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Best Android apps of 2022: Features and links to download

While your Android device can do amazing things right out of the box, the possibilities become endless when you add apps. Tap or click here for five apps that every Android user needs.

The list of amazing apps doesn’t end there. We’ve compiled some of the best Android apps of 2022 that you should check out. You’ll find innovation, excellent design and plenty of fun games.

Read on for some of the best apps you didn’t know you needed until now.

Best app overall: Dream

One of the biggest trends of 2022 was undoubtedly the AI art movement. Dream by WOMBO is one of the best options.

The premise is simple. After plugging in a natural language prompt and choosing an art style, you’ll be instantly rewarded with an AI-generated rendition of whatever you ask for. With a premium account, you’ll enjoy access to a much wider selection of styles and the ability to adjust your output after seeing it.

The capability of the algorithm is honestly pretty impressive. There’s no better way to cap off the year.

Best app chosen by users: BeReal

Unlike apps like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, BeReal users don’t choose when and what to post to their social media feeds. The app does. Huh?

You read that right. Once a day, BeReal sends a notification to your phone randomly, prompting you to snap a photo of whatever you happen to be doing at the time. No tricks. No fakeness. Only your real life.

It’s a concept we love, and the forced posting model makes for a much more interesting account of your daily life than an endless (and phony-feeling) highlight reel. You’ll be surprised by how much fun it is, especially after looping your friend group into the platform.

Best app for fun: PetStar

Is your furry companion a star in the making? PetStar provides the creative outlet you both deserve. You’ll find some of the most popular songs in the world alongside filters, stickers and lip sync templates you can apply to any photo of your pet. This is a must-have app for all pet lovers.

Best app for personal growth: Breathwrk

Breathwrk isn’t your average guided meditation app. It focuses on one vital aspect of wellness. Many Americans aren’t exactly attuned to how their breathing quality impacts everything from mood to sleep to cognitive acuity.

Visual, on-screen cues walk you through breathing exercises geared toward several goals. Calming breaths, breaths of gratitude, breaths to greet the morning and breathing for anxiety all take different forms and patterns. Breathwrk helps you master each approach for a higher quality of life.

You‘ll find hundreds of exercises and classes to try. It’s like the Duolingo of breathing, and you’ll be amazed by what a difference it makes.

Best app for everyday essentials: Plant Parent

Earlier this year, we covered some of the best apps for pet owners, including one that can help you diagnose and treat an accident through first aid. Now, we’re here with a similar app for plant owners.

Plant Parent is more than a simple plant identification app. It can be used to create a schedule for your entire collection. Watering, trimming and fertilization schedules are all collated and kept in one place for easy access, ensuring you never miss a beat. You can even assess whether your plants are getting enough sunlight.

One fascinating feature has got to be the app’s plant illness identifier. If a leaf turns out of season, you’ll be able to gain some insight by snapping a photo and consulting this app’s extensive database. 

Best hidden gem app: Recover Athletics

Recover Athletics is the industry’s answer to star athletes who may push themselves to the point of injury. Maximize your athletic performance with reminders to stretch, quick first-aid tips and workout routine outlines dedicated to your core focus areas. It helps with mobility, weight loss, muscle gain and more.

Members will also have access to many tips and articles donated by real athletes and the doctors who keep them healthy. There’s everything you’ll need in a helpful fitness app, such as fitness trackers and journals you can use to track progress, guided by an award-winning algorithm.

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