The Apps We Seriously Can’t Live Without

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The one thing we all have in common in the CGD HQ is our addiction to our smartphones. We love them for keeping us updated and entertained, saving us from awkward situations and helping us stay productive.

Because we’re so addicted to apps we decided to share our absolute favorites with you. Download these now!

Celina (Creative Director)

‘Just getting a simple notification from this app telling me to go to bed or how many hours I’ll get if I go to sleep at a certain time helps me to figure out how to get a good night’s rest. You can track your mood, so when you wake up feeling awful you can see what you did the day before that affected your sleep, from what you ate, to how many hours you got.’

‘I love Zara. I use the Zara app to see what’s trending, see what’s new in stores and then see what I can buy. I can track items I love and what stores they’re in so I can go into stores with a mission.’


Ellen (Sales Director)

House Party
‘It allows you to be in conversation with anyone, so for example, with my uni friends, we’re 8 girls in total so I can video chat with everyone at the same time. You can lock your conversation, join unlocked conversations, mainly it’s just really easy if you need to talk to lots of people.’

‘This app is investing made easy. So you can invest in almost any company on the market, and it’s basically from very small amounts to large amounts, and you can track how much money you made. If you’re into learning about investing, this is a really cool app.’


Beth (Managing Editor)

‘I think it’s really important for us to get to grips with our cycles and know what to expect from our bodies, Clue lets you log all the data about your period, your cycle, what you’re feeling, and it will give you an alert to let you know what you can expect every month. Sounds a bit boring but I’ve managed to convince every girl I know.’

‘As a writer, I like to do some out of hours creative writing (and 1,000 words a night) so Werdsmith lets me start projects on my phone and gives me a reminder when it’s time to write. Nerdy I know, but yes I love it.’


Sameeha (Editorial Assistant)

‘I feel like podcasts are just an entry to a new world, you learn so much from them, they’re a good way to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world because there’s so many out there – it’s just brain food.’


Ivy (Sales Assistant) 

‘Instead of watching the news I use Twitter to find out what’s going on. It’s a good way to keep up to date quickly as it’s happening and find conversations about it.’


Junior (Graphic Design)

‘Soundcloud gives you easy access to DJ’s that have done new mixes and new content. Mainstream artists get featured and sampled on there, too, so it’s a nice way to discover new music.’

Giulia (Social Media Creative) 

‘I always get lost and it’s really really thorough, tells you exactly where to go, especially as I’m new to London, it tells me every tube to get on and off to get to where I need to be. It works in loads of different cities and it’s a life saver.’

‘It’s quite nice to know that you know more than your friends, I like to show off when I know a language so competing with them in a quiz is fun. If you’re on a date, if you want to know if the guy is knowledgeable or not just ask him to play QuizUp with you.’



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Managing Editor

Beth is the Managing Editor of CGD. She is a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy, has published a short story and loves to read creative writing manuals in her spare time.

  • Charmaine Ng

    Werdsmith sounds like my kinda app! And Citymapper was a LIFESAVER when I went to London for the first time. It varies from city to city though – it’s useless here in Hong Kong, for example.
    – Charmaine

  • MihaBalan

    I am more old fashion when it comes to apps and technology. I don’t really use any of those apps to be honest. :)

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