15 Best Apps Kiwis Need On Their Phones In New Zealand This Year

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Best Apps To Use New Zealand 2022

Indeed, New Zealanders love using apps to make life easier. Certainly, there are hundreds of apps to use daily, but we’ve compiled a list of the best apps to use in Wellington, from the world of dating to food deliveries, COVID-19 services, and much more. Here are 15 apps you should be using in New Zealand this year.

1. NZ COVID Tracer

The Ministry of Health created this app to keep track of where you’ve been, speed up contact tracing, and help stop the virus from spreading.


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1. Netflix

Certainly, if you haven’t downloaded Netflix to your phone yet, you are missing out. Watch Netflix anywhere in New Zealand, from on the bus to on your lunch break at work, you’ll never miss a minute. See the best movies or the best shows to stream on Netflix now.

2. Disney+

Enjoy hundreds of titles, from Pixar, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and more, all in one place with a monthly subscription on this streaming app.


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1. TikTok

This short-form, video-sharing social networking platform allows users to create and share exciting and personal videos with a global audience.

2. WhatsApp

Kiwis love this free-to-use multiplatform messaging app that connects you with people instantly via text, video call, voice call and voice notes.

3. Instagram

This popular photo and video sharing app needs no introduction. Be inspired by New Zealanders daily and connect with local brands, businesses, celebrities, loved ones and more.

4. Facebook

Another iconic social platform that needs no introduction. It recently changed it’s name to Meta. Indeed, its mission is to bring people closer together by staying connected, discovering global news, and expressing matters.


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1. UberEats

Most New Zealanders use this app as a quick method to get delicious food delivered to their doorsteps. However, there are many other food delivery apps which are popular. Nevertheless, you need at least one food delivery app for when you’re feeling peckish.


Health & Fitness

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1. MyFitnessPal

Launched in 2005, track your diet and exercise all in one place. Equally, users can scan barcodes of food to see nutrients and calories in the app’s database. Definitely, you’ll conquer your fitness goals in no time.

2. Map My Run

This free app shows you workout routes near your home and tracks runs, walks and bicycle rides. It’s one of the best apps to keep you motivated to reach your goals in New Zealand.


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1. Bumble

One of two of our favourite dating apps for 2022. With a 97% success rate globally, let women take charge and make the first move. Sound Scary? Well, there is something empowering about a woman writing to a man first, and it takes away the traditional stigma that men should always make the first move. Plus, you can turn on Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz to meet people in your industry and new friends in your area.

2. Hinge

This dating app is aimed at busy relationship seekers. Likewise, it’s more serious than other dating apps. Equally, algorithms are used to find you a suitable partner.

Other Essentials

1. Zoomy

This app is our favourite for affordable ride-sharing.¬†If you’re stuck for a taxi, you can instantly access a wide range of friendly taxi drivers within seconds. Key in your pick-up and drop-off location and you’ll be on your way.

2. GooglePay

If you forget your wallet, this app is extremely useful when paying contactless payments. All you need to do is tap your phone app, and your fees will be paid. Indeed, one of the best apps to use in New Zealand.

3. GoogleMaps

Even if you claim to know every single location in the country, this app provides excellent mapping using¬†satellite images, street maps, aerial photography and more. So, you’ll never be lost.

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