I am lazy even when it comes to using my phone. Usually, I'll just browse through all my social media apps, then repeat the sequence over and over again. Not extremely adventurous in digging for apps, just download when my friends recommend.

So one day, I was exceptionally bored. I remembered my friend telling me to check out an app, so I tapped into the App Store. I must be living under the rock; I was overwhelmed by the overflowing apps from everywhere!

Long story short, here are some of the apps I've discovered, downloaded FOR FREE on my iPhone and wish to share with you guys as sort of a "present" this Christmas!

1) MyTransport
Christmas is the season to go around catching up with friends and rushing to buy gifts!

In this app, they combine information for all sorts of transport in Singapore, everything in one. Gone were the days this road idiot had to Google / open up apps one by one to gather details on how to plan my route.

The most beneficial part of this app for me would be the Bus Arrival Time, powered by SG NextBus. It's pretty accurate, the last few days I tested it out. I use the SBS Transit app called Iris as well for bus services. But after using this app, there was no use for it so I've since deleted it to save space!

2) SGMalls
It's the season to buy presents! But I have a rule - buy only if I think it's cheap, or on discount. I don't believe in buying things at their full retail price. #CheatMoney

In this app, a list of deals you can find in Singapore will be displayed. How many % discount? When does the deal end? Where can you find the shop? Such information are shown. You can even search by brands or by malls!

3) Carousell

Speaking about shopping, Carousell is equivalent to having a flea market on app!

There are different categories you can shop / sell from in Singapore.

For buyers, if you see an item you're interested in, prices can be discussed publicly or privately with the seller. The price range for most of the items are rather affordable. You'll be surprised to find the kaleidoscopic options available!

For sellers, all you have to do is to snap a picture with your phone, add the description and you're good to sell! Many people use this app actually. I sold quite a handful of items before!

4) Wally

Lost count of how much you spent after gift-buying? No worries, let Wally do the calculations for you!

You can keep track of how much you've spent and how much you've overspent by entering the budget you have for the month.

You just have to enter the amount and the information, everything will be done from there onwards!

5) PhotoWonder

The feasting season is here!

Growing horizontally is inevitable. All the late nights partying is bound to do take a toll on your skin as well. But! Nobody wants to present their unflattering side. People still in such a dilemma, you have to download this app!

What this app does basically is to beautify you. You can "pinch" yourself to look thinner, add decoration, add effects etc. There are apps similar to this, but many are in Chinese. This one's in English, no worries about wondering what the word means!

6) VSCOcam

Also on photo editing! The iPhone's camera is pretty powerful, why not further enhance your photos! VSCOcam is easily one of the most popular and downloadable apps. There's been a sudden influx in the number of people using this app because of the editable effects. You can create blur, dream-like pictures in many effects that automatically looks good, even when the actual picture doesn't.

This is a life saviour for people who love taking pictures but are not of a professional photographer standard.

7) 12 Days

For those who love surprises.

For 12 days from December 26 onwards, you receive a gift every day. This gift is downloadable - songs, apps, books, films and more.

I don't know what I'll get, but since it's free I'LL TAKE IT! Countdown 2 more days to the start of the surprise!

8) Alien Blue

Awkward gatherings and need a read to fend off the discomfort?

If you think 9gag is good, Reddit is even better. In fact, all the memes and internet stuff first appeared on Reddit wayyyyy before 9gag. Alien Blue is a feature packed client for browsing Reddit on the iPhone.

There are different subreddits you can find from. I assure you that there'll be something you're interested in!

9) Appsgonefree

Cheapskate people who has never bought an app, we're all in this together.

In Apps Gone Free, they source and pick out some of the best apps that is available free for the day! You have to pay for the apps they feature should you miss the date and time to download it.

Words can never describe how thankful I am for this app. All I need is 3 minutes to use it daily. It feels like Christmas everyday!

10) Angry Birds Star Wars II

If you like the smash hit game Angry Birds, you'll like this for sure. If you love both Star Wars and Angry Birds, keep calm and SHOUT IT OUT LOUD! This is epic!

Especially good for the young kids in the house. The graphics are commendable , though I haven't played over Level 1. At least not yet!

The Force is strong on this one.

This is my list of what I'll be hooked on for now. If you have any recommendations to share, leave a comment below! I'd love to hear from you! Countdown one more day to Christmas, are you app-ready yet? (´∇ノ`*)ノ.

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