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10 Essential Apps for Any Android Phone

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To sync files, watch movies, manage sleep, read, and more on your Android smartphone, you’ll need a few important apps. We’ve compiled a list of the top Android apps in the Google Play Store.

1.   Dropbox

Dropbox is still the best tool when transferring files between mobile devices.

You’ll never be without access to a crucial file again because of its compatibility with the web, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Dropbox allows you to take notes that sync back to your laptop, have a crucial set of PDFs with you at all times, and automatically back up your images and videos to the cloud.

2.   Plex

With Plex, it’s simple to transmit media files such as music, videos, and images from your computer to your Android device.

After installing the software on your Windows or macOS computer, you can wirelessly transfer data from the hard drive to your mobile device anytime and anywhere.

Nonetheless, there are a few exceptions to this rule.

Plex allows you to broadcast your media to other computers for free, but if you want to send it to your Android phone without having to worry about file size restrictions, you’ll need to pay the $5 per month for a Plex Pass membership.

To top it all off, Plex won’t play encrypted videos bought from Google, Apple, or Amazon unless they’re already downloaded to the hard drive.

In the end, you’ll need a relatively fast connection to prevent annoyingly long buffering periods.

3.   Pocket

It’s impossible to read all the exciting items on the internet.

Pocket is a browser extension allowing you to store articles from any device’s browser, so you can avoid having multiple tabs open simultaneously.

After then, you can read them on the Android app.

The things can be synchronized so that you have access even when you’re not online.

In addition, Pocket eliminates annoying advertisements and other page clutter so that you can read in peace.

Advanced search and auto-tagging, for example, are premium capabilities that cost an additional $5 per month. It’s a double win because it also gets rid of adverts in the Pocket app.

4.   Snapseed

We recommend Snapseed among the many picture editing applications available on Android.

It provides various options for manipulating images, from changing colors to erasing unwanted elements.

You can spend a lot of time fine-tuning the effects or quickly applying filters.

The Snapseed tools and interface are user-friendly despite the app’s extensive feature set.

Snapseed was formerly a standalone app but is now being developed by Google.

Like many others from the tech behemoth, this app is available at no cost.

5.   VLC

Consider it a one-stop shop for all your media-playing needs.

When it comes to filing types, VLC Player plays them all. In addition to the standard playback functionality, it also includes a plethora of other features, such as the ability to play web streams, add subtitles, adjust the volume using the equalizer, watch videos in floating windows over other programs, and stream content from computers on your local Wi-Fi network.

6.   Google Podcast

Google’s new podcasting apps find a happy medium between advanced features and easy navigation.

In addition to playing your preferred shows, it also syncs your listening across devices, with Google Home speakers among compatible speakers.

Searching for and discovering new podcasts is accessible by design. Once you subscribe to a show, further episodes will automatically download.

7.   CamScanner

Even if your phone’s camera isn’t the best, it only takes a few seconds to crop and enhance photographs with this app, resulting in a digital document that is aligned and easy to read.

You can combine documents with your superimposed notes and then export them as a PDF or JPG for easy sharing.

For an additional $5 per month, you may upgrade to a premium account with more features.

New in this release, CamScanner can convert paper documents into text that you can search on your mobile device or online.

8.   IFTTT

If This Then That, or IFTTT, connects several programs.

Social media, web apps, physical devices, online services, innovative home platforms, and many more can all be combined into one unified experience.

The app is optimized for Android devices and can be used to automatically switch your phone’s wallpaper daily, back up your SMS messages to email, post to numerous social networks at once, or turn off your Wi-Fi when you leave the house. In reality, IFTTT’s capabilities extend well beyond those listed here.

9.   The Nova Launcher

Pixel-level aesthetic adjustments are possible on Android devices but not on iPhones.

To be more specific, launcher apps, like as the superb Nova Launcher, allow you to reskin the design of Android, altering everything from the home screen layout to the intricacies of individual app icons.

Paying for the Prime version unlocks more graphical options.

10.  Evernote

You may use Evernote to record any information, including memos, schedules, random ideas, etc.

The software has been operating for almost a decade, but it continues to attract users and compete well with newer offerings.

Its strongest suit is its ability to help you stay organized since you can use Evernote to file all your papers in separate notebooks and assign predefined tags and unique labels.

It’s also a breeze to sync between mobile and desktop devices.

Those options are available in the app’s free edition.

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