19 Android Apps All Indians Must Have on Their Phones

Android Apps

These days owning a smartphone is not only just a status symbol but also a necessity in today’s world. As smartphones are launching in India on a daily basis and on lower prices, India has to witness a huge jump in the number of smartphone users. For 2017, the number of smartphone users in India is estimated to reach 340.2 million, with the number of smartphone users worldwide forecast to exceed 2 billion users by that time.

After owning a smartphone the very first thing a user look in his phone is the apps section. Some of the apps we’re already familiar with like Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps etc. But there are plenty of apps too that provide real value through, which users are unaware.

There are over 2 million apps in the Google Play Store along with the new ones which debut all the time, that have been downloaded millions of times. We use them in our smartphones for functionality, entertainment, information, productivity and everything between. You certainly cannot have a great time, unless you have some wonderful apps on your phone. From online shopping to ticket booking, from gathering information to making payments you can download apps for everything.


If you have just bought your brand new Android/iOS smartphone or tablet then its chances that you are looking for useful apps for your device. Confused about where to start? Don’t worry we have brought you a list of some awesome mobile apps that every Indian must have on their smartphones to make their life more easier. Here is the list of best free 19 smartphone apps you can download right now, sorted by type from social, travel, payments and entertainment to browsers and tool apps. Here they go!

Important Android Apps:

1. Communication

The official and must-use app that keeps you connected with your family and friends.

  • WhatsApp Messenger

  • Gmail

  • Messenger

  • Hangouts

  • IMO

  • Skype

  • Viber


You know, you need it.

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Instagram

3. Tools

Your productivity won’t suffer on the go if you have these apps installed in your phone.

  • Adobe PDF

  • Polaris Office

  • TrueCaller

4. Browser

Just enjoy your web browsing with these apps.

  • Opera Mini

  • UC Browser

  • Chrome Browser

5. Streaming Music

For the music lover in you, these free apps let you listen to any kind of music anytime, anywhere for free.

  • Gaana

  • Savan

  • Wynk

6. Entertainment

Great app for movie junkies. Know which movie is running at a theater near you, check show timings & book tickets straight from the app as well.

  • BookMyShow

  • PVR Cinemas

7. Photography & Editing

Make your favorite photos look even better with these apps.

  • PhotoDirector

  • ProShot

  • PicsArt

  • Camera360

  • YouCam Perfect

8. Keyboard Apps

Do effortless typing with a swipe with these apps.

  • Fleksy

  • SwiftKey

  • Gboard

9. Movies and Videos

Stream videos, your favourite TV series, matches instantly on your phone or tablet, or download so that you can watch them later from anywhere, even when you’re not connected.

  • YouTube

  • Amazon Prime

  • Hotstar

  • Voot

10. Media and Video Player

Apps let you listen or watch your music, video collection anytime, anywhere.

  • MX Player

  • VLC

11. Sports

The app that will give you updates of your favorite matches, games on the go.

  • Cricbuzz

  • ESPN Sports

12. Travel

Search places communicate with people & book ride, rail or air tickets, hotel accommodation in your favourite destination at discounted price.

  • Google Maps

  • HERE Maps

  • Google Translate

  • Ola

  • Uber



  • MakeMyTrip

13. Food & Dining

Order food online from the restaurant near you without any hassle

  • Zomato

  • Food Panda

14. Online Payment

Pay for purchases instead of cash with an ease. Also, get mobile wallets offer, discounts and cashback which can be encashed whenever needed.

  • Paytm

  • FreeCharge

  • Mobiwik

15. Shopping

Shop products online easily with some exclusive app-only offers.

  • Flipkart

  • Amazon

  • Snapdeal

  • Myntra

  • Jabong

16. Gaming

Turn your boring time into an exciting one with these fantastic smartphone gaming apps.

  • Candy Crush Saga

  • Subway Surfers

  • Temple Run

17. Data Sharing

Grab it for getting data like movies, videos, music, contact, apps etc on your phone.

  • SHAREit

  • Xender

18. Privacy

Beyond basic protection, it also keeps track of what your apps are doing. They scan your device and chucks out any unwanted cache, malware and residual files.

  • AppLock

  • Quickheal Total Security

  • Clean Master

19. Storage

For all your cloud needs on smartphones. It is an essential app and you will be also backing up all your necessary data for a restore in future on these cloud-based storage services along with images that you capture.

  • Google Drive

  • iCloud

Let us know which apps you downloaded in our comments section.

Author: IMG Global Infotech

IMG Global InfoTech is foremost IT Company with project delivery centers across India and a global center as well.

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