10 Best Android Apps in 2017


Apps are an important part of everyday life. From online shopping to paying bills, apps have made our lives a bit simpler and a bit more productive.

But, in a world of zillions of apps, with editors choice, top free, and top charts, there may be some apps you haven’t heard that are super awesome, helpful, and productive.

So, here we are, presenting the best of the best Android apps in 2017 that deserves to be on your phone. These apps are popular, widespread and of course, you might already have some of this installed on your phone.

Without any further, let’s get right into the best android apps in 2017.

1. CamScanner

camscanner
CamScanner

If you are tired of xeroxing and scanning your important documents like ID card and photos, CamScanner is here to your rescue. Just simply capture the photo using your smartphone camera or import from your gallery, CamScanner will convert it into a scanned document. CamScanner is world’s no. 1 mobile document scanning app with over 100 million installs. You can scan your ID cards, invoices, notes, certificates, results and much more. You can convert your scanned docs to PDF, JPEG or docs file. It uses OCR (optical character recognition)  technology which means you can extract text from images and even edit it to share in .txt format. The smart cropping and auto-enhance feature helps text and graphics to look sharp and clear. You can also save and sync all your docs on various devices.

Download on Play Store.

2. ES File Explorer

ES-File-Explorer
ES File Explorer

ES File Explore might be the most popular file manager made for Android. It is very popular file manager app with over 500 million installs worldwide. It is free, simple, fast, well organized, and equipped with smart features. One of the best things about ES File Explorer is that it is intelligent and smart, it helps you manage your phone space creatively by getting rid of redundant files, analyzing and suggesting space reports from time to time. It even helps you free up your space by effectively suggesting useless files, which files are hogging your space and which files you should consider removing. The other features include file receiving and sending via wifi, zip/rar support, root explorer, Bluetooth file browser, remote file access, and functions such as FTP, FTPS. It supports cloud storage such as Dropbox, Box.net, SugarSync, OneDrive, Google Drive, Yandex, Amazon S3 and others. App Manager helps categorize, uninstall, backup, or delete your apps, note editor can be used to edit almost any type of notes or scripts.

Download on Play Store.

3. Google Duo

Google Duo
Google Duo

Google Duo is Google’s video calling app in classic Google style. It is fast, simple, and free to use. It may not contain advanced features like skype but it does what it’s designed to do best, that is video calling. Along with video it also supports voice calling, the knock knock feature lets you preview the person calling.

Unlike other Google apps, you will not need your Google account to get into the app, it only uses your phone number set you straight up, but you can add your email later. Along with this features, there is nothing much here to explain about this app. The only reason it is here and I personally prefer it over skype is its speed. It works really well even in bad connectivity and it is useful for lots of individuals who are still using 3G technology.

Download on Play Store.

4. 9GAG

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9GAG

9GAG is kind of a social community which is by far the best place of fun and entertainment. All the social networks I have used so far, 9GAG is the best and most addictive of all. If you love memes, funny images, and GIF’s, 9GAG is for you, it is the place to find and share the funniest, trending memes and images on the Internet.

If you are a fan of a particular topic, you can even search posts on it and follow it. The best thing I love about 9GAG is UI – its simple, clean, and powerful and the community is by far the most humoring and funny than any other social platform.

Download on Play Store.

5. PicsArt

PicsArt
PicsArt

With over 450 million installs PicsArt is a number 1 app for editing photos and it might already be installed on your phone. It has tons of image editing tools, clip arts, filters, and millions of stickers. With a collage maker, you can create beautiful and awesome collages and memes and the best thing is it’s free!.

With 100’s free templates or if you prefer freestyle arrangement collages, PicsArt is a best and easy way to create great collages. The photo editing features of PicsArt are awesome and so many. No other app on play store provides so many photo editing under one roof. It also provides Prisma style Al-Powered effects.

Download on Play Store.

6. Lifesum

Lifesum
Lifesum

If you are a guy trying to be more healthy or a fan of fitness and health, this app will help in your lifestyle goals. It comes in both free and premium version, the free version contains basic functions like a calorie counter. The premium version contains advanced functions like personalized meals plans and more.

Lifesum contains the database of nutritional values of millions of foods around the world. So, no matter where you from or what you eat, you can always count your calorie and nutritional intake on the go. Along with this, Lifesum offers workout tips, healthy food recipes, diet tips that help you train better, achieve weight gain/loss and overall fitness.

Download on Play Store.

7. Touch VPN

Touch VPN
Touch VPN

Have your college blocked social media sites on wifi? Want to access regionally blocked sites? Worried about surveillance and want to surf the Internet anonymously? Using VPN is the best option for you. Touch VPN is free, fast, and secure VPN that provides free unlimited service to everyone. The main reasons I like touch VPN are –

  • It’s free– No card, no hidden cost.
  • Unlimited– Unlimited data usage, no session, bandwidth, or speed limitations.
  • Secure– All the connections are tunneled through secure SSL connection.

Download on Play Store.

8. Google Drive

Google Drive
Google Drive

With tons of apps, photos, videos, and files, and due to some physical constraints, our phones are not always the best place to store your important files and data. As our technology advances, we require more and more storage space to store our data. The solution here is cloud storage.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud storage solution which can help you free up some space on your phone. All the files stored on google drive are synced across devices so you can access them using any device you want. You can share certain files with others, you can quickly view your data online without having to download it. You can even access your pictures and videos from Google Photos. The best thing I like about Google Drive is it’s crazy fast like any other Google Services.

Download on Play Store.

9. Pocket

Pocket
Pocket

Pocket is a pretty popular app for Android, iOS, and Windows platform. It is basically a service that lets you save and store articles or web pages offline for reading later. All the articles and URL you stored on Pocked is synced, that means you can access them using any device you want.

It also features follow feature so, if you want to see what famous people are reading, you can just follow them and you can see their shared articles on their profile.

Download on Play Store.

10. LastPass Password Manager

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LastPass Password Manager

Keeping tab of every password on every site is often hard. What if you just have to remember only one password instead? Yes! LastPass is password manager which stored your every password in a secure vault and autofills them everytime you visit the site. The only thing you have to remember is your LastPass Master Password.

All the data stored on LastPass is synced, which means it can be available on your every other device instantly. Along with passwords, you can also keep your private notes, photos, and audio notes in your vault. All your data is encrypted with bank-level AES 256-bit encryption and not even LastPass has a key to your encrypted data.

The password generator helps you make a new strong and customized password to replace your weak once. Sharing allows you to share your vault with friends and family, you can even share your password for individual sites.

Download on Play Store.

So, what do you think? Do you know any app that might deserve to be on this list? Let me in the comment section below.

 

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Akshay Bhor

Akshay Bhor is a techie, webmaster, tech reviewer, cyber security enthusiast and part time blogger from Pune, India.

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