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The best apps for your Android phone

Smartphones would be no fun without the proper apps installed on them. Fortunately, there are thousands of apps to choose from, so everyone can find exactly what they need. Whether you need apps for listening to music, streaming videos, messaging, editing and sharing pictures, weather, news or sports apps, you can definitely find something that meets your needs in the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, not every app is as good as the others, so we thought of making up a short list of the best five applications for your Android phone right now. The list is not exhaustive, and we are certainly not saying that these are the only good apps out there, they are just the basic ones you should have on your smartphone.


Everyone knows nowadays that it is extremely hard to protect the content of our smartphones given the huge number of hackers out there that seem to be pleased by stealing our personal information from our computers and smartphones. 1Password is an app that helps you protect your smartphone by creating strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap. This way, your smartphone will stay secure and surfing the web will not only be safe, but you can also do that fast. You can download the app from here and try it for free.



In case you like to broadcast live video from your Android phone to the world, Periscope is exactly the app you need. This app will not only allow you to broadcast your video, it will also notify your friends who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. If you don’t want to share your video with every follower, you can choose only a few targeted people to see your broadcast due to the Private feature, and if you would like your followers to be able to rewatch the video after broadcasting ends, due to the Replay feature, you can  can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Replays will only be available for 24 hours, but you can delete the video earlier than that if there is no need to further keep it. The app can be downloaded from Google Play. 



WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps out there, and if you have an Android phone, you should install this app on it. The messaging app will allow you to send and receive messages without using up your SMS allowance. The app uses WiFi or cellular data to send your messages. The great thing about the app is that it not only allows you to send and receive text messages, but it also enables users to send and receive pictures of any sizes. It’s a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family, and share all your memories with them. You can download the messaging app from here.



If you are the kind of person that takes notes of everything, like I am, Evernote is the best app you could ever download and install on your smartphone. This app will gather all your notes, from grocery lists to to-do lists, it will track receipts, keep tabs on school or work projects, and it will also save audio, video or other files so you can access them later from your computer or your smartphone. The app also allows users to discuss notes or share notebooks with others without leaving the app. Overall, Evernote can work like your personal assistant that is there to make your life easier and more fun. You can download the application from Google’s Play Store.


Google Photos

Google Photos is one of the best apps out there when it comes to taking, editing, sharing and storing photos. Although in the past the app wasn’t really impressive, it suffered some changes this year, and it became better than ever. This time around, the app is able to deliver a great user experience, because it gives you unlimited storage for photos and videos, all for free. Of course, unlimited storage is not the only thing that the app has to offer. It also includes basic editing tools and the ability to make collages and albums. The app is not only compatible with Android phones, it also works on iOS devices and computers. If you want it, you can download it here.

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The list of apps, as I already stated, is not exhaustive, there are a lot of other great apps out there, but these five are probably the first ones every Android phone owner should download. They are useful and fun, and they are also free, so you can enjoy them without needing to pay a dime for them. You really should try them out, and let us know why you like or dislike them. In case you use other great apps that you think everyone should install on their phones, you can share that also with us.



About Calin Andreescu

I have always been eager to try out any gadget I could get my hands on. I became a tech journalist so that I could always be around technology and see the newest devices. I use gadgets every day to make my work and life easier. I have enough experience to know If a device is actually improving my activity, offers something useful or new. I will post my honest opinions and judge a device as objectively as I can.

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