You just bought one Huawei smartphone and are you looking for applications that can fully exploit all their potential? Are you at the first experience with an Android terminal and would like some advice on which apps to download? Then I am happy to announce that you have come to the right place at the right time.
In fact, with today's post, I'll recommend some app per Huawei thanks to which you can take advantage of the features of your new phone in the best possible way. Whether you need to communicate easily with your friends, retouch your photos or scan documents "on the fly" using your smartphone camera, I assure you that you will find what you are looking for and that you can almost certainly use it at no cost.
Most of the applications mentioned in this post, in fact, are free and can be used easily from the first start: even if you are at the very beginning with the world of Android, or even with the world of smartphones, you will not encounter any difficulties in ' use them. Have a good download and have fun!
App by Index
- Internet app
- App for Photos and Videos
- Music and Audio App
- Productivity App
- Travel and Transportation App
- System and Security App
- Shopping app
Let's start this excursus among the best app per Huawei smartphone from applications dedicated to the world of the Internet, then browsers, e-mail clients, messaging systems, social networks and more.
- Google Chrome - I don't think it needs an introduction. This is Android's default browser. It allows you to synchronize browsing data with your computer and with all other devices on which the Google home browser is installed.
- Firefox - another browser that needs no introduction. It is one of the best alternatives to Chrome. It also allows you to synchronize data with your PC and other devices for which it is available. In addition to being free, it is also open source.
- Puffin Web Browser - a browser to be taken into consideration for its ability to play Flash content, including videos and web games. It's free and requires no special configuration to work. I told you about it in more detail in my post on Adobe Flash Player for Android.
- Gmail - if you have a Gmail account, you definitely can not miss the official application of the famous email service Google weblog. It allows you to manage even more than one account with absolute ease by providing push notifications in real time.
- Microsoft Outlook - if you have other email accounts in addition to a Gmail account, you should consider Outlook for Android: the mobile version of the famous Microsoft email client. It is 100% free and allows you to manage the addresses of all major email providers with absolute ease.
- Facebook - the official Facebook application, I don't think there is any need for further explanation. If your smartphone is not very powerful, you can try Facebook Lite, which consumes less resources.
- Messenger - the official application of the messaging system integrated into Facebook. If your smartphone is not very powerful, you can try Messenger Lite, which consumes less resources.
- Twitter - the official Twitter application, to enter the world of the famous 280-character social network. If you still don't know how Twitter works and are interested in finding out, read my tutorial about it.
- WhatsApp - are you not yet part of the billion (and more) users who use WhatsApp every day to exchange messages with others? Fix it now: by reading my guide on how to download WhatsApp for Android, you will find out how the most famous messaging system in the world works and how to install its official app on your Huawei smartphone.
- Telegram - considered by many to be the best alternative to WhatsApp. It allows you to exchange messages, both single and group, and to take advantage of bots: automatic chats that allow you to perform various operations, such as tracking shipments, monitoring the price of products on online stores, translating sentences and much more. Unlike WhatsApp, it is also available with native clients for computers and tablets. If you want more information on how to use Telegram, read my guide dedicated to the app.
- LinkedIn - is the social network of professionals. It allows you to showcase your skills, receive feedback on this from the community and intercept interesting job proposals. If you want to know more, read my tutorial on how LinkedIn works.
- Skype - although many users have replaced it with WhatsApp and Messenger, Skype remains one of the most used systems in the world for making phone and video calls over the Internet. If you want to try it and want to know how to download Skype for Android, read my post dedicated to the topic.
- Instagram - are photos your passion? So why don't you try creating a profile on Instagram? It is the most famous photographic social network in the world, where every day millions of people post their shots and videos in search of a like. If you want to know more, read my tutorial on what is Instagram.
- Feedly - does following the news through social networks seem too confusing to you? Then you would do well to use the good old method of RSS feeds, in order to receive the news of all your favorite sites directly “to your home” and find them automatically grouped in one place. Feedly is an RSS feed reader and is among the best on the market: it is completely free and allows you to access your favorite news from smartphones, tablets and computers (using any browser).
- Flipboard - is another solution that allows you to follow the news published on the Internet in an easy, fast and organized way. Just select the topics and sites of your interest and, within a few taps, you will get a sort of custom-made digital magazine.
- Pocket - the most famous "read later" service in the world. It allows you to save any web page in a convenient archive that can also be consulted offline. All 100% free.
- Dropbox - one of the most popular cloud storage services in the world. It allows you to store up to 2GB of data on the cloud (i.e. on the Internet) at no cost and then find them synchronized on all devices. For more space, you can subscribe to the 1TB plan for $ 9,99 / month or $ 99 / year. More info here.
- Google Drive - another cloud storage service, this time from Google. It offers 15GB free and paid plans starting at 9,99 euros / month for 1TB of space. For more details on this, read my post on how Google Drive works.
- Microsoft OneDrive - Microsoft's cloud storage service, included “standard” on all Windows PCs. It offers 5GB of free space and paid plans starting from 7 euros / month with 1TB of storage and access to the Office 365 service with all the applications of the Office package. If you want to know more, read my tutorial on how OneDrive works.
- Speedtest.net - as you may already know, this is the official app of Speedtest.net, the most famous service for testing the speed of the Internet connection in use. I told you about it in more detail in my post on the best speed tests.
App for Photos and Videos
Now let's move on to multimedia, and more specifically to applications for view, edit and create photos or videos. I am sure you will find many solutions that will satisfy your needs as a viewer or as a content creator.
- Google Photos - Google's cloud storage, viewing and photo management service. It allows you to save all the photos and videos online, at no cost and without space limits (with a single limit, related to the resolution, of 1080p for videos and 16MP for photos). To learn more, read my tutorial on how Google Photos works.
- FotoScan by Google - excellent application developed by Google, thanks to which you can use the smartphone camera to digitize photos by correcting perspective and various imperfections. The images generated by the app can then be saved locally or on the Google Photos cloud.
- YouTube - another app that I don't think needs any introduction. It allows you to access all YouTube content (the famous Google video portal) and to create new videos to post on it (by pressing the video camera icon located at the top right). If you need a hand to find out how to download YouTube for free, read my tutorial about it.
- Snapseed - photo editing application distributed by Google. It is completely free and allows you to apply both changes (e.g. cropping, flipping etc.) and effects (e.g. Instagram-style filters) to your shots in just a few taps. For more detailed instructions on how the application works, check out my guide on the best photo editing apps.
- Image Combiner - as the name suggests quite easily, this is a free app that allows you to combine two or more images both horizontally and vertically. In my post on photo merging apps, I explained how it works in detail.
- Layout from Instagram - this is an application, developed by Instagram, which allows you to create photo collages (to post on Instagram or save locally on your smartphone). I told you about this in more detail in my collage apps tutorial.
- VLC for Android - probably the best free video player available on Android (and beyond). It supports all major multimedia file formats, both locally and remotely. For further information, read my dedicated tutorial: VLC Media Player - Download.
- Kodi - is a very popular free media center compatible with smartphones, tablets, PCs and TV Boxes, which allows you to manage your collection of videos, photos and music in an extremely intuitive way and to access a wide range of online content. Its potential can be potentially expanded indefinitely thanks to the use of add-ons downloadable from the Internet. If you want to know in more detail how Kodi works, read my guide dedicated to the latter.
- Netflix - the world's most popular video on-demand service. It hosts hundreds of movies, TV series, documentaries and anime. His "highlight" are the TV series, some of which are absolutely exclusive. You can try it free for 30 days, after which you must choose one of the paid plans, starting from 7,99 € / month. It also allows you to download offline content and cast via Chromecast. For smartphones and tablets subject to root it does not appear in the Play Store, but you can install the same via the apk package. In my post on how Netflix works you can find out more about it.
- Infinity - Mediaset's answer to Netflix (although it debuted before the latter on the Italian market). It hosts hundreds of Mediaset-branded movies, TV series, cartoons and television programs. Its catalog of series is less rich than that of Netflix, while on the films it offers perhaps a little more, especially if you consider the possibility of renting first-time films and seeing one of these titles for free every week. You can try it for free for 30 days, then it costs 7,99 euros / month and also includes the download function. It supports Chromecast, but cannot be used on rooted devices. For more info, read my tutorial on how Infinity works.
- NOW TV - is Sky Italia's video on-demand platform, however unrelated to the satellite pay TV service. Its offer consists of thematic packages dedicated to cinema, TV series, entertainment and sports. You can try it free for 14 days, after which you can view TV series and entertainment shows for 6,99 euros / month. It does not currently allow offline content downloads and is not compatible with rooted devices. Instead, it supports Chromecast. For more info, read my guide on how NOW TV works.
- Amazon Prime Video - Amazon's video on-demand service. At the moment it does not offer a lot of content in Italian, but it is included in Amazon's Prime subscription, which costs 36 euros per year or 4,99 euros per month. Allows offline content downloads but does not support Chromecast. I told you about it in more detail in my post on how Amazon Prime Video Italy works.
- RaiPlay - the official Rai app, 100% free. It allows you to access all State TV channels in live streaming and the best on-demand content, such as films, shows and events of various kinds. Requires quick free registration. To find out more, check out my tutorial on how to watch RaiPlay.
- Mediaset Fan and Mediaset On Demand - the official Mediaset apps. The first allows you to watch the group's broadcasters in live streaming, the second to access on-demand content (therefore Mediaset productions, such as fiction, shows and soap operas; there are no international films or TV series). Both require a quick free registration. To find out in more detail how the two applications work, read my guide on how to review Mediaset fiction.
- Paramount Channel Italia - The official app of Paramount Channel: free digital terrestrial and satellite broadcaster that broadcasts American movies and TV series. It can be watched in live streaming and offers a lot of on-demand content. In my tutorial on how to watch streaming TV series will also find detailed instructions on how to use the app Paramount Channel.
- Super Free TV Guide - as the name suggests quite easily, it is a TV guide that contains the programs of all the free and paid Italian broadcasters. It also offers the possibility to watch streaming TV stations, record programs via Vcast (the online video recorder I told you about in my post on how to record from digital terrestrial) and access the on-demand content of the various broadcasters.
- Quik - a handy free video editing app. It is made by GoPro and allows you to create montages including music, titles and effects of various kinds in a few taps. I told you how to use it in my GoPro app tutorial.
- PowerDirector - one of the best video editors available on Android. It allows you to cut, rotate and edit movies in various ways, almost as if you were operating from a PC. It's free, but watermarks your output movies. To remove this, and other limitations, it is necessary to make in-app purchases starting from 99 cents each. To learn more, check out my tutorial on video editing apps.
- Web Video Cast - great application to send online and offline videos to Chromecast. If you don't know what Chromecast is and how to use it, check out my tutorial on how Chromecast works.
Music and Audio App
Smartphones have replaced MP3 players for most users. In fact there are many music app available today to play music on your phone, edit music, download ringtones, play podcasts and listen to radio online.
- Poweramp - one of the best audio players for Android. It includes a 10-band equalizer, dedicated bass controls and automatic cover search. It costs € 3,99 but you can try it for free for 30 days. In my tutorial on apps for listening to Android offline music, I showed you how it works in more detail.
- Shuttle Music Player - another very interesting music player. It includes two equalizers and is characterized by a very elegant and intuitive interface. It's free, at least in its basic version which doesn't include the most advanced features. In my tutorial on apps to listen to Android offline music I told you about it in more detail.
- Spotify - the most popular music streaming service in the world. It allows you to access a rich catalog consisting of thousands of songs, albums and playlists for free for 30 days and then starting from 9,99 euros / month. It also allows you to download songs offline. In reality you can also use it for free, but by doing so you do not have the download functionality, the playback is interrupted by advertising messages and you cannot freely choose the songs to listen to (only the shuffle mode is active with the random selection of the songs played ). More info about it can be found in my post on how to use Spotify.
- YouTube Music - It's Google's answer to Spotify. You can use it for free for 30 or 90 days (depending on the promo in progress) and then it costs 9,99 euros / month.
- TuneIn Radio - one of the best apps to listen to free radio on smartphone. It allows you to access hundreds of stations from around the world and quickly find the songs of your interest. I told you about it in more detail in my guide on how to listen to free radio.
- Pocket Casts - one of the best podcast clients available on Android. It costs 2,99 euros.
- ZEDGE - very famous app that allows you to download free ringtones and set them as default ringtones on Android. I told you about it in more detail in my tutorial on ringtone applications.
- Triveous Voice Recorder - a great app to create voice recordings in WAV, AAC or M4A format and save them on Dropbox or Soundcloud, as well as locally on your device. In my post on the best voice recorder for PCs and smartphones, I showed you how it works in more detail.
Have you bought a Huawei smartphone to be able to work on the go? Then check out these productivity app: they will help you be productive even when you are away from home and can't stand in front of a PC.
- Microsoft Word - perhaps not everyone knows, but Microsoft Word, the famous word processing program developed by Microsoft, is available as a free application (provided you use a device with a screen size equal to or less than 10.1 ″) for devices Android. To use it, just authenticate with a free Microsoft account. Read my guide on how to download Word for free if you want to know more.
- Microsoft Excel - Microsoft Excel, the Office program dedicated to spreadsheets, is also available as a free app for Android devices up to 10.1 ″. If you want to know more, read my tutorial on how to download Excel for free.
- Microsoft PowerPoint - PowerPoint could certainly not be missing among the Office mobile apps, thanks to which it is possible to create and view presentations with extreme ease from smartphones and tablets. More information on how it works is available in my tutorial on how to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
- AndrOpen Office - this is a port for Android of OpenOffice.org, the famous suite for free productivity and open source alternative to Microsoft Office. It allows you to create text documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
- Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides - these are the official apps of Google's online suite. They allow you to create text documents, spreadsheets and presentations, respectively. They also support local file download and offline working mode. All free.
- Xodo PDF - is one of the best free PDF readers for Android with built-in editing functions. It allows you to insert notes, highlights, arrows and other elements in documents. I also told you about it in my post on PDF editing apps.
- Scanbot - one of the best applications to use the smartphone camera as a scanner. Automatically corrects the perspective of documents and applies effects and filters that allow you to enhance your scans in various ways. It's free, but to unlock advanced features, such as character recognition (OCR) and the creation of multi-page documents, you need to purchase the full version of the app, which costs 7,99 euros. Find out more about how the application works in my document scanner app tutorial.
- Google Translate - the "king" of translators. It allows you to translate even offline and via the smartphone camera in all languages of the world. I told you about it in more detail in my post on translating apps.
- Duolingo - excellent free application that allows you to learn the English language through a series of exercises to be done daily. More info about this can be found in my tutorial on learning English apps.
- Send Anywhere - is a free application that allows you to wirelessly transfer files to other smartphones, tablets or computers.
Travel and Transportation App
Smartphones are very useful tools when traveling, not only because they allow you to find the coordinates of the places to reach, but also because they can be used to find the most interesting places in a city, book trips at a discounted price and much more. Here, then, are some of the best travel and transport app that you can install on your Huawei terminal.
- Google Maps - the quintessential map application. It allows you to have directions for all the routes in the world (or almost). It also works offline, after downloading the maps to the device. To find out how to download Google Maps, read my in-depth analysis.
- Waze - one of the best free car navigators. It is distributed by Google and works with input from users, who can report accidents, traffic, speed cameras, gas prices and more. Requires an active Internet connection. If you want to know more, read my tutorial on how Waze works.
- TomTom - the official app of the TomTom navigator. It supports maps of over 150 countries, works offline and also reports traffic and speed cameras. It can be downloaded for free and used for 75Km per month, after which you need to subscribe to a paid subscription. More details on this can be found in my post on TomTom for Android.
- Moovit - a handy free app that lets you know which public transport to take to reach your destination. It supports buses and subways of all major Italian cities (and beyond) and reports delays and strikes in real time. I told you about it in more detail in my post on the best free browsers.
- Trainline EU - a very popular app that allows you to buy train travel at extremely low prices.
- Airbnb - the official Airbnb app, the very famous service to find beds and homes to rent for a few days. If you don't know what it is, read my tutorial on how Airbnb works.
- Uber - the official app of Uber, the private transport service that has been talked about (and still talked about) in newspapers and on TV. It is not yet available in all cities of Italy.
- TripAdvisor - another very famous app that allows you to discover the best clubs, hotels and restaurants nearby by showing the comments of customers who have already been there. In my tutorial on how to join TripAdvisor I told you about it in more detail.
- Skyscanner - application that allows you to find low-cost flights and hotels in just a few taps. I also told you about it in my tutorial on how to find low cost flights.
- BlaBlaCar - app that allows you to find private car rides and offer them, to reach a common destination, saving time and fuel.
System and Security App
- SD Maid - one of the best apps to free up space on Android. It allows you to clear the system cache, duplicate files and find large files on the smartphone memory. It's free, but to clean the cache of third-party apps you need to purchase the full version of the app, which costs 2,99 euros. If you want more details on how it works, read my post on how to free up space on Android.
- Files Go by Google - a free file manager developed by Google. It allows you to browse through the folders on your device and free up disk space by examining apps and files that occupy the most. It also includes a function to quickly transfer files from one device to another.
- Total Commander - one of the most advanced and complete file managers for Android. It's not beautiful to look at, but it offers everything you would expect from such an app.
- App2SD - application that allows you to force the movement of apps to SD on those Huawei devices that do not allow it. To learn more, read my guide on how to move apps to Huawei SD.
- Nova Launcher - one of the best launchers for Android. It's light and fast even on less powerful phones. Its full version, which also includes the possibility of creating folders in the drawer, costs 4,50 euros. More info here.
- Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus - Android includes Google Play Protect antimalware (accessible from the side menu of the Play Store), which is usually enough and more. If you feel you need to install additional security software, I recommend this. I told you more about it in my tutorial on the best antivirus for Android.
- Wakelock Detector - this is a free app that allows you to find out which apps most frequently “wake up” the phone's processor and lead to abnormal battery consumption. I explained how it works in my tutorial on how to save Android battery.
- Greenify - application that allows you to hibernate apps after a few minutes of inactivity in order to save battery. I also talked about this application in my tutorial on how to save Android battery.
- Titanium Backup - one of the best apps to backup apps and app data on Android. It is free, but a Pro version is also available (€ 6,49) that allows you to restore applications in series and perform other interesting operations. More details on how it works can be found in my tutorial on how to make an Android backup.
- Tasker - application for advanced users, which allows you to automate various operations on Android.
- Cerberus anti-theft - one of the best anti-theft apps for Android. It allows you to locate and control your smartphone remotely, take photos and videos from a distance, reactivate the GPS in case of deactivation and much more. You can try it for free for 7 days, after which you have to sign up for a paid subscription. I told you about it in more detail in my guide on how to track Android cellphone.
- Pushbullet - excellent app that allows you to share files wirelessly between smartphone and PC, view notifications on the computer and send / receive messages on the PC. It has a limit of 25MB per file and 2GB of storage overall, otherwise you have to pay. More info here.
- AirDroid - free app (in its basic version) that allows you to wirelessly transfer files between computers and smartphones or tablets, view Android notifications on your computer and control Android from a PC (only for rooted devices). Find more info about it in my post on how to manage Android from your PC
- Truecaller and Should I Answer - two great free apps that allow you to identify and block calls received from known annoyances, i.e. call centers, scammers and telemarketers. I explained how they work in my tutorial on how to block a number on Huawei.
- Whooming - another very useful app which, through the call forwarding technique, allows you to find out which numbers are hidden behind anonymous calls (those with a "private number"). I told you about it in great detail in my post on how to find out a private number after the call.
- 1Password and LastPass - two excellent password managers that allow you to store your login credentials to sites, social networks and online services in a safe place, protecting them with a master password. The first is paid, the second is free (at least in its basic version). To find out more, read my guide on password apps.
Do you usually shop online from your smartphone? No? Then you should get started - it's often much more convenient than shopping on a PC. And then, thanks to the shopping apps I'm about to recommend, you can also save a lot of money on various kinds of products: seeing is believing!
- PayPal - the official application of PayPal. If you have an account on this famous online payment platform, it will allow you to manage it, make online purchases and request or make payments easily. Read my guide on what is PayPal if you want to know more.
- Satispay - an Italian payment system accepted by numerous physical businesses and which allows you to obtain attractive discounts on various kinds of products.
- Amazon Shopping - the official Amazon app. It allows you to make purchases and check the status of your shipments. If you need a hand to know how to buy on Amazon, read my themed guide.
- GearBest Online Shopping and AliExpress Shopping App - the official apps of two well-known Chinese online stores that sell goods of all kinds at often very affordable prices.
- Groupon - the official Groupon app. It allows you to buy goods and services in groups, obtaining attractive discounts. If you want to know more, read my guide on how Groupon works.
- DoveConveni, PromoQui and Tiendeo - the best applications to display flyers with offers from nearby stores. I told you more about it in my post on saving apps.
- Zalando - well-known clothing and fashion store.
- Subito, Shpock and Kijiji by eBay - the apps related to the best classifieds sites. They allow you to buy and sell any type of good or service.
- eBay - I don't think it needs too many introductions. The official app of eBay, the most famous auction site in the world. More info here.
- AutoScout24 - the official AutoScout24 app, the best site for buying and selling used cars. I have told you in great detail in my posts on how to post an ad on AutoScout24 and how to edit an ad on AutoScout24.
- Just Eat - another very famous app that allows you to order food from many places in your city.