App of the Week: Uber

What is it?

Your private driver in more than 41 countries, Uber has been a revelation since it was founded in 2009 and have modernised the way you can travel across major cities including London. With a few swipes of the finger, you’ll be picked up within minutes and on your way to your destination. 

The on-demand service means you don’t have to make a reservation or queue in taxi lines waiting for your car. Depending on your budget and requirements, you choose your car and easily set up your pick-up destination on the map - even if you don’t know the postcode! 

With cars ranging from uberX - everyday cars cheaper than a taxi - to UberLux - the finest cars so you can arrive to your destination in style - this app is the perfect companion if you’re always on the move and want a hassle free journey! 

Who is it for?

If you’re based in or around London, why wouldn’t you want to travel in style and save money at the same time? The option to choose your car depending on your budget and being able to check the progress of your Uber on the map ticks all the boxes. 

Running a business usually requires a lot of travelling to meetings and with Uber you can easily book a driver in a matter of seconds! It sounds too good to be true right? Well it’s not! Paying is easy too - you can use your PayPal account or credit card and they’ll email you a receipt when you arrive too!  

How will it improve my day-to-day? 

No one likes to travel on a packed tube or have to wait ages for their taxi to arrive right? Uber take away all the hassle and stress, while ensuring you arrive at your destination in style and save pennies along the way! 

No cash is required so you can keep on top of your finances every time you travel which always helps. Oh and if you’re travelling with a friend, you can split the fare for the most affordable price so you don’t have to go chasing anyone for money. 

It’s a bit of a confidence boost if you arrive in a swanky ride too. So impress your friends or colleagues by turning up to your destination in a stylish car! 

Do I have to pay? 

Ever had to pay to queue up for a taxi? Exactly. The Uber app is completely free and is very easy to use!

Where can I use it?

Available as an iOS app and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (requires iOS 6.0 or later)

Available as an Android app and compatible with Android devices (requires version 4.0.3 and up)

You can also access your profile at

Stay tuned next week for another productivity app that you can use in your business.  

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