• Lonely Planet ( Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.
  • WeChat Messaging and social media app used by virtually all Chinese.
  • Sup China ( Chinese news stories and home of the Chinese current affairs Sinica Podcast. New York–based.
  • Microsoft Translator Excellent and very handy voice-activated translation app. Good for Cantonese too.
  • Pleco Chinese Dictionary Versatile and useful dictionary app.
  • Air Pollution ( Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) for Shanghai and cities across China.