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10 must-have utility Android apps

10 must-have utility Android apps
Indian Rail Info App: Indian Rail Info App is the most downloaded Android application for information about Indian Railways. It enables users to search information about train schedules, including arrival and departure time. Along with that, the app offers details like PNR status, seat availability, train numbers seat upgrade status, fares and status of running trains.

My LIC: My LIC app enables users to calculate premium as well as find and compare policies provided by Life Insurance Corporation of India. Along with that, it provides data about the policies offered by 24 other companies, including Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Birla Sun Life, HDFC Standard Life, ICICI Prudential Life, ING Vysya Life Insurance and Max New York Life Insurance. It provides screenshots of the policies offered by the companies and supports comparison of various premium plans.

AVG Antivirus Free: AVG AntiVirus Free is the most popular free antivirus app on Android and will go through all the contents of your smartphone to ensure is protected from malware. The app will also keep an eye on the memory and battery consumption, along with mobile data usage. By activating the anti-theft feature of the device, you can even track your smartphone in case it is lost or stolen.

MX Player: MX Player is the most popular free video player on Android market and comes with a host of neat features, such as pinch-to-zoom in videos, on-screen lock and gesture controls. The app can play videos in most formats and is also comptible with a host of subtitle formats. When you starting watching a video that was playing earlier, MX Player will also ask if you want to start over or resume from the point you stopped at.

Justdial: With the Justdial app, you will have all information about your local area on your fingertips. Using the device's in-built GPS and Google Maps, this app easily finds the businesses, services and products in any area in India. Users can even add the addresses listed with Just Dial to their device's Contact List, book events and send listings over SMS and email free of cost.

The Times Of India: Stay up-to-date with all major news and happenings with the official The Times of India app. It provides content in form of text, videos and images and covers topics of national and international importance, along with city, technology, sports, entertainment and business news and movie reviews.  Users can customise the app, select their cities, change text size and save articles and images for later. The app even supports offline viewing as the last updated content is saved in cache.

Viber: When it comes to free calls and messages, Viber is the top free app in Google Play marketplace. This app can help you reduce the amount you spend each month by enabling you to make calls and send SMSes via a reliable internet connection. Along with that, you can send photos and videos with your friends using this app. Think of it as the combination of WhatsApp and Skype and use it to call another Viber users, irrespective of which platform they use, be it Android, iOS or Windows.

MakeMyTrip: Those who travel frequently will find the MakeMyTrip app to be useful for booking flights, managing their whole trips (including cancellations, e-tickets and refunds) and finding travel deals. This app enables users to search and book one-way as well as return flights and pay for the same; it also provides information about dining options in various cities.

Zomato: Finding a restaurant in major cities of India becomes easy with the Zomato Restaurant Finder app. This app covers food joints in cities like Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. Users can check the ratings, reviews and pictures of the restaurants registered with Zomato through this app, which even recommends the best restaurants based on the location.

Bookmyshow: The official Bookmyshow app features a smooth user interface, with options like Movies, Arts & Theatre, Sports and Events. Users can easily check the venue, timing and seat availability for their preferred events using this app. They can even book and pay for their tickets via credit card, debit card, net banking etc seamlessly.

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