Samsung’s latest flagship is out there, and thanks to a clever mix of hardware and software specs, the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus are great out of the box. But if you ask us, pre-installed apps are never enough to get the most out of your phone. Sure, unofficial apps (yes, Instagram, I’m looking at you) help improve the phone experience, but you also need your share of productivity apps to amplify your productivity.
However, choosing apps for your smartphone is never an easy task, especially with fake apps making their rounds. Don’t worry, we are here to make the job easier for you.
This post will rank the best apps for the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus to help you use your phone like a pro.
- 1 1. Never forget Reminders: NOTEPIN
- 2 2. Let your messages stay private: Signal
- 3 3. TYPE LIKE A PRO: TYPEWISE KEYBOARD
- 4 4. Farewell to search: AIO LAUNCHER
- 5 5. TAKING PHOTOS LIKE THE MANAGERS: SNAPSEED
- 6 6. Filters: PICSART
- 7 7. Hello IQ: SMS ORGANIZER
- 8 8. Home screen making: CREATIVE
- 9 Use your GALAXY S21 like a pro
1. Never forget Reminders: NOTEPIN
Are you someone who often forgets to complete their tasks even after setting a reminder? If yes, then you should definitely give Notepin a try.
Notepin is one of the best productivity apps out there. Unlike other reminder apps, this app not only lets you set reminders and add tasks, but also lets you pin your important notes to the notification bar. Fabulous, isn’t it?
This way, you will be reminded of the task whenever you drag the notification window down. And given the times we pull down the notification bar, it would be trusting me more than once in a day. In short, it will be more like Sticky Notes on your phone.
You can also customize your notes based on their priority and how you want them to appear on the notification bar.
2. Let your messages stay private: Signal
Signal Private Messenger comes from the home of open source systems, the company that powers the end-to-end encryption technology in WhatsApp Messenger and Facebook Messenger. These messaging apps are the app for you, especially if you want something secure.
Like most modern apps, this app offers several features like self-destructing messages, quote messages, screen security (prevents anyone from taking screenshots), and even lets you unsend messages.
In addition, your data on the message, including your calls and data, is encrypted.
3. TYPE LIKE A PRO: TYPEWISE KEYBOARD
It would not be wrong to say that the keyboard app is one of the most used apps in the Samsung Galaxy S21 series phone. And naturally, you would want the keyboard app to correctly predict your words.
Typewise is a keyboard intended for manual use. Wait, let that not stop you from trying this keyboard app, because the features are definitely attractive.
Not only do you get bigger keys (yes!), but you also get tons of customizable actions in the form of swipes. For example, you can use swipes to delete text, capitalize text, open emojis, and more. Fabulous, isn’t it?
Most importantly, Typewise does not take any permissions, so your data remains safe. Well, the honeycomb layout might sound weird, but trust me you won’t regret the change.
So if you don’t like Google Gboard or are sick of the weird expectations of Microsoft Swiftkey, it’s time to make the switch.
Download Typewise Keyboard
4. Farewell to search: AIO LAUNCHER
Another great app for your new Samsung Galaxy S21 series phone is the AIO player. It does not follow the stock policy for other launcher applications. Instead, it displays everything possible on the main screen.
So, from the apps and notifications you use the most to the time and weather information, you can find it all here. And don’t be surprised if you also find a Google feed or a Twitter feed on your home screen.
And yes, there are plenty of customization options.
It’s a great productivity hack where you don’t have to search for any app in particular. Everything you access frequently is just one click away.
5. TAKING PHOTOS LIKE THE MANAGERS: SNAPSEED
Now, Galaxy S21 series smartphones come with an amazing array of cameras, and it would be a shame if you couldn’t use them to their full potential. Aside from the usual features like 108MP photos and the ability to take portrait panoramic photos, the Galaxy S21 camera can take RAW photos. That’s when Snapseed appears in the photo.
This photo editing app from Google allows you to edit these RAW photos (as well as others) to your heart’s content. In fact, if you know your way around the app, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it gives desktop-level photo editors a run for their money.
It is easy to use and has a large number of features. From HDR Scape to Selective Adjust, it gives you plenty to work on your magic. Fabulous, isn’t it?
6. Filters: PICSART
If you don’t want to spend a lot of time editing photos and want instant results, PicsArt is the perfect choice for your Samsung Galaxy S21. This filter has plenty of ready-made filters and photo effects to make your work easier.
And this is not the end of the story. In fact, one of our favorite tools is the sticker tool. Yes, I have read that. With this, you can make a sticker from any photo. And to take things even further, you can place this “sticker” on other photos as well.
Besides, PicsArt has a lot to explore and if you are the kind of person who loves to take and edit photos, Snapseed and PicsArt should be at the top of your list.
7. Hello IQ: SMS ORGANIZER
The Galaxy S21 and S21 come bundled with Google Messages. Although this is a decent messaging app in itself, but if you really want a messaging app with a dash of intelligence, Microsoft SMS Organizer is a great choice.
As its name suggests, it helps you to organize all your incoming messages and make your inbox free of clutter.
It categorizes messages using machine learning and categorizes them into custom tabs. For example, promotional messages go to a different tab, and so do all bank transaction messages. And in order not to miss your personal messages, there is also a dedicated personal tab.
And this is not the end of the story. The good part is that SMS Organizer does not notify you of spam messages. In short, there is no distraction and total productivity. Winning, right?
8. Home screen making: CREATIVE
Now, if you want complete customization and a community for like-minded users to customize your home screen, you can’t go wrong with Creative. These apps allow you to find thousands of wallpapers, ringtones, and home screen designs created and shared by other users.
You can also share your own content and, most importantly, download the content of other users. Most of the content is free, and the best part is that even if you are afraid of downloading stuff from the app, you will get the idea to design your phone’s home screen or lock screen and give it a whimsical touch.
Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a great display, it would be a shame to let such a neat home screen have a plain look, wouldn’t it?
Use your GALAXY S21 like a pro
These were some of the apps that you can install on your Samsung Galaxy S21 to use it like a pro. Sure, these aren’t the only apps out there.
If you are a fan of wallpaper apps, you can explore AMOLED wallpaper apps. However, if you want to improve your productivity further, you can give apps like Notion a chance.