Here is a list of 25 Top Android Apps that are said to be “must have apps” by many people. (Oct 2015)
YPlan is a fun app that lets you book last-minute tickets for events in your local area, from sold-out gigs and club nights to pop-up cinema and al fresco yoga sessions. All of the events are hand-picked and recommended to users based on their location. Tickets can be booked in just two taps on your smartphone and charged to your credit card, debit card, PayPal or card.io. Currently available in London, New York and San Francisco.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yplanapp&hl=en
A great fitness app for both cyclists and runners, Strava lets you track your runs and rides with GPS, participate in challenges and see how your running and riding compares with friends, locals and professionals. The Strava app is compatible with several popular GPS devices, including FitBit, Garmin, TomTom and Microsoft Band, among others, giving users a detailed insight into their athletic activity.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strava&hl=en
Netflix is a great app for people who like to watch TV and films on the go (and have a big data allowance). The app requires a Netflix subscription of £7.49 per month, which provides unlimited access to thousands of TV episodes and films. Users can also rate their favourite programmes and films and receive recommendations on what they might like to watch.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient&hl=en
The app that has transformed online dating, Tinder brings up pictures of single people around you and asks you to swipe right to “like” or left to “pass” on each person. If someone likes you back, you are matched with that person, and you can start a conversation or arrange to meet up. For a monthly subscription, users can access premium features, including the ability to undo swipes and ‘rewind’ to their last swipe for a second look.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinder&hl=en
If you’re always hearing songs you like while you’re out and about but can never remember the name of the song or the artist, Shazam is the app for you. Shazam automatically identifies songs, pulls up music lyrics and YouTube videos, and allows you to add the songs to your Rdio and Spotify playlists. It also provides recommended tracks to help users discover new music.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shazam.android&hl=en
An easy way to order a takeaway food from your smartphone or tablet. The Just Eat app lets you type in your postcode to search and order from local restaurants, and pay online by card. Filtering tools let you sort takeaways by rating, restaurant name, offer, distance and cuisine type. The app also offers a wide range of discounts and offers.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.justeat.app.uk&hl=en
The original ephemeral messaging app, Snapchat lets you snap a photo or a video, add a caption and send it to a friend. The recipient will only have a few seconds to view it before it disappears from their screen. If your friend is present, you can also share live video and chat face-to-face.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snapchat.android&hl=en
Pixlr is a powerful photo editing app that lets you quickly crop, rotate and fine-tune any picture. The app offers over 2m combinations of free effects, overlays and borders to personalise your images, including red-eye removal and teeth whitening, creating professional-looking results. There is also an auto-fix tool for quickly balancing out colors and adjusting brightness for poor lighting conditions.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixlr.express&hl=en
Candy Crush Saga
The hugely addictive puzzle game, Candy Crush Saga, is still a favourite among Android users, allowing you to move up through levels by matching up combinations of coloured sweets. A great app for killing time on the bus or the train. Candy Crush Saga is free to play but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives require payment.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga&hl=en
AVG AntiVirus Security
AVG AntiVirus Security is one of the best free security apps for Android, including easy-to-use virus and malware protection, a real-time app scanner, phone locator, task killer, app lock and local device wipe to help shield you from threats to your privacy and online identity. Other paid apps have more advanced security features, but if you’re just looking for a base level of protection, this is a good bet.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus&hl=en
Google Photos will likely come pre-installed with future versions of Android, but for now you still have to download it from Google Play. The app organises all the photos on your phone to make them searchable by the people, places and things that appear in them. It also automatically creates montage movies, interactive stories, collages and animations, and provides automatic backup.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos&hl=en
Clash of Clans
One of the mostC popular games on Android, Clash of Clans lets you raise your own fantasy barbarian army to defend your village from raiders. Users can battle against millions of players worldwide and forge allegiances with other players to destroy enemy clans. The app is free to download and play but some game items can also be purchased for real money.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supercell.clashofclans&hl=en
Timehop is a great app for anyone who enjoys a bit of nostalgia. The app draws out old photos and posts from your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare accounts, to remind you what you were doing on that day in previous years. It also offers up a few choice facts from history.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.timehop&hl=en
If travel is your thing, Airbnb is a must-have app on your smartphone. With over 450,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, users can find interesting places to stay almost anywhere in the world, communicate with their host, plan an itinerary, and get directions to their destination. Payments are made directly through the app, so no cash needs to change hands, and hosts can also manage their listings through the app.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbnb.android&hl=en
One of the best note-taking apps available for Android, Evernote lets you write notes and checklists, attach Office documents, PDFs and photos, and discuss notes with other users without leaving the app. Notes can be synchronised across all the user’s computers and devices. The app is free for up to 60MB of storage and includes ads, but users can upgrade to Plus or Premium for an annual fee of £19.99 or £34.99 respectively.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Evernote+Corporation&hl=en
The Skype app lets you speak to friends and family in any county without paying roaming charges. Users can conduct free voice and video calls over their mobile network or WiFi, share photos and use the app for instant messaging. They can also keep in touch with people who are not on Skype, with low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.raider&hl=en
Music-streaming app Spotify lets users listen to a broad range of artists and albums from a library of over 30m tracks, and create playlists of their favorite songs. They can also use the app to discover new music, by choosing a ready-made playlist that suits their mood or getting personalised recommendations. The free version lets users play any artist, album, or playlist on shuffle mode, interspersed with ads. Users who sign up for the £9.99-per-month subscription can play any song at any time, and download music for offline listening.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Spotify+Ltd.&hl=en
Popular photo-sharing app Instagram lets you transform your everyday photos and videos into works of art and share them with your family and friends. Users can edit photos and videos with filters and creative tools, share photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks, and connect with other Instagrammers all over the world.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android&hl=en
Uber, the controversial taxi hire app, provides a convenient way to travel around cities. Users can set their pickup location on the map using the phone’s GPS and get picked up within minutes. The fare is automatically charged to their credit card, PayPal or Google Wallet account, so they don’t need cash on hand. Uber currently operates in London, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Birmingham, and Newcastle, as well as many other cities worldwide.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab&hl=en
SwiftKey is a clever keyboard app that uses artificial intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, the words that matter to you (including slang, nicknames and emoji) and how you like to type. Over time, it will eliminate common typos and improve autocorrect and predictive text. Users can type either by tapping or swiping from letter to letter.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en
WhatsApp is a free messaging app that uses your phone’s Internet connection – 4G, 3G, 2G, EDGE or Wi-Fi – to message and call friends and family. Users can also send and receive photos, videos, and voice messages, and set up group chats with their contacts. The app is free for the first year and costs 99p per year thereafter.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp&hl=en
Vine lets you create short looping videos, called Vines, and share them with friends and contacts. Like tweets, Vines are limited in length to six seconds, so creating them has become a bit of an art form. Users can also find, follow, and interact with other Vine users and explore trending tags, popular posts and editor’s picks.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.vine.android&hl=en
Dropbox lets you back up all the photos, documents, videos and other files you create on your phone in the cloud, so they can be accessed from any device. It can also be used to send large files without using email attachments and edit Microsoft Office files from your phone or tablet.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dropbox.android&hl=en
Citymapper is an urban transport app that is designed to make it easier to navigate cities. It includes an A to B journey planner, real-time data on traffic and disruptions to public transport, and maps. Locations currently covered include London, Manchester and Birmingham, as well as a wide range of international cities.
Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citymapper.app.release&hl=en