6 Top Rated Android Apps Of 2018

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With the advent of Android operating systems for smartphones, a race in apps making was seen all over the globe. Android, being an open source operating system, not only gave opportunities to many developers but also encouraged them for the use of ingenuity of mind in creating versatile apps keeping in view changing requirements.

With the passage of time, many young minds entered into this field and created amazing and mind-blowing apps that have added to the versatility of apps available for Android operating systems. Six top rated apps of 2018 are enlisted below:

Express VPN


Express VPN is an android app which ensures the protection of your Android smartphone or any other device once using a public Wi-Fi. It is presently the most secure and trusted brand which is available in the market these days. It is a very safe and easy-to-use app which is super-fast and boasts an SSL-secured network with 256-bit encryption settings. This app has servers in more than 100 locations all over the globe comprising of 78 countries including Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. These servers keep providing you with theservices in the best possible way because of their locations. It is available for download on Play Store free of cost.


Weather apps are in great demand these days due to the sudden weather changes happening all around the globe. The 1Weather app is for sure an incredible app which features a very simple interface to show you the weather of your area.It gives you a forecast for upto 12 weeks along with other statistics as well.

The interface of the app gives you flexibility in selecting customizable display options with some standard stuff like extreme weather notifications. It possesses a minimal and a smart design which allows you to see weather along with other fun facts, if you desire. It also shows some ads but they can be removed if you buy the app which is only for $1.99. But these ads do not pose any serioushindrance or annoyance to the user during app usage. Therefore, it is okay to use the app for free with the ads as well.

Swiftkey Keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard is presently among the top most powerful keyboard applications which is available in the Android Playstore. It is one of the best third-partyappwhich can easily be customized.The best thing about the app is that you don’t have to pay anything to get this app. However, you can get its many exciting and refreshing themes on payment. A dedicated row has been added for typing numbers.

Some other features that this app gives you aregesture typing, syncing of your library on other devices, multiple language typing facilities and much more. According to authentic news sources, Microsoft now owns this app and presently has decided not to make any changes to it. And last but not the least, this app occupies the same space as any other keyboard on the screen.


Usually, all the cellphones come along with their default texting apps. Some are good but others are not. With different people possessing different tastes, many want to change the look of these apps but cannot as they are default texting apps. Textra has been introduced for such people who like to customize and change how things look on their smartphones.

The themes of this app can be changed with a click. You can choose light, dark, primary or accent colors as the background. It covers all the basic texting features of SMS and MMS including group texting. This app is in many ways better than the stock or default apps provided by cellphone manufacturing companies. You can download this app free of cost from Play Store.

Google Maps

In today’s world, almost 90% of the people are using navigation apps for reaching or hitting a destination. The most authentic app for navigation till date is Google Maps and remains so since long. Apart from providing the very basics of a navigation app, this app gives you access to directions to yourdesired location, hotels orother places of interest alongwith an accurate traffic data and estimated time of arrival at the location. It is available for download from Play Store and is free of cost.

Google maps has also offered to save offline maps for frequent use by the user once not online. This feature is very useful as it can be used anywhere even at locations where the internet facility is not available. It gets weekly updates from the PlayStore in which certainadd-ons are also available for the software.

Google Drive Suite

With the advent of smart devices and the shift from manual to digital storage of our files, photos and important documents, Cloud storage is in high demand. It is an important requirement these days because of storage issues on our various devices. Google introduced itscloud storage a few years back and was made available on Android systems for its users. Once you sign in to your google account, you are given a data storage space of 15 Gigabytes free of cost or complimentary.

However, there is a facility available in this app where you can purchase more space if your storage requirement exceeds the available space. This 15 Gigabytes of storage space is allotted against your email ID permanently. You can save any data on the drive and access it anywhere without carrying storage devices.

The most special thing about google drive is the suite of Android apps which can be attached to it. The suite has numerous apps including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Calendar, Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Keep. This app not only provides you with basic storage facilities but also gives you the flexibility of sharing data, photos and videos with friends and family. It also features live collaboration and compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.

In short, this is the best cloud storage app which is not only flexible but is also very easy to use. The app is free of cost and is available for download from Play Store.

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