Apps have become a common thing in the modern society, and we can divide them into good and useful ones and those that are not so useful. This is just a rough classification, but the developers want to introduce new improvements in their apps day in day out. Some apps are a must have so we present you top 10 for this year.
10. Google Maps
One of the best navigation apps that is available in the market is definitely Google Maps. For all the Android users, this is a must-have because it adds some amazing features to already long list. Besides the basic tasks, Google Maps provides access to traffic data, places of interest such as coffee shops, restaurants, but the latest addition allows you to book cabs!
9. Google Now and Assistant
Perhaps, not the best ones, but both Google Now and Google Assistant are solid apps. They are combined into one and basically do the same thing. Google Now is similar to Siri or Cortana, whereas the Assistant is an updated version of Now. This can help you with common tasks such as sending texts, voice search, issue commands and all the other little things that you do every day on your smartphone.
8. Nova Launcher
Nova Launcher is the best app launcher you can find today. It has some of the features which are atypical for the standard launcher, and it has constantly been updated, always adding something new. With Nova Launcher, you can change icon themes, home screen set ups, backup and restore settings, etc.
7. Google Drive Suite
Google Drive is available to all Android users, and if you are a new user, you can get 15 GB worth of space for free permanently. Google Drive has become a thing you cannot do without and it brings the suite of Android Apps including Google Photos, Google Keep, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail and Google Slides.
6. Google Play Music and YouTube
With Google Play Music, you can play music online and upload thousands of songs to the service for no cost at all. Shall we even talk about YouTube? There are so many videos that you would need several lives to see them all.
5. Express VPN
In case you want to protect your device from public Wi-Fi networks, you must need the VPN protection. Express VPN is the most trusted virtual private network app available at the moment. Not only will it keep you safe, but it is also fast, and it has a SSL-secure network with 256-bit encryption and unlimited bandwidth and speed.
If you want to know whether to expect the sunny day tomorrow or rain, the best app to use is 1Weather. It is smartly designed, and it shows the current weather to the user, radar, some interesting stats and forecast for up to 12 weeks. Besides this, you will be able to keep track of the storms with the radar, plus you will get customizable widgets.
3. Blue Mail
This app is self-explanatory, and it is the best for sending and receiving emails. It has a simple interface, but the users can customize a lot of things. It features Android Wear support and the ability to lock private emails, color coding, and many other functions.
2. LastPass Password Manager
If you seek extra security, this app will help you. It is a password manager, and it allows you to save your login credentials securely. Moreover, it can help you generate passwords for your accounts whereas all of this is controlled by a master password.
1. Pocket Cast
If you love podcasts, Pocket Cast is an irreplaceable app. It looks great, it is stable and allows you to download and stream various podcasts.
Sophia Segal is a lead IT consultant, Risk and Requirements expert with over 20 years consulting experience, leading Requirements and Risk projects.