Here are our picks for the best Android apps from the Google Play Store that we use every day. Whether you are looking for a perfect app to scan your documents, take notes or edit videos, we have a recommendation for you.
All Android apps mentioned the list can be downloaded from the Play Store for free though some do offer inexpensive in-app purchases for unlocking premium features. Also, the list of essential apps skips commons apps like Google Drive, Google Photos, WhatsApp, Google Maps or Gmail since they are factory-installed on most newer phones.
Also see: Alternatives to Top Android Apps
The Best Android Apps of all Time!
online account, they still can’t get in without the generated code.
you receive or make a phone call to that person.
area that you wish to identify and WhatTheFont will show the font name as well as similar font families.
an email, a Facebook post or a message on WhatsApp, you’ll never make any embarrassing errors again.
duplicate files, and other temporary files that may be clogging your phone.
between formats or even change the playback speed.
launch your favorite app.
Google Play store for app updates, APK Updates looks at legit APK sites like APK Mirror for new versions.
email addresses, phone number or even larger blocks of text with a simple hotkey.
You can also see historical data to understand how your phone usage patterns have changed over time.
current app. Support Google AMP and Readability mode so the pages load faster and without the clutter.
place on the home screen and follow your favorite sites without launching the app.
them as a GIF image with your own captions.
and scanned images. Also supports location-based reminders so you remember to buy flowers when passing
by the florist.
on a Windows 10 computer, you’ll love it even more.
import scanned documents and access your notebooks from anywhere.
forever in your Google Photos. The scanned photos are automatically enhanced and cropped so you don’t
waste any time in editing the scans.
is activated by scanning a QR code. If you need to transfer from phone to computer, consider Send Anywhere.
to switch to the home screen. Also keeps your home screen less cluttered.
in more Reddit content in the same space by switching to smaller cards.
full text. For instance, you can create a shortcut em that expands to your full email address.
web pages, documents and even broadcast your Android screen to other participants right within the app.
them even if you have accidentally dismissed them from the status bar.
a steep learning curve. MacroDroid is a better alternative to Tasker and Automate with an intuitive interface.
to text in real time. Includes basic editing capabilities to let you remove portion of the recorded audio.
AnyDo and OneNote. The one I still prefer is Trello.
broadcast your session on the internet in real time.
Instant integrates with Google Fit to track your fitness and sleep time.
a QR Code scanner and visual search – snap a picture and Bing will show similar images from the web.
any app allowing you to log into multiple accounts at the same time on one device.
mobile pages without distraction, the pages can be directly pushed to the desktop, and it supports add-ons
The Best Alternatives to Top Android Apps
Our round-up of top Android Apps includes a single app per category but good alternatives definitely exist that are also worth your time. Here are some more recommended apps that you may consider if our original pick didn’t quite make the cut.
|Category||Recommended App||Popular Alternatives|
|Web Browser||Firefox||Brave Browser, Microsoft Edge|
|Text Editor||iA Writer||Dropbox Paper|
|Document Scanner||Office Lens||Adobe Scan, Scan Bot|
|Podcasts||Cast Box||Pocket Casts, SubCast|
|Video Editor||Kinemaster||PowerDirector, Adobe Premiere Clip|
|Photo Editors||Snapseed||Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop Express, PicsArt|
|Photo Effects||Prisma||Portra, Deleo, GiphyCam, Photoshop Mix, Animator|
|Music Videos||Quik||VUE, Triller|
|Graphic Design||Canva||Sprightly, Hatchful|
|Launcher||Microsoft Launcher||Nova Launcher|
|Notes||Zoho Notebook||Evernote, Microsoft To-Do|
|Online Meetings||Zoom||Skype, Google Duo|
|Email Client||Gmail||Inbox, Microsoft Outlook|
|Language Translation||Google Translate||Microsoft Translator|
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