Tuesday, February 21, 2017

'My' Favorite Android Apps (2017)

There are millions of Android apps that we can download from Google's Play store, that's too for free! When we have these many choices it's understandable that one might feel a bit rudderless. Picking out favorites also difficult and depends person to person.

Here I've listed the best 20 apps for Android users (Especially for Indians) that are sorted in social, personal use, entertainment, fitness and other categories. One more thing. I am not saying that you should download every one of these – it's just a  list of apps that sounds appealing to me!


1. Paytm 

Paytm started out with mobile recharges, DTH plans, and bill payments, and then launched an e-commerce marketplace in 2014. Its wallet partners include Uber, Bookmyshow, and Makemytrip, along with others in categories such as shopping, travel, entertainment, and food.

2. Clean Master

Keep that 'clean install' feeling


Nobody likes having a slow device, and Android somehow manages to grab digital detritus like a magnet in a junkyard. Clean Master is the mop and bucket that you need to scrub your phone clean.
Clean Master’s Junk File Cleaning feature scans your Android device and chucks out any unwanted cache and residual files. 

3. Prisma 

Make your selfies into art

It make your photographs into strange modern art. It's  quite complex, but the bottom line is it gets weird and wonderful results. So go download it and give it a try.

4. WhatsApp 

The world's most popular messaging apps says goodbye to SMS charges


Finally updated with a new interface, WhatsApp is the instant messenger of choice for any smartphone. Make voice calls or send video clips, pictures, audio or text messages. It’s everything you need to replace tired old SMS and MMS services.

5. Skype

Free calls around the world without fuss

Microsoft-owned Skype has been letting you chat for free over the internet on various different platforms. The newly updated Android and iOS apps now include video group calling. This means you can chat to up to 25 friends or family members at once, each with their own onscreen video box (presumably quite small).

6. Fleksy

This keyboard is one of the best for fast, accurate typing and it’s our new company favorite. Many of us have adopted Fleksy because it’s big, it’s clever and once you use it for a couple of hours, you realize how useful some of the smaller details are.


For example, most keyboards use a "press and hold delete key" gesture to delete words, Fleksy uses a super-quick backward swipe. Be sure check out some of the extensions like invisible keyboard too — it works surprisingly well. Download it from the Play Store for free now.

7. NDTV on android

This small app brings you all stories, videos from NDTV India, so you can always be updated with current happenings from India, on the move. The things which I like in this apps is, you can also able to become iWitness and report for NDTV.

8. Calorie Counter - MyFitness Pal

Count the calories, and the weight just falls off


Of course, running and exercise is only half the battle if you're looking to lose weight, and My Fitness Pal covers the rest. Simply search for the food as you eat it (or scan the barcode if you're eating out), and My Fitness Pal will do the rest, giving you a full summary of how much you're eating, and how quickly you can expect the pounds to drop.

There are some paid options in there, including additional dietary plans for those who really want to take control, but the free option will be enough for the majority of people. 

9. Uber 

Modernizing the taxi experience

Controversies aside, Uber is indispensable for anyone living in a big city, where hailing a black cab could be a quick way to bankruptcy. Uber can get you a ride anywhere within minutes of making a request. There are also five tiers of vehicles to hire, so you can travel like royalty if you so wish.

10. Twilight

Rest your tired eyes by lowering the blue lights


The research is pretty clear: exposure to screens late at night can disrupt your sleep, leaving you weaker the next day. The simple solution is to stop using phones and tablets before bed, but that's easier said than done, and that's where Twilight comes in.

Functioning in a similar way to Flux for desktops, Twilight adapts the colouring of the screen to fade out the blue lights as the sun sets and you get nearer to bed time, tinting everything in a soft red glow when it really matters. It takes a little getting used to at first, but if it helps you get better quality sleep then it's well worth taking the time to adapt. 

11. Clash of Clans


Clash of Clans has taken the world by storm. You know when a clash is going to go down against a rival clan, so you and your buddies can form up and build a solid defence while also forming a powerful offence. It's tactics, management and a way to keep in touch with friends or make new ones in stranger-filled clans.

12. YouTube

YouTube is the largest video streaming site, is one of the best movie streaming app as well. You can easily find a good collection of movies on Youtube.

YouTube has the best video streaming technologies which lets you to stream movies very smoothly even when you are on a slow internet connection. On android devices YouTube comes as pre-installed.

13. Snapseed


I was introduced to Snapseed by fellow blogger and I’m so glad I found it because it makes it super simple to turn your photos into pro-looking snapshots. The way they have it laid out and organized settings and adjustments is quite handy.

14. Facebook 

Well I don’t really use this “official” Facebook app. It was pre installed on my phone. I occasionally view, comment, and like friends’ Facebook posts.

15. Instagram


Instagram is ubiquitous in photography now, so you might as well have it on your phone. Owned by Facebook, the social network centered on photos offers great filters and connectivity with others.

16. Twitter

Twitter’s microblogging platform brought about the happenings, internet facet and hashtags. Connect with you friends, share your new favorite content, follow celebrities, and get breaking news as it happens.

17. Pinterest


Pinterest is the go-to social network for finding and sharing inspiration on creative projects, hobbies, fashion, and more. The app features the same functionality as the website, allowing you to “pin” and “repin” posts from other users to various boards, so you can share and save new ideas.

18. Zomato

You can set your location, the type of food you want, and your budget to find suitable local restaurants. There’s also a handy shake feature to get a random suggestion if you just can’t decide.

19. VSCO Camera


VSCO Camera has become one of the most popular photography apps, thanks in part to its powerful editing features that include impressive present lens settings, post-shot tweaks, and before-and-after comparison shots.

20. Myntra

India's largest online fashion & lifestyle store is now in your hand. Myntra shopping app has all that you need to stand out and make a style statement. You can browse through 1,00,000+ product styles from 1000+ brands instantly on the Myntra shopping app. Discover latest trends on lifestyle and shop for clothes, kurtis, shoes, t-shirts, jeans, bags, skirts, dresses, jewellery, watches and much more. 

So, these are my favorite apps that helps me go while I am free during work hours or travelling. If I have to pic top three apps that entertain me the most then I will go for - Instagram, Myntra and Clash of Clan! 

If you have any good Android apps that you enjoy using or that have made your life easier, post them below!

Thank you for reading

Mugdha 

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