Which Apps do People Love Using the Most?


Here we are again – sitting on the couch with our phones, browsing what looks like to be an endless amount of apps in the app store as we try to find the ideal app that will satisfy our needs. With over 1 million Android apps in the Google Play store, and counting, it is becoming increasingly difficult to know which apps other users are truly enjoying. We are all aware that Google Play has their proprietary ranking system that attempts to sort the most popular apps from the rest, which does a good job, but in reality, many of the top-ranked apps are there due to an excellent marketing plan and budget. What you don’t see with those apps, though, is how many people use them once downloaded, and how often they use them.

Using AppMonitor, we take a look at the top 10 most engaging apps that users seem to love the most, sorted by onscreen time. Some familiar faces here, some new surprises. Note that AppMonitor classifies onscreen time based on the number of combined hours users have had an app opened on their device. Below are the results – drum roll please.

1. Swype – 2,333.57 hours

Google Play Description:
Swype is the original swipe keyboard that started it all! With Swype, you can enter text quickly and accurately, backup and synchronize your personal dictionary across your Android devices, and use keyboard layouts optimized for both smartphones and tablets – all with a single download!
“Swype’s years of experience still make for the most accurate gesture keyboard available. Take a week or two to get used to it, and suddenly regular typing will seem impossibly sluggish.” – TIME Magazine

2. Socialife – 2315.85 hours

Google Play Description:
Socialife is an Android App that enables you to check your Facebook posts, Tweets, YouTube™ videos, blog posts, and interesting news articles in one central place.It is designed for Xperia™, Xperia™ Tablet with a clean and sleek interface optimally arranged for the touch screen devices. Just tapping a favorite post, you see the detail and share it with your friends.

3. Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper – 1772.40 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Xperia Z Live Wallpaper, inspired by new Sony Xperia Z device background with floating particles.
To use: Home -> Menu -> Wallpapers -> Live Wallpapers
To develop more free great live wallpapers, we have implemented some ads in settings.
Advertisement can support our develop more free great live wallpapers.

4. Nova Launcher – 1217.91 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+ Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the original and most polished customizable launcher for Android 4.
Features include:
Color Themes
Change the accent color of the launcher, full color picker support
Icon Themes
Apply ADW or Go launcher icon themes to all app icons
Scrollable Dock (for Tablets and Phones)
Keep all your favorite apps on the dock, with up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.
Customizable App Drawer:
Scrolling style, choose between horizontal paginated or vertical continuous
Scroll Effects
Enjoy eye candy when scrolling your desktop and drawer. Effects include Cube and Cardstack and more for Prime users.
Infinite Scroll
Never be far from your favorite page, loop through your desktop continuously.

5. Battery – 767.12 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Battery indicates the battery charge level of your device. Battery is a small, sleek and elegant app that will help you follow the current battery percentage on your Android device, and even serve as a battery saver. With Battery, every time and everywhere you will know if your battery is charged enough to play a game, a movie, or to browse the web. There is no other battery app with such intuitive, neat and gorgeous interface as Battery has. The UI of Battery is as simple as possible, but tremendously practical.

6. Facebook – 598.39 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Keeping up with friends is faster than ever.
• See what friends are up to
• Share updates, photos and videos
• Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts
• Text, chat and have group conversations
• Play games and use your favorite apps
Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook for Android by becoming a beta tester. Learn how to sign up, give feedback and leave the program in our Help Center: http://on.fb.me/133NwuP

7. Skype – 325.7 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. Join the millions of people using Skype today to stay in touch with the people who matter most. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.
• Find all your friends and family in an instant – With over 250 million people using Skype, you’re bound to bump into someone you know.
• Talk with your fingers – No matter where you are, your friends are always at your fingertips with free instant messaging.
• Call your world from Skype – Talk to your heart’s content with free voice and video calls to all your friends and family on Skype.
• Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too – Keep in touch, even if they’re not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world.
• Share your favourite snaps – Got a favourite photo to share? Send it over Skype to friends and family and you won’t have to worry about email size limits or expensive MMS charges.
• Chat with anyone, anywhere – Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even TVs. Whatever device your friends or family use, Skype just works. Simple.
• Video messaging – Record life’s everyday moments and share them with the people who matter most, with free and unlimited video messaging over Skype.
* Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.

8. Overdrive Media Console – 323.56 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks from your library using OverDrive Media Console on your Android device. More than 22,000 libraries worldwide offer titles via OverDrive, so download the app and add your library today. Available 24/7, your library never closes. No more late fees. Titles are automatically returned. Place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily. A valid account with a participating library, school, or other institution is required. Each library builds its own collection of titles to suit the community it serves. Contact them directly to let them know that you’re using OMC and to share any suggestions for books you would like to see them carry.

9. Ebay – 288.36 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
At eBay we work hard every day to build a world-class online shopping experience on Android. The eBay app is packed full of features that make it easy to browse, buy, sell and manage your eBay experience whenever and wherever you are!

With eBay mobile you can:
✓ Search, Bid, Buy or Make offers on unique items from around the world
✓ List your items for sale in minutes
✓ Use the barcode scanner to find items, compare prices or start a new listing
✓ Get customizable alerts about your eBay items and activity
✓ Track your packages
✓ Leave feedback
✓ Read and respond to eBay messages
✓ Save your favorite searches and sellers for quick access to the latest inventory
✓ Revise your listings and manage your eBay business on the go
✓ Explore eBay Motors using our custom experience for vehicle enthusiasts (US only)
✓ So much more. We’ll spare you the details so you can start shopping now.

10. Easy Battery Saver – 287.28 hours

Xperia 2 Live Wallpaper
Google Play Description:
Does your phone always need charging, even once a day?
Does your phone always die at crucial moment due to running out of battery?
Want to find a perfect solution?
Now is your answer!
Over 20,000,000 downloads with 4.6 star rating.
Easy Battery Saver is the easiest energy-saving application which helps you to extend your battery life and optimized your mobile hand-on experience.
Easy Battery Saver is a powerful manager app specifically designed to extend battery life and optimize using habit.It saves your battery by intelligently dealing with phone’s network connectivity, screen time out and screen brightness. What’s more, the considerable sleep schedule setting will save your battery when you are sleeping.
Easy Battery Saver is easy to use by four preset saving modes and advanced customized mode. Select one mode, the problems will go away.

As part of our AppMonitor Analysis series, we will be bringing you information on apps directly from our AppMonitor Online Dashboard. AppMonitor, M2Catalyst’s application data analysis suite, has been collecting data on tens of thousands of popular apps for over six months. This has led to an accumulated database containing over 100 million points of data, and within this data are several interesting nuggets of information. This data comes from Android users around the world, and it’s useful in helping to inform Android owners about the apps they have on their own devices.

To get your hands on M2AppMonitor, download the free app today on Google Play

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