When people plan a night out, they want it to be memorable for the right reasons. We often have different ideas of what we wish to do when we go out somewhere. For some, this involves having dinner at an exclusive restaurant. And for others, a night out means an evening of attending a prominent nightclub event.

nightoutFor the most part, we all use our smartphones when we go out somewhere in the evening. You’ll find it hard not to spot someone using an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, for example. You might not think it, but smartphones are the perfect tool to help you plan a memorable night out!

Why? Because you can use all kinds of apps on them to plan your evening and make it more enjoyable. Here is a list of today’s top apps to help you achieve an excellent evening:

Google Maps

Let’s face it: when you go out somewhere unfamiliar, it’s likely you might get lost on your travels! Or you may not know the location of certain amenities. What you need is an electronic guide to aid you on your night out.

Perhaps the best example of a navigational app is Google Maps. It’s a free download from both Apple and Google’s app stores. Sure, it’ll direct you to your destination with ease. But, it can also tell you where the nearest ATM, cafe or entertainment venue is. For many people, Google Maps is an invaluable app to have installed on their device.

Uber

During an evening out, you may not relish the prospect of using public transport. Especially if there are lots of drunk people around that could ruin your night. Ensuring your safety is essential when you go out somewhere in the evening. Plus, you don’t want your partner or friends to come to harm either.

Instead of trying to contact a local taxi firm, technology has the answer. You can download the Uber app to book a taxi to take you and your party to your destinations safely. You’ll know exactly who your driver is, and can be confident you’ll be safe on your travels.

If you’re new to the service, you can even use Uber promo codes to save money on your fares!

Howl

When it comes to arranging a night out, texting everyone can be a bit tedious. Sure, you could use something like a WhatsApp group message. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app dedicated to making the task easier?

Now there is a suitable app, and its name is Howl! The thing about Howl is that it works in a similar way to Foursquare. One person is a “pack leader” and checks into a venue like a nightclub. They can then invite everyone in their pack to a night out to that venue.

Zomato

One thing you will most likely do on your night out is eat. But, what if you want to eat somewhere upmarket? Perhaps you’re going out on a dinner date with someone?

The Zomato app has a curated list of restaurants across 11 countries. You can use it to find the best hand-picked places to eat and impress your date at the same time!