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15 Apps That Will Make Living In Sydney Even Better

Naturally, most of them exist to help you drink. And eat. Then drink some more.

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1. The Happiest Hour

The app of everyone's booziest dreams, this little treasure shows you the nearest establishment with drink and food deals, any day of the week. The map function makes it easy to assess how great a walking distance can be justified by cheap beer. Warning: you may surprise - and pity - yourself.

Available on iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

2. TripView Sydney

Let's be real here: Sydney's public transport system can be a real bitch. This app provides live tracking of your bus and all the train, light rail and ferry timetable porn you would wish for.

Available on iOS and Android.

Cost: $3.99.

3. Sydney Food Trucks

Gourmet food trucks in real time. It's meals on wheels, people - get on board. This app tells you where and when trucks filled with gourmet food will be stopping to sell their delicious goods. The app also includes the menu for each truck, which is super handy if you're someone who likes to plan lunch hours in advance.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

4. Sydney Bars

Just like Sydney's social scene, rental prices and most popular dog breeds, this app is divided by suburb. Choose your place in the world, then find the best drinking hole around.

Available for iOS.

Cost: $2.49

5. Beat the Q

This app helps you pre-order your coffee and food from your favourite (and busiest) cafe. Because this is Sydney; everyone is extremely busy and important, after all.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

6. Smart Mouth Eats Chinatown Sydney

Fact: Chinatown is damn overwhelming. Simplify your culinary adventures with this guide to eating options in Sydney's hub of stimulation overload.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

7. Sydney Cafe Culture

This app is an edit of the best 300 places to get your caffeine fix in Sydney, from the CBD to the outer suburbs.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: $4.99.

8. Broadsheet Sydney Directory

Broadsheet: good. Broadsheet app: extra good. Find a great place to eat or drink near you, and book yourself a table through the app.

Available for iOS.

Cost: Free.

9. Hurley Surf Coastalwatch

For many, Sydney means surf. Or, at least it does when the conditions are right. Check your surf before you wreck yourself with this comprehensive beach conditions app. Consider this the easiest way to check if surf is, indeed, up.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: $3.79.

10. GoodTonight

If you're ever in the Sydney CBD and feel like finding out which places surrounding you are currently offering live music or good food deals, jump on GoodTonight. It tells you what's good, tonight.

Available on iOS.

Cost: Free.

11. Sydney Australia Official Guide

The "official guide" to officially enjoying, official Sydney. This app was created by Destination NSW, so you know this shit's legit.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

12. Sydney Wildlife

If one is to remove their eyes from their phone screen for any extended amount of time in Sydney, they are likely to see some kind of native wildlife. This guide of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and MORE, will not only give you an excuse to look at your phone again, but might even teach you a thing or two about this wonderful thing we call "nature".

Available on iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

13. My Opal

Opal cards are here. Check your balance before you get stuck at the train turnstile and have to watch the doors close from a metre away.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: $1.29.

14. Wild About Whales

Whale, whale, whale - what do we have here? Basically - everything you need to know about whale watching, including tips for spotting them, tours near you and links to other whale-lovers via Twitter and Facebook.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.

15. Party with a Local

Don't live in Sydney? You've still got a right to try and survive, man. When you tire of tourist-filled bars and expensive hotel cocktail lounges, log on and find locals that can show you the real - most likely, way more fun - side of Sydney. Just be cool.

Available for iOS and Android.

Cost: Free.