Best apps for Android

Our picks of the must-have apps for your Android phone

  • Free
    WhatsApp Messenger (Android)

    Best general-purpose communication app

    Facebook's free WhatsApp does almost everything, and because it's so popular, chances are your friends are on it too. The last piece, video calling, is currently in beta testing.

  • Dark Sky (Android)

    Best daily weather app

    Dark Sky's predictive weather notifications will keep the rain and snow from catching you off guard.

    Free
  • Free
    Fitbit (Android)

    Best fitness app

    For the easiest way to track daily exercises, log food intake, and even compete with friends, Fitbit offers the ultimate in fitness gamification.

  • PicsArt Photo Studio (Android)

    Best photo app

    For mashups, filters, shape overlays, collages, frames -- pretty much everything you can do with a photo -- PicsArt delivers in an easy-to-use and attractive app. Plus, it supports raw photos and you don't need the in-app buys.

    Free
  • Free
    Spotify (Android)

    Best music app

    For general music listening and discovery, Spotify makes it easy to find new music and connect with your friends by way of themed playlists for genres, moods, and weekly highlights of new tunes picked just for you.

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