For me, the app in need is the app indeed. I am listing here five of my favorite apps:
Being a writer and reader, I am always using this app. I hunt for synonyms, antonyms, word origins and update my vocabulary with the word of the day. I don't think a day passes without this app helping me climb over another word hurdle.
This is my favorite go-to app to relax. I watch music videos, cookery videos, inspirational videos, interviews, movies, and TED talks here. I watch channels of celebrity writers, bloggers looking for tips to better my writing skills.
As a published author, I connect with my readers on Goodreads. Also, I look up books that I wish to read using this app. The reviews are sometimes helpful, sometimes deceiving. But still, I check the reviews before deciding to spend my time and money on any book.
If you want to write better you have to read better. Nothing better than eBooks which arrive in your phone within seconds once you order them on Amazon. It helps you bookmark, highlight favorite passages, and also helps you post your review on Amazon. I have self-published three books on Amazon Kindle. You can check them out here.
This is one eReader app any book lover should have on their phone. Juggernaut brings books at low cost to the Indian reader with short stories, fiction and non-fiction books added every day into its already rich book collection. You can buy books starting Rs 10. Their collection of free reads contains many classics from English literature like Animal farm, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice. I get my daily dose of inspirational reading from here too. I have one of my short stories up there already. Search for 'Persephone' there. Another one will soon be published there.
Another app which has become a must have one for me is the Uber app. I can travel anywhere without the hassle of running behind autos and haggling with the drivers. The cab comes to me and is very cheap when compared to private taxis. I can monitor the route being taken by the cab, send updates to family and also use my credit card to pay.