So you have got the brand new Android phone in your hand. Now what to do? Get full charge for your phone and don’t use while charging it. You have to have some patience and I know its hard. After fully charged, the first thing that came in my mind about the contacts. I was using Nokia 6303c for 5 years. Now got promoted to Nokia X2DS. So how to import them. Luckily Nokia X2 had preinstalled App that transferred all contacts from Java phone to Android by Bluetooth.
Now you will need some app. Here I have created this Essential List of Free Apps for your New Mobile. Its really hard and will vary from person to person. If you are a heavy Internet user, you will want to use some other apps. I don’t really using Internet that much now.
There’s millions of Apps in Google Play store. Which app you need? That’s a good question. You can surf by category for your favorite apps. But I recommend you to go through these app first.
Most of the people who have computer uses Internet in PC. They can now download the Google Play APK file to computer directly. Then transfer the file to your android device. APK Downloader, created by Evozi is an online tool that offers the ability to quickly download the APK file of any Android app from the Google Play store directly to your desktop.
1. Mobile Security and Antivirus
First thing you need to consider is an Antivirus app. Though the chances of being attacked by virus is less, but its worth not taking. There are a lot of free Antivirus program for mobile and they are completely free. I am personally using AVG Antivirus. It has some other features too.
360 Security – Antivirus Free
CM Security AppLock &AntiVirus
2. Android Assistant App
It’s the second must to have android tools. You will get a lot of things from this handy app. Android Assistant has 18 features to help you easily and efficiently manage for your android smartphones and tablets.
Download Android Assistant
3. File Share
You will take a lot of files and apps from your friend. Using the Bluetooth will take a lot of time and eat battery. Use SHAREIt or Superbeam to transfer big files easily within minutes.
SuperBeam | WiFi Direct Share
4. File Manager App
Though Android Assistant has the file manager section, I feel comfortable with Astro File Manager. There are other file manager. Feel free to check them. You will to copy, move and paste a lot of files from or to SD card. Astro was preinstalled in my mobile. So I just stick with it.
5. Battery Saver
The first concern for any Android mobile is the Battery power. As Android device uses huge power, you need to save battery where possible. With Battery Doctor you can kill power-hungry apps that are not currently in use to improve battery life. It estimates the battery remaining time. It has built in Task Killer that stops apps that drain power while not in use. Battery Doctor has unique three-charge cycle that boosts battery life.
If you dont use messenger, whats the use of Android. Whats App may be currently the most popular messenger app. Although Nokia X Series Android mobile currently does not support Whats App. Its free for the first year only. Then you have to pay $0.99 USD/year after. Viber and Skype is the best alternative messenger. Also there are facebook messenger. Facebook is the most popular social media.
7. Internet Browser
If you are seeing this page from Computer, probably you are using Chrome or Firefox browser. These are also available for Android. But i would recommend Dolphin or Opera browser for your android. Feel free to check others. UC browser is also good for Android. There are also mini version of these browser.
Dolphin Browser Mini
Opera Mini browser for Android
8. PDF Reader
You can read pdf book in your android easily with pdf reader. I personally use the Foxit reader.
You will probably have a lot of photos. Where to keep them safe? Is the internal storage sufficient? The solution is Dropbox. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.
10. Office Application
Sometimes you will need to make correction, edit or create new word document, excel sheet files etc. Solution is also here. There are a lot of free popular office application in Google Play store. If you are not using document files that much, I would not recommend it. Again if you have this, you will not need PDF viewer. Office suite has huge size.
WPS Office: PPT, DOC, XLS, PDF
OfficeSuite 7 + PDF to Word !
Microsoft Office Mobile
11. Photo Editor and Camera App
Android usually have a good camera. You can tweak the camera settings, edit your photos with some android app.
12. App Lock
Privacy and security is your concern and you want to lock your Gallery, App, prevent others from changing settings, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Facebook, Market, Calls and any app you choose, App Look is for you. It is very easy to use. It has both Pattern and Password lock.
13. MX Player
You will watch a lot of HD video songs or may even movies. You will need MX player. Its free and most popular video player. MX Player – The best way to enjoy your movies. It is built with Hardware acceleration, multi-core decoding, Zoom and Pan, a lot of support of subtitle formats etc.
Thats not all. I also USE other than them for my own use.
Others Apps that I use:
1. After Focus Pro
2. Clean master
3. Digital clock experia
4. Flash light
5. Google Sky Map
6. Rocket Audio Player
7. Simple Notepad
8. Swipe to Lock free
Have you noticed, I haven’t Used any launcher. I use the default Nokia settings, fastlane. So I dont need it. But Launcher is the first thing you will have. Go Launcher or Nova Launcher is most popular launcher app.
have I missed anything? Do you have any better App? Let me know in the comment. Thanks for reading.