Tried & True Apps

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This is a list of apps, which I use on a daily basis. All of these have had there place on my phone for a considerable amount of time and are unlikely to get replaced anytime soon.

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  • Authy 2-Factor Authentication Authy 2-Factor Authentication

    Authy 2-Factor Authentication

    Authy

    11479 ratings

    If you like to be more secure online and use 2-factor authentication, but are worried it is way too complicated... Try Authy. It can be your one stop shop for your authentication codes and it syncs across the web. It makes 2-factor authentication...

  • Action Launcher 3 Action Launcher 3

    Action Launcher 3

    Chris Lacy

    71086 ratings

    Since Google launched its own launcher, I've been perfectly content with the simpler approach to a launching environment. Yet after a while, I started to long for a few tweaks, which was quite hard to achieve with Googles Launcher. Action Launcher 3...

  • CCleaner CCleaner

    CCleaner

    Piriform

    679132 ratings

    Easy way to remove unnecessary clutter from your phone. Simple and easy to use, just as its windows counterpart.

  • Skyscanner Skyscanner

    Skyscanner

    Skyscanner Ltd

    306038 ratings

    Amazing way to keep up to date with flight prices and it may land you a few discounts.

  • Convertbee - Unit Converter Convertbee - Unit Converter

    Convertbee - Unit Converter

    Steffen Horlacher

    7183 ratings

    My favorite currency converter of choice has now been kicked off its top spot by convertbee! It will convert anything you throw at it and it has a very simple, functional user interface

  • Dimmer Dimmer

    Dimmer

    giraffine

    9491 ratings

    Screen dimmers are a necessity for using your phone in a pitch black room - especially when your significant other is right next to you, trying to sleep. This is the best I've found out there. When activated, it supplies you with an easy to access...

  • Time Recording Pro Time Recording Pro

    Time Recording Pro

    DynamicG

    4982 ratings

    This is an app for a fairly specific use case, but it does what it does perfectly. It tracks the time you use on various things (for instance work hours) and syncs it for instance to your Google Calendar. It does a lot of things and for what it...

  • Google Now Launcher Google Now Launcher

    Google Now Launcher

    Google Inc.

    763182 ratings

    Nice, slick launcher from Google with Google Now integration. No bells and whistles, it just works. Try it out.

  • Lux Auto Brightness Lux Auto Brightness

    Lux Auto Brightness

    Vito Cassisi

    8301 ratings

    If you look at your phone in total darkness, this app is perfect! It might be a bit expensive, but it's also a very powerful brightness management app. Many advanced settings, but you can also set it and forget it.

  • Pocket Casts Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts

    Shifty Jelly

    43734 ratings

    It might be a paid app, but it is also one of the best podcast apps out there. The new redesign is beautiful, although I have a few problems with it. They are definitely going to be ironed out and it's still a top podcast app!

  • BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast

    BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast

    Bubblesoft

    42078 ratings

    Simple, good way of streaming video from one device to another. This has stayed on my phone for many, many years!

  • Fing - Network Tools Fing - Network Tools

    Fing - Network Tools

    Domotz Ltd

    166669 ratings

    Want to snoop around the networks you're connected to? Try Fing. You might not understand all the information it gives you, but you might learn a thing or two :-)

  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Pushbullet - SMS on PC

    Pushbullet - SMS on PC

    Pushbullet

    166841 ratings

    There are many syncing options available between computer and Android, but this app makes things a bit easier. If you find yourself in need of a note, website, whatever - click the chrome-extention and beam it to your phone instantly.

  • Power Toggles Power Toggles

    Power Toggles

    Painless Apps

    109666 ratings

    There are many ways to toggle setting in Android, especially since Jelly Bean. But sometimes you want more options, and here Power Toggles is your best friend! Customizable, functional and easy to use.

  • SwiftKey Keyboard SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey

    2157218 ratings

    Do you type in two or three different languages simultaneously? Among many awesome features of this keyboard, this is the single most important reason why this is my go-to keyboard and continue to be. Once you go SwiftKey, you never go back.

  • MX Player MX Player

    MX Player

    J2 Interactive

    4409926 ratings

    There are many video player apps for Android, but in my experience MX Player seems to handle all formats I throw it at it and has earned a spot as a essential app on my phone.

  • Receipt Receipt

    Receipt

    Bogdan Mihaiciuc

    196 ratings

    Going grocery shopping? Need a list that keeps track of how much your items cost? Receipt is a beautiful, simple app that does just that.

  • AirDroid: Remote access & File AirDroid: Remote access & File

    AirDroid: Remote access & File

    SAND STUDIO

    497794 ratings

    Have had this app installed on my phone as long as I can remember. It's a killer app that represents features which arguably makes Android the number one mobile OS. Hassle-free, wireless computer/mobile connection.

  • Rounds — score pad Rounds — score pad

    Rounds — score pad

    Public Object

    451 ratings

    I think this app was designed for keeping track of minigolf scores, but it works for any game that involves numbers. Always looking for pen and paper to keep track of scores? Not anymore, because this is the best app for that out there. It's worth it

  • Alberi Plus Alberi Plus

    Alberi Plus

    TwistedMirror

    265 ratings

    This was one of the first games I found when I got my HTC Desire way back when. It is a clever, addictive sudoko-like game, but much more engaging. Unfortunately, it is not being developed anymore, but there's enough content to last you a long time.

  • Tunable: Tuner, Metronome, Rec Tunable: Tuner, Metronome, Rec

    Tunable: Tuner, Metronome, Rec

    AffinityBlue

    817 ratings

    I've been using gStrings (another tuner app) for a long time, until it started making my phone reboot and all sorts of crazy stuff. Now I'm using Tunable - again, it costs money, but it's an awesome tuner, metronome and tone generator. Try it out.

  • Moon+ Reader Pro Moon+ Reader Pro

    Moon+ Reader Pro

    Moon+

    87266 ratings

    I have to admit that I read way less than I would like to. But when I do, Moon+ Reader is the best customizable option on the market. It might be intimidating at first, but all the settings gives you the perfect reading experience tailored to you.

  • Podcast Player - Free Podcast Player - Free

    Podcast Player - Free

    Player FM Podcasts

    38986 ratings

    A new podcast app contender, who does things a bit differently. It is by no means the best podcast app, but it really has potential. Google+ sign in and saved subscriptions across the app and desktop version makes it an interesting service.

  • Exchanger Currency Exchanger Currency

    Exchanger Currency

    Exchanger Currency

    31290 ratings

    Whenever you need to convert currencies, look no further. This is the single most useful currency converter app I have found and it has been extremely useful. Try it out, if you travel or check currencies often.

  • Easy Voice Recorder Easy Voice Recorder

    Easy Voice Recorder

    Digipom

    150634 ratings

    This is the easiest 'record audio instantly' app I have found. My use case is to record the random things my girlfriend says in her sleep. It is awesome. Simple, no BS app.

  • Relay for reddit (Pro) Relay for reddit (Pro)

    Relay for reddit (Pro)

    DBrady

    24122 ratings

    In my humble opinion, the best reddit client for android. To me, reddit is how this app presents it. I do not care for the desktop version, but this app is perfect - and being actively developed.

  • feedly: your work newsfeed feedly: your work newsfeed

    feedly: your work newsfeed

    Feedly Team

    279346 ratings

    Slowly, but surely, this has pushed flipboard, pulse, and Google currents out of the way and is now my main source for my daily news fix (if not on Reddit)

  • Pocket Pocket

    Pocket

    Read It Later

    248903 ratings

    Pocket articles and read them later. I do not use it all that often, but it is an app I have come to take for granted and use when I need to.

  • Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

    Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

    Waze

    5824447 ratings

    Driving is a game, and you will be awarded for it. Interesting maps app, and I hope it will gain traction in my region as well, since the more who use it, the better it functions.

  • DashClock Widget DashClock Widget

    DashClock Widget

    Roman Nurik

    61964 ratings

    I guess everyone with jelly bean has this lockscreen screen widget, and so should you.

  • Tasker Tasker

    Tasker

    Crafty Apps EU

    40441 ratings

    Never wrapped my mind completely around this app, but it is definitely worth tinkering with. It makes you see the full potential of the android platform.

  • Chip Chain Chip Chain

    Chip Chain

    AppAbove Games LLC

    35867 ratings

    A very well designed puzzle game. It is challenging and addictive, and since the roll out of the Google Play Games service, it has had achievements and online leader boards. Try it out.

  • Shortyz Crosswords Shortyz Crosswords

    Shortyz Crosswords

    Robert "kebernet" Cooper

    12734 ratings

    Crosswords are good fun and mental exercise - and this is the best app for them. Period.

  • AppSales. Best Apps on Sale AppSales. Best Apps on Sale

    AppSales. Best Apps on Sale

    ts-apps

    16730 ratings

    The best ways to get up to date with the current offers on the Google Play Store. I have spend a bit of coins due to this app.