Finally, I have bought a new phone which was long due. Finally, I switched to Android from Windows. I had a Nokia Lumia 625 which is a Windows Phone. I used it for almost 5 and a half years. I liked the user interface of Windows Phone. It can be used by anyone easily. In February this year, I finally bought a Nokia 7.2 as I love Nokia. It came with Android Pie. Now, it has upgraded to Android 10.
I am starting a new series in which I will write about Android. In this post, I will tell you about the Android apps which I like the most. Before I tell you about these apps, I want to mention a few things. When I choose an app, I see a few things in the apps.
The first thing that I see is whether the app is free or not. Why should you spend money if you can get a free app? Yes, paid apps have more features, but you will many apps which provide less or more features in a free app. Many free apps come with advertisements, but you have to tolerate it if you want to use a free app. Choose an app that comes with less or no advertisements.
The second thing that I see is a clean and user-friendly interface. The app should have a clean and user-friendly interface so that everyone can use it easily. The navigation should be easy. The app shouldn’t be cluttered. What’s the use of an app if you can’t find a thing which you want to use?
The third thing that I see is the features. The number of features makes an app desirable. The fourth thing that I see is whether an app works offline or not. It is not possible that you always have an internet connection. If an app like a dictionary can’t be used without an internet connection, then there is no use of such an app. Every app doesn’t work offline, but it will be better if it works offline.
The fifth thing that I see the multi-use of an app. It’s better to install a single app that can do many things rather than installing multiple apps for performing different tasks. It saves a lot of space and makes a phone perform efficiently.
One thing I want to tell you is that your choice and my choice may differ because your need and preferences might differ from mine. I have chosen the best apps after trying many other apps in the same categories. Though I consider all the points above while choosing an app, it is also a fact that sometimes you have to compromise on some points to choose the best app.
Let me clear that it is not a sponsored post, and I am not associated with any app creator or company. These apps are completely my choices. Let’s start.
I found Merriam Webster dictionary the best in this category. It has a simple and clean interface. It also works offline.
In my opinion, HinKhoj English-Hindi dictionary is the best in this category. It works offline also, you just have to download an offline package which you can download through the app.
If you are interested in reading news online. Though Android phones come with pre-installed Google News, I found MSN news better.
If want to read in Hindi or any other regional language, you can install Dailyhunt app.
I found Weather & Radar UK/Ireland app the most accurate. If the weather app is not accurate, then other things don’t matter.
Google Chrome is the best browser. It comes pre-installed.
If you need an alternative, you can go with Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browser. The advantage of Mozilla Firefox is that you can watch YouTube videos without advertisements because it comes with ad-block extension. Microsoft Edge browser has a very clean and user-friendly interface.
Currently, I am using Smart File Manager. It has a very clean interface.
The other one which I found good is ES File Manager.
I like Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is easy to use.
It’s the best app for viewing and creating Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. It not only deals with documents but also can be used to take notes, share files with other phones, scan QR code, do a lot of other things. If you don’t want a separate app for viewing PDF files, you can use this app to view PDF files also. This app is basically doing multiple things.
CamScanner is the best app for scanning documents.
Though phones come with a calculator but with Smart Calculator, you can do many types of calculations and conversions with a single app.
Audio and video player
I found the VLC player the best in the category. It can play both MP3 and videos.
If you are a sports lover, ESPN is the best app in this category. You can update yourself with live scores and news from different sports using this app.
Photo Editor and Collage Maker
The first app which I found one of the best is the PicsArt app. It has more features than any other apps. The only thing I don’t like is that it is a little bit cluttered, but you have to compromise if you want more features.
The other app which I like is Pixlr. It is easy to use. It has also decent features.
Both the app can do basic editing. Your choices can differ because I don’t use Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. In photo editing, it is possible that a single app mightn’t do everything. You might need multiple apps for doing different things. It depends on your needs.
In my opinion, YouCut video editor is the best in this category. It can do basic editing. In video editing, you might need different apps according to your needs.
Parrot Voice Recorder is the best in this category.
Type in Native Languages
Google Indic Keyboard is the best app to type in your native language. It supports many Indian languages.
I found 4K Wallpaper the best in this category. It has huge collections of wallpapers.
Through this app, you can create a ringtone. You can also cut MP3. It has a clean interface. You can easily use it.
If you want to share your views or ask anything, you are welcome. Thank you.