With countless apps available for downloading, our phones have become an all-in-one hub for communication, entertainment, and even work. Whatever you need to do with your phone, you can surely find an app that fits the bill. However, not all apps are guaranteed to be useful in your life.

With that being said, we’ve listed down some lesser-known apps that you need to have in your phone.

Interesting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed
Interesting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed

Random Generator

Are you having difficulty picking out where to eat? Or simply need a random password? If that’s the case, you need to download Random Generator on your phone. Random Generator’s intuitive interface allows you to easily draft random variables, like numbers, names, or even teams. It can be useful in situations where you want to leave everything up to the universe ⁠— or in this case, a randomiser app on your phone.

Microsoft’s Your Phone

For those who use their computer more than their phones, but still want to be updated with their phone notifications, they can use Microsoft’s Your Phone app to link the two devices. These days, it’s all about seamless integration between different devices, and Your Phone can do just that. Once you’ve connected your smartphone to your PC using the app, you can get real-time phone notifications on your PC, transfer files seamlessly, and even mirror your phone’s screen to your PC monitor.

Brew Tea

We Brits are crazy about our tea. In fact, Gala Bingo reports that 31% of us drink five or more cups of tea per day, with the nation’s idea of the perfect cup of tea being an English breakfast with one sugar and milk. But have you ever thought of taking your tea obsessions to another level? If you tend to be pernickety with your tea, you need to download a digital tea timer app like Brew Tea on your phone. But it’s not just a glorified tea timer, as you can also find information on every type of tea on the app.


Your phone can’t always be connected to the internet ⁠— you might want to save your juice for more important things and some portable power banks just aren’t enough. If you’ve ever found yourself seeing an interesting article that you want to read for later, but don’t want to access it with your phone’s data just yet, you’re going to love Pocket. This app allows you to save any article you come across and read it offline. What’s more, it has a very useful text-to-speech feature that allows you to listen to the articles you’ve saved.


The key to financial stability is having a budget and itemizing your expenditures. But as transactions and receipts pile up over time, having to collate and track your expenses can become a cumbersome task. To help you with this, you should download a personal finance app like Mint.

With Mint, you can link all your credit and debit cards, check your transactions, and even categorize your expenses. Other than that, Mint allows you to schedule auto-payment for your bills and send you email notifications on your due dates. It truly is a revolutionary financial app, as it can even give you free access to your credit score plus give you tips on how to improve your financial standing.

All the apps that we’ve listed above are must-haves if you want to make the most out of your smartphone. A smartphone is capable of many things, so don’t waste it and let it become a brick phone.

Do you have any app recommendations you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!