OUR FAVORITE APPS OF MAY 2017

Yes, yes, yes. Of course, we all know the popular and beloved Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. But what about apps you may not have heard of? Apps you thought you never needed? Well, we compiled a list of our favorites for the month of May (and most of them are free)! You may know of them, and you may not -- and you may just find one that you've been dreaming of! Check out the list below!

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SIGNAL

Price: Free

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: Signal is a messaging app that uses an advanced end-to-end encryption, in other words, your messages are completely private. These days, you never know who might be peeking in your messages and phone calls. Signal allows you to sleep soundly knowing that your private messages really are private. It uses your existing phone numbers and contacts so you don't have to deal with extra usernames and passwords.

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PLUTO TV

Price: Free

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: Pluto TV lets you watch FREE live TV on your phone! You can watch almost anything -- news, TV shows, sports, movies, cartoons, viral videos, and so much more! Watch live TV on the go in high quality. Stop paying for cable, when you can get it for free!

Get it here for iOS | Get it here for Android

BIGOVEN

Price: Free

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: BigOven features over 350,000 recipes for you to make. It even lets you create a shared grocery list for your household and create recipes from the leftovers in your fridge! BigOven also allows you to follow your friends and favorite bloggers to see what they're whipping up in the kitchen.

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CABANA

Price: Free

Available On: iOS

What It Is: Cabana is a new app actually created by the social media website Tumblr. It allows you to video chat with up to five of your friends while watching videos together. There's tons of choices for videos because Cabana has a YouTube integration! Everyone has the ability pause and change what the group is watching. Currently Cabana is only available for iOS, but an Android version is due to be released this month!

Get it here for iOS

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SQUARE CASH

Price: Free

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: Square Cash is the perfect app for transferring money through friends and family! It instantly transfers money between people, for free. It just requires a 1% fee if you'd like your funds instantly deposited to your account, or you can wait 1-2 business days for the transfer without ANY fees (completely free!). You must have a valid debit card at sign up. Square Cash is perfect for friends splitting the bill, or paying someone back!

Get it here for iOS | Get it here for Android

MINT

Price: Free

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: Mint is a money manager and financial tracker app from the makers of TurboTax. Mint allows you to view your bank accounts, credit cards, bills, and investments all in one place. It helps you stay on top of your bills, see your spending, and provides ways to save money. It even helps you with your credit score and reminds you to pay your bills so you can avoid late fees!

Get it here for iOS | Get it here for Android

TEXTURE

Price: Free to download (1 week trial, then $9.99/month for basic & $14.99/month for premium)

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: Texture is a digital app for unlimited reading of the world's best magazines! Seriously, there's so many options to choose from, over 200 to be exact. Once you've selected a magazine, just download it, then read! If you've missed an issue, Texture even has 5000+ past issues of your favorite magazines! You will get your first 7 days free, then it's $9.99 per month for the basic plan or $14.99 per month for the premium, which includes weekly magazines (like People, US Weekly, Time, etc.). No more paying $3-$12 for each individual magazine, when they're all available in Texture!

Get it here for iOS | Get it here for Android

PICTIONARY

Price: Free

Available On: iOS, Android

What It Is: Pictionary is the classic drawing game you loved as a child! It features two game modes -- drawing colorful masterpieces or 2 VS 2 challenges. You don't have to be a professional drawer to enjoy the game, either! Pictionary has thousands of words from a bunch of different categories so the fun never stops. You can also work your way up tons of levels and win special gifts from the prize chests!

Get it here for iOS | Get it here for Android


We hope you enjoyed this list and maybe found a new app you love!

We want to hear from you! What are your favorite apps people should know about?! Leave a comment below and we might feature you in our next app compilation article!