Smartphones come with a variety of built-in apps that lets you access the hardware of your device. However, there are various other apps that you will need to download as they do not come with the phone. Here are a few apps that you may want to download regardless of your phone operating system.
Most phones will not come with games pre-installed, if any there will only be a few. The mobile gaming industry has vastly improved and now you can find several graphic intense games that you can get for free. Some of these games may require special mobile accessories to enjoy the full experience, but there are plenty that you can get play without the need for special hardware. Some of these apps may be paid, but will have a trial or demo version that you can play for free for a brief time. However, not all these games may function smoothly as it will depend on the hardware specifications of your phone.
Though most smartphones do come with a web browser preinstalled, there are several custom apps that you can use to browse the internet. Getting an app that you would use on your PC as well, provided it has a mobile version as well, could be a lot more convenient. This would let you sync bookmarks and search optimizations across both devices so you don’t have to manage two separate apps. There are several free apps that you can use for this, so you don’t necessarily have to get a paid version of the app. One of the most popular browsing apps that you may find is Google Chrome, which supports a mobile platform as well as PC.
Instant Messaging, or IM, is a form of communication which uses the internet. This means that you can use the app without even having to use your jump starter. There are several apps available which lets you use this for free, without having to pay a monthly fee so it is a lot cheaper than communicating via SMS. These apps will let you share videos or photos and some of them even let you make calls via the internet. However, the only real drawback to these apps is that both parties will need to have the app installed on their devices to be able to communicate.
Therefore, whether you are looking for a source of entertainment or just wish to have custom features on your phone, there is usually a mobile app for it. Though paid apps may have better features, you can still find ample free apps that allow you to use the features you desire.