10 Best apps of 2016
The apps that most people will swear that they cannot live without. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have this stuff already. Without any further due let’s get into the list.
After a long time of being simply integrated into a ton of other products, Giphy went ahead and released their official app. With it, you’ll have one of the most solid and reliable sources of GIFs on the entire Internet. Giphy is simply designed and takes a lot of design cues from the actual website. Thus, using both interchangeably provides a level of familiarity. You’ll be able to search for keywords or browse GIFs based on the pre-made categories by the site. If you use or enjoy GIFs whatsoever, you’ll want to give this one a chance.
The super-powered creatures that triggered a worldwide craze in the 90’s have finally reached the smartphone era. Immediately upon launching in July, Pokémon Go became a massive sensation among seemingly anyone who owned a smartphone. The game tasks players with physically exploring the real world to capture new Pokémon creatures, engaging in battles to claim gyms, and collecting items. It also uses your phone’s camera to make it seem like critters from the game are appearing in your actual surroundings. By cleverly using the technology in our smartphones and tapping into a wildly beloved franchise, game developer Niantic created a smash hit.
Prisma was one of this year’s most viral apps. It hit the scene and was so popular that the app’s servers crashed.Photo editing apps are generally a dime a dozen, all offering slight variations on the same basic features: Film-style filters, crop and resize tools, red eye reduction and so on. Prisma stands out from the pack by using complex algorithms to transform your images into vibrant and unique works of art. A recent update means it can now do the same for video, too.
Traditional Android dialers are rather basic and don’t address the problem of contacts being available on various messaging services. Drupe fixes that with a clever interface: It displays contacts on one side of your screen, which you can swipe to the other side to connect with them using the app of your choice.
Need a free and easy-to-use VPN for your phone? Opera’s new offering gets the job done with minimal fuss.
Fire it up, get connected and you can then browse anonymously without giving away your real IP address. As well as access region-locked content by spoofing your location.
The service supports several languages and lets you choose from five server locations, including the US, Canada, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands.
AirDroid is great for managing your mobile device from your desktop – it lets you do things like transfer files, reply to texts, send stuff to the clipboard and install downloaded apps.
The interface has been overhauled for improved file transfer, so it’s now easier to share content with other devices nearby without an internet connection. There are also new controls to manage whether you want to display notifications for calls and texts on your desktop.
Plus, it can now back up photos from your device’s local storage, share the keyboard and clipboard with your desktop and the ability to search through your SMS.
File browsing is something everyone inevitably has (or wants) to do, so you might as well do it with a capable, fantastic file browser. Solid Explorer is pretty much as good as it gets in the file explorer apps realm. It features Material Design, archiving support, support for the most popular cloud services, and even some more power user stuff like FTP, SFPT, WebDav, and SMB/CIFS support. It looks great, it’s incredibly stable, and it just works well. You can get a 14-day free trial, but ultimately the app costs $2.99 which isn’t a bad price. It’s one of those Android apps everyone should have.
Tasker is a glorious application if you know how to use it. It supports large number of applications .Tasker is used to create very complex commands for NFC tags. It is very difficult to explain what Tasker can do because it has wide range of uses. This is one of the most powerful android apps.
Last, but certainly not least on our list is Zedge. This is a wallpapers, ringtones, notification tones, and alarm tones app that gives you an unbelievable number of options to customize the most basic parts of your device. On top of having an exhaustive collection of things, Zedge also promotes various items during holiday seasons making it easy to theme your phone up for Christmas, Halloween, and other holidays.
Wunderlist is among the best Android apps for getting things done. It’s a to-do list app that helps you keep track of various tasks that you want or need to do. It’s great for basic stuff like remembering to take out the trash or more complex things like tasks that need done at work. It’s a free download which is also nice.