• Gmail App for Android
    ★★★★½
    Free

    Gmail

    Google Inc.

    Communication

    1bil-5bil Downloads

    Gmail is the quintessential mail client for Android.

    Free
  • WhatsApp Messenger App for Android
    ★★★★½
    Free

    WhatsApp Messenger

    WhatsApp Inc.

    Communication

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    WhatsApp is a messaging service that lets you send unlimited messages to your friends and contacts, across all platforms.

    Free
  • Google Search App for Android
    ★★★★
    Free

    Google Search

    Google Inc.

    Tools

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    Google Search is the web search bar in app form- it's your gateway to every kind of Google

    Free
  • Maps App for Android
    ★★★★½
    Free

    Maps

    Google Inc.

    Travel & Local

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    With most of us now using phones for GPS when driving, walking, biking, etc., it’s important that a map app is reliable and accurate. This one is the standard and it’s still pretty good, with plenty of regular updates. Maps does let you choose from a couple of routes to take, instead of just being stuck with whatever the app thinks you should do. Since you often just need Maps as a guide, rather than for somewhere you’ve never been, this is a key option. The app isn’t as flexible as the web version for you to make individual changes in your route, but having a couple of options is better than none.

    Free
  • Street View on Google Maps App for Android
    ★★★★
    Free

    Street View on Google Maps

    Google Inc.

    Travel & Local

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    For Android, Street View is nested within the “regular” Google Maps app. If you search for an address, when it comes up, long-tap on the pin and street view will pop up below. Click on the picture to make street view full screen. Then use the white arrows to go up and down the street, turn corners, etc. To look around, use your finger to turn around and see across the street or down the road. Or use the panorama button with the arrows going in a circle to pan around slowly. Sliding fingers together moves you out (more overview), sliding fingers apart zooms in.

    Free
  • Google+ App for Android
    ★★★★
    Free

    Google+

    Google Inc.

    Social

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    Google Plus is Google's social networking service- find and follow people & topics from all over the world.

    Free
  • YouTube App for Android
    ★★★★½
    Free

    YouTube

    Google Inc.

    Media & Video

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    This is the official YouTube player for Android from Google. With the YouTube app you can:

    Free
  • Facebook App for Android
    ★★★★
    Free

    Facebook

    Facebook

    Social

    500mil-1bil Downloads

    Facebook is the largest social networking site, and this is the official app.

    Free
  • Clean Master - Free Optimizer App for Android
    ★★★★
    Free

    Clean Master - Free Optimizer

    Cheetah Mobile

    Tools

    100mil-500mil Downloads

    Clean Master is a utility to free up memory on your Android device. It helps reclaim storage space and RAM from programs that may be installed/running, but aren't needed.

    Free
  • Super-Bright LED Flashlight App for Android
    ★★★★
    Free

    Super-Bright LED Flashlight

    Surpax Technology Inc.

    Productivity

    100mil-500mil Downloads

    If ever there were an app that deserved a "it does what it says on the tin" rating, this is it- it's a bright flashlight, and it does exactly what you expect.

    Free