Top 10 Android Apps You Must Have
Android is the most popular mobile OS in the world. It powers more than a billion devices worldwide and features hundreds and thousands of apps. Android is an open source operating system which is available on all leading smartphones except for an iPhone. Developers work round the clock to bring new apps to users. Today we will look at the top 10 Android apps every user should have. We will not include social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc. because every user is already using them.
Evernote is a note taking app which is extremely popular amongst iOS and Android users. It has a simple UI with cross platform compatibility. It is also available on the web so all your data is synced across all devices. The free version of Evernote allows you to make notes, clip information from the web and share with your friends or colleagues to have a discussion on the matter.
The paid subscription offers more features and services but cost minimum $24.99 per year. It is not a bad investment considering how useful the app is.
Snapseed is developed by Google and it is one of the best photo editing app on Android. It offers comprehensive editing options to the users and it is very light on the resources. You can bring life to your pictures with Snapseed within minutes.
It is a great app with easy to use UI and competes with the best out there such as Adobe Photoshop Express. Snapseed is the only photo editing app you will need on your phone.
- Microsoft Office
Google’s own docs, sheets and slides are good additions to Android but nothing beats Microsoft’s native Office app for productivity. Users with Office 365 subscription will definitely prefer Office Mobile for all their work. The complete Office suite is available on your phone and you can work on the go.
The app is completely free but does not support Lollipop at the time of writing. The OneNote app syncs with your Windows 8.1 and 10 PCs and all your notes are available across all devices.
If you are an avid reader then Pocket is the must have app for you. Although 3G, LTE and public Wi-Fi connections are available all over the world but there are some places where you cannot get access to the internet.
Pocket allows you to save articles, blog posts, news, videos and much more. You can access the saved content offline and enjoy reading your favorite blog without requiring an internet connection.
If you travel around the world and love to share those moments with everyone then Periscope is the app for you. Periscope is a live streaming app developed by Twitter and allows anyone to live stream anything they want except for a few exceptions.
It has been part of some very emotional moments and people from either corner of the world can experience each other’s life moments live. It is an amazing app especially if you are a traveler or an explorer.
- VLC for Android
Android’s built-in player is quite capable of a lot of things but VLC is at the whole another level. VLC is the best video player on Windows and it is available on Android as well. You can watch all the content on your phone regardless of the codec.
High-end phones now feature 1440p Quad HD resolution and VLC can play them all whether it is FLV, MKV, H.265, H.264, MP4 or anything else you throw at it. It is excellent for people who watch a lot of video content on their phones.
- SwiftKey Keyboard
SwiftKey keyboard is the most popular keyboard on Android. The built-in keyboard is good but SwiftKey is better. Users had to pay for the app but it is completely free now. It has an excellent predictive text algorithm so it tries to predict your next word.
Once you start using the app for some time, it starts to recognize your writing style which will save you a lot hassle when typing simple messages to your friends.
Android users are already welcomed by Google Drive, a cloud storage app. Dropbox is another extremely useful cloud storage app available for Android users. Millions of people are using Dropbox across the web and now they can access their files and documents from their phones.
They can also upload new content in their Dropbox account directly from their phone. You can also set it up to automatically backup your camera photos so you don’t lose them in case your phone is stolen or lost.
- LastPass Password Manager
It is obvious that you have many different accounts online for different websites. It can get quite frustrating when you cannot remember the password for all of them and it is not recommended to write down your passwords on a piece of paper. LastPass does everything for you at a small fee though.
LastPass stores all your passwords in a single account and you can easily access them. It is completely secure and saves you a lot of time and hassle. It costs just $12 a year but considering the security and convenience it offers, it is an excellent buy.
No app collection is complete without a music app. Soundcloud is the best music app you can find on Android. Spotify is also good but it requires a subscription. Soundcloud is free if you just want to listen to songs and only uploaders have to purchase a subscription if they want to upload more songs.
It brings together the whole community of musicians and listeners together. You can find any song on Soundcloud and enjoy listening to it. Your trips will never be boring again with Soundcloud.