27 Best Mobile Apps on Google Play & App Store

Vladyslav Pobyva

September 29, 2022

According to the Buildfire resource, there are 2,87 million apps on Google Play and 1,96 million on the App Store. And these numbers grow every day.

Today, it’s easy to cover any of your needs with the help of apps. Do you wish to have a delicious dinner at home without cooking? Download the application of your favorite restaurant and place an order. Or do you need a ticket to another country? Well, install an appropriate app as well.

In this post, we have considered the most popular apps created for Android and iOS. Some of them are completely free while others require certain payments or subscriptions.

A small remark: we haven’t listed applications, which are on everyone's lips, such as Instagram, TikTok, and the like. However, we are sure you will like the trending apps reviewed in this article and find some useful solutions.

Best Free Apps

Amazon Shopping

Amazon Shopping

Customers of this marketplace use the application to make shopping faster and easier. Every client is able to see the product he needs in 360˚ view and then, after purchase, track its delivery. Also, this mobile app allows clients to contact support via live chat and find local offers by analyzing their location.

The solution was downloaded around 500 million times on Google Play and has more than 4,9 million reviews on the App Store.

Availability: Android, iOS

NewsBreak

NewsBreak

Often, we don’t notice things, which surround us. NewsBreak is a solution that will help you get in the loop of what is happening in your city. Be aware of different events nearby, local news, traffic jams, weather forecasts, and so on. In addition, the famous app in the USA allows people to communicate with each other: they can share individual stories displayed in a personalized feed.

The amount of installations on Google Play is about 50 million. So, it’s definitely one of the popular apps of 2022.

Availability: Android, iOS

Walmart

Walmart

This is another retail app that is often used in the USA. The app doesn’t have extraordinary features: it just makes shopping faster and more convenient. There are several ways to get the chosen items: delivery to the door/post office, or pickup.

The total number of downloads is around 100 million.

Availability: Android, iOS

ESPN

ESPN

It’s the best mobile app for watching and analyzing various sports events: football, cocker, baseball, softball, golf, basketball, and more. Users can not only watch them in real time but also get on-demand news and expert opinions.

The streaming service is free but users have to make some in-app purchases to unlock the main features. ESPN was downloaded more than 50 million times on Google Play. It currently ranks #3 in the Sports category on the App Store.

Availability: Android, iOS

DoorDash - Food Delivery

DoorDash - Food Delivery

The service counts numerous restaurants, cafes, and groceries in 4000+ cities of the USA, Canada, and Australia. With the help of the application, people can order whatever they want and receive it as soon as possible with zero delivery fees for the first month.

Clients are able to schedule deliveries and track them in real time. There are no restrictions regarding the minimum order.

The 60+ million installations prove that DoorDash is one of the most used apps in the world.

Availability: Android, iOS

Disney+

Disney+

It’s a resource where your favorite stories live. The Disney streaming service has gathered the best cartoons, movies, and TV series from creators of Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic, Disney, and others.

The app is free. However, you have to pay for watching all content in high resolution.

The streaming service should definitely be included in the list of top downloaded apps: it was installed more than 100 million times.

Availability: Android, iOS

Cash App

Cash App

This application was created to provide users with an easy way to save, spend, and invest money. Every client can open a free debit card from Visa, which will allow making purchases everywhere. In addition, users are able to buy Bitcoin and stocks.

The simple interface and sufficient functionality have made the service extremely popular: there are more than 60 million downloads of the application.

Availability: Android, iOS

Venmo

Venmo

This is a payment service, which was created for friends and families to split their bills in theaters, restaurants, hotels, etc. Since Venmo was bought by PayPal in 2012, it has been developing rapidly.

With the help of Venmo, users can quickly pay or be paid by linking their bank accounts or opening debit/credit cards. Also, the service includes a chat for convenient communication.

Today, there are more than 50 million active users. It allows us to classify Venmo among the top downloaded apps.

Availability: Android, iOS

TextNow

TextNow

It’s a popular messenger, which offers free texting and free calling worldwide. All users need is to install the chat app, choose a free phone number or link their own, and start communicating with friends and relatives. In addition, users can make unexpansive international calls. An important remark: only US area code is supported.

There are more than 50 million downloads on Google Play and the same number on the App Store.

Availability: Android, iOS

Life360: Find Family and Friends

Life360: Find Family and Friends

It’s another social network included in our list of the most downloaded apps. Life360 was created in 2008 to let friends and family members share their locations. The service has four main features: location sharing, circles (creating groups by hobbies and activities), places, and premium.

28 million people use the app on an everyday basis.

Availability: Android, iOS

Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

This is a solution, which is actually an aggregator. The service aims to help travelers in buying tickets, finding accommodation, ordering a taxi, and so on. Expedia collaborates with big market players such as Vrbo, Hotels.com, CarRentals.com, and others.

The mobile app has about 20 million downloads all over the world. This is why it’s among the list of top applications.

Availability: Android, iOS

Dreame

Dreame

In this app, you can find thousands of novels created by native writers. The genres are diverse: Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, Western, Sci-fi, and so on. Some stories are free while others require payments. Free pieces are updated daily.

The number of installations is 10 million.

Availability: Android, iOS

Fetch Rewards

Fetch Rewards

Customers of different retailers have an opportunity to receive rewards for their receipts. People can buy items anywhere they wish. Then, they should scan their receipts to receive points. These points may be exchanged for cash, gift cards, or other things.  

About 26 million people have installed Fetch Rewards. The active base consists of 11 million users. Thus, it’s a famous app among consumers.

Availability: Android, iOS

BeReal

BeReal

This photo sharing app was created to reveal your daily life with friends. You have to share real photos without filters at different times once a day. With this app, users are able to see what their friends are up to. They can leave comments, react with RealMojis, and use a map to find out where you are.

Availability: Android, iOS

Best Paid Apps

Popular iPhone apps

HotSchedules

HotSchedules

It’s an unreplaceable solution for scheduling and planning events and meetings. With the help of HotSchedules, employees can easily swap, pick up and release shifts in a few taps. Managers save about 75% of their time using this simple app.

On the App Store, there are more there 1 million downloads.

Availability: Android, iOS

Minecraft

Minecraft

We think everybody heard about this legendary game. Players discover endless worlds and build whatever they want. They can choose one of two modes: the creative mode gives unlimited resources while the other one requires their extraction.

The marketplace in the game includes numerous unique maps, skins, and texture packs for real money.

Availability: Android, iOS

FairEats

FairEats

A special application for the MN State Fair. With its help, people can quickly find their favorite food and beverages. FairEats allows creating the best route, which is displayed on a clear and easy-to-follow map.

We should note that FairEats is a local but very popular solution that helps people have a whale of a time.

Availability: Android, iOS

75 Hard

75 Hard

This is one of the most useful apps on the App Store among the paid ones. If you feel blue due to different failures in your life related to your career, fitness, and relationships, you should definitely install the app. Specialists developed a special program that would make you work on the following elements:

  • Confidence;
  • Self Worth;
  • Discipline;
  • Self Belief;
  • Endurance.

So, during 75 days, the course will turn you into a person who is capable to achieve his goals. You have to pay once to get full access to the solution.

Availability: Android, iOS

Monopoly

Monopoly

It’s the #1 paid game in over 100 countries: Monopoly was installed by more than 3 million users.

You can play offline or online with your family or friends. Choose a player mode and player pieces (modern or classic), and select your rules. Try to build your own empire.

Availability: Android, iOS

Procreate Pocket

Procreate Pocket

A powerful tool for professionals. At the same time, it’s an easy-to-use application, which has hundreds of brushes, an advanced layer system, and other features to make your photos perfect.

Thus, if you often edit your images, this app should be included in your list of mobile apps.

Availability: iOS

Popular Android apps

Sync for Reddit (Pro)+

Sync for Reddit (Pro)+

This solution allows users to easily browse Reddit on the go. The Pro version provides people with great UX – ad-free usability with the ability to change accounts and open various windows.

Availability: Android

The Wonder Weeks

The Wonder Weeks

Wonder Weeks is among the most downloaded apps: more than 1 million parents have installed it. The application allows users to learn all about mental leaps during pregnancy, track the development of their kids, and so on. Moreover, the functionality includes an e-book, audiobook, and special music for lulling babies. All that explains why The Wonder Weeks is so popular.

Availability: Android, iOS

SkyView

SkyView

Are you into the stars, galaxies, and planets? You shouldn’t be an astronomer anymore to identify them. SkyView will help you find the necessary stars and other objects and learn about them: just launch the app and point the camera at the sky.

The solution doesn’t require the Internet and GPS, so you can use it everywhere.

More than 100 thousand people have downloaded SkyView.

Availability: Android, iOS

Nova Launcher Prime

Nova Launcher Prime

It is a simple way to customize any Android device. The solution replaces the standard main screen, offering the following features:

  • Gestures to execute different commands;
  • Hidden apps when your applications are removed from the main screen but not uninstalled;
  • Custom icons and other things.

The number of downloads is more than 5 million, so Nova Launcher Prime is deservedly among the top applications.

Availability: Android

MyRadar Weather Radar Pro

MyRadar Weather Radar Pro

It’s a paid version of the free app, in which you won’t find ads. With this program, you’ll be always aware of what weather is coming. Just open MyRadar and turn on GPS. After a sec, you’ll see a map with all the details about the weather. Moreover, you have the opportunity to track hurricanes in real time.

The paid app was downloaded more than 100 thousand times while the free version more than 10 million times.

Availability: Android, iOS

PeakFinder

PeakFinder

Discover mountains and picks in a few taps with this app. In addition to descriptions of over 950 thousand objects, PeakFinder provides users with 360° panoramas. The Internet connection isn’t needed: the application works offline.

PeakFinder was installed about 500 thousand times.

Availability: Android, iOS

Threema

Threema

This is a secure messaging app, which saves your personal information from hackers, companies, and governments. The main functionality is the end-to-end encrypted video and voice calls. The web version of the solution is available.

Threema is a popular mobile app with more than 1 million installations.

Availability: Android, iOS

Thus, we have figured out what are the most popular apps for two major mobile platforms. Of course, there are numerous other solutions that deserve your attention. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to list them all within one article.

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