any phone number.

With a list of useful features, TrueCaller is truly a savior that rescues you from annoyance caused by common spammers and creeps.

TrueCaller app


Like news and updates? We do too. Made for those who like to stay updated and wide awake, Flipboard for iOS and Android allows you to get the latest news about the topics and happenings you like the most. With plenty of topics to choose from, you can be sure to stay informed about the topics ranging from tech to sports to fashion to art.

A simple and engaging user interface is a bonus that comes with the surety of latest and real-time news about the subject you hold dear. The variety of themes and ease of use make it an essential ‘go-get-it’ for every smart-phone user.

Go Backup

Nothing is more hurtful than losing your precious data in case you lose your phone. Go Backup for Android offers an all-in-one data backup solution to satisfy the needs of a user who is into everything digital. From managing a backup for your messages, logs, contacts to files, it can also maintain a backup for your app data. With this app, you don’t have to worry about losing your mobile data; just go for full backup option or manually pick what you want to restore. To avoid a sentimental loss, this app is a must.

Go Backup for Android

Safe Trek

Our lives are always presented with a number of risks. Some of them might be out of our control, but there are some that we can have control. To keep you safe during the times you feel threatened or insecure, there is an app that is surely better than baseball bat or pepper spray and that is Safe Trek for iOS.

If you experience something unfortunate or risky while you are at the wrong place at a wrong time, Safe Trek can come in handy. All you have to do is press the button in the app which reads “Hold Until Safe” and let it go when you are posed with a threat. It will automatically notify the police about your location and can help you when your life or valuables are at stake. With multiple favorable reviews, this app ranks among the top security apps developed till date.

SafeTrek for iPhone

Hydro Coach

Everyone is a busy bee these days. During the demanding times we are living in today, everyone is so consumed with their hectic routines and tough work schedules. Besides this, our fast-paced lifestyle has also impacted our eating habits, and above all, our drinking habits. With the constant urge of caffeine or sugar intake that often comes from our favorite cup of coffee or fizzy drink; we are caught in a vicious circle and tend to miss the most important beverage of all: water.

To keep you hydrated, balanced and healthy, Hydro Coach for Android is one useful app that reminds you about your water intake. With a list of various interesting features, it helps you keep a track of your daily water intake by letting you setup your personal water needs.

Along with the water intake reminders, you can also analyze your drinking habits and work your way up to long term goals with the help of statistics provided by the app. For those who have been juggling between a tough routine and dehydration, this one is a sure short reliever.

Hydro Coach for Android

Final thoughts

Out of a plethora of mobile apps that introduce to us the genius minds and mobile app development gurus, there are a few that are actually worth keeping in your phone. Their installation rate might vary according to features, hype or passion but ultimately their utility and promise to satisfy the need they claim to satisfy will determine their usage.

Among other top notch apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, Snapchat, etc., TrueCaller, Flipboard, Safe Trek, Go Backup and Hydro Coach are five such apps that won’t disappoint any smart-phone lover.


About the author: Sani Abdul Jabar is Managing Director of VezTek USA a well known Web and Mobile App Development Company based in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in building and leading innovative and collaborative software development teams to deliver major software applications. He always stay up to date with latest trends in Mobile App Development and loves contributing on different technology Blog. Follow him on Twitter @VezTekUSA

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