(Updated September, 2017) Are you always looking for handy tools to make your work easier? Do you keep forgetting where you have parked your car? Are you irritated with your habit of losing shopping coupons?
Fortunately, you can now say “goodbye” to these woes and embrace the fun and helpfulness of some of the best Android apps for utility purposes. They promise to add various functionalities and make your life a lot easier.
Read on for some exciting utility apps that you must have on your Android phone.
Best Android Utility Apps 2017
This is a car locator app that remembers where you’ve parked your car and allows you to set parking meter timers and street sweeping alarms. You can use this app to locate your bike or camping spot too. This would come in really handy in the parking lots of large spaces like malls, airport/railway stations or camping areas.
Google Goggles – Free
This app helps you access information about a famous landmark, barcode, or any product; just by taking its picture. Google will access the picture, search its database and give you all the useful information. It recognizes books, DVDs, CDs and translates foreign text languages too.
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My Measures and Dimensions – $4.99
Like the name suggests, this app is all about measurements and dimensions. Take a picture of the object whose dimensions you wish to store; add arrows, angles or text ;and save the dimensions in different folders. You can share your measurements with others too.
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View Ranger GPS & Topo Maps – Free
This is a navigation and mapping app that works in an offline mode. If you are a camping and/or hiking enthusiast, then this app helps you access thousands of routes and trails, records your path, navigates your active route and finds out distances– all without a mobile signal. However, for real time location sharing, you will need access to mobile data.
Bubble Level – Free
This app helps you ensure that an object is leveled properly. You need to hold any side of your phone against the object that needs to be leveled, or lay it on flat surface for a 360° level. After downloading this app, you can calibrate, show angles and lock your orientation too.
Not in your car that much these days but want to stay up to date on news and current happenings? NPR (National Public Radio) has created just the app that allows you to listen in even if you aren’t on the road.
Easily customizable, you can add podcasts to listen to, favorite shows and as the app learns what you like you can even get referrals of things to consider adding to your favorites. From politics, to business and money – the NPR One will allow you to keep up to date without any extraneous noise that some other news sources include.
Smart Tools – $2.48
‘Smart Tools’ is a set of virtual tools that you can use for measuring purposes. It has 16 different tools that can be used for measuring length, distance, sound, vibrations, light and so on. It has a unit converter, compass/GPS and a metal detector also. Appropriately, this is one of the most downloaded utility apps for Android!
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This app offers access to expert medical advice for all conceivable emergencies. There are videos, animations and interactive quizzes that will make the act of learning first aid full of fun. It’s integrated with the SOS call number ‘911’ so that you can call for help, if necessary. With First Aid, you get instant access to reliable safety information–without an internet connection.
Haven’t tried out WhatsApp yet? Then you’re missing out on the app that over 1 billion users currently have an use. Owned by Facebook, the app was originally created to help users send text messages without incurring a lot of SMS fees.
What many users find convenient and fun is WhatsApp’s ability to allow you to stay connected to groups that are important to you. Got family or friends that are no longer nearby? Create a group and everyone stays in contact and easily up to date. Simple, easy to use and definitely one of the Best Android Utility Apps to consider adding this year!
Convertpad – Free
This unit converter app helps you with all the conversions that you may need to do. It ably converts currencies, time, lengths, distances, shoes, clothes sizes and electric units like dB/watts/voltage; and a lot more.
It’s increasingly common to hear “Just Venmo me!” And if you aren’t aware of what that means, it’s an app that allows you to quickly and easily send money to someone you know or don’t know.
Splitting a dinner bill? Someone picked up something for you at the store? Venmo is one of the easy and increasingly popular ways to pay someone back without having to carry cash around. The app is free to install, there are, however, transaction fees every time you make a transaction.
Cam Scanner – Free + in app purchases
Helping you scan documents and store them in a PDF or JPEG format, this app can digitize all the paper documents in your office. It further enhances your text and images to offer better results.
Key Ring – Free
Key Ring is an app that lets you store your club and loyalty membership cards, shopping vouchers, rewards and coupons on your phone. Simply save the relevant bar-code or membership code and you will be notified about all available offers/sales that come your way. You can create and share shopping lists or set reminders with it too.
Now, don’t let things like directions, shopping coupons, club membership cards and other trivial issues take your smile away. With these apps on your device, you may look forward to lesser hassles, more time for entertainment and completion of your work within pre-defined time frames.
Looking to make a few changes in your life, home or work? Want some help to stay on track while you drill that new habit into your lifestyle? Let’s be honest – who doesn’t want some assistance with learning a new habit and getting better at what we do? This is where Habit Tracker can help!
Habit Tracker and its premium version, Habit Bull is the app that you are going to love! Built in notifications and reminders, an active community of users also trying to reach goals and create new habits as well as cool tracking of your results as you progress each week! Definitely worth checking out – plus, it’s fun!
So, what are you waiting for?
Simply download these amazing Android utility apps 2017 (which are some of the best in the industry) and gear up for some fun and exciting times ahead.