Apps and Software

Trending Android Apps of 2016

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2018

The Mobile apps market is exploding at a rapid rate so much that there is an app for every purpose including games, cooking, and workouts etc. The Google Play Store has over 2 million apps as of February 2016 and this number is all set to rise in the coming years.

Given the vast number of apps available, it is challenging to select the best and worthy apps to download. However, you don’t have to worry about that since we have rounded up the best Android apps of the year below.

1: Strava


Strava is one of the most popular tools among runners and cyclists. It includes everything that a runner or cyclist will ever need such as tracking of routes, measuring distances, pace and elevation levels.

With several features such as leaderboards, comparisons with other app users, and your own workout records, Strava has all the features that will motivate you to start working out.

Most features in the Strava app can be accessed free of cost, but there are more amazing features that can be accessed via the premium subscription.

Price: Free, also features a premium subscription

2: Evernote


Note taking has been re-defined, thanks to Evernote. No more getting lost in multiple thoughts and to-do lists, all you have to do is to download this handy app. Not only can you organize your lists, but also sync between multiple devices.

The neat and simple interface also enables you to shares files and collaborate with others, track spreadsheets etc. All-in-all, Evernote goes beyond being a just a notebook and offers features that will leave you awestruck.

Price: Free

3: Pocket


Due to our daily hectic schedules, it is not always possible to read every article that catches our eyes, and this is where Pocket comes in handy. The app allows you to save the articles and videos that interest you for reading later at a convenient time.

Having or not having an internet connection doesn’t matter since this bookmarking app will enable you to view your saved resources both on and offline.

Interestingly, you can also sync your saved stuff across several devices which have the Pocket app installed on them.

Price: Free, and also offers in- app purchases.

4: Pushbullet


Pushbullet is a timesaving app. It will make sure that you don’t have to view your phone every five minutes or so. If you need to fetch important information from your phone in a matter of a few seconds, then Pushbullet will do that with the aid of just a few taps.

Furthermore, Pushbullet also enables you to interact with your phone’s notifications from your computer.

Pushbullet is a vital app in today’s busy times.

Price: Free

5: Periscope


Periscope is a live broadcasting app which enables you to post live streaming videos similar to Facebook’s “live” feature. Your followers can the comment or like your live broadcast.

Alternatively, you have a 24 hour window to make the video available for replaying to your friends and followers. Included are intricate details like fluttering hearts that your friends can send to you when they like a broadcast.

Even if you don’t want to broadcast your own videos, you can enjoy yourself by viewing videos of friends and acquaintances.

Price: Free

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6: WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

Who can live without WhatsApp in today’s times? Nowadays it is the perfect replacement for the good old SMS. The variety of options provided by WhatsApp messenger including voice calls, audio messages and group messaging make it a favorite among masses.

Moreover, with the most recent encryption feature that has been added to WhatsApp, the security of the messenger app has just become more robust.

Additionally, you don’t have to worry about standard carrier based charges since WhatsApp allows for Wi-Fi connectivity and data charges if applicable.

Price: Free

7: TimeHop


How many times do you feel like digging out that old pic of the end of year party that you took last year? Or of your graduation ceremony that you posted on your Facebook timeline? Well, this is where TimeHop comes in. The apps pulls out past information from your social media accounts and brings them to you with the exact date, day and time.

However, it you could remind you of sad times too if that is what you posted on your social media account, but for the most part, if your posts are positive, then you will reminiscence bitter sweet old memories.

Price: Free

The aforementioned apps are just few of the trending Android apps of 2016, there are several more expected mobile trends and predictions to expect in 2016.

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