Before January ends, let me give you a rundown of my favorite Android Apps for 2017. These are apps that even
people say that they cannot live without. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for the best stuff, it’s assumed that you have them already. Let’s cut out the suspense, here are the best Android apps currently available!
If you use your Android phone unsecured on sketchy public Wi-Fi, you’ll need a solid VPN, and ExpressVPN is one of the most trusted, secure brands in the virtual private network industry. Express VPN is super fast and extremely safe, boasting an SSL-secured network with 256-bit encryption and, get this, unlimited bandwidth and speed. ExpressVPN has servers in 78 countries (such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and others) in over 100 locations around the world, so there will always be a location near you to give you the best experience.
1Weather is, for me, the best weather app out there. It features a simple design that shows you the current weather, forecast for up to 12 weeks, a radar, and other important stats. Along with that, you’ll get a fairly decent set of lightly customizable widgets and the standard stuff like severe weather notifications and notifications about approaching storms. My favorite feature is its minimal design which just shows you the weather. However, most people will also likely enjoy the range of weather fun facts the app offers as well.
The Google Drive suite
Google Drive is a cloud storage where all new users get 15GB for free permanently upon signing up. You can, of course, buy more if you need it. What makes Google Drive special is the suite of Android apps it has. It includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Photos, and Google Keep. Some of the features of these apps include live collaboration, deep sharing features, and compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.
Google Maps and Waze
Google Maps rules the navigation apps scene and it remains one of the best Android apps ever. It gets frequent, almost weekly updates that seem to only add to its incredibly generous list of existing features. Aside from the very basics, Google Maps gives you access to places of interest, traffic data, directions to things like restaurants, hotels, or gas stations, and they even let you have offline maps now. If you add to your Waze app, which includes tons of its own features, you won’t need any navigation app ever.
Google Now and Google Now Launcher
Google Now is the most powerful Android app available, ever(for us anyway)! Since its launch a few years ago, it has grown into an always-on personal assistant that will tell you the weather, give you news articles about your relevant interests, manage things like plane flight information, and give you access to quick info through voice search. It’s is regularly updated by Google to give you more information even faster than before. Alongside that is Google Now Launcher, which allows you to put Google Now in your home screen queue for even faster access!