It’s amazing that we still call them phones when they’re really portable toolboxes for our apps. And what’s even more incredible is that there were already over 3.5 million apps listed on Google Play at the beginning of this year. So, to help you pick the best Android apps to use in 2018, we’ve compiled this list based on ratings, functionalities and overall ease of use:
- Google Assistant: Isn’t it time you started talking to Google? Of all the best free Android apps, Google Assistant tops our list. Now, using just your voice, you can finally interact with Google — allowing you to communicate, navigate and generally get a whole lot of things done.
- Google Drive: Where should you put all of your files, docs and spreadsheets? In the free Google Drive cloud storage app, of course. Browsing is a breeze, and it even comes with 15 GB of memory space free in Google Photos, Gmail and Google Drive combined.
- LastPass Password Manager: We could go into all the scary stats related to not protecting your passwords properly, or we could simply tell you to download LastPass Password Manager today. Keep all your passwords and login credentials safe and in one secure vault protected by one master password.
- 1Weather: Probably the best free weather app out there today, 1Weather has a simple, attractive design and just enough customizable widgets to put you in control without confusing you. With all the weather notifications and fun facts you’d want, the free version of this app comes with all the features of the paid one — just with ads.
- Feedly: Stay informed about what matters most to you! Feedly is by far one of the best news and information aggregate apps on the market. It’s neat, organized and run by means of RSS and more than 40 million feeds. With integration to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more, you’ll always be one step ahead.
- Pocket Casts: If you like to curl up with a good podcast, Pocket Casts is the best-looking app to stream or download all of your favorite podcasts. It provides you with recommendations based on your selection history, and it even syncs podcasts across different devices.
- Google Maps: Google Maps is simply the best navigation app out there and with its major redesign that rolled out back in June, we had to include it on this list. It’s regularly updated and comes with a host of ingenious features, like listings of gas stations, rest areas and places of interests.
- TickTick: TickTick is one of the best android productivity apps for a number of reasons. First off, its free version offers just the right features for personal tasks and to-do list assistance. Its paid version is geared more toward enterprise and business applications. It’s simple and easy to use, so you’ll get more done with it — and that’s the whole purpose of TickTick.
- Tiny Scanner: Just like its name implies, Tiny Scanner allows you to scan almost any document and save it as a PDF or image file. It comes loaded with features like black and white scanning as well as automatic removal of page edges. What’s more: It’s fast and allows you to passcode protect the documents you create.
- Rundogo: Don’t just track your own activity! With Rundogo, you can track you and your dog’s activity in one human-friendly app. There are plenty of fun features, including tracking different levels of activity, from a relaxing walk around the block to playing frisbee fetch at your favorite park.
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