If you’re thinking of buying an Android phone (or if you already own one), you are probably already familiar with the must-have apps for any device. For listening to music, that means streaming on Spotify or SoundCloud. For all of the games you can’t watch at work, the ESPN app is the only way to go. To get around town, Uber and Lyft are your mainstays. For keeping up with the news, the NY Times customizable app or the NPR app are every informed millennial’s go-to content streaming platforms. And how do you even interact in the world if you don’t have the Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, and SnapChat apps already?
But there are a ton of amazing Android apps meant to make life easier, whether it’s helping you work out in a smarter way, getting stuff done more efficiently, or just letting you optimize how you choose to relax. Sure, many developers are focused on creating apps for Apple’s iPhone — which means the adopters of Steve Job’s brainchild get to try out most apps first. But Android phones aren’t far behind. For New Year’s, Android users even got the insanely popular HQ Trivia app. And there are a lot of Android phones out there that rival the iPhone’s capabilities. Check out some of the best Android phones ever created.
We’ve combed through hundreds of Android apps to find ones that will fulfill your everyday needs. These apps will help you work and play harder, making better use of your time and letting you live more efficiently (until you get lost endlessly scrolling through Instagram). From health and wellness to games and entertainment, these are the best Android apps right now. Yes, you’ve already downloaded the Google Docs app for work and the Bumble app for happy hour, but we’ve listed apps for everything in between.