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Really useful tools, technology tips and tricks

Whenever we come across new, cool and “geeky” technology tips and tricks, new apps of software tips on the web that we love and find really useful to either help you enhance your digital presence or improve your performance and efficiency, we will share those secrets with you.

We invite you to share your own findings with us using #reallyusefultools on your own Instagram posts.

Sleep Cycle – Sleep Tracker

Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up in light sleep, helping you to feel more rested and energised.

Smoke Free – quit smoking in 2023

This app is genius because not only can you track cravings and progress, which will help deter you from lighting up.

My possible self

If your mental health is a concern, My Possible Self may be the app for you.

Sectograph – day & time planner

Check out Sectograph - an app that shows 12 hours of your day in a clever pie chart format.

PackPoint – Organize your packing process

We came across PackPoint, a travel organization genie!

23 Best Live Streaming Platforms for 2023

A live streaming platform allows you to upload and broadcast video content in real time as opposed to recording and uploading it after the event.

10 Emerging Mobile App Technologies for 2023 and Years Beyond

Uber, Zoom, Airbnb, Netflix, and all other leading businesses have something common in them: a mobile strategy that has won the hearts of their target audience.

Top 18 New Technology Trends for 2023

Technology today is evolving at a rapid pace, enabling faster change and progress, causing an acceleration of the rate of change.

How to Use Google Maps’ Time Travel Feature

Whether you want to view early iterations of your childhood home or experience New York City's Times Square as it was when you visited in the 2010s, the function can be used to see street-level views from over a decade ago.

VLC for Android

If you sideload video files and want a robust and trustworthy video player, VLC will easily do in a pinch, especially if your other media player has failed to play your current file.

SeriesGuide – show manager

With SeriesGuide, you can track your favorite shows, see when the next episode or season airs, and save your account to the cloud to ensure your hard work remains accessible no matter what Android device you use.

Copy Me That – recipe manager

This multipurpose tool lets you copy, organize, and manage recipes that you find online or input yourself.

Microsoft Swiftkey Keyboard

Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard is one of the most powerful and customizable third-party keyboards available.

Rafflecopter – online promotions made easy

Rafflecopter makes it “mega simple” to launch and manage a giveaway for any brand, on any website, as much as you want, with no I.T. help required.

RemoteNOW – Mobile app remote for Hisense Smart TVs

Did you know that Hisense is the No. 1 TV brand in South Africa?

All hashtag – hashtag generator for social media posts

Are you struggling to find the best hashtags for your social media posts?

Property24 – Start searching for your dream home

Download the Property24 app and find your perfect home.

PhotoAI, All-in-one AI enhancer toolkit for Mobile

If you own a business, TikTok marketing can be a great channel for your brand, as there is relatively little competition on the platform.

8 Useful TikTok Marketing Tactics

If you own a business, TikTok marketing can be a great channel for your brand, as there is relatively little competition on the platform.

SARS Mobi-App – Submit your Tax Return from your phone

With the new eFiling App, taxpayers can complete and submit their annual Income Tax Returns quickly and easily on their smartphones, tablets or iPads

RX Breakup

? Rx Breakup is an innovative new App (and soon to be social network) to help you get over a recent break up or lingering obsession.

Brickit – Lego buidling project ideas

Brickit is an app that gives you building projects from the lego bricks you already have.

How to stay focused

Anna Vital is an information designer and infographic author at Adioma. She designed a beautiful infographic, with easy hacks to stay focused, whether you are at work or at home.

Crumblyy – Life hacks

Crumblyy gives you unlimited access to a wealth of high-quality, genuine hacks on the topics that interest you.

Communities on WhatsApp

Communities on WhatsApp will enable people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them.

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

With Adobe Scan, easily capture and convert documents, forms, business cards and whiteboards into high-quality Adobe PDFs.

PictureThis – Plant Identifier

PictureThis® identifies 1,000,000+ plants every day with 98% accuracy-better than most human experts.

Keeper Password Manager

Keeper automatically generates strong passwords, stores them in a secure digital vault accessible from any device, and auto fills them across all of your sites and apps.

RunKeeper – Track your run

RunKeeper is the running buddy and coach you’ve always wanted but never knew about.

Top 10 Most Downloaded Apps of 2021

Many of the leaders were down, however, from their download counts for the previous year.

SnapScan – Make mobile payments in a snap

Now you can use SnapScan and pay for your groceries in a snap and without the fuss of handling cash, cards, or EFTs.

Libby, by OverDrive

Browse your library’s digital catalog of books, from classics to NYT best-sellers, to borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.


Stitcher is a free podcast app, it’s home to all your favorite podcasts and easy to navigate features.

Spotted by Locals – 80+ city guides by real locals

It's a travel app that recommends places to visit within your desired destination based on curations from people who live in and around the area.

Find my parked car

This Android app enables you to find your parked car with a few simple clicks by means of a map.

MyPlate – calorie and nutrition tracker

Whether you’re a health enthusiast or a nutrition newbie, the MyPlate Calorie Counter app from Livestrong is well worth the download.

Polarsteps – start tracking your next travel adventure

Are you planning a trip locally or abroad? Easily share your experience with friends and family by using Polarsteps.

Bandcamp – music community

Bandcamp is an online record store and music community where passionate fans connect with and directly support the artists they love.

Untappd – Discover Beer

We have come across an app called “Untappd”, that lets you discover and share great beers, breweries, and venues with your friends while earning badges for exploring beers of different styles and countries.

IPL 2022 App

The official IPL 2022 app brings you all the live action and exclusive coverage of the Indian Premier League.



Krita is a free and open-source raster graphics editor designed primarily for digital painting and 2D animation. It runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and Chrome OS.

WikiTree – Growing the world’s familytree

WikiTree is a free, shared social-networking genealogy website that allows users individually to research and to contribute to their own personal family trees while building and collaborating on a singular worldwide family tree within the same system.

Adobe Color

Adobe Color lets you create and edit themes with 10 colors or extract themes from images that inspire you.

Google My Business verification

Africa118 is a Google My Business Featured Partner. They can help you claim and verify your Business Profile on Google at no cost.

Google Translate – translate text on the go

We use the Google Translate app that instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

F.lux – adjust your computer screen’s brightness

We discovered F.lux, that makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

SA’s top YouTube content creators and tips from YouTuber Caspar Lee

British-South African YouTuber now entrepreneur Caspar Lee still earns royalties on his content despite having taken a break from being a YouTuber.

Create your own email signature

We came across a very cool site with an email signature generator.

EasyWebinar – Easy-To-Use Webinar Software Focused On Helping You Sell More

Have you heard of EasyWebinar? It’s a live streaming platform and marketing automation tool in one.

Sasol eBirds Southern Africa

The Sasol eBirds Southern Africa’s handy app is ideal on your next bird-watching trips for quick access to bird calls and assistance with bird ID.

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