Well material design is really making the people crazy. They are seeking material designed apps moreover usual apps. Material design was released by Google before launching their latest Android OS Lollipop. Most of the Android apps released by Google has been re-designed to the material design. Google are requesting the app developers to convert their app to material those who follow the conventional design. What makes Material design so special is that it is smoother compared to older pattern. And looks great especially on Lollipop powered Android devices. Below are the top 10 material designed apps that you can download from play store.
Well Gmail is from Google it has to be a Material designed one. Comparing to the older Gmail app the app has become even smoother. Also added some cool transitions while switching between activities in the app. There is an app drawer on the left hand side of the app. Most of the icons from the action bar has been removed. Now you can see only a search icon on the action bar. In the app drawer you will be able to see your cover pic of g+ account along with the profile picture. Can switch between the accounts by tapping the cover pic. Well the app has become nice after applying the material design.
2) Nova Launcher
If you want to give you phone a taste of Lollipop then Nova is the best launcher that you can get. From the release itself Nova is the popular and most downloaded launcher app in the play store. Now the Nova launcher looks even more beautiful on material design. The app has given all the Lollipop elements in terms of icon packs, transitions. In the latest version it has got a side drawer in which you can include widgets and app shortcuts. You can set a custom color as the background of app drawer. Well Nova launcher looks much better than the usual Google Now stock launcher.
Greenify is one of the most downloaded app in 2014. The app has been most used by rooted users. The specialty of the app is that it can put user installed apps to hibernate until next launch of the app. After the introduction of material design Greenify also changed an overall looks. The app has a beautiful green action bar with a search icon on the corner. The hibernate button has been removed from action bar to a small round button at bottom right corner of the screen. The same button can be used to add apps to hibernate mode.
4) Swiftkey Keyboard
Swiftkey is another popular keyboard app in the play store. If you are fed up with typing with the usual google keyboard then Swiftkey is the best one. It now comes with a flat matte finished looks. The overall color of the keyboard is black with white letters. You can customize the colors in the keyboard by changing the color. You can even install the third part themes to make it even more beautiful. Swiftkey is a must try app in the list.
Well there is no need to say much about Chrome browser. As it is from Google it has to a material designed one. The icon of the app has been redesigned to flatter one without any 3D effects. The buttons, inside icons has been modified to material design. There is a smooth and nice transitions while hitting the menu. Also they provided smooth animations while switching between the tabs in the browser. Talking about the app the browsing speed has got even faster compared to older versions.
Before introducing the material design Asana was one of the worst app in the play store. The overall UI was buggy and damn slow. After the introduction of material design it became one of the popular app in the play store. Asana makes you keep organized and updated with the tasks. You can work as a team using the app. So all of the team members will be updated with the daily tasks. Now there is an app drawer with all the tasks given to you. You can assign new tasks by tapping the add button on the bottom of the screen. The material design has been given a breakthrough for the app.
7) Play music
Play music is one of the best music player app which can be downloaded for free in play store. Obviously play music is also from google. The material designed version of play music looks better than the older version of the app. The UI is simple and catchier. An orange color accent can be seen overall the app. Compared to the older version the controls has become easier. Now you can swipe the screen to change the music tracks. The lock screen player is better than the old one. You got a full screen album art picture along with a black fade.
8) Cabinet (Beta)
Cabinet is the first file manager app to get the material design feature compared with the other file managers. Overall the app has a blue and white color which makes the app chunkier. You can swipe on the screen to navigate between the folders on the SD card. The app has even got a feature for accessing the system files. But for that your phone has got Superuser access. But the problem is that it is still in beta mode. So that you may face some bugs while using. But still it is much suitable for daily purpose usage.
9) Root Checker
Root checker is another app which has got material design on it. The app has not been updated since the release. But due to the number of users the developers has been decided to update it. The app is mainly used by the rooted users for checking the root status of their. Now the app has been released on a new looks which includes redesigned UI along with a material design inspired app icon
10) Apex launcher
Apex launcher is another launcher app which is popular in the play store. It is the most downloaded launcher after Nova launcher. This launcher has also got the looks of Lollipop. One of the major thing is that the app is the perfect clone of Google now launcher. Other than this you can install custom icon packs but lollipop icons are the stock one.