In the early 2000s, people owned minimalist phones. These phones were used for calling, texting, and playing basic games. In 2007, iPhone 3 brought about the beginning of the smartphone revolution and pioneered the era of phone apps. If you want to adopt minimalism in your tech life, then here are some apps that are minimal, simple, and lightweight.
1. Edison Mail
It is a tough task to find a basic and light email client for the phone. With Edison Email, you can minimize your phone. This app has a neat interface and looks quite simple even though it comes with a number of features and tools. This app is capable of picking out file attachments and bills, and it comes with an instant unsubscribe feature. Blocking unwanted senders to tackle inbox clutter is incredibly simple. Not only is this email app simple, but it is also a lot faster.
While calendar apps are mostly complex, Timepage is incredibly simplistic. While the theme by default is set to red and black, but it can be customized as per your preference. The timeline is incredibly easy to follow, and one can go through their calendar and upcoming events by swiping or tapping. This app connects to the calendar on the phone and imports all the existing data along with events. In the app’s home screen, you can toggle between different views: calendar and daily.
3. Google Tasks
Google Tasks is without any doubt worthy of being mention in the list of best minimalist apps. With Google Tasks you can organize your to-do list, add tasks and manage lists. This app is very simple, and it allows users to add notes, tasks and make lists for various stuff.
4. HQ Music
HQ Music app is an intuitive music player app that uses a number of gestures for a minimalist UI. One can navigate the app and change songs via different gestures. If you are looking for a music player for your phone with a minimalist design, then HQ Music is your best bet. Its Now Playing screen is simple and shows the song name, shuffle icon, repeat icon, and the play/pause icon.
5. nPlayer Plus
A number of video apps are packed with features and tools. Given how important it is to have some features in video players, it can be tough to find a minimalist video app. While nPlayer Just comes with a number of features and functions, they are packed smoothly, and the interface is quite simple. This app supports a number of formats and comes with many controls.
Signal is amongst the most minimalist encrypted messengers. It is not only extremely secure, but it also retains minimal data about the user. The UI is clean and modern, and it is easy to navigate. This application can be used for creating and sending messages to individuals or groups. Apart from this, one can also make audio and video calls, transfer files, GIFs, and pictures.
7. Firefox Focus
If you want a minimal web browser and are familiar with Mozilla Firefox, then use Firefox Focus. Another good thing about this app is that it does not leave any digital footprint.
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