Trying to figure out what the best Android apps are for your phone?
Now it goes without saying popular apps like Netflix, Facebook and Instagram are often among the first apps installed on a new phone, but we wanted to give you a list of some popular utility-type apps that you’ll definitely want to try out. You could be looking for a podcast listening app, a universal remote, a weather app or even a photo editor. But, with so many to choose from in the Google Play store, you may find it daunting to riffle through countless apps that all appear to do the same thing. How do you know which one is the best? You want to be assured you have the easiest-to-use and most feature-filled app there is, right? If you’re looking to load up a new Android phone, or just needing a change or wanting to try something new, check out these six must have apps for 2016.
1. MORECAST Weather App
MORECAST is a free, high quality weather app that comes with plenty of useful features. With side-by-side weather comparisons of two cities and precise weather information for your destination, this handy app won’t dissapoint. Key features include live webcam, Weather Moments Sharing functionality, and weather forecasts with street-level accuracy. With a stylish interface and an easy-to-use layout, MORECAST is the go-to weather app of choice for many Android users.
2. PhotoDirector Image Editing App
PhotoDirector is a free app that has everything you could ever want in an image editing app. Whether you are new to adding filters or an experienced image editor, this app caters to all experience levels. All tools are adjustable. From the bubble text to filters to even HSL and curves, a novice can spend hours trying new things while the pro can pinpoint the best ways to enhance their images.
3. Accomplish Productivity App
This visual to-do list is great for people on the go, or for anyone who just needs to jot something down or set a reminder. Accomplish lets you make your to-do list, with the drag-and-drop function, you can drag each task to a timeline and then set how long each task will take to accomplish. It syncs with Google Calendar so if that’s your preferred calendar, Accomplish will fit right into your existing workflow nicely.
4. Podcast Addict Podcast App
If you’re a lifelong podcast junkie – or just now learning how great and addicting podcasts can be – then Podcast Addict is for you. It’s the #1 Android Podcast app and on top of it being a free app, you get to search and listen to free podcasts or audio books. It’s easy to find networks as Podcast Addict embeds many popular ones like BBC, Ted Talks, and National Public Radio (NPR). It helps you keep all your podcasts in order by allowing you to create playlists of upcoming shows. It even has a “trending” option to let you know which podcasts are popular with the podcast community.
5. Ginger Keyboard
Do you find the default keyboard on Android phones small and hard to use? If you use your phone throughout the day for searching, social media, and texting, you want an easy to use keyboard, right? Rated as one of the Best Apps of 2015, it’s sure to continue to be a popular app for this year. The Ginger keyboard has many useful features like predictive text, swipe typing and an interactive community. With Emoji, Emoji art and stickers, this keyboard can express what you are feeling at any time. Plus, if you get bored, this app also has games to pass the time.
6. SURE Universal Remote App
And finally, how can we pass up mentioning our own innovative app that’s been named the #1 ranked and top-rated Android universal remote? If you haven’t already downloaded the SURE Universal remote app, go ahead and try it today. With an exhaustive library of different devices and appliances, this remote control app not only controls your TV and home theater, but also your Roomba, air conditioner, Phillips Hue lights and more.
Wrapping it Up
Make your Android phone work for you this year. We feel that these are some of the best Android apps that will allow you to do more with your phone, and in the case of the SURE Universal, it can even replace a room full of actual remotes. Download some or all of our six recommended apps to help make your day easier, more fun or more productive. Over to you – which is your favorite app for your phone?