Five free smart­phone apps

There’s an app for al­most every­thing these days – from health tips to train times. Down­load them to your smart­phone or tablet for all the in­for­ma­tion you’ll ever need. Here are some of our favourites

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1 TRAINLINE here’s one of the cheap­est ways to find train tick­ets, es­pe­cially if you’re book­ing in ad­vance. You can even book tick­ets as late as ten min­utes be­fore board­ing, store the de­tails and view plat­form in­for­ma­tion. www.thetrain­line.com /mo­bile/app/

2 CHAR­ITY Miles raise money for char­ity with ev­ery step you take, with­out spend­ing a penny. Sound too good to be true? not with Char­ity miles. This clever app mea­sures how far you walk, run or cy­cle and do­nates a small amount of money to one of 40 char­i­ties. www.char­i­tymiles.org

3 ST JOHN AM­BU­LANCE FIRST aid Even if you’re first aid trained, it’s easy to for­get what to do in the heat of the mo­ment. down­load the St John am­bu­lance app for quick, prac­ti­cal first aid ad­vice that you can take with you ev­ery­where. www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-ad­vice/freemo­bile-first-aid-app.aspx

4 Shazam Ever been en­joy­ing a cup of tea in a café, and longed to iden­tify a song that’s play­ing? Shazam will save you hours of an­noy­ance. Sim­ply press the app’s sym­bol on the screen when a song is play­ing, and it will in­stantly scour the in­ter­net to find the name and artist of the tune. www.shazam.com/ apps

5 Big OVEN With more than 350,000 recipes to browse, a handy shop­ping list func­tion and lots of tips for us­ing up spe­cific left­overs – Big Oven will help in­spire your cook­ery. So when you re­quire help in the kitchen, it’s right there. www.bigoven.com /mo­bile

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