30 Cool Apps for Android Phones and Tablets in 2016

We thought of starting the year with a collection of the most happening and cool apps for Android in 2016. We took our time to do some research, but I must say that it has been totally worth it. We have been able to find some of the really good and cool Android apps for you, take a look.


Talking about the cool apps for Android, one cannot miss out on Backdrops, which is a wallpaper application. The developers of this application have actually designed these wallpapers themselves. Unlike other wallpaper apps that just grab images on Google, this one is a cool app for Android that even allows you to design a wallpaper appropriate for holidays etc. It makes your Android phones and tablets look really great.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.backdrops.wallpapers


Native Clipboard is an app for Android that helps you copy and paste faster. It allows you to select a list of words you can paste when you double tap on the text field. It is a very convenient app as it doesn’t limit you to copy and paste one word at a time. You can also pin down any important texts so that you don't accidentally delete them.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dhm47.nativeclipboard


Portal makes it easy to transfer your files from your computer to your phone without using a USB cable. It is very convenient app to use and saves you a lot of time. On your computer, you need to go to portal.pushbullet.com, and on your device, just tap on 'Scan', and then scan the code on the website. Once connected, you can then drag and drop files on the website and to your phone. The files you receive will automatically appear on the application.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pushbullet.android.portal


Monospace Writer Beta is a writing and noting application that allows you to write a simple note as well as a long essay. It is certainly one of the most cool apps for Android, as it’s simple and easy to use, and doesn’t have way too many confusing features. It also allows you to share your notes with other third party applications.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.underwood.monospace


Enpass Password Manager allows you to store important information on your device and not just passwords. It is an Android app that enables you to store your login details, computer information, credit card information, and much more. An extremely secure application, it comes with military grade encryption built in.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.enpass.app


Micopi is an application that generates geometric images based on the contact names on your device. It’s a great app for Android as it allows you to have unique designs for each one of your contacts.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.easytarget.micopi


Phonograph is one of the best looking music players out there. So, it had to make it into our list of cool apps for Android. It allows the user to listen to music on their Android device. It has a very simple interface, and is just perfect to be used as the primary music player on your device.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone


Doze is a very useful application which prevents the sending and receiving of data on your Android device, without disabling your WiFi or data connection. It’s a cool app for Android that gives you extra standby time and improves your battery life as well.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yirgalab.dzzz


Mathway is a great application for those who are taking a Math class. This is basically a calculator that answers all the equations, whether it’s Basic Math, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, or even more.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bagatrix.mathway.android


Custom Quick Settings is a great application that works on Android Marshmallow and rooted Android Lollipop devices. It allows you to add as many quick settings as you like on your stock Android quick settings.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quinny898.app.customquicksettings


Textpand is a great keyboard extension which allows you to add shortcuts to your frequently used texts. It is very useful for those frequently used words. This cool app for Android, offers a floating suggestion window with words similar to the shortcuts you previously made, that will pop up in case you forget your shortcuts.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isaiasmatewos.texpand


Audify Notification Reader is a great application as it reads you your incoming notifications. It also allows you to disable annoying applications from being read, and that earns itself a place in our list of the top cools apps for Android.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.codeseed.audify


Round Me is an application that allows you to look at high quality panorama in 360 degrees. It’s simply cool as it enables you to look at panorama pictures of exotic places as if you were there. Interesting, right?

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.round.app


Khan Academy is an application that allows you to learn more about specific school related subjects, and shows you the instructional videos on those specific subjects. Certainly a great Android app for students that provides them ideas and a new, fun way of learning.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.khanacademy.android


ADV Screen Recorder is another great app for Android devices that allows you to have a face cam while recording your screen.  This amazing app for Android can record everything you’re doing on your screen, while showing your face in a small section in the video's corner.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blogspot.byterevapps.lollipopscreenrecorder

16) KODI

Kodi is a media player and entertainment hub mainly for watching movies, TV, listening to music, and more. It’s a great way to watch and stream your favorite TV shows for free and in any language.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.xbmc.kodi


Office Lens is an app that lets you trim, enhance, and make pictures of white board and documents readable. It’s a cool app for Android that lets you convert images to PDF files, MS Word files, and PPTs.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officelens


Gallery Doctor allows you to free up some space on your device by calculating photos or videos that are just bad or similar to each other. It’s a tool that helps you deleted duplicate photos and videos faster.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flayvr.doctor

19) CPU-Z

CPU-Z is an application that tells you everything you need to know about your phone. It shows you the device information such as the hardware and software specifications, temperature of your phone, sensor, and more.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cpuid.cpu_z


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom provides photo editing tools that could not be found on other photo editing applications on Android or for that matter, many of the other mobile platforms as well. By using this app, you can take your favorite photo and edit it for free.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.lrmobile


Tapet is an amazing app that has hundreds of wallpaper collections. The user interface is simple. By just swiping, you can create different kinds of amazing images that fits your taste.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sharpregion.tapet


Amazon Appstore provides you with a wide variety of apps for your Android device. It’s one of the best app stores today as you can get some of the paid apps for free.

cool android app

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1003016361&ref_=mas_surl_undrgrnd


Arcus is a weather forecasting app. It is by far the most accurate weather app available on Android, and provides hour by hour forecast. It is customizable where you can change text, background, and select what info you want.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcusweather.darksky


Today’s Calendar is a simple and easy to use calendar to organize your schedule. It allows you to change the themes and colors, and has a lot of widgets available for it.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.underwood.calendar_beta


GTasks is a simple to use app which allows you to add reminders, create group, add task, and much more. This app can also be synced with your Google account.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dayup.gtask

26) PEAK

Peak has attracted millions of users worldwide as it offers some games that will increase your focus and memory. You can also compare your scores with other people and track your progress with this app.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brainbow.peak.app


SwiftKey Neural Alpha makes texting more convenient. It provides more accurate predictive texting for a faster texting experience. It also allows you to customize your keyboard, themes, and more.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.nn


MS Word is one of the most used software and apps released by Microsoft. You can use this app to write new documents, open existing document, and it acts as a good text editor that aides in your productivity.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.word


Snapi is an app for picture lovers out there which allows you to take a photo using hand gestures. It’s a cool app for Android and is super simple to use, saving you a lot of time in taking photos.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyesight.app.camera&hl=en


ShutApp is a big battery saver. It’s a very useful app as it recognizes the apps that run in the background, and allows you to stop those apps that are taking much of your battery life in a matter of seconds.

cool android app

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yirga.shutapp&hl=en


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