6. Google Maps

Google Maps remains of the best Android apps ever. Aside from the very basics, Google Maps gives you access to places of interest, traffic data, directions to things like rest stops or gas stations, and they even let you have offline maps now. It gets frequent, almost weekly updates that seem to only add to its incredibly generous list of existing features.


7. Google Play Music and Youtube

The app can read both your local files and the music you like online. Additionally, you can upload tens of thousands of songs to the service for free. Every Google Play Music subscriber also gets YouTube Red. That removes all ads on YouTube, gives you background playback, and more features.


8. Google Now and Google Assisant

Google Now and Google Assistant are powerful Android apps. Google Now is a voice assistant like Cortana or Siri. Originally, Assistant was meant for only Google Pixel phones and Google Allo. However, after Mobile World Congress 2017, it started rolling out to more devices.


9. Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher seems to be extend beyond what normal launchers are. It’s been around for years, it’s been consistently updated, and thus it’s never not been a great option for a launcher replacement. It has the ability to backup and restore your home screen set ups, icon theming for all of your Android apps. You can even make it look like the Pixel Launcher if you want to.


10. Pocket Cast

Those who enjoy podcasts probably have the easiest decision in regards to which podcast app that should use. The answer to that question is Pocket Casts. It features both audio-only and video podcast support so you can catch up on just about anything.