The Best Apps of October 2017


October saw the release of some very useful apps for both iOS and Android, including a new Google app for parents, a Lite version of the Facebook Messenger app plus a handy movie app that provides quick access to movies on iTunes, Amazon and more. Click here to view our previous entries.

Google Family Link

Google Family Link is a brand new app from the world’s biggest technology company for parents. It allows parents to keep an eye on how their kid’s smartphone use and approve or block specific apps before they’re downloaded. You can also see how much time is spent on different apps with weekly and monthly reports, set daily screen time limits and remotely lock smartphones when it’s time for bed. Google Family Link is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices today.

Facebook Messenger Lite

Currently available for Android devices only, Facebook Messenger Lite is a faster and more data friendly version of the Facebook Messenger app. It contains the main features found in the standard version of the Facebook Messenger app including free calls via WiFi plus one-on-one and group messaging. You can also send and receive photos, videos, stickers, emojis and links. All in all Facebook Messenger Lite is a skimmed down version of the standard app that contains everything you need and no unnecessary extras. Download Facebook Messenger Lite for Android devices today.

Movies Anywhere

The final app on today’s list is a very handy movie app that allows you to purchase and watch movies from Amazon, Google Play Movies, iTunes and Vudu. Basically, it acts as a giant library for the aforementioned subscription services, enabling you to access more than 7,000 movies that can be watched anywhere on a smartphone, laptop, TV or tablet. Movies Anywhere is highly recommended for film fans and is available to download for free on iOS and Android.

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