There are lots of app options out in the Google Play Store, but exactly which options are the absolute top android apps of 2020? In this article, we will underline exactly the top 15 latest & must-have Android applications of 2020.
Android mobiles are known to have the most freedom to access the innards of the operating system. What we mean by this is that Google & Android phone manufacturers allow users to customize their mobiles with third-party launchers, icons, widgets, and much more. This list will entail the finest of customization, ease of use & just apps that make sense to have.
Price: Free ($1.99 paid version)
1Weather is extensive weather reporting application that is a must-have on any android mobile. Android OS comes built-in with Google & Accuweather’s based weather reporting application however, 1Weather is more extensive as it provides a 12-week weather report, allows for widgets to display live weather with animations & has an easy-to-use UI. The paid version simply removes any advertising for $1.99.
Price: Free ($1.99-$299.99 paid version)
Google Drive is Google’s answer to online storage. It is a must-have for any android user as it provides 15GB permanent free storage upon signing up with an android device & has paid options to increase this storage starting at a small $1.99 fee per month. The storage allows for anything to be saved onto Google Drive & backs up the mobile’s internal storage there in case of mobile failure.
Price: Free ($4.99 paid version)
Nova Launcher is the only UI launcher any Android user swears by. Nova Launcher is more than just a launcher; It allows for themes, custom system icons, layout of the home & app drawer back up and set up for gestures. The paid version allows for further customization which allows you to change the entire works of the phone’s UI.
In today’s world & society, it would be a crime not to mention one of the most popular social media platforms of today, Facebook. Facebook has its dedicated Android application on the Play Store providing an immersive experience to your social media cravings. It also provides the Messenger application to work side by side with Facebook to create a more personalized feeling to the application user experience. The best part of the app on Android is that you can combine the normal SMS you receive & the Messenger app messages on Facebook into a centralized zone to view & respond to both in one area.
Along with Facebook, another incredibly popular social media platform found on this list is Instagram. Instagram is a photo-sharing social media platform created by the software developers at Facebook, allowing users to share photos to connect with people across the world. From videos, story snippets, photos and hashtags to highlights, Instagram allows individual users to express themselves in a fun & and engaging manner.
Price: Free ($11.99 paid version)
Spotify is the world’s most popular online music streaming service where users can listen to millions of songs at the touch of a button for free. With all genres covered on the application, it’s no wonder that the music streaming service is so popular. Spotify is free to use with an option of upgrading to the premium version which allows ad-less music playback, offline mode, unlimited skips on songs you don’t like & the option to increase the quality of audio playback.
An application that comes built into any Android mobile is Google Photos. This application allows extensive photo editing with its inbuilt photo editing engine whilst providing an immersive experience. It shows recommendations, creates editing recommendations based on your activity & backs up any photos onto the Google Cloud.
Google Home is an integrated smart service which allows you to connect smart devices & switches such as the Google Hub, Belkin power points & much more into a centralized controller. The Google Home application allows you to seamlessly connect & control all smart devices compatible with the comfort of your mobile. Talk about being in the future!
Price: Free (Paid version available)
In the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of workplaces have been affected by the ongoing issue of how to conduct meetings, while practicing social distancing, health & safety measures. Therefore, Zoom has found its way on this list. Zoom is an online video conferencing tool allowing workplaces to conduct meetings from remote locations with the highest quality of video & sound. Zoom is free to download & use yet offers a paid version also. The paid version provides a longer conferencing time, more tools to showcase presentations & allows more people to join conferences. Zoom has had 300 million people online daily since the pandemic. A must-have for any cooperate worker.
WhatsApp, a social media messaging application developed by the software developers at Facebook, provides an immersive connection between users allowing for texting, voice & video calls over the internet. Whilst not the most popular option in the US, across the continent has been very successful.
Now normally I wouldn’t associate games with mobiles for essentials however during the pandemic, once all work is completed you want to wind down & have a little fun. We recommend Minecraft. With its old school 8-bit style graphics & simple to play gameplay, it’s one to enjoy with minimal effort. The software developers of Minecraft have provided seamless enjoyment during such tough times in lockdown.
Price: Free (Offers addons)
Avast Anti-virus is a must on any Android mobile as most Android mobile users prone to viruses depending on where they download their apps (whether it’s trusted like Play Store or third-party sites). The software developers of Avast have provided a very powerful system to protect mobiles whilst making it easy to use & understand. Need more protection? The developers also offer addons within the app for purchase.
AirDroid is a lifesaver for any person with a busy lifestyle. It allows any Android mobile to be streamed onto a laptop for any notifications, calls & more (provided you download the Airdroid app onto your laptop/pc). One to recommend for office-based workers.
Zomato is a food-based online service allowing you to find local restaurants to go eat at. Why I like Zomato, is because it provides not only an index of restaurants but allows you to order online so it gets delivered to your footsteps effortlessly. Satisfy those late-night cravings by ordering yourself a meal off Zomato.
Ever listen in to the background & hear a song you really like then not know what the song’s name is? This is where Shazam comes along. Shazam will listen to the song for you & crossmatch the name of the song & the artist who sings it. Very handy for those who hear a song on the radio yet do not know what it is called. It also has a feature to find it on Spotify or Apple Music.
This is my top android apps recommendation list for 2020. These cover from entertainment, to productivity & gaming. Missed any of them? Let us know below.
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