Top 10 Must Have Apps for Android

by Vishal Toshiwal 11

Top Android Apps

Android galaxy goes deeper than just few thousands of useful apps, but for the first time Android users there is also a possibility to get lost while searching for the best Android apps to start your Android journey. Though, the list of apps that we have mentioned below is not just for first time Android users. We have tried to balance out what ten must have apps should be there on your device that can get you covered about most of the things, if not everything.

What’s here?

We have tried to include a little bit of everything in the list, as it covers security, entertainment, productivity, and social apps. Ideally, it is impossible to get almost all functionality in just ten apps on your Android device, but we are not trying to do that. These ten apps are just the beginning of the best experience combined together in a list for your convenience. Note that the list only include couple of Google stock apps, the idea is to cover the popular must have apps available on the Google Play Store.

Here is the list of Top 10 must have apps for Android:

avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus

Avast for Android There is a pretty slim chance that your device will actually encounter with a malware as there are hundreds of ways that your device can get infected with such virus definitions. Here avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus comes very handy, as it packs tons of safety features like, anti-malware tools, anti-theft tools, and privacy tools, alongside services like Mobile Backup & Restore, Firewall, and Application Locking. It’s all at an unbeatable price tag.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

LastPass Password

LastPass for AndroidA smartphone user has many accounts over different websites or applications, be it any social sites or applications. And to tackle all those account’s username and password combination would be a big worry to many Android users. The LastPass Password Manager is an amazing application that removes the clutter of remembering all those passwords every time you want to login to that site or app. Let the LastPass do that heavy lifting for you as it can generate as well as remember the existing passwords. If that’s not good enough, then it also has support for fingerprint prompts for devices like Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S. Though, the app is available to download at Zero cost, and some services are free of cost as well. But if you want get the premium service, it will cost you 1$ per month, which is a minimal cost considering it does have a lot of useful features.

Price : Free, premium account $12/year (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

Google Drive

Google Drive for AndroidGoogle Drive is a great cloud storage service that conveniently connects with your Google account giving you easiest way to access important files from anywhere. It was a full-fledged editor until Google removed its abilities and created standalone apps (Google Sheets and Google Slides) to carry mobile office suite functionality. Although, you can still do tons of stuff that is not present on even some of the most popular cloud storage apps on Android. And if you throw Quickoffice into the mix, you get creating and editing features for MS Office documents on your Android device. It is all for free as you get 15GB of cloud storage to use.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

Firefox

Firefox for AndroidChrome browser is bundled with every Android device Google activates, but we encourage you to try the Firefox browser as you might find it a better suite due to its abilities to safe guard your privacy while browsing online. Firefox app for Android is a well celebrated browser with fast mobile offering and a robust nature as ever. It provides you a better zooming and panning while browsing large websites as well as you get quicker page load speed on it.

Price : Free (Playstore)
Rating : Star Rating

Evernote

Evernote for AndroidIf you like to keep lists, take notes, record your voice occasionally to remind yourself, and browse websites a lot on your mobile. To manage all these things, you need a multi-functionality tool operating over these tasks, and there is no better tool than Evernote to accomplish those tasks. It is so open and powerful like Android operating system as it will overwhelm you at first use. But it is as easier and intuitive to use its features like Optical Character Recognition, which makes texts in photos visible to search. Evernote probably can do just anything you want to on your Android smartphone.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

Instagram

Instagram for AndroidInstagram have mastered the art of fast photo/video editing and sharing over mobile. And if you are an avid photographer or admires the beauty of it, this app is a must have for you. As it is one of the best ways to spice up your photos and you will definitely find your group of friends easily because of its popularity among all kinds of ages. Instagram also allows users to share their photos or videos by fine-graining the clutters or using great filters-by-filters settings over your photos or videos. Install this app as it will be your go to tool to share and edit the photos and videos on the go.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating :

Twitter

Twitter for AndroidThere is always a need to get latest stories happening around your living as well as outside it. To get real-time news you have to have a real-time app, and what is better than the revolutionary platform twitter. The micro social network’s Android app is a good way to get latest upbringings around your world. The app allows you to get tailored trends, which is purely based according to whom you follow and what you tweet a lot. With clean design, simple, and intuitive user interface, twitter’s free Android app deserves a download if you are a true twitter fan.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating :Star Rating

Youtube

Twitter for AndroidIt is a powerful tool that changed the way we see videos, whether it may be for music, learning or anything you can think of. The app is perfectly design to give you the best video watching experience under one roof. You can subscribe to your favorite channels as well can manage one and upload your videos directly to the Youtube site via its free Android app. It has an interesting feature which allows users to navigate through other videos while still watching the current playing video. This feature works pretty seamless as you just have to slide down the current video and you can still search for which video to watch next. In short, if you are looking for a go to entertainment app on your Android device, you should definitely download Youtube’s free app.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

Flipboard

Flipboard for AndroidIt is an ultimate tool to beautify your RSS and social feeds at one place. The Flipboard is a social aggregator tool with a magazine style layout where you can flip through with a simple swipe of finger. The app allows you to even create a personal magazine with your favorite feeds covering stories from your social accounts as well as stories from whom you follow. The discover more feature on app is filled with dedicated sections like New & Noteworthy, By Our Readers, News, Business, Tech & Science, Sport, Photo & Design, Travel, Style and many more, where you can read tons of latest stuffs and archives. Flipboard also allows its users to follow customized magazines created by its users as well as contents posted by your friends on the social-aggregator. Bottom line is that you can customize the RSS and social feeds with tons of options and you also get a unique magazine-style interface, all of it on free Android app.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

SoundCloud

SoundCloud for AndroidIt can be your go to Android app to record, listen and share your sounds on the go. With SoundCloud’s official Android app you can easily capture your sound and share it with your friends or followers over various social media accounts. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this app as you can browse through the tons of official music collection uploaded on SoundCloud by leading music records. The SoundCloud is an ultimate tool that fulfills all your needs record, listen and share sounds while surfing on your Android device. So, whether you are music professional who is touring, then this app is your ultimate way in to share all your music or just record voice memos and audio messages for personal or private use. And it’s all for free.

Price : Free (Playstore)

Rating : Star Rating

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?

  • Nice roundup of some popular apps on Android. Hope to see more review of more apps ahead.

  • samir naik

    Nice roundup of some popular apps on Android. Hope to see more review of more apps ahead

  • thebrain

    I think this top 10 can be perfectible, but like this it’s good too

  • The LastPass app is a “must download” for anyone like me, who has a million different passwords to remember.

  • Dalton Chan

    Thanks for the guide

  • Shashank Chourey

    Nice article..

  • Suraj Racharla

    Nice roundup. The next one you do on apps can you do one on Games

  • Suraj Racharla

    And maybe also make categories if you like it

  • Joshua Akinsola

    some of these apps are absolute necessities they are actually included in core gapps packages

  • MeDine

    Great list, Vishal.
    For music, Saavn is another good app. It works great and has an option that lets you download songs (Offline mode). This is a great option for me when I’m on the road, since 3G here is spotty.

  • nagateja

    I’m very sorry to be nitpicking but the article has the twitter preview image for both twitter and YouTube 🙂