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There are millions of apps on the Play Store, from addictive games to essential productivity tools to great ways to personalize your phone.
Moreover, there are also apps that will completely change the way you use Android. Some improve the user interface, others automate common tasks, and still others use popular operating system features to make them even better.
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Let's take a look at some of the most amazing Android apps.
Social media is great for finding interesting articles online, but it's not always convenient to read them right away. Sometimes it's better to list a few articles and come back to them later.
That's what you can do with the Lynket browser. Open websites in the background. You can access it whenever you want by tapping the floating bubbles on the screen. It's simple but very useful. The app works with your existing default browser and can also speed up your browsing experience by automatically loading the AMP versions of links you click.
Another great feature of the Lynket browser is the option to read pages in article mode, which loads a nice looking reading mode without all the fuss and padding.
Although the app has not been updated in a while, it still delivers what it promises.
Attack: Lynket-browser(Free in-app purchases available)
Opbeste Android-widgetsThey're very useful, but if you use them too often, they'll quickly clutter up your home screens and slow down your phone.
Popup Widget 3 changes the way they work. Turns all selected widgets into 1x1 icons on the home screen. When you touch it, it opens and you see what's inside. The app gives you the convenience and speed of widgets - you don't have to run the full app to see the latest tweets or check the weather without impacting performance.
Attack: Appearing widget 3(1,99 EUR)
3. Pin it
Notepin does something so obvious you wonder why it's not part of Android. Simply put, it allows you to take notes and then pin them to your notification shade as a reminder.
While the app isn't overly complicated, you can sort the notes by priority or recently added, and they're also color-coordinated, which looks great. Once pinned notes are visible in the notification shade until you unpin them.
While Notepin doesn't do anything innovative, it is definitely one of the most amazing apps for Android users who value productivity and organization.
Attack: pin(Free in-app purchases available)
Many of the best Android apps take the boredom out of the common tasks you do every day by running them automatically.
MacroDroid is similar to the popular Android automation app Tasker. Butuse Tasker effectivelyfor more complex tasks it has an extremely steep learning curve and MacroDroid is an app you can install and start using right away.
The application only needs to configure two settings, just one action that the trigger will ask for. So plugging in headphones can be a trigger, and suitable actions can be auto-launching the Spotify app and adjusting the volume level.
You can also put your phone in airplane mode (action) at night (trigger). You can also have it read aloud your text messages when your phone is in the car dock.
You can add optional restrictions to customize the conditions under which the macro can run. This gives the application even more power and macros can be as simple or as complex as you need.
Attack: Makrodroid(Free in-app purchases available)
While MacroDroid is perfect for on-device automation, IFTTT does the same for web services. The official IFTTT app lets you create applets that connect two web services or devices together, using your Android phone as the central hub.
The possibilities are almost endless. Currentuse IFTTT to automate your phonein many ways: auto-tweet, receive SMS notifications about meetings in Google Calendar, or get notifications about price drops of products you want to buy. You can also use it to control smart devices.
Once you get it going, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. IFTTT is definitely one of the most interesting apps in the Play Store.
Attack: IFTTT(Free in-app purchases available)
6. Fast Cursors
fighting foruse the phone with one hand? No wonder, because screens are getting bigger with every new generation of devices. But Quick Cursor is a clever solution to the problem.
The app places the cursor on the screen, which you control with your thumb, so you can interact with the buttons and other parts of the app's user interface. The clever thing is that you just slide your thumb across the bottom third of the screen and the cursor goes all the way up. Just align it with the button and tap, it's that simple.
Quick Cursor relies on your phone's accessibility features and comes with some pretty serious permissions, so it might not be for everyone. But it's a really cool one-handed app.
Attack: fast cursor(Free in-app purchases available)
7. Powerful text
While WhatsApp Web lets you do thatsend whatsapp messages using computerIf you prefer texting, MightyText SMS becomes a must-have app.
It syncs with your PC, Mac or Linux via a browser extension and gives you full access to your SMS on a bigger screen. You can read, reply to or compose new messages and see notifications from all other apps. You can even make calls so you never have to pick up the phone again.
There is a monthly upload limit for the free version, so if you are a heavy user you may want to consider another tool. See others to see more similar onesapplications that allow you to send text messages from your computer.
Attack: Powerful text(Free in-app purchases available)
8. Universal Copy
Copying and pasting in Android is fine until it works. Some apps just don't support it and some sites prevent you from copying it, which can be very frustrating.
With Universal Copy, you can copy and paste almost anything from any application, even copy text from an image. It integrates perfectly with the system. All you have to do is give the app the right permissions, and the next time you want to copy text, just launch the app from the link in the notification bar and long press copy or enable scan mode to find text to image.
Attack: universal copy(Free in-app purchases available)
Sesame is an all-in-one tool for finding and creating shortcuts. It's so good that it could easily become the most used app.
Sesame can search almost all of your other apps and display posts from Slack or Spotify playlists right from the home screen.
It also creates shortcuts to specific functions in these programs. Whether you want to upload your daily commute or quickly check live scores on your favorite sports app, you can do it with just one tap.
Attack: sesame(Free in-app purchases available)
10. Niagara pitcher
The best overall way to personalize your Android phone is to install a new launcher. There is a lot to choose from includingfrom beste is Nova Launcher. But we also like Niagara Launcher, which gives your phone a fresh and clean look and is one of the most unique apps on Android.
Niagara does away with icons, widgets, app drawers and everything else that clutters your phone. Instead, you get several shortcuts to your favorite apps, a vertical app index designed for one-handed use, and a few other productivity tools. These include the ability to show notifications more easily and hide rarely used apps.
The app takes some getting used to, but worth a try.
Attack: Niagara pitcher(Free in-app purchases available)
Android has always been highly customizable, but one area most people ignore is the status bar. This app finally changes that.
The Super Status Bar allows you to adjust the screen brightness or volume level by sliding your finger across the top of the screen. You can configure the bar to preview incoming messages and notifications. You can also configure many other gesture controls, control battery life or change the look of the entire area.
There's a lot going on here and it even comes with more advanced customizations for rooted users, which is why Super Status Bar makes our list as one of the most amazing apps for Android.
Attack: great status bar(Free in-app purchases available)
More great Android apps
This group of great Android apps will change the way you use your Android phone. They simplify management and enable you to find what you are looking for faster.
But that's just the beginning of all the great apps on the Play Store; be sure to check out the others.