πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Although Samsung is traditionally a hardware company, its consistent investments in software over the last few years have turned its apps and services into worthy alternatives against set industry standards.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ While some Samsung apps are exclusive to those with a Galaxy device, others are available to all Android users. In this guide, we'll be looking at five top Samsung apps that every Android user should download.

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1. Samsung Internet

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Samsung Internet is by far one of the best, if not the best, Android browsers out there. In our full comparison of Samsung Internet and Google Chrome, we showed how the former is way more user-friendly and comes with a ton of customization options.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Some of the best features on Samsung Internet include:

  • Toolbar: Take quick actions when web surfing with easy one-handed use. Access and customize up to 30 buttons from the menu list.
  • Customizable address bar: Increase reachability by changing the position of the address bar to the bottom of the screen.
  • Privacy Dashboard: See a weekly summary of trackers blocked. Prevent websites from seeing your browser history. Block pop-ups and automatic downloads, and get warnings about harmful sites.
  • Secret Mode: A more powerful version of Incognito Mode, you can lock Secret Mode with a password or fingerprint to secure your private tabs, and keep private downloads such as images, videos, audio, and documents from being discovered outside of Secret Mode.
  • Video Assistant: A built-in video player with intuitive gesture-based controls to replace the native video player of a third-party site.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ The browser comes pre-installed on all Galaxy devices and is set as the default option from the get-go. However, if you own a device from a different manufacturer, you can easily get the browser from the Play Store.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Download:Samsung Internet (Free)

2. Samsung Smart Switch

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ One of the biggest pains smartphone users face is data transfer. Although there are a plethora of apps out there that perform the same function, many of them are either terribly slow or unreliable, or both. Sadly, it's very common to see people losing their precious data when transferring their files from an old device to a new one.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ By far, Samsung Smart Switch is our favorite data transfer app on Android. It's fast, reliable, has a user-friendly UI, and doesn't harm the quality of your images or videos during the transfer. You can choose to transfer files wirelessly or via a USB cable; the latter is a bit safer (and faster) since it's free from network fluctuations.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ You can use Smart Switch to transfer anything including media, call logs, contacts, messages, calendar data, downloaded apps, user accounts, documents, and more. It can transfer files between Android, iOS, and Windows.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Download:Samsung Smart Switch (Free)

3. Samsung Health

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Samsung Health is a fitness app that records your workout, sleep, and calorie intake. It's the default workout app on Galaxy watches and comes with a wide range of features to help you manage your health better and visualize your progress.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ You can set your fitness goals, challenge friends, and even participate in global fitness challenges. If you need some help getting in shape, you can also watch curated videos made by fitness experts. The videos cover topics such as weight loss, muscle-building, fitness for women, endurance training, mindfulness, running, and many others.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ The app has a beautiful and easy-to-use UI that works well for beginners as well as enthusiasts. You can see a weekly summary of your activities, diet, sleep, and more. For every milestone you achieve, you earn a badge as a reminder of how far you've come in your fitness journey.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Download:Samsung Health (Free)

4. Samsung SmartThings

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ SmartThings is a centralized all-in-one home automation app that lets you sync, control, and monitor all your smart home devices at once. You can use it to automate lights, change the temperature, lock and unlock doors, turn off electric outlets, control appliances, monitor a security camera feed, track your power consumption, and more.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Although setting up your smart home isn't exactly easy, it's a bit simpler now thanks to the latest update of the SmartThings app that brought a fresh new UI, some new features, and increased support for more smart devices. To get a better idea, take a look at the list of smart devices compatible with SmartThings.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Note that you don't necessarily need to own Samsung-made devices and appliances to be able to use the SmartThings app. The service will work just as great in your home as long as you have products from supported brands of the SmartThings ecosystem. However, you will need a Samsung account to set up your SmartThings system.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Download:Samsung SmartThings (Free)

5. Samsung PENUP

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Some Samsung phones come with an S Pen built into the body which allows users to create better and more detailed artworks. But you don't necessarily need an S Pen for that purpose; if you happen to own a third-party stylus and want to create some beautiful artwork or practice your drawing skills, Samsung PENUP is a great place to get started.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ It's a social networking platform made for creatives where you can create and share your original artwork, participate in events and challenges, view popular artworks, follow your favorite creatives, and interact with them via comments. Although there are other sketching tools out there, what makes Samsung PENUP special is its emphasis on community interactions.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ If you're a beginner and want to improve your drawing skills, you can do so via Live drawing which shows you a time-lapse of a sketch made by a fellow creative and allows you to trace over it to learn the colors and brushes used. You can also use the app as a coloring book and see what other creatives made using the templates.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Download:Samsung PENUP (Free)

Improve Your Lifestyle With These Samsung Apps

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ A lot of Samsung apps are quite underrated for the features they offer. Whether you're looking for a new browser to improve your web surfing experience, a more competent fitness app, or just a tool to let out your imagination, these above Samsung apps have got you covered.

πŸ€’πŸ˜›πŸ˜§ Some of these apps might work a bit better on Samsung Galaxy devices, but even if you have a device from a different manufacturer, these are definitely worth checking out. And the best part? All the apps are completely free to use and don't come with any annoying subscription plans.