Here are some epic apps that boost productivity, help upskilling and improve your quality of life that you should download for Apple and Android.

Rikco Shim  |  MY
Published 2019-12-06 10:46:20

According to Statista, there are a whopping 2.47 million apps on the Google Play Store and 1.8 million apps on the Apple App Store. These numbers are increasing every day as well.

With the consumers spoilt for choice, the developers usually have to make a game or an app that’s unique or serves a particular purpose for consumers to keep them on their phone.

So, we decided to find out what are some apps that are not super popular but useful and to get reviews on these epic apps from friends and online for apps that you should definitely check out.

Organisation – Keep Yourself On Track

1. Asana

Image Credit: Asana

“I’m obsessed with to-do lists. What I love about Asana is that it’s not too overly complicated or bombarded with features. Asana can be collaborative and comes with readily-made templates that allow for easy organisation or categorisation of my tasks.” – Sarah (Managing Director)

What it does: An intuitive team project management app that allows for easy project organisation without all the hassle.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

2. Evernote

“Evernote is basically a better version of a Word doc. It allows you to organise ideas and jot it down on the go, or even just take photos of inspiration at that moment, and then reorganise it later when you have the time.” – Bing Han (Chief Technology Officer)

What it does: A note-taking app that can keep all your notes organised and synced on PC and mobile devices for easy access.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Fitness – Get Fitter Before The Year Ends

3. 25K

“The app is user-friendly, click start and just run. It starts easily first and gets harder over time. Walk for 1 min, run for 1 min and repeat for 30 minutes. This app is great for those that are starting out with running or someone who hasn’t worked out in a while.” – Tyler (Google Play User)

What it does: Prep yourself from couch to 5k for that marathon that you’ve been thinking of joining but never do.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

4. Zombies, Run!

There are gazillions of running apps in the store, but this one gamifies your exercise by giving you a story to listen to, with missions that you want to clear. You can also tackle the story at your own pace by walking or running.” – Rikco (Writer)

What it does: A companion running app that’ll motivate you to keep going with a story.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Upskilling – Never Too Old To Learn New Things

5. Elevate

“Elevate has short brain teasers that can be played when you’re waiting for your train or taking public transport. You could improve your mastery of English amongst other things while killing time.” – Bing Han (Chief Technology Officer)

What it does: Short games or quizzes that can be played in bursts (a few minutes) and will test your knowledge.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

6. Feedly

Image Credit: Feedly

“It allows me to read the news that I want to read without scrounging on multiple news sites. While the initial setup was tedious, browsing through it later is a bliss. My reading lists are divided into a few categories and I can keep myself updated on the news that I want.” – Rikco (Writer)

What it does: Compile and categorise news from a few sites so you can tackle them without looking for specific sites.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Photography – For The Photobugs Or The Aspiring Instagrammer

7. Huji Cam

Example of images taken with Huji Cam / Image Credit: Pinterest

“I started using it after my friend showed it to me. The effects are cool and randomised, so you’ll never know what effect you’ll get until you check it after.” – Fud (Graphic Designer)

What it does: A photography app that simulates analogue films of the olden days with the added flair of not knowing how the picture will turn out.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Travel – See The World

8. Polarsteps

Sarah’s trek around Japan

“I don’t post many pictures of my travels on social media and the picture are memories for myself rather than the public. The app allows me to look back to where I travel as it tracks me via GPS. I can pinpoint specific locations where I’ve been to and link a picture to said location. At the end of the vacation, I have a bird’s eye view of where I’ve explored.” – Sarah (Managing Director)

What it does: Tracks you on your travel and you can even add pictures to see what you’ve tried in that area.

Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.


As you can see, there are plenty of epic apps around that you can easily find if you just browse through the app store. 

However, these apps will most likely drain your data quickly and if you aren’t subscribed to an unlimited data plan, which you might find yourself running out very quickly if you’re watching shows while taking the LRT or watching cat videos while sitting in your Grab car.

You can tackle this problem by using YES Konfem 4G Konfem Unlimited plan that starts from just RM1 per day. It even offers you unlimited data for all your browsing needs and you can use it to even download the epic apps we just listed.

As such, you don’t have to worry if you have enough data when you are downloading these apps on the go.

Plus, if you’re planning to trek around KL and visit places such as the Jalan Alor Market, KL Eco-Forest Park, Batu Caves or drop by for a coffee at Piu Piu Piu cafe you can jot them down on Polarsteps and look back on the memories anytime and anywhere with YES 4G.

If you have apps that you’d like to recommend to us, leave a comment and tell us why those are epic apps that you love.

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