The Google Play Store is the biggest Android marketplace in the world. It is unrivaled as a place which contains all the biggest and the best Android apps that are available on the market right now. Google’s strict monitoring and quality policies also ensure that the best apps get a place on the Google Play Store. There are millions of apps that are available on the Play Store, and they range from books, movies, games, social media apps, communication apps to software and tools that help smartphones and tablets run efficiently and smoothly. Here is a rundown of the 13 best apps that are available on the Google play store for free.
Google Play Store apps:
- Whatsapp Messenger- If such a list has to be made, WhatsApp will top it any day. This app which has gone on to become the world’s favorite instant messaging app is now owned by Facebook. The acquisition of the app did not drown its popularity but on the contrary, it increased manifold. WhatsApp needs a phone number for verification and once it starts there are many features that users can use to communicate with others provided they have their phone numbers. Users can text, send pictures, videos, record audio messages, group chat, video call and even send files through WhatsApp. It is free to install and free to use.
- Facebook – In such a list Facebook cannot be far behind because if WhatsApp is the number one instant messaging app, Facebook is the largest social networking app in the world right now. In fact, it is much bigger than WhatsApp, considering the fact that FB owns WhatsApp. The FB app is not much different from the one that we use on the web browser because you can basically do whatever you want to do there without any problems like uploading photos, posting status updates and checking out your friend’s profile. You can also join groups, create events and chat with people.
- Messenger- Facebook became so popular, and its chat also became so addictive that people had to stay online for long bouts in order to receive and reply to text messages on Facebook. This led, however, to Facebook creating a standalone messenger app of its own so that people would not have to be linked to their Facebook profiles all the time. This app called the Facebook Messenger app or Messenger as it is commonly known works as the Facebook chat app. Through it, you can communicate with your contacts on Facebook, but you will not be able to see pictures and photos that your friends have put up also you can text, send pictures, videos, links, and files through this app. The interface of this app is also really cool because once a contact texts you, the Messenger pops up as a bubble on your phone screen through which you can communicate.
- Google Photos- Next up, we have Google Photos which is an app that provides a great way to store your photos in cloud storage safely. It generally comes preloaded on Android smartphones nowadays but if it doesn’t, you can easily get it from the Google Play Store. This facility helps in cleaning up smartphone storage because once you upload a copy of a photo to the Google Photos storage drive, then it is safe to delete the other copy from the smartphone memory in order not to cramp the space on your phone. Getting the app and using it, is a breeze if you have a Google account already, and there is even an option where you can modify the settings to upload photos to your Google Plus profiles automatically as soon as they are updated onto the Google Photos app. Like any other normal photo editing app, it comes with editing features, and since it can also store videos, it is a great memory saver for your phone.
- Pokemon Go- Now we have the game that is viral all over the world. It is Pokemon Go, the Android version of which was launched recently. As is expected soon after the Android launch it has started topping the list of Most Downloaded apps. There are only a very few apps in the world that have achieved the success that Pokemon Go has in a very short span of time. Pokemon Go is a game that is based on the Pokemon show that came on TV some years ago. The game revolves around being a Pokemon gym trainer where users will have to roam his/her locality in order to catch Pokemons and become more powerful. This game has become so popular that the developers are having a hard time in setting up servers to keep up with the pressure being exerted on the existing ones.
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- Clash of Clans- Again, before Pokemon Go came around and became more popular, there was Clash of Clans. The popularity of Pokemon Go does not mean that Clash of Clans has suffered a setback. It has a dedicated user group from all over the world and who play the game actively. This game is all about strategy and going on war with other players in the world. It revolves around the concept of the user being the chief of a village who builds it along with armies and troops to raid and loot other villages and grow bigger and more powerful in the process. It also involved the building of clans where villages can combine to become a larger unit and then fight with other clans in clan Wars.
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- 360 Security Antivirus – Going by the huge number of 5-star ratings and downloads, 360 Security Antivirus boost is one of the most popular antivirus apps that are to be found on the Google Play Store. 360 Security guarantees you great security with added features like improving battery life and the speed and efficiency of your Android device as well as optimizing background running apps and cleaning up phone memory. Its virus database is also updated regularly so that there are no threats to your phone. And an added feature is the presence of anti-theft elements.
- Prisma App- The next app that we have is another viral app that garnered a raging popularity in competition with Pokemon Go. I am talking about Prisma the photo editing app that is currently ruling the world right now. There already has been plenty of photo editing software due to which getting popular in this aspect is really difficult, but Prisma has done it effortlessly and with panache. The main factor that pushed Prisma up the popularity charts was that it edits photos but a tad differently from other photo editing software and apps. Developers of Prisma came out with an innovation where the photo edits are in the style of paintings of great painters of earlier years like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Prisma takes your photos and edits them in such a way that they look like paintings of yesteryears which imports a very classy feel to your photos.
- Instagram – Prisma might have taken away the thunder of photo editing apps in general, but we cannot forget the original and the first popular photo editing app which is Instagram. Instagram has many downloads and innumerable 5-star ratings which make it one of the leading photo editing apps which has gone on to become a social photo sharing and networking platform. Everyone who has used Prisma is also on Instagram because it was the one that started the photo editing app revolution and most significantly the hashtag. Not only does Instagram contain profiles of people whom you know but there are celebrity profiles which you can follow. It also supports video sharing and video upload.
- Clean Master – Much like photo editing software there are also millions of cleaning software that helps to keep a smartphone free of junk files, trash, and other such garbage that clutter smartphones and decrease their efficiency and speed. Clean Master is the biggest cleaning application that is found in the world. It has over 600 million downloads, and you will notice that the Clean Master is present in at least 3 of every five smartphones that you may take up for him. Clean Master cleans up your device by searching for junk files and trash and deletes them in order to make your phone faster and smoother. It also optimises the running of background apps which are the main culprit to your phone becoming slow. The premium version also features the app lock via which you can lock the apps which you don’t want other people to get access to easily.
- Spotify Music is the next one on the list which is very popular going by the number of downloads it has on the Google Play Store. This music app which was launched some years back has moved up the popularity charts in a very fast rise. It would have been even more popular had it not been involved in a dispute with Apple over revenues. It is a regular music streaming app that helps you and listening to music as well as create custom playlists. It also has playlists office on curated by experts which battery arranged in accordance with the user’s music preferences. It has a very massive library and is also available as an extension on the Chrome browser as well as a different standalone app for computers and PCs. The song here or arranged very neatly according to several factors like mood activities genre and many others.
- Google Play Music – Speaking of music streaming apps, Google Play Music is also one of the most popular on the Google Play Store. It is a music streaming service which also doubles up as an online music locker for its users. It arguably has the biggest online music library in the world. The Google Play Music app comes in two packages. While one is free, the other costs 9.99 US dollars and features on-demand music as well as music videos from YouTube thus getting the name YouTube Red. It also recently launched the family plan for Google Play Music users of a family so that content can be shared among a fixed group.
- Skype is another popular desktop application that is available as an app on the Google Play Store for Android devices. It is basically used as an app for communicating with people who are far away. Users can communicate with each other via text phone calls as well as video calls. New updates of Skype also promote the sharing of pictures. Skype is available on all platforms and on all devices and therefore accessing it and communicating with your friends or family who are far away is very easy using Skype.
- Slither.io Game – Next up we have another Android game that was popular just before the rise of Pokemon Go. You guessed it right I am talking about Slither. This game which is as simple as gaming can get has managed to befuddle game developers as to how it became so popular. The game is really simple, and much like a children’s game the simple is to get a snake to grow bigger. Its concept replicates the one used by Agar. Agar is a game which involves making bubbles go bigger by enveloping other smaller bubbles. Slither is the game where you start with a small snake and eat the glow worms available but in order to get larger fast, you have to kill other snakes and eat them. Killing other snakes is fun and it is done by getting the other snake to crash on your body with its head.
So, these are some of the most popular apps that are topping or have topped the “Most Downloaded” list of the Google Play Store. If you have missed out on any of them, you can give it a try.
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