Recommended Android Apps 2017

Updated for 2017

Among my friends, I’m often the looked on as the “Android Guy.” I’ve been using Android devices longer than almost all of my friends. I’ve used both iOS and Android devices, and have a pretty good understanding of the benefits and difficulties with each. I’m often asked for assistance in making the transition from iOS to Android.

A few years ago, I wrote up some recommended Android apps for a friend (and a few updates along the way). Most of those apps are still highly recommended, but a few are out of date, better alternatives exist, or the functionality has been incorporated into Android, itself.

All of the Google Apps.

Most of them aren’t the default on a Samsung device, and it’s well worth it to either install them or set them up as your default.

Communication Apps

If you don’t have a Nexus/Pixel, you’re likely using the manufacturer’s messaging app. And it’s likely not great. Besides, texting is so 2009; use one of these messaging apps - that can often also do SMS.

Security

Daily Life Apps

Work

Fun & Games