Tech has made our lives better and transformed manual tasks into automatic tasks. For example how banks have finally scrapped off the manual way of sending money from one bank to another via Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS). Now you can do it via online banking or mobile banking, no need to visit the bank and stand in a queue to do the task. convenient right?

Tech has highly enabled us to do things easier, faster and accurately in some cases and we mostly do these via our mobile phones. Therefore what mobile apps must one add to the list of the once they use primarily for communication?

1. ZiWallet

This app lets you track all Ecocash transactions you have made within a specific time period. I have heard so many people saying parting with mobile money is easy than parting with hard cash. I’m sure most of you later discovered they had no money left in their Ecocash and had a hard time accounting or reconciling it. The App gives you a summary of the money that entered and the money that left your account taking into account charges that are otherwise ignored by most money management apps.

2. Airbnb

If you are a frequent traveler, this app will help you get the best accommodation deals out of places that are listed on the app. There is no need for one to spend hours on Google looking for cheap accommodation when you can go to an app and have a wide range of properties available. Airbnb allows a user to search and book for accommodation in another city from within the app.


If you like news and prefer to be updated by different sources at the same time then you will enjoy Feedly. Feedly takes news feeds from different publishers and consolidates them into one app and you can read a few lines off each article or visit the site and read the entire article.

4. Instagram

This is an addictive social media application sorely owned by Facebook Inc.  I have used Instagram for 3 years now and I’m still obsessed. instagram is the first app I open when I wake up and the last I check before I go to bed. WhatsApp is secondary to me. Instagram is a photo and video sharing app that allows users to upload their photos and videos to the people their followers. So if you want to see Kim Kardashian’s photos or Bill Gates’ books you have to follow them first so that Instagram will update your feed whenever they post just like Facebook and other social media sites.  Breathtaking photos and videos are the order of the day on Instagram and for some reason, it’s so interesting and addictive.

5. Canva

Canva is a poster making app that allows a user to use their templates to make different posters and cards. Canva can be used for professional or recreational purposes. It just requires a little creativity. You can use Canva photos to post on your social media as an individual, or you can use it for work related purposes like updating your customers, etc. The sky is the limit when it comes to Canva.