The OnePlus 6 has all the right features for a flagship device. It has got the brains, the speed and more importantly, a bloat-free UI. But as they say, no phone is perfect and the OnePlus 6 is also no different.
Though the Oxygen OS brings along plenty of features, there are still some gaps. Well, that’s the price you have to pay for a near Stock Android-like experience. However, that doesn’t mean that you should let things be like that.
Here, at Guiding Tech, we’ve compiled a list of six Android apps that will help you reap the full benefits from the OnePlus 6.
Let’s check them out.
1. RAW Image Editor: Snapseed
The ability to capture RAW image is perhaps one of the most remarkable features of the OnePlus 6. Unlike JPEG files, RAW image files are uncompressed and thus produce high-quality images. Though these images may appear flat and unappealing initially, a bit of editing can produce some impeccable results. When it comes to editing pictures on Android, no app does it better than Snapseed.
Snapseed by Google has often been called the Photoshop for smartphones and rightly so. With its simple user interface and myriad image editing tools, it doesn’t take long to transform a simple image into a brilliant one.
More importantly, it automatically detects RAW image files and suggests the apt tool.
Of course, you won’t get the perfect picture at the first shot though. You’d have to spend a bit of time learning the ropes of this power-packed app.
2. Video Editor: ActionDirector
What’s not to like in slow motion videos? It’s fun to shoot them and the fun factor multiplies by several factors while watching them. Sadly, the built-in video editing suite of the OnePlus 6 can at best be described as minimal. Sure, it lets you add music or trim the videos, but what if you want more?
Sadly, the built-in video editing suite of the OnePlus 6 can at best be described as minimal
Well, say hello to ActionDirector Video Editor. It lets you play around with a number of effects and filters. The best? It lets you reverse or loop a video.
Watching a video play in reverse order is perhaps one of the most fascinating things and this app does it like clock-work. Apart from that, ActionDirector comes with an uncomplicated interface and the app will guide you through the different modes.
3. Darkops AMOLED Wallpapers: Wallpaper
Who doesn’t like AMOLED wallpapers? They are so cool. The dark black backgrounds with a stylish central theme not only enrich the look of your phone but also save the battery life.
The best app to do full justice to the optic AMOLED display of the OnePlus 6 is the Darkops AMOLED Wallpapers app by Mice Productions LLC. The gorgeous wallpapers in minimal designs take up the look of your home screen by several notches.
Wile you’re checking it out, don’t forget to try the Superhero wallpapers!
4. Organize SMS: SMS Organizer
Gone are the days when SMSes were solely about communication. Ever since WhatsApp took over the humble text messages, the default messaging app receives more promotional materials and ads than important stuff.
If you’re someone like me who is having trouble keeping a tab on the important text messages, trust SMS Organizer to do the job for you. Developed by Microsoft, this app intelligently scans through your messages and segregates the important ones from the rest.
In a nutshell, it knows what is important and what’s not and puts the promotional messages on a different tab. If that wasn’t enough, it has a cool reminder system which reminds you of your bill payments and due dates.
5. SwiftKey: Keyboard
Today, a keyboard should be no less than a tiny multi-tasking machine, have all the right features, and shouldn’t be bloated. Too much to ask for a tiny app, is it?
Thankfully, a keyboard app that fits the above description to the T is SwiftKey. With its excellent prediction prowess, I can safely say that this keyboard knows exactly what I am thinking! OK, that went a bit too far, but you get the idea.
SwiftKey gets better the more you use it. It has several important functionalities like a clipboard, text shortcuts, swipe gestures, among others. And yeah, it has tons of themes! If you ask me, a black theme goes perfectly with the OnePlus 6’s dark theme.
6. Document Reader: Polaris Office
Last but not the least, we all need a good app that lets you draft document, create spreadsheets and more importantly, lets you view the documents that you receive over email.
Polaris Office supports a number of formats (including doc and PDF files) and also supports a number of languages. Other than that, you can share your files very easily.
Unleash the Beast!
These were some of the handy apps that enhance your OnePlus 6 experience. Also, since the phone doesn’t have an offline music player, you can also check out our list of the best Android music players.
Last updated on 03 February, 2022
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