Before starting, let us specify that we have deliberately avoided the obvious applications or that depend on your habits. Thus, no social networks, no instant messaging, no streaming or app related to a particular site, since if you use them-you normally think of yourself to install them. As an exception to this rule, we obviously recommend installing the Be Geek app.


The latest mobile application from our 24matins colleagues is available on both Android and iOS. In addition to national and international news and specialized sections (economy, tech, culture, media, people), many sports content are published throughout the day (football, rugby, tennis, basketball, handball, cycling). Everything is wrapped in a licked and responsive design. The application also allows you to customize your interests to benefit from a cut for you.


If it seems obvious to you that neither your operator nor anyone has a right to look at your conversations, the simplest but also the most effective solution is Signal. The latter sends encrypted messages between owners of the application, with the ability to create groups. Free, open source and free, it was designed with the help of cryptographers and is recommended by Edward Snowden. Last asset: Signal also allows calls to be made unmatched even by the best smartphones. To try it is to adopt it.


Bilingual dictionary (English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch) reference, the strength of Linguee is to offer sample sentences for a contextual context when looking for the perfect translation. You hesitate between “gift” and “present” to say “gift” in English? A look at Linguee and presto! it is all good. It is also possible to download the dictionaries to view them offline.

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AFWall +

You find your phone too “talkative” and want to better control the applications communicating without your knowledge outside? AFWall + is for you. The application allows you to fine-tune how and if an application accesses the network via Wi-Fi, 4G or LAN. Be careful however: your phone must be rooted to enjoy it.


Scan a food product or its barcode to discover its ingredients, additives, allergens and its nutritional contributions. Of the 310,000 products in its database, OpenFoodFacts also allows to find the nutri-score (saturated fatty acids, nutrients, carbohydrates, sugar, fiber, protein, salt and sodium), the ecological footprint, the traceability of components and labels (organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, halal, kosher). Ideal to better understand what is on your plate and eat healthier and more ethical.

Bankin ‘

As its name suggests, Bankin ‘is an application to manage its bank accounts. Compatible with a large number of banks in four countries at the moment (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain), the app allows to monitor its transactions, to be notified in case of problems or to consult analyzes and graphics.


French pride, Dashlane is a password manager that works on the principle of safe protected by a master password. Of course, you can add two-step authentication for more security. The strength of the application is the self-filling to connect in the blink of an eye to his favorite sites without entering neither username nor password, a concept extended to the bank card, identity and card vital or driving license for example. The convenience of Dashlane is to offer synchronization with the desktop application (paid feature), alerts if a site has been hacked and a password renewal feature.


A must-have for security, two-step authentication is an extra precaution to protect access to your personal accounts. Authy can simply generate two-step verification codes to protect your accounts. Alternatives include FreeOTP and andOTP.


The apps for creating to-do lists are many, but we’ve kept Todoist. Compatible with the cloud and other services, this app is extremely complete and useful for getting organized, even in its free version.
Classical among the classics, and despite the house solutions offered by different manufacturers on their own platform, Shazam is a must to recognize the music broadcast from a single excerpt.


Slowly is part of the “Hidden Gems” selection of the Play Store, and for good reason. The application makes the bet to find you an epistolary correspondent who shares your interests, with whom you will exchange letter by letter, with the patience that implies, each message being sent and received according to the real geographical distance which separates the two authors. Nothing like sharing long and interesting conversations full of passion. As a bonus, the application allows to collect the virtual stamps of the countries where the letters come from. Unique and attractive concept.

Fallout Shelter

If you’ve always dreamed of playing as a Vault-Tec fallout supervisor in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout, Fallout Shelter is for you. Build and expand your base, ensure the happiness of your citizens and improve their skills, survive the shelter’s attacks and send explorers out on missions to bring back arms and food. Very addictive.


Small gaming nugget on Mac and PC, the puzzle-game of Annapurna Interactive now offers its innovative mechanics on mobile, where there is a level design just superb that should not be missed under any circumstances and an exciting story. We put our hand to cut: you never play a game resembling near or far to this one.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
The blockbuster of Bluehole distributed in mobile version by Tencent allows you to continue Battle Royale on your smartphone if you have a permanent Internet connection. The advantage of the mobile version is to require a data sheet all that is normal: 2 GB of RAM and Android 5.1.1 or higher.

Asphalt 9: Legends

The most downloaded auto simulation is more beautiful than ever, with stunning graphics, thrilling races and competitive AI. Find the vehicles of Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and more through different circuits in different racing modes.

Plague Inc.

The holiday season is not really your cup of tea and this period gives you rather want to kill everyone? Plague Inc. is for you. The goal of this strategy game is simple: create and evolve a virus to eradicate all life on earth. Little trick: watch Madagascar.