The best apps of 2019
Wind back a decade, its difficult to imagine how reliant the work would be mobile phone applications for everyday activities.
As we sail through 2019, it seems like there's an app for almost everything you could possibly imagine (decoration, pets, weather, photo retouching, games, social networks, exercises, meditation and so many more...), and many of them are completely free, which means that it’s important to be selective with installing apps to ensure you don’t use up all your smartphone storage.
With application market booming, it is important to remember that not all apps are as useful or as functional as others. With so many different apps offering similar functions, selecting the ‘best’ options can be a tricky and time consuming process. This is why we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the best applications of 2019.
It’s always a good idea to read user reviews before downloading an app, along with taking a look at its overall rating to make sure the particular app offers you the functions that you need.
It’s easy to get lost amongst the plethora of apps available to download. So to help prevent you from installing an applications you’ll want to uninstall within a minute of downloading it, here's our selection of the best apps you can get for your mobile phone right now. We've chosen a bit of everything, both fun and useful apps compatible with smartphones and tablets.
Categories we’ve included range from: art and design, improving productivity, maps, news, photos, communication, entertainment, music, videos.. So you’ll not miss out on anything. Some of these apps have been available on the Android Play Store for many years and others are quite new. In any case, we're sure that if you choose to download at least one of the apps we’re recommending, - it’s bound to make your life that little bit easier and help you get the most out of your Android device.
Endel creates adaptive sound environments to help you fall asleep, relax, concentrate, or just to keep you calm when you're on the move. Unlike other applications, Endel can't customise sounds, but what it can do is access location and weather data, and even your heart rate, using this information to adapt particular sounds to your current situation. We think this is a great app that’s super simple to use.
OkCupid is one of the largest dating applications in the world, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet someone if you install it. Just fill out your profile, answer a few questions about yourself, and it will connect you with people close to you to see if you can find someone you’re interested in.
SwiftKey Keyboard is one of the most powerful and customisable third-party keyboards available. It hit the market several years ago with a predictive engine unlike any other keyboard and the application has grown a lot over the years. This is a free app with which you have the option to purchase add-ons if you wish. Other features include a dedicated row of numbers, SwiftKey Flow, which allows you to write gestures, support multiple languages, synchronise between library devices and much more.
With a simple and functional design, what you lack in your appearance more than makes up for with its features. These include categories in which list entries can be automatically archived. You can also create your own categories and move the entries to different ones, or don't bother to create any categories at all. You can regularly save recurring items in favourites, so it's easy to find them and add them back to a list whenever you want, hide or show crossed out items, sort them alphabetically or manually, share lists with others, and much more. Most of this application is free.
This is the biggest online gaming community app available. Through the Android application, users can access the Steam community, browse the store and buy new games. If you're a gamer, it’s a must have app.
This app is ideal if you enjoy editing photos. You can enhance your images by images by adding text to them, with plenty of font options; select various photo sizes (to ensure your creation displays perfectly on your chosen social media channel), change colours and lots more. TMost basic tools are free, but advanced users may want to pay for the ‘Pro’ subscription, as this will give you access to more options, such as more fonts, more graphics and a database of templates.
Find thousands of recipes from your favourite chefs and food network personalities. The instructional videos and shopping list features will equip you with everything you need to make a great meal.
If you use WhatsApp, you are probably aware that this messaging service has added the ability to send ‘stickers’, which means in addition to emojis and GIFs, you can now send essentially bigger emoji images (stickers).While there are lots of sticker packs to choose from, you also might like the option to create your own. Sticker Maker is a great app if you’d like to personalise your stickers - as you can turn any photo you have in your photo library into one!
Yoga is becoming ever more popular, and for good reason. It is an excellent form of exercise. Yoga increases flexibility and focus, and helps to decrease stress levels. It can also help you to lose weight and stay generally healthy. The Daily Yoga app guides you through daily yoga routines of varying difficulty and duration, with step-by-step HD videos that show exactly how to do each posture.
This is a photo database that you can use for free for any purpose, including commercial use. You can search using keywords or browse through trending images; you can search for photographers and see their other work on Pexels and you can also follow them, so you don't miss any of their publications. You can also hit "like" and collect photos inside Pexels and, if you want to export them outside of Pexels, you can easily share them to Instagram or other applications, save them as your wallpaper or simply download them.
If you need to go somewhere and don't have your own car, simple solution - order a taxi. Uber allows you to call a private ‘taxi’ driver in the city where you are, be it your home city or while on holiday. It’s a great service that will help you get to where you need to go.
It's simply a map of the world that shows your photos in the parts of the globe where you took them. If you zoom out on the map you'll probably only see a thumbnail of one of your images in each country where you've taken particular photos, but if you zoom in, you'll see the photos grouped into much smaller areas. Thumbnails also have a number, which tells you how many photos are in that gallery. You can easily view all your photos and enlarge them with a tap. It's a great, simple idea: a visual way to separate your photos according to where they were taken. Ideal for travellers.