Below you’ll find a list of Android apps which I think are most essential to have 🙂
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.
An app like this should (!) be your most important app: a Password Manager. This one is my personal recommendation. You can read my blog here for why I think it’s one of the best choices. Register and manage your passwords safely people!
And along with that you need an Authenticator app these days. Make sure you don’t get a fake one, cause there’s tons of them and a Password Manager you can’t trust is just the worst thing. This one is the official Microsoft one. Stick to this one please (works with any service!):
By far the best mail app you can get, and a must-have when you want to connect to MFA protected Exchange servers.
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.
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.
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.