Top 40 Android Apps You Should Try in 2017

Catering to numerous apps to download Google play store is full of million apps. Finding a right app for your Android is bit rudderless. If you start searching for a good app going through the play store category, it will take you like weeks to see them all. So, to make your life easy we have prepared a list of 40 apps which represent the best features to offer your Android device.

These apps are must have for any android lover and the best part is these apps don’t require root access.If you want to install some must have root apps on your android device then check out our “Top 50 Must Have Root Apps For Android 2017“.

In our list of Top Android Apps of 2017, we will show you the best apps in their categories that one should download, both free and paid.So here is our Top 40 Must Have Android Apps in no particular order.

Top 40 Android Apps in 2017

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[su_heading size=”22″]SECURITY[/su_heading]

Opera VPN (Free)

Opera VPN blocks all ad trackers and you can change your virtual location. You will have unlimited access to restricted websites and apps from anywhere – completely free.

[appbox googleplay com.opera.vpn]

Private Internet Access VPN (Free)

This application can provide users with protection for their virtual private network, by allowing users to connect with either of the 3000 servers. This can also provide you with options of blocking ads as well as online trackers.

[appbox googleplay]

NordVPN (Free)

Protect your internet traffic from speculation using this app. It allows access to a smooth interface, easy to use selection tools as well as several VPNs available around the world.

[appbox googleplay]

Net Nanny (Free)

You can keep an eye on your little one who is surfing on the net through their smartphone, with the help of this app. This is an app with fine parental use, it not only allows monitoring by parents but also reduces the risk for kids using the smartphone.

[appbox googleplay com.contentwatch.ghoti.cp.browser]

Dashlane (Free)

A lot of us have problems remembering passwords, with apps like Dashlane to our rescue, we do not have to remember passwords anymore. This app can save your login credentials and replay them when needed.

[appbox googleplay com.dashlane]

Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus (Free)

One of the most useful free security app, with anti-theft tools, safe browsing on the net, battery manager, app engine as well as an antivirus engine.

[appbox googleplay]

[su_heading size=”22″]GAMES[/su_heading]

Fallout Shelter (Free)  

Here you will have to create a fallout shelter, add people to it, and create communities. This will build your management skills, as this tasks you with managing the whole shelter.

[appbox googleplay com.bethsoft.falloutshelter]

Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft (Free)

Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is one of the best card collection and deck building game. Similar to Pokemon and Magic, this requires you to duel with players using the cards you have collected.

[appbox googleplay com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone]

The Room

For all those who are a fan of puzzle games, this is the one for you. The game consists of multiple rooms, which you need to go through, to complete the puzzle. This also has the option for alternate endings.

[appbox googleplay com.FireproofStudios.TheRoom]

This War of Mine ($ 14.99)

This game has been awarded as the best game of 2015. This requires you to help and save people in a war torn city. You will have to guide the civilians, and face consequences for all the decisions you make, this will help you in critical decision making.

[appbox googleplay com.elevenbitstudios.twommobile]

Soulcalibur ($ 13.99)

For a typical RPG fan, this game involves attacking, escaping and surviving. You fight with enemies, in multiple gameplay modes, the dynamic controls make it one of the best fighting games on Android.

[appbox googleplay com.namcobandaigames.soulcaliburgp&hl=us]



[su_heading size=”22″]MUSIC & PODCAST[/su_heading]

Apple Music (Free)

One of the first apps from Apple made for Android users. This requires you to subscribe to Apple’s streaming service and take advantage of all the content created for Apple users.

[appbox googleplay]

Bandcamp (Free)

Get access to the latest band music on this app. You no longer need to buy is from Bandcamp to play it here. Simply download and enjoy.

[appbox googleplay]

Slacker Radio (Free )

This app has redefined the term slacker radio; it can offer you the most trending of songs, as well as the playlists created by Slacker, or other users.

[appbox googleplay]

Spotify (Free)

One of the most preferred app for free music downloads, this offers you latest music from across the globe. So download songs from your favourite singer, the album by going through the massive inventory of songs from the app.

[appbox googleplay]

Songkick for Concerts (Free)

This is the song that can link all the albums on your phone, with the concerts in areas near you. This gives you an opportunity to listen to live concerts by your favourite artists.

[appbox googleplay com.songkick]

[su_heading size=”22″]Browsers [/su_heading]

Dolphin (Free)

Dolphin- a clean browser with pleasant user experience on Android which almost makes you feel like you are working on a PC. It is well integrated with LastPass and Evernote services with the really impressive features of flash support and ad-blocking.

[appbox googleplay mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser]

Opera Max (Free)

Supercharge your browser. It reduces the image sizes and speeds up the loading time of a website saving a tonne of your mobile data. It also allows restricting the apps to automatically update themselves or when connected to Wi-Fi.

[appbox googleplay]

Firefox (Free)

The always powerful Firefox on Android is a really fast browser with a clean interface. It is loaded with the security settings to look after your personal information from advertisers. Similar to a desktop version it too has robust plug-ins.

[appbox googleplay org.mozilla.firefox]

Chrome (Free/$4.54)

Being a browser Chromer actually works as a chrome custom tabs launcher. For smooth browsing experience it captures the web links and open them standalone chrome custom tab. The app has free version though for the pro version you have to pay.

[appbox googleplay]

Naked Browser (Free/$3.89)

Named bit weird but naked browser is a powerful browser. It almost has every feature in terms of speed that you find in its counterparts. For the older device, it works as a masterpiece. The user interface is really good enabling the web pages to load quickly.

[appbox googleplay com.fevdev.nakedbrowserlts]

[su_heading size=”22″]Health & Fitness[/su_heading]

Fitbit (Free)

Fitbit which is considered a synonym of fitness tracker has the capability to count your steps and activities log of your entire day to achieve the physical activities goal. It too has a vibrant community feature which allows you to compete with your friend in health goals. Isn’t awesome!

[appbox googleplay com.fitbit.FitbitMobile]

Clue (Free)

Goes with the name Clue offers a beautiful dashboard to track the period and the prediction about the next cycle. Once you enter the dates of a period, it automatically displays the factors you can consider for your next month cycle or even pregnancy. It too has a cute calendar too which takes the pain of guesswork.

[appbox googleplay]

Eve by Glow (Free)

Eve by Glow not only tracks the menstrual cycle but the factors revolving it too like the emotional and physical stress. It offers critical insights about sexual health when you interpret the data.

[appbox googleplay]

Runtastic Pro ($4.99)

Runtastic Pro is an excellent fitness tracking app. This information rich guide has a lot more than just a tracking device.  It tracks almost every physical activity like hiking, cycling, walking and much more. The workout plans are designed by the professional who helps you to get in shape.

[appbox googleplay]

My Fitness Pal (Free)

Like a dream come true, My fitness pal helps you to lose weight by counting the calories and tracking your exercise. It has a smart interface and in-depth food library to log in the calories details you burn during exercise or add while having meals.  My Fitness Pal does not offer you a workout regimen but just keep you posted about your health-related habits.

[appbox googleplay]

[su_heading size=”22″]Food[/su_heading]

Cookpad Recipes (Free)

Cookpad is the largest recipe site which comprises of a jackpot of recipes shared by home cooks. It features managing shopping list, favourite recipes, lookout for new recipes and more. In fact, once you try this you will not feel to eat out. Wink wink!

[appbox googleplay]

Pepper Plate Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner (Free)

Known as a tool kit for the serious cook Pepper Plate Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner excels at planning the meals based on the recipes, managing your recipe collection, helping you to cook different recipes and even building the shopping list up front. Once you start using it, you can prepare the menus for your regular use.

[appbox googleplay com.pepperplate]

Food planner (Free)

A wonderful food app that can be synchronised with cloud across several platforms offers features like managing grocery list, meal planning, recipe collection, and inventory. With it, you can search and tag your recipes with an ease. And yes, it too has the popular diet food for various occasions.  

[appbox googleplay]

Big Oven (Free)

The most elegant food app you must have ever encountered, Big oven features more than 3, 50,000 recipes. It boasts the features like a huge collection of recipes, adding the pictures of your own recipes, drop down the column to create your own grocery list and weekly organiser. The best thing is that it also features a social column where you can check what your friends, family and other bloggers are preparing.

[appbox googleplay]

Food Network in the Kitchen (Free)

Food Network in the Kitchen is a house of your renowned TV chefs directly from the TV to your Android. There are thousands of recipes available from those chefs with several new ones to be added every month. You can search or follow your favourite chef to check what he/she is preparing the particular month.

[appbox googleplay]

[su_heading size=”22″]Travel[/su_heading]

Kayak (Free)

An all-rounder Android app Kayak helps you to find and book hotels, tracking the flight, booking the cars and flights and managing your holiday agenda. It also avails price alerts to notify the best deals for your holidays.

[appbox googleplay]

TripAdvisor (Free)

Another great app to must use while planning your holidays is Tripadvisor. It has the huge collection of hotel reviews provided by the traveller themselves. These reviews will help you to know about everything from the hotel room cleanliness to the food served.

[appbox googleplay com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor] (Free)

One of the popular travelling apps Expedia helps you to discover and book hotels. It helps you to look out the best hotels in the area you are planning to travel. It also features a map of the nearby location where you want to stay.

[appbox googleplay]

Expedia (Free)

A user-friendly app Expedia offers great deals on the hotels and flights in the country. It allows you to book the hotels and flight straightaway from your Android app. It also provides you exclusive deals for your holiday planner.

[appbox googleplay com.expedia.bookings]

Google Maps (Free)

The king of travelling apps Google Maps is a reliable friend who provides you with a bunch of options to travel from bus route, via car on GPS mode which is too good for a free app.

The best thing is that if you are travelling and do not have a data pack, still you can download an offline version of the map for later use. The app has the map download size of 120,000 square kilometres being offline.

[appbox googleplay]

[su_heading size=”22″]Photos[/su_heading]

AirBrush (Free)

If you take a lot of selfies than this app is surely for you as it boasts face edits and quick features which include teeth whitening, reshaping tool, and blemish recover and lot more options.

[appbox googleplay com.magicv.airbrush]

Bonfire Photo Editor Pro (Free)

One of the popular app in the photo domain Bonfire Photo Editor Pro offers excellent filter with awesome photos editing tools. It has a beautiful filter which turns your photo into watercolour.

[appbox googleplay]

Cupslice (Free)

This app boasts lots of stickers to play with the photos. Developers keep on adding the latest stickers with the latest trend. It also has some basic photo editing tools like frames, black and white, crop, collages and much more.

[appbox googleplay com.cupslice]

PhotoDirector (Free)

Similar to Fotor this app focuses on manual enhancements than filters. It has sliders for brightness, exposure, darkness and contrast for the intense editing.

[appbox googleplay com.cyberlink.photodirector]

Fotor (Free)

Fotor has a lot of photo editing tools with one tap option. It features rotate, brightness, RGB, shadow, saturation, tint, vignetting and many other manual features.

[appbox googleplay com.everimaging.photoeffectstudio]

We have created this list based on the best apps based on features. These apps offer revolutionary functionalities making one of them must to have in every domain.

So even if you spend some bucks out of your pocket for any of these apps, according to their feature, it is worthwhile to spend.   

If you have any question on these apps feel free to share with us.

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I am a Tech Content writer and full-time blogger. Started my career as Engineer in Larsen and Toubro LTD. with 3 years of experience in Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. I have been doing blogging since 2015, started with zero experience and now I am the well-recognized blogger. I like learning new things and believe that there can never be an end to learning. You can shoot an e-mail at [email protected]

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