There are countless Android apps that cover just about any need you have. Traffic monitoring? There’s an app for that. Documents in the cloud? There’s an app for that, too. When it comes down to it, it seems like there are 100 different apps that do the same thing. However, there is always an app or two that rises to the top and stands out above all others for its usability and features. Following are four of the best apps for 2016 that you can’t go without.
Take Bookmarking to a Whole New Level
Have you ever found yourself looking at websites on your phone only to get interrupted or run short of time and lose the page? If this is you, Pocket is an excellent app that lets you save a web page with one touch, making it a breeze to find it later. But it’s not just for your phone; it’s possible to install Pocket on multiple devices and recall the web page right at the point where you left off reading on another device. Learn more about Pocket at AndroidHeadlines.com. Cost: free.
Get Notifications From Your Phone on Your Computer
Smartphones make life easier, but they also demand a lot of your attention. Email and text alerts mean you’re constantly checking your phone. The same goes for phone calls you can’t answer. Pushbullet neatly solves the problem by sending the alerts to your computer. It also eliminates the need for you to grab your phone and make a reply by allowing you to communicate with your phone via your computer. Cost: free for standard Pushbullet and $4.99 a month or $39.99 per year for Pushbullet Pro.
Text Messaging on Steroids
WhatsApp has all the features you’ve come to expect from a messaging app with one added feature: it lets you use Wi-Fi for sending a message, even if it’s data-heavy, so you don’t have to worry about going over your monthly allowance if you’re not on an unlimited phone plan. Send messages, videos, and voicemails with ease. You can make phone calls with the app, too. You do need to get other potential users to install the app, but the app draws information from your existing contacts. It eliminates the need to re-type contact information every time you want to send a message. Cost: free for the first year and charges apply once the year is up.
A Powerful App to Edit Your Pictures
It’s now easier than ever to take pictures of scenes that catch your eye, but you want to add a little something to make the picture more dramatic. Snapseed is a picture editing app that is along the lines of putting Photoshop on your phone. It has tools that allow you to selectively edit your images, crop, correct color, and more. Cost: free.
This is just a glimpse at some of the apps that top the charts for 2016. They’re all designed to give you the results you need whether it’s cleaning up your photos, making it easier to text, or get your notifications when it’s inconvenient to use your phone.