Android apps extend the functionalities of the Android phones. There are millions of Android apps available on the play store but only few of them are really helpful. Here we’ve listed 30 best Android apps which helps in daily basis work.
Here we have listed 30 best Android apps your smartphone must-have
- WPS Office
- Night Screen
- Google Pay or PhonePe -UPI Payment app
- MX Player
- Google Drive
- Google Maps
- MP3 Video Converter
- Google Photos
- Google Duo or Skype – A Better video calling app
- PUBG or Call of Duty Battle Royal Game
- Google Chrome Browser
- Turbo VPN
- Swift Keyword
- Nova Launcher
- WhatsApp Messenger
1. WPS Office
WPS Office is the best document management mobile app (in less than 37MB) available on the play store that you should definitely install on your Android smartphone. This is all in one document manager, here we can manage multiple formats of documents such as PDF, PPT, Memo, txt, Xls, Doc, Docx, etc.
You can save your documents directly into the cloud storage through Dropbox or Google Drive. You can view documents in mobile or desktop view mode. Night mode feature is also available. This app provides frequent updates with new features. There are so many designs available that you can use on your presentation though there are some premium layouts require to buy the premium membership.
Camscanner is the best scanning Android app available on the play store having 100 million+ users worldwide. You can convert your images to the printed document’s images in real-time through the smartphone’s camera. Here you can convert your images to PDF too.
Here we can scan our ID photos and ID cards(such as PAN cards, ATM cards, College ID, Passports. etc), Documents, QR, OCR, Books, etc. This app scans and auto-crop the images to the layout of the document to make it more clear and enhanced quality. Camscanner provides 200MB cloud storage where you can save your all documents.
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3. Night Screen
Night Screen is the must-have Android app that reduces eye strain by decreasing the display brightness more than the default minimum brightness on your smartphone. You can enable a blue light filter too to protect your eyes from harmful lights.
If you mostly use your smartphone in dark, you should definitely prefer this app. This app is available on the play store free of cost in less than 3MB. But rather than installing any of these apps, enable dark mode on your smartphone. Here’s how to enable dark mode in Android?
4. Google Pay or PhonePe -UPI Payment app
There is so many UPI (Unified Payment Interface) app available on the play store that promise the cashless transaction, Google Pay and PhonePe is one of the best UPI app available there. Both UPI apps come with high-security levels that require a six-digit pin number at every transaction.
Both apps are easy to use having a simple user interface to perform a few bank operations such as transfer payments, view bank balance, request messages for money, etc.
Here you can get the scratch coupons on every transaction and many cashback offers. You can directly download both apps from the Google play store or the iOS app store.
5. MX Player
If you’re looking for the best video player app, MX player should be your first option. You can play videos of any formats and add subtitles very easily. Now you can also watch online movies & series (available for the India region only). If we count the features of this app, it will take very long. Here are some key features of this app
- Zoom in/out videos by pinching finger in/out
- So many codec support
- Easily add subtitles on your videos
- Uses hardware acceleration to increase the smoothness of the video play
- Kids lock is another feature to make video play screen protected from kids
- You can play audio files too
- Support multi-language
- Free of cost available on the play store
6. Google Drive
Google Drive is a free cloud storage where you can store your all necessary files, documents, images, etc up to 20GB. There are a few plans available that you can buy to increase the cloud storage capacity. This is the fastest and fully secured cloud storage service by Google LLC.
You can easily view and download your uploaded files & documents when needed. There are other cloud storage services available like Dropbox, Amazon web services, etc but Google Drive is one of the useful Android apps that your device must-have installed. It is available on the play store free of cost.
Quora is the biggest Question-Answer platform by Google. Here you can share your knowledge among peoples and also can read other’s great answers. You can gain huge followers through your writing skills. You can ask any questions and request people to answer that too.
I’ve seen so many persons scrolling Facebook dashboard without any purpose, use Quora instead of other social media. This is a non-abusive platform, any abusive comment will be removed instantly by Quora moderators.
8. Google Maps
There are still some peoples who don’t use Google maps for route navigation, I have to ask one question from them, What are you doing in 2020? You have just type your target location address to get the navigation details. There can be more than one route for your target location, it shows you the best route to you. You can save offline maps too for no internet access.
It shows you real-time traffic, you can switch routes according to your traffic situation.
Google Maps is the best Android and iOS navigation app available on the play store & App store. You can use this app to find locations near about you such as stores, hotels, gas stations, ATMs, Banks, etc with their navigation.
RAR is the best Android app to create ZIP, RAR, Tar, Gz, and other archives format files. Basically, compressed files are archived files. We can select multiple files and compress that into the single archive file and you can extract archive files whenever you need it. Archive files take less space than the original file.
Sometimes when we download documents or compressed games from Google, it comes with a compressed file type such as ZIP, RAR, etc, and you can not extract those files using the traditional file manager in such case you have to use this app.
Sometimes we like the audio of a video and want that audio. Well, MP3 video converter is the Android app that converts video into MP3 format in less than a second. There’s nothing more to say about this app, however, You can convert videos into mp3 in multiple qualities i.e. high & low quality. This app is available on the play store free of cost in less than 10MB.
Accuweather is a good weather forecasting app for Android & iOS smartphones. It provides the current temperature of your area, AQI level, wind speed, and other stuff with great accuracy. You get 24/7 live weather notification with 15-days future weather forecasting from the collected weather data. Also, you get a customizable widget that you can set on the home screen to check live weather alerts whenever you open your smartphone.
Along with that, you can use the Accuweather app to check the weather of another city or country.
- Best weather app available on Google play store
- Uses AccuWeather radar’s technology to provide you upcoming weather forecasting
- You get the home screen widget
- Free of cost available on the Play store
Hotstar is an online streaming mobile app available in only three countries India, Canada, and the U.S. Here you can watch your favorite live TV show, live sports, and movies in full HD quality. You can subscribe to Hotstar premium for more content access including Hollywood movies, shows, etc.
There are some more online streaming apps available but Hotstar is the best app for the Indian users only. Some free channels are also available for the India country.
13. Google Photos
Google Photos is an image viewing and cloud storage app developed by Google. It gives you unlimited storage capacity to back up your photos in express quality into the cloud storage. Along with these, you can backup photos in original quality by reducing the storage capacity to 15GB only. However, you can buy some packs to increase cloud storage capacity.
Google photos allow you to backup the photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. You can instantly upload & download your photos and share the link of that photo to a person. The conclusion is, there’s no option like Google photos.
14. Google Duo or Skype – A Better video calling app
Video calling is fun, isn’t it? but poor video quality can ruin the fun so it is preferred to use a better video calling app. Google Duo and Skype both are the best Android app available there that provides high-quality video callings. but here’s a condition, use Google Duo if you’re calling in the same country and Skype is the best in every case either you call in the same country or another country. However, both are good video calling apps available on the play store.
Skype is more popular video calling app than any other. It is available for cross-platform such as Windows, Android, iOS, etc.
Netflix is a paid online streaming service. It is available for Windows OS, macOS, Android, and iOS platforms. Here you can watch your favorite TV shows, newly released series, Movies, and other videos on Android phones, iOS devices, Tablets, and on your smart TVs without any ad break.
The basic plan of Netflix is around $9 dollars offers standard resolution video quality. You can share your Netflix ID & password with your friends but only one person can watch videos at the same time whereas Netflix premium plan (cost around $16 per month) allows four users to watch videos simultaneously in HD and Ultra HD quality.
16. PUBG or Call of Duty Battle Royal Game
There must be a gaming app on your smartphone to train your mind and enjoy the boring time. PUBG and Call of Duty are two battle royal games for Android smartphones you can install. There are different gameplay modes available such as TDM or 4v4 modes, survival modes, etc. Along with that, we get many characters, outfits, gun skins, UC offers, etc.
- So many guns available with many skins
- So many characters with lots of outfits
- Every season new feature
- So many gameplay modes available
- There are three maps available
Shopping apps are essential for any smartphone to buy clothes, shoes, and other products on a great deal. Amazon is one of the best Android apps for online shopping app available for Android and iOS devices. It offers amazing deals and discount offers to users on smartphones, clothes, shoes, and such types of products.
Every smartphone needs a better web browser and Google Chrome is the best browser for every smartphone. It is a lightweight, faster, and ad-free browser where you can surf the internet smoothly. You can use light mode feature to load web pages even more fast by compressing the web page by 60%. It is available for cross-platforms.
There are a lot more features available in the Chrome Browser such as dark mode, chrome://flags developer settings, incognito mode, do not track mode, etc. From here you can download the Chrome browser for your PC.
Beebom is a news app developed by Beebom Media Private Limited company. It is a clean, lightweight, ad-free news portal. Here, you can read daily popular tech news & magazine. You can watch tech news videos through this app.
There are multiple subcategories available you can choose to read your preferred news. Along with that, there is a search option available to search the older news. You can add news into bookmarks to read that later.
20. Turbo VPN
I’ve seen many people using incognito mode for private browsing but it’s not truly private browsing. Your ISPs can track your history if you’re using incognito mode.
Turbo VPN is the best free, high-speed VPN (Virtual private network) available for Android smartphones for truly private browsing. There are many servers available to choose, just click connect and get set go.
However, there are few paid VPNs that you can consider to buy that offers more speed and security to their users. They do not sell your data to third party companies.
It is very important to save your personal notes somewhere. Evernote is an Android notes app developed by Evernote corporation available on the play store where you can save all your personal notes. You can add audio, images, PDFs, and Emails on your notes. You can use it as a scanner to scan pages, documents, etc through your smartphone camera.
Along with these features, you can sync your saved notes, Memos, everything to Google driver or any other cloud storage. However, you can buy a premium Evernote to get a lot more features which cost $7.99 monthly and 69.99 annually.
Picsart is the best image editing software for Android and iOS platform. You get lot of tool editors to make your image look stunning. There are so many image effects you can download and apply that. With this app, you can remove background, change image background, crop image, art in your image, etc.
It can easily take one or two weak to explore all the PicsArt settings. The best thing is that it is available free of cost. Although there are some premium features that require to buy a premium plan though, you get a good amount of tools to edit your image without purchasing a premium plan.
You probably have SHAREit. It is the fastest data sharing app through WiFi. You can use it to send files, documents, audios, videos, messages while connected both devices. Easy interface offers good user experience. SHAREit sends notifications at every few minutes that may irritate you a lot but you can easily turn off these notifications from settings. However, there are no such other apps that share data as fast as SHAREit.
Alarmy (Sleep if you can) is a paid Android app available on the play store. Probably you can not afford this paid app coz the price is too high. To set up an alarm, you need to register an image of your home place. Once, the alarm starts ringing, you need to verify that place in order to turn off the alarm.
However. you can enable shake to a preferred time to turn off the alarm. This is why it is the world’s most annoying alarm app.
25. Swift Keyword
Everyone is bored using a traditional Google keyboard, now it’s time to change the Keyboard to the new modern one. Swift Keyboard is developed by Microsoft which the most used keyboard after Google keyboard. It offers lots of cool looking keyboard skins, slide typing, Emojis, Gifs, and over 300 languages.
You can resize your keyboard layout and customize it according to you. Here, you can directly search custom emojis and Gifs to send someone from the keyboard layout.
LastPass is a password manager app for Android smartphones where you can save your all passwords (including social networks) securely. It requires a password to access all your saved passwords that make it more secure.
You can sync your all saved password that provides you the ability to access all passwords from anywhere in the world. The conclusion is if you don’t remember your passwords, you should definitely use this app. It makes it a lot easier to remember passwords.
27. Nova Launcher
Nova launcher is one of the best Android launchers available on the play store. You should definitely use this once. It is a lightweight, fast, and highly customizable Android launcher. It offers you, 3D touch, dark theme, gestures support, so many scrolling effects, transitions, and lots of customization settings.
Here, you can easily hide installed apps from your smartphone. You can buy Nova Launcher Prime for more features. Nova Prime is available on play store in only $1.3 dollar or 99rs.
Nowadays, almost every person uses WhatsApp because it offers a simple user interface, fast and secure end to end data transfer. You can send photos, videos, documents, and other files. Now you can share your current location with your friends who can track your location easily. You can create a group chat where you can more than 100 of your friends.
Along with that, You can use voice and video calling features, read another status, etc. Recently WhatsApp launched the dark mode feature that you can enable from the setting, For more detail, click on the link below
Fitbit is the world’s best fitness app available on the play store. It uses GPS to tracks your daily activities including steps, distance, sleep time, total calories and shows you on a graph scale. You can monitor your heart rate using the Fitbit tracker and warns you whenever it finds something issue with your health. You can buy Fitbit premium monthly plan to access more features.
- Track all your activities including running, walking, calories, sleep time, etc.
- Monitor your heart rate using Fitbit tracker
- Free available on the play store
Spotify is an online music player app with millions of songs in multiple languages such as Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and many more. It is available for cross-platforms such as Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. You can create playlists for multiple categories of songs and offers you to offline songs to listen to later. You can buy a premium plan to increase music quality and make it ads-free.
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