The best apps to download on your new smartphone in 2022

We depend on our phones, and we use them for almost anything. There is an application right now for nearly anything you can imagine. Some are very useful for our daily tasks, others are educational, or can be used for entertainment, and so much more. Google Play Store and Apple App Store are full of wonderful applications you can download on your new phone. We will introduce you to some great options to try out.

Brave Privacy Browser

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As the name might suggest, Brave Privacy Browser is a browser that takes your privacy very seriously. It aims to protect you as much as possible by blocking most of the ads, pop-ups, scripts, and third-party cookies. Brave Privacy Browser even enforces HTTPS Everywhere connection to ensure that you are fully protected on any site you visit. 

Download on Google Play Store
Download on Apple App Store

Duolingo

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Are you planning a trip somewhere and want to know a couple of words so you can get around? Or do you just want to learn a new language? Duolingo is the application for you. The application gamifies language learning and makes it as easy as possible. You will start by learning some simple words, and then you will advance by learning more grammatical rules. You will get enough practice also speaking because Duolingo makes you repeat words and phrases and corrects you. Many languages are covered, and even the free version is more than enough to learn French, for example. You can get the paid version if you want to have more functionalities unlocked and get rid of ads.

Download on Google Play Store
Download on Apple App Store

Facebook Messenger

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Well, this shouldn’t come as a surprise that we recommend it. Facebook Messenger is an application that you can use to chat with all of your Facebook friends. The application’s design is excellent, and you can use it not only for chatting but also for regular and video calls. Facebook stories are accessible in the app to see what your friends are up to. If you decide to take a photo or make a video call, Facebook Messenger offers you some amusing filters you can apply and have some fun.

Download on Google Play Store
Download on Apple App Store

LinkedIn

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For every professional is great to download LinkedIn on their phone. This is a bit of a different type of social media where you can connect with other professionals from your field or others. Networking is crucial for people looking for a job but not only that. LinkedIn can find potential partners, interesting companies, useful connections, and more. 

Download on Google Play Store
Download on Apple App Store

Signal

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Signal is the new trending messaging application. What makes it so attractive is the security and privacy features. After so many scandals around other messaging applications, the developers of Signal wanted to give people a safe space where they shouldn’t worry that they might be overheard. You can send messages and make calls while ensuring that everything is well encrypted and protected. 

Download on Google Play Store
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Cookpad

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Do you enjoy cooking? Then Cookpad is just for you. This is a never endless library full of great recipes. You can add your favorite pens to a personal library and create your own shopping list based on what you would like to cook. You can even publish your own recipes and see if people will like them and how you might improve them based on recommendations. 

Download on Google Play Store
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Adidas Running by Runtastic

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Adidas Running by Runtastic is not a simple pedometer application. You can do much more than track your daily running and add your routes. It is an all-in-one fitness application that can be used to track all kinds of different sports and other useful statistics. Adidas Running by Runtastic can help you plan your next activities and prepare for challenges like marathons and competitions.

Download on Google Play Store
Download on Apple App Store

Clue

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This is an app for every lady. Clue has a simple but beautiful design to track your menstruation cycle and other related stats. Like that, you can plan ahead for your summer vacation, for example, or know where is the perfect time to try to get pregnant. Clue will send you gentle reminders for when to expect your next period.

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MyFitnessPal

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MyFitnessPal is probably the most popular calorie counter application that can also be used as an exercise tracker. The most common use is when you want to lose some weight and just want to lead a healthier life. You will be able to find a great variety of recipes indicating how many calories each serving has. You can also scan codes of different products, and the application will tell you the number of calories, and you can track your daily intake. 

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PicsArt Photo Studio

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For fans of photography and people who love uploading pictures on social media, having an app to help them with edits is mandatory. PicsArt Photo Studio is the perfect app for this purpose. You can upload effects, fix some imperfections, make collages, control the basic settings of the picture, and much more. 

Download on Google Play Store
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Asana

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Asana is a task management tool that is very similar to Trello or Monday.com if you have used them. It is perfect for teams and people who just want to keep their schedules in check. Asana can be highly automated, and you can create the flows you need to make your life easier. It works perfectly even when you are offline; everything will be synchronized once you are back online. 

Download on Google Play Store
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Headspace

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Many people started thinking more about their mental health at the start of the pandemic. Headspace is the perfect application for people who want to find better ways to care for themselves. It will help you with meditation and mindfulness exercises to make you calmer and more focused.

Download on Google Play Store
Download on Apple App Store

Libby

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Libby is a great application for people that love reading. You can borrow ebooks, digital magazines, and graphic novels from local libraries. You need to register at the library and get your library card. Then you can go through each library’s catalog and get the book you want to read. It is very easy and much cheaper than buying ebooks all the time. 

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And so many more

There is an application for anything you can imagine – reading the news, tracking how much water you drink, staying focused, listening to music, connecting with people, and anything else you can think of. Which ones you will want to download depends on your needs and what you would like to do on your phone. Surely you will find some great ones to try out. 

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Gabriela Gavrailova
Gabriela Gavrailova
Austria | Gabriela is a person with many and diverse hobbies. If you don't find her reading a book at home or baking something, she will probably be out hiking or taking some classes to learn a new skill.

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