Since technology and the internet have become a part of our lives, the usage of mobile apps has also increased. You cannot have a smartphone without any apps on it. The smartphone would certainly be boring to use. There are millions of mobile apps available for download and each of these has a specific purpose or task. These apps help you get something done one way or another. There are apps for entertainment, gaming, work, translation, and many more. However, the fact that there are many apps in the world does not mean that you should just go and download any app. In today’s article, I have singled out some of the best apps that you should have on your mobile smartphone. The apps in this list are some of the most popular and most effective at their various tasks. So without wasting much time, let us take a look at these apps. 


Almost everyone is aware of Instagram. The social media app is one of the most popular in the world and it is owned by Meta, which is the same company that owns Facebook and WhatsApp. Instagram is a place where you can do many things although its interface does not look like it is for doing many things. Apart from posting pictures and short videos, businesses make use of the platform to reach their target market because the app has one of the largest user bases in the world with over 1 billion people visiting the app each month. The majority of these are young people. People also make money through the app by working as brand influencers for various companies.

  • Duolingo

If you have a knack for learning different languages without attending any tutoring, then Duolingo would be a useful app for you. The app has more than 300 million users and it is the most downloaded education app in the world at the moment. You can access 98 different language courses in about 38 languages. The app teaches you various pronunciations, sentences, and the forming of phrases easily. Duolingo was named by Forbes as one of the ‘Next Billion-Dollar Startups in 2019’

  • Amazon

Amazon does not need any introduction unless you are now getting access to the internet for the first time. It is probably the largest e-commerce website in the world and its app is no different. You may already have the app on your mobile and have been doing some online shopping already. This shows how popular the app is. With Amazon, one gets almost whatever it is that they are looking for and have it shipped to their doorstep. 

  • Bumble

There are dating apps online to download and one that is gaining considerable attention is Bumble. This is a dating app that puts the power to make moves in the hands of women. On Bumble, a woman you have matched has to message you first within 24 hours before you can talk to her. Apart from looking for dates, you can also use the app to make friends and even find career opportunities.

  • Google Find My Device

One of the worst things that can happen is when you lose your smartphone, especially when you have a lot of data on it. This is where Google Find My Device comes into play. The free app can help you recover your device in case you lose it. You can also use the app to reset your pin or code so that you can prevent other people from using the phone. It can also be used to erase data from the missing smartphone.

  • Spotify

If you are a lover of music, I am sure that you already know about Spotify and what it is used for. You probably have the app on your smartphone or you may a have rival music app such as Audiomack or Boomplay instead. With over 320 million active users per month, Spotify is one of the most popular places to listen to your favorite music. The app was founded in 2006 and generates its revenue through the sale of premium subscriptions and advertising. It was also the most downloaded app on apple’s IOS platform in 2020.

  • Instasize

This is one of the most advanced image editing apps online. With over 80 filters and editing tools, the app is one of the best for editing your images. It comes with a comprehensive toolkit that allows users to enhance their videos and images easily. Backgrounds can be added to photos and videos. Your images can also be formatted following the various social media sites you wish to post them to.

  • Zoom

The recent pandemic that hit the world forced most businesses to operate from home to reduce the spread of the virus. This meant that meetings between workers and employers had to be halted. However, with the help of Zoom, that was not the case. Employers could hold virtual meetings with their workers and managers and even supervise operations from the comfort of their homes. This made the Zoom app quite popular and it became one of the most downloaded apps in the world. Even though the pandemic seems to have gone down, the app is still popular and allows people to hold virtual conferences, video calls, and many more.     

  • LastPass

One of the worst nightmares a person can have is losing their passwords. Losing your password can prevent you from gaining access to your devices and valuable information. However, with an app like LastPass, you can reduce such occasions from happening. The app is a password manager and locker which saves your information and uses a master password to handle all of them. With this app, you can rest assured that your various passwords are safe.

  • Slack

This is a business communication tool that became the fastest-growing B2B platform in the world. The company had a value of more than $7 billion after 5 years of being in existence. The app was then acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 billion recently. 

With Slack, communication between teams is made easier and users can create different teams for several groups. It also allows you to integrate third-party tools such as Asana, Jira, Blossom, and many more to make work easier. With this app, you will have no hard time with your businesses.

  • Telegram

Telegram is a messaging app just like WhatsApp. However, Telegram is more privacy-focused than WhatsApp. This messaging app keeps your chats safe under encryption. Apart from messaging, users can also follow various channels where they can learn and get various news updates according to what they follow. For example, if you are a forex trader, you can follow a forex channel to get regular updates on the world of forex and the economy. Users can create their channels and groups as well.

  • Conclusion

So these are some of the most popular apps you should have on your mobile smartphone in 2020. You may already be having some of these apps or may have already heard of them. An app like Whatsapp did not make this list because I am sure that almost everyone has it on their smartphones since it is the most popular messaging app in the world.

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