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20 Best Utility Apps To Boost Your Productivity

Utility Apps

March 6th, 2021   |   Updated on April 13th, 2021

Your smartphone these days is a treasure trove of apps. Apart from the regular apps, the store is full of lakhs of apps that are bound to make your life much more comfortable. Also known as the utility apps, they tackle all the day-to-day work like bill payments and recharges.

You can use them to manage your daily activities on your own. Moreover, you do not have to waste any time remembering which task needs to be done and when.

The utility apps have reminder facilities that inform you each month when your payment is due. This offers you peace of mind which is much required.

However, when there are so many utility apps, how do you know which one is the best one for your requirement? This is where we understand your problem and offer a respite. We have collated a list of the most useful utility apps to help reduce your burden.

With this exhaustive list, you can place your essential tasks and forget about them. The app remembers and informs you as and when required.

You can now rest as this part of your household tasks are taken care of. With our detailed list, you can choose one or more apps that you need to tackle these responsibilities.

1. Systweak Android Cleaner

Cleaner For Android is an all-rounder app for Android devices. It boosts and optimizes the performance of your Android device, while removing unwanted apps and files to recover space. With its one-tap booster, you can clean all cache files within a quick span of time. It further optimizes the phone’s battery, clean all junk files, manages apps and even protects your device against Malware attacks. All these modules are created to improve the device’s overall performance.

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Review: Mobiletechtalk

Systweak reached out to us to see if we’d review one of their products. As some of the team have used Systweak products on their mobile and desktop machines previously we agreed and chose Systweak Android Cleaner. Mark takes a closer look at whether it delivers.

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2. Smart Tools

Smart tools app is the perfect all in one combo of daily usage tools. It includes 6 Pro sets for a total of 15 tools including compass, distance calculator, flashlight and more, that can prove to be quite useful to make your life “smarter”.

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Review: Firstpost

Smart Tools Pro is a suite of tools consisting of a ruler, callipers, three types of protractors, spirit level, tape measure, distance meter, compass, magnetometer, flashlight, magnifier, decibel meter, and a contact vibrometer. For those who do not need all of them, each tool (named Smart Ruler Pro, Sound Meter Pro etc) is available as a standalone app for Rs 50 a piece. Smart Tools is one of the top selling apps on Google Play. It was among the apps put up for this year’s Google Play sale. The free versions of the standalone apps come with ads and fewer featur/

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3. Google Translate

Google Translate is awesome and one of the best utility app for Android to fall under this category. Simply type and Translate between 103+ languages from all over the world. You can also use the instant camera option to take pictures of text for higher-quality translations.

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Review: G2

It has multiple functionalities that make it easy for me to communicate with other people, mainly through voice to have an almost natural talk, the way in which the conversation is translated is very fast, I can translate paragraphs or words and know how words are pronounced.

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4. AppLock

AppLock is great way to stop your friends & family from snooping into your phone. AppLock can easily hide pictures and videos of your Android device and protect your private memories easily. It’s versatile, simple, and one of the better Android tools.

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Review: Androidguys

 

AppLock is one of the best security tools you can get from the Play Store. It’s a free app that is rich in features. Like all app locks, it allows you to lock apps individually, but there are couple things I really like about this one.

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5. Gasbuddy

GasBuddy is the world’s largest community-based fuel app, with over 60 million downloads worldwide. We outsmart the pump together, using information provided by our users. Join drivers in your areas and start saving!

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Review: Autoslash

Gas stations love when you use Pay with GasBuddy. Credit card transaction fees are a major expense for gas station owners. In some competitive markets, avoiding those fees can be the difference between breaking even and making a profit, which is why some stations have started to charge a higher price for credit card transactions.

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6. Any.do

Any.do is a free to-do list, planner & calendar app for managing and organizing your daily tasks, to-do lists, notes, reminders, checklists, calendar events, grocery or shopping lists etc. Keep your to-do list and calendar events always at hand with our calendar widget. Any.do to-do list & planner support daily calendar view, 3-day Calendar view, Weekly calendar view & agenda view, with built-in reminders.

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Review: Pcmag

Any.do is a clean and well designed to-do list app for jotting down tasks and goals. Its unique Any.do Moment feature encourages making a habit of reviewing your daily tasks.

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7. Photo Noise Reducer Pro

Enjoy flawless pictures by removing spots from it. Adjust the smoothness level and you are done! Smooth Slider is a manual slider which allows you to adjust to the best matching level, making image noise reduction manageable and handy.

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Review: Appgrooves

Understanding what your objectives are will help in using this app. I use programs to reduce noise on my computer, but they have a much bigger file size compared to this. Tablets are getting very very good, but they are not quite to the point of replacing a computer.

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8. Sleep as Android

Sleeping is our favorite hobby which we can do for long hours (without a complaint). Just how much you love sleeping, there’s an app perfectly designed for your Android phone. It’s one smart alarm clock which tracks your sleep cycle. Wakes you gently in optimal moment for pleasant mornings.

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Review: Smartifylife

Urbandroid’s Sleep as Android is an optimal sleep app helping users manage sleep via a variety of features by way of a smartphone, as well as by optional wearables and an optional smart light.

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9. CamScanner

CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers. You use the app to scan documents into your phone and convert them to PDF format. You then send that document through email, save it to your device, and you can even fax it for a nominal fee. This is one of the few apps on the Play Store that can do all of those things and definitely the best of those.

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Review: Mouthshut

Camscanner is one of the best app you should have in your phone.If you want to upload scanned copy of any documents, photos etc . this app definitely helps you .Very useful in case we are taking a picture of id card , passport , driving licence , certificates etc.

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10. Google Assistant

Google’s app is definitely one of the most useful apps ever. It contains two basic things: Google Assistant and Google Feed. Manage your schedule, get help with everyday tasks, control smart-home devices, enjoy your entertainment and much more. You can also tune it to your likes specifically as well. The two together with Google Search in one app is a potent combination that few other developers can even compete with. This single app houses Google Assistant, Google Search, and Google Feed.

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Review: Pocket

Google Assistant is Google’s voice assistant. When it launched, Google Assistant was an extension of Google Now, designed to be personal while expanding on Google’s existing “OK Google” voice controls.

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11. Google Drive

Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

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Revview: Cloudwards

 

Google Drive is probably one of the best cloud collaboration tools out there, but is lacking when it comes to syncing features, security and backup options. Also, it’s Google, so you just know it’s tracking everything you’re doing.

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12. LastPass Password Manager

LastPass is a password manager app. There are many of these in Google Play and most of them work fairly well. However, we like LastPass because it stays current with Android updates and also has a second authenticator app for additional security. The app generates passwords, saves your passwords to various sites, and helps you login quickly when you need to.

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Review: Pcmag

Creating a LastPass account is as simple as entering your e-mail address and a single strong but memorable password that will protect all your other passwords. You do need to verify that you understand your encrypted data will be sent to LastPass for storage.

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13. Reddit

Reddit is a very useful app and website. It has a virtual ton of subreddits that cover all sorts of topics. You can find advice, tutorials, and information about basically anything. There are a lot of trashy people and topics on Reddit. However, a little tact and some patience and you can avoid most of the nonsense.

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Review: Cybersafetycop

 

For young people, it is becoming a primary source for news, information, and entertainment, and most parents have never heard of it. The concept is simple: Reddit users post whatever they want (including images and videos) in message boards, called subreddits, and other users comment and up or down vote the post.

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14. Solid Explorer

Solid Explorer is a file manager and browser that does a great job. It’s built around Material Design and that makes the app very easy to use. On top of the usual file browsing, you’ll also have the option to access your cloud storage services if you use them.

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Review: Androidpolice

Solid Explorer is one of the best file managers for Android, as it offers plenty of features and isn’t harmful to your phone — I’m looking looking at you, ES File Manager. The latest update, v2.7, adds full support for Scoped Storage when running on Android Q. Here’s the full changelog.

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15. Tasker

Tasker is one of the most powerful apps. Tasker allows you to create automated activities that do a variety of things. It’s difficult to express what this app can do because it can do virtually anything. The app comes with 200 built-in actions that you can use or you can build your own. There are also a ton of apps with Tasker support along with plugins to expand functionality.

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Review: Androidcentral

Tasker is a puzzling little app on first glance, and while Tasker does many, many, many things, the easiest explanation is Tasker is an automation app that takes advantage of Android’s openness and versatility to help you do more.

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16. TickTick

TickTick is among the best to do list apps and also one of the most useful apps. You put tasks in and the app reminds you to do them. In addition, you can set it up for things like grocery lists and other stuff. The app also features collaboration.

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Review: Cloudwards

TickTick is a very simple task management tool which offers surprising flexibility and ease of use, placing it among our favorites. Though it’s not as powerful as some competitors, it still helps you get a lot done, as you can read in this TickTick review.

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17. YouTube

YouTube is probably the most useful app on mobile. Sure, most use it for music videos or product reviews. See what the world is watching — from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news, and more. Subscribe to channels you love, share with friends, and watch on any device.

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Review: Cnet

YouTube for Android has a clean, mostly white interface that matches the design of Google’s other mobile products. Stable performance and picture-in-picture are among its best attributes.

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18. Google Lens

Google Lens lets you search what you see, get things done faster, and understand the world around you—using just your camera or a photo. Translate words you see, save a business card to your contacts, add events to your calendar from a poster, and copy and paste complicated codes or long paragraphs into your phone to save time.

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Review: Pocket

Google Lens will recognise restaurants, clubs, cafes, and bars, too, presenting you with a pop-up window showing reviews, address details and opening times. It’s the ability to recognise everyday objects that’s impressive. It will recognise a hand and suggest the thumbs up emoji, which is a bit of fun, but point it at a drink, and it will try and figure out what it is.

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19. SwiftKey Keyboard

Microsoft SwiftKey is the intelligent keyboard that learns your writing style, so you can type faster.Use your personalized keyboard to type and send emoji, GIFs and more just the way you like.

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Review: Cnet

The SwiftKey virtual keyboard has a scary-smart prediction engine, multiple languages, and a Swype-like integrated Flow feature. Cloud syncing keeps typing consistent across devices.

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20. Google Maps

Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go – no matter what part of the world you’re in.

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Review: Getapp

Google Maps is my holy grail GPS app. I literally use it every day to find directions, search for groccery stores, gas stations or restaurants. They even include the current store hours, make it easy to read reviews and have the gas prices at the gas stations that pop up. My favorite feature is the ability to control your Spotify app from the GMaps app so you don’t have to keep switching.

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