These are the essential Android apps you need, whether you’re outfitting the latest Pixel phone or plugging along with a much older device.
I’ve come to think of the Google Play app store a little like a galaxy. From a distance, the sheer number of apps is staggering, making it hard to taken in all at once. But zoom in on any one of those apps, and the distance between them, in terms of quality and what they offer, is vast. Consider: If you looked at an app from Google Play every second, without stopping, it would take more than 23 days to see them all. That’s hardly a good use of time. So instead I present this list, the 100 essential apps that you need, whether you’re on the best and newest Android phone or still plodding along on a dusty tablet.