Having recently been awarded UK App Agency of the Year, we decided to roundup our team’s favourite apps of all time, from organisation and admin to donations and causes, here are a few that have our team’s attention.
We exist to help organisations change the world with Tech For Good, working with changemaker brands on mobile app development projects that make a difference in the world.
So expect to see a few good causes on our list, starting with an app to help feed the world’s most vulnerable communities…
1. Share the meal app, WFP:
The world’s first app against world hunger.
It only takes $0.50 to Share The Meal with a child in need. The app is one of many on this list which is transforming the way charities raise money, by connecting supporters to communities in a unique and personal way.
2. Johnson & Johnson, Donate a Photo:
Take a photo. Make an impact.
For every photo you share through the app, Johnson & Johnson gives $1 to a cause you care about. Taking something that people love doing on a daily basis and turning it into a platform you can use to give back.
3. Virgin Money Giving, fundraising app:
There are a number of reasons the Virgin Money Giving app made our list. But one thing that impressed us in-particular was that the app doesn’t simply let you view your fundraising page.
There are tips and ideas to help you raise, reminders in the run-up to your event, and you can even follow the progress of your friends and family.
As fitting charity into your daily routine goes, this one’s a MUST-HAVE.
4. SnapDonate, recognising charities:
A JustGiving Award winner… No wonder this app had the team buzzing!
SnapDonate transforms your phone into a ‘magical lens’ which can recognise charity logos. Now you can finally give to that charity that grabbed your attention on your commute this morning.
5. O2 Touch, social fitness at its best:
From veteran professionals to fresh-faced newbies, the O2 Touch app is social fitness at it’s best, building communities around touch rugby, and getting everyone involved in the much-loved sport.
Letting players learn all the ins-and-outs of the game, while O2 Touch centres host sessions for anyone and everyone regardless of age, gender or ability.
6. Ike, the task management app:
Ike app is THE to-do list on mobile.
Letting you organise tasks on importance and urgency, set reminders and due-dates and so so much more.
Ike has been a breath of fresh air for a lot of the CUBE team looking for a more interesting way of organising their days.
7. Yousician, musical learning:
Learning to play an instrument is no small task.
The Yousician app, however, is an engaging and entertaining way to learn the basics of guitar, piano and a bunch of other instruments.
With challenges, missions and exercises, this is no ordinary music app. One really cool feature is that the app can actually listen to you play and even give you feedback!
8. Pocket, the 'read it later' app:
The Pocket app gives you the chance to discover, save and share your favourite reads from across the web, whatever device you may be using.
The design of the app makes digesting this content so much easier, as well as letting you scroll through pages with the touch of a button so you don’t end up constantly covering the screen.
9. Slack, team communication:
We use Slack. A lot. So it’s no wonder it’s become one of my favourite apps.
Slack is how we communicate at CUBE and having access to this platform has proved useful on more than one occasion.
We use a lot of different channels; whether it’s a team, a specific project, piece of innovation or simply someone’s birthday, organising ourselves this way has made team communications quicker and easier than ever!
10. Filerun, an app for filesharing:
The app lets you use your smartphone or tablet to access remote files on a FileRun server, and streaming support is included.
You are able to access your files, send requests, develop plug-ins, prevent overwriting files… And better yet it’s free!
11. Barclays online banking:
Managing your personal and business accounts is the main purpose of the Barclays app, but you can also use it to make transactions, transfer funds and upload, sort and store important documents.
And a few new additions mean I can also personalise the app banner image, a small but significant feature which makes my experience with the app that little bit more special.
12. Twitter, a platform for watermelons:
Pip is a valued member of our team and it wouldn’t seem right to talk about apps without her.
Being as social as she is, Twitter was an obvious choice.
(Pip loves the attention, but don’t tell her we said that!)
So as you can tell:
We’re app-obsessed. So it’s no surprise that there was such a range of different opinions and ideas from the team.
Check out some of our own apps for more inspiration or follow us @3SIDEDCUBE to stay up to date with everything innovation, apps and charity (expect to see Pip too!).