The Google Play Store is home to a millions of android apps and continues to grow every day, so how are you to know which are the best? Don’t fret – we’re here to guide you through the jungle of the Google Play Store. We’ve done the searching for you, and narrowed it down to the simply the best Android apps.
We’ve listed the 25 best Android apps any smartphone needs, sorted by type from social and entertainment to fitness and travel apps. You may notice that there’s no games in the list. That’s not an oversight, it’s because we have the best Android games listed elsewhere.
Best Android Apps for Your Smartphone
- Avast Antivirus & Security – Keep malware away from your handset with AV protection
- Tasker – You can automate virtually every task on your phone based on a long list of variables, from time of day to location to everything in between.
- Next Lock Screen – It’s a fantastic, easy-to-use alternative lock screen that offers you shortcuts to several of your apps right from the lock screen
- SwiftKey – This keyboard has advanced text prediction algorithms, hundreds of emoji, gorgeous themes and it’s lightning fast.
- UC Browser – UC Browser has all kinds of features. There’s a night mode, seamless downloads, gestures for watching videos, and a quick Facebook mode.
- Firefox – All the features of a great browser are here — incognito mode, intuitive tab switching, bookmark syncing and also provides option for Add-ons
- MK Explorer – MK Explorer keeps it simple and has a nice modern interface. Get through the files you need and move them around as you see fit.
- AirDroid – AirDroid has tons of other amazing features like texting from your computer, sharing a clipboard between your phone and computer, the ability to backup everything on your device, and more.
- Google Drive – With 15GB of free storage, you wouldn’t want to miss out on Google Drive.
- Nova Launcher – With an insane amount of customization options as well as blazing fast speed, there’s no reason to keep your stock launcher.
- VLC Media Player – It has way more features — like swiping to change the volume — than your default media player app, and it can handle all kinds of file types.
- Google Hangouts – It’s best for video-calling, especially in groups, but it can also send regular Hangouts-to-Hangouts messages with text, pictures, or stickers.
- Whatsapp – If you want to keep in touch with friends around the world, Whatsapp is probably the best option you have.
- Google Play Music – It’s simple, quick, and has everything you need to play music.
- Google Maps – If you’re using an Android device already, there’s a good chance it came with Google Maps installed. Look for no further for the leader of the navigation world.
- HERE WeGo – It works internationally and has integrations with a bunch of other apps, like Wikipedia, to offer you information about areas you visit. Best for offline use.
- Truecaller – Truecaller is well-known for its crowd-sourced Caller ID system, so you always know who’s calling. Also it can handle all your contacts and your dialer.
- Camera 360 – It has tons of cool filters, a bunch of different camera modes, and even sharing aspects like its own kind of social network.
- Snapseed – It’s a powerful, yet easy-to-use photo editing tool from Google.
- Photoshop Mix – Photoshop Mix takes mobile editing to the next level. It allows to cut out and remove sections of your images or merge multiple photos.
- Premiere Clip – Premiere Clip is by far the best video editor for Android. It manages to make the complex video-editing controls fit on a smartphone screen, and it allows for a surprisingly good editing experience.
- OneNote – You could use it just for jotting down quick notes, or for organizing massive lists. Whatever note-taking features you need, OneNote can probably handle it.
- Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel – These apps are packed full of advanced features usually not seen on mobile devices, and because they come straight from Microsoft.
- Feedly – It’s one of the best news readers for Android, and it makes it super easy to gather all of your news and RSS feeds together in one place.
- 1Password – It provides you a safe place to keep your complex passwords.
Out of the thousands of android apps out there, we did our best to narrow down the best of them, but we’re sure to be missing some.
Do you know of any useful android apps that aren’t listed above? or Do you think there is a better alternative for any of these android apps? Leave a comment below and tell us about them!