Even though its been a few years since Material Design landed on Android, a ton of apps are yet to fully embrace the new standard of the breathtaking yet functional feature. If you are looking to upgrade your smartphone to this feel of Android, then here are a few of the best Android Material Design apps that can help:
CloudMagic Email and Calendar
Earning its spot as one of Android’s best third party apps for emails, CloudMagic Email and Calendar offers more than just emailing capabilities. Featuring a healthy dose of Material Design, it comes with a unified inbox as well as support for most email system standards. It allows you to create a CloudMagic account for free, which is then automatically synced to all your other email addresses or accounts on multiple devices. CloudMagic also provides a plugin system that helps you boost your productivity, as well as serve as your calendar.
Evernote is unarguably among the most efficient apps for note-taking available on the Android platform, and to top it off, its gorgeus Material Design is definitely something to brag about. In case you are missing out on its advantages, Evernote offers a host of features that optimize your note-taking experience in so many ways. Moving from the traditional way of taking notes, it includes the ability to create or attach picture notes, video notes, text notes, lists, along with audio notes. It comes with multiple device syncing support, collaboration support, cross-platform support and so much more. Whether you opt for the free version or the spruced up premium version, its an overall solid option.
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Aside from being the primary Google cloud storage service, Google Drive also includes direct integration to other Google services including Google Photos, Google Keep, Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Sheets. The app provides easy access and perusal of all the files that have been stored on your Google Drive account, along with giving you management options for your account such the the ability to purchase more storage space if you wish to. It is among the best apps to really show off how Material Design can contribute to an app’s functionality.
If you are on a quest for a media streaming app but with a bit of color and personality, then LocalCast is your best bet. LocalCast is is designed to stream the local media content found on your Android device on to your Chromecast. Apart from its ease of use, the app is entirely for free. The app comes with support for a wide variety of smart TVs, including Xbox One and Apple TV, which means it is basically compatible with almost any device that is integrated with DNLA/UPnP support. With the app, you can cast videos, photos and music, and also make use of its subtitles support. All of this of course is wrapped up in the beauty of Material Design.
Slack is messaging service built for all forms of communcation among businesses. Among its many useful features, it comes with abilities such as the attachment and sharing of files of almost any format, along with the ability to create chat rooms to suit different topics to avoid conflicts in communication. To incorporate even more functionality, it has features various plugins such as Google Drive, Asana, Giphy and many more. With great efficiency, the app is also easy on the eye.
Solid Explorer is gradually gaining a strong hold in the file manager department. It comes with a solid assortment of features such as support for a wide range of cloud storage websites, support for archived files, along with support for WebDav, CIFS, SFTP, FTP and SMB. Furthermore, it features navigation between two panels, root permissions, and its wrapped up in a cocoon of Material Design. Solid Explorer will cost you $1.99 but there is free version to explore its worthiness.
Wally has had a rough patch in the past. It blasted out with a lot of hype considered as the original Material Design app for picking up wallpapers. After its host site shut down, Wally was left out in the cold. Seemingly, all this is history, as the app is back better than ever and is a great source of Material Design as well a good place to browse for wallpapers.
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