Top 10 Useful Android Apps Of All Time

Top 10 Useful Android Apps Of All Time

Top 10 Useful Android Apps Of All Time

One of the reason that most people prefer Android devices over iOS or any other OS are the variety and large collection of apps available in the Google Play Store. Google Play Store has more than 50 billion app downloads, which shows us how people like to customize their phones and tablets with various cool apps. But you have to select wisely because there are many similar apps which are almost like those original ones.

For android devices, you have multiple sources to select from, the apps you want, ie, Google Play Store, Amazon Apps Store, Mobile Market etc... They contain a huge variety of apps, ranging from categories like Games, Business, Communication, Education, Entertainment , Lifestyle, News, Personalization, Tools, Sports, and many more.

Here, we are showing those 10 best android apps, discussing their features, device support, and price. All the apps listed here can be installed directly from the Google Play Store on your Android phone or tablet easily.

1. WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Android App Logo

WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messenger app widely used around the globe. Nowadays, you can see very less percent of people that don't use WhatsApp, ie, it's a widely accepted app which can be used easily in our daily life. 
WhatsApp is available for multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian, etc. WhatsApp uses your phone number for your account verification, instead of a dedicated account like most other services. With WhatsApp, you can send audio clips, videos, images to your contacts and also you are able to make free international voice calls and video calls. There is also support for group messaging and group video calling in WhatsApp Messenger.

You can get WhatsApp Messenger free for a lifetime. This gives you unlimited WhatsApp usage, so it’s a great deal overall. WhatsApp Messenger supports a wide array of Android phones and tablets, right from Android 2.1 Éclair, to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the forthcoming Android versions. There are only very few people who don't even know what WhatsApp is. 

  • Price: Free
  • Requires: Android 2.1 Eclair and above
  • Developer: WhatsApp Inc.

MX Player Android App Logo

MX Player has become the best video player for android for a long period which has support for both phones and tablets. It is a very flexible video player which has a number of features that can be used easily.

Main features: 
> Multiple screen video ratio modes
Pinch zooming
> Easy brightness/volume control
> Load subtitles from phone directory
Adjust playback speed
> s/w and h/w decoder
Kids lock

MX Player also offers support for a huge list of video and audio codecs like x264, h265, divx, xvid, ac3, mpeg4, flv etc... This video player is also fast and lag free. Now they have integrated their app with online shows/series streaming support.

3. ES File Explorer File Manager

ES File Explorer Android App Logo

ES File Explorer is a free feature loaded file manager + application manager for your android phone or tablet. This app offers additional features that may not be available with your built-in file manager. So, it is a effective app to maintain your phone and card storage. ES File Explorer comes with a fully featured file browser including system file access for rooted users, application manager, task killer, multi-threaded download manager, cloud storage client ( compatible with many services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, and Skydrive ), full FTP Client, LAN Samba Client etc... It also has an option by which you can unhide/view the hidden files or folders in the phone directory. Also, the ES File Manager supports about 30 languages, so it does not matter from which country you are from.

ES File Explorer is a free app on Google Play Store which supports Android 2.1 Éclair and above.  

Main features: 

> View hidden files/folders in the phone directory
> Cloud storage available
> Task killer

4. Facebook

Facebook Android App Logo

Facebook is a well known android app available for free in the Google Play Store. It is a social media app in which you can share photos/videos, message/call another person, and also you can buy/sell goods. Now Facebook offers so many additional features. It is very easy to connect with your friends and family by using Facebook which is also free of cost to use.

Facebook is available in the Google Play Store which supports a wide range of Android devices from Android 2.2 and above.

Main features:

> Free video and voice calls

> Buy/Sell goods

> Find friends near you by turning on your location

> Live video sharing


5. Airdroid

Airdroid Android App Logo

Airdroid allows you to manage your Android phones and tablets from any part of the world if you are connected to the Internet. Also, you can transfer files to and from your device, send SMS remotely, install Apps from your PC directly, play music, videos from your device directly on your PC and even remotely click pictures from your device. This app comes with an easy and disciplined user interface. No PC side app installation is required to use Airdroid, just a web browser will suffice.

Airdroid is available for free on the Google Play Store. It is compatible with a vast majority of Android devices, from Android 2.2 Froyo and above.

Main features:

> Remotely transfer files from Android phone to a PC

> Play music/videos remotely

> Click pictures remotely from a more distant place

6. Polaris Office

Polaris Office App Logo

Polaris Office is a free Android app for creating and editing Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your Android phone.
Earlier, Polaris Office used to be a Samsung exclusive app, and later it was announced and released for all Android devices and relaunched as a free app for other devices too. This time around, it includes even more functionality and features than the older versions. You can create and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents, open and view Adobe PDF Files, share your documents through Google Drive and other services, attach files directly to your email etc...

Polaris Office is available on Google Play Store which is compatible with all Android devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

Main features:

> Edit PDF documents easily

> Create PowerPoint presentations

> You can save your files in Google Drive


7. Google Keep – Notes and Lists

Google Keep App Logo

Google Keep is a simple Android application to take rich notes, along with snipping, photos, videos embedded within the note etc...
Google Keep has several options to keep you organized, including color-coded notes, list reminders, location aware reminders, rich notes with photos and videos, etc.
It integrates with your Google Account, and you can access your notes easily on any Android phone or tablet, any PC with an internet connection, any Chromebook, any iOS phone or tablet and lastly, any device with a web browser. This means that you can keep yourself reminded of a huge variety of devices. Definitely a must have if you ask us.

Google Keep is available for free on the Google Play Store. It supports devices running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

Main features:

> Write/save notes and mark them in different colour codes

> You can use your documents from any part of the world. ie, by logging into Google Keep with the same Google ID

 > Manage your documents easily on the go


8. Dropbox

Dropbox Logo

Dropbox is a free cloud storage service for Android devices which lets you upload your photos, documents, videos and music on its servers, and in turn, access them and share them anywhere in the world. You can also use your synced files from multiple devices. Dropbox also has a feature that allows you to save email attachments directly to Dropbox instead of downloading them on your device. It also has a built-in editor to do small edits to your documents without having to download anything to your device. Dropbox also has a camera upload feature, which uploads all your clicked pics to the cloud, and makes it accessible to all your devices.

Dropbox is available on the Google Play Store for free and supports all Android phones and tablets running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and above.

Main features:

> Access photos/videos from any part of the world on any Android device.

> Auto uploading to cloud storage without individual confirmation

> You can share your media with custom people


9. Opera Mini

Opera Mini Web Browser For Android

Opera Mini is a free and useful Android web browser. It allows you to browse the Internet by using only less data. Also you can turn off image loading to save extra data if needed. Opera Mini is a simple and easy to use browser. It also provides a better Incognito browsing experience compared to other browsers. It enables us to browse even the connection is 2G or the speed is less. It has a clean layout and large buttons for fast use. It works great on old, lower end hardware too, making it useful for people with lower end and/or older devices.

Opera Mini is available for free on the Google Play Store and supports a wide array of Android phones and tablets, right from Android 1.5 Cupcake to the latest Android version.  

Main features:

> Faster page loading even on 2G or slow connections

> You can save a good amount of data by customizing

> Bigger bottons and smooth layout


10. Pocket

Pocket Android App Logo

Pocket is a cross-platform read it later app. It’s great for productivity, allowing you to save articles and pages for reading later. You can save any web page, any article, any video for reading/watching later, and Pocket even allow you to sync these content offline, and email links to yourself to catch up later. Pocket also adapts content to extract just the necessary information out of the web page saved, so that you can read the article in its entirety, without having to view the rest of the web page. Pocket also integrates into several apps, so you can store their content for reading later. Pocket has clients available for all major OS, and browsers, so you have your reading lists synced across devices always. A must have productivity app for smartphone and tablet users.

Pocket is available for free on the Google Play Store. Pocket runs on a wide list of Android phones and tablets, ranging from Android 2.3 Gingerbread up to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Main features:

> Easy to use interface

> You can save web pages

> Sync content offline