Android Apps
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Most Android users have over 80 apps installed on their smartphones. But they don’t even use half of these apps consistently. Unnecessary apps only create clutter and slow down your phone. It’s time to delete all of your unused apps and focus only on the essentials.

Aside from the obvious essentials like Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify, here are some lesser-known essentials. You may have already heard about or even used some of them, but if you haven’t, your life is about to become a whole lot easier.

1.  Waze

Navigation apps are nothing new. You probably use Google maps all of the time. But for many users, Waze is an even better option than Google Maps. Waze is community-based and individual users can warn other users of car accidents, potholes, or other important things that impact a person’s driving duration and route choice. Plus, Waze has a super fun design that many people prefer over Google Maps.

2.  Google Drive

Google Drive is a must for every single Android device. It’s an excellent cloud computing service that keeps all of your files safe, backed up, and accessible at all times. If you use Google docs, Google sheets, and other Google services, then Google Drive is by far the best cloud storage choice for you.

3.  NordPass

NordPass is a password manager that will make it so much easier to use strong passwords without needing to remember them. We’re all guilty of making password security mistakes. We either use passwords that are way too simple or reuse the same passwords for years on all of our online accounts. This password manager has a useful autofill option that will allow you to access any needed password immediately.

4.  Google News

There are so many different news platforms out there, and it can be difficult to keep track of the most important pieces of news. Google news is great because it includes articles from all of the most significant news platforms, making it a perfect all-in-one news solution!

5.  Duolingo

Have you wanted to learn a new language for a while but can’t find the time for classes? Or maybe you’re planning a trip to a country where people speak a language you don’t know one bit? Learning a new language isn’t that hard. You just need to devote some time to it. Duolingo is a playful language-learning app that won’t feel like work at all. Whenever you’re feeling bored, you can go to Duolingo and choose any of the 19 languages available!

6.  Shazam

Shazam is an irreplaceable app for many people. How often do you hear a song on the radio or at a cafe and love it but have no idea what it’s called? We’re going to guess that this happens a lot. Many people turn to Google hoping to figure out the name of a song based only on some lyrics or a tune. It's safe to say that doesn’t always work out. Shazam will help you stay in the loop at all times and not miss out on your next favorite song just because you don’t know what it’s called.

7.  Grubhub

We all love to order in and have a nice night at home (it's also great when you're busy working). Because of this high demand for food deliveries, there are many food delivery apps out there. But Grubhub is definitely one of the best, if not the best, choice out there. Grubhub has the largest selection of restaurants to choose from, and it has many amazing deals that other food delivery apps don’t.

8.  Tasty

Here’s another amazing food app that we couldn’t keep off the list. Tasty has so many amazing recipes for literally anyone. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, avoid gluten or lactose in your meals, you’ll be sure to find something great.

So those were 8 essential apps for Android that will make your Android experience even more seamless. We hope you enjoyed the list!