Best Android Apps to have in 2021

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These days android devices are capable of doing a lot of stuff. They are not only meant for taking selfies and listening to music, you can do every sort of work over your mobile. These handy devices are taking our lives to a next level such that everything can be done just by sitting at home. For such a device to be used to its fullest, we need modern applications to work for you and solve your problems. We can find all the apps in Google Play store where we can download them for free or for paid subscriptions.

But do you know that there are around 3 Million apps in Google Play store? Of course, most of them are productive and helpful, many of them are dumb too. Right app can make our work easier and faster while the wrong choice will land you in frustration. Working on the right app is much faster than finding the right one. Nowadays we have got thousands of choices to choose from. Many companies are developing apps for android mobiles. This has become a major market because we can’t see people without a smartphone these days.

So, I have decided to post a list of the Best Android apps, covering all the categories so that you can find the best ones for you. Also if you know other apps which are more worth it, also if any other categories I forgot to mention, please write them in the comments below and I will check them.

Inshot – Video Editor and Maker

We all make videos with our smartphone but we always prefer laptops to edit them because we don’t have high end softwares. But this app is the best app to edit videos, export them with high quality. It is having some top notch features like

  • Add Music to Video
  • Video Filters and Effects
  • Video Transition Effects
  • Text & Sticker
  • Video Speed Control
  • Professional Photo Editor & Collage

App Installs: Over 1 Billion
Google Play Store Rating: 4.8

Autoresponder for Whatsapp

We all know how boring it would be to send replies for each and every message such as Goodmorning, FridayVibes and many such messages in WhatsApp. How do you feel if some of the messages you get are auto replied. That would be awesome. It would literally save your time and also there is no need of forgetting. You can define rules as to what you want to reply and what not. It would also work for multiple accounts. I would recommend you all to check it up

App Installs: Over 1 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.4

Video Live Wallpaper

This app is used to set our personal videos as our screen wallpapers. This would be amazing to people who want to see their liked video always on the Lock Screen or Home Screen. This feature was first present in Samsung Mobile but after it was disabled. This app also let users to play videos at a particular timeline. It also mutes the audio. It even fits with Fold Phones with dual screens.

App Installs: Over 1 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.4

Buffer

If you are an influencer or a blogger, then this app is for you. This is a social media management app where it manages all your social media accounts at a place and it can schedule posts to public at once in all the platforms. This is a much useful tool to analyse your traffic and data from different platforms at one place. You don’t need to post links or ads in each platform separately, you can create one and send them at once.

App Installs: Over 1 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.0

MEETUP

Meetup is a platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together. Some of the things you can do is Explore your city, Build your career, Get creative. The main intention of this app is to find events which are happening near you. That event may be of any type like a Yoga class, tech conference, art exhibition or a play or a international football match, anything. You can check and connect with all the people who are interested in it. To attend a event, it is never required to have friends or family with us, you can connect with everyone who likes that too.

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.7

YODA

Yoda is an app which is helpful to gain knowledge and insights on any topic in very short time using images and infographics. It is very much similar to Instagram but only for infotainment purpose. This has a clean interface and a pleasant UI which makes more attractive. It helps students and professionals to learn entrepreneurship, technology, marketing, history, science, mathematics, business, geography, and much more. The unique approach followed by this app in conveying the idea via a single-screen infographic which makes it stand apart.

Key Features:

  • Learn from your Favourite Topics
  • Free to Use – Ad-Free Platform
  • Infographics are being made by some of the best creators
  • Save your Favourite Infographics and View them Later.
  • Discover over five thousand Infographics on Topics ranging from Business, Psychology, Politics, Entertainment etc
  •  Stay Updated with Latest Current Affairs while travelling on the Go.

This app is very new to the market. As such we there are few downloads, however i believe you all like it. This would be useful to all the students and working professionals in all the categories.

App Installs: Over 100,000+
Google Play Store Rating: 4.3

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting is a video conferencing app which is used to hold meetings virtually. The GoToMeeting mobile app gives you the accessibility & reliability you need to take your work with you on the road & across the globe. Whether it’s a business-critical meeting, or a casual discussion, everything can be hosted on this app. This app is a great competitor for Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom and Webex. However it has some disadvantages but those are very minor and may be corrected in the near future.

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.3

Magzter

Magzter is a digital magazines and news papers app which contains content from almost all categories. You can find magazines and news papers from 40+ categories across the world.

Key Features:

Enjoy reading your favorite magazines and newspapers anytime and anywhere on the go.

Magzter’s ezRead feature 2.0 revolutionizes the digital reading experience by presenting magazine and newspaper pages in responsive layouts that are automatically optimized for any size screen – smartphones as well as tablets

Access premium stories across exciting topics, curated from the best-selling magazines and newspapers.

Download your favorite titles and read them later even when you’re offline.

Bookmark your favorite pages to quickly access them later.

Build your own follower base and share what you like from Magzter on Magzter Connect, an exciting social community within the app.

App Installs: Over 1 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.1

INSHORTS

Inshorts is a news app that selects the latest and best news from multiple national and international sources and summarises them to present in a short and crisp 60 words or less format, personalized for you, in both, English or Hindi. All summarised stories contain only headlines and facts, no opinions, to help you stay informed of the current affairs.

Key Features:

  • Search option to search for a particular option
  • Personalized feed
  • Very short and crisp news
  • Share the news across all social platforms

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.5

SPOTIFY

I know Spotify in India is the latest debutant with a little library of songs and playlists, but looking at from International version, nothing can beat it in terms of quality of audio and library of songs and podcasts. Even in India, It is trying to add all songs and increase its library but it takes some time though as we have many languages. The main feature is Podcasts. You can get every genre and also all the top celebrities are present in Spotify.

App Installs: Over 500 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.5

1mg

1mg is a complete health app for all your medical needs. You can buy medicines online, book lab tests, consult doctors online, and get the reports into your account directly. In this Pandemic, medical apps have gained significant importance, and also the reliability of them also increased. This app has become such popular that even TATA is going to invest and buy stakes from them. I believe this would be surely one among the future.

Top features:

  • View Medicine Information
  • Buy Medicines Online
  • Book Lab Tests & Health Check-ups
  • Consult Best Doctors Online for Free
  • Read Regular Health Tips

App Installs: Over 10 million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.4

GOOGLE DUO

It is the best video calling app with high quality. No other app can compare to its quality of calls.

Top Features:

  • Make calls between Android and iOS and also from web.
  • Group call with up to 32 people
  • Send video and voice messages, photos, and more
  • Low Light Mode
  • Voice calling

App Installs: Over 1 Billion
Google Play Store Rating: 4.5

SOLOLEARN

Sololearn is an Educational app where you can learn programming over your mobile. It also provides compiling of your programs on the go. SoloLearn has the largest collection of FREE code learning content, from beginner to pro! Choose from thousands of programming topics to learn coding concepts, brush up your programming knowledge, or stay aligned with the latest coding trends.

Join millions of other coders for any time anywhere access to countless coding topics and assignments. Write and run real code in our mobile code editor, get inspired through real-life code samples, and engage in interactive community conversations along the way. This app is very useful for students to learn and code while on the go so that they won’t waste any time.

Top Features:

  • PERSONALIZED
  • FREE 24/7 PEER SUPPORT
  • FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING
  • FREE MOBILE CODE EDITOR

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.6

URBANCLAP(now URBAN COMPANY)

This is an app service that has revolutionized the old idea of getting different service providers for our home & other needs. In an Urban city, it is very difficult to find people to provide services for all our home appliances and many others. This start-up has given place for all such people and a place where they can find their customers. Their requirement has increased in such a way that they even expanded to tier-2 cities also.

Top Services provided by them:

  • Salon at home, Spa at Home, Party Make-up, Parlour at Home, Massage at Home, Haircut for Men.
  • Yoga Trainers, Fitness Trainers
  • Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, AC repair, Washing Machine Repair, Refrigerator Repair, RO or Water Purifier Repair, Microwave Repair, Geyser Repair, Chimney, and Hob Repair
  • Home Deep Cleaning, Pest Control, Bathroom Cleaning, Sofa Cleaning, Kitchen Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Car Cleaning
  • Home Painters, Packers and Movers

Yes, this app has some issues like price variation, work not done perfectly, issues not resolved but the idea of this start-up is way up and everyone would RELY on them in the near future.

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.7

PHONEPE

Phonepe is a well-known payment service in India. It is a payment app that allows you to use BHIM UPI, your credit/debit card or wallet to recharge, pay bills, payments at stores, or send money to friends. In the last few months, Phonepe is the top app with the most number of transactions with its competitors not even being half of them. The app is so simple to use because of its simple UI.

Top features:

  • Transfer money with BHIM UPI
  • Recharge your mobile and DTH connection safely from home
  • Pay Utility Bills
  • Use your favourite Apps on PhonePe Switch
  • Buy and Sell Gold
  • Insure your health & more
  • Buy PhonePe Gift Cards
  • Make Safe, Contactless offline Payments and many more

App Installs: Over 100 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.4

PEXELS

Pexels is a photography app where you can find a lot of free photos and videos from photographers around the world. Every photo and video is free to use and download. It is a community where you can find photographers from around the globe and you can also compete with them with your skills. You can also compete in the challenges and win the prize money. This is the best place for people who are having a love for photography. You can find the best photographs in every genre like wildlife, nature, cities, and everything. Just give it a try and you would absolutely love it.

App Installs: Over 500k

Google Play Store Rating: 4.3

WALNUT

Walnut is a money managing app where it tracks your daily expenses and lets you know all the details about your money. The app equips users to stay within their budget and save more each month. A quick glance on the home screen is enough to give you an idea of where your money is going, which bills are due, and how much income you earn*. The app tracks all expenses, including net banking transactions, debit/credit card spends, and digital wallet payments. The app uses machine learning to automatically categorize spends into various buckets such as bills, shopping, grocery, entertainment, etc. Also, you can split your bills with your friends/ family with just one click.

Top Features:

  • Bank Balances and bill remainders
  • Income / Credits Tracking
  • Split common expenses
  • Get credit with walnut prime

 App Installs: Over 10 Million
 Google Play Store Rating: 4.3

MERRIAM WEBSTER

Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your Android device. This is the best Android app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. This dictionary has almost all the words with examples providing in all parts of speech of a word.

Also, it has many features like Word of the day, Voice search, Puzzles and Quizzes, Integrated Thesaurus, favorite word and search history, and Audio Pronunciations.

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.5

PINTEREST

Did you ever imagine that somewhere in the World, there is always a creative way of doing a thing that would change the look and feel of a generic idea? Pinterest is a place where creative ideas roll out every second from each corner of the world. Having a look at this would surely change your mindset of looking at things.

Whether you’re planning your next big travel adventure, searching for home design concepts, looking for fashion & fitness tips, or checking out new recipes, find lifestyle inspiration on Pinterest. Good ideas start here!

Discover over 100 billion possibilities for every part of your life, from new recipes and trending food images to creative design ideas. Create extra home storage space, build a DIY dog bed, find the perfect haircut and get style tips for your wedding with Pinterest.

You never know what sparks a great design idea or when inspiration for your next DIY project might strike. Get inspired from anywhere on the internet. Save your ideas, organize them by topic and share with others – all from your phone!

App Installs: Over 500 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.6

ZAPYA

After the ban of SHAREit in India, It was very difficult for everyone to choose a file-sharing app that would transfer their files at a lightning speed. It rapidly shares files without using Wi-Fi or mobile data also supports 20 languages. This app has many features like

  • Bulk Transfer
  • Phone replication
  • “Install all” option
  • QR Code scanner

I have personally checked its transfer speed. It can share files with up to 30MBps.

App Installs: Over 50 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.4

ADOBE SCAN

Another important category that is useful to all people is the Scanner app section. After, Camscanner getting banned, this section also was also treated as a valuable section because no one knew another alternative for it. All the top companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple tried to create their products bridging the gap. Among them, the notable mention goes to ADOBE SCAN app.

This app surely has everything in it from scanning, OCR text recognition capabilities,  converting to JPEG files.

Key Features:

  • CAPTURE DOCS, BOOKS, TAX RECEIPTS, AND MORE
  • ENHANCE SCANS WITH ADOBE’S SCANNING AND EDITING APP
  • REUSE SCANS WITH OCR
  • QUICKLY FIND DOCUMENTS IN PHOTO LIBRARY
  • SAVE BUSINESS CARDS TO CONTACTS

App Installs: Over 50 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.7

TRELLO

Trello is a visual tool to organize your work and life in one place. You can integrate with Slack and third-party apps. Whether you’re planning a website design project, vacation, or company off-site, Trello is infinitely customizable and flexible for your every need.

Key Features:

  • TACKLE TO-DO LISTS WITH EASE
  • MINIMIZE THE MENTAL LOAD BY USING VARIOUS TEMPLATES
  • STAY IN THE KNOW — EVEN ON THE GO

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.4

PHOTOMATH

This mobile application is gaining a lot of popularity in recent times. Many top companies are making a rival by making similar types. I know you are wondering what would this app does, and why this is placed here. But I must tell you that the app is called “Camera Calculator” where it scans every math problem and solves it for you. This would shock you but it’s true. It scans from your camera and provides the solution with a detailed explanation. It also has many features like

  • Word problem explanations!
  • No internet or data required for equation-based problems
  • Free to use
  • Step-by-step explanations for every solution
  • Exclusive how-to animations
  • Scroll through multiple solving methods per problem
  • Multi-functional scientific calculator
  • Interactive graphs

Just see the numbers below, the requirement of these types of apps have now seen an increase.

App Installs: Over 100 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.7

FAMISAFE

Famisafe is the most trusted and awarded parental control app where you can have the list of activities of what your kid is doing over his smartphone without his knowledge. It is the Most Reliable screen time parental control app with features like kids’ screen time limiting, location tracking, website filtering, game & porn blocking, suspicious photos detecting, and suspicious text detecting on social media apps like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. Link family devices, keep your family safe.

Key Features :

  • Location Tracker & GPS phone tracker
  • Phone activity Timeline
  • Screen Time Schedule
  • App/Game blocker & Usage
  • Website Filter and Brower History
  • Suspicious Photos Detection
  • Suspicious Text Detection
  • Driving Report

This is a perfect app for every parent whose child spends a lot of time over phones. This surely can change the way your kids behave when you are not present with them and guide them. I would surely recommend this app for every family who have kids at home.

App Installs: Over 1 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.2

ALARMY

This app basically works as an alarm clock to wake you up. We know many of them set their alarm clock to wake them up but skips or dismiss them with one click. But this app will make sure you woke up with its unique features such as setting puzzles, crazy loud ringtone sounds for heavy sleepers and night owls, photo missions, and math missions for a kick start of your brain.

Furthermore, you can set the difficulty level of these challenges as per your requirements. Dubbed “ the most annoying app”,  it is one of the most essential apps in our everyday life.

App Installs: Over 10 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.6

WPS OFFICE

WPS Office is an all-in-one office suite app that is compatible with Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms. It can also perfectly work with Google classroom, Slack, and Zoom. Other notable features are

  • Free PDF Reader, makes it possible to open, view, share and comment on PDFs anywhere and on any devices
  • Convert all office docs ( word, text, Excel, PowerPoint, doc ) to PDFs
  • Scan paper docs / turn images to PDFs
  • Support PDF annotation
  • Compatible with MS Office 365( Word, PowerPoint, Excel ), Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Adobe PDF, and OpenOffice.
  • Integrate with Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and PDF

App Installs: Over 100 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.6

DUOLINGO

Learning new languages is always challenging. Also, if you would visit a new place then you need someone to translate. So this app helps you in learning a language in a fun and gamified way. This has simple lessons and tasks which will make you simpler to understand.

Duolingo is your guide to learning a new language or brushing up on one you already know. The more you use the app, the more you unlock and—with practice—the more you learn. This free app currently supports Danish, Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Or more practical choices, like Esperanto and Klingon.

App Installs: Over 100 Million
Google Play Store Rating: 4.6

GRAMMARLY

This is an extraordinary app for users who write a lot. Grammarly keyboard corrects your grammar and spelling errors as you type. Grammarly Keyboard corrects your grammar and spelling errors as you type. This keyboard is useful for everything from writing emails to composing social media posts to editing long-form documents.

In use, Grammarly makes it easy to accept changes or access a card-based interface with more in-depth explanations of an error. It also offers a good number of visual customizations, such as a choice between light or dark theme options and the keyboard height, as well as editing options, such as auto-correction and capitalization preferences. Some key features are

  • Sophisticated grammar checker
  • Contextual spelling checker
  • Advanced punctuation correction
  • Vocabulary enhancements
  • Keyboard integrates smoothly with all apps
  • Helps you understand your mistakes and avoid them in the future

App Installs: Over 90k
Google Play Store Rating: 4.2

MICROSOFT ONENOTE

As the name suggests, this app helps you to capture your ideas in one place. Organize your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify planning important moments in your life with your digital notepad. Microsoft OneNote lets you take notes on your phone and sync them across all your devices.

With OneNote, you can plan a big event, seize a moment of inspiration to create something new, and track your list of errands that are too important to forget. Take notes, write memos and make a digital sketchbook right on your phone. Capture pictures and add images to your notes.

Sync notes across your devices to access them anytime, anywhere. Save ideas and check your list at home, in the office, or on the go across your devices. Search your notes quickly and effortlessly. Some of the key features are

  • Capture Content And Get Organized
  • Take Notes And Achieve More
  • Save Ideas At The Speed of Light
  • Collaborate and Share Notes
  • Better Together With Microsoft Office

App Installs: Over 800k
Google Play Store Rating: 4.3

As of now, I have added few categories but for every 4 weeks this post gets updated and also I will add more categories. In order to improve more and make this post more useful, please suggest your views and ideas below so that it will help me improve more.

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10 thoughts on “Best Android Apps to have in 2021

  1. I am excited to know more apps which help in my routine life. I download alarmy app by seeing it in your site.
    I am happy to know more info in future also.
    I surely recommend this site for latest technology and updates in IT industry.
    Thank you Prathamesh Garu for spending time for this site and giving lastest info for society

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