January 3, 2017 Zee

Best Android Apps of 2016 AND 2017

Here are our 10 best Android Apps of 2017. Of course there are waaaay more than 10 apps that made the headlines for last year, but these resonated with me, personally and of course helped Pishon too!

1. Clean Master:

Clean Master (Cleaner) is a useful utility tool that helps you clean up your Android device. With us installing and uninstalling apps and games all the time, it’s easy to accumulate a load of files you no longer need. Additionally, caches can be needlessly stored on your device which takes up space.

2. Pushbullet:

Pushbullet is “the app you never knew you needed”, according to CNET. This is one app I use a lot.  Pushbullet connects your devices, making them feel like one, and all you need to do is push a button.

3. Pocket:

Pocket, previously known as Read It Later, is an application and service for managing a reading list of articles from the Internet. It is available for OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kobo eReaders, and web browsers. The application was originally intended only for desktop computers.

4. My Budget Book:

My Budget Book helps you to keep track of your expenses and income, and helps you manage your money more effectively. I’ve used this app for my finances for 3 years and counting, and till date, it’s the best I’ve ever used. I cannot even begin to tell you the major impact it has made on my spending habits.

5. The 3 Musketeers – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:

Of course this has to make the list. As in, seriously. If you’re not on social media, I have no words. And don’t forget, Facebook includes Messenger, Whatsapp and IG. Talk about bang for your  buck.

6. Greenify:

Wasn’t long I heard about this app and installed it on my Samsung, but it seems it’s worth talking about. Greenify sits in the background helping to regulate how much battery various apps are using. It freezes the apps you tell it to when you’re not using them, and instantly defrosts them when you need to gain access.

7. Videoder:

This app is literally a lifesaver. Videoder is an Android Application for downloading Music and HD Videos from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion etc.

Not available on Google Play but you can download directly from their website.

8. Prisma:

Instagram move over! This year’s hottest photography app is Prisma, which – as Tom wrote – “is like Instagram dropped acid.” It uses artificial-intelligence algorithms and neural networks to make your photographs into strange modern art. It’s all very clever, and quite complex, but the bottom line is it gets weird and wonderful results.

9. Uber:

Seriously. I have a car. But I’m sure I’m not the only chic who parks her car, opens up the Uber app and pings a cab. It’s annoyingly addictive.

Controversies aside, Uber is indispensable for anyone living in a big city, especially Lagos and Abuja, where hailing a black cab could be a quick way to bankruptcy. Uber can get you a ride anywhere within minutes of making a request. There are also five tiers of vehicles to hire, so you can travel like royalty if you so wish.

10. Evernote:

Of course. The almighty Evernote. There was no way I’d leave this out. Of the best android apps of 2017, this crowns it all. Evernote is the place where you put everything. It’s your home for thoughts, work notes, chats with colleagues and workplace collaboration. You can write documents in a clutter-free environment, and share them effortlessly with others. You can upload images and make handwritten notes on top. Evernote is everything you want it to be and more.

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Bonus best android apps include:

Color Note, Keep, Google Keyboard, Chrome, Truecaller…. etc. There are too many to mention. But you can’t go wrong with the 10 I’ve listed above.

Let’s see what 2017 holds, yeah?

Recommended: Best note taking apps for 2018… 2019!


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