81 Top Android Must Have Apps!
I am not an android user. So I asked some of my friends who are hardcore android users for this answer. Here are the top 81 apps sorted out alphabetically. If I missed anyone - let me know in the comments section below. I will update the list and give you credit for it.
If I missed any, let me know in the comments section below. I will update the list and give you credit for it.
Hi, guys! I am enlisting some must-have apps and their alternatives because well everybody has a different taste. I'm enlisting apps in the order of my preference. I have enlisted some paid apps too. Some apps need to have a rooted phone to work, if you don't know what root is then google is your friend! :)
When trying any app give it some time, go through settings and then only come to any conclusion. Sometimes I may have given the name of the free version of the app, but mostly the pro-paid version has better features and no ads. I can't add Play Store link to every app so, sorry for that. If you have any suggestion or query just tweet me @ajinkya4793 or comment below.
Firefox Browser for Android
Flynx - This app opens the link in background with a floating button. Great app if you read a lot of articles from Twitter, Facebook, Web, etc.
Try out Link Bubble Browser too.
Camera & Photography
I don't generally use any camera app, but given the new camera API I'm pretty sure there will be tons of camera apps in Play Store soon. Still try out,
Photo Editor -
Photo Editor by Aviary
Photo Grid - Collage Maker (best collage maker)
(Again I don't use photo editor apps that much so suggestions are welcome)
Health & Fitness
Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO
Nova Launcher Prime (never tried anything except this one)
Apex Launcher Pro
Action Launcher 3 Pro
If you wanna try something new -
Yahoo Aviate Launcher
Deskmigrate (for migrating your current structure of apps and folders to another launcher)
Music & Video
Music Player -
GoneMAD Music Player (heavily customizable, has both Holo & Material UIs, costly)
PlayerPro Music Player
Phonograph (one of the finest Material Design UIs but doesn't have folder support yet)
Rocket Player (it can be used with iSyncer for metadata syncing)
*Bonus - If you're rooted try Viper4Android as your equalizer. (One of the few reasons I root my phone)
Video Player -
BS Player (I've found that some videos don't even play in MX Player, if you're having the same issue try this player)
Mobo Video Player Pro
Spotify (tip - install xposed module Tabletmetrics or install modded Spotify app for non-rooted users & you'll get rid of shuffle play, to use it outside US just use Tunnelbear to login & you can disable it after login)
8tracks, tuneinradio, Pandora (Internet radio apps; never tried them.)
Shazam Encore/SoundHound (to identify the song)
WAIL Beta — last.fm scrobbler
Cover Art Downloader
TubeMate/TubeX (YouTube Downloader)
MP3dit - Music Tag Editor (tag editor)
Gaana/Wynk/Dhingaana/Saavn - for Bollywood music lovers.
TinyTunes - for downloading songs for free (not on Play Store)
News & RSS feeds reader
Palabre (relatively new app which is my go-to RSS reader for a while now)
Feedlyreader (new but has a lot of potential)
Press (probably has the most beautiful UI, I guess devs have stopped working on it)
Feedly (no offline support yet)
Flipboard: Your News Magazine
(Haven't used some of these apps for ages, suggestions are welcome)
Zooper Widget Pro
Popup Widget (hide your widget untill you need it, saves tons of space)
Social & Communication
Contact Sync -
HaxSync - 4.x Facebook Sync
Sync.ME -Facebook Contact Sync
Tweetings (my go-to Twitter app & has true push notifications also cheaper too)
Official Twitter client
Falcon Pro (banned from play store, but has a workaround. Also probably the best looking Twitter app. Its dev is now working on official client.)
Relay for reddit (probably the most intuitive UI I've ever seen)
Sync for reddit
Flow for reddit
Reddit offline (for offline reading)
For all other Social sites use their official apps e.g. Goodreads, Pinterest, Tumblr, Wordpress, Skype, Path, Instagram, Quora, Google+, etc.
PS - Never use official Facebook app, try mobile site or Folio/Metal/Tinfoil app or better greenify Facebook app as official app eats a lot of juice. Hopefully they've fixed it.
Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News
Soccer Scores Pro - FotMob
Fantasy Football Manager (for FPL fans)
ScoreCenter for Android
theScore: Sports & Scores
Dropbox, Box, Google Drive
Text & Messaging
For texts use Textra or Google Messenger
Tools & Productivity
Alarm Clock - Gentle Alarm, Alarm Clock Xtreme, Alarm Clock Plus, Timely
Anti-Virus - avast! Mobile Security, Dr.Web Anti-virus Light (free), Kaspersky Mobile Security, Lookout Security & Antivirus, AntiVirus FREE, Norton Security & Antivirus (There's no need to use an Antivirus app just use AdBlock/AdAway to block ads & be cautious about permissions & stuff also while installing third party apps.)
Anti-Theft - Cerberus anti theft, Android Lost, Anti Theft Droid Free, Android Device Maanger, Plan B (after losing the phone install this app from desktop)
Backup - Helium
Calendar - Sunrise, Today calendar, Jorte Calendar (I don't use calendar apps that much so suggestions are welcome.)
Comics Reader - Perfect Viewer, ComiCat
Dictionary - Dictionary - WordWeb (offline), Google Translate, Fora Dictionary, English Dictionary - Offline, Dictionary - Merriam-Webster, Arcus Dictionary
News Dictionary - while reading select any word click on copy & voila you'll get a popup with its meaning & stuff.
Dialer - exDialer
eBook reader - Moon+ reader, Cool Reader, FBReader, Aldiko Book Reader
File Explorer - Solid Explorer, ES File Explorer, FX file Explorer, File Manager, Cabinet
Notes - Evernote, Google Keep
Office - Kingsoft Office 5.3.2 (Free), OfficeSuite Pro 6 + (PDF & HD), Quickoffice Pro (Office & PDF), Documents To Go 3.0 Main App
Personal Finance for Android - Financisto, Expense Manager, Personal Finance
Tasks/To-Do list - TickTick, Astrid Tasks & To-do, Tasks, GTasks: To Do List & Task List, Any.DO To-do List & Task List
TV & Multimedia
IMDb, BookMyShow (great to see movie timings and for booking tickets; India only), WhatsOnIndia (TV time table; India only), Movie Roll (gives you Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb rating at one place amongst other), Seriesguide (for trakt), Flud (best uTorrent client), Torrent Search Tool (for downloading torrent files without any ads), TheReviewMonk (a Rotten Tomatoes like site/app for Indian movies).
Airdroid - manage your phone from the PC
AppGratis - Tells which paid app is free today
App Backup & Restore - to create APKs of installed apps
CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator - Take a picture and convert it into PDF file
clipper+ - Clipboard Manager
CPU-Z - gives detailed information about your device
CPU Spy - shows the amount of time spent on a specific frequency
DiskUsage - to see a graph of folders/files sorted by size and instantly delete them
Drippler - for Android geeks
Easy Downloader Pro, ADM- Download manager for your Android
Easy Voice Recorder - voice recorder
FolderSync - it automatically backs up your device's storage to your PC
GSam Battery Monitor Pro, BetterBatteryStats- to see battery stats
HI App lock - Lock certain apps
Hide It Pro - To hide certain pictures, videos
IFTTT - for automating certain tasks on web for e.g., post instagram pics natively on Twitter or get a notification when there's birthday entry on your calendar, etc.
LEDBlinker Notifications; Light Flow - Control your LED notifications
Muzei - To blur the wallpaper
One Power Guard - A battery saving app controlling the kernel settings instead of saving juice by disabling data/GPS/Radio
Pocket - To save links for later reading & much more
Pushbullet - If you work on PC & don't wanna miss on your notifications this is the app for you. You can even reply to WhatsApp messages on your PC. Great, isn't it? Sadly they're now charging for these features. I used to love the universal copy-paste feature.
RealCalc - Scientific calculator
RepliGo Reader, Xodo PDF Reader- PDF Reader
RoundR - hate those flat corners? Round them!
Screen Filter; Lux Auto Brightness - brightness control specially if you are nocturnal
Settle Up - Ever fought with friends about who spent more money while on a picnic or hangout? Well this app is for you. You can manage the money spent by your friends and track who is spending more or less.
Sidebar Pro - A sidebar for quickly launching your fav app
SuperBeam - Share files between 2 Androids instantly
SwipePad: Hyperspace Launcher - a gesture based launcher
Tasker - automates settings (one of the finest apps on Android)
TasteKid - Instantly get music, movies, shows, books recommendations by typing your fav
TeamViewer - Manage your PC from the phone.
Time Table - yasp! Class Schedule, Simple Time Table
TinyTunes - free mp3 downloader
Unified Remote - Android-PC remote
Apps specifically for rooted phones
Adaway - Not in play store. Blocks almost all ads; better than AdBlock Plus.
AFWall+ - restricts which applications are permitted to access your data networks (2G/3G and/or Wi-Fi and while in roaming.
Font Changer - Not in Play Store. Can change font.
GMD GestureControl - You can use gestures to control any activity from launching an app or killing an app.
Gravity Screen Pro - On / Off - turns automatically your screen off when you put your phone into your pocket or onto a table and turn the screen on when you take it out or up.
Greenify - It prohibits the selected apps to run in background. Saves hell lotta battery. Hibernate Maps and Facebook if you're using this.
Hide my Root - hides that you have root pivileges.
Link2SD - moves apps to memory card.
Market Fixer - removes links of specific apps from Play Store.
Market Helper - helps users to change/fake their rooted devices to any other devices. You can download the apps which are not available in your contry.
Push Notifications Fixer - Have a problem with push notifications? Use this app.
ROM Toolbox Pro - This application brings all the best rooted applications into one monster app.
Root Explorer - You can browse root files and change permissions.
SCR Screen Recorder Pro - Record great quality screencasts directly from your phone.
SD Maid Pro - Apps you uninstall leaves garbage data behind, it helps to clean it out.
Seeder - makes your mobile fast by using entropy seeding.
Titanium Backup - I don't think this app needs a caption, MUST-HAVE if you install custom ROMs.
Trickster MOD - Everything you wanna customize about kernels.
Wakelock Detector - detects if a certain app is having unusual wakelocks.
WiFi Key Recovery - helps to recover the password of a wireless network you have connected to with your device in the past.
Xposed Framework - This app demonstrates how powerful root user can be! Just go to XDA & install some modules like GravityBox, Amplify, Blurred System UI, Greenify, MinMinGuard, YouTube Adaway, Unicon to name a few. Just play around with them & explore.