The Google PlayStore houses a whole host of applications to choose from. However, some of those apps should be on everyone’s phone simply because of their utility. Let us take a look at 10 of the best Android Apps that you should definitely look into.
With the introduction of the high definition movies and performance intensive mobile games, the storage space has become a bit of an issue for mobile phone users. Also in some countries, the law and order situation is not that great which means that storing personal information such as pictures and sensitive documentation on devices that can be stolen might not be the best idea.
In this case, the solution is Google Drive which provides limited cloud storage to all users free of cost. If you need further space you can always buy more with a nominal price. You can also use Google Drive to produce spreadsheets, word documents and presentations as well. Now you can work on the go.
Evernote is an application that can provide you with a whole host of services. It is an amazing tool that allows you organize lists and note down important information. You can also record important notes for yourself so that you can recall them later on. Other than that you can also plan your daily activities with a to-do manager. At first, the interface might seem a bit overwhelming. One of the most amazing features of Evernote is the optical character recognition. This feature allows the users to scan photos and extract text from it. This can save you from a lot of hassle. You no longer need to note down every little detail. Just take a picture of the business cards and other information in textural form.
Managing your emails on the phone was not always easy. People dreaded using mobile phones to access their emails. However, now Inbox by Gmail has revolutionized the whole process. This is a free software that can easily be downloaded from the Google PlayStore/Apple AppStore. You can now categorize your email easily. Customize your inbox and sort your email in their proper place.
It is might be useful for you to know that there is no difference between the Android version of the app and the iPhone version.
- Last Pass
Passwords have become a quintessential part of our cyber lives. Nearly every website such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Hotmail etc. require that you allot a password in order to log on to your account. These passwords need to be strong so that you can save yourself from cyber-attacks. But coming up with a unique password for every online account might be a daunting task. Thankfully there is Last Pass. This amazing application lets you generate and fill in unique passwords.
The basic version is free to use but can be operated on one device only. However, the premium version can be bought for a mere $12/year which provides you much more flexibility.
Before long, Google Reader was the only application of its kind that was used by people for reading blogposts and news. However, those days are long gone. Google Reader is no longer used and that void that is left behind applications such as Feedly. This application is the best source to get all the reading material you require. The design is simple and easy to use. However, some people might prefer to use Flipboard because of its attractive magazine style. All in all, Feedly is an excellent app to have in your collection.
- PicsArt Photo Studio
When we think about photo editing software our minds immediately go towards the Instagrams, the Snapchats and the Facebooks. Although these software do provide a pretty decent array of filters and effects to choose from, none of these software can match the power of PicsArt Photo Studio; that is as far as photo editing is concerned. You can explore an entirely different collection of photo editing tools that can make you pictures much more dynamic and fun.
- Pocket Casts
Finding a good podcast application has always been a challenge up till now. But thankfully now we have Pocket Casts. This application has been designed specifically keeping in mind the problems faced by the ‘Pod’ fans. Using Pocket Casts, users can manage all their favorite podcasts. You can sync the podcasts with your device via the application so that they can also be viewed later on.
This fantastic application can be bought from the PlayStore for as little as $3.99.
- Slacker Radio
Although there are many software in the market these days that can provide you unlimited access to your favorite music. SoundCloud and Spotify have become household names. But Slacker Radio is also an option that has much to offer to the users. The best thing about this application are the inbuilt playlists. If you are confused about what you want to listen or you don’t want to go through the trouble of choosing individual songs for a playlist; then simply go for any of the inbuilt ones.
- SwiftKey Keyboard
One of the great things about touchscreens is that it provides you options regarding how you want your keyboard to be. You can either stick with the classical approach and choose a tap-on-screen stock keyboard; or you can go for something new and try the SwiftKey Keyboard. This application transforms you in-phone keyboard. You can simply swipe your finger along the alphabets and the required words will be typed. Other than that, predictive text is also another neat feature of this application that can further facilitate the users and make texting even faster.
We start off our list with Comics. It is a must have for all the comic book fans out there. Now you don’t need to go out all the way to a bookstore. Also, you might find yourself in a town where there aren’t any comic book stores altogether. Comics is an ingenious application that enables you to purchase and download a whole host of comics including DC comics, Marvel comics, Indie and even Manga as well. Online purchases can be made in a safe a secure way using Visa or MasterCard.