These Apps Will Make Your Commute So Much Easier
February 23, 2017 (No Comments) by Hannah Kielty

Apps are great at distracting you from your mundane daily commute, however the problem is that most of them have no longevity whatsoever, which leads to them being completely forgotten about or just deleted altogether. So, we at The Sharpe, have put a definitive list of apps together that’ll provide you with some great listening, reading and entertainment for that commute of yours.

Spotify

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Music is essential for any journey whether you blast it in your car or stick in your headphones to block out the noise. Spotify is arguably one of the best music apps available thanks to its helpful features. Users can create an unlimited number of playlists to suit their mood, favourite artists or preferred genres. You can access anything from the current pop charts to French jazz music. It also recommends other artists based on your personal music taste.

It’s free to download Spotify’s standard version, which is fine for most, but if you hate ads and want to play songs without eating into your data , then Spotify’s premium version is for you and costs €10 per month.

TheJournal.ie

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If your daily commute is your time to catch up on what’s happening in the world, TheJournal.ie comes in the form of a free to download app for accessible news whenever you want it. It is an award-winning news website that provides its readers with breaking national and international news all day, every day. It presents its content through news articles, features, polls, photos and videos and allows readers to share their opinions in the comment section.

Audible

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For those daily commuters who don’t like carrying books or who find it difficult to read thanks to the dreaded motion sickness, Audible is ideal. The app lets you listen to one of thousands of books available ranging from current bestsellers to the classics. Shorten your journey by delving into a science fiction novel, broaden your mind with a self-development book or indulge in a soppy romance without anyone knowing. If you are not usually an avid reader, Audible makes it simple to ‘read’ a book from cover to cover. Who wouldn’t want to transport their minds while on a crowded bus to work? Free download with timed sample excerpts. Prices vary per book.

Stitcher Radio

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Stitcher Radio is an app that lets users to listen to podcasts as well as comedy, sport, news and talk radio shows. You can stream episodes online or download them to listen to them offline. Similar to Spotify, users can create playlists of their favourite shows and there is a recommendation list to discover new shows. This is the new way to listen to radio.

Mario Run

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If puzzle games aren’t your thing and you are looking for something a little more fast-paced, look no further than Mario Run. Any Mario lovers will love this game as it is perfectly designed due to the fact that it was created by Nintendo. It’s essentially like playing a Nintendo DS on your smartphone. Be warned it is highly addictive just like the real deal. The only real drawback is that it cannot be played offline, although this won’t pose an issue to users with free internet as part of their data package. It’s free to download, however that’s just for the World 1. To unlock the full game, with all 24 levels, it’ll cost you €10, but it’s so worth it.

Hannah Kielty
Likes hunting down the best apps, websites and books to make life that bit easier and more exciting. Also a bit of a technology fiend and enjoys sharing phone and photography insights.

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These Apps Will Make Your Commute So Much Easier
February 23, 2017 (No Comments) by Hannah Kielty

Apps are great at distracting you from your mundane daily commute, however the problem is that most of them have no longevity whatsoever, which leads to them being completely forgotten about or just deleted altogether. So, we at The Sharpe, have put a definitive list of apps together that’ll provide you with some great listening, reading and entertainment for that commute of yours.

Spotify

spotify

Music is essential for any journey whether you blast it in your car or stick in your headphones to block out the noise. Spotify is arguably one of the best music apps available thanks to its helpful features. Users can create an unlimited number of playlists to suit their mood, favourite artists or preferred genres. You can access anything from the current pop charts to French jazz music. It also recommends other artists based on your personal music taste.

It’s free to download Spotify’s standard version, which is fine for most, but if you hate ads and want to play songs without eating into your data , then Spotify’s premium version is for you and costs €10 per month.

TheJournal.ie

journal-2

If your daily commute is your time to catch up on what’s happening in the world, TheJournal.ie comes in the form of a free to download app for accessible news whenever you want it. It is an award-winning news website that provides its readers with breaking national and international news all day, every day. It presents its content through news articles, features, polls, photos and videos and allows readers to share their opinions in the comment section.

Audible

audible-3

 

For those daily commuters who don’t like carrying books or who find it difficult to read thanks to the dreaded motion sickness, Audible is ideal. The app lets you listen to one of thousands of books available ranging from current bestsellers to the classics. Shorten your journey by delving into a science fiction novel, broaden your mind with a self-development book or indulge in a soppy romance without anyone knowing. If you are not usually an avid reader, Audible makes it simple to ‘read’ a book from cover to cover. Who wouldn’t want to transport their minds while on a crowded bus to work? Free download with timed sample excerpts. Prices vary per book.

Stitcher Radio

stitcher

Stitcher Radio is an app that lets users to listen to podcasts as well as comedy, sport, news and talk radio shows. You can stream episodes online or download them to listen to them offline. Similar to Spotify, users can create playlists of their favourite shows and there is a recommendation list to discover new shows. This is the new way to listen to radio.

Mario Run

mario

If puzzle games aren’t your thing and you are looking for something a little more fast-paced, look no further than Mario Run. Any Mario lovers will love this game as it is perfectly designed due to the fact that it was created by Nintendo. It’s essentially like playing a Nintendo DS on your smartphone. Be warned it is highly addictive just like the real deal. The only real drawback is that it cannot be played offline, although this won’t pose an issue to users with free internet as part of their data package. It’s free to download, however that’s just for the World 1. To unlock the full game, with all 24 levels, it’ll cost you €10, but it’s so worth it.

Hannah Kielty
Likes hunting down the best apps, websites and books to make life that bit easier and more exciting. Also a bit of a technology fiend and enjoys sharing phone and photography insights.

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