Like every year, Google has updated us with the annual best apps of the year list. “It’s that time of year where we celebrate the best of Google Play in India!” says Google in one of their blog posts. So, here’s the list of the applications and what their services are for you.
1. Wysa: Stress, Sleep & Mindfulness therapy Chatbot
It’s an app which provides free therapy chatbot for mental wellness, mood management and anxiety relief. It got the title of The Best App of 2020. The app has over 1 lakh installs. It also offers in-app purchases that range from Rs 199 to Rs 9,999.
2. Pratilipi: Free Stories, Audio Stories and Books
Named as one of the best apps in the Fun category, this app offers access to audio books in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamiland Gujarati. It also includes podcasts and religious books as well. The app has over 5 lakh installs.
3. Moj: Made In India | Short Video App
Moj is a short Videos Application brought by ShareChat. Users can create and edit videos using effects, filers, add music of their choice and more. The app is available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Rajasthani, Haryanvi & Urdu. The app currently over 50 million downloads.
4. MX Taka Tak – Made In India Short Video App
The TikTok lovers have now many platforms to produce similar videos. Compatible with Android version 5.0 and above, the app has over 50 million installs. It is available in 10 regional languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, English and more.
5. REFACE: Face swap videos and memes with your photo
The application’s tag line says, “Doublicat is now Reface. We swapped our name, now you can get to swapping faces.” The app comes with in-app purchases ranging from Rs 250 to Rs 2,600. It supports Android version 5.0 and above, it has over 10 million installs.
VITA is a video editing app that allows users to export videos in full-HD, alter speeds add video transitions, create collage and overlay videos with PIP to make clone videos. This app has over 10 million installs on Google Play Store requires Android version 6.0 and above.
7. apna – Job Search App | Job Groups | Rozgaar
On apna app you can find all types of entry level jobs along with jobs for freshers and experienced people in multiple field. Popular companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy, Big Basket, Dunzo, Sodexo, Fortis, Mahindra, D mart, Future Group are claimed to be hiring through this app. The app works on phones running on Android version 5.0 and above and currently has over 1 million installs.
8. Bolkar App: Indian Audio Question Answer | GK App
And another comes from the personal growth section, it is an audio-based Q&A app that allows users to ask as well as answer simple questions. There’s also a search option for users who come for answers. The app is available in Hindi and Bengali. Bolkar app users can ask questions on GK, education, politics, relationship, government, international relations, religion, etc. The app has over 1 lakh installs and requires Android version 5.0 and above.
9. MindHouse: Modern Meditation
This application is among the top apps for personal growth, it allows users to access guided meditation, yoga classes, work from home (WFH) productivity tools, calming music tracks and more. It has over 50,000 installs and offers in-app purchased ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 1,999.
10. MyStore: Create your Online Dukaan in 15 seconds
Its an application from personal growth that helps you launch you online store in 15 seconds. With this application one can make a beautiful and professional-looking product catalog on their phone and can share it easily with the customers.
Aimed for small business owners like Kirana shop owners, cloths and footwear stores, tiffin, restaurants, catering services and more. It has over 1 million installs and is compatible with handsets running on Android version 5.0 and above.
11. Writco — Publish & Write Stories, Poems, Quotes
The last app in the personal growth category is Writco. This app is a multilingual social writing platform that allows users to read, write, share, and publish writings in more than 30 categories and 15 languages. It has over 1 lakh installs and is compatible with handsets running on Android version 5.0 and above.
12. Koo: Connect with Indians in Indian Languages
Rated among the best app in the everyday essential category, it is a micro-blogging platform that allows users to share their opinions. It has over 1 million installs and was last updated on November 29, 2020.
13. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & More
Another top app from the everyday essential category, it combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps and lets users get their work done on their smartphones. It has over 100 million installs and offers in-app purchases ranging from Rs 420 to Rs 590.
14. The Pattern
Claimed to be an in-depth personality app, it is said to give users insights into their various personality traits. It is compatible with handsets with Android versions 4.4 and above and has over 1 million installs.
15. Zelish – Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping & Recipes
Part of the best apps for everyday essentials, this app is said to be a personalized kitchen management app with features like automatic grocery list builder, online grocery delivery, access to recipes, and more. It currently has over 50,000 installs.
16. Zoom Cloud Meetings
No surprise in watching this application in the list. Zoom too makes it among the best apps in the everyday essentials category. It has over 500 million installs on the Play Store and allows up to 100 people to join on video calls.
17. Chef Buddy: Smart App for Chefs & Food Businesses
Crowned as among the best hidden gems on the Google Play Store, it allows home chefs to record their day-to-day orders for homemade food and create a professional brand for their home kitchen. It has over 1 lakh installs, is compatible with smartphones running on Android version 4.1 and above and offers in-app purchases ranging from Rs 79 to Rs 159.
18. Finshots – Financial News made simple
Another app from the best hidden gems section is Finshots. It is said to give latest and important financial developments delivered in simple language with topics ranging from policy, economy, startups and more. It has over 1 lakh installs and requires Android version 4.1 and above.
19. Flyx: Vote for Best Movies & Shows Filmfare Awards
Said to be a streaming social network platform, it allows users to discover what to watch and where to watch. It has over 10,000 installs and is compatible with smartphones running on Android version 5.0 and above.
20. goDutch – Split bills & group expenses
Another ‘hidden gem’ from Google’s list is goDutch. It enables users to manage group expenses and bills by giving options like attaching bills, splitting bills in different ways, edit or delete transactions and more. The app currently has over 50,000 installs.
21. InnerHour Self-Care Therapy – Anxiety & Depression
Claimed to be the ‘Best App for Good’ that addresses mental health issue is Inner Hour. It offers in-app purchases ranging from Rs 1,99 to Rs 3,499 per item, has over 5 lakh installs and requires Android version 5.0 and above.