Everyday Things You Wish There Was An App For

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Vote up the imaginary apps that would be most useful to if you could actually download them.

There’s an untapped market for useful apps that don't exist, and on this list is basically an imaginary smartphone app wishlist. With all of the Android and iPhone apps out there these days, one might think we’ve reached full appacity. But for every step counter or news app, there should be something that helps you remember where you parked your car or an app that helps you figure out what people are talking about at parties. It’s not that hard, app scientists, so get on it! Check out these non-existent apps and then let us know about apps you wish existed.

It may not seem like it, but the things you wish there was an app for are deeply personal. If you spend a lot of time screwing around on your phone, you might want something that keeps you from procrastinating. Or if you’re constantly being followed by menacing owls you might want something that acts as an owl deterrent. Think about the kind of apps that would make your life easier and throw them on the list. Or if you’ve got your hands on app-making technology, you could start working on these and become the next Silicon Valley bajillionaire.

Vote up the imaginary apps you wish you could download, and if there’s an app you wish existed, feel free to add it to the list.
Most divisive: An App That Helps You Make Friends at Parties
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  • 1
    408 votes

    What's My Dog Saying?

    In 2011 the app Bow Lingual was released that reported to translate what your dog says. There's also Dog Decoder, which tells you what your dog's saying based off of its body language. 

  • 2
    209 votes

    An App That Gives You The Layout Of Any Grocery Store

    This sort of exists as Aisle411, but they're still trying to get grocery store managers to use their augmented reality technology to map out their aisles. 

  • 3
    327 votes

    An App That Helps You Develop Your Ideas

    While WOOP won't come up with ideas for you, it will help you carry out your wishes via realistic solutions. 

  • 4
    356 votes

    The Dream Explainer

    As of 2011 you can download iDream, an app that helps you understand your dreams. 

  • 5
    311 votes

    An App That Helps You Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Since 2010 AR by Augmented Works has been using augmented reality to help drivers figure out where they parked at IKEA. 

  • 6
    325 votes

    Something That Gives You the Perfect Excuse to Get You Out of Any Awkward Situation

    In 2016 Chelsea Handler created an app for getting out of any awkward situation called "Gotta Go." However if you want to stay in the conversation you'll have to come up with something on your own.