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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Types Of Apps & Different Categories Of Android Apps! - FriendOTech

Nowadays Android became more popular than any other famous mobile Operating Systems like iOS, BlackBerry OS, etc,. That's why Google Play Store has more than 3.3 million apps and 1 million Android application developers from around the world. They are developing and releasing applications everyday.


We can't use all those 3.3 million applications in a single mobile. It's really a difficult thing to use all 3.3 million applications available on the Google Play Store but we can use some of the best applications out of 3.3 million.
Many people think and remain confused about the selection of the application they must have in their smartphone. Don't worry, you won't have to worry about that from now onward.
What Are Some Must Have Android Apps?
Here I’m answering as an average Android user. Cause I used a few more countable apps out of that 3.3 M.
I'm not sure that these are the essential applications that should be kept in every android mobiles. But take a look at them to know a few more new applications’ name.
About 3.3 millions application available on the Google Play Store, I've used many applications and found these apps as the best one.

Let's start with Storage,
Cloud Storage

As usual everyone has storage problem (Not Google pixel users) and if your smartphones don't support external SD card, then.... ;)
Many users can't store all files or can't keep them for a long time which slowly & steadily turn out to be their headache.
To escape from this, here are the best cloud storage options available on the Google Play Store.
  1. Google Drive (Default for every Android smartphone)
  2. One Drive (Default on every Samsung smartphone)
  3. Dropbox
  4. Jio Cloud (For Indian users only)
  5. Degoo (100 GB  Cloud Drive)
Recommended: Use One Drive to store personal files and Google Drive to store work related files.
Also, there's no need to pay even a single penny to any of them. Here's how much free storage these apps are providing to us.
Google: 15 GB
One Drive: 5 GB
Dropbox: 2 GB
Jio Cloud: 50 GB (Refer and Earn more program)
2. Music & Songs


Who wants the default Music player? The worst User Interface with no more extra features and functions (in my opinion, Samsung Music is the best default music player on any smartphone).
Hah. Sounds not good! There are many music players available on the Google Play Store. It depends on you whether you want to listen music online or want to listen music which is already available in your smartphone.

In order listen online music, you must have these applications:

  1. Google Play Music (Default Music Player for every Android smartphone)
  2. Spotify (Not available all over the world)
  3. YouTube Music
  4. SoundCloud
Only for Indians:

While, if you want to listen music which is already available in your smartphone, then you must have these apps:

  1. Musicolet (Click here for Musicolet review)
  2. Samsung Music (Click here for guide to install Samsung Music)
  3. Music Player
  4. Music Player (Another one)
  5. Pi Music Player
  6. Dub Music Player
You can download any of these apps to use it as a default music player as almost each them comes with same features and there's hardly any difference between them. The difference is only a "Customization capability". That's it!
Thanks to the developer for this free product with rich User Interface.

There are many video players available on the Google Play Store but only some of them are best and others are Ad rich apps.

For online video streaming, we all know that YouTube is the king for free and rich content. There are many online services like Hotstar, Netflix, Viu, Zee5, Amazon Prime and many more, but many of us prefer free content unless until any awesome web series get released on those paid services.

For offline music player, you must have:

  1. VLC Player
  2. MX Player
  3. Video Player All Format
  4. KMPlayer
Only these video players are worth downloading on your smartphone, else are just not that good and VLC & MX Player are the best among them.


Social applications are the lifeline of our generation and so it'll be unfair if I won't mention them.

From Facebook to WhatsApp, from Instagram to Pinterest, from Google+ to Quora, we are too much dependent on social media. Many apps take too much space in our smartphone, so here are the list of apps which might be useful for you.

  1. LinkedIn - To connect with professionals & to turn your passion into job.
  2. Google+ - For some featured tech news. (Know more about "Marked As Spam" In Google+)
  3. Twitter - To know the trends in the world at the moment.
  4. Pinterest - To save unseen images (Optional, if you use Instagram)
  5. Facebook Lite - To tag your friends in memes! (Read "Best Facebook Hacks To Remain Popular")
  6. Messenger Lite - If you still use Messenger :D
  7. Instagram - To feel the security of most secured social media. (Know More About Instagram Privacy Settings)
  8. WhatsApp - No reason. It is a default messenger in everyone's smartphone.
There are some apps on the Google Play which will let you use all the social media in just tap, which is good to keep your storage vacant but we can't trust these apps as they can steal our social media account's username & password. So, it is good to use all the trusted apps rather than using third party apps.

In our daily busy life, we schedule many meetings and appointments and forget them sometimes. Human brains can forget but computer/smartphone memory can't.

By using task scheduling apps, we can schedule our tasks easily and request it to remind at right time. We can add the tasks in the morning and mark them as completed when we finish and can delete it later.

  1. Microsoft To-Do
  2. Google Tasks
  3. TickTick (Recommended)
  4. D Notes
  5. (But many permissions)
Microsoft To-Do is good but TickTick is the best app to organize your tasks. Google Tasks is not that good as Google kept it too simple to make it light. is better than TickTick but it requires too many permission and that's why it is not recommended.

Choose wisely. Be safe. Organize your work.

If you don’t like, prefer previously installed default apps by the manufacturers.

You're using a smartphone OS which is already a secured one (not as secured as iOS, but it is way too far to be threatened by any hackers), so I don't think there is any need to use any third party apps for the security of our Android smartphone.

Remember one thing that your smartphone will never be affected by any kind of virus, so never ever install any Anti-virus in your Android smartphone. It is useless.

Many users prefer to keep all their photos in the vault/locker app (whatever you call it), so here are the best vault/locker app which you must have.

  1. AppLock (Most trusted)
  2. Vault
  3. Lynx
  4. LOCKit

AppLock is one of the most trusted vault and I've been using this app since last 5 years, so I can trust it. Again, it's you who have to use as per your preference.

Share it with your friends to let them know about these best apps available on the Google Play Store.

If you’ve used any application or If you're a regular user for at least one app from these apps, let me know in the comment section below.

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