Top Android Apps 2017

Here, Android News runs you through our Top 5 Android Apps for 2017.

1. Candy Crush Saga

Even more addictive than the confectionary it’s named after, Candy Crush has brought online gaming to new heights of innovation in 2017. The aim is to match up three or more sets of colored candy to win points. More points allow you to progress through the levels (while presumably losing friendships, sleep and career prospects all at the same time).

2. Google Maps

One of the most useful apps out there, Google Maps lets you plan your journey from A to B using the quickest possible route accounting for traffic and different modes of transport. A great function here is ‘offline mode’ that allows segments of map to still show up on your screen while your geographical position is still tracked via GPS – even when you’re not connected to the internet.

3. Flipboard

Flipboard uses an innovative approach to providing news on-the-go; rather than displaying articles from one source, it uses a collection of news and lifestyle websites from across the world to let you see only the best of the best stories of the day. What’s more, you can personalize your profile by selecting which topics you’re interested in, as well as muting news sources that you dislike.

4. Digg

Similar in concept to Flipboard, Digg focuses on content curation (rather than ‘creation’) to bring you a wide range of stories and viral videos that their team of editors deem worthy of your time. From current affairs to tech, sports, long-reads, science, health and cute puppy videos, it’s all here at the click of a button (or app icon).

5. Netflix

Netflix and chill-at-your-desk-while-pretending-to-work by downloading the world’s No.1 movie and series streaming app. The download is free, but you’ll have to sign up and pay the small monthly fee to enjoy the likes of ‘Narcos’ and ‘Stranger Things’.