The main reason for buying a smartphone is because of the apps available for it. Even if people cannot completely agree on a set of top smartphone apps, it is certain that out of the huge amount of apps available for iPhone, Windows phones and Android phones, certain apps appear on every list.
Laptop Mag and others have included in their list of top smartphone apps familiar names such as Netflix and Spotify for entertainment. Apps regarding productivity such as Microsoft Office and Evermore have been in lists like these since the first time they were available on the App store or others.
The best fitness app was named MyFitnessPal. The best could app was named Dropbox. As for exclusives, the Android exclusive must have app was FoxFi and the iOS exclusive was Dark Sky. For dating apps, the crown bearer was named Match.com.
Other apps include Google Maps as it is a must-have for navigation purposes even if Waze was a favorite for peer-to-peer style of navigation.
Almost on every top smartphone apps list appeared to have Facebook Messenger which is available for all platforms. The Facebook chat app, either you love it or hate it, is very popular along the WhatsApp app. Facebook Messenger doesn’t use as much resources as the Facebook App and is very easy to use.
For entertainment and media, YouTube is the best app out there as the website is one of the most popular on the internet and Shazam takes the spot of most useful app of finding out what song you’re hearing.
For e-mail, Mailbox might be your choice, with its easy to use design and capability of managing multiple e-mail accounts.
For podcasts, you cannot beat apps like Stitcher, Soundcloud and TuneIn Radio. As for lesser known apps but quite helpful, Tiny Scan might be the one for you if you wish to quickly scan a document and Snapseed is there to help you quickly edit your photos. Snapchat, Pinterest and WhatsApp are the most used apps for texting and messaging along Viber and Facebook Messenger.
There’s no surprise that the Facebook app and Instagram are the obvious choice for the most must-have apps and made all the lists regarding top smartphone apps.