What are the best Material Design apps?

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    #1Google+

    Google+

    Google+ lets you discover amazing things created by passionate people and explore your interests. You can also join communities of people around any topic, group things you love into collections or build a home stream, and more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Jordan Collins
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "If you are looking for Material Design apps I don't think you need to look any farther than Google+. I love exploring all the great new tech that Google is coming out with. Personally, when I need something to do with Material Design this is always the place I look first. "
  2. 26

    #2Google Calendar

    Google Calendar
    Google Calendar lets users create events, manage multiple calendars, and share calendars with teams and groups. Users can view their calendar by day, week or month.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Virginia Burke
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "This is a good start but I miss when appointment notices pop up. I wish there was something push button that I had to actually look at before it disappears. It's not much help when a notice comes up and is gone when I'm not holding my phone so I miss it."
  3. 23

    #3Gmail

    Gmail
    Gmail is a free e-mail client offered and owned by Google that features a free 15GB of cloud storage. This multiplatform e-mail client can be accessed through its mobile app, whether you are running on Windows, iOS, or Android.
    Apps

    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Will Xu
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "While GMail is a good web-based email service, it is not not a material design app. A for a web based email solution it is offered as both free and paid version. With the paid version known as Gmail for business."
  1. 21

    #4Google Pay

    Google Pay

    This service allows you to send or request money via Gmail. Any money received and stored in the Google Pay (formerly Google Wallet) can be spent immediately or withdrawn from an ATM using the Google Pay card.

    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free

    Johnny Weber
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Google Wallet is a fairly useless app for me. I dont see what makes it any better than Paypal."
  2. 20

    #5Pushbullet

    Pushbullet

    Pushbullet is an app that helps you to get updated of your mobile notifications on your computer. Also, the app allows you share links between phone and computer. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Juan Snyder
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This is not a good solution for hte person. They are looking for a design app where all this one does is push notifications as text messages"
  3. 20

    #6Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Danielle Wright
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "I use this app in the past and it is great for notes and organizing. This app has helped me keep more on track than most other apps that i have used!"
  4. 15

    #7Pocket

    Pocket

    Pocket is an app that allows you to quickly save, discover, and recommend the stories that interest you on all your devices: iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle.  

    Apps

    Android, Chrome, iOS

    Free

    Antonio Solano
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I started using Pocket to store some of stories that interest me and have information in them I want for later use. It has a great highlighting feature to help me keep the information that is important available and easy to find when I need it. "
  5. 13

    #8Android Messages

    Android Messages

    Brought by Google, Android Messages is a free texting app that allows you to send SMS, MMS and media files to your friends. It has a block system for contacts and some advanced features as sharing your location or sending messages over Wi-Fi.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kathryn White
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "I don't get the need for this app. Every phone already can accept texts and most people use facebook messenger or skype anyway. I didn't want to clog up my phone with yet another messenger app."
  6. 11

    #9Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Jack Murphy
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "This solution doesn't provide any resolution to the material design apps. Google play music, is primarily a music app. There isn't anything that would help provide a service for material design on this specific app."
  7. 9

    #10Weather Timeline

    Weather Timeline
    This is a simple weather app that focuses on summarising the next hour, the next 48 hours and the next week so you don't have to. Graphs, animated radar maps, extended forecasts, and even almanac data are all available here, so it's gorgeous and powerful at the same time.
    Apps

    Android

    $1.49

    Diana Jordan
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Understanding the weather can always be a little tricky. Using Weather Timeline things are kept simple."
  8. 7

    #11Slack

    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

    Frank Jones
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "My group and I like to brainstorm on what kind of materials we will design. A good app that I recommend for a project of this endeavor is Slack. Slack lets us organize our team conversations in open channels which allows us to make a channel for a project."
  9. 6

    #12Textra

    Textra

    Textra is a free and fully customizable texting app for Android devices, with bubbles system, dark and light themes, auto-night mode, MMS group messaging and so on.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Richard Fernandez
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "Textra is where it's at if you're looking for that upgraded texting app. It's so lightweight and easy to use and get the hang of that I couldn't see myself going back to regular old SMS bog standard default texting apps that come stock with your phone. "
  10. 5

    #13Tumblr

    Tumblr

    Tumblr is a platform for everyone that allows users to publish any type of content depending on what they want to share to the world. Blogging, image gallery, gif archives, and many more can be found in this content platform.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Judy Peterson
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "Tumblr is a great app for designing content. It's fun to use and has a wide arrange of items to design with."
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    #14Inbox by Gmail

    Inbox by Gmail

    Inbox by Gmail was an email service developed by Google with a limited invitation-only basis aiming to improve email productivity and organization through several key features. It was shut down by Google on April 2, 2019. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Catherine Lee
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "I don't care for how it's organized. It's way too colorful, so it's hard to focus on one thing. I also don't like how I can see the different groupings all at the same time. That also is distracting. Much prefer old Gmail."

Summary

Best What are the best Material Design apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google+Apps 26 Free
2Google CalendarApps 26 Free
3GmailApps 23 Free
4Google PayApps 21 Free
5PushbulletApps 20 Free
6EvernoteApps 20 Free
7PocketApps 15 Free
8Android MessagesApps 13 Free
9Google Play MusicApps 11 Free
10Weather TimelineApps 9 Paid
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