Google Play Store Turns 10: List of Apps that are Unique yet Popular

Google Play, which provided smartphone users access to some of the best applications, has turned 10. Over the decade, the platform has provided several app developers to showcase their talent and their ideas on the platform. 

So, if you are curious as to some of the unique apps that transformed the facet of Google Play, this article will walk you through the top ones.


When talking about the popular and unique app that changed the face of social media, Tiktok is a platform that deserves an honorary mention. Not only has it made people famous, but it has also provided millions of people with a steady source of income and a form of entertainment. The app is banned in certain countries but aside, it deserves a mention at the top of the list.


You can’t go wrong with WhatsApp when discussing the top applications that shaped the popularity of the Google Play Store. With billions of downloads and mounds of upgrades, this app has streamlined communication and made it easier for people to connect with anyone globally and without any restrictions. Recent updates also allow users to make payments using this app, which is a benefit too.


When talking about unique apps that are known for their one-of-a-kind features, Viber stands out on the list. It is an instant messaging application that allows users to host group video chats with up to 250 users at a time. It also supports encrypted messaging, which takes care of the security aspect of the process. If you are in Europe, you will find most people use Viber instead of WhatsApp.


Now, you can’t go wrong with an entertainment platform, especially one like Netflix. Known for its immaculate range of shows, movies, and web series, the platform is equally popular because of the quality of the content they stream. You can find suitable content from every entertainment genre, making it a worthy download from the Google Play Store. Currently, the app has over 220 million subscribers.

Candy Crush Saga

We can’t have a list of popular Google Play store applications without Candy Crush. This has been part of every smartphone user’s life at least once. Even if it was for a brief period, everyone wanted to download and play the game to find out what the hype was all about. So, over the decade, this is one of those gaming apps that have managed to surpass all the other viable options that you can find around on the internet. 

With so many different types of applications available on the Google Play Store, these are some of the top ones that have changed the facet of the platform. They are unique, fun, and free applications, which is another factor that plays into their popularity. You don’t have to pay a single penny to install any of these apps to your smartphone and we aren’t talking about the in-app purchases that often come along later.

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