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6 free apps to make your life easier

Written by Alix Simonovitch

If you live in Barcelona or if you are coming for a few days, you will need to find your way in the city and make the best at of your stay. ShBarcelona is going to introduce you to 6 amazing apps that will help you make your daily life easier. Whether it’s to make your journeys faster and easier, get food delivered anywhere or to know about the best events in the city, our article covers apps for all of it!


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We’re starting with the must have app for any bicycle lover in Barcelona! Bicing offers a great app for its users. Simple and easy to use, it allows you to search for a list of Bicing stations and their locations as well as the available number of bicycles or vacant spots in every station. You can also save your preferred Bicing stations through the app. Bicing has taken on an innovative approach to its app by creating the Bicing game, which lets you earn points that can be redeemed for prizes. With the aim to promote healthy and sustainable activity, the Bicing app users can check the distance traveled, average speed, ammount of CO2 saved, calories burned plus the ‘level of happiness’ obtained, measured by the level of endorphins released during the time of the ride. The Bicing app is available for iPhone or Android.

Related article: Move around Barcelona with Bicing!


This particular app is great for the party lovers. Xceed allows you to browse all the events, concerts, and nightclubs in town. If you are out with friends and after a few drinks you decide to go out and party, you don’t have to walk aimlessly in the city. Just check what is going on in the Xceed app and the night is yours!

Metro TMB

The TMB app is the official app of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona. It is a free app for both Android and iPhone, giving you information on the bus and metro service, helping you plan your journey. You can type your street of departure and destination, and it will give you several ways to get from one place to the other, how much you have to walk in between, how long it will take, etc. It also gives you the timetable of the bus and metro.

MyTaxi and Hailo

If you need to take a taxi, these are the apps that you need, even if there are many more. Hailo and Mytaxi App are apps that you can find worldwide and that are also available in Barcelona. Both allow you to track the taxi until it reaches you, to call it if you have a problem, and you can even pay with your phone.

Related article: Taking a taxi in Barcelona

CityMaps 2 Go

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When you travel, you might not have access to internet or Wi-Fi all the time. So it can be difficult to find your way in Barcelona when you don’t know the city so well. CityMaps2Go includes detailed offline maps and guides that you can download. You can create lists of places you want to see, share the route you planned with friends, and see pictures of the city. It’s one of the best apps for travelers!

So, if you are visiting Barcelona or have come to stay and are still finding out how to get around, these apps can really make your life easier.

About the author

Alix Simonovitch

Traveler and blogger, Alix wrote about the cities of Amsterdam and Brussels before moving to Barcelona 9 years ago. Writer and translator specialized in tourism and gastronomy, she wants to share all her discoveries in her new city.

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