This year marked the 50 billionth download from Apple’s App Store. The rise of the app has turned the phone into a powerful tool for the management of all aspects of life, but not everyone has unlocked the pocket processing power of their smartphones. We take you through the best apps to help you stay on top of your game, whether that’s making sure you’re in peak physical condition or keeping an eye on your favourite team.
Despite the name, SmartRunner doesn’t just cater to runners; walkers, cyclists, skiers and many more are covered too. Its simplistic interface displays speed, distance and calorie data, which you can upload to the SmartRunner website after registration. It helps you track your progress and see those valuable gains.
If keeping on top of your game means never missing out on the action of your favourite team then ESPN Goals is a must-have. With the new Premiership season just around the corner, you won’t miss out on any action with ESPN’s live scores, results, and goal highlights.
There are many versions of the blackjack game in the app universe and the best seem to feature in apps from well-regarded dedicated casino sites such as Casino Tropez online, which offers a whole host of other classics. It’s a great way to practice and there are many options from Blackjack Pro to Progressive blackjack. These are all designed by industry-leading Playtech who specialise in delivering the newest and most innovative online games.
This tennis app helps players and coaches to track performance. It compiles data and shows statistics from matches to reveal strengths and weaknesses – work out the percentages of first serves that lead to winning points or the number of unforced errors on the backhand to give an idea of where needs improvement.
William Hill is the UK’s top betting app and gives an unrivalled way to keep on top of all your games and bets. Betters get exclusive offers, access to more in-play markets than anyone else and the best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish horse racing. The app itself has been recommended by users for its fast and responsive design.
NHS Drinks Tracker
Staying on top of your game isn’t all about perfecting your backhand or mixing up your running routes, it’s about making sure you stay as healthy as you can. Use this free drinking diary to see whether you’re consuming too much alcohol and pre-empt any problems in good time.
Sleepcycle is essentially an alarm clock that determines when is best to wake you up. Getting out of bed is that much less painful as this app analyses your movement and breathing to work out when you’re in the lightest phase of sleep. It tells you how long you’ve slept and wakes you within a half-hour window of your choosing. A good night’s rest will help you get more out of your day.