What a "smart" smartphone does is its applications. In Android, there is just no shortage, with an estimated 2.6 million, and that means there are apps for everything, even for the most absurd purposes. Here we collect the opposite extreme: the best Android apps today.
Amongst these are important apps from yesterday and today with newly released apps, known and little known, only to choose the best for its concept, functions and / or design. We often update this article to add new applications that you should not miss.
We started the list with one of the latest apps: Action Dash. From the creator of the famous launcher Action Launcher, the same concept as Google's digital well-being, but accessible to all mobile phones with Android Lollipop or higher.
Like Google's digital welfare, it allows you to keep track of How much time do you spend each application, how many reviews and how many times have you locked up your mobile. It does not have tools to limit the use of apps at the moment, so its use is now informative.
ActionDash: Digital Assistant
Have you ever wondered how some people expect social networks to create such good designs? Sometimes it is not necessary to waste the afternoon in Photoshop, but a program with ready-made templatesso you can easily create images for Instagram, Facebook stories or any other purpose.
With some 60,000 free templatesThe hard part is that you don't find someone who meets your requirements, be it an Instagram post, a birthday card, a logo or anything else, add your own pictures and texts.
Canva – Graphic design and photo editor
- developer: Canva
- Download it at: Google Play
- price: free of charge
- Category: Art and design
It is important to keep abreast of the latest news if possible without having to install the official use of each medium because they would be too many. That's exactly what Feedly does, one of the easiest ways to Follow many blogs and topics from one place.
In Feedly, you can stay up to date with any topic, with a clear interface that makes reading enjoyable and the ability to Save items for later and continue reading on other devices (for example, on PC with web version).
Feedly – Smarter News Reader
Gboard – formerly known as the "Google Keyboard" – started its journey on Android as a keyboard, with the special feature that it had a Google button to search for animated GIFs and slightly different. But over time it has managed to stand up for heavyweights like SwiftKey based on updates, and that's probably enough the best keyboard app.
With a unsurpassed language support, new customization options, floating keyboard selections, offline voicemail, clipboard management, and more every week, almost every week, look like a lie that only took two years between us.
Gboard – Google keyboard
The Gmail application for Android is almost more than the Sun, but has managed to keep up among the best email applications based on updates and renewals. The latter arrived recently, with the new Material Theming interface (and an extra white).
Gmail not only works to manage Gmail email accounts, but you can add Yahoo accounts, Outlook, or another address that enjoys this way a light app and with intelligent features.
Google Keep is undoubtedly one of the best apps to take notes on Android. As in other applications from the company, it started with the basic and Gradually, it has become crucial by adding new features without compromising on its flexibility or ease of use.
Among its advanced features, the possibility Add reminders by location (that is, as soon as you arrive in a particular area) with the ability to share the notes with other people for their collaboration editing.
Google Keep: Notes and Lists
Google Photos is a peculiar case of Google applications because, instead of doing just one thing, its focus is a bit scattered. It is partly a gallery application (something regular), partly a backup service, partly a photo and video editing program and partly an advanced image search system.
Only for the excellent Search for images for their content It already deserves to appear on our list, but Google Photos likes to share albums with other people, create romantic videos, or your pet.
It would be unthinkable Android without Google Maps, a must have app on any device. It offers one of the most comprehensive and comprehensive visions in the world, thanks in part to the collaboration between its users, enhanced by the large coverage of Street View, the 360 images taken by the vehicle fleet.
There are many benefits to Google Maps like route calculation, the real-time information about the traffic or the prosperity of the public in one place, offline maps and what should come, such as magnified reality or radar indications.
Maps – Navigation and public transport
Applications for reading comics and manga there are many, but they are official, legal, free and many popular manga publications worldwide, not many. Also in Spanish.
Among the available titles are One Piece, My Hero Academy, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, Bleach, Death Note or Dragon Ball. The application is in Spanish and some of the comics too (the rest are in English or Japanese).
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Don't be fooled by the name, Nova Launcher has suffered again, it's more than seven years old, but it is one of the most consistent jars, with constant updates to keep it relevant and improve the legacy that gets bigger. It often seems like Robin Hood at launchersThat provides the masses with what is exclusively available for Pixel mobile phones.
It is not the most custom launcher, and it may not be the most beautiful, but if something has been going on for all these years, Nova is in a good balance between features, constant development and stability. While other jugs come and go, Nova Launcher reigns.
The official uses of TV and streaming services are not always as good as their content, and Netflix must be recognized with its official Android app: works well, has a careful interface and doesn't bother: You can't ask for more.
Sometimes the best app is the one that fulfills its purpose without more, and this is where the Netflix app stands out from its competition. He even dares to experiment interactive film compatibility as Bandersnatch.
It's an open secret that Android users don't like to pay for applications, so an app like Pocket Casts, which is worth 3.99 euros, reaches exceeds one million downloadsSomething should be good.
For years, it has been considered by many the best applications to listen to podcasts on Android and recently renewed its design. Google threatens its government with its new Podcasts app, but at the moment it's extremely easy to compare.
Samsung software does not always get the best reviews, but you need to recognize when things are done well. Samsung's browser is today an alternative to Chrome much to cater for.
While Chrome is mainly committed to simplicity, Samsung Internet has some remarkable extras like accessories support (included advertising block) or QR code reader.
Samsung Internet Browser
Snapseed, now owned by Google, is one of the best apps for editing and retouching photos on Android, with a large number of tools that go from a simple cut to advanced settings such as changing the direction of a face or deleting objects.
The most important asset is that it is absolutely free, without ads or surprises, and these advanced settings are very easy to use with a few taps, with most pre-set tools ready for use.
Like Netflix, the official Spotify app for Android It is beautifully polishedand even more so since the last major update, which significantly relaxed the limitations of non-subscribers.
Other benefits of the official application are the possibility control and resume playback on other devices, download songs to listen offline (for Premium accounts only) or podcast support.
Spotify: music and podcasts
With regard to popularity, Telegram lives in the shadow of the ubiquitous WhatsApp, but from a technical section it is clear that the telegram is superior. The app is very flexible, with a good portfolio of added features and cloud sync support to access your chats whenever and wherever you want.
the Telegram channels and bots are some of its additions, but the truth is that almost every month receives updates that add little improvements here and there. The only thing missing today is video calling, even if you at least already have voice calls.
Probably the most controversial item on our list, TikTok, before Musical.ly. There are those who consider it antichrist, but it shows more than 500 million downloads application as (The average class is, by the way, 4.4).
Whether it is the application itself or the content, the truth is the one it has taken creating and editing simple short videos for the masses, somehow fills the hole after Vine. There is a bit of everything and as a user you have an almost unlimited toolbox to create original videos.
In the world of video players for Android there are some names that always come out, such as VLC or MX Player. VLC is the only one that marks all the boxes, with support for Chromecast, subtitles and their own codecs.
If you use or use VLC on your PC, the Android version is a worthy sequel that includes advanced features such as Floating window mode or search and download subtitles directly from the application.
VLC for Android
- developer: video Labs
- Download it at: Google Play
- price: free of charge
- Category: Video players and editors
With an overwhelming user community goods and goods WhatsApp. Perhaps it is not the most technically advanced messaging application, but above all it does what is expected of it, and so does it in a flexible and simple way.
In recent times, WhatsApp has expanded its tentacles further away from its domains, with threats to business (WhatsApp Business) and chats with a larger multimedia component as animated GIFs or stickers, with a higher level of news than a few years ago.