Smartphones have become an integral part of life for most people nowadays.
The most popular mobile OS in the world is Android (according to Lifehacker) and hence the Android app store is the go-to place for us to get the apps to make our smartphone use actually smart and useful.
Here are 5 Android Apps that are a must-have for you – whether you are into photography or geeky stuff or just interested in making the most out of your device:
1. Camera Zoom FX
Camera Zoom FX is an awesome photography app for Android which comes with a whole lot of cool features to make smartphone photography fun.
The app allows setting of the ISO, shutter speed, focus distance and comes with shooting modes like HDR, Stable and Time-Lapse – which can also be combined together.
It also allows RAW capture in supported devices.
It comes as both free and premium versions and is available on the Google Play store.
2. VLC Media Player
Well, this was pretty much obvious!
VLC Player is one of the most used player app on Windows PCs and what better app to use on the Android platform when you have it there too?
VLC is a free and open-source multimedia player and supports a lot of video and audio formats.
The app is totally free and does not have any ads in it.
It also supports subtitles for videos and cover art and headset control for audio.
We are all used to Google Maps for our navigation needs.
But there’s another app out there and it’s pretty awesome- Waze!
According to the app description, “Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app.”.
One of the best features of Waze is real-time accident and road closure and traffic updates fed by the community of users.
Waze is definitely a very good alternative for Google Maps.
Pocket is an amazing app for storing away to-reads and read them at convenient times – and even more useful for tech people.
The app allows the user to stash interesting elements (videos, links or articles) from popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard and from browsers and email apps to keep them for reading at a later time – even when the user is offline.
Best part is that the saved content gets synced across phones, tablets and computers where installed.
5. Google Keep
Keep is a really cool notes app from Google.
The app has a very simple layout and the notes are saved in cute Post-It like boxes.
The notes can also be assigned colours and supports adding of To-Do lists.
The notes can also be viewed from PCs from Keep’s link. (http://keep.google.com)
It supports reminders (both time and location-based) and voice notes (which Keep can transcribe) and snapshot notes.
From adding labels to notes to collaborating with people on them, Keep packs in some really cool features.
Of course, other must-have Android apps would be WhatsApp, Messenger, GMail (or mail clients) and all – but aren’t they already obvious?
The above Android apps are bound to make your smartphone experience smarter and make doing stuff easier.
Think there are better alternatives to those? Let us know in the comments section below!