One question that I always get from my readers, that tells us about some best android apps that are very useful in daily life. To be frank there’s no simple answer to this question. Because the apps that I might find useful might not be useful for you but after getting this question a number of times, I decided to write a detailed article on some best android apps that are useful for daily life.
In this article, I am going to share about top android apps and just to make things clear, these apps are not the usual apps like Evernote, Google Drive or even a Google translator. Because we all know about it.
so check out these cool android apps which are very helpful for everyday usage.
List of 15 Best Android Apps of 2016
Solid File Explorer in the list is one of the best android apps for all android devices as a file manager, it manages to do so much more than just transferring files from one folder to another. The app based on material design and supports FTP, SFTP, and other various protocols along with cloud storage.
Support for Dropbox, Onedrive, Google Drive and much more.
Root access makes it a fully functional root explorer.
Index file searching gives you search results, in a couple of seconds.
The app also has the ability to read and extract ZIP, RAR, and TAR files, even if they are encrypted.
It comes with 14 day trial Period after that you need to purchase a pro version which I strongly feel you must buy after checking out all features.
If you need to transfer files, videos, photos to another Android, iPhone or even windows phone at a higher speed then this is another app you should try on your Smartphone. SHAREit creates a local Wi-Fi network. By creating a hotspot on the sender’s phone, the receiver phone also needs to have the app installed.
The speed is so much better than what you get on Bluetooth and works on almost all the major OS for smartphones these days. You can also use this app to transfer files from PC to Phone or vice versa. It’s very easy to establish a connection and there is no
Wi-Fi network to connect to. The apps create one from connecting phone and then you can just transfer your files seamlessly from one device to another which includes photos, videos, and even apps.
Universal copy is one of the top android apps in this list. This app helps you to copy any unselectable text to clipboard and then paste it into the destination app. You just need to activate the app and tap on
the notification icon when there’s an app you wish to select text from. The app works on OCR technology that is Optical Character Recognition. It will recognize the text from the screenshot taken and then copy it to the device clipboard. Developers are already done a detailed review of the app and you might want to check it out by clicking on the cards that you see on the top right-hand side.
Android notifications are so poorly managed and once you clear them or tap to open them, they are gone. And getting them back is quite a difficult task.
However, with boomerang notifications, you can save individual notifications for later and optionally set a reminder for a more convenient time to read them.
This can be useful when you receive a text or email you have to reply to, but at the moment you don’t have the time to get that done, just add the notification to view later and the App will remind you at the appropriate time to take care of it. You must have to try this app. It is one of the best android apps.
5. Smart Tools
Smart Tools is one the best android apps on the Play Store, which is a complete package of six app set. It includes six preset of a total of fifteen tools.
You can use your phone as a ruler, leveler, compass, sound meter and much more.
The readings of the ruler Anderson’s calculator might not be accurate as it uses the camera but still, you’ll get a rough idea.
The app is available for $2.99 on Google Play Store and works without any internet connection. What I believe a perfect companion for all our DIY task at home.
At number six we have CamScanner, this app utilizes the powerful camera of your device and a great image processing software to help you scan your documents right from your camera in high quality.
The app can be used to scan the sheets, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates and much more.
The processed photos will be sharp and high in quality. These scanned documents can easily
be shared as PDF or JPEG files via email or cloud share links. Premium users can also extract text from the scanned pages, using the OCR technique.
This app is for advanced users who loves to get things automated on their devices but hate tasker app, because of its complex interface. Adding a macro is an easy task on this app. Just select the trigger and then configure the specific settings. Optionally you can add a few constraints as well for the task.
The best thing about MacroDroid is that there are more than hundreds of pre-configured templates that you can use to automate task on your android.
The free version of the MacroDroid is limited to five macros and it displays Adwords. You can upgrade to the premium version to allow unlimited macros and remove all Ads at the same time.
There are quite a few apps available to lock apps on Android. But features to lock apps with the fingerprint sensor is the reason CM lock and fingerprint lock makes it to the list. Using this app you can lock any other app along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings.
You can use your fingerprint hardware on a Samsung phone or on any other android device running on Android Marshmallow.
The app is Ads free which makes it even more preferable than other similar apps and the team supports gives you the power of customization.
At number nine we have MAPS.ME. It’s an offline app that not only downloads the map data for any given area on Wi-Fi to be able to access offline but also downloads the navigation data which is so much important at times.
It helps a person to navigate even without a cellular data connection, which can be really helpful at times.
The app also gives info about Local Shops, ATMs, Gas Stations which can help you survive on a holiday without an internet connection.
All you need to do is download the map data on your Wi-Fi network before you leave home.
At number 10 DumpSter has become my recent favorite and to explain the app in an easiest possible way, all I can say that it’s like the recycle bin for android. After the app is installed, each time you delete a file, image or a video. It will be stored in the DumpSter for a few days before it gets deleted automatically.
This state can have a fail-safe for all your files on your android. It can be very helpful if you realize that you have deleted any file by mistake and restoring back would be a huge help to you.
Next, we have the best app called as KINScreen, this app is great for readers who constantly struggle to keep the android screen awake by using the thumb or extending the screen timeout Period.
KINScreen is a simple app which records orientation or movement of the device and keeps the screen awake even without your interaction with the screen.
There are a few additional options in the app to check out. Developers have already done a detailed review of the same, you can check it out by clicking on the card that you see on the top right-hand side.
This is a useful app for those who open links on Facebook, twitter, WhatsApp and other apps, without closing the current app which they are on.
Link browser can help you by providing a floating link bubble every time you click on a link. These links
bubbles are much like Facebook chat heads that can be minimized as a floating icon and you can tap on them anytime and get a detailed browser.
The link bubble can also load the pages in the background. Once the loading is done, you can just tap on them to read the web, simple yet useful way I would say.
13. Parallel Space
It is one of the best android apps if you would like to use two separate instances like WhatsApp, Clash of Clans or Snapchat. This is your answer. Parallel Space App can clone any other app in a sandbox environment. So that you can use two parallel instances of the same app.
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This app doesn’t share data in between them that means you can activate and use the official WhatsApp accounts using two different numbers on the same android device. It can extend to other apps like Uber, Ola or even your favorite games.
TWILight app acts as a blue light filter for your device which doesn’t come with a built-in reader mode. The app makes your screen warm that is fluorescent. Which makes it easy for eyes while reading in low-light before going to bed. Just open up the app and turn on the filter for the settings to take effect.
You can also configure the specific time to turn on the blue light filter. This is a must have app if you are suffering from loss of sleep or eyes strain after for long smartphone usage. The app is free to use and come with ads to support the developer.
In this list of best android apps, last but not the least we have ClipStack. The app makes android Clipboard better by adding some memory to it. Let’s say you want to copy more than one thing on your android clipboard, well there’s no direct way to get this done. However, with ClipStack you can collect everything you’ve copied on the clipboard and bring it to the front. You can easily paste the copied data using a floating bubble.
Due to its free and open-source nature, ClipStack remains my personal favorite app.
So, these are the top 15 best android apps that you can install on your android. Which are pretty much useful for the everyday scenario.
If you think, there are certain apps that can be included in this list please do let me know in the comments section.