Every year I look for my 5 favorite apps on my phone and in a year when everything is different, it may be more difficult than ever. These are the must-have apps of 2020 according to Luke.
Must-have Android apps from Luke
We have all experienced negative but also positive things this year. If everything is different, then you might also use your smartphone differently, maybe more or maybe you just take a moment for yourself. Actually, my list of favorite apps does not change that often, but this year a number of “new” apps have been added. Curious about my list from last year?
Notion is my notebook my to-do list and place where I can keep track of what I think is important not to forget. Notion has a very wide selection of tools that can help you organize all kinds of data. You can’t think of it as crazy or you can put it in Notion. This year the restriction of a maximum of 1000 pages was lifted and you can now create an unlimited number of pages with a free account. In my opinion a must have app for those who want to create some order in the chaos.
In a year in which we all had to work from home, it is nice to be able to quickly exchange some information with colleagues. Meetings also increasingly took place online and Teams also helps you with that. You can plan a meeting with colleagues or customers via Outlook, which is very convenient and a chat program such as Teams also helps you to prevent useless emails!
This year also helped me to be more active and take better care of your health. I myself am a fan of graphs and data, so it is always nice to show your sports performance in a graphical way. Strava has fun challenges that you can take on yourself every month. Whether you go swimming, cycling, walking or other sports activities. Strava also has a social aspect in which you can share and discuss your achievements together as a club. Although sports together were not always possible this year, there was also a connection in this way.
When Spotify released its annual overview this year, I noticed that this year I started listening to a lot more music than previous years. That was a good reason to add the Spotify app to this list again. A nice tune in the background or a podcast on the road with Spotify will keep you entertained. It is also nice that you can use the app as a remote control for when you have Spotify on your computer.
Earlier this year I wrote an extensive article about Komoot, a great app for determining walking and cycling routes. I still enjoy using this app and sometimes you will find nice new routes next to a road that you have already cycled dozens of times. The nice thing about Komoot is that the app can estimate the duration based on your condition. The app provides clear instructions along the way and can provide you with a new route if a road appears to be closed.
And more apps
In addition to the above apps, I also still start Duolingo and you will also find Discord on my phone. Because in addition to gaming, you can also use Discord to practice speaking in another language! I also enjoy following the latest news and discussions on Reddit. Other frequently used apps are also the Health app from Huawei in combination with the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro, Telegram and Banking from ING.