[India] Top 10 Smartphone Apps Of All The Time

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There are millions of apps on both Google Play and the App Store but not all are useful for everyone in their day to day lives. Here I have curated a list of must have apps in smartphones specially for people living in India.

1. Google Suite:

Yes, most of the phones come pre-installed with the google apps but still if you are using an iPhone you would have to go and separately get few of them. Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, Youtube and Keep are the must have apps on the phone and I don’t think I need to mention their benefits. You just need to have them plain and simple.

2. Paytm:

Paytm has grown to be the most widely used wallet service in India. Paytm has efficiently decreased the need to carry change and specially cash which is revolutionary in Indian scenario. The app provides great user experience and the benefits are numerous. Definitely, Paytm Karo!

Paytm Services:

  • Online Shopping
  • Mobile Recharge/Bill Payment
  • Datacard Recharge/Bill Payment
  • DTH Recharge
  • Electricity Bill Payment
  • Landline/Broadband Bill Payment
  • Gas/Water Bill Payment
  • Metro Card Recharge
  • Municipal Recharge
  • Pay Loan EMI
  • Pay Insurance Premium
  • Credit Bill Payment
  • Cable TV Recharge
  • Rental Bill Payment
  • Fastag Recharge/Toll Recharge
  • Movie Ticket Booking
  • Bus/Flight/Train Ticket Booking
  • Events Booking
  • Amusement Parks Booking
  • School/College Fees Payment
  • Mutual Fund Investments
  • Play and Win Games

3. Goal/Cricbuzz:

It’s a proven fact that Indians are crazy about sports specially cricket and football. Assuming you would like to track it on the go, Cricbuzz and Goal are the best options available by far.

4. WhatsApp:

Again, there are tons of instant messaging apps available, but the user base of WhatsApp is still the highest with over two billion active monthly users. WhatsApp has crossed all boundaries in order to make chatting easier like never before. Sense its popularity, earlier we used to say “send me a SMS” but now it has changed to “WhatsApp me“.

WhatsApp Hot Trends:

  • In October 2019, WhatsApp officially launched a new fingerprint app-locking feature for Android users.
  • As of February 2020, WhatsApp had over 2 billion users globally.
  • In September 2017, WhatsApp service had been completely blocked in China.
  • Uganda government also banned WhatsApp and Facebook, along with other social media platforms, to enforce a tax on the use of social media.
  • The United Arab Emirates banned WhatsApp video chat and VoIP call applications in as early as 2013.
  • WhatsApp is reportedly working on rolling out a security feature to protect your chat backups with password and encryption.

5. CamScanner:

One of the most useful apps available out there. The options to scan document and share them in desired format along with accessibility across all platforms make it a must have.

Top 5 Trusted CamScanner Apps:

  1. Microsoft Lens – PDF Scanner
  2. PhotoScan by Google Photos
  3. Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner with OCR, PDF Creator
  4. SwiftScan – PDF Document Scanner
  5. Notebloc Scanner App – Scan, save & share as PDF

6. Snapseed/PS Express:

These two by far are the best photo editing apps out there. With proper time and efforts you would be surprised with the output you can generate through these apps. You can use Snapseed application to crop, rotate and straighten your photos.

Other Similar Top Photo Editing Apps for Android:

  • TouchRetouch
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Fix
  • Mextures
  • VSCO
  • Superimpose X
  • Prisma Photo Editor
  • Polarr Photo Editor

7. Ixigo:

With great offers and cashback program Ixigo is one of the best options to book your travel itinerary. With over 170 million download this again is a must have.

Top 6 Apps like Ixigo:

  1. Goibibo
  2. Yatra
  3. Cleartrip
  4. IRCTC
  5. Make My Trip
  6. Easy My Trip

8. Zomato:

Eating again is a thing Indians love and with Zomato finding places for us has never been easier. I myself never go to a restaurant without checking their ratings and reviews on the app. Also recently I have started ordering food much more from Zomato compared to the other platforms. Moreover, they offer great discounts (50-60%) throughout the year.

Zomato Alternative apps:

  1. Swiggy
  2. Uber Eats
  3. Urbanspoon
  4. Dineout
  5. Pizzahut
  6. Dominos
  7. FoodPanda
  8. Just Eat
  9. Tasty Khana
  10. Food Mingo

9. Amazon:

Again a must have shopping app on your phone. I end up ordering even small day to day items from here, thanks to their prompt delivery. And if you get their prime subscription then it has much more to offer with quicker deliveries, early access, discounts etc along with their streaming services, the Amazon Prime and Amazon Music app. Both of them offer remarkable content.

List of Other Android Apps by Amazon:

  • Amazon Music
  • Kindle
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Amazon Shopping
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Photos
  • Amazon Halo
  • Prime Video – Android TV
  • Amazon Seller
  • Amazon Chime
  • Amazon Prime Now
  • Key by Amazon
  • Amazon Kids+: Kids Videos, Games, and Books
  • Amazon Shopper Panel
  • Amazon A to Z
  • Amazon Care
  • Amazon Music
  • Amazon Alexa – Show Mode for Lenovo
  • GameOn: watch, share and record gameplay videos
  • Amazon Relay
  • Amazon Music for Artists
  • Amazon for Tablets
  • Amazon Drive
  • Amazon Honeycode
  • Amazon WorkLink
  • IMDb TV – Android TV
  • Amazon Alexa Music, Cameras, & TV Control
  • KfB Install
  • Amazon Cloud Cam
  • AWS IoT Button Dev
  • Amazon WorkDocs
  • AWS Global Summits
  • Selling Services on Amazon
  • Amazon Go
  • AWS IoT 1-Click
  • Amazon QuickSight
  • Amazon Hub Counter
  • AWS Snow Family Verification
  • Amazon Widget
  • Amazon Product Preview
  • Transparency
  • Amazon WorkSpaces
  • AWS IoT Button Wi-Fi
  • Amazon Offers
  • AEA – Amazon Employees
  • Luna Controller
  • Amazon Monitron
  • Amazon AR Player

10. BookMyShow:

A market leader in it’s domain, BookMyShow is the most likely the platform you are going to use for booking events and movie tickets and hence having its app installed will always be efficient.

BMS will focus on bringing films under categories such as Premieres, Exclusives, World Cinema, Missed in Theatres, Festival Favourites and dedicated bundles. These categories have been built on the back of years of rich consumer understanding and data insights on user behaviour and preferences garnered on the platform –

BMS Chief Operating Officer (Cinemas) Ashish Saksena said.

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