AirHelp

AirHelp app iconThis nifty little app aids users in making compensation claims against airlines. The relationship between most passengers and airlines is strenuous at best. Most people have been severely inconvenienced by a flight delay, cancellation, or overbooking at some point in their lives, and usually don’t receive compensation in the aftermath. With AirHelp, users can scan their boarding pass using their phone camera and quickly find out if they’re owed any money by the airline. Once the validity of the claim has been verified, AirHelp will take care of everything from then on. The best part? It’s completely free!

Free


Waze

Waze app iconTraffic brings out the worst in even the best of us. Previously, the only emotional relief from traffic that anyone could get was inexplicably becoming angry at fellow drivers but, unfortunately for those who enjoy a bit of road rage, the developers of Waze have come up with a far more attractive alternative. This free app gives users live traffic updates, including jams, construction, crashes, and even the whereabouts of policemen. The app also serves as a GPS that’ll automatically reroute you to avoid traffic, give you a live ETA, and even take you to the cheapest gas station on your route.

Free

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers app iconIf your grand plans for a road trip never seem to come to fruition, or result in a mid-trip catastrophe, you’ll want to take a look at Roadtrippers, which is basically your free road trip planning personal assistant. It’ll guide you through the steps of deciding your route, while simultaneously suggesting attractions, scenic points, accommodation, and places to eat. Furthermore, you can share your route with the whole squad, meaning even the most inept member of your traveling group won’t have an excuse for not being up to speed. If you’re looking for that missing link to make your trip run like clockwork, look no further.

Free

Encrypt.me

Encrypt.me app iconLet’s face it, public WiFi is like a public toilet; even if it appears to be clean, it’ll most likely get you infected. Seriously, the risk associated with using public networks is painfully underestimated. To reduce the risk of malware and, most importantly, to ensure your privacy online, using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) while connected to a public network is a must. Coming with a 14-day free trial, after which the cost is $9.99 monthly, Encrypt.me provides that essential extra layer of protection through sophisticated encryption algorithms, allowing you to maintain your peace of mind no matter what public network you’re connected to.

Free trial (monthly membership)