Available for: Apple, Android and BlackBerry
This transportation app will help students get around the city easier. Rocketman informs you of the closest bus and subway stops based on your current location. When a bus stop is chosen, the app tells you what the next scheduled departure time is. Students can even save their favourite stops so it’s easier for them while commuting. The app is for most of the GTA and parts of the U.S., like New York.
Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0
Available for: Apple, Android and Windows phones
Retouching a photo has never been easier. You can finally retouch your selfies for Instagram and Facebook. The free app is simple, fast and easy. You can let the automatic one-touch fixes do the job for you, or you can choose your own filters and adjust the brightness and contrast. Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0 even comes with a blemish removal function and borders to jazz up your photos.
Available for: Apple, Android, Windows and BlackBerry
Do you have family or friends who live in another country? Viber essentially allows you to make phone calls, texts, or send photo and video messages for free through Wi-Fi or over a 3G network. The “Viber Out” feature can be used to make calls to landlines and non-Viber landlines for a low rate. The app even comes with fun sticker emojis and automically imports your contacts.
Available for: Apple, Android, Windows, Kobo, and Kindle
We guarantee Pocket will be your best friend when you’re bored on the subway with no cellphone service. The app allows you to save articles and videos to your phone. You can then read or watch the saved content anywhere, at anytime while offline. Pocket even connects to your Twitter account. So instead of opening links while scrolling through your timeline, you’re able to check them out later.
Food Network: In the Kitchen
Available for: Apple and Android
Say goodbye to Kraft Dinner. The Food Network app makes cooking simple and delicious. Find recipes based on different categories and some of your favourite chefs who are featured on the Food Network. Each recipe is marked with a level of difficulty. The “Save Favourite” feature allows you to create your own personalized recipe box where you can add notes, tips and substitutions for next time.
This article originally appeared in print on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.