With 2018 Coming to a Close, Here Are Our Favorite Apps of the Year

Every year, people from all over the world download hundreds of billions of apps.

Which ones are actually worth giving up space on your phone or computer for, though? How do you know which apps you should download and which ones you should skip?

Read on to learn about some of our favorite apps of 2018. You can use this list to help you decide which apps to look into and which ones to pass on.

Google News:

Google News

Every day, we’re bombarded with news stories and it can be hard to keep everything straight. Even if you watch the news every day, you can still end up missing major events.

Google News is a great app that helps you keep up with the latest news stories. It’s well-designed and easy to navigate.

It also strikes a good balance between personalizing your news feed and showing your varying perspectives on popular topics.

Otter Voice Notes:

Otter Voice Notes

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Do you hate typing out notes on your phone, computer, or tablet? Are you tired of looking for those little scraps of paper that have important pieces of information scribbled on them?

Try using voice memos instead. Otter Voice Notes is an app that uses AI to learn your voice and transcribe your voice memos so you can return to them later.

You can also go back and add notes and photos for context so your memos are easy to understand when you need them.



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Apps don’t always have to be about function. There are plenty of fun apps that you ought to consider downloading.

One of the best apps of 2018 is TikTok. It may not have been developed in 2018, but TikTok made a major comeback this year.

This fun app is free to download and makes it easy for you to make all kinds of fun and hilarious videos with your friends and loved ones.

Hotspot Shield Free:

Hotspot Shield Free

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Apps aren’t only for your phone and tablet. There are also some great apps out there that can help you stay organized and protected while using your computer.

Of all the Mac apps available on the app store, Hotspot Shield Free is one of the best. This is especially true if you frequently rely on public Wi-Fi.

Hotspot Shield Free is an app that secures your computer and internet browsing when you connect to the Wi-fi network in restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, and other public places. It allows you to choose the IP of a specific country and access services that might otherwise block you.



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Did you know there are apps out there designed to help an app creator make their own app?

If you’re interested in building your own app but aren’t sure how to do it, BuildFire is a great tool to have in your toolbelt.

BuildFire gives you the option to build your own app from scratch or work with a certified professional who will do all the heavy lifting for you. The choice is yours!

Adobe Premier Rush:

Want to edit videos on the go? If so, you need to download Adobe Premiere Rush today.

This app is easy-to-use and can handle multiple video clips at once. It offers all the same tools as a professional video editing software, but it’s intuitive and perfect for putting up high-quality videos.

You also don’t need to have the paid desktop version of this program to make use of the free mobile app. If you do have the paid version, though, you can sync it with the app to work on projects no matter where you are.

Asphalt 9 Legends:

Another fun app to download when boredom strikes is Asphalt 9 Legends. This game will take you back to your childhood arcade days, but with much better graphics.

This racing game is easy-to-master and features a realistic lineup. It’s the perfect game to play when you want to relax, zone out, and have some fun.


There are tons of free photo editing apps out there, but they’re definitely not all created equal.

Filto is one of the best free photo editors that will let you add a variety of filters and effects to your photos and videos. It’s easy-to-navigate and provides you with both subtle and more extreme editing options.

Filto also lets you re-size photos and videos to the perfect aspect ratio.


With reports of hacking coming out every day, password security is more important than ever before.

If you’re willing to pay to keep your passwords safe, consider downloading 1Password for your computer.

It’s not a cheap app by any means, but it allows you to create a master account for all your passwords and confidential information. As a result, you only have to remember one password instead of dozens or even hundreds.

This is an especially useful tool for those working in the corporate world.

Heimdall Parental Control:

Worried about your child’s mobile device usage? Now, you can use your own phone or tablet to exercise more control over what they use and how often they use it.

Heimdall Parental Control is an app that you install on both your child’s mobile device and your mobile device. Then, you can control various aspects of their usage. For example, you can block specific content or the installation of new apps.

Many of the features on this app are free. You can also pay for a premium version if you want even more control over what your child sees and how they use their particular device.

Want to Learn About More of Our Favorite Apps?

These are some of our favorite apps from 2018. But, there are lots of other great apps out there, including older programs that we use on a regular basis.

If you want to learn about other great apps, be sure to check out the technology section of our site today.

There are tons of helpful articles here that will teach all about the best personal and professional apps you ought to be using.

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I enjoy writing and I write quality guest posts on topics of my interest and passion. I have been doing this since my college days. My special interests are in health, fitness, food and following the latest trends in these areas. I am an editor at Content Rally.

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