So you've finally relented and bought yourself a smartphone, but the thought of using all those apps fills you with dread?
Well, it might be time to challenge your own assumptions about what an app can do for you. Not all apps are fickle, time-wasting diversions. Many are genuine attempts to offer solutions to some of life's most irritating problems.
So before you hit the app store, and are bombarded by choice, take time to think about what you need.
For example, if you're always out of ideas for dinner, or avoid using public transport because you're tired of the unforeseen delays, then search for apps that are specifically designed to help you out.
Here are 10 simple apps that aim to make life a little more bearable..