Recommended Android apps

Below you’ll find a list of Android apps which I think are most essential to have πŸ™‚

Microsofts Android Launcher with Office365 (edu) integration. Offers an alphabetically grouped App list view which on its own is already worth the install). And it has a layout backup feature (with your Microsoft account) so you can quickly clone your previous phone to a new one.

Microsoft Launcher
Microsoft Launcher
Price: Free

By far the best mail app you can get, and a must-have when you want to connect to MFA protected Exchange servers.

Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook
Price: Free

Not all Android handsets offer a nice Gallery app, or they offer one with features that are horrible or make you use Google Photos. This free Gallery app is perfect substitute for when you’re in that situation.

Simple Gallery
Simple Gallery
Developer: Simple Mobile Tools
Price: Free

One of the best browsers around is also available on mobile: Microsoft Edge! It uses the Chromium rendering engine inside Android, but apart from that you’ll have the full Microsoft experience (less spying, synching of favorites/passwords/tabs/collections/etc).

This app enables you to connect your Android phone to your Windows 10/11 computer (Windows has the counterpart already pre-installed), so you can handle notifications from your desktop computer, manage photos, send messages, run apps and more, without ever touching your phone.

Link to Windows
Link to Windows
Price: Free

The best keyboard you can install on your Android phone: it offers Swipe gesture typing, but most of all: clipboard synching across devices through your Micrsoft account.

Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free