It’s no surprise that many of us depend heavily on our mobile devices. With everything so easily accessible at the touch of a screen, this has meant a huge increase in how often we use our phones. From booking flights, to grocery shopping, to browsing for holidays and even betting on horse racing, we have become almost entirely dependant on our phones.

It’s easy to get confused about whether it’s better to download an app or simply use your browser. When it comes to horse racing, often an app is the best way to go. There’s no messing around with logins, as most will just need your thumbprint. The apps themselves have been optimised to be as concise as possible. This means they are laid out easily and very simple to navigate around. Even the betting slips are created with maximum ease in mind.

So if you’re currently deciding which racing apps are the best for betting then look no further. We have compiled what we believe are the top three available at the moment.

1. Betfair Sports

This is the go-to app for most sports betting fans. If you have created an online account, everything will then be linked to your app. Login-in is very simple and uses your thumb print. Not only is this an added security feature but it also means you don’t have to constantly remember your password!

The display screen is very clear. The tabs across the top are broken down into different sports. So locating your chosen sport is simple. Then just click on horse racing and scroll down for today’s races. Pick your racecourse and the time of the race you’re after and all the runners with their odds appear. Select and place your bet. Easy. And you have the added bonus of then being able to watch the race live on your mobile when it starts. Just note that you have to wager a minimum of 50p on the race that you would like to be able to watch.

For ease and convenience and frequently, the better odds available, Betfair Sports app ticks all the boxes.

2. Paddy Power

Designed in a very similar way to the Betfair app, one of the biggest differences with the Paddy Power app is that their current offers feature more prominently. They still use tabs across the top to navigate to the different sports and gaming options. However, a large portion of the screen is taken up with their latest deals and enhanced odds. Of course this is pretty good if you are looking for a deal.

Paddy Power are known for their competitive streak and frequently offer enhanced odds and solid betting offers. They are particularly good if you want to look for free bets for Grand National 2019.That is because they are one of very few bookmakers who will actually still give customers a free bet off on the Grand National rather than pulling the deal on the day!

Along with their comprehensive racing schedule, the app also allows you to move seamlessly to their casino and games section. Essentially everything that Paddy Power offers is available on the app. All of the games are optimised for mobile and you can add funds or withdraw your potential winning sat the touch of a button.

A great app for those who like to browse multiple sports, and even have an in-play wager.

3. Ladbrokes

Some apps only allow you to browse through the horse racing taking place in the UK. But Ladbrokes offers odds on markets from all over the world. The tabs in the horse racing section allow you to browse through todays, tomorrow’s and future races as well as specials for the major festivals at Cheltenham and Aintree.

Like most apps, you have the ability to check your account, look at any bets you have already placed and watch races live. One feature that makes the Ladbrokes app stand out is the Odds Boost. If you have any available they give you the opportunity to increase the odds of your bets. Who doesn’t like better odds!

So if you’re looking for a horse racing betting app that ticks all the boxes you won’t go wrong with any of the three suggested above. They are secure, trusted and easy to use and ensure a world of sports at your fingertips.