Sayonara 2019, we’re so ready to slay 2020. To help you on your way to smashing those New Year’s goals, upping your ‘Gram game or shopping smarter, we’ve teamed up with the tech-experts at Klarna to bring you six new apps to help you live your best life this year. Hit download on these latest digital essentials and consider your app game for 2020 sorted.
This one goes out to all you savvy shopaholics. We’ve been begging for an app that does it all and seriously Klarna delivers. Not only are they coming through with exclusive drops from your favourite brands (hello adidas, ASOS, Sephora and tonnes more), the app also lets you save, share and categorise goods you want to keep an eye on. Plus, they’ll notify you when your items drop in price—now that’s what we call smart shopping. The best part? You can also pay later on any of your purchases through Klarna with four interest-free instalments. When we say shopping just got a whole lot easier, we mean it. Already all over the US, UK and Europe, Klarna has just touched down in Australia—hit download on this fashion lovers’ must-have below.
Having launched days before the new decade, the second app from Zoella and A Colour Story is set to up your ‘Gram game in 2020. Template offers hundreds of fresh new layouts, fonts, illustrations and brushes to change up your feed, in particular leading itself well to spicing up your stories. Touted as being easy to use with a plethora of unique and inspiring templates to choose from, get started with the free version and then upgrade to Template+ for $24.99 USD a year. Make the most of those summer snaps and get editing now.
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true and that’s exactly what happened for millions of kidults across Australia when Disney+ dropped last November. Bringing with it a slew of stellar content across Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, it took its rightful place in our iPhone’s entertainment folder alongside Netflix and Stan. From Disney Channel throwbacks (we’re looking at you Lizzie McGuire) to hotly-anticipated newcomers like the Mandalorian, we suggest clearing your calendar if you haven’t signed up already. What’s more, the app also offers unlimited downloads, so you can delve into Disney on the go. Ready to relive your childhood? Kick it off with a seven day free trial on Disney+, and it’s $8.99 AUD per month after that.
Technology & Privacy
New year, new you—well, online maybe. If technology and online privacy we’re too much to tackle in 2019, whip your internet presence into shape this year with Jumbo. Essentially the Marie Kondo for your internet activity, it helps to scrub your old Twitter posts, adjust your Facebook privacy settings, delete your Google search history and evaluate your location tracking settings. And no, this data isn’t collected or stored by Jumbo, they don’t even know who you are—so it truly is a fresh start on the internet. If you don’t know your throwback tweets from your two-factor authentication, this one's for you.
Remember Pandora? The digital radio service that shut up shop in Australia circa 2017? For some, it left a gaping hole in their music rotation, but never fear because Spotify is here to fill that hole with Spotify Stations. Dubbed as ‘an experiment by Spotify’ (yes, this is literally how they describe it on the App Store), Spotify Stations sets out to create curated stations based on your favourite artists and listening habits. Like a good wine, it gets better with time—the more you listen, the more it learns, the better the recommendations are. And the best part? It’s free.
If you’ve decided 2020 is the year you take control of your finances, we’ve found the app to help make it happen. Made by Aussies, for Aussies, Finch helps you track your spending and own your coin. The best part is that it also helps with shared expenses, from housemates to group trips or shared dinners out, you can track your group spending and bills, and split them instantly (read: no more haggling your mates for cash in the group chat). Winner of a slew of finance and fintech awards, it’ll help you kick those financial goals heading into the new decade.