What are your favorite apps that nobody seems to know about?

What are your favorite apps that nobody seems to know about?
Hello, distinguished readership of PhoneArena! When our heads and hands aren't busy covering the latest developments in smartphoneland, we like to indulge in a little hobby of ours - hunt down hidden gem apps for Android and iOS. 

We all know there's a whole universe beyond Google and Apple's gargantuan app stores. We also know that it is not only high profile, everyone-uses-them apps that are worthy of our attention. Just look at our 10 fantastic Android & iOS apps & games that no one has probably told you about, or 5 prime Android apps you won't find in the Google Play Store selections. 

There are so many hidden gems out there that we have some serious trouble wading through everything! So, how about you give us a hand? Tell us about your favorite "underground" apps that not many, if anyone at all seems to know about. 

Use the comments section and give your own favorite apps some much needed exposure!



1. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Silly Blocks on android is pretty fun and unknown

23. justsomeguy

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

It has only one download (which I assume is you), so it definitely qualifies as unknown. May be fun anyway though.

2. gaming64 unregistered

Vert. An offline converter app that is so accurate in converting anything from currency too sqare roots.

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Thanks bro I been looking for somethin like that

35. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Unit Converter Ultimate. light weight easy to use converter

3. limporgyuk

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Widgetsoid for toggles & app launching

4. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

feem lite is an android app an extention to its windows software. i use it to send files on computer just like we use xender on android. another app is fairly popular but still i would like to mention Multiwindow sidebar an extention to xholofloating multiwindow xposed module.

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012


6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Convertit, best converter app on Play Store imo but only 100k downloads when I last checked.

7. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

Seesmic, cycles through twitter updates in a home screen widget

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1566; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Onkyo HF player, the music player that cares about quality and not GUI gimmicks.

9. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Android:roundR screen dimmer WP:Block 3x easy transfer

10. waddup121 unregistered


18. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Not bashing it, honestly, but do people people outside of middle/highschool/college use whisper?

11. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Drastic DS Emulator. An emulator for the Nintendo DS. Works really well on most Android phones, even better than on my PC!

21. ericnichols1999

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Great app, but I'd describe Drastic as well known

28. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah it was one of the top selling apps for several weeks when it came out. Definitely not an unknown app.

12. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Drupe for managing contacts

13. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Another vote for DRUPE here. It's amazing how simple/fast/useful it is. I wonder how long it will take, to make it to stock/modded ROMs.


Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

SwipePad Heard about it once when it first came out years ago. Never again. Always one of the first things I set up on my new phone. Just a little bit faster way to get to my most used apps from literally any and every screen.

16. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I dont' really know how many people know about these but I use them. (Android) *Dialer one , the best dialer for my need... *Music Folder Player Free, music player, since I have a lot folder with selected songs I don't like players when they organize songs by album, artist, etc. ... so I love this, you browse and play entire folders, I'm not sure you can do this on ios and wp as far as I know but maybe it is available now already *Gif Me! gif maker, lots of fun...

17. stuffnnonsense

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Cool reader it's free, reads almost every format of book,even off the sd card,and best of all doesn't suck your battery dead

19. HildyJ

Posts: 342; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Simon Tatham's Puzzles by Chris Boyle. A collection of puzzles from Minesweeper to Sudoku (although with different names, presumably for trademark considerations). Free and Open Source. No ads, no unnecessary permissions, no Internet connection required. Also all puzzles are generated internally so you don't have to download "puzzle packs." You can vary the difficulty, automatically save and resume puzzles, undo moves, etc. Also, if you like crosswords, Shortyz Crosswords which pulls crosswords off a variety of websites.

20. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Infinit - Transfer photos and video between a Mac, PC, iPhone, and Android device. AutomateIt - Set up automatic actions for your phone to perform based on certain triggers Omni Swipe - Perform quick actions by swiping from the side of of your phone to pull up an actions list. Rewards - Complete surveys that pay you in Google Play credits. I've made enough money to buy premium apps for free. FotMob - Follow soccer matches from around the world, set up alerts, listen to live commentary, view stats for certain leagues and teams, and follow soccer news. BetMob - Bet virtual money on soccer matches and compete against friends. Cash - Send and receive money between people without any fees (unless you're a business). You get $5 for free if you use it the first time. Facer & Watchmaker - Download unofficial watch faces for Android Wear and create your own watch faces.

26. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

I've come across AutomateIt before. How does it compare to Tasker?

22. ericnichols1999

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 21, 2014


24. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Brilliant work, fellas! Keep the good stuff coming.

25. IvanBoring

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Resizeable CalWidget. Have used it for many years, and in my opinion the best calendar widget..

27. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

Appsi- an app drawer complete with search in a sidebar accessible from any screen App Swap- a similar app drawer with search and other features accessible everywhere Smart Task Launcher- an overlay and launcher that can be customized for gesture navigation and quick launching apps and shortcuts Custom Notification EX- add app, widget, and shortcuts to notification drawer Bento- a cool launcher that replicates Google Now with smart cards on the home page Quick Shortcut Maker- create shortcut from the activities of a certain app, opening many new possible actions at your fingertips

29. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Xtender, Wemail, Boxer, Type mail (formerly Bluemail), Easy Note, Camu, WeCal, Wave Calendar, Diaro, Better Diary, Cloud Magic, Camera 360, Hike, Coco, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Instagram, DaumMail, WeChat, BBM, Camera360, Befunky, Aviary, Pixlr xpress, Repix, Gifme, KingSoft Office, Office Suite Pro 8.0, Outlook for Android, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word for Tablet/Phone, Tumblr, VIBER, Mymail, Telegram, Dolphin Browser, Trello, Sketch by Sony, Sketchbook Pro, Issuu, VivaVideo, VLC for android, Gmail, Google Office Suite Apps, Wunderlist, Ticktack to do, Todoist, Moldiv, MusicXmatch, TTpod, Play Music, Twitter, Wanelo, Fotor, SnapChat, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, Google Drive, Cord, Cupslise, Drippler, Chrome, Firefox, Polaris Office, Shazam, SoundCloud, SoundHound, Adobe Pdf, Som Note, TripAdvisor, Swipes, Any.Do, Cal, Google Calendar, Music Maker Jam, IMDB, Camscanner, Lens, FaceBook messenger, Infinite Painter, Aldiko, Moon Plus reader, Path, Stumbleupon, Flipboard, Yahoo apps, Navmii, Team viewer, Wallet, Money Lover, Gmaps, YouTube, Wikipedia, WordPress, UC Browser, Maxton Browser, Shuttle, SoundWave, Plants VS Zombies 2, Cut the Rope2, Skyrocket, Skype, Snapseed, Here Maps, Push Bullet, Google+, Hangouts.. There you go I went too far I guess, but for me it's not just about unknown apps but it's also about apps that are known and that people just choose to ignore, I can bet you on my last cent you will love these, I have given you the list of the most beautiful android apps.. Wait make that the most beautiful and functional apps in the world.. Trendsetters... Bravo to the designers who did this work.

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