This fitness app uses the motion and location sensors in your iPhone to track all your walks and runs throughout the day. Breeze also sets up an intelligent, personalised daily activity target. Free, iOS
The best fitness apps
Your own personal trainer in your pocket. Small, easy workouts between five and ten minutes in length with on-screen instructions and a timer. You don’t need to be connected to the web to do the sessions either. Free, iOS, Android
The fail-proof gym workout
Instant Heart Rate
Being able to check the old ticker whenever you wish is not to be sniffed at. How does this award-winning app work? Place a finger over the phone camera lens and it uses this with the flash light to measure your pulse. Free, IOS, Android
Your pulse rate
Bite-sized meditation techniques to help you sleep better, focus more and get some relief from a busy mind. Free access to ten daily exercises, then buy more from the app. Free, IOS, Android
Everyday hobbies that promote mindfulness
NHS Direct Health and Symptom Checker
If you have a nagging twinge or worrisome ailment, this app lets you check your symptoms, then offers advice about how to take action if needed. Includes personalised healthcare guides and you can call the NHS from within the app. Free, IOS, Android
7 ways an iPhone could save your life.
This handy medication-management app acts as a reminder to take your pills and potions at the right time and on the right day. Never worry again whether you’ve taken all your tablets: it logs the pills you take and reminds you when prescriptions need renewing. Free, IOS, Android
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Many of us leave it far too long between eye tests, but with this app you check your own vision at home. From visual acuity, astigmatism and colour tests, it will evaluate your eyes, then find a nearby optician if you need one. Free, IOS
Is it time for an eye test?
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