It’s that time of the year again when Google is about to come out with its flagship Pixel smartphones. Many of you have probably pre-ordered it already and can’t wait to get your hands on the new avatar of the Pixel. The Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro feature the powerful Google Tensor G2 processor and a very impressive camera unit. Once you unbox your Pixel 7, there is nothing better to do than put the specs to the test by using different apps. So without further ado, here are the top 10 apps to download first on your Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
With a camera unit that rivals that of the iPhone 14, you will want a photo editing app that takes the images taken by your Google Pixel 7 Pro to the next level. Google’s very own Snapseed app works wonders on the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. With Snapseed, you get a complete photo editor. The app boasts 29 tools and filters including healing, brush, structure, HDR and perspective. While the Pixel has a decent built-in photo editor, Snapseed offers users more control over how the images look. What’s better is that Snapseed is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Manual Camera: DSLR Camera Pro
While we’re talking about the Google Pixel 7’s superior camera unit, we cannot miss out on one of the best camera apps around. The Manual Camera app costs Rs 330, but if you’re a serious photographer that wants to get the most out of your Pixel’s camera, we suggest you go for it. Manual Camera allows you to have total control over your phone’s camera, giving you the option to control the ISO, shutter speed, exposure, manual focus, and other features. There’s also a Manual Camera Lite app that you can download on the Google Play Store for free.
The punch hole cutout for the front camera on the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro opens up all sorts of possibilities for fun apps. The Energy Ring app displays a coloured ring around the front camera which also acts as the battery level indicator. When your phone is fully charged, the ring will fully wrap around the front camera. As the battery level goes down, the ring shrinks and changes colour. You can also change the thickness, animation, and colour of the ring as well.
Get more control over how your Pixel’s home screen looks and behaves with the Nova Launcher. If you’re not a fan of the standard stock Android experience, use the Nova Launcher to make changes to the icon themes and app drawer. Some users often complain about the Google Pixel lacking the ‘double tap to lock screen feature’, which is one of the most used gestures in most Android phones. With Nova Launcher you can assign various actions to gestures, including double tapping to lock the screen. The more you dive into this app, the greater the possibilities will be.
Material Notes: Colourful Notes
Your Google Pixel 7 comes with Google’s Keep Notes app, which works fine for the most part. But if your daily tasks involve taking a lot of notes, you’ll need an app that makes it easy to organise and access them. Material Notes is one of the best note apps around. One of the unique features of this app is that it allows you to assign colours to your notes, which makes it easy to sort through them. The overall aesthetics are enhanced further with the option to choose from multiple fonts. You can even add notes to your home screen as widgets and use a PIN to keep your notes safe.
Apex Legends Mobile
With the Google Tensor G2 Octa Core processor and Mali G-710 MC10 GPU, your Google Pixel 7 Pro is well equipped to handle any graphically demanding games. Apex Legends Mobile, one of the heaviest smartphone games around, will run on your Google Pixel 7 without any hiccups. If you’re a fan of battle royale shooters, it doesn’t get any better than Apex Legends Mobile. The game features legendary character-based gameplay, best-in-class squad battles, and fast-paced combat.
Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
Pocket has been around for a while and has featured on many lists like this. But the ease of reading and supplementary features that this app offers puts it heads and shoulders above its rivals. At a time when the influx of information is at an all-time high, it can get quite complicated to compile what you want to read from across the web. Pocket makes this task simpler by giving you the option to save articles, webpages, videos, and even Twitter threads in the app. Pocket’s inbuilt reader cuts all the clutter and provides a clean reading experience. An easy pick for the top 10 apps for Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
If you’re conscious of your privacy while browsing the internet, there aren’t many browsers that can provide the safety that DuckDuckGo does. DuckDuckGo prioritises your privacy and data safety over everything else. Tired of being bombarded by personalised ads across the internet? DuckDuckGo restricts any unnecessary tracker cookies by default and makes sure that your online activity is as private as possible. You can also clear all browsing data with just one tap.
With over 100 million+ downloads on Google Play Store, Zedge is one of the most popular Android apps around. Zedge is the go-to app for finding the best wallpapers, ringtones, alarm tones, and stickers absolutely free of cost. Zedge’s vast library also consists of full HD and 4k wallpapers that will bring the best out of your phone’s home screen. Need a cool new unique ringtone? Zedge has got you covered.
Closing out this list is Podcast Addict, one of the highly-rated podcast apps for Android. The app gives a platform to over 5 million podcasts and 100 million+ episodes. The smooth UI makes it easy to browse podcasts by category, network, and popularity. You can also manage multiple channels like YouTube and Soundcloud from this app. Coming to playback, the podcast player offered by this app lets you control the audio speed and even skip the silences. Making playlists on Podcast Addict is a simple process and you can even set a sleep timer to automatically turn off a podcast after a certain period of time.
These are the top 10 apps to download first on your Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. This list covers multiple categories, from communication to entertainment, ensuring you get to explore every aspect of your powerful Pixel device. If you think we missed out on any app that deserves a spot on this list, let us know in the comments!