There are so many apps available these days it’s hard to know which ones will best suit your needs. From health and fitness to shopping, apps are available to make all aspects of your life easier. There are even apps available to control your home appliances. From the heating to the TV and even the lighting, it’s now possible to control most of your home from a single device – your smartphone.

Nest is the perfect choice for those who work long hours and want to come home to a perfectly heated home. It’s also ideal to use on vacations, as you can ensure that you won’t waste money heating the home when you’re away, but you can still give a little heat so the pipes don’t freeze in the winter.

Parents love using apps to make managing their children easy, especially with the technological advancements that we see in today’s world. Kids of all ages find iPads a doddle and that’s why parents need to manage the way they use the technology.

There’s also tech to allow you to access your laptop’s hard drive remotely. Splashtop is one such app, which allows you to access your files from anywhere, making it perfect for working on the go. It also gives you peace of mind – you don’t have to worry about damaging your laptop by taking it out and about. It’s great for those who work with a desktop computer too, as it allows for the portability of a laptop.

There are many free messaging apps available, but most of them store information about users. However, Signal is different – messages sent and received are encrypted end-to-end, meaning Signal can’t read your messages nor do they store your information. It also has all the features you need such as group message and picture/ video message facilities.

If you’re trying to save some money, Mint is the perfect app to help. It’s also ideal for managing day-to-day spending. It shows you how much you spend, categorizing purchases into groups. There’s also the option to set yourself a budget and it can notify you when bills are due, meaning you’ll never miss a payment again.