A month after saying goodbye to 2020, I can say that this year I could not have been more surprised, and not only because of the covid-19 pandemic, but because of all the Android applications that I have discovered and that have helped me to be more productive and efficient when performing certain tasks. Therefore, this time I am going to teach you what do i have on my android.
Some of the applications that I am going to list below are very popular and it is normal that you know them. Others may not. But it is never too late for anything and you will never go to bed without knowing something new. So without further ado, here is the list of the applications that have been essential for me and they have accompanied me during this year 2020.
Social Networks: Twitter, Friendly for Facebook, TikTok and Instagram
I am sure that most of the time you take a look at your device, it is to enter the different social networks. Obviously it was to be expected that it would include in this category of applications that, without a doubt, are part of our day to day.
If you are wondering why I use Invoice and not the official Facebook application, it is simply because the battery consumption of the original is excessive, while with Folio or any other Facebook wrapper, it is greatly reduced.
Twitter It is practically my favorite social network, and not because I am especially active – which I am not, but because thanks to the trending topics on Twitter I find out everything that happens in the world at a glance. Also, there I can follow most of the “influencers” and content creators that I like, and of course read technology news.
If there is a photography social network par excellence, that is Instagram. It is probably the social network where I spend the most time searching for motivational and entrepreneurial phrases, cooking recipes or looking at computer modding accounts. And now watching Reels, although not as much as TikTok.
Although Instagram has jumped on the bandwagon of short 30-second videos with Reels, we all know that it is still a copy of TikTok. Despite the fact that I inevitably come across a reel from time to time, the place where I watch the most short videos is TikTok. I admit that at first this type of content caused me rejection and I thought it was not for me, but I gave it a chance and in the end I got a taste for it. Come on, it’s a real vice. Humor never hurts – and more so in these times, and TikTok is a source of immense humor and creativity.
Productivity: Todoist, Google Drive and Gmail
I have to admit that I have always been a bit disorganized, but Todoist It has helped me a lot to solve that problem. I love its simplicity, I have always valued that detail very much in applications, and not only does it manage to be a full-fledged To-Do-List, but it is also very practical for project management.
For cloud storage management I choose Google drive for its speed, security, multiplatform support and the wide variety of third-party applications that make it the perfect option. But of course, if what we need is an option that offers enough disk space for free or at a cheap price, there are better than this.
Regarding email management, I have been testing TypeApp and it has not disappointed me. It is fast, safe and easily configurable. Nevertheless, Gmail It’s my favorite Android mail client and I always end up coming back to it.
Image Editor: Snapseed and Lightroom
I’m not a big fan of retouching photos, but of course Snapseed I find it one of the best photo editing applications. It is ad-free, comfortable, simple and has tons of tools to edit our photos at a professional level.
But if you can edit photos like a pro, there it is. Lightroom. For me essential and the absolute king of applications to edit photos. If there is any way to improve the brightness, contrast, colors, reflections, shadows, curves and a thousand other aspects of our photographs, it is with Lightroom. While it is true that Snapseed and other photo editing apps also allow us to make these changes, Lightroom seems the most comfortable, intuitive and practical so far.
Feedly I could not miss in my «what do I have on my Android», an RSS reader that allows us to keep up to date with the activity of our blogs and favorite sites so as not to miss details of all their news, in a very comfortable and minimalist format. If you use Feedly you can follow DominioGeek with the button that I leave just below.
Personalization: Nova Launcher, Zedge and AmoledPix
If there is a variety of something in Google Play, it is launchers, but I am left with Nova Launcher, a classic. Because of its simplicity and lightness, in addition to the wide range of possibilities it offers in terms of customization.
To complement the previous one, nothing better than Zedge, a very complete application that puts at our disposal thousands of totally free wallpapers, tones and notification sounds. I combine it with AmoledPix, a mobile wallpapers app adapted to AMOLED screens to take full advantage of its advantages.
Communication: WhatsApp and Telegram
We like it more or less, WhatsApp is the queen of instant messaging. It is true, multiple alternatives have appeared that, objectively, are better than this one, but without a doubt it continues to maintain its position at the top of its category.
But emphasizing that “objectively better alternatives to the previous one have appeared”, Telegram is one of them. For quite some time, supports GIFs, and not only that, but it includes a huge library of these animations that makes it easy for the user to find the image they are looking for with a simple search in the conversation. It has an image editing tool that allows us to cut and draw by hand, but that’s not all, it goes further, and it also offers some correction options for brightness, contrast and other details of the images. And most importantly, Telegram is a safer option since does not share data with Mark Zuckerberg’s social network.
With ShareMe We got rid of the cables for fast file transfer and went on to do it wirelessly from a computer or any other device that we have connected to the service. ShareMe is known as Xiaomi’s “AirDrop”.
Google files, I use it as an explorer to organize my files and folders but that’s not all we can do with it. We can also free up space on the phone by following the recommendations of the application, share files without an Internet connection or save backup copies of our files in the Google Drive cloud. More than 500 million downloads and a score of 4.6 out of 5 support it.
For this “what do I have on my android” to make sense, I have to include. Unified Remote It is probably the application that I have been using for the longest time without any interruption. Many times we are watching a movie and we want to lower the volume on our computer because it is too high, we need to quickly look at a file or simply turn off the computer. With Unified Remote we can carry out different actions and control the computer from our mobile completely remotely.
I hope you liked this what do i have on my android. They are not the only applications that I have installed on my device, but they are, perhaps, the most essential for me.
Leave a comment right here below and let me know which apps are your favorites and if you have any comments about the ones I have shared on my list.