The following is the list of best apps as released by the market leader, Google. If you want to check out the best games of 2016, see my other post!
BEST APP OF THE YEAR
Among much speculation, Prisma has bagged the best app award of the year 2016. It is categorized as a photo editing app but it stays unique in allowing you to automatically apply presets from the vast collection that comes with the app.
It transforms your photos into awesome artworks by using some of the advanced artificial intelligence technology combined with neural networks.
Rating : 4.2
Size : 4MB
Last Updated : 07Dec
MOST INNOVATIVE APPS OF THE YEAR
CONTACTS PHONE DIALER : DRUPE
Drupe is a communication app labeled as the editor’s choice which makes sharing messages and contacting your friends and family a breeze. It basically integrates all your social media accounts and all of your contacts in one place so that you could instantly drag the contact and place it over a specific social media account and connect with them all from a single screen.
It eliminates the need of opening separate apps everytime you wanted to connect with someone by placing all of your accounts under one roof. It also comes with a built-in call recorder allowing you to record and save your important calls. Also, it can be customized with the color of your liking.
Rating : 4.6
Size : 10.51MB
Last Updated : 18Nov
SHARE THE MEAL – HELP CHILDREN
This is one of those apps that deserve to be called as best and innovative and also named as the google’s editor’s choice.
The concept of share the meal is very simple, ShareTheMeal is a non-profit initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme which allows you to feed a hungry child anywhere in the world by just a single tap on your app screen which donates 0.35 euros to a child sufficient enough for a 1-day meal.
They also show you where the meal was distributed and what was your impact allowing you to feel proud of yourself that you have made a valuable contribution. So download it right away and make a change!
Rating : 4.7
Size : 13.27MB
Last Updated : 15Nov
POWER DIRECTOR VIDEO EDITOR APP
Promoting itself as the best video editor and video collage maker Power director from Cyberlink is one of the most powerful and famous editing apps in the play store with 10 million downloads and counting. The reason for its popularity is that it supports almost all kinds of video formats out there and allowing the users to share their edited videos directly to Facebook, YouTube and more.
It allows you to apply instant video effects and transition animation to your videos along with creative and cool text titles. It comes with slow motion effects and awesome movie FX and soundtrack, making it the go-to app for all your editing needs.
Rating : 4.4
Size : 26.88MB
Last Updated : 02Dec
MOST SHARE-WORTHY APPS OF THE YEAR
BEAUTY PLUS ME – PERFECT CAMERA
Beauty plus is yet another addition to the thousands of photography and beautification apps out there which is the lighter version of Beauty plus, designed to use less space and optimized for lower end devices. This app is designed exclusively for selfie obsessed people and it enhances your photos by applying subtle effects over them like removing blemishes and making your face glow.
Like many other alternatives, this also comes with numerous filters and editing options allowing you to play with your photo till you get a satisfying result.
Rating : 4.4MB
Size : 8.83MB
Last Updated :23Sep
Allo is google’s answer to Whatsapp and messenger. Though it has not yet gained the massive userbase that the aforementioned apps enjoy, Allo looks promising with the ton of new features it has included like the smart reply, incognito mode and the most exciting of them the Google Assistant.
Google assistant is integrated into your chart window allowing you to have a conversation with the artificially intelligent chatbot which answers all of your questions like a real person. Only much, much,smarter. You can also play around with the assistant by asking it to tell a joke, sing a song or even play a game with you! Though it is still under development, it is worth a try.
Rating : 4.2
Size : 10.71MB
Last Updated : 08Nov
MOST BEAUTIFUL APPS OF THE YEAR
COLORFY – COLORING BOOK FREE
This is a surprising and an interesting addition to the best apps list of 2016. Colorfy is an editor’s choice app, which can be used as a coloring book for both adults and children.
The app works offline and allows you to color various pictures and patterns that are updated every week using your color combinations and easy to use controls.
You can also create your unique artworks using various filters and effects combined with beautiful palettes and share them with your friends and followers.
Rating : 4.6
Size : 38.51MB
Last Updated : 17Nov
SIGN EASY SIGN & FILL DOCUMENTS
Sign easy is targetted on the working class audience and business people who find themselves signing numerous documents and paperwork every day. You can create and add your signature to the app using a stylus or simply your finger. You can also add date and other text to it along with multiple formatting and color options.
It is highly encrypted, providing you a secure experience allowing you to save and share your signature across various platforms and to specific people through email or the cloud.
Rating : 4.2
Size : 23.66MB
Last Updated : 09Nov
BACKDROPS – WALLPAPERS
Though there are a handful of wallpaper apps out there, many of them often include the same old boring wallpapers and are not frequently updated. Backdrops, on the other hand, features a vast collection of exclusively designed wallpapers that are unique to the app, thus providing the users with a fresh experience and unique customization.
Also, backdrops collection is updated daily and has a community of wonderful users who make sure that you get the best of the wallpapers for your phone and it truly deserves to be under the most beautiful title. And not to forget that it is also the editor’s choice of Google!
Rating : 4.3
Size : 4.67MB
Last Updated : 26Nov