We all know Android users don’t live on video games alone, so we also wanted to put together a list of the best apps released in 2021. As smartphone features improve, the possibilities when it comes to using your device for different uses multiply. As a result, this year, we’ve come across an enormously wide range of tools that have made it possible to enhance photos, surf the Internet at full speed, connect with people and make plans. Here are the award-winning apps in our Uptodown Awards!

Smartphone photo with WOMBO app on the screen


Here’s one of the Android browsers that have most evolved in recent years. Vivaldi offers you a lightweight browser that lets you surf the Internet at max speed from any smartphone. And you’ll do it using a simple interface that lets you organize and group tabs efficiently. You can even take notes while browsing and adapt the theme to your liking. It’s an excellent option if you want to visit any website securely while keeping your data safe. [Download]

Vivaldi screenshots


In these stressful times, mental health plays a major role in all of our lives. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to access therapy with a professional. To help solve this problem, 2021 has brought us a really useful tool. Yana is a virtual assistant that will give you tips and advice to help overcome states of anxiety or depression, manage emotions or get over a breakup. Although the app can’t replace a psychology professional, it does aim to be of great help to identify thoughts and work with your mind. The entire process is carried out through a chat communication system that involves giving answers to the robot to create routines. [Download]

Yana's illustration


This is one of the biggest surprises of 2021. Who would have thought that a social network based solely on audio was going to explode the download figures in the face of the unstoppable proliferation of audiovisuals? With Clubhouse, you can join voice chat rooms that make it easy to talk about any subject with friends, acquaintances, or people you have yet to meet. However, the delay in launching the app on Android caused this platform to lose steam as the months have gone by. [Download]

Clubhouse screenshots


We couldn’t forget about this app for creating fun movements in photos. The arrival of Wombo was huge, offering the possibility to turn yourself into characters with a whole lot of rhythm. This app uses a system of effects based on artificial intelligence to generate surreal “deepfakes.” It’ll only take you a few seconds to move your facial features to the rhythm of “I will survive” or “I feel good”. Best of all, these videos hardly take up any space and can quickly be shared via messaging tools or social networks. [Download]

WOMBO app screenshots

StoryZ Photo Motion

You can also add motion to static photos using StoryZ. This app lets you draw different lines on each image to mark the trajectory of each effect. This way you can animate each snapshot as a whole or mark certain parts of the frame to customize the compositions. In fact, the editor even lets you select only the background to make the subjects appear passive on top of a pixelated dance going on behind them. [Download]

Screenshots of StoryZ app for Android


Balance aims to give you that breath of fresh air that your mind needs from time to time. From the main screen, you’ll have access to different sections with numerous exercises. Using these meditation sessions, the idea is to eventually reduce stress and anxiety levels and concentrate with less effort. Plus, the app offers tons of relaxing sounds that you can listen to from an in-app player. In short, it’s one of the best-guided meditation apps for Android that’s come out in 2021. [Download]

Screenshots of Balance app for Android


With Speechify, your smartphone can read any text aloud. Unlike other similar tools, this app offers dozens of voices and languages that are generated using a sophisticated AI. This technology makes it possible to hear each written fragment read aloud by narrators who string the words together in a natural way. Furthermore, the app allows you to use the device’s camera to capture the content of books in physical format. Step aside, Loquendo! [Download]

Screenshots of Speechify app

My Diary – Journal, Diary, Daily Journal with Lock

Writing a diary isn’t only for youngsters anymore. If you want to keep your memories safe, My Diary is a perfect option to write down virtually everything that happens in your day-to-day life. The app includes dozens of stickers and elements that you can place on each of the pages to create a very complete book. [Download]

Screenshots of My Diary app for Android


Filling your home with plants is always a good option if you want to bring a bit of nature into your home. Blossom is a fantastic app that will help you identify each plant species to provide you with basic care and tips. All you have to do is take a picture of each plant for the app to generate watering routines and give you advice about basic care. This way, you’ll be able to make sure your plants thrive without having to ask that relative who always seems to know how to save every sprout. [Download]

Screenshots of Blossom app for Android

PhotoRoom Studio

This is a photo editing app that’s focused on product sales and personal branding. PhotoRoom provides you with multiple templates to help you enhance your profile image by highlighting your face and adding the background you like best. Likewise, the app includes dozens of mockups for creating attractive montages to advertise the different products you offer in your business. And you can do all this without having to resort to more complex programs that require technical knowledge. [Download]

PhotoRoom app screenshots


If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a Pixar character or appearing in an episode of The Simpsons, then get ready for your dreams to come true. With ToonMe, it’s extremely easy to transform yourself into an animated character without investing time in the design process. All you have to do is select one of the available templates and the tool’s AI will take care of everything. In a matter of seconds, you’ll have impressive creations that even let you add text, effects, and extra animations. [Download]

ToonMe app screenshots

Voilà AI Artist

Along the same lines as the previous app, this tool with a French name will let you act as a painter to transform your images into attractive illustrations. Using the app’s artificial intelligence, it will only take you a few moments to see yourself transformed into a character drawn with pastel colors. If you want to experiment, you can also modify the pictorial style to create compositions that resemble a Renaissance painting or an impressionist work of art. [Download]

Screenshots of Voilà AI Artist as one of the best apps for Android

Motion Ninja

It’s getting easier and easier to edit videos on your Android device. Motion Ninja is one of the best audiovisual editors for smartphones that 2021 has brought us, thanks, in part, to how easy it is to use. You just have to add clips to the timeline to create a production to which you can add filters, sounds, text, or different transitions. Plus, the tool offers the option of exporting the final result in whatever format you want, for full compatibility. [Download]

Motion Ninja screenshots


The creators of the popular editor Prisma now bring another tool that expands the possibilities when it comes to retouching snapshots. With Lensa, you’ll have a sophisticated interface that includes all the necessary tools to professionalize each image. You’ll find everything from the option of blurring backgrounds to the existence of multiple filters and settings for correcting imperfections and enhancing certain aspects of the photo. You’ll even find a section specialized in selfies to make your face look even more attractive. [Download]

Screenshots of Lensa app for Android


Vimage goes one step further and incorporates dynamic effects in its new tool, Expose. By exploring the multiple free filters included in the app, you’ll be able to give a personal touch to each and every photo. This is one of those apps that will delight users looking to surprise followers with groundbreaking cyberpunk-looking editions or psychedelic backgrounds. Abstract art and surrealism inspire many of the effects that you can incorporate in your photos using this app. [Download]

Screenshots of Expose app for Android


Translated by Sarah Odebralski


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