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Top 10 Android Apps you MUST Have on Your Phone Today

There is no debate over the fact that the most used electronic device today is our mobile phone, because of its vast array of functionality and features. In the past, we use our phones primarily for calls and text messages. However today, because of the advancements in Technology, our phones can do a lot more. This post would highlight 10 great Android Apps worth having on your android phone.
                                 

Top 10 Android Apps To Make Life Easy

1. Truecaller: Caller ID & Dialer

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250 million people trust Truecaller every day to identifying unknown calls, block spam calls and spam SMS. It filters out the unwanted, and lets you connect with people who matter.
Truecaller is the only app you need to make your communication safe and efficient.

Truecaller is a Powerful Dialer:
• The world’s best Caller ID will identify any unknown caller
• Block spam and telemarketing calls
• See names of unknown numbers in the call history
• Flash messaging - Share location, emoji & status in a flash to your friends
• Know when your friends are free to talk
Truecaller has full dual SIM support!
Truecaller will not upload your phonebook to make it public or searchable.


2. Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere 

                                          Google Assistant
Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.

Whether you need a reminder to pick up milk, help finding your travel photos or need to make a dinner reservation, your Assistant is ready to help. To get started, press the mic icon or start typing.

Some things your Assistant can help with:
• Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call Mom.")
• Send text messages (e.g. "Text my bestie.")
• Send emails (e.g. "Email your boss the latest TPS report.")
• Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.")
• Set calendar events (e.g. "Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.")
• Play music (e.g. "Play jazz music on YouTube.")
• Navigate to places (e.g. "Get me directions home.")
• Ask it anything (e.g. "Will I need an umbrella today?")


3. Google Keep

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Capture inspiration when it strikes! Keep is simply the quickest way to offload ideas, thoughts, and to-dos without losing focus.

• Create notes and lists, set time and place reminders, and check off your completed tasks.
• Add a collaborator to your notes and lists, then get things done together.
• Add photos and drawings, or just draw on your photos.
• Dictate your thoughts, Keep will transcribe them for you.
• Search notes by automagically created topics.
• Group notes together with #labels.
• Color notes for easy scanability.
• Access your notes on any device. synced automatically to your phone, tablet, watch, and laptop via the Google Keep website, or Chrome app.
• Use “Ok Google” voice commands to “take a note” or “add to to-do list”.


4. AirDroid: Remote access & File

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AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the Web, wirelessly, for free.
• Calls, SMS, and the app notifications you allowed, mirrored to the large computer screen you are focused on.
• Type with full physical keyboard and control with a mouse. Transfer things faster without looking for a cable. Better equipments, better life.
• Control your Android from computer and use any apps on computer, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. (root NOT required.)
• Mirror phone notifications from any allowed apps to your computer. Reply to mobile messages (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Kik) from desktop clients.(Desktop client only)
• Backup photos and videos from phone to computer.(Desktop client only)
Share clipboard between phone and computer.
• Use your desktop keyboard to type on your phone.(Desktop client only)
• Record phone screenshot with one click, no root required. (Android 5.0+)
• Clean memory and boost phone speed.
• Find phone: locate your phone when it’s lost.
Remote camera: See through the lens of both front and back cameras.
Apps & Media: manage photos, ringtones and videos, upload, install and export apks.




5. Mobile Payment Apps

                                       
These differ by region because different payment methods are available today, and some are much more popular in some countries than others.
Quickteller is very popular in Nigeria. It is a convenient way to buy airtime, make payments, send and receive money. The good part? You don't necessarily need a separate wallet or e-Purse. It works with a Verve card.

As long as you have a Verve card, you can easily top up your phone for Airtel, Etisalat, Glo, MTN and Visafone. You even earn bonuses when you top up your phone with Quickteller.

Payments can be made to all the merchants and businesses available on Quickteller.com including: DSTV, Swift Internet, ipNX internet, Airtel Postpaid, PHCN, and a whole lot more. We add more every day.
Internationally, apps like Android Pay, Paytm, Zapper would come in handy

6. Blue Light Filter - Night Mode

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Eyes feel tired during night reading on the phone?
Have trouble in sleeping after long time watching phone screen?

That is due to blue light. Blue light from your phone and tablet screen is the visible light spectrum (380-550nm) for circadian regulation. According to the scientific studies, exposure to blue light imposes serious threats to retinal neurons and inhibits the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms. It is proven that reducing blue light can greatly improve sleep.

Blue light filter is used to reduce blue light by adjusting the screen to natural color. Shifting your screen to night mode can relieve your eyes strain, and your eyes will feel at ease during night reading. Also blue light filter will protect your eyes and help you sleep easily.
Practice shows it can greatly save power because of reducing screen blue light.

7. Maps - Navigation & Transit

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Going somewhere? Go with Maps, this provides real-time GPS navigation, traffic, transit, and details about millions of places, such as reviews and popular times. With real-time updates, you can beat traffic with real-time navigation, ETAs and traffic conditions
Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info
Save time with automatic re-routing based on live traffic, road closures and traffic incidents
Navigation with lane guidance so you don't miss a turn or exit. Find pit stops along your route like gas stations and coffee spots
Discover places and explore like a local
Find top-rated restaurants and local businesses, wherever you are
Decide on the best places to go with reviews, ratings, and pictures of foods and interiors
Plan your visit and see menus, make reservations, and find when places are typically busiest
Help others discover the best places by sharing reviews, photos and more
Save places you want to or often visit, and quickly find them later from any computer or device.


8. Food Delivery Apps

                                   jumia-food
These also vary by location. For the Nigerian setting, we will be talking about Jumia Food
The idea of being able to order from anywhere; just by getting your phone out of your pocket and tapping your way through the menus and dish names reads like a dream. Yet,  it is reality! with the jumia App you get:
Quick access to lots of restaurants on the go
Huge selection of cuisines: Pizza, Nigerian, Burgers, Salads...
Re-order your favourite dish with just one tap.
However for an international audience, Apps like UberEATS anf Foodpanda come in handy.

9. Remote Mouse

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Remote Mouse turns your mobile phone or tablet into a wireless user-friendly remote control for your computer. It’ll surprise you with fully simulated touchpad, keyboard and featured remote panels which make your remote experience simple and efficient. 
Giving a presentation? Or watching an online movie? it makes it dead easy to control your PC/Mac! Just sit back and enjoy the day. 

10. LastPass Password Manager

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LastPass is a password manager and password generator that locks your passwords and personal information in a secure vault. LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you, and generates new, secure passwords instantly.

One password is all you need with LastPass – your LastPass master password handles the rest. Store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo & audio notes, and more.
Another App worth mentioning is

Google Photos

                                      google-photos
Google Photos is a new photo gallery from Google, made for the way you take photos today. Your photos and videos will be automatically backed up and organized, so you can find and share them faster - and never run out of space on your phone.
It comes with:
FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE
VISUAL SEARCH
ADVANCED EDITING
SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS
And Many More Features.

I would like to hear from you, which Apps are you currently using to make your life easier?

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