Google has announced its top applications and games for the year, following Apple’s lead. If you’re searching for something new to download on your Android phone, these Play Store recommendations are definitely worth looking into.
There are winners in each category as well as some honorable mentions in the selections made by the Google Play editorial staff.
Additionally, Google has listed the top books and audiobooks.
According to what we can discern, there are other options that are country-specific as well: locate your local pick here
These lists are a fantastic opportunity to check out something new that we may not have previously encountered since the majority of us probably spend our days cycling through the same core collection of apps on our phones.
2022’s top Android applications
Overall top app: Dream – Since artificial intelligence is always improving, it only makes sense that Dream, an AI art creator, is ranked first.
You only need to answer a few questions, and the programme will create some stunning digital art.
The best app for personal development is Breathwrk; are you prepared for a year of self-improvement?
Breathwrk offers hundreds of expertly curated breathing exercises that it will guide you through in order to help you relieve tension and release energy from your body.
The best app for daily necessities is Plant Parent , which, as the name implies, helps you parent your plants by providing you with personalized advice on what they need to stay healthy.
It may also be used with the camera on your smartphone to identify virtually any plant.
Best hidden gem app: Recover Athletics. Google has chosen Recover Athletics because it works with Strava to make sure that your body recovers properly after exercise to prevent injury and fatigue. Although we’re unsure of exactly what constitutes a “hidden treasure,” Google has selected Recover Athletics.
The Stigma App is the best app for good.
An essential goal of the Stigma App is to normalize conversations about mental health.
The simple app allows you to listen to other people’s stories, ask for assistance, and offer support to others.
Best Wear app: Todoist- If you want to enhance the functionality of your Wear OS smartwatch, Todoist is definitely worth a look.
You have all the tools you need to plan and organise your life with the all-inclusive to-do list app.
There is never enough time to read everything online, but Pocket makes it easier by offering an article archive that you can catch up on whenever you have the time.
The app’s appeal is increased by a distraction-free design and the capability to hear articles read aloud.
BandLab is the best app for Chromebooks
Of course, Android apps can now operate on Chromebooks, and this is one of the apps that is most suited to the laptop design.
Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a total novice, BandLab makes composing and mixing music simple.
BeReal, the social app that challenges you to post a picture of whatever you’re doing at a specific time of day, won the award for best user-selected app. We’re not sure exactly which users cast votes for this category, but BeReal is the winner.
Not only that, but Google also took the time to give honorable mentions to DanceFitme, the noteit widget, the Learn to Read – Duolingo ABC app, the Gym Log & Workouts app, the Ukulele by Yousician app, the Book Morning Routine Waking Up app, the Daily Diary app, the Sleep Tracker app, the Linktree app, the Little Lunches app, and the Wamble app