Best Android Apps in 2021


Google Meet

Google Meet is a rising player for multi-people meetings, allowing up to 100 people to connect simultaneously to a single room. It’s also very useful for small meetings as well. Google Meet is one of the apps that has enjoyed massive growth throughout the pandemic, and features a similar feature set to other apps like Zoom while being more accessible (being integrated into apps like Gmail) and not having nearly as many restrictions as Zoom does.

Netflix

I’m sure Netflix doesn’t need an introduction. Netflix is one of the biggest media companies right now and its namesake video streaming service has almost 200 million users. Here, you’ll be able to find all kinds of movies and TV series, new and old, from fantasy, to action, all the way to terror and suspense. It’s one of the best video streaming services on the planet, and one of the biggest ones as well. The Android app gives you access to all of the service’s features on the go, including watching your favorite shows on your phone, up to the highest quality your device can handle.

YouTube

YouTube is the biggest video platform on the entire planet right now. You can check out content from your favorite YouTubers, find educational videos, watch music videos, and even upload your own content if you’re into that sort of thing, as well as accessing your creator tools. The YouTube app supports playing back videos in the highest resolution available for your smartphone, supports HDR video, and several features such as picture-in-picture (PiP) mode.

Telegram

Telegram is one of our beloved messaging apps ever, and it’s because the app has a wide array of features that makes it a solid alternative to WhatsApp and even full-fledged social networks. It features support for bots, groups with thousands of people, animated stickers, and much more. You can also fully customize the app’s UI to your liking. What’s more, the app features encryption for communicating securely and is constantly updated with new features and improvements tailored to user demands?

WhatsApp Messenger

Yes, without any doubt this is the most widely used instant messaging app and also android app in the entire world. They are updating the features as well. WhatsApp is more than just messaging, though: it also features voice calls and video calls with up to 8 people at the same time. So, I think we are using in upcoming centuries as well.

Spotify

Spotify is likely one of the best music streaming services available out there in terms of features. I’ve tried out a handful of them, and there’s always something I miss about Spotify. The app’s recommendation algorithm is pretty spot-on and allows you to discover more music every day, either within the genre you like or an entirely different music genre. It also supports a lot of different platforms, curated playlists are updated every day, has podcasts, and so much more. It’s also completely free to use as long as you’re willing to cope with ads and certain limitations, and there’s also a paid version that gives you the full experience for a monthly subscription fee.

Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the very few Apple services that Apple has decided to launch on Android devices, and the app itself is, if you ask me, pretty good. The Android app is pretty well polished and feature-rich, and the service has a wider music selection than Spotify and supports features such as live lyrics for songs, downloading music locally, and more. Unlike Spotify, Apple Music doesn’t have a free plan and requires you to sign up for an Apple ID if you don’t have one already, but has a free 3-month trial that allows you to try it out without restrictions. In my opinion, it holds its ground pretty well compared to Spotify.

Tinder

Tinder is the to-go app for quick dating and slinging from your smartphone. Tinder allows you to create a profile, upload photos of you, and try to impress people and shows you random people in your area with their pictures and biography, where you can then swipe right if you like them or swipe left if you don’t. If someone you liked swipes right on you, then you’re matched with that person and you’re allowed to chat with them within the app. It takes away a lot of the anxiousness from dating by matching you up automatically with people you like.

Kindle

Kindle was formerly just a lineup of e-readers from Amazon, but there’s a Kindle app for Android devices that gives you the same functionality without having an e-reader. The Kindle app gives you access to Amazon’s extense library of books, comics, newspapers and magazines and allows you to easily read what you want at the moment you want. Some of them also have Audible narration if you’re more into hearing than reading, and you can explore several genres, new releases, and some of the best-selling books available out there.

Google News

Google News is my go-to app for reading news on the go. It delivers news to you based on the contents you’re actually interested in. The AI might be a little rough around the edges at first, but once you give it time to mature, it gets really good and accurate and tailors to what you like. It also gives you functionality such as Full Coverage, which presents you with the coverage from several sites so you can reach your own conclusion and cut out possible media bias. The headlines tab gives you the biggest events from around the world, whether it’s technology, politics, or business.