Here at Vista Royale more and more people are getting smartphones, but many of those smartphone users have never installed an app. Apps are one of the many things that make smartphones indispensable tools.
Mainstream smartphones and tablets come with the platform's app store preinstalled. Depending on the platform Apple, Android or Amazon Fire, and the vintage of your device your app store icon may look similar to the icons shown here.
Many apps in the app store are offered for free, others need to be purchased from the app store, or require a subscription to use them. Free apps often contain ads or they have in-app sales. Apps uploaded to the major app stores have been scanned for malware and viruses and so have fewer issues than programs you might run into downloading software for a PC, but you should be vigilant in seeing what kind of permissions they require.
There are millions of apps in the app stores. Some apps are extremely useful, others not worth the time it takes to install them. One of the best ways to find good apps is to get suggestions from friends. Because many apps have virtually the same name, make sure that you get the one with the matching icon. Below are some of the apps that been recommended by our members at our weekly meetings. They divided into categories, Education, Entertainment, Health, Productivity, Travel, and Weather.