Some Android apps can boost your smartphone experience. Among other apps, these ones are the best when it comes to doing their job. Here are our 10 best app picks to make your smartphone smarter.

Google Assistant

With this app, you can treat your smartphone like an actual assistant as you can ask it do things for you. Even when not opening the app, simply telling your phone “Hey Google” will open this app and make it fulfill your requests. Whether it is texting people or activating other apps in your phone, this app will do it for you.


A versatile app, it can produce unique shortcuts for your app without the need to reprogram it. Once installed, you can choose from a myriad of commands with a simple tap. Tasker also has a wide selection of downloadable extra commands if you can’t find what you want in the current build.

Google Allo

This Google app allows users to respond to messenger chats with their voice. This app is perfect for people on the go or for situations where you can’t type easily like in a jam-packed train. Make sure to pick this up if you’re going to be in these types of situations soon.

Dark Sky

Unlike other weather apps, this one is reliable as it updates its weather news by the minute. It allows you to know when the rain will stop and other useful information to adjust better to the weather.


A highly trusted routefinder app, this is great, not only for drivers, but also for commuters. Users can adjust accordingly to traffic jams and crowded areas to avoid being late for appointments or getting stranded in unmoving traffic or immense crowds.


Instead of relying on dictionaries or autocorrect, Grammarly can not only correct you on grammatical errors but also educate you on them. This way, you can literally learn from your mistakes instead of removing letters and hope the red underline just goes away.


A pedometer and fitness app, Pacer will work for you the whole day and records your fitness progress, whether you’re walking or riding vehicles. Pacer also has a community where you can mix your fitness goals with fun games to motivate you further.


When it comes to homework, you can rely on Socratic to assist you in finding the answer to your questions. Snap a pic of the problem and it’ll find out the needed answers for your homework regardless if its for Math, Economics, Science or History. The app is also free, which means you can just take it from the Play Store and use it right away.


This app is great if you’re using your phone for long hours, especially if its part of your job or business. With IRIS, it’ll manage your screen’s brightness to reduce eye strain and pain. It can even help you sleep if you like looking at your phone before going to bed.


This assistant app may feel similar to the competition, but it has a sense of humor to set itself apart from the rest. With its “Tell A Joke” feature, the assistant app is never boring as it helps you locate places nearby, open up apps while you’re on the go, and generally help you out in your busy day.

The logo of mobile app 'Waze' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app. Getty Images/Lionel Bonaventure