Must-have apps


THE 1.96 million apps are available for download from the Apple App Store and 2.87 million apps from the Google Play Store, and new apps are constantly being developed. That being said, here is a list of 10 apps we couldn’t live without.

1. Brave Private Browser

In January 2020, WhatsApp experienced a data scandal that was fueled by a wave of misinformation on social media, driving many of its users away to rivals like Signal and Telegram. As the controversy grew, users started prioritizing their privacy on the web, which is why number one on the list is Brave Private Browser. The app prides itself on being a private web browser that blocks all ads and pop-ups so users can search the internet without being tracked by advertisers or malware.

2. My Sejahtera

After its initial release a month after the first MCO, the MySejahtera app was developed to facilitate contact tracing. Even if you didn’t download the app in 2020 and write down your information manually, everyone needed the app for their digital vaccination appointment and certificate system after vaccination rollout. As of last December, more than 76% of Malaysia’s total population had been fully immunized. Without the app, you can’t even dine out or enter malls because you have to show that you’re fully vaccinated, which makes MySejahtera number two on this list.


With spikes in Covid cases throughout the year and numerous Covid scares, social media platforms have kept many of us sane, making us laugh in difficult times. Thanks to TikTok’s unique platform, short bite-sized videos have allowed everyone to go viral. Thanks to its unique algorithm, like-minded users can find each other, creating a healthy and creative community. After many tweaks and iterations of their algorithm, TikTok has become a daily app for many. Despite everyone’s increased screen time, the fastest growing social media platform has grown steadily since its launch, and its growth will be anything but slow.


In December 2020, ByteDance renamed CapCut and now TikTok users can edit and publish their videos directly on the app. The powerful free application makes it easy for users to create cool edits to their videos. The app is intuitive and has many effects that you can only find in other paid mobile video editing apps. It has tools like auto captions, chroma key, and 3D zoom. By having all these features, advanced users can produce very good short videos, allowing more people to have a tool to edit creatively.


Last May, Elon Musk tweeted about crypto and indirectly caused the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies. Interest in NFTs has also increased, creating an increase in the number of buyers. There has also been a rise in yield farms, blockchain games, and even the birth of many cryptocurrencies. As one of the best free stock screeners, traders and investors use TradingView as their daily tool to follow the markets, from cryptocurrencies to stocks. Since the app also has a social networking part, being in the community also allows users to build their knowledge of markets, methods, and techniques, helping to hone their charting and trading skills.

6. Balance: meditation and sleep

Introducing mindfulness and meditation during the pandemic has proven to be beneficial as it provides support and reduces anxiety in these trying times. According to Google, Libra reigned as the best app of 2021 as the world’s first personalized sleep and meditation app. Every day you answer questions about your meditation experience, goals, and challenges. The more you share over time, the more personalized and effective your meditations become. For the remainder of 2021, the app is giving everyone a free year of Libra, which will be automatically available when you download the app.

7. Genshin Impact

With an enjoyable game plot and online multiplayer supported with cross-play between all platforms, this is a game that has had a huge impact on millions of people. The open-world RPG with an anime-inspired art style is definitely a game you’ve heard of in 2021. The game contains elements from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Kingdom Hearts III, which were favorites greatly. Although the gacha aspect can be quite addictive, the game world is diverse and fantastic with many unique locations to discover.

8. Pokemon Unite

Since 1996, the Pokémon franchise has been on the rise, enjoyed by kids to adults of all ages. Honored for its dynamic gameplay and cross-platform experience, Pokémon Unite was named the best game of 2021 by Google. After launching in September for Android and iOS in 73 countries, the multiplayer online battle arena game has become the most downloaded mobile game in the world. Unlike League of Legends and DOTA 2, Pokémon Unite offers a more laid-back experience, with players taking part in shorter matches that are typically a third of their usual match times typically seen in the MOBA genre.


After its release in April, the app rose to No. 1 for Comics on Google Play and No. 15 for Books on the App Store. Although it was recently launched, the free app has a lot of good manhuas and the app itself has a clean UI and smooth user experience. With over a million downloads, their captivating stories have garnered many readers, sweeping the world with the manga storm.

10. MON atom

The promising buy now, pay later platform has partnered with over 5,000 leading online and offline retailers across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, fitness and lifestyle. household items. The app allows users to split their bills into three interest-free payments over time, in hopes of allowing shoppers to own products and services over time. On a deeper level, it is also an immediate call to action to own one’s deepest passions and aspirations.


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