Just got a new shiny Android Phone and can’t wait to fill it up with new apps? You are on right URL. In this post, we will discuss some of the best apps to install on new Android Phones.
Formerly known as read it later, it is the best offline saving app for any platform. Many time we see a great post on the internet but due to lack of time we can’t read it, at that moment, if you have installed Pocket, you can save it to your reading list.
You can read saved articles even if you are offline. You can install the extensions for your web browser to add items to your list from a computer.
The Pocket basic (free) should be enough for most people. You can also opt for the premium version for some additional features such as better searching.
Wunderlist is a simple To-do app. Wunderlist is now owned by Microsoft meaning you can expect excellent support for it in Windows too. It is already available on most platforms, but having a powerful and straightforward To-Do list manager on your palm can be a big help in increased productivity. Wunderlist is also available in a paid version, but the free version is good for most people.
Wunderlist has easy options to collaborate with other people and the options to create shared To-Do lists.
Facebook and other social networks can be well used without installing a dedicated app, but Instagram is a different story.
Instagram is mostly based on the App system as you can’t really do many things on the website. The app works well on most mobile phones, and it performs well even on low-end devices. The latest version also mimics the Force touch feature present in Apple iPhone 6s by focusing on time duration difference between tapping and holding.
Sure Google has its Google Docs and other apps, but Microsoft’s Offerings are also excellent for their compatibility with Office formats. Office apps are tightly integrated into OneDrive, and this makes doing work on the go a breeze.
Office apps are among the first apps to install on new Android Phones for road warriors.
Google Chrome/ Opera Mini
There are reasons to have both apps for some people. If you live in a place where you always have access to fast internet, Chrome is the best browser; It still does not have support for extension but When Data saver mode in enabled, it performs better than other heavy browsers such as Mozilla Firefox.
Arguably, Chrome is the most used web browser in the world. If you use Chrome on a desktop computer, the Android app can sync all your bookmarks and password once you sign-in.
If you live in a place where you may have to deal with too slow internet speed, Opera Mini should be in your app drawer. It has two modes under settings the first one is High Data compression mode, it is not as good as Chrome’s Data compression, the other mode is called ‘Extreme Mode’ it may save your life if you are stuck with a 2G internet connection (It still happens in India).
It is Microsoft’s second app in our Apps to install on new Android Phones list, we have talked about it in our other posts. Mostly, brands ship new Android phones with their own custom launchers.
Arrow Launcher is different than all other browsers because it tries to deviate from the path of most Android launchers, It has only 5 Pages on the home screen. One is for Widgets, one for recent contacts and apps. One for apps, Once for Reminders and Once screen for Contacts.
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Arrow Launcher also includes an app drawer which is simply a verticle grid with a search box on top. For people who are looking for a refreshing take on home screen management, Arrow Launcher is worth a shot.
Arguably the best app to kill time, 9GAG also has a website, but it is only good for a desktop browser. There is a mobile website too, but it keeps begging you to install the Android App. It is worth it. 9GAG has an almost endless supply of images and GIFs to entertain you. Most of them are funny; some are NSFW, and there are tons of Cat pics too.
How many of them have you tried? Do you know any other apps to install on new Android Phones? Share with others in the comments below.