There are about three million apps in the Google Play Store. These apps cater to your almost every need that can be met digitally. Let’s admit it, most of the apps in the Play Store are not worth your time. But there are also some high-quality and useful apps in there. Google organizes them into various sections such as Editor’s Picks, Top Paid, Top Free, Featured, and Best Selling apps. They can be useful. However, many times even some of the best Android apps don’t make it to the Play Store categories.
So, here’s out list of the best Android apps of 2017. Every single one of them deserves a place on your smartphone. We have deliberately left out some usual suspects such as Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, and a few others. You’ll download them anyway, or they come pre-installed on your Android phone. Without further delay, here are the best Android apps for you.
1Weather is the best and most useful weather app in the Play Store. Designed by OneLouderApps, 1Weather has a clean, paginated design to show users the current weather, a radar, and weather forecasts for up to 12 weeks. The app also serves you extreme weather notifications to help you prepare in advance and plan your day accordingly. The app also serves some cool fun facts about weather.
LastPass is a password manager app that stores all your passwords and personal information in a secure vault. Most people have unique passwords for each app and service. After a certain number of passwords, it becomes incredibly difficult to remember them. This app auto-fills web browser as well as app logins for you. LastPass also generates secure, new passwords instantly. You have to remember just one password.
LastPass offers cross-platform support, meaning you can use it on smartphones, tablets, computers, and other devices.
Blue Mail is a free, but incredibly powerful email client. It is compatible with almost every email provider including Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail. The app has a simple interface. It can connect with an unlimited number of email accounts from different providers. Blue Mail offers a unified interface and a set of smart settings to let you customize your experience. Some of its features include widgets, color coding, and the ability to lock up private emails. There is a reason it has a 4.6/5 rating on the Play Store. Blue Mail is undoubtedly one of the best Android apps for email management.
Find My Device
It’s an app created by Google. Find My Device helps you easily locate your lost Android smartphone, watch or tablet. If you’ve lost your phone, you can lock it remotely to ensure that your information is safe while you look. A must-have app for Android users.
Android is a digital junk magnet. You buy a phone, use it for a few months, and suddenly your device starts slowing down. All the junk files keep piling up to eat into the precious memory and storage space. Clean Master is one of the world’s most popular apps to clean up unwanted cache and junk files on smartphones.
IFTTT allows you to automate various tasks on your smartphone, saving you some valuable time. It works with more than 400 apps and devices such as Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Google Drive, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and others. It works on the principle of “IF This Then That” (IFTTT). For example, the app can notify someone via WhatsApp, Slack, or Email when you upload a new file to Google Drive or Dropbox. You can schedule Facebook posts using IFTTT while making a note in OneNote.
Yeah, you may argue that your phone already has an excellent gallery app. But the truth is Google Photos is one of the best Android apps for photos. The app is super-smart, allowing you to search for things in your saved photos even if they are not tagged. Google Photos offers unlimited storage in the cloud.
GBoard offers everything you expect from Google Keyboard such as voice typing, speed, reliability, and Glide Typing. It goes a step further. GBoard has Google search built into the app. You can search and share from the keyboard itself without having to switch between the apps. Keyboard themes add an interesting interface to the package.
Developed by TeslaCoil Software, Nova Launcher is one of the best Android apps. It allows you to customize your phone’s home screen, change icons, layouts, and more. Nova Launcher is more than just a launcher. It comes with a host of exciting features such as the ability to backup and restore your phone’s home screen setups, icon theming for your apps, and tons of other customization elements. Users can even make it appear like Pixel Launcher.
Pocket is one of my most favorite apps. It allows you to quickly save, recommend, and discover the most interesting content on the Web. If you come across an article, blog or video that you want to read or watch later, just save it to Pocket. The app syncs content across all your smartphones, tablets, and computers so that you can view the saved content wherever you want. You can consume content even when you are offline.
Monefy is one of the best Android apps to keep track of your budget. You can add each expense to the app whenever you are taking a cab or buying a coffee. It’s easy and simple because you are not required to fill in anything other than the expense amount. Monefy can also sync data between devices using your own Dropbox account.
Have you always wanted to learn a new language, but never invested time into it? Well, I know that learning a new language is difficult and boring. But Duolingo uses gamification and quizzes to make learning new languages fun. It uses a variety of audio, speech, photos, typing, and other methods to ensure that you pick up the basics quickly. Duolingo was named the “Best of the Best” in 2013 and 2014. It is one of the best Android apps for language learning.
TripIt organizes all your travel plans in one place for quick and easy access. Install the app and you’ll not have to deal with dozens of mental notes, printed confirmation emails, and other apps. You can link TripIt to Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo Mail to let it import all the travel-related emails. Alternatively, you can forward the confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will instantly create a master itinerary of each of your trips.
Flipboard is a magazine-style news aggregation app. You can customize its feed based on your interests to get the latest news for all your passions. Flipboard has redesigned its app to bring you the latest news, popular stories, and conversations that matter to you. The app has something for everyone.
Prisma became a rage last year upon its release. It was topping the charts both on Android and iOS. It combines neural networks with artificial intelligence to transform your photos into the works of art by famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, and others. Prisma makes Instagram filters look outdated. Once Prisma has applied its special effects, you can save the photo or share it on social media.
Best Android apps: Conclusion
Each of these fifteen apps deserves a place on your Android smartphone. There are many other apps worth installing such as Evernote, Netflix, Kindle, Snapseed, ESPN, Netflix, Google Drive and others. Give them a try if you are interested in them.