Your smartphone may have plenty of features but they’re certain things that you might miss and that’s where apps come in. There are millions of apps in the Google Play Store and you can find almost any app you want. But choosing the right app might be a tricky task for you and that’s why I have come here to help you. I have carefully handpicked the 10 best android apps that I think will be useful for you in 2020.
Note: I will keep updating this article whenever I find any new android app that would fit right for this article.
Top 10 Best Android Apps in 2020
- Nova Launcher
- SMS Organizer
- Files by Google
- Tunnel Bear
- MX Player
- Keep Notes
1. Nova Launcher
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Let’s start with something that the very first thing you look on your smartphone – The Home Screen. Android phones are highly customizable therefore you will see many android launchers in the play store and there is one launcher that has stayed in this segment for very long and still dominating – Nova Launcher.
Nova Launcher is one of the most popular Launcher app for Android. It has a wide variety of customization features available that most of the launcher lack. Not only can you customize your home screen and app drawer but also folders, icons, animation speed, and so on.
You can also enable night mode in the launcher that has the option to change search bar, app drawer, drawer icon, and folders to a dark theme. And if you want to access full features of the nova launcher, you can also download their paid version that has features like double-tap to lock, hide apps, change icon size, and so on.
I have been the user of Nova Launcher for many years and I would definitely recommend you try this app.
2. SMS Organizer
SMS Organizer by Microsoft is another best android app you should consider. This SMS app will help you keep your all messages well organized and will only show messages that are important to you. The app also has a separate tab for “Offers” where you will all sorts coupon codes on bills, foods, travels, and many more which will help you save a few bucks.
And to make the app look more appealing they also provided with theme feature where you have plenty of themes to choose from and it also has support for dark mode.
Other Features of SMS Organizer are:
- You can set message rules like when your older OTP, promotional, and blocked messages to be deleted automatically. This feature will save a lot of your time since you don’t have to manually delete any SMS.
- You have many options in the notification section where you can choose which type of SMS notification should show. In my case, I have turned off promotional SMS since I receive these types of SMS a lot.
- You can also backup up all your SMS to Google Drive. So even if you lose or switch to the new device you can always restore.
3. Files by Google
Files is a free file manager app from Google. It helps you to find and manage files easily. The app can also display hidden files and few cleanup suggestions which will help you to clean many of your junk files in a well-organized tabs.
And rather than installing separate apps like ShareIt, Xender, and so on for file sharing, you can use this app since it has a built-in file sharing feature which also saves a few space on your phone. Furthermore, the Files app is from Google itself so you will have a better user experience with no annoying ads.
TunnelBear is a free VPN app for android that will protect your online privacy and helps you access your favorite websites and apps securely. There are many VPN apps in Play Store which offer completely free or paid VPN services but with free service you get only limited countries access. Whereas TunnelBear offers a free 500 MB of data usage per month with access to many countries like the United States, United Kingdom, India, Australia, and many others along with fast internet speed.
And if you run out of usage limit, then you can either wait for next month renewal or upgrade to their unlimited plans where you get features like (depending on plans)
- Unlimited secure browsing
- 5 connected devices
- Priority customer service
- Dedicated account manager
- Centralized team billing and management
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PicsArt is one of my favorite android photo editing apps and I have been using it for over 5 years since it offers all the necessary features that I want without having to install a separate photo editor app. The app has an easy-to-use interface and will not take much time to explore all the features.
You can find all the essential photo editing tools like rotate, crop, contrast, saturation, and much more. But for those who want to take their photo to a different level, the PicsArt has plenty of effects such as sketch, blur, artistic, glitch, and so on. You also get a dedicated tool “Beautify” to make minor changes on your face like face fix, remove wrinkles, changing skin tone or hair color, etc.
Other features of PicsArt are
- You can find almost any stickers you want.
- With one click, you can turn your full-size image to fit in square size for Instagram Post.
- Minor features like drawing, adding lens flare, shape mask, frame, and so on.
PicsArt also has paid subscriptions known as PicsArt Gold ($3.99/month) through which you will get access to all the features like unlimited brushes, 100+ filters, video editor, tools, no ads, and many more. Overall PicsArt is a great photo editing app, and you should definitely try.
TempMail is one of the best android apps on this list and you should have it on your smartphone. If you are asking why? Well, first of all, the app provides a disposable temporary email address and what you can do is if you find any website or app that is asking for email id and you have security or privacy concern then you can use this temporary email and you will able to receive emails including photos or any other attachments.
Second, you will be able to keep your primary or main email id safe from spam mails, advertising mails, email hacking, and phishing attempts.
Third, you can also generate a new email address instantly without any limitations.
All these features you are getting it for free with no registration needed. But if you want, you can also subscribe to their premium plan which features:
- Custom email names
- Multiple mailboxes
- In-app emails view
- Premium domains
- Extended email storage
- Premium support
When you unlock your smartphone the very first thing you see is your wallpaper. A good wallpaper can change the overall looks and feel of your smartphone and if you were looking for a good wallpaper app, then Walli is the best app for android. It has a huge collection of high-quality wallpapers.
Walli team handpicks artists around the world so you can always get the top quality wallpapers for your devices. Inside the app you will see 4 main sections: Featured, Recent, Popular, and Categories. It also has an image playlist feature where you can set playlist as home & lock screen wallpaper on your smartphone.
KineMaster is a powerful video editor for android and is one of the most popular video editor app in the Play Store. You can edit videos on the go and is also easy to use and has features like voice changer, extract audio, transitions, effects, trim, overlays, etc. It also has its store known as KineMaster Asset Store where you can download additional effects, transitions, stickers, and fonts.
Although the app is free, but it comes with ads and watermarks. So if you want to remove it you have to subscribe to KineMaster Premium. Besides you will also get access to all premium features and over 1000+ premium assets from the store. So if you are a video editor then you should seriously consider KineMaster.
9. MX Player
MX Player has been in the Google Play Store over many years and is one of the best video player app for android devices. Your phone has a built-in video player app, but it generally comes with limited features and video format support but with MX player you can play almost all types of videos. In addition to that you can directly download subtitles while watching a movie.
You can also use the app to listen to music and watch online web series, movies, tv shows, sports, and so on for free with few ads. There is also a separate tab for games where you can earn coins while playing games and use it to watch premium movies or redeem exclusive coupons.
10. Google Keep
If you are a person who generally forgets everything or maybe likes to keep important notes in organized ways, then Google Keep will help you to manage all these across all devices. You can easily create notes and add pictures, voice notes, lists, and drawing in it.
The app interface is simple, easy-to-use, and will sync across all of your devices so you don’t have to worry whether you are accessing Google Keep on smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
There is another cool feature that most of you guys will love, you can set reminders on notes based on time and location so that you don’t miss important things.
These were the list of 10 best android apps in 2020. All the apps are in random order and you can choose any app that you think might be useful for you. Now comment down below which app you are going to install from this list.