Launched earlier this month, Nothing Phone 2 retains its iconic see-through design with a unique Glyph panel while upgrading its processor to the more powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Prices for the Phone 2 start at Rs 44,999 for the 128GB storage variant and go up to Rs 54,999 for the 512GB version. In this article, we bring you the top 10 apps that you should download first on your new Nothing Phone 2.
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There aren’t many apps that are more important and essential than WhatsApp. While iOS may have iMessage, WhatsApp is as close as you can get to a ‘universal’ messenger for Android. The recently introduced ‘chat lock’ feature allows you to password-protect your conversations and keep them hidden from prying eyes. The messenger can be used on up to four devices at one time.
Feem is a great app to transfer files between your smartphone and computer. If you are a Mac user, this app will be of great use. Feem transfers files over a WiFi connection 50 times faster than a Bluetooth transfer. If you don’t have a WiFi network at home, you can easily connect with a device using your smartphone’s WiFi hotspot. Once you start using Feem, you’ll never need a USB cable for file transfer again.
Nothing Phone 2 brings its own special twist to stock Android OS, but for the most part, its aesthetic isn’t radically different from other Android smartphones. If you want to personalise your phone’s home screen, using Nova Launcher is the best way to go about it. Using Nova Launcher, you can customise even the minutest parts of your phone’s home screen. One of our favourite features is the ability to place app icons between grid cells, which opens the door to a range of possibilities. The potential for creating a unique look for the home screen is limitless.
Todoist is one of the better planner apps that we have used for Android. What makes Todoist so versatile is that it can be linked to other productivity apps like Calendar, Gmail, Slack, Outlook, and more. You can easily add entries to your to-do lists and track them as time goes on. You can also set up visual task priority levels to manage your time better. Working on a task with someone else? Set up a collaborative project with them. Todoist can do it all!
You may already be familiar with Zomato as one of the biggest food delivery and restaurant aggregator apps, but that’s not the reason why it is on this list. Zomato is one of the few apps that can make use of the Glyph lighting on the back panel of the Nothing Phone 2 as a progress bar. When you place an order, you can track its ETA on one of the lighting strips on your phone. As of now, only a few apps can use the Glyph interface for this purpose, but more developers are working on optimising their apps for this unique back panel design.
If you value privacy over everything else, DuckDuckGo should be your web browser of choice. It prevents most 3rd party cookies from tracking your internet activity. DuckDuckGo also forces websites to use an HTTPS connection, safeguarding your data from malicious entities. You can also choose to clear all your current tabs and browsing data with a very accessible fire button.
You may have your preferred smartphone keyboard that you’re unwilling to change no matter what, but Microsoft Swiftkey may finally be able to change your mind. Right now, Swiftkey is the only Android keyboard with seamlessly integrated AI functions that are accessible to use and also make a lot of sense. Using Bing AI, you can now change the tone of your texts to suit the conversation. Need to send a quick work mail? Simply type the essential information and let Bing AI compose it in a more formal manner.
SeriesGuide: show manager
With so many OTT and media streaming apps around, it can get hard to keep track of what you have been watching. Looking for a particular movie title across different OTT apps can also be a chore in itself. SeriesGuide simplifies this process by keeping a record of your watched TV episodes and movie titles. You can also look up a show and see find out where you can stream it online. If you share a Netflix account with multiple people and don’t like that your watch history is filled with other people’s entries, SeriesGuide is the app for you.
Microsoft Lens produces high-quality scans of documents, turning them into detailed PDFs. If you want to digitize your notes without any loss of quality, Microsoft Lens is the way to go. The digitized files can be uploaded directly to OneDrive or saved in the local storage of your device. You can take live images of a page of text or import images directly from your phone’s gallery.
Zedge contains one of the biggest digital libraries of wallpapers, alarm tones, ringtones, and stickers. You can find millions of free HD wallpapers across different genres on this app. Zedge covers all your personalisation needs, bringing you an exhaustive collection of content. You can also use Zedge to auto-select a new background that changes at selected intervals.
These are the top 10 apps that you should download first on your new Nothing Phone 2. In India, Nothing Phone 2 is exclusively available on Flipkart at a starting price of Rs 44,999. Which app are you most excited to use on your new Phone 2? Let us know in the comments!
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