Utility Apps

“Nifty” doesn’t even begin to describe our picks for some of the best utility apps. We’ve got phone finders, battery savers, taxi snatchers and even an app that repels mosquitoes. Yup, the power of technology is astounding.

Be prepared to add some new tools to your app arsenal. The best utility apps take ordinary tasks and make them extraordinary. Take a phone call, for instance. With the right communication apps, such as Sidecar or Skype, you can turn regular calls into more personal, visual interactions, making business trips away from the family much more manageable.

These useful apps also make the act of purchasing—whether you’re buying dinner at a restaurant or indulging in a new pair of shoes—much more manageable. With helpful calculator apps, you can quickly determine the correct tips and discounts to be applied to your bill. Don’t forget to shop around with handy coupon apps so you can locate the best price on a particular item.

At the very least, we urge you to download a battery-saving app, the most popular type of utility app on The Recapp. What’s the point of downloading other apps when you don’t even have enough data on your device to use them? Battery savers such as Android Booster and GreenPower premium let you know how much juice your phone is using, and they offer helpful tips to make the most out of your device.

Bing

Bing

Microsoft’s continuing effort to create a different kind of search engine pays off.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Haze

Haze

Get a clear, audiovisual forecast.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Jelly

Jelly

Social media meets search engine.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

PasswordBox

PasswordBox

Save all of your password information in one spot and share it with loved ones when you pass. You say morbid, we say clever!

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Dashlane

Dashlane

Keep your information secure, without the hassle.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Bad Date Rescue

Bad Date Rescue

A fake phone call to save you from a bad date.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Confide

Confide Editor's Choice

Shh! Keep your messages a secret.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

RailBandit

RailBandit

Find all the train schedules you need at your fingertips with this app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

DynamicNotifications

DynamicNotifications

Get detailed onscreen notifications for Android smartphones and tablets.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Google Drive

Google Drive Editor's Choice

Create new documents and store, access and edit existing files on your mobile device.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

TaskPaper

TaskPaper

The app for list-makers who want a paper-like experience.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Buycott

Buycott

Track and alter your purchasing habits to support causes.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

DU Battery Saver

DU Battery Saver

Keep your Android phone off life support with this top battery saving app.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Battery Life Pro

Battery Life Pro

If you want a battery-saver app with a flashy interface, download Battery Life Pro.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Battery HD

Battery HD

Check out your battery life status with this super simple app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Battery Boost Magic

Battery Boost Magic

Put a few new battery-life-maximizing tricks up your sleeve with this app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Advanced Task Killer

Advanced Task Killer

Designed to save battery life and stop automated processes within Android, giving the user more control.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Easy Battery Saver

Easy Battery Saver

An app designed to optimize your smartphone’s battery usage and power consumption.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Battery Doctor

Battery Doctor

Somebody call a doctor, because my battery’s about to die!

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Hostel World

Hostel World

Research and book affordable accommodations at 35,000 hostels, hotels and B&Bs worldwide.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Dolphin Browser

Dolphin Browser

Dolphins are fast, beautiful and smart. And so is this app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Firefox

Firefox Browser for Android

Firefox is better than ever for your Android device, offering quick speed and endless customization all in one sleek package.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

SwiftKey

SwiftKey

Modern, sleek and scarily intelligent, this might be the last keyboard app you need to download.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Swype Keyboard

Swype Keyboard

A keyboard brought to you by the originators of swipe texting.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

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