Looking for the best and must have android apps for your android phone/tablet? Look no further, we have compiled 10 must have android apps you should use on your phone/tablet.
A few disclaimers before we get into the list:
- First, these are 10 essential downloads.
- These are our picks for the 10 must have android apps you should use and download right away.
- Yes, we may have left some really great apps.
- Almost, all of the listed apps are free, but many may have more powerful paid versions for which you might be needed to pay for a specific function to work in the app.
Without any further delay, here are our 10 Must Have Android Apps:
MX Player is by no doubt the best video player out there for Android. Every now & then you would encounter a video which isn’t playable by Android’s stock video player and MX Player is the right solution for the problem. It would never say no to any video format/codec.
MX Player supports a wide array of codecs and hardware acceleration with the help of the new hardware decoder. It also supports Multi-core decoding which boosts the performance up to 70% on multi-core devices. You can easily use quite a range of subtitle formats which can be scrolled to move back and forth faster.
Other features are, Pinch to zoom, Kids lock, multi-core decoding, hardware acceleration etc.
AVG Antivirus is one of the most widely used mobile security app for android. It’ll protect you against harmful viruses, spyware, malware, text messages and keep your data safe. It’ll also offers Anti-theft & phone location service by which you can locate your lost or stolen phone via Google Maps, lock your phone, lock the phone, wipe your data from phone & SD Card, SIM lock & Camera trap etc.
Other features are, App locker, App backup, call and message blocker, task killer, monitor battery consumption etc.
Evernote is the easiest and the most powerful way to remember everything, from lifelong memories and vital information to daily reminders and to-do lists.
With Evernote you can easily keep track of almost everything including to-do lists, speeches, design ideas, songs, locations, Skitch notes etc. Evernote will seamlessly sync between different devices to make sure that you have access to your notes virtually from any device. It also has a page camera mode which helps in digitizing a physical document.
Other features are, create and edit to-dos, notes and task lists, save, sync and share files, organize notes by notebooks and tags, save tweets to your Evernote account, share notes with friends etc.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Dropbox makes it easy to share larger files with your friends & colleagues, as one cannot send larger files (more than 30mb) through email. You can easily save your email attachments to your Dropbox account and easily edit docs within your Dropbox account. A free account will give you a 2GB of space and you can easily earn more free space by inviting your friends, installing Dropbox on your PC, linking social media accounts & posting about Dropbox on twitter etc.
Main features are, have all of the data at your fingertips, no matter where you are, save photos and videos to your Dropbox, share your photos and documents with friends & family, save email attachment directly to Dropbox etc.
SwiftKey Keyboard replaces your stock android keyboard to help you type in an easier, faster and more personalized. It intelligently learns from your typing and adapts to your way of writing. SwiftKey predicts your next word before you’ve even pressed a key. SwiftKey supports 61 languages and you can enable up-to three languages at a time.
Other features are, SwiftKey Flow, SwiftKey Cloud, different color themes, multiple layouts etc.
GO Weather Forecast & Widgets is the best android weather app available till date. It’ll provide you with the most accurate forecast for more than 100,000+ locations worldwide. The best part of it is that it’ll automatically set the location by using GPS of your device, if it doesn’t you can always use the search to locate your city.
Another fun part of Go Weather Forecast is that, you can set it as live animated wallpaper which will change according to time & weather. You can easily share weather with your friends by taking a snapshot.
Other features are creating severe weather alerts, weather forecast widgets, widget themes etc.
Do you really find it difficult and challenging to get out of the warm bed in the morning? Install Alarm Clock Xtreme & you won’t have any issues again. Alarm Clock Xtreme is the most feature-rich and useful alarm clock available for Android.
Many of us have the problem to turn off the alarm only to fall back to sleep. Alarm Clock Xtreme will make sure that you wake up gently and avoid accidentally disabling your alarm. It’ll prevent excessive snoozing & move you out of bed. You can set the alarm volume to slowly increase to wake you up gently.
Use the large snooze button or solve math problems to prevent you from accidentally turning off the alarm. You can also make the snooze duration decrease after every snooze and set the maximum number of snoozes. Other features are Music alarm, gentle volume up alarm, math to snooze/dismiss, random song alarm, shake to snooze/dismiss, auto-snooze, and auto-dismiss, timer countdown, analog clock widget, time to next alarm etc.
Flipboard brings together world news, social news in a beautifully designed magazine layout for your android phone and tablet. Once you install Flipboard & sign-in, you’ll be provided with some preset categories to choose from such as Technology, Photography, sports, business, style & Flipboard picks.
Similarly, you can add social media accounts as well by logging in through different social media accounts. Currently, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Flicker, Instagram, Tumbler, 500px, Sina Weibo, Renren, and YouTube are supported.
Once you setup all the news sources & add social media accounts, you’ll get all of the happenings from news to your social media within Flipboard app.
Other features are, search for anything & then flip through, use cover stories, save anything to read later, 15 localized editions and widget support.
Camera360 is an awesome app for your photo editing needs. We have worked through quite a few photo editing apps and must say that Camera360 stands out tall. Camera360 provides a comprehensive suite of professional yet fun mobile photography options. You’ll have access to tons of filters and unique shot modes. You can also make live adjustments to photos right at the time of snapping.
Other features are Free Camera Store, more than 100 photo effects, Smart Cloud services & photo share.
Well, we are WhatsApp fans but after the Facebook deal, it may crumble. As an alternative, WeChat is your solution for free text messages, voice messages, plus the added ability of video calling. You’ll notice crystal clear voice messages and video calls. Instant messaging with the ability to group chat and animated smileys.
Other feature includes, sending photos and videos, walkie talkie mode with up to 40 friends, always on, no logouts, share, like and comment on photos with your friends etc.
So these were our 10 must have Android Apps. Do let us know about your favorite ones in the comment below.