Pixlr is a powerful photo editing app that lets you quickly crop, rotate and fine-tune any picture. The app offers over 2m combinations of free effects, overlays and borders to personalise your images, including red-eye removal and teeth whitening, creating professional-looking results. There is also an auto-fix tool for quickly balancing out colours and adjusting brightness for poor lighting conditions.
The original ephemeral messaging app, Snapchat lets you snap a photo or a video, add a caption and send it to a friend. The recipient will only have a few seconds to view it before it disappears from their screen. If your friend is present, you can also share live video and chat face-to-face.
If you’re always hearing songs you like while you’re out and about but can never remember the name of the song or the artist, Shazam is the app for you. Shazam automatically identifies songs, pulls up music lyrics and YouTube videos, and allows you to add the songs to your Radio and Spotify playlists. It also provides recommended tracks to help users discover new music.
The app that has transformed online dating, Tinder brings up pictures of single people around you and asks you to swipe right to “like” or left to “pass” on each person. If someone likes you back, you are matched with that person, and you can start a conversation or arrange to meet up. For a monthly subscription, users can access premium features, including the ability to undo swipes and ‘rewind’ to their last swipe for a second look.
Now that Netflix had been introduced in Nigeria, Netflix is a great app for people who like to watch TV and films on the go (and have a big data allowance). The app requires a Netflix subscription of £7.49 per month, which provides unlimited access to thousands of TV episodes and films. Users can also rate their favourite programmes and films and receive recommendations on what they might like to watch.