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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.

Zomato – restaurant directory

Zomato is a restaurant directory and reviews app. From swanky upscale restaurants to the coziest hidden gems serving the most incredible food, Zomato covers it all.

Yr.no – the only weather app you’ll ever need

We have found that Yr.no gives quite accurate readings. Scroll through a beautiful and animated sky to see how the weather changes hourly, and get all the need-to-know details at the same time.

Lifesum – Healthy eating & diet

We came across Lifesum that helps you learn to eat in moderation and improve how you feel. It gives you nutritional guidance, feedback, tracks your food intake, and even gives healthy, tasty recipes.

BringFido – Pet Friendly Hotels

We came across BringFido, which is an app that shows you where your closest pet friendly hotels, restaurants and even dog walks are.

Star Walk 2 – Best astronomy guide

Star Walk 2 will give you all the answers you need. See the real-time interactive sky map on the screen of your phone and enjoy stars, planets, and constellations. 

AllTrails – a new way to discover nature

We came across AllTrails, which lets you discover nature with hiking, biking, backpacking and running trails around the world.

ClickUp – Make your goals reachable!

We recently came across ClickUp, the world's leading goal management and productivity app, in fact it's one of the best free goal tracking apps we have seen!

Cookpad – find and share recipes

Cookpad is a global recipe-sharing platform and cooking community, where people like you come to browse, search, create and share thousands of home-cooked recipes everyday.

The Pattern – in-depth personality app

We came across The Pattern, which is an in-depth personality app, to help you better understand yourself and others.

V1ce – the last business card you’ll ever buy

Try a more modern method by using V1ce. It uses NFC technology enabling you to share all of your information when the card is tapped against a smartphone automatically putting your details into the prospects address book

Goodreads – world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations

Don’t forget about Goodreads; the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations.

WiFi Map® – Free internet connectivity tool

We came across WiFi Map® that has more than 150 million WiFi hotspots available worldwide and the number is growing daily thanks to our community.

Think Dirty – learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics

Think Dirty is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products.

Zapper – mobile payments application

Zapper is a South African mobile payment gateway and loyalty rewards application that allows users to make fast, easy and secure payments in a matter of seconds with their smartphones.

Remote Mouse – use your phone as a remote control for computers

Remote Mouse™ turns your mobile phone or tablet into a user-friendly remote control for your computer.

Checkers Sixty60 – Online grocery shopping at your fingertips

Checkers has a mobile app that lets you choose from over 15,000 items! Once you have placed the order, they will also let you know if they don’t have specific items in stock and offer alternatives.

Clothes size – easily convert clothing sizes

We came across an app called Clothes Size that helps you convert measurements easily and you can even save different clothing sizes if you are shopping for more than 1 person.

Yidio – discover new series and movies to watch

We discovered that Yidio lets you search and discover across all your movie and TV apps at once, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, CBS, Amazon Prime, ABC, Lifetime, Crackle, HBO GO, MTV and many more.

YouTube Kids – built from the ground up with little ones in mind

To keep children safe, Google developed YouTube Kids in 2015.

Snapseed – a complete and professional photo editor

We came across Snapseed which is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.

SHAREit – Easy file transfers

We came across SHAREit, which claims to be the best sharing app with fastest cross-platform transfer speed & free online feeds including movies / music / wallpapers / GIFs.

Freedom – block unwanted sites and apps

We came across an app called Freedom that lets you block distractions so you can get your work done.

Truecaller – user id and spam blocking

Truecaller helps you screen calls, so that you can choose if you’d like to answer. Truecaller identifies unknown numbers, spam or companies calling before picking up!

Namola – Get help fast

Namola is a safety app that with the free version you can: Get help from police, an ambulance, the fire department or traffic officers in any emergency any time and any place.

Google My Business

Google My Business is a tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence in Google, including Google Search and Google Maps.

Milanote – create visual boards for your projects

We came across Milanote which is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards.

Loom – get your message across the first time

We discovered Loom, which enables you to record your screen, voice, and face to create an instantly shareable video in less time than it would take to type an email.

Dead link checker – easily identify and fix broken links on your site

We came across Dead Link Checker that crawls through your website, identifying broken links for you to correct.

New WhatsApp Version update causes confusion.

New WhatsApp Version update causes confusion.

Youper – Complete care for your mental health

We discovered Youper that uses artificial intelligence to help people reduce their anxiety levels, manage their mood and improve their sleep.

duoLingo – The best new way to learn a language

We came across duoLingo that gives you the choice between Spanish, French, German, English and 20 more languages.

Bumble – Expand your friend circle

We stumbled upon Bumble BFF, which started out as a dating app, but you can also now use their BFF mode to make new friends.

Marquee TV – Arts on Demand

We came across an app that offers contemporary and classical performing arts and cultural programmes, whether you're a culture vulture for dance, opera and theatre or love your concerts, and documentaries.

myFanPark – Get personalised messages from your favourite SA celebrities!

Local startup myFanPark set up a platform where you can get entertainment and sport celebrities to send personalised messages to you or your loved ones.

PDF To PowerPoint Converter

We came across a converter that lets you change PDFs into PowerPoint slides.

Venngage – Create Better Infographics

We came across Venngage which lets you create professional looking infographics. Pick a pre-made infographic template or create your own.

StreamYard – create professional live streams

We came across StreamYard, a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more.

EskomSePush – Load Shedding App

If you are not already using it, get the load shedding app, EskomSePush which keeps users up to date when load shedding starts and it’s day to day schedules in your area.

TikTok For Business launches in SA

TikTok For Business will allow brands to tell more immersive stories and will also provide a more dynamic consumer experience while tapping into their target market.

Sticker Maker for WhatsApp

We came across Sticker maker, which lets you use memes, or your own photos, to create and share your own personalised stickers.

Lingo Jam – Free online Font changer for Facebook

We came across a free font customiser, LingoJam. It converts text into an array of different fonts that can be used on Facebook.

Jibble – Free time clock app

We came across a completely free online tool that enables you to keep track of time spent on projects for your whole team.

Tips for writing the perfect bio

We came across a very insightful article that outlines and gives tips about writing the perfect bios, pitches, or “about me” section on your website.

Zamzar – Online file conversion

The site supports more than 1,100 file formats and is really easy to use.

Ninite – Setting up your new computer has never been this easy

The site lets you pick and click web browsers, messaging apps, media programs, utilities and more, and then packages everything up into a single installer that runs on its own.

SuperCook – Find recipes for ingredients you have at home

SuperCook finds amazing recipes you can make, right now, with the ingredients you already have at home!

TuneIn – Discover audio that matters most to you

TuneIn.com is a central platform where you can easily get access to live streams of your favourite local and international radio stations.

WeTransfer – The easy way to send files

In a few clicks, you can select the files you want to send, choose a recipient and send.

ColorZilla – Color picker in your browser

ColorZilla can get a color reading from any point in your browser window, adjust it if necessary, and be ready to paste it into your design’s colour selector.

Adobe Lightroom – On-the-go photo editing app

Retouch full-resolution photos, apply photo filters, or start photo editing wherever you are.

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