Take Your Smartphone Productivity Up a Notch with These Most Popular Apps in India in 2019

Take Your Smartphone Productivity Up a Notch with These Most Popular Apps in India in 2019

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Smartphones today are much more than calling and texting devices. They are used for sending gifts, booking flights, making hotel reservations and what not. In this battle for diversity, one needs to be equipped with the best apps in the market. Read on to know about the most popular and must have apps in India.

There Are Apps for Your Every Need!

You must have read or heard somewhere that “there is an app for that!”. It seems a bit cliché right? But cliché it might seem this is the reality of today! The concept behind these apps is basically to help you get your ‘things’ together and we mean it literally and figuratively. Yes, from organizing your workspace to delivering your folks their medications , app developers make sure they cover your back.

But taking into account all this, we know that the curiosity bug is still buzzing in some corner of your mind. So here is our toast to all the geeks and let us do a little briefing about apps.

In layman terms, an app is a software program that you can download and access easily using your phone or any such gadget. Now since there are thousands of them and we do not want you to get caught up in the mayhem, it is best to classify these apps into convenient categories. So here we bring up the most ‘in demand’ categories that you got to have in your pocket.

Did You Ever Categorize Apps into These Useful Categories?

Lifestyle Apps

With so much going on in life, it is hard to keep track of everything. But some apps make life better. From dining out to managing your finances to meeting people, they have got your back. Here are a few among the best lifestyle apps that in some or the other way have resonated with people.

  • Last Minutes Flights: Whether it is a family emergency or you are just plain spontaneous, you have probably needed to book a last-minute ticket at some point in your life. This app does the thing for you. You can type in an airport name and see the available upcoming flights to your choice of destination. It is an easy and quick way to assess all your options in one place.

  • Foursquare City Guide: This application makes sure that it covers it all. From knowing your friends' location to checking in to a hotel to finding your famished soul a dine-in, it does it all and does it pretty well. Foursquare City Guide also provides recommendations to new places based on your search, the people that you follow and the topics you have said you are interested in. For example, if you mention that you are interested in a specific cuisine, it will make sure that you get to it. Moreover, foursquare also collaborates with a swarm (another lifestyle app that covers travel) to make your experience seamless.

  • Moovit: You have got to agree with us that public transports are no cakewalk, especially when you are living in India. With ever-changing train schedules and never-ending bus lines, you do not want to ruin your day. That is why we moovit! Moovit is an excellent navigation tool that equips you with all the bus, train reschedules, delays, and misses. Not only it does that, but it also suggests you a faster way to a place and how to go for it.

Apps for Gaming

Mobile games have now become contagious. You will find an enormous collection at the google play store, and sometimes it gets tough to find a gem. Instead of scrolling through your social media feed or getting click-bait, you can do something rather productive in your five minutes spare. So what we have here is a couple of quickies for your much-deserved break.

  • Super Mario Run: Our favourite Mario is on smartphone now! This new version has the touch of the old, combined with the latest technologies of the smartphone. All you need to do to control Mario is a tap on the screen and swipe it left or right to keep it moving. You need to adjust your taps for Mario to jump low or high or to do a mid-air spin to collect those coins hanging somewhere. It might seem like an endless run but trust us super Mario is so much fun. Once you play, you own the game. You get to open new modes and can even set up your very own virtual kingdom!
  • Candy Crush Saga: this mobile game is evergreen. From kids to old, everyone is obsessing over this captivating and straightforward game. The only thing you have to do is make colours match which sounds quite simple, but with each level the obstacles increase, challenging you at every step. Probably that is what makes the game so addictive. But Also Because the fun of collecting points will never go out of style.
  • Asphalt 9: Legends: It is one of the best racing games available on smartphones. All that you have to do is choose the right lane, swipe at the right time, know when to use the booster, when to drift and when to crash into another opponent to throw him off the lane. The graphics of the games are amazing, and it also has a multiplayer option so you and your friends can beat up the game.

Health and Wellness Apps

In your jam-packed schedule, it is probably hard to keep health and fitness at the top of your list. But worry not! We have the technology here to help us. You might not get those chiselled six-pack abs but here are some of the apps that can take you to a satisfactory health and fitness level.

  • Sleep Cycle: It is a well-known fact that sleep plays a crucial role in your health. If you do not sleep well your body pays for it. Sleep-cycle keeps track of your sleep quality as well as your sleeping heart rate.
  • My Fitness Pal: This app has been around for a fair amount of time, but it is still the top-ranked fitness app on Apple iTunes. This app provides you with the best and easy to follow diet plans and nutrition information.

The Top 10 Apps in India

According to a survey conducted by App Annie, India has become the fastest-growing market for mobile apps on the android and IOS combined. Therefore it came as no surprise that India is emerging as a hotbed for all app activities. Wondering what the most downloaded apps are? Here is the list of top ten apps most popular in India.

Top Free Apps

UC Browser

This Chinese app came off as a blast in the Indian market since its launch. Some of its recent updates include a special focus on data compression, user privacy, and videos. The latest update claims to reduce data consumption by a margin of 50%. The free app browser offers a variety of perks like fast browsing, data saving, ad blocker, and others. With its user number growing exponentially UC browser makes it to our top 5 most downloaded apps in India.


There are not many apps that can compete with Share It when it comes to file sharing. Share it can transfer files at speeds that can reach 20M/s, so it is only fair to say that it is the fastest file sharing app in the world. One feature that makes Shareit stand out is its built-in media player with a plethora of HD quality videos that you can watch offline as well. It is no surprise that one can share any file type and that too, with multiple smartphones at the same time.

If that is not enough for you then probably we should acquaint you with another feature of Shareit that makes it an all-in-one package; it has its collection of gifs, wallpapers and stickers. To sum it up Share It is ‘the’ app.

Hot Star

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With more than 100,000 hours of drama and movies in 17 languages, Hot Star is pretty much hot to handle. This local app has already attracted 350 million followers since its launch in 2015, making it one of the most popular apps not only in India but in the world as well.

Although the design of the app is nothing extraordinary, this app boasts of world-class streaming of live cricket matches. As far as the bandwidth requirement is concerned, it sails smoothly even on a 3G connection. You might as well be surprised to know that it works decent enough even with 2G connections.

It also possesses a fair collection of web series and movies from all around the world. You can also buy its premium pack for more services and uninterrupted entertainment.

Whats App

They say that this is the age of technology, we would improvise to say that this is the age of Whats App. This facebook owned green icon is like our baby; we cannot imagine a day without it. It is our good to go instant connectivity. While you may be using this app every day, there may be a few features that you may not know of. Slick isn’t it?

You do not need to tell people that you are ignoring them or are you sick of spammers? Turn off those “blue ticks”! This feature gives you an invisibility cloak from them because they will never see the blue double ticks.

Although you are your boss sometimes even you have got to answer people for, like, late night chatting. Turning off read receipts is not all, you need to make sure that you turn off your last seen so that you do not give justifications to anyone.


It will not be wrong to say that India lives on facebook. If we start ticking off the features that the social media app provides, it will take forever. This app makes sure that not only you are connected well with your loved ones, but you are also connected well with the world through its news feed. What is more to this is that it has even started supporting local business groups and individuals. Therefore it comes as no surprise that Facebook charted top in the list of the most downloaded apps in 2017.

Top Paid Apps

Solid Explorer Unlocker

Hundreds of mismanaged files in your phone? File managers are a necessity for any android phone user. Looking for a good file explorer with a sleek, modern look? You are just at the place!

Although there are many file managing services available, solid explorer shoots off to another level. It supports various cloud services, USB OTG, FTP, and more. You can drag and drop items between panels; you get the ability to customize icon size, colours, layout and what not! It is also one of the best-designed apps out there in the google play store.

Price: Rs. 113 on Playstore


It could be well said that twitter has become very hostile for third-party app developers. Nonetheless, Fenix is a beautifully designed twitter app for android users. Right now, Fenix is the best twitter app out there. The customizations for colour highlight are well structured; users have the entire control of the colour schemes. Fenix has been updated to match google’s themes.

All the shortcomings of the app such as laggy scrolling and constant ads are also absent in Fenix.

Price: Rs.312 on Playstore

Battery Widget Reborn

What is the most important part of a smartphone that keeps it going? We say battery. Without this, your smartphone loses its wit.

The name is a little misleading because this app is not just a widget but a functional program showing battery history and more. The app can be expanded to view statistics of battery usage in graphical forms. There is free trial also available for the app.

Price : Rs 20 on Playstore

IA Writer

Whether you are a full-blown writer or just like to make little notes in your phone, this app is your haven. It is one of the most known text editing apps on IOS, and now it is making a debut on the android platform as well. So do not worry about your English, you have just got the hang of it!

Price : Rs. 70 on Playstore


The app developers must have known what they are getting you into, so as a token of apology they created this amazing lifesaver or should we say ‘eye-saver’ app.

If you spend a lot of time on mobile, you do need to check this app out. It reduces strain on the eye by automatically adjusting brightness of your phone. What's more, it also allows you to change the colour temperature so you can reduce eye-strain. The best part about this app is that it does it all automatically! All you have to do is set your preferences once and you’re good to go

Price : Rs.225 on Playstore

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Download These Trending Apps in India for 2019

We have listed some of the best apps for both ios and android devices. So, take your pick and put your smartphone to good use with these apps.