T3’s Top Android and iOS Apps of 2016

December 28, 2016

Do you have these on your smartphone?

2016 saw a plethora of new apps and games coming to your smartphone. Whether it’s on an iPhone or any Android device, these apps have revolutionized the way we use our mobile devices. Here is a list of some of our favorite apps and games released in 2016 for Android and iOS devices:


Google Drive – Unarguably one of the best cloud storage services available (also one of the cheapest), Google Drive can be deeply integrated on a plethora of apps, and can even make a backup of your photos and other information, no matter the platform.

Download Google Drive for free. 

Nova Launcher – One of the best things about Android is the ability to change themes and designs according to your liking. You can do that using a Launcher app – and Novo Launcher is one of the best. It lets you customize menu options and icons, or various settings in your Android smartphone that you never knew existed.

Download Nova Launcher for free. 

Pocket – Pocket may be one of the most productive apps I’ve used. It lets you save various clips, articles or links so that you can conveniently see them later. It works on iOS too, but the Android version is integrated more in the system and best of all, it’s free!

Download Pocket for free. 

Wunderlist – This app aids you in your to-do list so that you are always organized. You can practically do lists, add notes with pictures and you can sync them online so that it is easy accessible whichever platform you are using.

Download Wunderlist for free.

Allo – Google’s new messaging app is made even more special with the addition of Google Assistant that feels like you are talking to a real assistant. Add to that the various stickers and effects that you can add to your messages and it should replace your default messaging app in no time.

Download Allo for free.


Prisma – Prisma gives your images a new look by using filters curated from various paintings and drawing techniques. That means that a simple selfie can make it look like Picasso’s own work – and it also works on video.

Download Prisma for free. 

Super Mario Run – One of the most awaited games of the year, Nintendo’s most famous character finally makes it way to the iPhone/iPad. It brings back the nostalgic game with a brand new gameplay. The game is free to download, but it would require a $10 in-app purchase to unlock all levels (which is definitely worth it).

Download Super Mario Run for free. 

Gboard – Google’s third party keyboard maybe one of the best keyboards we’ve used in a while. The integrated Google search bar on the keyboard means that you can easily search for any information that you need and then share it immediately anywhere from your iPhone – and yes, it can also search emojis and GIFs!

Download Gboard for free. 

MSQRD – Facebook-owned MSQRD offers some of the funniest augmented reality face masks we’ve seen in a while. it uses your smartphone’s camera to apply a ‘mask’ effect that you can easily shoot and share to your friends. The masks are updated regularly, so you’ll never run out interesting effects to try.

Download MSQRD for free. 

Instagram – Instagram isn’t a new app, but its latest round of updates is turning the photo-sharing app into a full-pledged platform. Aside from sharing images you can now send messages in various forms to one another and even share your own stories like Snapchat.

Download Instagram for free.

Any new apps that you think should be included in the list? Give it a shoutout in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.