Have you recently bought a demo a pre-owned Android phone or perhaps just want a suggestions of apps to check out? These free apps have become must have with Android smartphones and if you are looking for the best apps then you may already have some of these. There are tons of amazing apps on the Google play store however their usefulness if generally limited. There are the types of apps that you will keep on your home screen and use over and over again.
Google Drive: This is a cloud storage solution, as a new user you will get 15GB for free when signing up. However you can buy more storage when needed. Google Drive is special due to the suite of Android apps that are attached to it. These include Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Photos, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Keep. Between the office apps, the Photos app (which allows unlimited photo and video backup), and Keep Notes for note taking, you have apps for practically anything you need to do in terms of productivity. Some of the features of these apps include live collaboration, deep sharing features, and compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Download Google Drive for free from the Google Play Store
Waze: A great replacement for Google Maps. The simplicity of this app as a well featured in-car navigation and co-pilot will provide you with the quickest route anywhere in your city or when traveling. A brilliant feature is the up to date traffic cameras and police traps, which have been very accurate when used by the Techexchange team. Waze also works with Android Auto. Download Waze for free from the Google Play Store
Google Search: This is a seriously powerful app. It also works on most Android devices. You simply download the app and then enable it. From there, you can ask it whatever you want. It also supports a variety of commands. You can control lights, ask about population control, and it can even do simple math problems for you. There are a variety of products like Google, Bose QC II Bluetooth headphones, Home and Chromecast that extend the functionality even further. There is also a second Google Assistant app for those who want a quick launch icon on the home screen. Download Google Search for free from the Google Play Store
YouTube: There’s more content there than any person can watch or listen to in their lifetime. That includes music videos, educational videos, news videos, reviews, video game replays, music, and a whole lot more. YouTube Music should replace Google Play Music eventually. This collection is the best music and video streaming package on mobile as long as they remain tied together. Download Youtube from the Google Play Store
SwiftKey: SwiftKey Keyboard is one of the most powerful and customizable third-party keyboards available. It hit the market several years ago with a predictive engine unlike anything any other keyboard had and the app has grown a lot of over the years. Its a free download and you can purchase themes for it if you want to. Other features include a dedicated number row, SwiftKey Flow which allows for gesture typing, multiple language support, cross-device syncing of your library and much more. Its about as good as it gets in the keyboard space. Download SwiftKey from the Google Play Store