There's never been a better time to get started with Android apps, as the Google Play Store has exploded in recent years, with a plethora of titles for every need.
The problem is that there are just too many of them, even with the categories Editor's Choice, Featured and Best Selling, Top Paid and Top Free to help.
You can filter, view the Google lists, or read the reviews. The easiest (and best) way to find high quality apps is to have the search done by another person.
This is exactly where we start. We like you like the best apps for our android phones. The apps that revolutionize functionality, or at least provide so much that they become the indispensable apps that need to be downloaded when you get a new handset.
The following apps are constantly updated and are a mix of paid and free apps selected by our Android experts. Even if you dive into real money for one of these apps, you can be sure that it's worth buying.
We've also sorted them by category to help you find what you're looking for. Click through the pages below or see the best Android apps of the week.
Best Android Apps of the Week
These are the two apps we want to highlight every week. These are usually new apps or apps that have recently received a major update. Occasionally hidden gems and other important elements are highlighted.
Free + monthly or annual subscription
You probably do not use Yahoo for your emails. However, this does not mean that you should ignore this Yahoo mail App, how it works with other e-mail services and is impressively powerful.
Highlights include the ability to view all the files you've ever received in one place, view all the mailing lists you subscribe to in one place, and easily unsubscribe from unwanted files with just one tap.
You can also view documents or view emails only from people (rather than companies and robots). There are also a number of customization options, so you can, for example, change and customize the theme (for each linked e-mail account individually), which is to swipe left or right over a message.
This is all free but for $ 0.99 / £ 0.89 a month or $ 9.99 / £ 8.99 a year you can get rid of advertising.
Twobird is a new email app that goes beyond e-mail and has room for notes, including a simple built-in task list and the ability to easily create spreadsheets. You can also collaborate on notes, nest them in e-mails, and leave comments to other participants – best of all, these participants do not even need Twobird.
The e-mail bit is still the focus of Twobird, and it does a good job as well, with a minimalist interface, but various tools that you can stow away when needed, eg. For example, you can set a reminder to reply to an email. by being displayed in your inbox again at a time that suits you.
So it looks good, works well and has more features than you expect at first glance. It also supports multiple e-mail addresses, although it's limited to Gmail. This is currently the main problem. But if you use Gmail and want to keep your emails and notes in one place, Twobird is an app that's worth it.
The best Android camera apps and image editing programs
Our most popular Android apps for taking, sorting, and editing photos and videos.
Free + $ 6.49 / £ 5.99 IAP
Glitch Lab is a photo editor full of digital glitch effects. You've probably seen apps like these before, and the style of the effects offered will not appeal to everyone. However, if you want your pictures to look a bit unappealing or retro, this is one of the most powerful and versatile ways to do it.
There are over 100 effects, many of which are customizable to make sure your glitches do not look like others.
As if to demonstrate performance, it is even possible to generate a picture from scratch and build it up through a series of effects and optimizations.
Even for free, there's plenty here, but to get the most out of Glitch Lab, you'll need to grab the Pro IAP for $ 6.49 / £ 5.99. This adds 42 additional effects at the time of writing, 37 new parameters for the free effects, increases the output quality and much more.
$ 1.99 / £ 1.89
DoodleLens may be a gimmick, but it's fun. Just scribble something and then point the camera of your phone in the app to the scribble. You can copy it and paste it around in augmented reality around the world.
You can also change the color of the doodle and create very simple animations by copying several doodles and running the app. You can then record and save the results.
DoodleLens is probably not an app that you'll use frequently, and we've found that our scribbles have been widely recognized, but when it does, it'll make you smile. This is all you can really ask for 1.99 USD / 1.89 GBP.
Free + different subscriptions
Pixtica is one of many tools designed to replace the standard camera app on your phone. Camera apps are very different and their success largely depends on the brand and model of your phone. However, Pixtica is a great option if you are looking for something new.
It's full of features, including numerous filters, a GIF recorder, a panorama, hyperlapse, manual controls, and curiosities such as the "Planet" mode, which spheres Pixtica's "advanced stereographic projection algorithm" into images.
There are also many other modes, whether you take photos or videos. The app is designed intuitively. While many of the features are free, you'll need to pay to unlock higher resolutions and remove watermarks when using filters.
Paying brings you other things as well, but these are the most important things that make buying almost indispensable in the event that you want to use Pixtica. And that would be fine except that the app chooses a subscription fee (of $ 1.25 / £ 1.25 for a month off for six months or a year) instead of being available as a one-time purchase. We're not fans of a camera app subscription, but if such an app is worth it, it's Pixtica.
Free + $ 5.49 / £ 5.49
Scribbl is a photo editor that lets you add animations to your pictures. By "animations" we mean basically light paths, but there are several ways to animate them, many colors you can choose, and you can choose exactly where they appear on pictures and how big they are.
Basically it's an app that does one thing but works quite well. Once you've added an animation, you can save and share the result in your phone's gallery.
The basic app is free. However, for a one-time fee or a monthly subscription, you can remove ads and unlock additional customization options and the ability to remove the Scribbl watermark from your creations. If you like the app, it pays to pay for it, but you can get a good idea of it without spending anything.
Free + $ 0.99 / £ 0.89 monthly subscription
Photo Watermark Does exactly what the name implies – it allows adding watermarks to photos – but the types of watermarks that you can add are very different.
Not only can you add custom text as a watermark (including changing the font, size, and color), but you can also use your signature (or any other handwritten text) as a watermark by writing on the screen.
You can also attach stickers, a timestamp, a place, a mosaic effect, or "graffiti" (which allows you to blur your images with a digital brush). Regardless of whether you want to protect your photo or just log when and where it was taken, there should be a suitable tool here.
The photo watermark is free, but it is very promotional. For 0.99 USD / 0.89 GBP per month you can remove them. However, if you do not add watermarks to a ton of images, it probably is not worth it.
StoryZ Photo Motion & Cinemagraph
Free + $ 1.99 / £ 1.79 monthly subscription
StoryZ Photo Motion & Cinemagraph is a photo editing app in two parts. The first of these is "ripple," a mode that allows you to add motion to a static image by drawing the area and direction in which the motion should occur.
This can be an effective way to make it look like water or smoke is moving, or simply to give a slightly tripping effect to things that you expect to be static.
The motion mode, where you can mix a video with a photo, produces an image that is partially static and partially in motion.
In both cases, it can be difficult to make the effect convincing, but it is feasible, as evidenced by all the impressive public contributions shared in the app. StoryZ also hosts competitions with specific topics such as "stairs" or "sand" that you can participate in by submitting a relevant creation. The best are presented on the homepage and the competition page of the app.
You can use StoryZ for free. However, if you find that you have more talent than we do, StoryZ Premium also removes ads and watermarks for a monthly subscription, increases the allowable length of videos in Motion mode, and enhances the toolset in ripple mode saving and sharing in high resolution.
Free + £ 2.91 (about $ 3.70) monthly subscription
KineMaster It's probably one of the most powerful video editors for Android, but it's also intuitive enough for everyone to enjoy it.
The app lets you add audio and visual filters to the footage, add text, stickers, and other overlays, modify and crop videos frame by frame, adjust speed, add transition effects, and more. You can also record videos directly from the KineMaster app. It may feel a bit tight on a phone screen, but otherwise everything works fine.
You can use KineMaster for free, but all your videos have a KineMaster watermark and can not be used commercially. In order to remove the watermarks, allow commercial use, and unlock additional items (such as effects and overlays), you will need to pay for a subscription, which will still be affordable at £ 3.70 per month.
Moment – Pro Camera
$ 1.99 / £ 1.79
A really great camera app must be both clutter-free and packed with manual controls so you can take a picture exactly as you want it to. Moment – Pro Camerabut probably.
You have full manual control, including RAW shooting, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, and focus. For focusing, there is also a timer, a grid and various lenses. It's an impressive toolkit, with the app focusing more on powerful utilities than trick filters, but everything looks very clear and minimalist.
And it was developed from the point of view of usability. You can tap any setting twice to return to automatic setting, or double-tap the viewfinder to restore automatic adjustment and have all controls within range.
The main disadvantage of Moment is that currently no videos can be recorded. But for photos, there's a good chance that you'll want to replace your current camera app with them, and videos seem to be in the works.
Free + optional subscription
Your phone may have a powerful camera, but there is little chance that the photo editing tools will be significantly affected. Fortunately, PhotoDirector can fill in the gaps.
With this app, you can adjust the hue, saturation, white balance, and color of previously captured photos, and add filters and effects that let you adjust the strength of an image and apply it to all or part of it.
You can also add text, stickers, borders, change perspective, mirror the image, cut sections, and more.
There are many tools, but PhotoDirector is easy to navigate and you can undo your changes at any time, so you can experiment safely.
And that's just the editing part of the app. There is also a built-in camera that lets you take new photos with different effects and see live in the viewfinder how they affect the picture.
PhotoDirector is mostly free. However, if you want to do your best, there is a premium version that costs £ 2.59 (about US $ 3.70) per month, with discounts if you sign up for three months or a year. This unlocks additional tools, improves output quality and removes advertising.
LightX Photo Editor
Free + $ 3.69 / £ 3.49 IAP
If you want an all-in-one photo editor for Android, then LightX Photo Editor is a good choice, not least because most features are free.
You can merge photos, add effects and filters, selectively apply colors to areas of the image, adjust color balance, smooth and sharpen images, crop, rotate, draw on, add frames and stickers, add text, create collages, and more.
All this is done through an intuitive user interface. With one tap of the main menu, select the category of changes you want (such as filters or frames) to get to a menu of all relevant options.
Most of it is pretty self-explanatory, but there are tutorial videos in case you get stuck. For a one-time IAP of $ 3.69, you can remove ads, unlock additional stickers and frames, and add the ability to save images in PNG format.
1.49 USD / 1.39 GBP
There are many photo editing apps, but while most offer filters and effects, you can only change the perspective of a photo in a few cases SKRWT does.
There are no stickers, no make-up modes and no real effects. Instead, there are tools to move the perspective, change the ratio, and correct lens distortion.
You can also flip, flip, flip, and crop pictures, but SKRWT is not so keen on changing photos unnaturally as they look exactly as you imagined when you took them.
It's a professional tool, but it's easy to use and you can undo your changes at any time if you do not like them.
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