Many of us have one or two apps that qualify as “hidden gems.”
They’re the apps that aren’t exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they’re the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.
It turns out, 21% of people say they have an app on their phone they consider a “hidden gem,” according to comScore’s “2017 US Mobile App Report,” which gathers data about smartphone app use among US adults.
ComScore asked smartphone users age 18 and up the question, “What app do you consider to be your ‘hidden gem’? Your hidden gem would be the one app that you love, but that you think is not widely known or not used by many people, but you think it should be.”
While some of the apps chosen are growing quickly — like Waze — others are still on the rise. Here are 19 hidden gems you should add to your phone right now: