Friday, 4 May 2018

Some great apps to customize your new Nokia Android smartphone!

Customize your Nokia smartphone

One of the biggest assets of Android is its wide range of apps. There are over 2 million applications on the Google Play Store which is second to none. We have handpicked a few among these, which you may find useful.


Best Browsers


Chrome:


Chrome Browser
Chrome Browser

Google Chrome - In an ecosystem by Google, it's more useful to have an app developed by Google. It also syncs with your desktop and where ever you have signed in with your Google account. It is fast and reliable.


Firefox Browser:


Firefox Browser
Firefox Browser

Firefox -  If you don't like Chrome for some reason, then you might like Firefox. It is as good as Chrome. It is simple and fast. 

Some others worth mentioning: Microsoft Edge, Dolphin, Opera.

Best Launchers, Widgets and Icon Packs


Nova Launcher


Nova Launcher
Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher - In a sea of Android launchers, this one really stands out. It has a ton of options for customization. There is a paid version and also a free version. It is well optimized to run on low-end devices too. Give it a try if you haven't already!

Rootless Pixel 2 Launcher - We all love the Pixels, don't we? If you do then this is the one for you. It brings all the features of the Pixel Launcher with some added customizations like Dark theme etc. (I'm using this one right now 😄)

Microsoft Launcher


Microsoft Launcher
Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft Launcher - If you are coming from a windows phone, then this might be the launcher for you. It has Bing daily wallpapers, personalized feed, continue on PC, gesture customization and more.

Other alternate Launchers: Evie Launcher, Launcher 8, Smart launcher 5.

Widgets: Zooper widget

Icon Packs:

Sailfish Icon Pack - This one will allow you experience the icons of Jolla's Sailfish OS and make your Android look unique from the crowd. 

Belle UI Icon Pack - This icon pack mimics the original Nokia Squircles that were seen on the Symbian smartphones and you can try them out on your current Nokia smartphone too.

Best Wallpaper Apps



Backdrops



Backdrops -  It has a wide collection of wallpapers for you to choose from. Most of them are amazing. It is worth giving a shot.

Google Wallpapers


Google Wallpapers
Google Wallpapers

Google Wallpapers - This one probably comes preloaded on all Android phones. If not download it now! , because it is really great. This app includes catchy Satellite view of our beautiful planet Earth and also an option to change wallpapers on a daily basis.

Alternatives: Muzei, Daily wallpapers from Bing.


Best Keyboards

GBoard



GBoard - Gboard or Google keyboard is simple, elegant, easy to use and come pre-installed on Nokia Android smartphones. It has gesture typing, suggestions, stickers, GIFs, and a few themes. If you wanna make typing more fun try using Google Handwriting Input.

Swiftkey Keyboard


Swiftkey-keyboard-different-themes
Different themes of Swiftkey Keyboard

SwiftKey - If you just made a jump from Windows Phone to Android you should definitely try this one. It allows you to customize your keyboard by choosing between light and dark themes and many other colors too, but the highlight is the speed of typing and the swipe-based input and it should help you in accepting Android a bit faster. Trust me on this one. :) This keyboard also allows you to search and send GIF's.

Tasker




If after all of this you're still not satisfied with your Android device's look and feel, get Tasker. While it'll cost you a few bucks, it's worth it for the extreme level of control it gives you over how your smartphone behaves. Here is a guide on how to use Tasker.

What are your favorite apps to customize your smartphone? Do you think you'll use any of our suggestions yourself? Let us know in the comments.

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