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January 22nd, 2018

5 Apps You'll Want to Download this Winter


At Stanford Court Hotel we embrace San Francisco’s past while celebrating its tech future. We believe it’s best to #NeverStopStartingUp. To make the most of your surroundings, we suggest these apps available at your fingertips. Here are some of the best apps we recommend for the start of 2018.


This is a great app to get a feel and history lesson about your surroundings. Vizzit is a location-aware mobile storytelling app that allows users to take self-guided tours at their own pace. While staying at Stanford Court, check out the East Meets West: Nob Hill + Chinatown tour. More info on our website here. Also, for a good scope of the surrounding areas of the Golden Gate Bridge, check out the Golden Gate Promenade tour.


If you’re navigating restaurants or making reservations, OpenTable makes the experience a bit more fluid. Rather than switching from Google Maps to Yelp, OpenTable lets you discover and manage your restaurant reservations in one place. Menus can be organized by neighborhood or cuisines. Looking for vegetarian fare? Check out our favorite vegetarian restaurants on our blog.

Google Arts & Culture

This app went viral in January 2018 for its selfie art-matching feature, matching your face with art collections from over 1,200 international museums. But there’s more to this app than the selfies, including finding museums and cultural events around you, guided tours of exhibits, as well as an art recognizer than recognizes artworks when you point your device camera at them. Make the most of the SF museum scene with this app.


Connect to your work team or group project with this intuitive app. Slack allows for team communication on any device. Sharing and editing docs is fluid and simple communication helps to streamline project deadlines and goals.


Citymapper isn’t a new app, but it’s so good we didn’t want to leave it out. The transit navigation shares the fastest routes, as well as departure times for all transit (SFMTA, MUNI, BART, CalTrain, VTA, AC Transit, Golden Gate Bus and Bay Area Bike Share, to name a few). Travel the city like a local and have all your options in one spot. New York Times named Citymapper the “best travel app,” one that’s useful in your own city or any other cities you travel to.


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