The app market is flooded with more than 2 million apps, and new ones debut all the time. We’re all familiar with popular options like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and there are plenty of pointless apps too. What about little-known apps that provide real value, though? There are some surprising options out there, and we’ve hand-picked 7 of the most notable ones for your convenience.
Photos and videos have become a significant part of our lives, uploading them on social media and sharing them with the world. Isn’t it annoying when you can’t watch videos in the right position because they were taken vertically? Or when some pictures seem small because they don’t fit in the right size? Horizon is an application which can solve such problems regardless of how you hold your phone.
6. Sleep Talk Recorder
Ever been told you talk in your sleep? Not convinced? Give this incredible app a whirl. It only triggers when sound is detected, so you don’t have to play back an entire, night-long recording. You’re sure to be amazed and surprised by the things you say while you’re fast asleep.
5. Google Drive suite
Google Drive and its suite of apps are the most popular productivity apps on Android. The full collection includes Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Keep, and Google Photos. Between these apps, you have a full-fledged office suite complete with a note taking app, cloud storage, and a place to back up all of your photos and videos for free. Google Drive comes with 15GB of storage for free. You can increase the cloud storage space with a monthly subscription. The whole package are some of the most useful apps we’ve seen.
4. Google Maps and Waze
Google Maps virtually owns the navigation apps scene and it remains of the best Android apps ever. It gets frequent, almost weekly updates that seem to only add to its incredibly generous list of existing features. Aside from the very basics, Google Maps gives you access to places of interest, traffic data, directions to things like rest stops or gas stations, and they even let you have offline maps now (albiet temporarily). If you add to that the Waze experience, which includes tons of its own features, and you won’t need another navigation app. Google also owns and operates Waze. It’s unique and fun in ways that Google Maps isn’t and we also highly recommend it.
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3. Microsoft SwiftKey
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard is one of the most powerful and customizable third-party keyboards available. It hit the market several years ago with a predictive engine unlike anything any other keyboard had and the app has grown a lot of over the years. It’s a free download and you can purchase themes for it if you want to. Other features include a dedicated number row, SwiftKey Flow which allows for gesture typing, multiple language support, cross-device syncing of your library and much more. It’s about as good as it gets in the keyboard space. It’s true that Microsoft now owns SwiftKey, but so far they have managed not to mess it up. Gboard, Google’s keyboard app, is also exceptionally good and could easily take SwiftKey’s place on this list.
2. Poweramp Music Player
Poweramp is one of the most popular and most functional local music players on Android. It has basically all of the features, including hi-res audio support, Android Auto, an equalizer, gapless smoothing, and support for virtually any audio codec you can find. It even supports devices like theLG V60 and its Quad DAC. The UI has a tiny bit of a learning curve, but it’s one of the better looking music players as well with optional themes in the Google Play Store.
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