These apps are must-haves and will make your life easier in Poland:
- Millennium App
- Jak Dojade
- ZTM Warszawa
- Acro Bikes
- Taxi Apps
- Pizza Portal
- uber eats
- moj orange
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BANKING AND FINANCE APPS:
1) SkyCash. A nice Multipurpose App
SkyCash is the best app you knew nothing about.
You can buy bus tickets in a matter of seconds, purchase cinema tickets that allow you to skip the line, or pay for parking fees without the need to find a parking tower. Very useful!
Actually, if you have a good banking app you can do such things already (more about the Millennium app later).
More stuff you can do with SkyCash:
- Buy train tickets
- Withdraw cash without a card (only from Euronet ATMs)
- Pay bills
- Get small travel insurance policies
- Top up your phone, electricity meter or even your STEAM account (PC games) or PlayStation account.
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3) Millennium App
I use Millennium since the beginning of my stay in Poland. I don’t know about other apps or bank accounts, but I can vouch for this one.
I got a bank account without Pesel, the employee spoke English and the app (also in English) is really nice compared to the other two I have (for the Dutch and Italian accounts).
Some of the features:
- Fingerprints login
- Phone top-ups
- Possibility to buy bus tickets in seconds
- Same for parking tickets
4) Jak Dojade
A good alternative to the obvious Google Maps, jak dojade allows you to plan your trip with public transport.
5) ZTM Warszawa
Very simple and old looking app, but it allows you to check the schedule for any line in Warsaw. Quite handy.
You know this. Rent the popular Warsaw public bikes in one tap.
7) Acro Bikes
Contrary to Veturilo, Acro Bikes can be left almost anywhere you want in Warsaw (no need to find a docking station). Read more about biking in Warsaw.
8) Taxi Apps
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The most popular app to order food online.
An alternative to pyszne, it offers a different pool of restaurants. You can also order Burger King and KFC with free delivery.
11) uber eats
Another alternative to pyszne, it allows you to order food to a different pool of restaurants. Thanks to UBER wide network of drivers and to UBER technology, delivery can be quicker (and you can track the order in real time).
15 zł Coupon code (first order only): eats-federicom986ui
You can check what are the currently available offers super quickly. Right now the Big Mac Menu is just 10 PLN.
MOBILE OPERATOR APPS:
13) moj orange
I am using Orange as my mobile operator because of this incredibly cheap deal described here. If Orange is also your operator, you should download this app. It makes it seamless to find offers, top up your phone and check your remaining credit and bonuses.
I haven’t used apps for other mobile operators, so I’m not so comfortable suggesting them.
This idea is the brainchild of a Polish startup and the app is still in beta testing. It will make it easy to book sports facilities in your neighborhood, create teams of players and interact with other players.
For now, only the website is available (in Polish and English): https://app.ballsquad.pl/