Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles If you woke up this morning, thanks to the alarm on your smartphone, or if you like watching videos or playing games on your tablet, you're using applications, also known as Apps. An App is a software program that lets you do things for lack of a better word. You'll find Apps on all of your devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers. Some maps help you complete tasks, while others are just for fun. Here's some examples of ways you can use Apps: mobile Apps are Apps that run on your smartphone or tablet. They could make many things in life more convenient. For instance, if you're looking for a place to buy coffee, an app like Google Maps can determine your current location and then recommend nearby coffee shops. Apps aren't just for mobile devices, though. The programs and applications on your computer can also be considered Apps. If you've ever used Microsoft Word to create a document or a Web browser to visit a website or check your email, guess what you've used an app. Some maps come already installed, but you can easily download or buy more online. Apps are about communication, productivity, entertainment and more.