Best shopping apps

Shopping companion apps have revolutionized the way we shop, and if you have yet to download any, today we’re sharing some of the best with some pretty awesome features. Having the apps to use at their corresponding stores could be saving you a ton of money and time, from cash back on receipts, to price checking, 20% off on certain items with Amazon Prime, and so much more, the deals are endless.

How to turn off ‘OK, Google’ always listening feature in Google Now

Google Now has a neat ability to listen for the “OK, Google” command to automatically launch the app and get you into Search as fast as possible. But, you may not want Google Now to listen to that prompt or hotword for some reason or another. Good news–it’s super easy to turn off!

Join us after the break to find out how.

Best tower defense games

We can all agree on one thing: tower defense games never get old. But, with so many out there, where do you begin? And if you’ve been playing them for awhile now and find most of them to lack a whole lot of challenge for you, what do you do then?

Today we’re bringing you 10 of the best tower defense games for Android users. In these games, both new players and the more seasoned of tower defense players will get the most out of their downloads. From apps that allow you to go solo to apps that have you joining guilds and playing against others, there’s something for everyone, young and old. So without further ado, here’s our top 10 picks.

Best calendar apps

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Whether you’ve ditched your paper calendar entirely or you just want another one to have on the go, calendar apps are a huge help to making days run smoother. If you’re wanting to get more organized, it’s a cinch to plan out your week, or even your month or year, in advance, so you know what’s coming up at all times. And what better place to have access to it than on your phone? That way, if something comes up you need to change, or you’re planning something new while you’re out, you don’t have to say, “I’ll need to go home and look at my calendar,” because it’s actually with you all the time.

The only challenging part is, there are so many calendar apps out there for Android users. Which one do you choose? Do you use the default one that came with your phone, or do you find something else? What kind of features will best suit you, and what features are actually out there? That’s why today, we’ve brought you our top 5 picks of the best calendar apps for Android. From simple to full of features, for individuals or for entire families, there’s something for everyone.

Best keyboard apps

There’s a ton of different ways out there to change up your phone or tablet without buying a new one. Chances are you’ve had the same, classic keyboard since you first got the device. While there’s nothing wrong with that, variety is the spice of life, which is why we’re bringing you 7 of the best keyboard apps for Android.

With these keyboard apps, you’ll be amazed at what you can do just on your keyboard. From new ways to type, to playing mini games and searching for restaurants without ever leaving your messaging app, the features are amazing and basically endless. On top of that, you’ll have access to thousands of new emojis, themes, stickers, and GIFs that will really change the way your keyboard looks and how you type. So if you’re in need of something different, here’s our top 7 picks for the best keyboard apps for Android.

Best Twitter apps

Twitter has been a social media icon for several years now, and its popularity has yet to die down. Really, Twitter hasn’t changed a whole lot over the years, but what has changed are the app extensions that will work right with your account to expand upon Twitter’s awesome, yet minimal features.

Today we’re bringing you 6 of the best apps for Android users that will enhance your Twitter experience. From extending the character limit to condensing your feed and keeping better track of your direct messages, these apps have an endless array of features that will help simplify and amplify your time on Twitter.

Best podcast apps

Whether you have a long commute, like to learn while you’re working out, or you simply need some noise to help you fall asleep, podcasts are the answer. And even if none of those things describe you, but you enjoy learning new things and hearing ideas, surely you already have an awesome list of podcasts lined up that you love to listen to.

Today we’ve put together a list of our top 8 app picks for listening to podcasts on your Android device. If you’re looking for a new way to listen, this list is for you! Whether you’re wanting something simpler in nature or a one-size-fits-all app, there’s something on here for everybody.

How to change the navigation bar in Huawei’s EMUI 5

If you own a couple of devices made by different brands, it’s quite likely that at least one of them has a different setup for its navigation bar. For example, Samsung sets its navigation keys out as Recents, Home, and Back, while on Google’s Pixel the default setting is Back, Home, and Recents. Swapping between devices with different layouts can be frustrating, to say the least. If you are using a Huawei or Honor device with EMUI 5, though, you can choose which layout you prefer, and even add an extra option into the mix.

Join us after the break to find out how to change the layout of your navigation bar in EMUI 5. 

Best apps for learning to code

Learning how to code can be tricky business, especially if you’re trying to teach yourself. And unfortunately while coding books can be helpful on some level, they’re little help when it comes to troubleshooting mistakes. Thankfully, there’s a ton of different coding courses out there that make the process a whole lot less intimidating.

Today we’ve picked out our 6 favorite apps for learning how to code, and each of them have a variety of different strengths. Whether you’re really detail-oriented and ready to dive into coding, or you’re a little more timid but know you want to learn, there’s something for everybody. With as little as 5 minutes a day, you’ll be on your way to coding in no time!

Best coupon apps

Clipping coupons can be such a pain, especially if you don’t have the time to dedicate to it. Plus, although you know you’re saving money, are you saving money on things you actually would’ve bought without a coupon? With so many factors involved, it can be hard to keep up with your standard coupon, and even those pesky store rewards cards. But thankfully, there’s apps for that.

From store rewards card holders to purchasable coupons, to shopping rewards in gift cards and actual cash rebates, today we’ve put together a list of our five favorite coupon and rewards apps for Android users. With one of them, you can even earn points towards rewards just by walking into the store, awesome for those trying to get their daily steps in. Basically, these apps are a win-win for everybody, whether you find yourself purchasing a lot, or sticking to your weekly grocery run.

Best data monitoring apps

If you’ve ever accidentally exceeded your data limit in any given month, then you know what a pain it is to pay those astronomical “overtime” fees. Especially if you try to be mindful of your data usage, and still exceed it each month, we recommend you hold on for one more month before increasing your data plan package.

Why? Well, we may just have the solution to your problem. If you are having a hard time figuring out where all of your data is possibly going, it might be good to look at your stats. That’s why we’ve put together this list our top 6 picks for data usage monitors. These monitors will help you track exactly what’s happening to your data, and some will even recommend apps for you to get rid of because they’re sitting idly, but still hogging your allotted data each month.

Best alarm clock apps

Let’s face it: all of us have had a hard time getting up in the morning at some point. And even if not that, it can be nerve-wracking the night before you have an important early appointment that you need to be at, wondering if you’ll be able to wake up, and maybe even having nightmares about not hearing your alarm.

Thankfully, especially if you don’t own a physical alarm clock, we’ve come to your rescue with our top five favorite alarm clock apps for Android users. Whether you want something simple and to the point, or a huge mind challenge to get your day started, these apps have a ton of variety and you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for (or maybe even better than you originally thought).

Best recipe apps

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Whether you’ve been making cream puffs and French pastries for years, or it’s a miracle you can make your toast in the morning, cooking apps are a world of help when it comes to anything food related. Not sure what to cook up for your super bowl party? There’s an app for that. Not sure what to make for dinner with the specific ingredients you currently have? There’s an app for that, too! And if you’re just browsing recipe apps for no specific reason, they’re full of great cooking inspiration, creating a shopping list, keeping all your recipes in one place, and so on. Follow along and we’ll show you our top 5 picks!

Best voice recorder apps

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Ever hear something so fantastic, and later you go to tell a friend about it, but you’ve forgotten the exact way it was put? Or maybe you just don’t have a lot of time or patience for writing yourself notes, and you wish there was something easier? Well there is, and that’s why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 voice recorder app suggestions for Android users. Whether you’re wanting to record/monitor something for an extended length of time, or you just need to record something about 10 seconds long, there’s some awesome apps here that will fit just about any need.

Best cloud storage apps

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If you’ve been around for any length of time, it’s quite a possibility that at some point, you’ve somehow lost an important file or two. Maybe you were working on an essay for the past two hours and didn’t take the time to save it before your computer crashed, or maybe you weren’t writing anything, but you came home from work to find that your beloved laptop (where thousands of your family photos are stored) is completely toast. And yet another instance, maybe you needed to download something onto your phone quickly but you received an error that you didn’t have enough space: such are the difficulties that come even with our modern technology.

Thankfully, there’s a cure for those things: cloud-based storage. With cloud storage, you can have anything and everything backed up into a safe place that you can access from anywhere, not simply a single device or computer. Some you can even write those pesky essays in, and they’ll automatically save, whereas others will save your life by outsourcing files to make you more room. Whatever it is you’re looking for, here are our top 5 picks for the best cloud storage apps for Android: