With more than 1 million apps available, the Google Play store offers a varying array of titles, ranging from best-ignored downloads to genuinely useful apps and games.
Yet for every popular favorite such as Kindle or YouTube, there are just as many new, underrated, unusually fun, or plain overlooked gems.
Whether you want to fill up a new Android phone with apps or just try out something new on your current device, check out the apps you’re not using but should that can be found in Google Play.
Google Trips (Free)
Google Trips turns your smartphone into an all-in-one travel assistant, consolidating travel itineraries and reservations from your emails into automatically sorted trips. Google automatically collates your flight details, hotel and car reservations, tour itineraries and other information available in your emails. The app also provides recommendations, suggested day plans, and related local sights and attractions
Libby by Overdrive works with your local library to provide a digital media management platform for borrowing and returning ebooks and audiobooks.
Just sign in, connect your library card, and then browse your local library’s digital offerings.
You can use multiple library cards, sample books, download or stream content, tag titles, and sync data across devices.
Consistency is the key to developing good habits, regardless of whether you’re trying to develop a new healthy living practice or just want to add a new task to your daily routine.
HabitHub aims to help iwith regular reminders, categorizable habit goals, notes, reminders and a calendar for visualizing your habit streaks.
You can track your reminders with widgets, log progress on your Android Wear smartwatch and graph out your progress
Google’s new Datally utility is a free data management tool that lets you selectively view and manage the data use of your installed Android apps, leading to up to 30 percent in data savings.
Datally’s data usage metrics reveal total and per-app data usage over time so you can understand trends in your data usage, and a Data Saver mode allows you to control usage on a per app basis, restricting background app data use without limiting the real-time data usage of active apps.
While many of Datally’s features have been incorporated in various Android OS versions, the app puts them in a single app interface for ease of use and understanding.
While there are a lot of exercise trackers and personal fitness apps out there, few focus on holistic body and mind improvement.
Based on scientific principles and incubated in Duke’s Behavioral Economics Lab, Fabulous starts you out with simple goals like trying to lose weight, get better sleep, or improve your concentration; the app helps with simple exercises, scheduled notifications and activities, and other coaching tools designed to build healthy habits for body and mind.
A 2017 Google Play Awards winner, language learning app Memrise uses a variety of tools to help users pick up basic conversational fluency with a number of languages, such as Spanish, Japanese and French.
Memrise combines gamified learning techniques with what it calls “elaborate encoding” to help you recall vocabulary and info through the use of “mems”, mnemonic devices such as etymologies or associations that help you lock in information.
The free tier of the app comes with a variety of courses; a pro tier adds expanded features such as chatbot-assisted learning, speed review and listening and native speaker video exercises.
Trusted Contacts (Free)
The iPhone has had Find my Friends for what seems like nearly forever.
Google has finally decided to offer its own alternative for those living in the Android universe.
Google’s Trusted Contacts works similarly, letting you share your location or see where your contacts are. You can send out or request a real-time location, so you don’t have to share your constant whereabouts.
However, Trusted Contacts will automatically send out your location if you’re not able to answer a request, which could be of help in an emergency.
An iOS app is coming soon for your iPhone-using friends and family members.
Open Whisper Systems’ Signal is a fantastic messaging solution for security conscious mobile users. It is an all-in-one messaging and voice call solution that uses end-to-end military grade encryption.
You can send text, voice, group messages, media and attachments.
Ease of use and strong, open source, audited encryption makes it a favorite of the security conscious, with accolades from the likes of Edward Snowden and other privacy advocate
This here ends the article for the Best Android Apps You’re Not Using- Part 1.
If you guys are into such more Android Apps that you are not using currently on your devices and can benefit from then stay tuned for the next part that is coming up real soon.