Nepali apps are recently gaining a lot of traction for convenience and ease-of-use. Most apps now have user interfaces and services comparable to their international counterparts. Since these apps are tailored for everyday Nepali use, they provide convenience in everyday lives in a lot of different ways. Here, we have put together a comprehensive list of Nepali apps you must have. We have avoided any repetition of similar apps.
First off, Hamropatro. It is a calendar app that will tell you the Nepali date of the day. If you are anything like me, you usually have no idea what the Nepali month is, Nepali dates are a far-off thing. Hamropatro saves you the trouble of finding a physical calendar or keep googling the date whenever you need it. All other apps on this list may be secondary, but we all need the date. So Hamropatro is in the purest sense a must-have app.
After time, my priority is food. Foodmandu is the oldest and in my experience the smoothest food delivery app in Nepal. There is a plethora of other delivery apps too out there, but Foodmandu is my personal favorite. If Foodmandu isn’t your thing though, check our article on Best food delivery apps in Nepal. Even if you don’t like Foodmandu in particular, my point is you must have at least one food delivery app with you to fulfill your cravings anytime anywhere.
Next up on the list are ride sharing apps. Pathao and tootle are the best option for this because of their large rider base and good user interface. If you need a four-wheeler, Pathao offers taxi service too. Tootle is a Nepali app though, so be sure to support them if you feel like two-wheeler will fit your need. If you want more options, read our article on Best ride sharing apps. Here too, whatever app you choose, keep at least one of these. They are really handy when you want a quick ride.
Esewa/ Khalti provide digital wallet services tailored for Nepali merchants. It’s most comparable international counterpart would be PayPal. With these digital wallet apps, you can send phone balance, buy goods online or even in-person through fone pay. This apps are made for transactions, not for saving, although you can keep a healthy dose of cash in them. Like the ones above, you are welcome to choose other similar apps from our Best digital wallets list.
Daraz is an online shopping app, one of its kind, in Nepal. I say one of a kind because although there are other online shopping apps, Daraz is the only one with enough variety of merchants to be usable. It has its share of problems and I cannot assure quality on purchases but it’s the only one we’ve got. They provide delivery services and a return option for most products.
If you are a movie-junkie this is the app for you. You do need supported ISP subscription (Vianet, Wlink) but if you do, you can watch TV for no extra costs. It offers all TV channels and a wide range of movies. You can watch Nepali, Hindi or Hollywood movies through the app.
I’m not proud of it but I really don’t know many Nepali words. If you want an online Nepali dictionary, this is pretty much your only option. It provides a comprehensive list of vocabulary as well as translation to English from Nepali and vice versa. If you want to learn more words, or simply want something to know meanings of weird Nepali words, this is the app for you.
Every A class bank now offers some kind of E-banking or mobile banking app. These apps come in very handy because you don’t need to physically visit banks to transfer money or perform transactions. Look up your bank in the app/play store and download it. You might need to pay extra costs for subscription to your respective bank.
These apps come in handy anytime. But especially now, amidst a pandemic, some of them are an absolute necessity. Download the apps mentioned here and you will definitely see your life change for the better.