Available free on Play Store, they add immense value to your overall Android experience.
If you are reading this, chances are you use an Android smartphone. With almost 80 per cent market share, the Android OS has far overwhelmed Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows OS.
We present the top 10 apps available on this operating system.
Smart Launcher 3
Considering how busy we are these days, wouldn't it be convenient if all your useful apps are just one touch away, without making the effort of searching them in the huge pile of apps? Also customising the homescreen completely changes the appearance of your smartphone and makes it look trendy.
Smart Launcher 3 not only helps in boosting up the speed of the device but also makes your Android device more organised and intuitive. To make your search easier, this launcher will segregate your apps in appropriate categories and you can even turn off the screen with just a double tap.
Among the most used Android launchers in the market, the smart launcher allows you to change wallpapers, icons, ringtones, notifications, boot screen and a host of other activities by simply installing a theme pack to it.
Camera 360 Ultimate
All smartphone users with powerful cameras need a helping hand to shoot fantastic pictures every time they capture something. Camera 360 Ultimate photo and video editor's app offers a helping hand.
his app comes with tons of editing features that are fun to use and allows you to make your pictures look best so that you can share them over the social networking sites unhesitatingly.
This photo editor smoothens the wrinkled skin, removes the red eye effect on the photo, puts a frame over your picture, draws some art or allows you to write messages on the picture among other things. This app allows you to have access to free cloud album.
Kids Place -- Parental Control
If you have a smartphone or tablet at home, then it is likely that your kids fiddle with it. Now to make the time your kids have with your smart device truly productive, we recommend that you give the new Kids Place - Parental Control app a look.
It features a huge collection of educational apps, games and books that you can download on your Android phone or tablet. Otherwise, you can select the categories section in the Play Store and select an age group, or subcategory like "education".
After that, you can install some suitable apps, like the Kids Place. This app allows you to assign only those apps and games you want to give young ones access to and restricts them to a screen with these apps only.
Kids Place also allows you to set a time limit for how long this access is granted.
Calorie Counter - My Fitness Pal
If you love fitness and wish to check how much calorie you have burnt while doing aerobics, then we recommend you this amazing health app called Calorie Counter - My Fitness Pal.
Using this app is very easy: all you have to do is enter your weight and height, and the app will tell you how many calories you can consume each day while losing weight. The interface of this app is very simple and anybody can use it to stay fit.
If you want to know the weather, the daily updates or want weather alerts that will allow you to be prepared for the unknown, then you need a good weather app.
The new Yahoo weather app comes with a sleek looking interface and daily updated bulletins about the weather in your area and even the weather forecast for the next week.
It also offers information about temperature, the rate of humidity, visibility and the UV index. All these features make Yahoo Weather one among the best.
With increasing use of smartphones for umpteen functions, it is becoming increasingly susceptible to hackers stealing our personal information, to be used for criminal acts or frauds. To safeguard against such attacks, it is necessary that we secure our smartphone with a truly powerful antivirus programme.
Among the wide range of antivirus softwares that are available in the market, the AVG Antivirus is perhaps among the oldest and the best.
This free antivirus app gives your smartphone 360 degree securities against a host of malware, adware and viruses, so that you can use your smartphone with complete peace of mind.
Anybody who is using Internet data often test their data speeds to check whether they are getting value for money.
Speedtest is one such app that helps you find out what is the real Internet speed of your data connection without much hassle.
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Among a host of messaging apps available to smartphone users, WhatsApp stands out because of its ease of use and the range of features it supports.
This highly useful app not only allows you to share messages, but also gives you the ability to share songs, photos and even videos. Another function of this feature that will surely lighten your phone bill expense to a great extent is its ability to allow your Internet to make voice calls.
Are you disappointed with the stock Android keyboard that comes with your phone's OS? Do not worry, because there is a great keyboard app, SwiftKey Keyboard, available at your service.
This well-designed app is very intuitive and constantly adapts to the usage pattern of the user. It also has an inbuilt dictionary that updates itself with the new words that users type on it.
This keyboard supports a host of languages and is available in multiple theme options.