Compiling a list of best Android apps is always a hectic task. With the thousands of applications made for the platform every month, it is tough to evaluate each app and compare its pros and cons. Still, we have tried to consider each aspect of the tested applications in order to formulate this list of best Android applications of the year 2016.
Top 10 Android Apps 2017
Number 10 on the list is highly useful file explorer – Solid Explorer developed by NeatBytes. The application provides a double panel based UI that allows you to hassle free file transfer through drag n drop. Further, the app also allows you to connect to your cloud drive (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive etc.) for easy backup of your data. Besides that, Solid Explorer contains useful features such as ZIP and RAR extraction, icon customization, different themes and Chromecast support. Also, the Solid Explorer has the ability to connect your Android smartphone to your Windows PC or different servers while using FTP, SFTP and WebDav.
It’s an all in all file manager that manages all your file manager and explorer needs, with the ability to explore through root files and folders, able to mount different file systems, and change file properties as well. The application is available for a 14 day trial, after which you can pay $2 to buy it permanently.
Dashlane is a novel password management application for your Android phone. The app allows you to copy and paste your passwords into different online forms. Moreover, the app saves your password in a highly encrypted form using the AES-256 encryption method, which is extremely difficult to be decrypted by any probable hacker. Hence, so you don’t have to worry about any probable intrusion. Besides that, Dashlane also allows you to save your credit card/debit card information as well that provide you a facility of seamless financial transaction on the Internet. Further, it will also save your receipts so that you can monitor your purchases.
Besides that, Dashlane allows you to login on different websites in a matter of seconds and its cloud password storage facility help you to avail your account passwords on the go. Currently, the application is free to download but to add extra features you would have to buy them in the app only.
Weather apps are a quintessential utility for your smartphone, nowadays. It helps you to efficiently predict the changing state of weather of your area, so that you can mould your life activities in accordance with it. But there are a large number of weather apps available in the Play Store, and there is an in-built weather app in your Android phone as well which puts the user at dilemma to use which weather app. But Morecast is a completely different app which provides you a unique UI which is the best in its class. Further, it is very accurate and enables you to compare weather conditions of two different cities at a time.
Some of the additional features of Morecast include Doppler radar, real-time webcams, satellite connectivity and reporting, weather mapping, and local forecast for a maximum of 10 upcoming days. It also has the ability to provide snow storm, tornado and flood warning alarms.
Amazingly, this app is available free of cost at the Play Store.
Launcher apps are the best way of customizing and stylizing your smartphone. There are a large number of launcher apps available in the Play Store that adds a pinch of different flavor to your phone’s user interface. The latest in this list is the Action Launcher 3 which adds an elegant set of new icons, wonderful app drawer, beautiful collection of wallpapers and homescreen transitions.
In addition to that Action Launcher 3, provides 3 unique features including – Quicktheme, which matches the color of your wallpaper with the icons and items present on the homescreen. Quickbar, which provides you the shortcut of the most used apps. Quickedit, which provides alternative icon suggestions that enables you to modify icons easily.
Moreover, the app is available free of cost in the Play Store which means that you won’t have to pay a single penny to rejuvenate the UI of your smartphone.
Google Chrome is the most favored Android browser made by Google Inc. In itself, it’s a perfect browser with latest features, compatibility options and easy interface. But check out the new Google Chrome Beta, which is the newer version of the trusted Google Chrome browser.
It is specifically aimed at enriching the user experience while browsing the Internet, including latest patches, modifications and tweaks which provides lightning fast speeds while surfing web pages. Further, you get to use the latest features developed by Google which are still in the Beta stages. Isn’t that cool? Yes, it is. Download now and feel the difference!
Fleksy is the best available keyboard for the Android. It is fast, accurate, customizable and fun to type on. As per the company claims, it is the fastest keyboard in the world that comes in loaded with extra features and customization options. It’s only after a couple of hours of use that you realize that it is a keyboard with extensive utility and made for the ease of the users. Its general customization options include Number Row, quick shortcuts, and pop rainbow effect.
Apart from that, it features: press and hold delete options, backward swipe, ability to send GIFs and customization options through different themes and extensions. Moreover, this keyboard is available absolutely free in the Play Store.
Security concerns have been a cause of argument for the Android users. With the increasing malware and spyware threats looming on the Internet, no device can be considered as safe without proper security mechanism. To counter any security and safety threats, there are a number of applications available for the Android platform. Out of them all, Mobile Security & Antivirus by Avast is the best performing application. It has an outstanding virus detection mechanism, which scans through a user’s browser history, SD card & phone storage, cookies, cache files, etc. to find any malicious data. Moreover, to curb any theft attempts the app also has an inbuilt tracking feature which allows you to track a stolen mobile phone device. Besides that, you can also remotely control and wipe your phone’s data through this application.
To put an icing on the cake, the application is available free of cost to all the users.
Hulu is an amazing application that allows you to watch movies, clips and TV shows directly on your Android smartphone. There are a great number of TV shows and movies to choose from in this app. Though, some of the shows require a subscription fee but there are many which are available free of cost. Some of the famous shows available free of cost include – Family Guy, South Park, Simpsons and South Park. Besides that, all the shows are available in HD and you can save them for offline viewing as well. The application is currently available only in the United States but soon the app is going to be launched in other territories as well.
Google Duo is the latest video calling application developed by Google. It has a very simple and easy to use interface which allows you to seamlessly stream video and converse with your loved ones. Unlike other video calling apps, Google Duo offers amazing video quality both on the Wi-Fi and mobile data. Apart from that, its cross platform ability on both Android and iOS allows you to communicate with maximum number of people.
In addition to that, Google Duo provides you the ability to view the caller before picking the call. Moreover, being a Google application it is available free of cost and free from every kind of advertisement.
Prisma is a unique photo editing application that allows you to transform your normal pictures into great pieces of art. Moreover, it is a free application and you won’t need to spend a penny to use its great set of features. The application uses unique filters which have the capability of imitating the work of great artists such as – Van Gogh, Picasso, Rafael and Munk. This has been made possible by the extensive usage of artificial intelligence and neural networks developed by the application makers.
Besides that, the application is very easy and fun to use, providing users great photo editing power at their hands. Intrinsically, the filters are applied on the cloud servers which allows for a fast conversion of photographs into great pieces of art. With over 10 million downloads in a matter of some months, this app is our pick of the lot in this article.
Apart from the above mentioned 10 best applications, there are numerous other applications which have been very popular among the Android users. In addition to that, games such as Pokemon Go, Crashlands, and Lego StarWars have become immensely popular among the users. Even the productivity apps including – Slack, Trello, and Asana have been extensively downloaded. The above mentioned list is still tentative because hundreds of applications are launched every week, and nobody knows which new application take a spot in the Top 10 list.