If you just got a brand new smartphone, regardless of the platform, there are those essential apps that you just need to have running. Whether you got an Android smartphone or a brand new iPhone, both marketplaces are full of useful apps that you can make use of right away to enrich your mobile experience.

Google Now Launcher — Google is always looking to enhance the Android experience, and that’s precisely why the Google Now Launcher is one of the most essential apps for your smartphone. The launcher creates the appearance of stock old Android, enabling you to customize the home screen and install a number of useful features, including Google cards and voice activation.

Twilight — according to research, people who are frequently using electronic gadgets before sleeping often suffer from morning restlessness. This is more so caused by the bright glow smartphones and other electronics have, which in turn disturbs deep sleep. Twilight is an essential Android application that just comes in to correct that. It reduces the brightness of your device over the course of the day, killing the harshness of the glow as night creeps in and it gets late. At the end of the day, this can go a long way towards enhancing your sleep patterns and reducing eye strain.

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Clean Master — if you’ve used a not-so-powerful Android smartphone anytime, then you understand that at some point, you’ll need to do something to make sure it doesn’t lag when playing 3D games. More so, your Android device may just seem to run out of space, such that you’re not able to install new applications. Clean Master is the perfect application to keep your Android smartphone clutter-free, fast and optimized. You can also even use it in the most powerful smartphones too. The application also comes with a host of cool privacy constructs, which all the same enhance your smartphone experience.

Evernote — Evernote has been a really definitive Android application that allows you to take notes and record web clippings. You get a universal way to access your important notes, ideas, etc. without being restricted by the proximate availability of your smartphone.  You also get a browser plugin that synchronizes with the mobile application, so you get your files everywhere.

Swiftkey — Swiftkey is among the most essential apps for and Android smartphone. Swiftkey might be many things, but it’s definitely the best Android keyboard app. Although a third party application, Swiftkey will make your typing much easier with a prediction engine that learns from your social profiles.

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