Smartphones are one of the most prevailing gadgets worldwide. There are over 500 million smartphone users in India. To get the most out of a phone, be it a budget phone or a flagship, mobile applications are essential.
With over 2.9 million apps on the Play store and 2 million apps on the App Store, people’s lives have been made easier by these diverse apps. From ordering food to transferring money across the world, any task can be carried out with the tip of fingers and at the comfort of home.
Here is a collection of the top 100 apps in India segregated based on categories and a short description for each. While most of these apps are free to download, some might charge a small subscription fee for accessing premium features.
Here is the List of Best Apps In India (Most Popular Apps):
Aarogya Setu is an Indian Government initiative to support the fight against COVID-19. It helps in debunking myths and provides authentic information to the citizens as it is directly from the health officials.
This app updates the user in case they have come in contact with someone who has tested positive. It tracks real-time location using Bluetooth and generates a social-graph.
This information is confidential and is shared only with the Government of India. It supports up to 11 languages. This mobile application also informs the user about the precautions to be taken, symptoms and other relevant information regarding the coronavirus.
SHAREit – Transfer & Share
SHAREit is one of the widely used apps for file sharing in the present-day. It supports fast cross-platform transfer without the loss of quality. Files can also be transferred without a network by using one of the devices as a hotspot.
It is almost 200 times faster than Bluetooth and is one of the fastest with the highest speed of up to 20M/s.
Recently, the application has also added a media player to play audio and video files present on the device. There is also a free online feed which showcases the latest movies, videos, music, wallpapers, stickers and GIFs.
Xender – Share Music&Video,Status Saver,Transfer
Xender is one of the best file sharing app in the market. It supports transfer of music, video, photo, app, pdf, word, zip, excel and many other formats of files. It boasts of a transfer speed that is 200 times that of Bluetooth.
Mobile data or additional software is not required for sharing the files between the devices. A media player is also present to preview the received audio and video files. Xender also offers an inbuilt video to audio converter within this mobile application.
There are additional features like game centre and social media downloader which is also incorporated in this app. The game centre comprises of casual mini-games which can be played by the user without having to install any other application.
Users can save videos from social media apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram via the social media downloader. The most attractive feature of this app is that it supports the cross-platform transfer.
ShareMe (MiDrop) – Transfer files without internet
ShareMe is a file transfer application which was previously available under the name MiDrop. It has over 200 million users all around the world. This is a point to point file transfer tool that works without an internet connection.
It is ad-free and works on all Android devices. ShareMe features a user-friendly UI through which the files can be shared in a single tap. All types of files are supported for transfer on this app.
There is also no limit on the size of the file that needs to be transferred. If the transfer is stopped midway, there is an option to resume without having to start over. It is easy to use and supports nine languages.
Zapya – File Transfer, Sharing Music Playlist
Zapya is a mobile application that allows users to transfer files between any kind of devices without the need for Wi-Fi or mobile data. It supports twenty languages.
Files can be shared in four ways- create a group, generate a personalized QR code, shake to connect or send files those nearby. Zapya allows the user to transfer multiple large files at once.
The most unique feature of this app is that it has an “Install All” option which lets the user download all the apps either from another mobile or the APKs on a PC. There is also an additional option to backup and transfer files from an old device to a new one using this app.
Files by Google: Clean up space on your phone
Files is a file management app by Google with multiple features like file search, file sharing, back up to cloud and cleaning recommendations. This app can be used to view the amount of space occupied as well as the amount of free space.
It also suggests ways to free up space by deleting unused files. This helps in keeping the phone running in its best performance. The files being shared are secured with WPA2 encryption to protect the data.
Files by Google is one of the most efficient and highly trusted file manager on the app store. It is easy to sort, delete, move, view, rename or share files with this app.
It has a user-friendly navigation system. There is also a bonus feature of saving files to Google Drive or any other cloud storage app.
Wynk Music – Download & Play Songs, MP3, HelloTune
Wynk Music is an HD music streaming application with over six million songs. It also works as an Mp3 player where the user can play songs already present in the device. For Airtel users, Wynk offers unlimited online streams and downloads for free.
It covers a wide range of music from International hits to regional music from every state of India. This includes languages like Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, etc.
There is also an option for Airtel users to set any song as their Hellotune for free with unlimited changes. Wynk features thousands of artists and playlists carefully curated to fit every mood. There are also personal recommendations based on the user’s history.
Gaana Music – Hindi Tamil Telugu MP3 Songs App
Gaana is a music streaming app which offers access to Regional music and Radio free of cost. There are almost 45 million Mp3 songs with high-quality HD streaming on the app.
Several playlists are created by experts with songs grouped based on a topic. The app also offers lyrics of the songs present. It supports eleven languages and also contains music videos of songs.
A paid subscription is also available with bonus features like ad-free streaming, downloading music for offline listening, etc. The subscription renews through the user’s Google Play account every month.
JioSaavn Music & Radio – JioTunes, Podcasts, Songs
This app by Jio lets the user listen to music, radio and podcasts for free. There is also an option to set any song as the caller tune by searching for it on the JioTune page.
JioSaavn has over 55 million songs from various languages like Hindi, English, Tamil, Punjabi, etc. They also support independent artists and podcasts from all the languages.
A karaoke mode is also present which displays the lyrics of the currently playing song. Jio users also get a 30-day free trial of JioSaavn Pro which comes with ad-free music experience, high-quality audio of 320 kbps and unlimited downloads.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music allows the user to store around 50,000 songs on the app which can be played across Android, iOS and the web. The highlight of this app is the radio.
Tere is a wide range of radio stations available on this app based on songs, genre, mood, artist, album, activity, decade and more. The subscription pack lets the user download the latest songs and listen offline.
There is also a family subscription pack which accommodates up to six family members for a discounted price. YouTube Music Premium is also free with the paid subscription pack. This includes premium features like listening to YouTube music ad-free in the background as well as offline.
Spotify: Listen to new music, podcasts, and songs
Spotify is a world-famous music app with millions of songs and podcasts for free. Users can create their own playlist or listen to the playlists curated by experts on this app. It provides users with a personalized experience by recommending similar music based on the users’ history and search.
There are various plans available for a premium subscription. They also have a special plan for students and families. Spotify Premium is also available on a daily or weekly basis.
It is possible to cancel the subscription anytime. Advertisements are removed with the Premium feature and it also allows free download for offline listening. Spotify is a great app to discover new music and expand playlists.
Hungama Music – Stream & Download MP3 Songs
Hungama is an Indian music app which has an Mp3 player, online radio and dynamic lyrics. It has a music collection for most of the Indian languages like Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, etc.
The music player allows the user to play songs on the device. The app also displays lyrics for the songs to let the user sing along. They also have a point system which assigns points for each activity.
These points can be redeemed for music or exclusive merchandise like watches, sunglasses, T-shirts, electronics and much more. It can also be used to subscribe to the Pro version. Pro version permits the user to stream ad-free music and download music with high quality.
Live Tv Apps
JioTV – Live TV, News, Movies, Entertainment
This app is built exclusively for Jio Sim users. JioTV is a live TV streaming app which features various Indian as well as international channels.
There are around 650+ TV channels with 100+ HD channels in 15+ languages ranging from entertainment, music, movies, news, devotional, educational, etc.
No payment is needed for any of these as it is already included with the Jio Sim purchase. It also grants the user a 7 day catch up of the channels. Recording TV shows is also possible in this app.
Instant rewind or forward of 30 seconds is allowed on the live TV channels. Reminders can be set by the user to receive a notification when a certain show airs. Quality of the video can be chosen based on internet speed.
Hotstar app has recently incorporated Disney+Hotstar. It is a video streaming app with unlimited access to 100,000 hours of TV shows and movies from across the world.
There are also exclusive shows produced by Hotstar themselves like Star India TV shows and IPL. Disney+ has also been merged into this app recently which lets the user watch best stories from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel studios dubbed in Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
There are two subscription options available- Disney+ Hotsar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium. Star TV shows and serials can be seen before they appear on Tv with these subscription packs. Auto-renewal of the subscription packs can be cancelled anytime by the user.
SonyLIV -TV Shows, Movies & Live Sports Online
SonyLIV allows viewers to watch live channels streaming online. It includes SonyLIV originals, Live TV shows, Live News, latest movies, Hindi TV serials and much more.
Sony Entertainment Network channels like SET, SET MAX, SAB TV, Sony SIX, Sony BBC Earth, AXN, Sony ESPN, Sony PIX, etc come with the package. There is also content targeted for kids.
They stream football and cricket tournaments like UEFA Champions League, Europa League, T10, etc. A premium subscription plan is also offered by the company to gain access to ad-free TV.
They offer a wide range of payment options from wallets such as PayPal, Paytm, PhonePe to NEtbanking, credit and debit card options for the same.
Tata Sky Mobile- Live TV, Movies, Sports, Recharge
This app enables viewers to live stream over 600 channels from a variety of categories such as sports, entertainment, movies, TV shows, etc. The most attractive feature of this app is that it lets the user catch missed episodes of TV shows from the last 7 days.
It is also possible to download videos on devices and watch them later. There is a synopsis feature which provides the user with a 3-day program list. Tata Sky DTH users can recharge their TV subscription within this app.
The app also provides a summary of their account and details on the existing subscription pack. It is also possible to set reminders and record TV programs in HD on the setup box using this app.
Airtel Xstream (Airtel TV): Live TV, Movies, Shows
The most famous Airtel TV app is now renamed to Airtel Xstream. Users have access to 350+ channels varying from news, entertainment, infotainment, music, movies, lifestyle, kids, sports, etc across different languages.
Airtel TV has partnered with other apps like Zee5, Hungama, Eros Now, HOOQ, ShareIt, Curiosity Stream, Youtube, Ultra and Shemaroome to grant access for their content on the Airtel app. There is an option to pause and play Live TV as well.
The quality of the video can be controlled by the user according to the internet speed. 7 days of LiveTV is stored for streaming by the user if desired. Viewers can create their own watchlist and access the same from multiple devices.
Hindi News app
Aaj Tak Live TV News – Latest Hindi India News App
Aaj Tak Live is India’s most-watched Hindi Tv news channel. This is a free news app which updates the users with the latest news alerts in Hindi. It is one of the most awarded and trusted news source in India.
It covers all fields like politics, entertainment, sports, business, technology, auto and lifestyle. Users can also watch programs like So Sorry, Dangal, Halla Bol, 10Tak, Khabardar and Mumbai Metro.
In addition, there is also a photo gallery present which promotes pictures of Bollywood stars, sports stars, politicians and other celebrities.
The user can also listen to the live news radio by turning off the video in case of low internet speed or data. News stories and articles on various subjects are also featured on the application for people to read.
Latest Updates, Breaking India News App – ABP Live
ABP Live is a news app that presents news from around the world in 6 different languages- Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi. Live stream of the news can be watched on this app in the above-mentioned languages.
It covers sections like sports, movies, crime, travel, gadgets, lifestyle, health, fashion, etc. There is also an option to like, comment and share opinions on various topics and news stories by logging in through Google or Facebook.
Notifications can be set by the user to receive updates on news based on their preference. An audio-only mode is also available to save data.
NDTV Inia Hindi News
NDTV India News app provides full coverage of news events from India and across the world. Award-winning journalists report the news from sectors like politics, business, cricket, sports, food, entertainment and Bollywood.
There are also daily videos, slideshows and photo galleries on the app to provide updates from entertainment, sports, lifestyle, business, gadgets and health.
Users can track live cricket scores and stock market status, in Hindi, on the app. Live video, as well as an audio stream, is available for the latest news updates. Users can share any news or story through e-mail or social media platforms like Twitter, Whatsapp or Facebook.
Hindi News Dainik Jagran India News Jagran Epaper
Dainik Jagran delivers the latest breaking news in Hindi. It covers 400+ city and state news by covering local events, politics, sports, technology, business, crime, and other exciting latest news that can be read offline too.
Dainik Jagran has 37 editions & covers 11 states of India. Epaper is one of the best features of this app where the users can read the news from top newspapers.
This app updates the user with notifications consisting of the latest news including Bollywood news, movie reviews, trailers, viral videos and sports LIVE newsfeed.
The news articles can be bookmarked for later reading. The night mode enables the user to have a soothing experience to their eyes at night. This app is expected to have audio news at the earliest.
Dailyhunt (Newshunt)- Cricket, News, Videos
Dailyhunt is India’s top app for news from national, state and local updates of user’s area, entertainment such as daily greetings, trending memes, lifestyle, health, beauty tips, daily astrology, LIVE cricket scores, newspapers and videos of top news channels in 11 Indian regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, English, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati, Odia, Punjabi, and Urdu.
This app delivers customized and personalized content through recommendations. Users can browse any topic and add it to their home screen for quick access.
They can also share all content with friends and family through different social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger. This app is a complete package of entertainment and informative content.
Dainik Bhaskar: Free Hindi Local News & Epaper
Dainik Bhaskar is a news app that brings the latest news in Hindi to the users. They also have Hindi e-newspaper and video news in this app. This app covers over 2000 cities across India and categories including local, national, global, politics, business, sports, health, lifestyle, tech and auto.
The news is presented in short videos which can be shared with friends and family. Users get access to 200+ epapers from till a year back for free. This app also has an astrology section that contains daily horoscopes about career, love, life, health and more from experts.
In addition to this, there is also a Tarot card and a numerology section under this category.
English News Apps
Latest English News & Free Live TV by India Today
India Today mobile app offers extensive live coverage of all the latest news in English. Some of the best shows on the channel which are also available on the app include Prime Time, To The Point, Newstrack and News to 9.
The application also features India’s first politoon- So Sorry, which was entitled to multiple awards. The viewers can also switch to an audio-only mode based on their requirement.
It also features a photo gallery that brings trending photos of celebrities from films, sports, industry and politics. Stories from India Today magazine are also obtainable on this app. Users can search for particular news, like and share them with friends and family.
News by The Times of India Newspaper – Latest News
This app is from the official Times of India company. It informs people on news in India and around the world. They provide briefs for users who are in a hurry to stay up to date. The app updates users every morning and evening with the trending news.
An offline reading feature is also permitted. Night mode reading is present for users to have a pleasant reading experience in poor lighting conditions. The fonts are customizable as well according to the user’s will.
They offer exhaustive news coverage from more than 50 Indian cities. There is also a dedicated section for the NRI users. Users can bookmark articles for their future reference.
The Hindu: English News Today, Current Latest News
The Hindu is one of the most trusted sources of news in India. This is their digital venture to provide users with in-depth journalism of India’s national English newspaper.
There are an Editorials and Opinion section where the users can go through comments and news analysis by experts. This mobile application delivers live updates, breaking news, latest news and analysis, trending stories, events, live scores and more.
The interface is user-friendly with a read-aloud mode. Users can also personalize the home screen to receive local news. In addition to this, there is also a night mode and an offline mode.
Notifications are customizable to accommodate the user’s needs. The app also features movie reviews in text and video.
Inshorts – 60 words News summary
This is one of a kind news application that provides a summary of national and international news in under 60 words. It contains short and crisp headlines and facts to help inform of the current affairs on the go.
This app is available in both Hindi and English and can be personalized to receive updates from a certain category of interest. Search option is also present for easier access. My feed features a feed of the latest stories personalized for each user.
Articles are sourced from the most renowned news channels and publishers to provide authenticity. There is also a widget available to browse through headlines. Users can also share the article on Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit, Hike, e-mail and other social platforms.
The Economic Times: Sensex, Market & Business News
The Economic Times app deals with the latest news from business, finance, investments and much more. It helps users track the latest business news, Sensex, Nifty, BSE, NSE, Mutual funds, economy, consumer and legal on the go.
This app also provides an ET Portfolio enabling users to track their investments in the stock market. Users can also share stories on various social networks or through email.
An offline reading mode is supported to read stories in the absence of signal. A home screen widget is also present to stay updated even when the app is not open. Users can enable push notifications according to their need.
Web Series – Movie streaming apps
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play app contains the latest movies and TV shows that users can buy or rent before it hits the streaming apps. Everything available on the app can be downloaded for offline view.
It also shows if a particular movie or show is available on other streaming apps. Users can give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to get better recommendations to watch next. The app is available on Android phones and tablets. It can also be cast on TV using Chromecast by Google.
JioCinema: Movies TV Originals
This is an exclusive app for Jio SIM users. JioCinema offers over one lakh hours of exciting movies, TV shows, music and video clips, trailers and much more. Languages available are English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other Indian languages.
There are also originals like Flip, Broken, Smoke, etc. that are offered on this application. Users can resume watching from where they left off the last time on any compatible device. This app is ad-free and user-friendly.
They have separate sections for Super South Swag, Disney, movies, etc. The exclusive Disney section contains the Disney hits as well as movies from the Marvel franchise. Dubbed movies are also available for the Indian audience.
Amazon Prime Video
It is one of the leading platforms to stream Tv shows and movies worldwide ranging from thriller, drama, action to romance. There are also exclusive Amazon Prime Originals available on this app.
Movies can also be downloaded to watch offline. Content is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam. Users also receive recommendations based on their watch history.
They can save suggested titles to the watchlist to watch it later. Amazon Prime offers the latest movies, web series and TV shows at an affordable price. There is also stand up comedy shows which are very popular at the moment.
Eros Now – Watch online movies, Music & Originals
Eros Now is an Indian streaming app with movies, free trailers, original shows, web series and more. It has video content in English with Arabic subtitles to watch online. This app also has content in over 10 languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, etc.
It can also be used on a tablet or desktop. There is also a special section dedicated to kids. There are two subscription plans- Plus and Premium. The users can subscribe by paying on a monthly or annual basis.
Curated playlists are also present based on mood, genre, artist and more. Exclusive original shows are also available on this mobile application for subscribed users.
Netflix is one of the world-famous streaming sites used by millions of people around the globe. This app brings all the benefits of the site in the form of a mobile application.
The most famous shows and movies are all on this app. They also have Netflix originals produced by their own company. A single subscribed account can have up to five profiles to access a personalized feed.
The mobile application is provided with a special subscription plan at a lower rate. It can be turned family-friendly based on the settings. Netflix offers notifications for new episodes and releases based on the user’s preference. Content can also be downloaded to watch offline on the go.
ZEE5 – Latest Movies, Originals & TV Shows
This app is Zee studios offers a wide range of shows, movies, music videos and 90+ live channels in regional languages. Users can choose from eleven display languages and twelve content languages that are available in ZEE5.
Video content is dubbed in seven languages to break the linguistic barrier and for everyone to watch. It supports smart content search including voice search to make it accessible to kids and the elderly. For some popular live channels, Zee offers a catch-up feature.
There is also a premium subscription plan required for selective content. Personalized content is offered for the users to continue watching shows and movies they are interested in.
Movie ticket booking apps
BookMyShow – Movies, Events & Sports Match Tickets
BookMyShow is India’s top online entertainment portal where users can book tickets for movies, concerts, sports and many other events happening in various cities across India.
Users can check movie show timings, list of theatres, read reviews and news regarding a particular movie before booking tickets. They have a tie-up with most of the renowned cinemas across cities in India.
Some of which include PVR Cinemas, BIG Cinemas, INOX, Cinemax, etc. BookMyShow also offers a variety of discounts and combos with every booking, be it movies, shows or sports events.
IPL and ISL tickets are also distributed on this app which helps users skip the queue at the booking counter. It is also possible for the user to receive notifications about certain events happening in their city of choice.
Paytm – BHIM UPI, Money Transfer & Mobile Recharge
Paytm is India’s most popular wallet and UPI app which also features a ticket booking platform. This mobile application is mainly used for making online payments like recharges, money transfer and much more.
Movie tickets can be booked on the Paytm app. It lets the user view available show timings and cinemas in their area. There are also offers and discounts provided with the movie tickets.
Tickets for amusement parks and other events can also be booked on this app. Vouchers are from major brands like Big Bazaar, Uber, Myntra, Zomato, Brand Factory, Dominos, Jabong, Pizza Hut, Lifestyle, KFC, etc.
PVR Cinemas – Movie Tickets
PVR mobile app is exclusively for booking movie tickets at PVR Cinemas. The user can stay updated with the latest movie information, movie schedule, upcoming movies, show timings, etc.
There is also an option to pre-book food and seats with this app. It offers personalized recommendations based on the user’s history. Booked tickets can be cancelled up to 20 minutes before the show starts.
They have also partnered with OLA to book a cab right from the PVR app. In addition to this, the user also receives traffic updates on the app. PVR Privilege membership offers 5 points for every 100 rupees spent on movies or food which can be redeemed later.
Users are also provided with special bonuses on birthdays and invitations to exclusive events and premieres with this membership.
Payment and wallet apps
Paytm – BHIM UPI, Money Transfer & Mobile Recharge
Paytm is India’s most famous digital wallet and UPI app. It is a convenient way of transferring money to any bank account or to another Paytm wallet. Bank to bank transfers is also possible.
Users can also open a savings account with Paytm Payments Bank. In addition to money transfer, it also provides a platform for various other activities.
Mobile recharge, DTH recharge, Metro card recharge and bill payments such as gas, water and electricity bills can be carried out with offers and assured cashback in return.
Paying at neighbourhood stores, retail chains, restaurants, petrol pumps, grocery, etc. has is easy with the QR code scanner. Movie tickets, amusement park, event, train, bus, flight and hotel bookings can also be done on the Paytm app with easy payment options.
There is an inbuilt e-commerce site on the app where users can shop a wide range of products online. They also sell virtual gold, forex cards and FASTags.
BHIM UPI, Money Transfer, Recharge & Bill Payment
Mobikwik app can be used for several online transactions. There is an option for prepaid mobile recharge, postpaid bill payment, utility bills, water bills, electricity bills and DTH recharge.
Instant bank to bank can also be done using this app. The app facilitates the user to buy digital gold and insurance. Users can invest in mutual funds and avail an instant personal loan with no hassle.
Train, flight, bus, entertainment tickets can be booked with a wide range of offers and cashback. It also allows users to track expenditures from all payment instruments on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to help simplify the expenses.
PhonePe – UPI Payments, Recharges & Money Transfer
PhonePe is a digital platform for the transfer of money using the BHIM UPI. It is much easier than internet banking as it does not require the user to remember any IDs or passwords.
Bank accounts can be linked to this app to make online transactions. It provides a platform for paying bills like electricity, gas, water, mobile, credit card, etc.
Travel, food, shopping and grocery apps like Dominos, Faasos, OvenStory, redBus, Goibibo, Oyo can be accessed on the PhonePe Switch without downloading an external app. Virtual gold can be bought at live market rates which get stored in a free and secure bank locker.
There are also tax saver funds where users can invest to save tax easily. PhonePe also offers a variety of cashback and offers on the online transactions carried out through the app.
BHIM- Making India Cashless
Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is an app that supports instant digital payments through mobile phone. Direct bank payments can be made to anyone using their UPI ID or scanning their QR code.
Users have to link their mobile number with the bank account to access BHIM. A valid debit card connected with the account is a must for generating Unified Payments Interface (UPI) PIN.
This PIN can be deployed by the users for carrying out any transaction through this mobile app. There is a transaction limit of Rs. 40,000 per day apart from the bank transaction limit. Account balance can also be checked using the UPI PIN.
Recharge, Pay Bills & Shop
PayZapp is a mobile application by HDFC that presents users with a complete payment solution. It is not restricted to HDFC customers and can be used by customers of any bank. Debit and credit cards can be linked to the app once to make convenient, fast and secure transactions in the future.
This information is secure as it is not stored on the mobile or transacting sites but with the bank. This app lets users recharge their mobile, DTH and data card.
Utility bills can be paid through it too. PayZapp provides users with a platform to book tickets and shop online. It is also possible to send money to anyone from contacts.
Most used Bank apps
YONO SBI: The Mobile Banking and Lifestyle App!
YONO SBI is a one-stop destination for all banking needs by SBI. It includes a number of digital products and services. Basic banking transactions can be performed such as checking balance, creating a fixed deposit, adding a beneficiary, money transfer, etc.
Quick pay option is available to transfer money up to Rs.10,000 immediately without having to wait for authorize the beneficiary. By linking the accounts, users can view their all State Bank entities like credit cards, life insurance, mutual funds and much more at a single place.
Pre-approved personal loans are provided to the customers with no documentation for up to Rs. 5 lakhs. This app can also be used to manage credit/debit cards and cheque books.
Users can request new cheque books, stop cheques, block ATM cards and change the ATM PIN through YONO SBI. In addition to basic banking services, YONO also offers customers to shop, book movie, train, bus, flight tickets using on the same platform.
HDFC Bank Mobile Banking
The HDFC Bank Mobile app provides services under three financial categories- pay, save and invest. Users can log in to the app with their fingerprint without having to remember any password or PIN. The dashboard shows all the account details at a single glance.
Depending upon which part of the day users initiate the fund transfer request, the app auto-selects the mode of transfer among IMPS, NEFT and UPI. After completing the transaction, users can share the receipt immediately on any other platform.
Users can pay all utility bills like electricity, gas, cable TV through the app. There are also investing options like the Demat account on the app. ATM cards can be hot listed if lost by the user.
Kotak – 811 & Mobile Banking
This app provides exiting Kotak customers over 100+ features to manage their banking services. They can keep track of their financial transactions and updates profile details at any time. In case of loss, ATM cards can be blocked immediately for security purposes.
Funds can be transferred immediately using BHIM UPI without the need of adding a beneficiary. Applying for a new credit or debit card, cheque books, paying credit card bills online can be done with ease using this mobile banking application.
Customers can also pay bills, recharge mobile, DTH and book movie, bus, train tickets on this app. There is a feature called KayMall for online purchasing visa Flipkart.
This is the next-generation mobile banking application by the Oriental Bank of Commerce. The app is available in five languages including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi and Bengali to be accessible for a wider range of audience.
Reward points gained for various actions can be redeemed on the app. Using the BBPS menu, utility bills can be paid. Availability of lockers at the nearest branch of the bank can also be checked using this app.
Details on the location of nearby ATMs and OBC branches are provided on the app. There is a mobile passbook and integrated UPI functionality on the app as well.
iMobile by ICICI Bank
iMobile is a comprehensive and secure mobile banking app by ICICI which offers over 170 banking service. Paying and collecting money is simplified with the Unified Payment Interface (UPI).
Users can add transactions as a favourite to transfer money superfast for regular transfers or mobile recharges. In addition to the regular banking features, the app offers personalized offers for each customer.
The new update allows even NRI users to make use of the functions of this app. The unique feature of this app is that it can be used with a smart wearable device.
A companion app called iWear is needed for this purpose. Information about the user’s accounts and balance details with the last three transactions can be displayed on the smartwatch.
Home Workout – No Equipment
This app provides daily workout routines for all main muscle groups. It contains short exercises which users can follow to build muscles and maintain fitness at home without using any gym equipment.
Some of the focus areas include abs, chest, legs, arms and full-body workouts. These instructions are curated by experts and work effectively. There are also warm-up and stretching exercises to practice before the actual workout.
The content is delivered in the form of animations and videos to make it easier for users to follow. This app records the progress of the users regularly and tracks weight trends. Users can also share this data on social media.
Women Workout at Home – Female Fitness
Women workout at home is a fitness application designed specifically to focus on exercises for female users. The focus areas are to burn belly fat, slim legs, trim waistline and to get in shape. It contains quick but effective workouts designed by professionals to maximize the burning of fat.
Users can practice these exercises without the need for any other additional equipment. It is perfect for beginners as it has a detailed explanation with video demonstration.
Users can track the number of calories burned through each session. Personal data from this app like calories and weight can be synced with a Google fit band.
30 Day Fitness Challenge – Workout at Home
The 30-Day Fit Challenge Workout is an app with multiple options for the users to decide on their workout type and exercises. This app also enables users to synchronize the burned calories data on Google Fit.
The workouts are framed by a professional fitness coach and are scientifically proven to help improve fitness and health. They provide 30 days step by step exercises with a video demonstration for each.
The intensity of the exercises increases steadily for all workout options such as fat burning workouts, short workouts, weight loss, multiple abs workouts, and personal health workout at home.
All these exercises can be performed at home at the users’ convenience. Special features such as daily reminders, height and weight tracker, automatic training progress, and sharing options via social networks are present. This app can be used by all age categories.
Daily Yoga – Yoga Fitness Plans
Daily Yoga App provides the users with a free collection of various guided classes to help learn from basics. It provides 6 programs and 13 sessions to help the users keep the mind and body healthy.
It focuses on weight loss and health improvement. Daily Yoga offers 500+ asanas, 70+ yoga programs, 500+ guided yoga, Pilates and meditation sessions. The users obtain an 80% special offer for a premium subscription.
Seven languages including English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, German, French are available. This app can be used by beginners to experts. Daily progress is recorded in the app to track exercise duration, calories burned, and plan progression.
This data can be synced to Google Fit. Yoga Tips to improve their techniques and to prepare weight-control meals according to the given recipes are provided for the users.
Yoga Workout – Yoga for Beginners – Daily Yoga
Yoga Workout is a free workout app for beginners. This app contains yoga classes from basics like yoga poses, asanas and meditation which can help users relax and destress. There are videos available for users to follow.
Some of the exercises available are morning yoga, slow stretch and twist detox. These videos are developed by trained professionals and are authentic. People of any age can follow these instructions.
No additional equipment is required to practice these exercises. Users can workout at the comfort of their home. They can also calculate their BMI on this app. This app also reminds the users to continue their workout regularly without fail.
Best offline games apps
Candy Crush Saga
With access to over a trillion levels, Candy crush saga is one of the most famous offline game of all time. It has a wide range of audience with its easy to play match-three puzzle that does not require any prior skills.
This game is truly addicting with thousands of levels and the boosters to add to the fun. More levels and puzzles are constantly being added by the company every few weeks to provide unlimited fun to the users.
There are four game modes- Target score, clear the jelly, collect the ingredients and order mode. Progress in the game can be easily synced between devices when connected to the internet.
Users can also compete with their friends by logging in using their Facebook account. There are also other versions of this game available like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Candy Crush Jelly Saga and Candy Crush Friends Saga.
Ludo Kind brings the classic board game online to play with friends and family. It is a cross-platform multiplayer game with over 300+ million downloads. There is also an offline mode to play with the computer or pass and play.
Several themes like nature, Egypt, disco, pinball, candy and Christmas themes are available. Users can also chat with friends while playing the game. There is also a save or load game option to continue from where they leave.
This game works well even on low-end devices. Snake and ladders with seven different gameboard variations are also available on the same app. Users can play with world players as well.
Real Commando Secret Mission – Free Shooting Games
This game by Gamexis Inc has intense graphics and the catchy storyline for a shooting game. The user gets to play the role of a secret commando by killing enemies in the army. In the offline sniper game, they get to be a skilful soldier and complete strategic missions.
After completing each operation in this, the user is offered money in the game which can be used to buy additional weapons. This game works on both tablet and smartphone.
This FPS shooting game is one of the topv3D gun shooting games with the best gaming experience. The game offers a variety of guns in the missions.
Cover Fire: Offline Shooting Games
The aim of this game is to lead the battle and for the user to become the best shooter and sniper. There is also an offline mode available to play without an internet connection. There are also several events released based on different themes like the zombie event.
This game is highly interactive with user-friendly and modern controls for an immersive experience. The wide range of options with respect to weapons and playing modes makes Cover Fire a favourite among the users.
Fruit Ninja is an addictive fruit-slicing mobile game. There are three modes- Classic, Zen and Arcade mode. In the intense Arcade mode, users have to dodge bombs and slice fruits. Zen mode is a relaxed match with no bombs.
In the endless Classic mode, users have to avoid bombs without dropping the fruit. Users get to unlock a new blade with each achievement or by using the coins collected.
There is also an event mode to challenge in intense clashes with several characters in return for unique swords and dojos. Users can compare their scores with friends to reach on top of the leaderboard. A shared-screen local multiplayer match is also present.
This is an endless runner game with a central character. Users get to unlock new characters and new hoverboards as they advance. The characters can have up to two different outfits each. There are also special themes introduced to the game during events like Christmas and Halloween.
The aim of this game is to avoid obstacles and collect power-ups and bonuses. Subway Surfers was the first game on Google Play to cross the one billion downloads threshold.
Daily challenges and weekly hunts also provide users with additional rewards. This app is available on Android, iOS, Kindle and Windows phone platform.
This game by Imangi Studios is an endless running game with the main character running away from evil demon monkeys chasing him. Initially released for the iOS platform, it is now on Android and Windows as well.
There is also a sequel to this famous game- Temple Run 2 and also Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz in collaboration with Disney. Several character options are presented for the users to choose from.
There are three types of coins- red, blue and gold with varying points and other power-ups to be collected while running. Obstacles and the chasing monkeys have to be avoided to continue playing the game.
Best Online Games
PUBG (PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS) app is one of the top games which has become a worldwide sensation. Users from all age categories are attracted to this game. PUBG app is powered by Unreal Engine 4 which delivers stunning HD graphics and 3D sound.
Along with the featuring customizable mobile controls, training modes, and voice chat, it provides the experience of fine control, realistic ballistics and weapon behaviour on the mobile.
The gameplay contains thrilling challenges making it interesting for the users to develop survival instincts to prevent the attack from all directions.
The players happen to enjoy solo, duo, epic 100-player classic battles, payload mode, fast-paced 4v4 team deathmatch, and zombie modes. An ever-growing craze for this game can be attributed to the daily events and challenges.
Call of Duty: Mobile
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter game set in war zones. This game is free to play. It brings console-quality HD gaming to the mobile phone with customizable controls, voice and text chat, thrilling 3D graphics and sound.
There are three game modes: Multiplayer, Battle Royale and Zombies. Battles can be held with up to 100 people in it. Players can unlock famous characters, weapons, outfits, scorestreaks and pieces of gear to customize load-outs.
There are two types of in-game currencies used for this purpose- Command points and COD points. While command points can be earned by playing the game, COD points need to be bought with real-world money. Players can choose with play with a random player online or invite their friends.
Mini Militia – Doodle Army 2
Mini Militia – Doodle Army 2 is an intense multiplayer combat game. It is a multiplayer game which can be played with friends. Users can attack from any direction, flying around in jetpack flight with a dual stick shooting control.
There is a wide range of modern and futuristic weapon collection to kill the opponents. Users can also swap weapons mid-game. This app is a 2D fun cartoon themed cross between Soldat and Halo based on the original stickman shooter Doodle Army.
Up to 6 players can participate in the online multiplayer mode with more than 20 maps to explore. Offline survival game is also available to play in the absence of an internet connection.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is one of the topmost online games for mobile users. Players can build a village, raise a clan, and attack other clans by raging wars. One can join a random clan or by inviting friends through social media platforms.
Users have to defend their village and attack other clans with the help of magical creatures such as Mustachioed Barbarians, fire wielding Wizards, and other unique troops. They also receive magical items to build and upgrade a multitude of cannons, bombs, traps, mortars, and walls.
User can plan unique battle strategies with numerous combinations of spells, troops, and heroes to attack other villages. Different themed events and friendly wars are special features of this game.
Hill Climb Racing
Hill Climb Racing is an interesting game based on simple physics. It is an offline game with more than 28 stages. Users can choose their vehicle from multiple options such as Hill Climber, motocross bike, monster truck, tractor, hippie van, one-wheeler, quad bike, tourist bus, race car, police car, ambulance, fire truck, snowmobile, and super off-road.
Users have to help Newton Bill climb up the hill and achieve the highest spot on the moon. Users can perform stunts to collect coins and other bonuses to upgrade the vehicle.
They have to look out for the gasoline crematorium as the vehicle might run out of fuel easily. Additional feature consisting of a personal garage to customize and upgrading engine, suspension, tires and 4WD of vehicles is also available.
Asphalt 8: Airborne – Fun Real Car Racing Game
Asphalt 8 is an edition of the successful Asphalt series developed by Gameloft. This game has around 350 million players worldwide. Users can choose from over 220 high-performance cars and bikes to drive.
Real-life models like Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Vitesse, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and more luxury cars are available in this game. Players can customize each car with over 2300 decals and upgrade parts separately.
The graphics and music provide users with a highly immersive experience. Performing barrel rolls and wild 360-degree jumps yield additional bonuses in the race.
There are 40 tracks in different settings to choose from. Some of them include Venice, French Guiana. Iceland and the Nevada Desert. There are also regular events held with plenty of challenges. Users can customize control settings according to their comfort.
8 Ball Pool
Miniclip 8 Ball Pool game on mobile enables the user to challenge players all around the world and as well as friends in the game of pool. The players can compete 1-on-1 as well as in 8 player tournaments.
To improve their abilities, users can practice in the practice arena and win trophies and special cues. Users can sign in with Miniclip account or Facebook account and invite friends for challenges.
They can also win pool coins to buy new items from the Pool shop and also to enter higher ranked matches with bigger stakes. With more wins, players gain a higher rank.
This gaming app is from the creators of Clash of Clans and features the characters from that game as well. There are also additional exclusive characters like the princess, baby dragons, knights and more.
It is a real-time multiplayer game where players get to compete against each other by deploying their troops. Users have to knock the enemy King and princesses from their towers to defeat opponents and win trophies, crowns and glory in various arenas.
2 on 2 battle is also possible. Users can log in with their Facebook account to invite friends to play. There are also daily rewards and chests to earn bonuses and new cards for the battle deck.
Facebook is one of the most famous social media platform and social networking site in the world. Users can connect with friends, family and also meet new people on this app after creating a profile.
Photos, videos and memories can be shared with the friend list. This app helps people stay connected with their loved ones and their interests. There are a variety of pages users can follow depending on their interests and hobbies.
Notifications are sent to alert the users when their friends like and comment on their posts. The latest Facebook Marketplace feature lets people buy and sell items locally. One can also get early access to the latest version of the Facebook app by subscribing to be a beta tester.
This is a free messenger app owned by Facebook. Using the internet, users can message and call anyone on their contact list.
There is no subscription required to use this app including international calls. It uses the mobile number and an OTP to log in and does not require the user to remember any password. Users always stay logged in to their account to receive immediate notifications for messages.
Groups can be created on WhatsApp and others can be invited using an invite link or by directly adding them to the group. There is also location, document and contact sharing facilities available. Users can also put status and set custom wallpapers from the settings.
Telegram is the fastest and reliable messaging app on the internet with over 400 million active users. This free app makes use of a unique distributed network of data centres around the globe which enables users to sync messages on a number of devices at once.
There is no limit to send or receive media and files of any type. The chats are stored on the Telegram cloud and takes up no disk space on the device.
The contents of the entire app are encrypted with a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption and Diffie-Hellman secure key exchange. Public and private groups can be created with up to 200,000 members to share large documents of any type.
Bots can also be set up for specific tasks. There is a secret chat option in which the app erases the chat history from both participating devices within the given time frame.
Instagram is a social app by Facebook. Users can connect with friends and share the highlights of their life, online. Instagram direct is a messenger feature to communicate with friends and followers.
Photos and videos can be posted on the feed where others can like and comment. They can also share it with their friends. There are also stories which disappear after a day. Stories can be created with any post, photo, text or even a drawing or sticker.
The viewers are restricted depending upon profile being a public or private account. People can follow celebrities and businesses to stay updated. IGTV is the latest feature offered by Instagram where one can post longer videos. Photos and videos are presented from new accounts, in the explore section based on the user’s interest.
Twitter is one of the most used social networking apps with over two billion users worldwide. A profile can be created with a photo, description, location and background photo.
Users can follow people they know as well as influencers and celebrities to stay updated on the trends of the world. Private conversations can also be carried out on this app. Tweets can be liked or retweeted to post it on the user’s timeline.
Hashtags are also used widely to reach a greater audience. Twitter is now a source of information about the latest news in any field. There are also live streaming events held regularly with a large audience on various topics and discussions.
TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service which was merged with the previously popular app musical.ly. This app allows users to create short 15 second videos with background music or dialogue.
There are various edits available like adding filters, speeding up or slowing down the video. Special features like react and duet make this app more unique.
The react feature can be utilized by the users to film their reaction to an existing video and the duet feature is to film a video adjacent to the one posted.
Accounts can be set to private or public by the users. Specific videos can also be set to public, friends only or private. ‘For you’ page displays a series of curated video recommendations to the users based on their interests.
Best Online store apps
Flipkart Online Shopping App
This app is by one of the most famous e-commerce sites, Flipkart. They have a massive collection of more than 80 crore products from multiple categories like fashion wear, electronics, mobile phones, personal care, cosmetics, accessories and home products.
This app has a wide range of discounts and deals under the offer zone and deals of the day category. Users can search for any product and filter based on their preferences. Ratings and reviews are also available by other customers who have tried a particular product.
There are various payment options available like Flipkart Pay Later, Cardless credit, Cash on delivery, debit card, credit card, net banking and UPI enabled PhonePe. Once the order is placed, the shipment can be tracked easily within the app.
Paytm Mall: Online Shopping App, Buy Fastag
Paytm mall is one of India’s leading online shopping app by Paytm. They offer over 65 million products from categories like smartphones, clothing, footwear, accessories and much more. They have a wide range of offers and discounts on the app.
Users need to create an account on Paytm to get access to the products on Paytm Mall. Paytm Wallet can be used for quicker checkout and hassle-free payment.
There is also a Paytm-ICICI bank postpaid option which lets the user pay for the product a month after purchasing it. 24×7 customer care supports the queries of the users at any time. Notifications are sent to the users updating them on the latest offers, sales and deals.
Amazon Shopping, UPI, Money Transfer, Bill Payment
World’s biggest shopping website, Amazon has a wide selection of products across categories like fashion, electronics, home and more. Users can browse products from different category and can sort them based on factors such as ratings, price and much more.
Based on the shopping trend, Amazon suggests products personalized to each user. Amazon pantry which is a part of this app can be used to order grocery, household and personal care needs with offers and cashback.
Amazon Prime customers can opt for a guaranteed one-day express delivery and 30-minute early access to top Lightning Deals. Amazon Pay can also be used for online transactions to avail discounts.
Snapdeal Online Shopping App – Shop Online India
Snapdeal is a free mobile app for shopping a range of products online. They have over 85 million products ranging from clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen essentials and more.
They offer the latest bank offers and coupons based on the occasion or even on regular days. Users are also granted one coin each day they visit which can be redeemed while shopping. The app presents the user product images, item details and price specifications.
Snapdeal also offers a 7-day return policy for most of the products. They ship for free to more than 6000 cities in India. There are various payment options available like credit/debit card, EMI, net banking, UPI and cash on delivery.
Myntra Online Shopping App – Shop Fashion & more
Myntra is India’s number one fashion app for online shopping. With the latest feature- Myntra Studio, users are presented with a personalized fashion feed with style icons and brands that refreshes daily.
This app has everything from clothing, accessories, footwear, home, lifestyle, cosmetics to gadgets. Customers are provided with an extra Rs.500 off and free shipping on their first order. The company also offers a 30-day exchange or return scheme for hassle-free shopping.
They also have an EMI option for payment. Express delivery is offered for selective locations. Users can purchase gift cards to award their friends and family in case of an occasion.
Myntra has around 5 lakhs+ products from 2500+ brands such as Puma, Adidas, MANGO, Lakme, Reebok, Guess and so on.
Photo editing & Camera apps
PicsArt Photo Editor: Pic, Video & Collage Maker
PicsArt is an all in one photo and video editor. This app is easy to use as it is user-friendly. No prior experience or skill is required to edit photos and videos on this app.
There are a variety of features on this app, starting with basic tools like cropping, stretching, cloning to fine-tuning and making double exposure shots. Users can also add text using 100+ fonts available on the app.
This feature is often used to make memes. Filters are also available to enhance a photo immediately. Most of the photo editing tools are applicable for videos as well. The size can be adjusted for social media.
The sketch effect is one of the sought after-effects as it takes in any image and produces a sketch version of it. Users are also offered a PicsArt Gold subscription at a nominal rate.
This subscription grants access to new exclusive content like premium stickers, fonts, frames, collage layouts and masks that are updated regularly.
Adobe Lightroom – Photo Editor & Pro Camera
This is a free photo editing and camera mobile application by Adobe. It lets the user capture and edits stunning photos. The app has easy to use tools and the users require no professional skills to use these features.
Users can retouch photos or apply photo filters to edit faster. These images are stored on the cloud and can be accessed from any device using the same log in details.
The camera also offers a wide range of settings such as exposure, timer, HDR mode and instant presets can be adjusted by the users.
Adobe Sensei uses artificial intelligence to automatically tag and organize photos based on objects or people in them. Users can also create a Group album and share it with friends.
BeautyPlus – Easy Photo Editor & Selfie Camera
Over 300 million users around the world utilize BeautyPlus app to edit photos and videos. It is mainly used for editing selfies. There are a number of tools for editing the skin, eyes and smile. There is also an auto-retouch tool to enhance the photo instantly.
Magic brushes like glow, neon, stars and hearts allow the user to finger paint with numerous colours. A quick blur effect is also possible. Basics editing tools like crop, filter and rotate are provided in the app.
They also have an inbuilt camera option to capture photos using the rear or front camera. This automatically adjusts exposure.
This app is by Google and has the most advanced tools needed for photo editing. There are 29 tools and filters, presented in a simple and user-friendly manner. Users can edit pictures by swiping gestures to pick different effects. There is also an automatic adjustment of colour and contrast.
These actions are saved to redirect back to any of the previous edits. Lens blur, glamour glow, HDR scape and noir are some of the notable additions in the latest version.
The edited images can be directly shared on platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram or can be saved to the mobile device.
Candy Camera – selfie, beauty camera, photo editor
Candy camera is a widely used app for capturing selfies and for editing them. It features numerous beauty filters and tools to add makeup virtually on an image. These effects can be added in real-time while taking a picture.
A variety of stickers can be added to the image based on the season, occasion or trend. Layouts for creating a collage is also available. Pictures can be fitted with digital frames of the user’s choice.
Basic tools for cropping, rotating and tilting are also present in this mobile application. Users can share the edited image on various platforms including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
B612 – Beauty & Filter Camera
B612 is a photo, video editing and camera app with a diverse range of features and tools. It has over 1500 stickers which can be added to any image file. There are real-time beauty effects as well as beauty filters. Skin colour and texture can be adjusted using this feature.
The shape of the face can also be modified using a simple slider. Users can access their most used filters and favourites easily. It also has a facial recognition features which let users add effects to the image like turning themselves into cute animals.
Users can take boomerang videos which play on a loop. Collages can be created using the layouts presented on the app.
Happn – Local dating app
Happn is a social search mobile app that works based on the location of the user. This app displays the profiles of everyone in a certain locality. Users can like them or dislike them secretly. When the other person likes them back, a crush is made.
Users can initiate chats after matching. Though the location is not shared, the paths crossed with a specific person is what is visible. There is also a premium subscription option available to access advanced features.
In this, users can see the list of people who have liked them and can send them a “Hello”.
Tinder is the world’s most popular dating app with over 30 billion matches to date. This is an app which can be used to expand the social network, meet locals while travelling or find dates. This application has an easy swipe feature which users can use to like or pass a profile.
When someone likes them back, a match happens. This is to ensure that mutual interest exists. Once they are paired, users can start a conversation on the app. Using location settings, users can also find singles in their locality.
A subscription to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold grants access to premium features. This includes passport, rewind, unlimited likes, one boost per month, five super likes per day and more profile controls.
OkCupid – Best Online Dating App for Great Dates
This dating app matches singles based on their preferences and interests. They also have a one of a kind messaging features to initiate conversations. There is also video chat and calling features. This app provides users with the opportunity of finding a virtual date with the comfort of their home.
They have a series of unique questions based on which the suggestions are made. They offer a personalized compatibility percentage for each profile based on the user’s interests.
The application is open for any kind of sexuality-gay, lesbian or nonbinary. Users can set their pronouns while creating their account. This mobile app provides users with an ad-free experience.
Hinge – Dating & Relationships
Hinge is a unique dating application that focuses on creating a lasting relationship. Each profile on this app consists of pictures and three self-selected personal prompts. Based on answers to prompts and personal information, users are recommended potential dates.
Several filters can be selected based on traits which are important to a person. The app asks for feedback from both parties after a date to improve the recommendations the next time.
This mobile app has a “Your turn” feature to remind users to continue a conversation to decrease the cases of ghosting. Users can initiate a conversation without having to wait to be matched.
Bumble – Meet, Date & Network
With over 90 million users, Bumble is a popular dating application used to find friends and make purposeful connections. Filters can be used to sort the profiles and find a perfect match based on the user’s preferences.
Super swipe option can be used to let someone know the user is highly fond of them. There is also a snooze mode in case someone wants to hide their profile for a while. Any abusive behaviour can be reported immediately.
Instagram and Spotify accounts can be linked to the Bumble profile to find matches based on similar music taste or interests. There is also an optional subscription package called Bumble Boost.
Video chatting apps
Google Duo – High-Quality Video Calls
Duo by Google is one of the highest quality video calling app available on the Play store. It works on all platforms like Android, iOS and on the web. Calls can be made irrespective of the platform.
Groups calls can be initiated with a maximum of twelve people. There is also a low light mode to make video calls better in poor lighting conditions. Users can also send personalized video messages with fun effects, voice messages, photos, notes and emojis to their friends on Duo.
Voice calls are also possible on this app. The distinguishing feature on this app is the “Knock Knock” feature which lets users see a live preview of the caller before answering the call. This can be modified in the settings.
Skype – free IM & video calls
Skype is a video chatting and voice calling app used by millions worldwide. Group video calls can be organized with up to 24 people on it. An instant messaging option is also available with a group chat possibility.
Users can share photos and videos which can also be saved to the camera roll directory. The share screen feature is useful in official meetings or during casual conversations. SMS Connect lets the user sync messages from the phone onto the PC.
Skype also allows users to make voice calls to mobiles and landlines at a low rate while Skype to Skype calls is free. There are a variety of emoticons, Gifs and images which can liven up the conversation.
A Skype Preview version also exists which grants early access to the latest features before the official release.
JioChat: HD Video Call
JioChat is a video calling app by Jio available on android as well as iOS mobile devices. This app is also accessible from JioPhones. Users can register using their mobile number. The significant features include video conferencing, voice calls and messaging.
There are also stickers and emoticons to make the chat lively. Groups can be created with up to 500 members. Conference rooms with five members can also be initiated for video conferencing.
Users can watch short videos on stories and follow channels of their interest. They can also chat with brands and receive an immediate reply. This free app is available in all major Indian languages.
LivU: Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
LivU, previously known as LovU is a unique video calling platform with distinguishing features in live chat. It is a type of video dating mobile application. Users can add filters, frames and stickers in video calls.
There is also a beauty effect which recognizes the user’s face and adds effects accordingly. This app also matches users with people from all over the world and lets them conduct video calls.
There is also a live messaging feature on the chat screen. Users can log in with their mobile number or using their Facebook account. The call and chat history is preserved for later viewing.
Azar is an application that allows users to meet people from over 190 countries. With over 400 million downloads worldwide, this app has made more than 80 billion matches. This lets people explore new culture and people from around the world.
Users have to create an account by selecting their region and gender. They can add friends easily with just a swipe. They can make live video calls with anyone on the app.
Chats are also translated in real-time to bridge the language gap. It has a user-friendly UI to facilitate smooth usage. There is also a monthly subscription called Azar VIP.
Imo free video calls and chat
Imo is a free video calling and instant messaging platform. Users can send text messages, voice messages or video call with contacts at ease even with a poor network. This app supports real-time video chat with up to 20 members.
Users can also share large videos or documents on the app. It supports group chats with up to 100,000 members. It lets users make free international calls to anyone around the world.
By logging in to Imo with their phone number, users can sync their contacts to see who is using the app. This app uses less data by enhancing data traffic usage. All the messages and files are stored on the Imo Cloud and can be accessed from anywhere.
Best sports apps
Cricbuzz – Live Cricket Scores & News
Cricbuzz is an app designed exclusively for cricket lovers to stay updated with cricket news from all formats such as ICC Cricket World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy, IPL and so on. It delivers the nail-biting ball to ball commentary with notifications for live matches and breaking news.
Additional pieces of information regarding schedules of upcoming matches, exclusive video contents, team rankings, stats and records of all International cricket, Natwest T20 Blast, BBL, CPL, and other major cricket tournaments across the world is also available on this app.
It also covers the domestic cricket formats. It requires an internet connection for the superfast experience of each ball update.
ICC – Live International Cricket Scores & News
The ICC mobile app consists of all International cricket news and information from both men and women cricket. It includes fixtures, results, videos, news, team & player rankings and so on.
Key features that can be noted are the ball to ball commentary from live matches, an exclusive collection of high-quality video contents such as interviews, bespoke content for ICC 360 and footages, full team pages for both men and women.
Audio coverage of these events is available too. There is a classified section for each tournament for quick access. Breaking news and match related pieces of information are notified through notification pop-ups. Users can enjoy the app better by creating an official ICC account.
ESPNCricinfo – Live Cricket Scores, News & Videos
ESPNcricinfo helps in keeping the users up-to-date on all details from all formats of matches such as T20, ODI and Tests. From International Cricket to IPL, BPL, BBL, CPL, Cricket world cup, County Championship, Ranji Trophy to Sheffield shield, all are covered with a ball to ball commentary.
This app makes sure users are presented with accurate information. By adding the favourite teams to the favourites section, a personalized feed is provided to the users.
Exciting video coverage of each match, interviews and other daily cricket news with expert opinions is also available on this app. The feed can be tailored based on the selected location too.
NDTV Cricket app is dedicated to bringing live updates from the cricket world. It covers International and Domestic cricket which includes Test, ODI and T20.
This app provides live coverage of matches with fast live score updates through push technology ball-by-ball commentary, scorecard and other pieces of information such as photos, videos and reports. To have the feed filled with favourite news and videos, users can select their favourite teams.
By doing this, important news and match schedules will be alerted through notifications. To stop getting those notifications, users can reach out to the settings option to turn it off.
Best Video player apps
MX Player is one of the most user-friendly video players with high hardware acceleration and subtitle support with more than 15 formats. It is the first Android video player with multi-code decoding making it 70% more efficient than other video players.
HW+ decoder is another major feature with hardware acceleration. Subtitles can be downloaded from the internet directly and their speed is adjusted manually by the user to sync with the video.
This app can be also used to share videos, pictures, music and other files which works without data consumption. Kids lock helps to maintain the app be undisturbed from other calls or other apps.
VLC for Android
VLC Media Player is a widely used media player which supports all types of video, multi-track audio and subtitles formats. It supports most of the discs, devices as well as network streams, network shares, drives, and DVD ISOs as of the desktop version of VLC too.
This app organizes videos and audio files, making it easy for users to browse through their files. The video player has auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.
The audio player has a complete database, an equalizer, filters including a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library. VLC player makes sure the user is uninterrupted as it does not have ads or in-app purchases.
KMPlayer – All Video & Music Player
KMPlayer is an HD video player with an effective UI that supports all kinds of video qualities including HD, 4K, 8K, UHD and Full HD playback. It is an ad-free app which enables users to enjoy their video or audio file without any disturbance.
Video settings include invert screen (left, right, upside down), playback speed control function up to 0.25 to 4 times, colour adjustments, zoom in or out during a video is played, subtitle colour, size, position and popup play where other apps can be used.
It has a search function to retrieve the desired video or audio instantly. It also supports streaming directly through a URL, external devices and cloud. KMPlayer engages with private connections by FTP, UPNP and SMB.
PLAYit – A New Video Player & Music Player
PlayIt is a dual app that acts as an audio as well as a video player and supports all HD video formats such as 4k, 1080p and also, MKV, FLV, 3GP, M4V, TS, MPG.
It has a set of distinct features including the extraction of the audio from any video, smart gestures such as volume, controlling brightness and speed. Users can watch videos even while using other apps using floating play.
The search bar can help find files within the local storage and also allows access to videos from the web. All video and audio files in the device are scanned and displayed in the app for quick access.
Best document scanner apps & documents app
CamScanner – Scanner to scan PDF
CamScanner is the go-to app for digitalizing any document. It has been installed on over 380 million devices in over 200 countries around the world. Over 500,000 register on this mobile app every day.
Users can scan, store, sync and collaborate on various content across any device. Phone camera can be used to scan any paper document. There are various tools available to tune the scanned image. Smart Filters can be also be used to enhance the quality of the image to make text visible clearly. The smart crop filter is useful in detecting edges automatically for any image.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature recognizes texts in images and extracts them. The scanned document can be saved in any format- PDF or JPEG. This can be shared directly on the various platform or through email. Premium features are also available for a paid subscription.
Microsoft Office Lens – PDF Scanner
Office Lens is used to trim, enhance and make pictures of paper documents readable. Whiteboards after meetings or discussions can also be scanned. Lens can also be used in schools to scan and share handouts and notes.
This app can be used to convert images to PDF, Word or Powerpoint files. The files can be saved to OneNote, OneDrive or on the device. Images from the gallery can also be converted directly to scanned images.
A sketching feature is also available for users to draw their ideas. Users can also edit and annotate the images later. The files are well-organized and can be searched easily.
Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner with OCR, PDF Creator
This portable mobile document scanner can be used to turn receipts, notes, documents, photos, business cards and whiteboards into an Adobe PDF file or an image. Advanced image technology automatically detects borders in the document.
There is also an OCR feature to recognize text from images. This feature can digitalize bulk pages at once. Scanned images can be enhanced by the user using the editing feature. They can adjust colour, crop, rotate, preview and reorder.
Handwriting, stains, marks and creases can be easily erased using this tool. While scanning business cards, the information can be extracted and saved to contacts directly. PDFs can be filled, signed and sent for tracked signatures.
Google Docs is a word processor software which is a part of Google Drive. This app allows users to create word documents online which can be shared with anyone. The file gets saved automatically every few minutes.
Even if users make changes offline, it gets updated when an internet connection is available. There are various options for sharing including sharing using a link and adding people to the document directly using their email ID.
There is also a feature called version history which lets users view the changes made by each person with time. It is also possible to retrieve an older version of the document using this option.
A chat feature is available to discuss the details with the people viewing or editing the document. Users can also add comments and mark them as resolved when it is cleared.
WPS Office – Free Office Suite for Word, PDF, Excel
With over 1.3 billion downloads, WPS Office is one of the most famous documents mobile application. This is an all in one app which lets users work with Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms and even cloud storage.
This app also works with Google Classroom, Zoom, Slack and Google Drive. There are a free PDF reader and converter integrated into this application. It also features a scanner to convert paper docs and images into PDFs.
This app supports 51 languages and all office file formats. Files can be shared easily via NFC, email, instant messaging. WhatsApp and many other platforms. A premium subscription plan is also available for users.
Smartphones come with multiple inbuilt apps like contacts, gallery, messages, Play store, phone and other basic software applications. Though mobile applications were initially intended to provide productivity assistance, they have expanded rapidly to cover an extensive range of areas.
Anyone with the right skills and knowledge can develop an app and release it on the store. With such a vast option available, it is crucial for us to pick the ones which are beneficial to us and worth our time.
If not, it is possible to spend the entire day glued to our smartphones without a fruitful outcome as it can be addictive.