List of applications and tools that make my Android experience even more amazing. Inspired by https://github.com/nikitavoloboev/my-ios
- Launcher, Wallpaper, and Icon Pack
- My macOS
I laid out folders on my home screen based on the word that pops up in my mind when I want to do them. My main screen is for the stuff I use most of the time, and my secondary screen is for things I don't use as often.
- Stock Android.
- Great camera.
- No notch.
- Amazing noise cancellation, helps me get peace and quiet in noisy places.
- Great Google assistant integration.
- Great battery life.
Launcher, Wallpaper, and Icon Pack
I don't know the name for this but I use PixelWave Wallpapers to find live pixelated wallpapers.
- Minimal, fast, and free.
- Back up entire layout (including widgets) to Google Drive.
- Just the level of customization I need (e.g. icon packs).
- I'm really into pixelated themes at the moment, and this is beautiful.
Here is a list of apps that I use the most in my day to day life, categorized by what I want to do.
Phone - Call people
Duo - Call with voice/video through the internet
Todoist - Simple and quick task manager
- Todoist helps me plan out everything I want to do either for the short term or long term (I'm not sure if I follow GTD).
- Super fast syncing.
- Works with my Google Assistant so I can verbally add tasks.
Slack - Chat to get stuff done
Google Calendar - Calendar
- Simple, fast, and clean calendar app that works extremely well with multiple accounts.
Trello - Collaborative task management
- Any tasks/projects that I'm collaborating with others on are usually cards on boards here.
Forest - Focus
- Focus on things that matter.
- Lets you wait to plant a virtual (or even real) tree, if you do anything else on the phone other than wait, it'll stop.
FastHub - Great GitHub app
Telegram - Chat with friends
WhatsApp - Chat with friends
Messenger - Chat with friends
Discord - Chat with friends, interact with communities
Talon - Twitter client
(I still have the official Twitter client because there's a lot of things third party apps can't do)
- Great dark mode that I could customize to not hurt my eyes.
Relay Pro - Reddit client
(I still have the official Reddit client because there's a lot of things third party apps can't do)
- Reddit app with better UX than the official one.
- Good themeability.
- Easy to navigate.
Swarm - Location-based social network
- Share the cool places I've been to.
- Track history of the cool places I've been to.
LinkedIn - Professional Networking
SnapChat - Stories
- Keeping up with the latest from my friends.
Quora - Q&A
- Finding interesting questions.
- Try to answer questions I can help with.
This is all for the Google stuff that I couldn't categorize.
Gmail - Mail client
- Unified inbox.
- Works great because all of my email accounts are Google-based.
Google - Hub for all my Google stuff
Chrome - Web browser
Drive - Cloud storage
YNAB - Budgeting
- Set budgeting goals.
- Log all transactions.
Splitwise - Split expenses
- Easiest way to split expenses with other people.
- Supports multiple currencies.
Google Camera - Take pictures
- Takes great photos without any fiddling.
- Great video stabilization.
- Takes amazing photos at night using Night Sight.
Google Photos - Photo library
- Makes my photos look great on its own.
- Builds collages and animations on its own.
- Easiest way to backup my photos and access them from multiple places.
- Machine learning, auto detects images.
😖Kind of scary.
- This is where I read all my books, whether for fun or to learn.
Medium - Online publishing platform
- Use the app to read articles on Medium in Night Mode.
Feedly - RSS Reeder
- Use the app to read through my Feedly feeds of blogs I follow.
Day One - Digital journal
- Day One is my digital life journal.
Evernote - Large writing, scans, web clips, and annotations
- I do my huge writing here.
- If I want to access a document from anywhere, I usually store it here.
Google Play Music - Music Streaming
- My goto music streaming solution.
- Easiest for me to setup from where I live (Saudi Arabia).
YouTube Music - Music Streaming 2nd solution
- Google Play Music will most likely be merged with this, so it might be best to get used to it.
- I use it on the rare occasion that I don't find something on Google Play Music.
- Has lots of retro videogame music that I can't find anywhere else.
Foursquare - Find cool places
- Mark places I liked.
- Search for cool restaurants or cafes.
Google Maps - GPS, City Navigation & Traffic
Waze - Crowdsourced mapping data
- Where I live, Google Maps isn't always up to date; this is lets people edit/add data more easily.
- See if there are any car accidents on my route.
- Works in many countries around the world.
- Works with my carrier's loyalty points.
- Lots of restaurants.
- Quick delivery.
- Batter categorization of food (e.g. breakfast).
- Great food images.
1Password - Password manager
- Generate all of my passwords with it and keep everything in a secured and encrypted vault kept secure by a master password and two factor authentication.
- No longer need to remember passwords and I now have a unique password for every website that I am signed up on whilst activating two factor authentication wherever possible.
- Helps me accomplish things verbally.
Google Podcasts - Podcasts
ScanBot - PDF Scanner
Pocket - Read later
- Save interesting articles.
- At a Glance, from the Google app.
- Automatically shows me what I need to see at the moment (traffic to home or work, weather, next calendar event, etc.)
I use Tasker to automate things or make things easier.
At the moment I only use it for sending messages to a WhatsApp number I have in my clipboard; without having to add it as a contact, because WhatsApp can't do that for some reason.
Some games I am playing now.
- Hitman Go - Puzzle game.
- Evoland - A journey through videogaming history.
- Clash Royale - Simple strategy game that friends like to play and I play with him.
- Brawl Stars - Simple mechanics with quick matches with nice competitive gameplay and teamwork.
- Pokemon Go - Catch pokemon.
If you found this interesting, I also have a similar repository going over what applications I use on macOS.
- My iOS (The inspiration for this repository).
Suggestions and pull requests are highly encouraged!
I love finding new awesome tools and apps. If you have a favorite tool or app that you think I missed, please say it.