Android apps that deserve a look

  • Nova Launcher icon

    Nova Launcher

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Website

    Nova Launcher is an highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+

    • Color Themes
    • Icon Themes
    • Scrollable Dock (Keep all your favorite apps on the dock, with up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.)
    • Customizable App Drawer
    • Change scrolling style, choose between horizontal paginated or vertical continuous
    • Scroll Effects
    • Infinite Scroll
    • Folder Icons
    • Backup/Restore
    • Widgets in dock
    • Widget Overlapping
    • Add multiple apps to the desktop or a folder at once
    • Select hidden activities from your favorite apps

    Nova Launcher Prime Features (Paid version):

    • Drawer Groups:
    • Unlimited custom tabs
    • Gestures
    • Hide Apps
    • Dock Swipes
    • Unread Counts (it works with Small Tesla Unread iconTesla Unread)


  • Microsoft Launcher icon

    Microsoft Launcher

    Free Android Website

    With Microsoft Launcher (formerly known as Arrow Launcher), you can personalize your Android device to match your style with wallpapers, theme colors, icon packs and more. With a Microsoft account or work/school account, you can access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed. You can even open photos, docs and webpages on your Windows PC to be productive across all your devices.

    · People at your fingertips. Have your most important people at your fingertips. Pin contacts to your Home screen and place them anywhere on the Home screen, dock or in folders.

    · Choose your look. Personalize the look and feel of your device by customizing your wallpaper, theme and accent colors, icon packs, gestures and more.

    · Personalized feed. See your most important information at a glance like news, calendar events, docs, contacts and more in your personalized feed. You can even set your feed as your default Home.

    · Continue on PC. Snap a pic on your phone and see it instantly on your Windows PC or continue editing an Office 365 document on your PC by linking your phone with your Windows PC.

    · Search the web and your phone in one place. Search the web or your files, apps, docs, messages and web results using Microsoft Launcher's universal search bar.

    · Gesture customization. With deep customization for gestures, you can double tap to lock your phone, swipe up for app drawer and more.


  • Telegram icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear FreeBSD Website

    Telegram is a messaging app created by former Small VK iconVK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

    You can send messages, photos and videos to people who are in your phone contacts (and have Telegram). You can also create groups for up to 20000 people or channels for unlimited subscribers.

    For those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram added Secret Chats, featuring end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient.

    Telegram's client-side code is open-source software, whereas its server-side code is closed-source and proprietary. The service also provides public APIs with which developers can access the same functionality as Telegram's official apps to build their own messaging applications.

    Telegram also provides a bot API for programmers to create different kinds of Telegram bots. Bots are simply Telegram accounts operated by software – not people – and they'll often have AI features. They can do anything – teach, play, search, broadcast, remind, connect, integrate with other services, or even pass commands to the Internet of Things.


  • Signal icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Website

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub ( ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.


  • Viber icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Website

    With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free. Viber Out can be used to make calls to non-Viber landlines and mobile numbers at low rates. Viber is available for many smartphones and platforms.

    On Viber, your phone number is your ID. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber.

    • Text with your friends
    • Make free phone and video calls with HD sound quality
    • Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, stickers and emoticons
    • Create gGroups messages with up to 100 participants
    • Follow Public Chats – get on the inside with your favourite celebs, brands and personalities; watch their conversations unfold in real-time, ‘like’ comments and share multi-media content
    • Download stickers from the Sticker Market to make messaging fun!
    • Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a call or message, even when Viber is off
    • Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows, Mac, Linux and Windows 10

    Localized to: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (SP), Chinese (TR), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Portuguese (PT), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese


  • Plus Messenger icon

    Plus Messenger

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Plus Messenger is an messaging app that uses Small Telegram iconTelegram 's API. Plus Messenger has all of Telegram's features plus themes. Plus Messenger is free for android devices.


  • Pushbullet icon


    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Website

    Pushbullet is the easiest and fastest way to send links, pictures, files, lists, notes, and more right into your phone's notification tray, to your computer, or to a friend, really fast.

    Originally offering users a synchronized clipboard for universal copy and paste, and phone notifications on their desktop, Pushbullet has now relegated these options to a $5/month "pro" plan, that is due to commence on 1/12/2015.