What are the best Android handy apps?

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  1. 38

    #1Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Jason Contreras
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This is a good service for anyone who needs directions on occasion. It's very useful for finding things you may need, and you can even download it for offline use. Fantastic app many people use on android or ios all the time."
  2. 32

    #2Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Craig Beck
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I like to store and backup data in case I lose my phone. I have been using Google drive for a while now and it is awesome and reliable. It is super easy to backup anything I have. I have the free option and it is enough for all my photos etc... "
  3. 27

    #3Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Emma Baker
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Google Translate is the best translation app out there. It is easy to use, very straightforward and reliable. I have been impressed with the apps functionality and its performance and would definitely recommend it!"
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    #4IFTTT

    IFTTT

    IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It's a tool that actually lets you build your very own automated actions called "recipes," so that you don't have to do them yourself every time.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Gloria Morales
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "IFTTT was recommended to me as one of the best Android handy apps, but I disagree. It takes far too long to set up the recipes - longer than it would take me to just do it. "
  2. 24

    #5Tasker

    Tasker

    Tasker is a paid app for Android devices that works as a fully customizable automation tool for all kind of tasks as sending SMS, checking mails, setting alerts, launching apps and all about that kind of stuff.

    Apps

    Android

    $2.99

    Justin Woods
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I have used the Tasker app for months now. I have found that my productivity has increased since this app came into my life. What used to be a hassle to set up is now simple."
  3. 21

    #6AppLock

    AppLock

    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Elizabeth Wood
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "AppLock can be used to add a lot of different kinds of locks to different apps on an Android phone to make it more secure. I think it did a good job at making the phone a lot more secure than it was originally."
  4. 19

    #7Yelp

    Yelp

    Yelp operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses. Using this app you will be able to find close restaurants, bars and business of all kind, and leave its reviews so you can know what does everyone think about that place.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Nancy Hunter
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I have this app glued to my home screen. I use this app often and it is a great handy app and a great way to get connected with local businesses and see what their pros and cons are. Often when I travel to different cities I use this app to see whats profound in the city and make some stops in the area. I also like to leave reviews of my experience and take pictures it helps other viewers get an idea of the place and keep the data of the location up to date"
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    #8MyFitnessPal

    MyFitnessPal
    MyFitnessPal is a tracking app that will help you to lose weight, tone up, change your habits and get healthy. It connects with other training apps and devices, like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nick Yao
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "MyFitnessPal is god at tracking steps and things like that. So it's a decent fitness app. On the other hand it's basically a little advertisement you install on your smartphone. It's impossible to use this app without feeling like you've been hit in the head by UnderArmour."
  6. 15

    #9Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser is a lightweight web browser with a built-in Flash Player and an AdBlocker. It also features fast downloading, private browsing, and voice-operated commands which is available for Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Dylan Perkins
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "A great browser, it minimizes all the problems that come up with a mobile browser. It's almost as good as using my laptop. While most other mobile browsers don't feel somewhat 'native'. If that's a term. It's very flexible and adaptable. The biggest plus is built in Flash comparability. Also a plus: the gesture capability. "
  7. 11

    #10Runtastic Running App

    Runtastic Running App

    Runtastic Running App by Runtastic is a health and fitness app that lets you measure the distance, speed, and time as you run. It also tracks the calories burnt after each working. This is ideal for running, jogging, and biking.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Stevens
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I'm looking for handy apps to make my life a little easier and better organized. This is a decent one, which covers my fitness tracking. I need more than just this, but I don't expect to find one app for all things. I'm liking this one so far."
  8. 11

    #11CamScanner

    CamScanner
    CamScanner is a must-have document scanning and sharing app for those who want to scan, sync, share, and manage a variety of content on all devices. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Randy Bryant
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This is a great product. The app does everything it is advertised to do and much more. I used the application today to send my boss a document I could not remove from an archive. The document scanned flawlessly, and with great quality. "
  9. 7

    #12Financial Calculators

    Financial Calculators

    Financial Calculators is an app that includes the complete package of financial calculators by Bishinews. These consist of finance and investment calculators, loan/mortgage calculators, retirement calculators, stock calculators, credit card calculators, auto loan and lease calculators, and other miscellaneous calculators for tips, taxes, salary, percentage, and more. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Wayne Walters
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This is the most valuable tool one can have for an app. There is nothing that can't be solved financially with this app. This is a very convenient tool which everybody needs and will use. For the business professional, this app is especially useful."
  10. 6

    #13Slack

    Slack

    Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    George Soto
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Slack is one of the best Android apps out there for organizing conversations. It is great if you're working on a collaborative project and want to have an open discussion about it. If you could use this type of environment at work definitely check out Slack."
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    #14Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer is a file explorer and cloud manager, with two independent navigation panels which provides you a new experience in file exploration, being able to manage your Dropbox

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alice Lucas
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This file manager has been great to use, especially on my phone. I love being able to immediately store important files and documents to my Dropbox no matter where I am. I feel like the app is very secure, and I love that it works with the fingerprint encryption on my phone. Overall, it’s easy to use, and it’s compatible with all of my devices."
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    #15Wunderlist app

    Wunderlist app

    Wunderlist is a simple task manager app that helps you get organized. This app is useful if you're sharing a grocery list, planning a party, working on a project, or simply reviewing your daily tasks.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Heather Contreras
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "The Wunderlist app is great for anybody looking to streamline the organization in their life. I have found this to be one of the best organization apps on Android and I have been using them for years."
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    #16Favorites

    Favorites
    This app allows you to add to your smartphone lock screen a lot of different features that will increase the personality of your device. Wallpapers, news about the stars, pets, actors and many more.


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Saurabh Jadhav
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "This app is great and I love to use because it shows me my favorites wallpaper on lock screen. Try app! Its work on all android phones. (The above suggested app is maybe not available in some countries or region)"

Summary

Best What are the best Android handy apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google MapsApps 38 Free
2Google DriveApps 32 Free
3Google TranslateApps 27 Free
4IFTTTApps 25 Free
5TaskerApps 24 Paid
6AppLockApps 21 Free
7YelpApps 19 Free
8MyFitnessPalApps 16 Free
9Dolphin BrowserApps 15 Free
10Runtastic Running AppApps 11 Free
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