With android being one of the main leading platforms powering many of today’s devices from smartphones, tv boxes, smart TV’s we have decided to put together a guide on the best 5 apps for your new android smartphone.
These apps will work on any other android powered device as well so keep this in mind.
This is without a doubt the king of all navigation apps made by Google themselves who also make android so this works hand in hand with your new android smartphone.
You will find the app is pre-installed on most newer Android smartphones but you may see Google Maps Go which is a smaller pocket-sized version of the main app so we would say its better to delete it and use the full version of Google maps.
The app beats out most of the other competitors in the navigation scene due to its wealth of features and the new features being added every few months.
It also has real-time live traffic, different modes of travel and is on top of all this is free. You may want to check out Waze app as well this was recently bought out by Google and has a more social feel to it.
You may already be using this great password manager on your laptop or PC. LastPass also works on your android smartphone which many people may not know.
What this great password manager allows you to do is to save login credentials to all the websites you visit no matter the complexability of the passwords you will never need to remember an email and password again.
It also allows you to generate passwords and it remembers them when you visit the website again but also its kept on its own servers so if you were to lose your smartphone you can recover with ease
Lastpass Password Manager costs $12 annually but it’s worth the small investment to have such a powerful password manager.
If you are after live IPTV while you are on the move to watch live channels then the Strong IPTV app is one of the best apps.
You can see more information on how the IPTV works with their app but this is a must-have if you are stuck at work or even on vacations and need to catch up with the latest on live TV from your home country.
The bonus with Strong IPTV is you can use the app on your android smartphone but also watch the IPTV on other devices you may own from smart TVs, android boxes and laptops.
Podcast Addict is a great app if you listen to podcasts. What this great app does is curates the best podcast from around the internet all in one place so you don’t have to go searching around to listen to your favorite podcast anymore.
Not only can you listen to your favorite audio podcast but it integrates and sends over audio to you Chromecast or Sonos bar if you happen to own any of them so you can amplify the audio all around your room
If you use Andriod Auto while in your car you can eliminate them boring journeys to work while listening to any podcast you want and the app can even be controlled with any android wear device.
This is a great app to install on all new android smartphones as its the most powerful third party app on the google play store.
What the app allows you to do is change your current default keyboard to a more intelligent keyboard allowing you to very quickly type using gesture swipes so its just a case of running your finger across letters instead of typing to quickly write out the words you need.
The predictive text engine of Swiftkey is one of the best next to Google’s own keyboard and also has multi-language capabilities in case you need to change the language of the keyboard.
This keyboard app will sure make your life easier when you are messaging on your android smartphone.
If you like to keep up with current news then Flipboard is one of the best news apps that curates news in your area of interest.
This app has been around for a long time but has one of the best user interfaces and is smooth to use making it a leader in its field of news curation.
The app has a very clever algorithm running it so once you pick some areas of interest the app will show you the latest news and also as you open up articles it will get smarter and zero in on more of the articles you would like.
Plus the app covers all areas of interest from things like cars, houses, investing, latest news, sports, technology to more niche-related areas such as esports, smartphones, drones and more.
Google Fit is one of the best free fitness apps for your android smartphone for you to stay on top of your fitness and remain healthy.
It has the usual things you would expect from most fitness apps from step counters, workout tracker and calorie counter.
The app will also track the amount of time you spent moving around and even climbing upstairs and is only getting more smarter with new features being released often and will remain free so this app is definitely one to add to your new android if you are serious about your fitness.
If you are looking to customize the look of your android smartphone this is a great app as it allows you to change your standard wallpaper, alarm tones, ringtones, and notifications sounds.
The app even allows you to have live wallpapers or any content from your favorite movie, tv-show or even latest music so you can fully customize your android.
Zedge has a great team behind it and they like to also run themes around different occasions so if its Christmas they may change some things in the app to Christmas items so the team certainly keeps things updated and fun.
IFTTT is a great automation app that allows you to set up a range of actions to be automated which we will get into very soon.
The name stands for “If This Then That” and it’s more of a programming name as this app runs automation as if they have been programmed but is very easy for a non-programmer to use it.
What the app does is it sets up different tasks you need that can trigger another task so let us give some examples below so you can see the power of IFTTT.
- Shut down your computer
- Check your bank accounts
- Track work hours inside Google calendar
- Add songs you like on Spotify to a playlist
- Sync all your Instagram posts to Pinterest
- Plus thousands of more tasks
As we said this app can work great for tying tasks together in a chain so you can even use it with devices such as Fitbit, iRobot hoover, smart home accessories and more.
It can even be set to open your garage door when you approach the garage and even start your car for you on them cold winter days.
The possibilities are endless with the app and what it can do so we highly recommend you get the app and see all it can do.
This web browser app works like google chrome but has your privacy at the center to keep your details more secure than most other web browsers on the app store.
Another big advantage with Braze Privacy Browser is it has a built-in ad blocker to the web browser so while you surf this quick and sleek browser you do not have to worry about advertisements ruining the experience.
List Of The Best Android Apps 2020
- Google Maps
- Lastpass Password Manager
- Strong IPTV
- Podcast Addict
- Google Fit