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No doubt about it, Uber is already a top favorite on our list of best apps for New Yorkers. And the on-demand taxi service recently announced that it is cutting UberX fares by 20 percent in New York City, in order to undercut yellow-cab prices. What will you do with those extra dollars? Buy more apps, of course! We’ve curated a list of a few of our must-have NYC app recommendations to make your life easier. You’re welcome.

Citymapper: This app tells you the closest and best nearby public-transportation options based on where you're going. It’s also equipped with a handy-dandy offline subway map, so even if you have no service, you can still try to figure out where you're going. (Available for iPhone and Android).  

Cover: For the foodies: Use this app to pay at NYC restaurants without waiting for the check. You can easily split the bill among large parties, too, and it’s currently accepted at over 90 spots in NYC such as Carbone, Estela, Charlie Bird, Momofuku, etc. (Available for iPhone and Android).

Dark Sky: Forget unpredictable weather—this app can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) so you can walk your dog or run an errand without returning completely drenched. (Available for iPhone).

Exit Strategy NYC: Shave minutes off your commute with this app, which tells you the best subway car to get in, so you can make a beeline for the turnstile. (Available for iPhone and Android).

Look: Rental site Apartment List offers a new app that is basically the Google Maps street view for inside apartments. Potential tenants can take a 360-degree tour of a space before checking it out in person. Users can even view floors, ceilings, building exteriors and community amenities, too. (Available for iPhone and Android). 

Glamsquad: Getting ready for a date or an event has never been easier, thanks to this app. This on-demand beauty provider allows you to book at-home beauty services with as little as one hour’s notice. Get your hair and makeup done by professionals for a convenient and affordable ($50–$95) makeover with the touch of a button. (Available for iPhone). 

Pizza Compass: It’s exactly what it sounds like. No other app is needed in this city, quite frankly. (Available for iPhone).

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Mark S
Mark S

I would highly recommend #HOUSETAB to anyone who would love a great new app that combines keeping a tab at your favorite bar/restaurants and also being able to send drinks and such to your friends

realizerd
realizerd

i'm curious. "Must-have apps if you live in NYC" was the headline of the email I received. And then I see Cover suggested, which is useful in a gob stopping 13 restaurants in NYC? What is that, like .0.00079995077%?. Hardly a "must have"

Memo M
Memo M

Sooooo, NYers don't use Android phones.... or anything other than iPhone I guess.