Everyone wants apps that can make their lives easier. Even as a local, you sometimes want some professional advice about your city. From finding the best restaurants nearby to discovering new music during your work day, these are some of the apps you should have in your arsenal when you are living and working in Indianapolis.
Yelp – You have probably heard of Yelp since it’s been around for a few years now. But if you haven’t, you should download this app and see all the benefits! It’s one of the best way to find local businesses. Use Yelp to search for everything from the city’s best taco place to the most renowned chiropractor. I like to use it to check out all the restaurants near me and their customer reviews. If you don’t want to download the app, Yelp is also online at www.yelp.com.
Uber – So you live in the city but don’t have a car to get around? Enter Uber, an app that connects you with a driver at the touch of a button. Uber is a lot like a taxi service but a more modern way to travel that is at your fingertips. No more waiting around and flagging down taxis. Request a ride using the app and get connected to a personal driver within minutes. Connect with PayPal or your credit card and once you arrive at the destination, you will get a receipt.
Gas Buddy – Let me introduce you to your new best friend. When you have a long commute to work and you need to keep a close watch on your spending, where to get the cheapest gas is often front of mind. Gas Buddy will let you know where to get the least expensive gas anywhere in Indianapolis. There’s no excuse not to take advantage of the cheapest gas around.
Parkmobile – Parkmobile is a new and better way to pay for parking using your cell phone. It takes the stress out of parking, dysfunctional parking meters and having to rummage in your purse for cash and coins. You’ll find Parkmobile in private and public parking lots, on city streets, airports, stadiums and just about anywhere you park.
IndyDT – If you are headed to or live in downtown Indianapolis, this is the app that will let you know all that there is to do and see! This app has an unique feature including “Hot Now” that lets you know the newest and best events and promotions. Looking for something fun to do this weekend or even next month? The app shows everything from sporting events and concerts to festivals and theater performances. There is always something to do in downtown Indy so get out there and have some fun!
Pandora – If you want to listen to Christmas music all day or music similar to your favorite artist, this is where you should go. Discover new music effortlessly and for free. Create personalized stations that only play the music you love. Pandora recently put in a “Sleep Timer” and “Alarm Clock” option where you can go to sleep listening to your favorite music and wake up listening to it as well.
Which of these apps do you use daily? Are there any apps you think should be on this list as well? Let us know in the comments below or tweet me @yuppitsdebbie!