Best Apps of the Year 2020

There are 2,912,600   Android apps in the Google play store. Its a really hard work to find a useful app in the first try that fulfils your need, you have to check multiple apps some apps suck some perform well but not as per your desired level.

That’s why we have categorised some best of the best apps for you.

Note: Some apps might not available in all countries, in that case check apkmirror to get apk.

Apps list is based on personal use case and other users recommendations. So let’s get started the best apps of the year

Authy

Two-factor Authenticator

The Authy app generates secure 2 step verification tokens on your device. It help’s you protect your account from hackers and hijackers by adding an additional layer of security.

You can now try Google Authenticator too, after new update Google Authenticator app also improved a lot.

Twilio Authy 2-Factor Authentication
Twilio Authy 2-Factor Authentication

Brave Browser

Clutter and ad-free

Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser for Android with a built-in AdBlock, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

Brave is also available on multiple platforms so you can protect your privacy and surf web without trackers. Brave also has in built TOR so you can anytime switch to TOR browsing mode for anonymus web surfing and to access websites that are geo locked.

Only issue you will face with brave is syncing bookmakrs between brwosers while brave has brave sync feature but it sometimes fails actually most of the time fails.

Firefox Focus

Security & Privacy focused

Firefox Focus automatically blocks a wide range of online trackers β€” from the moment you launch it to the second you leave it.

You don’t need to fiddle with settings to block ads and trackers everyting is setup already. Firefox focus is a browser that deletes everything on browser exit so their is no bookmark, no logged in websites, no cookie.

Firefox Focus: The privacy browser
Firefox Focus: The privacy browser

Telegram

Secure Messaging

Pure instant messaging β€” simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 400 million active users in four years.

Telegram is secure instant messaging app but it packs features that WhatsApp even don’t have and won’t be having in near feature. Feature of telegram that makes it worth your try is Secure, Secret chat & call option, Huge list of animated and static stickers collection, Bots, channels and super groups, bot API availabe so you can integrate your telegram bot with any iot device.

Telegram
Telegram
Developer: Telegram FZ-LLC
Price: Free

Plus Messenger

Best alternative of Telegram Android client

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Plus Messenger is an UNOFFICIAL messaging app that uses Telegram’s API, Plus Messenger adds some extra features to official Telegram app.

While telegram’s official app is great and does what it should, plus messenger takes it further by giving more features client side with better and customizable UI so everything is organised in a way you need it.

Plus Messenger
Plus Messenger
Developer: rafalense
Price: Free

NewPipe

Account free YouTube

NewPipe does not use any Google framework libraries or the YouTube API. It only parses the website in order to gain the information it needs that’s why NewPipe is not availabe on Google Play store you need to download it from their Github page Download NewPipe.

NewPipe removes ads from YouTube video and gives you option to download YouTube video as video and mp3, You can still subscribe to channels without creating account with Google.

CastBox

Free Podcast Player

Castbox is an easy to use podcast player for podcast lovers, offering a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface.

Files Go

Free up Space on your phone

Files Go is a new storage manager that helps you free up space on your phone, find files faster, and share them easily offline with others.

Files Go is app developed by Google to give old android phones a better and lightweight File manager so that they can do the stuff needed without bloating their android phone. If you want to make some space on your android for more apps then you need to install android lite apps whenever possible.

Flynx

Read the web smartly

It loads articles and links in a floating browser in the background for you while you do something productive. Flynx is very usefull if you receive links in chat apps, feed of social apps here and their and don’t want to leave the current app.

Flynx - Read the web smartly
Flynx - Read the web smartly

Lynket Browser

Floating custom tab

Lynket slides over the website from the app, enabling you to transition into the website seamlessly. Even if you navigate multiple times, you can always press X to quickly return to the app, where you left.

Lynket Browser (previously Chromer)
Lynket Browser (previously Chromer)

Datally

Mobile data-saving

Saving mobile data is easy with Datally, a smart new app by Google.

Datally saves precious data by setting up local VPN that blocks other apps from accessing data without your permission, some feature in Datally make it separte from other apps are like check real time data usage, set emergency data buffer in case you need it, track hotspot data usage so you know who is eating your data.

Datally: data saving app by Google
Datally: data saving app by Google

Fing

Network Tools

Discover which devices are connected to any Wi-Fi network, map devices, detect intruders and achieve best network performance with the networking toolkit.

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Fing - Network Tools
Fing - Network Tools
Developer: Fing Limited
Price: Free+

PhotoScan

Digitise your memory

Capture your favourite printed photos quickly and easily, so you can spend less time editing and more time looking at your bad childhood haircut.

PhotoScan by Google Photos
PhotoScan by Google Photos
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Feedly

Get smarter Organise your Feed

Feedly offers useful integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Buffer, OneNote, Pinterest, LinkedIn, IFTTT, and Zapier so that you can easily share stories with your networks and teammates.

Feedly - Smarter News Reader
Feedly - Smarter News Reader
Developer: Feedly Team
Price: Free+

Pocket

Save web for later

Pocket is your place to quickly save, discover, and recommend the best, most interesting stories on the Web.

Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
Developer: Read It Later
Price: Free+

F.lux

Don’t strain your eyes

f.lux removes the bright blue colours from your phone to help you wind down at night and returns your screen to normal the next day.

f.lux (preview, root-only)
f.lux (preview, root-only)
Developer: justgetflux
Price: Free

Twilight

Don’t strain your eyes

The Twilight app makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day. It filters the flux of blue light emitted by your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a soft and pleasant red filter.

Canva

Photo Editor & Graphic design

Canva is an all-in-one graphic design app that allows you to produce eye-catching graphics on the go.

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Kinemaster

Video Editor

KineMaster offers an unprecedented level of control over the mobile video editing process.

Snapseed

Best photo editor

Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor app that does the photo editing work with ease.

Snapseed
Snapseed
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Pixlr

Photo Editor

Capture any moment and make it beautiful with over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and filters. You can also make collage too.

Pixlr – Free Photo Editor
Pixlr – Free Photo Editor

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Edit photos like a pro

a free app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos.

Buffer

Manage social account

Save time and manage all your social media in one place. Buffer is a simpler way to schedule posts and track the performance of your content.

Buffer: Social Media Manager
Buffer: Social Media Manager
Developer: Buffer, Inc
Price: Free+

Google Keep

Simple Note-taking app

Capture inspiration when it strikes! Keep is simply the quickest way to offload ideas, thoughts, and to-dos without losing focus.

Google Keep - Notes and Lists
Google Keep - Notes and Lists
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

IFTTT

Automate your flow

Do more with the services you love. Over 600 apps work with IFTTT.

IFTTT
IFTTT
Developer: IFTTT, Inc
Price: Free

SMS Organizer

Smart SMS organizer

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Organises your SMS inbox into Personal, Transactional and Promotional category to help you declutter your SMS Inbox so that you never miss an important message.

SMS Organizer
SMS Organizer
Price: Free

Textra SMS

Simple yet beautiful SMS app

Textra is simply an outstanding replacement of stock messaging app, All Textra features are free forever.

Textra SMS
Textra SMS
Developer: Delicious
Price: Free+

Recent Notification

Re-Check your cleared notification

Have you ever missed an important notification shown in your device status bar? Recent Notification can safely store them for you. Relax and read them when you find the time.

Recent Notification
Recent Notification
Developer: LibApps
Price: Free+

TunnelBear VPN

Free but best VPN

You can browse from anywhere with peace of mind knowing that your online activity is more private from hackers, ISPs, and advertisers.

Native Clipboard

Seamlessly access anything copied

Native clipboard provides easy and seamless access to anything you copied by simply double clicking the desired text field. Then choosing a clip will automatically paste it.

Native Clipboard Manager
Native Clipboard Manager
Developer: DHM47
Price: Free

Todoist

For Task Management

Todoist helps get all your tasks and thoughts out of your head and onto your to-do list anytime, anywhere, with real-time sync on all of your favourite devices.

Todoist: To-Do List, Tasks & Reminders
Todoist: To-Do List, Tasks & Reminders

Sololearn

Learn to code

You will be greeted by the friendliest community of coders, where peer support is an essential part of learning and development. SoloLearn has the largest collection of FREE code learning content.

SoloLearn: Learn to Code for Free
SoloLearn: Learn to Code for Free

Google Duo

Video calling experience is Joy

Google Duo is the highest quality one-to-one video calling app it’s simple and reliable.

Shazam

Capture the music in AIR

Identify the media playing around you, explore the music you love. Discover song lyrics from your favourite artists on Shazam.

Gboard

Search the web while typing

Gboard has everything you love about Google Keyboard β€” speed and reliability and more, plus Google Search built-in. No more app switching; just search and share, right from your keyboard.

Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

We also made a list of lite android apps for low memory phones, these apps will help you to install more and save data and battery while having great performance.

Conclusion

With this best android apps list you must have found some great apps if you think we missed your favourite app please do let us know on any social media or community forum.

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Sumit Yadav
Hi, I'm Sumit, Being an introvert I have always been obsessed with technology-computers and reading dozens of posts to learn, find answers out of my curiosity. I love to write as I explore more.