Elegantly and intelligently designed, these apps made our lives easier, our downtime more fulfilling, and our moments online more connected to others. Here they are Google Play’s Best Apps of 2017. So guys let’s gets started.

Most Entertaining

Best Apps of 2017

These apps aren’t for “killing time” — they’re for making the most of it. Find laughs, a creative outlet, and even escape in transit and during downtime.

1.PicsArt Animator: Gif & Video
What is PicsArt Animator? It’s an animation creator and cartoon maker that’s simple to use and delivers maximum functionality. Make cartoon videos, animated GIFs and funny doodles in a few simple steps — no advanced skills required! Just doodle, have fun and amaze your friends.
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2.Hotstar
Whatever you’re into — movies, TV shows or sports — Hotstar delivers with quality. A great catalogue of free and premium content with international flavour gets better with regular new additions.
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3.Coloring Book for Me & Mandala
Intricate theme-based designs, multiple pallettes, and a range of painting tools make this app as intriguing as it’s beautiful. Switch on peaceful ambient music for one of the most peaceful experiences on mobile.
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4.Gaana Music: Bollywood Songs & Radio
Bollywood, international, classical or indie — Gaana caters to all music lovers with its huge catalogue, well-curated playlists and exclusive content. Podcasts and personalised radio features add to the allure.
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5.HOOKED – Chat Stories
User beware: It’s easy get addicted to tapping on Hooked, whose engrossingly voyeuristic chat stories — each tap reveals a text — are the quintessential millennial page-turner.
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Best Social

Best Apps of 2017

From vibrant communities that rally around common interests, to seamless communication with friends and colleagues.

1.LIKE – Magic Special Effect Video Editor
Dance, act, sing or simply dubsmash your way to internet stardom with Like. Record your videos, add fun stickers and effects during editing and simply share them online to gain followers and likes
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2.Strava Running and Cycling GPS
Tap into an active community of athletes as you track and analyze your runs and rides. Get digital inspiration — posting, comparing, and cheering on achievements — and even join clubs to share workouts in person.
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3.Insight Timer – Meditation App
Find people who share your interest in meditation. Share your goals and progress with them, discuss techniques, exchange tips, and even meet up to meditate together.
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4.Slack
The workplace chat app that’s taken offices by storm continues to make business more efficient: You can now use Slack for cross-company communications — a huge time-saver for distributed teams.
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5.LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking
The ultimate tool to create professional connections and search for jobs, just got sleeker. Poor connectivity and low phone specs won’t be a reason to suffer with this version tailor-made for India.
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Best Daily Helper

Best Apps of 2017

The tools that help us build healthy habits, and make everyday tasks more efficient and enjoyable.

1.SideChef: Step-by-step cooking
Quality recipes with beautiful imagery, meal planning up to a month in advance, and informative ingredient highlights support best-in-class instruction. Navigate steps by voice command with a smart, hands-free cooking mode.
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2.Payments, UPI, Bank Account, QR Scanner
Pay bills, book tickets, send and receive money — PayTM is the go-to place for all your online transaction needs. Cashbacks and offers add to user delight while shopping and payments bank features add to the experience.
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3.Zomato – Restaurant Finder
Craving a pizza, celebrating a milestone or simply not in the mood to cook — Zomato helps you to choose a great restaurant or order in with minimum fuss. Detailed user reviews mean less worries while discounts keep your pocket happy.
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4.NOTEBOOK – Take Notes, Sync
This visually compelling note-taker makes it a pleasure to track and check off your to-dos. Create audio, image, text, sketch, or checklist notes — and arrange them into stacks and notebooks.
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5.HealthifyMe Weight Loss Coach
Turn healthy living into a habit with HealthifyMe. Keep track of calories that you eat and also the ones you burn, all at one place. Get personalised diet plans and coaching to help you reach your goals faster.
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Most Innovative

Best Apps of 2017

 

Interactive new ways of budgeting time and money, helping others, and experiencing the world around us.

1.Pinterest
Find inspiration everywhere — including the world around you. With the launch of “Lens,” Pinterest’s camera search tool, you can now research, organize, and share ideas and objects spotted offline.
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2.BookMyShow–Movie Tickets, Plays
From just another ticket booking app, BookMyShow has transformed itself into a complete experience provider. Book tickets for sports, events and concerts or tune into the jukebox streaming latest music or podcasts.
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3.Tez – A new payments app by Google
Tez delivers on the promise of better security and simple interface. The Audio QR functionality enables payments without the need to share numbers.You can also send and receive money through chat messages.
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4.Snapchat
Snapchat continues to put an exciting spin on the world around us with new augmented reality features — from “Sky Filters” and environmentally-embedded 3D Bitmojis to digital art installations.
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5.World Around Me
Using augmented reality and latest maps, World Around Me makes sure that you will never be away from something you seek – a restaurant, a petrol pump or even a cup of coffee. You can now try the app in Hindi also!
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Best Hidden Gem

Best Apps of 2017

They’re fresh to the scene and quietly building a fanbase — from newcomers on the brink of becoming huge, to cult apps and niche topics.

1.Improve English: Word Games
With simple exercises, interesting games, and persistent reminders, Improve English will not just teach you English but also help you speak it with confidence.

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2.EduRev App for JEE NEET CAT GATE UPSC CBSE 6 to 12
With over 300 different courses, 10000 tests and 24000 videos, EduRev covers Indian school syllabus and more. You can also use the app to prepare for various entrance exams and study software development.

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3.Programming Hub, Learn to code
Learning to code is as easy as learning a new language with this simple-yet-powerful app. You can opt for upto 20 different courses ranging from basic scripts to database and web development.

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

4.Oorja – RTO Vehicle, DL info, Petrol Diesel Price
With the deregulation of fuel prices, Oorja became a handy companion to drivers by showing daily prices. You can also find the nearest petrol pumps, their prices, and lookup a car’s registration details.

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

5.Socratic – Math Answers & Homework Help
The ultimate solution-finder and info-curator. Snap a pic of your question (even handwritten), be it a math problem, history query, or literary quandary, and Socratic will use artificial intelligence to help you answer it.

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

Best for Kids

Best Apps of 2017

Delightful and enriching apps that Mom and Dad will dig too. Parents should review all titles for appropriateness.

1.AppyStore Kids Learning Videos
Learn or play? Appystore lets your kid decide and helps them along on the learning curve at their own pace. Children upto 8 years can choose between learning activities and watching fun videos on the app

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

2.Miffy’s World
Explore the world of Miffy, the rabbit protagonist of a decades’ old picture book and television series. Kids help Miffy fly kites, paint pictures, and even get ready for bed — all at a peaceful pace.

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3.Space for Kids 🚀 Astronomy Game by Star Walk 2
Budding astronomers can learn about planets, constellations, and more by visiting an observatory and cinema, or launching into space — guided by a space-savvy cow.

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

4.PINKFONG Dino World
Animated videos, games, and cards featuring popular dinosaur species educate the children about the giants who once roamed and ruled the earth. The quality of animation and ease of play are addictive for kids.

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

5.Thomas & Friends™: Read & Play
Learning becomes a fun experience with Thomas the engine and his friends. Storybooks are also available in animated and audio book formats. Educational videos, and drawing games keep kids engaged.

(GOOGLE PLAY STORE)

 

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