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Just Say it to Siri with These Awesome Apps

Just Say it to Siri with These Awesome Apps

Siri is there to make your life easier. So just speak it, see it, and enjoy it with these great apps.

Hey Siri, Plan An Outing

When it is time to make plans, whether for dinner or drinks, what better way to do it than with your personal assistant Siri?

Yelp - Nearby Restaurants, Shopping & Services

Know what you’re getting into before going

Yelp - Nearby Restaurants, Shopping & Services

What time is my reservation tonight?
Are there any reservations for Nick’s Seafood on Murphy Street?
What restaurants have availabilty for 6 tomorrow at 8PM
Make a reservation for Matt Jones
Reserve a spot at Donna’s tonight for 2 people

For those who care to check on reviews of places before going.

Yelp is the one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to know if a place is good or bad based on reviews from the community. There is a ton of data in Yelp, which includes basic business information, reviews and the average star rating from users, photos, and filters for finding specific places that meet your criteria for right now (including Pokéstops for Pokémon Go). You can even bookmark places that you may want to check out in the future, leave your own reviews and ratings, check out what your friends recommend, and much more. If you are in search of a new restaurant or want a specific type of shop or even medical center, then Yelp should be one of the first places you look.

Why we love it

If you want to become a smarter shopper or foodie, this is your app. You won’t find a better source for information.

Zenly - Locate your friends in realtime

Find your friends and family in realtime

Zenly - Locate your friends in realtime

For anyone who wants to know where their friends and families are at any given moment.

Zenly is a fantastic location sharing app for both friends and family. With Zenly, just invite the contacts you want, and then you'll be able to see where everyone is in realtime. This is different from Find My Friends because Zenly works on both iOS and Android, and makes it easy to contact your friends and family directly from within the app. You can also send them emojis, send messages to arrange a time to meet up, and even see their mobile device battery level. If you're picky about your own location, you can choose what your friends and family see. Plus, Zenly can generate a temporary link that shares your location with those who you don't have on the app, so it's easy to give them an ETA of your arrival.

Why we love it

Zenly is beautiful with bright and vivid graphics, inspirational quotes, and the location-tracking is fairly accurate. Plus it's great to see the other person's battery level and their location, since you can get an idea before their device runs out of juice.

Zomato - Food & Restaurant Finder

Find the best food with Zomato

Zomato - Food & Restaurant Finder

Reserve a spot at Donna’s tonight for 2 people
What restaurants have availabilty for 6 tomorrow at 8PM
When are my upcoming restaurant reservations?
Are there any reservations for Nick’s Seafood on Murphy Street?
Place the reservation under the name Alicia
What time is my reservation tonight?
Make a reservation for Matt Jones
Show me the available reservations for Ruth Cris
What restaurants have availabilty for 6 tomorrow at 8PM
Make a reservation at Antonio’s for 3:30 today

For anyone who wants to find the best restaurants in the area.

Zomato is an excellent choice if you are looking for a new restaurant that is local to where you are right now. You can browse by what's nearby or search for a specific cuisine type. In Zomato, you can view menus and user-submitted photos to know what you're getting into before you're even there. And once you've tried the place, you can rate and review it to help other future diners, and you can even curate your own collections of fantastic dining spots to share with others who are in your shoes. Zomato currently works with over 10,000 cities around the world.

Why we love it

Zomato is a trusted name in terms of restaurant discovery, so it's a must-have for when you want to find a new local spot or need a bite to eat while traveling.

Hey Siri, I Need a Lift

When you need to get from here to there, Siri can help you request a ride.

Lyft

This app will always be there when you need a lift

Lyft

See your ride history

For those who want to use a modern taxi alternative but don't like Uber.

Lyft is another alternative to traditional cabs and taxis, but it is also an alternative to Uber. Lyft lets users request a ride from wherever they are in the city, and you get information about the driver who is coming to pick you up as well as the car that they are driving, so you won't be able to miss them. The app lets you see if there are even any Lyft drivers available in the area, there are different types of Lyft rides that you can get. Fares in Lyft are typically even cheaper than Uber, and you can even tip the drivers after the ride if they provided good service, which is another thing that sets it apart from Uber (no tips). Lyft is a cheaper and friendlier alternative to both taxis and Uber, so if you want a lift around the city, make sure to use Lyft.

Why we love it

Lyft has a slick app interface and it is super easy to use. Plus the company itself is friendlier than Uber and the fares are cheaper. Plus, you can tip the drivers if they provide good service, which is always nice.

Uber

Forget old cabs and check out the new modernized taxi service

Uber

Find a ride near you ASAP

For responsible adults who would like to save a bit on taxi rides.

Uber allows you to be in control of your taxi ride via your smartphone and smart watch. When you open the app, you'll see the live location of Uber cars near you so you can request for one to pick you up. After being alerted once it arrives, you'll be able to jump into the Uber, get a ride to wherever you're going, and pay the driver securely at your destination. Usually, this is cheaper and more convenient than a traditional taxi. However, it is important to consider that Uber is not supported in all cities, and in many cities where it is supported, concerns have arisen due to lack of regulation. Uber vehicles don't have the same safety features as traditional cabs, and the company is constantly feuding with municipalities over the lack of regulation and establishment as a legitimate taxi company. Keeping that in mind, as long as you're a responsible adult who has a few friends to tag along with you, Uber can be a more fun, convenient, and cost-effective option for travel. Plus, it's not like a regular cab is 100 percent safe, either.

Why we love it

Uber is usually quicker, more convenient, more secure (money-wise), and less expensive than a traditional cab. This all comes from quick access on your iPhone or Apple Watch.

Hey Siri, Send Some Cash

If you owe somebody money or they owe you, just ask Siri to help send and receive payments.

Hey Siri, Contact my Friends

Siri knows you like to keep in contact with your friends and family and with these apps, communicating is a breeze.

textPlus: Unlimited SMS Texting + Calling

Free texting, free picture messaging, and a free U.S. phone number

textPlus: Unlimited SMS Texting + Calling

textPlus: Unlimited SMS Texting + Calling

For people who want to text, send pictures, or chat with people in the U.S. or Canada

TextPlus was the original text messaging third-party app, offering free texting, picture messaging, and a free U.S. phone number for nearly a decade. It offers messaging to any U.S. or Canadian number, including text, pictures, or group chat. It works over Wi-Fi, so you don't need a cellular connection. You can even call for free to anyone who has the textPlus app.

Why we love it

If you've got an iPad, iPod touch, or other device that you don't want to link to your cellular device, textPlus allows you to turn that device into a phone for free. TextPlus is especially nice for having a way to make phone calls when cellular coverage is spotty, and it offers inexpensive international calling.

WhatsApp Messenger

Chat, call, and share photos with a free and simple messaging app.

WhatsApp Messenger

Send photos and videos instantly

For those who want a messaging app that offers group chats and multimedia sharing.

If you are ready to try a new messaging app, then WhatsApp Messenger is the one to check out. With Siri support, you can send a message or start a call quickly. Share your photos and videos, customize your wallpaper, and have fun with your messages with this popular communication tool.

Why we love it

WhatsApp Messenger is terrific alternative to your default message app. With a great array of features and options, make messaging fun.

Hey Siri, Let’s Network

When you want quick access to your favorite social media networks, just ask Siri.

Hey Siri, Search For Photos

Why spend time searching for a photo you captured when you can just ask Siri to find it for you?

Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing

Edit photos, create designs, and spruce up your images with ease.

Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing

Show me the Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing pictures from my Utah trip last year

For those who want a tool for photos, designs, images, and more.

Canva offers a wide range of options for any creative project. From simple photo editing to extensive image design, this slick and intuitive tool lets you create and edit on the go. Save, download, share, and publish your creations easily. And with Siri support, searching is simple.

Why we love it

Canva is a great tool that makes it easy for anyone to create cool images and edit amazing photos.

Painnt - Pro Art Filters

Painnt - Pro Art Filters

Moonlighting

Start a slideshow in Painnt
Show me the Painnt pictures from my Utah trip last year

For those who want an art filter app with many options.

With Painnt – Pro Art Filters, you can choose from over 130 options for sprucing up your images. Give them a comic book look, classical touch, or modern style. The app offers a large selection of frames to complete your artwork and simple sharing options to show off your creations with friends and family.

Why we love it

Painnt – Pro Art Filters offers a wide selection of filters and frames to bring out the beauty in your images.

Hey Siri, Start A Workout

Whether you're managing your weight or need to meditate, Siri can help you with these handy apps.

Hey Siri, Help Me Get FIt

Running, walking, workouts, and weight loss are all made easier with these apps and Siri can help you stay on track.