Every year, DroidApp’s writers share their most indispensable apps of the past year. Which applications have we used most often in 2020? These are the indispensable apps of 2020 according to Stefan.
Essential Android apps from Stefan
I have a lot of applications installed on my smartphone. I must admit that there are plenty of apps that I don’t use for a while. Reason enough to clean things up, but yes, it can come in handy. Last year I already shared my overview with the 5 most indispensable apps of 2019, now it is time for a new edition; the 5 most indispensable apps of 2020 according to Stefan.
Fuelio is arguably the most used app in the past year. With this application you get very good insight into the fuel costs and the consumption of your car. You secretly make it a challenge for yourself to drive a little more economically, which not only makes it more fun, but also slightly better for your wallet. In Fuelio you can also keep track of car costs such as repairs and maintenance and thus see exactly what your car is actually costing you to the penny. Fuelio is free and ad-free. It also shows the petrol stations in your area. Recommended!
It may be a bit cliché, but Google Maps is undoubtedly the app I have opened the most on my smartphone. I use the application for many different purposes, for inspiration for my next trip (if this is possible again), checking the traffic information before leaving the house and reading reviews. In addition, I can enjoy myself with Street View and discovering cool new places, which I can then write about on Tripmeister.
I see that the use of Wordfeud has increased considerably in my area. Family members and friends write down words en masse in the digital version of Scrabble. I happily participate. Fortunately, you have 72 hours to write your own words after someone has completed their turn. I myself only bought the premium version because the advertisements made me despondent. With the paid version you can also see statistics of how often you have won from others.
SplenDo tasks app
Every year this application is included, and this time it is also in the list of my indispensable apps; SplenDo. I use the application day in and day out to complete and check off my tasks. I put every task in the app, so that I no longer have to think about it myself. At the start of the day I get a notification with all the tasks for that day, which is ideal. The Google synchronization is practical, although I notice that it does not always work well when changing devices (which is often the case here). Yet SplenDo remains indispensable to me, every day.
This German app also came in handy again this year; 1-2-3 Refueling. Between the travel restrictions I did drive a number of them to or through Germany. It is no secret that filling up the fuel tank at our eastern neighbors is a lot cheaper than in the Netherlands. With the 1-2-3 Tanken app you can see the current fuel prices throughout Germany. The difference in a town or city can be just a few cents, without having to make a detour. You can also see if you come across a gas station on the way to the Netherlands.
And much more
There are many more applications that are actually indispensable to me. The Plus app for digitally saving stamps with groceries, Telegram (and WhatsApp) for chatting, the ING Banking app for banking, the Google Calendar app for appointments and the ANWB Onderweg app for mobile parking. This year I also enthusiastically used Polarsteps, with which you can keep a beautiful digital travel report.
The Mi Fit app shows me my movements and workouts using the Mi Band 4 smartwatch, SwiftKey helps me type messages. In 2020, the PostNL app also came in handy to see when the packages were delivered and the TomTom My Drive app is useful for sending destinations to my navigation system. Pushbullet should not be missing for sharing links and screenshots between smartphone and computer.