Android applications keep on gushing forth into the Play Store by the dozens. It’s no surprise that there’s always some new innovation to check out in the market. As our technology grows, so too does the market. The Play Store is ranked the second most popular digital store, after Apple; so naturally, it’d be well stocked with all kinds of selections from various niches. As we welcome the new year, many of you may be wondering if there are any new (and useful) apps to get your new year’s resolutions in order. For that very reason, we’re here to sprinkle some of our best picks for 2023.
Needless to say, almost all these apps would require an internet connection that helps them run efficiently. There are quite a few options out there but the best of them is what you would want to aim for.
Connectivity is a founding pillar for android applications so make sure you get that in check before jumping into our selections below!
Google Maps and Waze
The most basic function of Maps is to help people get from point A to point B in the quickest, most efficient manner possible. Maps are regularly updated to include helpful features like gas pumps along the route or notifying you when there is a roadblock ahead. With the inclusion of a gyro meter/accelerometer in mobile devices, Google Maps can detect position, and speed and let you know accordingly of your ETA to the destination.
Waze works more or less the same way as Maps but with some of its own exclusive, tasteful features alongside. Both apps work with Android Auto. Perhaps the biggest difference is that Waze is much less clunky and snappier. If you’re not looking for extra tidbits along the way, Waze would definitely work best for your outings.
This third-party application has been on the Play Store since ye olden times. And it’s only gotten better each year! It’s powerful, has a clean, minimalist interface, and a solid predictive engine that stays two steps ahead of the user when they’re typing out their message. For those looking to add some extra flair, Microsoft SwiftKey comes with a plethora of fresh themes to add to the keyboard. For those that prefer opting for a more swiping method of inputting text, the SwiftKey Flow allows for gesture typing. With language support, and cross-device synchronization, the SwiftKey packs enough juice to go head-to-head with Google’s Gboard.
Another trusty application that has withstood the test of time. Zedge is still one of the top apps for customizing your phone’s ringtones, message tones, alarm tones, and basically whatever sounds or visuals you’d like your phone to be sporting. Chock full of years of collections from artists, editors, and contributors, Zedge has a wide variety of things to choose from. It only gets better during the holiday season with limited-time deals and offers for all sorts of media. Zedge’s library is massive but their ads can get obnoxious. Users can instead opt in for their monthly subscription to Zedge Premium, which eliminates ads and supplies fresh, premium content on a daily basis.
Ever wondered if there’s a simpler, cleaner texting app that you could utilize all while making it look more you? Textra is your go-to! Boasting itself as the most stable texting app you could have on your android, Textra does all that a texting app would be built to do without bloatware to mess things up. There’s also a huge collection of themes, stickers, and wallpapers you could choose from to give your messages a personal touch. While staying within the boundaries of professional aesthetics.
We all love having a handy equalizer at our behest to tinker with our music. There are some of us though who would take it a step further and have a music app that not only looks good but performs all the technical functions an equalizer would as well. That is where Poweramp comes in. The app takes care of your music by providing gapless smoothing, high-res audio support (FLAC files), and on top of that, a very capable equalizer. The UI tends to get a little too complex once you start using it but nothing you can’t wrap your head around. With an app giving you so much, it does get a bit challenging having it look less clunky.
Blue Apron is a meal delivery service that provides customers with pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to cook at home. The company offers a variety of plans with different pricing options, depending on the number of servings and meals per week. Customers can choose between a 2-serving or 4-serving plan, as well as a vegetarian option. Prices range from $47.95 to $119.84 per week, with free shipping included. Blue Apron also offers flexibility in terms of skipping weeks or cancelling the service altogether. Overall, Blue Apron’s pricing appears to be competitive within the meal delivery industry, while still offering quality ingredients and convenience for their customers.
Zocdoc is a mobile app that helps users find and book appointments with healthcare providers. The app allows users to search for doctors by specialty, location, insurance accepted, and availability. Users can also read reviews from other patients to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare. The Zocdoc app is free to download on the Google Play Store, but the cost of appointments will vary depending on the provider and service. While the app does offer convenience and ease of use in finding and booking appointments, it should be noted that not all healthcare providers are available on the platform.
That’s a wrap on our top 5 apps that would be an absolute blast to use in 2023. From music to texting to utility applications, these applications do their job and do it well. Check them out on the Play Store and indulge yourself with the best of what’s available.