Play store consists of millions of free & paid Android apps in a variety of categories. But, here’s a list of the top 25 must-have Android apps that can help you to utilize your tasks a lot further, increase productivity and save your time.
CamScanner is one of the most useful must-have Android apps that let you scan your documents, images, passport, and other IDs, etc using your smartphone’s camera. It automatically adjusts & crops the weight and height of the documents with the help of the auto-crop feature. This app uses the auto-sync ability to back up all your documents into cloud storage. It provides 200MB of cloud storage which can be extended further with a premium plan.
2. Google Drive / Google Photos
Google Drive and Google Photos both are Google’s most popular apps for Android. Both apps provide cloud storage where you can back up your photos, documents, files, etc. With the Google Photos app, you can back up your photos automatically with the help of the auto-sync feature. Whereas, you can upload all types of files on the Google Drive platform. Both platforms offer 15 gigabytes of storage capacity to save your files. However, you can extend its capacity with so many premium plans.
YouTube is one of the most downloaded Android apps ever from the Google Play Store. It is an online video-sharing platform that allows anyone to upload and store videos for other users to watch. You can watch videos on so many topics such as study-related, technology, music, kids, movies, and so on. Moreover, you can enable dark themes on YouTube and try other tricks as well. Read more: Top 18 Best YouTube Tricks and Tips For Internet Geeks
Spotify is an online music player app for Android, iPhone, and Desktop. The app has been downloaded 500 million times from the play store alone. There are a huge number of audiences who use Spotify to play songs. You get numerous categories of songs such as pop, Bollywood, romance, dance, hip-hop, etc. You can also create playlists as well as quickly find your favorite songs. Other premium features download songs for offline listening, are ad-free, HD song quality, etc. Spotify Lite is also available on the Play Store. Here are the 5 Best Online Music Players For Android.
WhatsApp is the most used messaging app worldwide your Android must-have. You can not only chat with your friends but also share media files such as photos, videos, documents, etc. Along with that, it features dark mode, voice call & video call as well as group video call. Also, try this new WhatsApp status feature. You can use it on your desktop through WhatsApp Web.
Read More: How to enable WhatsApp Dark Mode in Android
Facebook is the best social app out there. It lets you chat with your online friends, browse feeds, like or dislike and comment on posts. It allows you to share emojis, gifs, images, and photos as well as a video call or voice call while chatting through Facebook Messenger. You can create your own Facebook group or join another group. Along with that, you can build followers by creating your own interesting FB page. Facebook Messenger is available on the play store free of cost.
7. Screen Recorder
Screen Recorder is a must-have Android app. It lets you record your smartphone screen and all the activities you perform on your phone. If you suppose to be a mobile gamer, you can record and publish your gameplay or tutorials on Youtube and other video-sharing platforms. AZ Screen Recorder is one of the best screen recorder apps for Android
8. Amazon or Flipkart
You must have an Online shopping app on your Android phone. One of my favorite shopping apps Amazon offers great deals and discounts. Whereas Flipkart provides service only in India. You can buy everything from electronic accessories to clothes pretty much everything. Both deliver products within a few days estimated from 3 to 5 days.
PicsArt is a professional image editing app that has 500+ million downloads from the play store alone. The app includes all the basic features as well as advanced features. It includes image scaling, color toning, filters, background removing, adding texts, stickers, light effects, and much more. You can increase the number of features by purchasing the PicsArt Gold premium plan.
10. Google Maps
Google Maps is one of the best real-time navigation apps for Android and other devices as well. You can use Google maps to analyze real-time traffic jams, find the best possible route for you, find nearby gas stations or hotels or places, etc. Along with that, you can share your current location with your friends. Google maps include so many navigation tools that you can use while traveling.
11. Google Translate
Translators are used to translate one language to another. For example, Google Translate is the most popular translator app for Android, you must have. You can use Google Translate to translate words or sentences from one language to another language quite easily. It has some additional features such as real-time translation, text scanning, language auto-detection, etc. And, the best part is you can use this app without the internet.
The weather Forecasting apps might be very useful at some time, as you can change your mood depending on the weather. With the AccuWeather forecasting app, you can easily find out the weather condition at your place with really good accuracy. The data has been updated every single minute which increases its precision. The app predicts future weather up to 15 days from now. It has support for iOS devices as well.
13. Google Chrome
When it comes to internet browsers, I always choose Chrome among all the browsers. It’s lightweight, powerful, and fast. There are so many cool Google Chrome tricks you should try. You can customize your browser, change themes, enable dark mode, add shortcuts, etc. You can extend features on PC by using Google Chrome extensions, Firefox is also a good competitor of Chrome which is a little bit slower than Chrome.
14. LastPass: Must Have Android App
Remembering a password is a tough business, isn’t it? LastPass is an award-winning password manager app for Android. It can remember your Facebook, Email, Twitter, and other social media passwords for a lifetime. Every password is stored in an encrypted format so the hacker can’t access it. Accessing all the passwords requires a master password. Along with all the features, it can generate random strong passwords for you.
With the premium plan, you get 1GB of encrypted cloud storage, multi-authentication, priority tech support, and more features. LastPass is available for cross-platform devices including Android OS.
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15. GBoard or Swift Keyboard
A better keyboard increases the speed of typing insanely fast. If you’re an Android user, you must have heard about Google Keyboard which is known as GBoard as well. GBoard provides a keyboard with not tons of customization options, however, it does include many good features such as changing your keyboard themes or adding your own image to the keyboard, emojis, one-handed mode, etc. Click here to know all the features of Google Keyboard.
The keyboard also has multi-language support with glide typing. To add a new language, head over to GBoard Settings > Choose language > Add Keyboard. You’re done.
All the Android sharing apps offer pretty much the same file transfer speed. However, AirDroid is considerably superfast. You can share files between two devices over WiFi. The main plus point is it allows you to share files between two different devices based on different operating systems at the same speed. Yeah! it does have support for Windows OS to Linux to Android to iOS. The remote feature in AirDroid allows you to access your files from Windows or Mac to Android devices. Also, it includes features mirror screen, calling, SMS, etc.
17. VLC player or MX player
You might know the MX player since Android became popular. With 500+ million downloads and 4.4 ratings, MX player is one of the best video player apps for Android. Both allow you to play any type of video on your Android smartphone such as 4K, QHD, FHD, etc. It supports pretty much every type of video codec. MX Player has a simple video playback user interface. You can tune the volume from the right side of the screen & change the display brightness from the left side of the half screen. Also, both apps include so many advanced features such as background play, zoom in/out, add subtitles, hardware acceleration, kids lock, etc.
Truecaller is a caller ID detection app for Android. It shows the caller identity of incoming/outgoing calls. Also, it detects spam calls, messenger identity, spam SMS, etc. It has the support of some external features such as call recordings, flash while messaging, backup call history including UPI payment. It also features a dark theme, an ad-free environment, and a simple user interface. Note that, this app requires a lot of Android permissions such as SMS, calls, locations, camera, WiFi, microphone, etc to work. So, you should consider it before downloading this app.
19. Google Contact
Google Contact is an Android app that can be used for calling as well as to backup your contacts. It syncs all the stored contact to Google cloud. So whenever you purchase a new Android phone you can restore them very easily with your Google account. Along with that, it allows you to retrieve your contacts through the Google contacts website. Also, it allows you to merge duplicate contacts using merge & fix option.
20. Open Camera
Open camera is one of the top camera apps for Android you must have. Its completely free and open source camera app that allows you to click a better selfie with so many camera tools. It has manual camera support, portrait mode, image stabilization feature, auto HDR and 4K & slow motion video recording, etc. However, some feature aren’t accessible for non-camera2API devices. Here’s how to enable camera2API on your Android.
SnapSeed is another image editor app made by Google Inc. It provides a very simple & easy user interface and several editing tools through which you can edit your images quite easily. This image editor supports RAW image editing as well. Also, it includes other image tools such as filters, frames, brushes, HDR scape, curve editing along with lens blur feature to add bokeh effect in image. You get all these features completely free. Download it now.
KineMaster is an advanced video editing app available for Android. It allows you to easily edit your videos for YouTube or for fun. The app contains lots of powerful video editing tools such as multi-layered video editing, reverse video, trimming, cropping, etc. Probably it’s the only Android app that can remove video backgrounds as well. Most of the advanced features are locked which one can unlock with the KineMaster premium plan.
23. Night Light
You can use Night light or a good blue light filter Android app to protect your eyes from harmful display lights. The app applies a yellow layer on the screen that lower the density of blue lights. Also, you can schedule night & daytime which enables yellow light automatically. You get this feature inside your Android phone as well, however, if it’s unavailable there you can download this app from the play store.
24. Root Explorer: Best File Manager
Advanced Android users always use the Root Explorer file manager app to manage files, folders, etc. This app allows us to compress or uncompress achieve (Zip, Tar, etc) files. SQLite database viewer helps to view the .db files as well. Along with that, A root user can access the system directory where he/she can modify system files. The premium version costs around $1.8 USD and offers an ad-free interface.
25. Google Find My Device
Google Find My Device is one of the must-have Android apps. It allows you to track your smartphone’s GPS location using your email ID & password. Also, you can enable lost mode, delete all your data remotely, check network & battery status, play sound, etc.
Conclusion on Must-Have Android Apps
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