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Useful apps you never knew existed

01 September 2015

Today, there's an app for everything. So here's our random pick of the best apps you never knew existed... You will never lose your car again!

Woman walking using location app
Get the best from your local area with apps such as Bizzyby and FixMyStreet


Book local services such as handymen, cleaners, plumbers and beauty treatments using this app – all the businesses are thoroughly vetted by the people at Bizzby. Free, iOS, Android

Find My Car

A brilliantly simple idea, this app uses the GPS location technology built into smartphones to identify exactly where you parked. Ramble away, then the app will guide you to your vehicle showing the best walking route.  Free, iOS, Android


Wouldn’t it be great to be able to report problems in your local area directly to the council from your phone? Rubbish on the street, cracked pavements, unsightly graffiti? This app lets you send a message right away to the right people. Free, iOS, Android


If you are partially sighted, this app lets you recruit sighted workers remotely to help you with visual problems. You take a picture on your phone, speak a question, then get multiple spoken answers back almost immediately. Free, iOS, Android

Your Magnifier

A few apps use smartphone cameras to magnify annoyingly miniscule lines of text that are almost impossible to read. This is a good one for Androiders; iPhoners can try Magnifying Glass with Light. Free, Android

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