Google Play Store accommodates more than 3 million apps, all offering something unique and best as per their description. It’s nearly impossible for you to go through all of these descriptions to know which one to choose. Instead, you can have a look at our list of the best Android apps to make a final decision. Off we go!
Have a Look at Our Top Picks for Best Android Apps 2018
A strong VPN keeps your data encrypted while using a public Wifi, and, ExpressVPN is one of the most tried and trusted names in this industry. The app has provided more than 145 connections in 94 countries. What makes this VPN proxy app the top ranking one on Play Store are its features such as log-free VPN, unlimited bandwidth, best-in-class encryption, blazing fast servers, money-back guarantee, and easy-to-use interface.
Price: $8.32 per month
Featuring a straightforward and simple design, 1Weather is arguably the best weather app on Google Store. The app shows you current weather and forecast for 12 upcoming weeks as well as weather facts and videos. You are notified whenever a severe weather condition is approaching; so, now it’s easy to plan ceremonies and functions beforehand. The feature that pins this weather app on our top picks for best Android apps is its simple design. You can either download the free version or opt for its in-app purchase option which is deprived of ads.
Price: Free / $1.99
If your smartphone’s hard drive isn’t enough for you, you can look for an external help. Install Google Drive as it gives you 15GB cloud storage for free on signup. And if you want more, you can pay for it anytime. Besides, your data is completely safe and secure as you can decide who can view and edit your data by setting up access levels. Adding bells and whistles, the app comes with a suite of Android productivity apps like Google Docs, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Slides, Google Calendar and more, all of which are compatible with Microsoft Office.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Google Maps is perhaps the best and most popular navigation app with more than 8 million downloads, and that’s the reason it gets most frequent updates to enrich its features even better. With Google Maps you can search for your favorite locations, get transit info of your mode of conveyance; receive directions to places like restaurants gas stations, and a lot more. Want to have an offline experience with Google Maps? Now, it’s possible as the app lets you use navigation (though temporarily) without an internet connection.
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No need to put your private and financial security at risk by forgetting your login credentials! Install LastPass and lock down all your passwords as well as details like credit card numbers, passport numbers & photo, audio notes inside LastPass vault. You’ll only have to remember one master password to unlock the vault. Not only that, LastPass also helps to generate strong passwords for your accounts and to create your shopping profiles. Although the app has a free version, you can have an added security by paying for it.
Price: Free / $12 per year
You may not feel like spending your phone’s storage on a launcher, but if you download Nova launcher once, you’ll change your opinion. It’s been on Google Play for years and consistently updated since then. You can do a lot with this app: back up your home screen original setup, beautify your icons with multiple theme options and use various gestures to open apps on home screen etc. Nova Launcher is undoubtedly among the best Android apps to download on your device this year.
Price: Free / $4.99
Always fancied having a personal assistant at your command? Google Assistant helps you do it. Simply install the app, enable it, and you’ll get your questions answered. You can get quick math solutions; receive updates on latest books, movies and events; initiate a call without touching your phone, and explore everything that matters to you like nearby restaurants or current weather condition. Besides, you can add some hardware stuff like Bluetooth headphones, Chromecast and Bose QC II that will take your experience to the next level.
Swiftkey is, indubitably, the best third-party keyboard app available on Google Play Store. Since the time it hit the market, SwiftKey has been everyone’s favorite. Offering the most accurate predictable engine, SwiftKey can even guess a complete sentence when you start typing words. Typing is fun now as you can customize your keyboard using lovely themes for free or for nominal charges. Though Microsoft has owned SwiftKey, it hasn’t messed it up and there is still everything in the app that you always wanted. This is the reason we’ve included SwiftKey on our list of best Android apps.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
File manager apps are, generally, overlooked by smartphone users but these apps are a must. These apps help you browse your files, manage storage space on your phone, move files around, find your downloads, and much more. There are a number of such apps on Play Store, among which Solid Explorer is a popular name. It offers a host of features such as archive support, material design, ability to extract ZIP files, and multiple client support like FTP and SFTP. You can install it for a nominal cost after using its trial version for 14 days.
Price: Free trial / $1.99
The last but, certainly, not the least on our list of best Android apps is MX Player. It supports all primary audio and video file formats. What makes this player an editor’s choice of Play Store is plenty of features that it offers. You can edit subtitle timeframes; fast-forward, zoom in and out on videos, and control volume by using gestures; use Kid Lock to prevent your kids from making calls etc. Furthermore, you can have additional plugins for more functionality.
Price: Free / $5.99
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