Portugal and especially the Lisbon region is often considered as a new digital Eldorado. Some even compare it to the European Silicon Valley. There are many mobile apps for who lives in Portugal, but it's hard to separate the good from the chaff. City hall application, digital services, gastronomy, the list is long, and it is easy to get lost in the multitude of smartphone application available for expats. How to learn European Portuguese for free ? What are the essential applications when living in Portugal ? What services are available from his phone or tablet in Lisbon and Portugal ? Lisbob, the expatriate's assistant in Portugal, has prepared the list of the 8 best mobile applications you need to live in Lisbon and its region.
1. Na Minha Rua
iOs & Android
This application helps to report what is happening on your street in Lisbon. From the street lamp down, to trash cans that accumulate through a dug up panel, you can make it easier to trace all the things that must be traced to the Borough Hall for them to be processed more quickly. Living in Lisbon means participating in neighborhood life.
Revolut is simply the best financial app for expats ! With a free Visa card and bank account, it takes less than 5 minutes to register and get your IBAN. With this application, expats can manage their bank account anywhere in the world. Also, Revolut provides many other services as travel insurance, airport lounges access, or concierge. Give a try to the best financial app for expats.
The shared two-wheeler system makes a splash in Lisbon: eCooltra allows you to rent electric scooters by the minute, taking them and leaving them where you want them. Convenient in the city of 7 hills, it is now possible to travel on two wheels in the Portuguese capital without breaking the bank thanks to these shared scooters.
When you want to learn European Portuguese online, it’s not easy to find the perfect application. Very often the language online apps propose Brazilian Portuguese, which is very different to the European one. Indeed, pronunciation and words are not similar and sometimes people from Brazil and Portugal have issues to understand one each other.
Mondly is the best app to learn European Portuguese. With a clear path, you will learn day by day European Portuguese for free and will master the language very quick. If you want to learn fast you might want to upgrade for premium feature : we strongly recommend to do this in order to motivate yourself !
5. Emel ePark
Imagine that it is possible to pay the parking meter with his phone, and to be warned 10 minutes before the end of the parking meter so as not to be surprised with a fine fine or even a hoof in Lisbon? This is possible thanks to the Emel ePark application. Just insert your personal information and associate one or more vehicles. It is then possible to pay by Multibanco or even Paypal.
6. Gira - Bicicletas of Lisboa
iOs & Android
The Gira Lisbon shared bike system is accessible by downloading and using the Gira eponymous app. Thanks to this one you will be able to locate all Gira stations of Lisbon on a map as well as to see the number and the type of bike available, electric or not. It also allows to unlock the station bikes.
7. Cascais Agenda
Going to Cascais is always a good plan and the application of the Cascais City Council gives a hand to plan the trip. It includes the cultural agenda of the village, exhibitions and shows as well as events related to sports and gastronomy. The search in this "cascaense" guide can be done by date, theme or area.
8. Lisbob : Expats in Portugal
You already know the site, you may not know the app yet ! Lisbob is the first application for expatriates in Portugal. It is now possible to request services directly from your phone or tablet. To settle, live, work and invest: Bob accompanies you in your expatriation in Portugal. Best of all, it's free and in English !