This page contains all popular mobile Apps in America ranging from browsers, social platforms, mobile banking, weather checking, and more. By the end, you should also be able to understand why these apps and platforms are topping in the US application space.
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Top Popular Mobile Apps in America
We have listed below the popular mobile apps in America for various uses and their functionalities.
List of browsers Use in the US
We have listed the popular browsers used in the USA, both on mobile Andriod, iOS and through the web.
1. Brave Privacy Browser
I’ve gone through a lot of brave browser review and realizing that one of the major reasons it is used in the US, and that is because the Brave browser indeed ensures privacy for its users.
Among all includes the ads blocker, website tracking, and provides a way for users to send cryptocurrency contributions in the form of Basic Attention Tokens to websites and content creators.
The browser is free and available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.
Mozilla Firefox is also a free and open-source web browser and one of the most popular browsers and applications in general. Its used both on mobile and PC.
It also blocks any form of website tracking of users activities. And for the ads blocking, Mozilla Firefox has its peculiar mobile browser that handles such by default.
3. Microsoft Edge Browser
Microsoft Edge Browser that belongs to Microsoft company. It is one of the browsers that by default is Bing.com search engine. The browser is also available for iOS, Android, and computers/Desktop computers.
Nowadays, Edge browser comes with all windows 10 computers, but can also be installed on any non-windows devices.
4. Google Chrome Browser
The Google Chrome Browser is also one of the most used browsers in the US and global. Browser is already available in on every Android phone, no surprise since Android belongs to Google. Users can download the app on other OS devices though. And it’s free.
Online marketers have this intensity that no matter what you do, for as long as you are using the Chrome browser, that Google still tracks activities of users.
5. Safari Browser
Safari Browser is mainly used by Mac and iOS users. Technically, Safari Browser is not faster than the above-listed browsers but every individual have its preferences.
List of Social Media use by people living in the USA
Certainly, we all know Facebook is the most popular social media platform in US and across the world. Mark, Facebook CEO, is working tirelessly in ensuring that Facebook continues to top the social space by providing consistent update and security measures.
In Facebook, it is beyond just a social communication space, but also business activities are carried out on Facebook.com.
Twitter is an American social networking service. But Wikipedia further classified it as a micro-blogging platform on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”.
Politicians, celebrities and brands really use Twitter for posting their information.
Instagram has a different concept of social media. It is an American photo and video sharing social networking service another most use social platform owned by Facebook.
Millions of business owners also use Instagram as a platform to tell share stories, connect with fans and build their brands.
WhatsApp app Messenger is a mobile-based platform, that also works on web and desktop though. It allows users to make video calls, audio recording, share images, documents, user locations, and other media. And its owned by Facebook, Inc too.
Recently, as at when this post was published, Facebook is also making efforts to launch e-commerce for WhatsApp. Whatsapp has billions of active users across the world.
The Whatsapp business and WhatsApp are the same, only that WhatsApp for business has a larger scope targeting majorly businesses and organisations enabling them to automate their messages and few other features. Individuals also use it though.
Skype is also another great social platform for both one-on-one and group conversations with the people that matter most in their life and work. Conversations never become a problem as far its Skype because its compatible with, not only mobile and PC but on other devices like Xbox. Skype is owned by Microsoft.
Telegram is a cross-platform cloud-based instant messaging platform that let you do a lot with the app’s features. WhatsApp Similar features like video calling, audio recording, sharing files and documents.
You may have seen Telegram X and the normal Telegram app – they are the same, only that the Telegram X allows you mange more than one accounts.
To me, Pinterest is just more than a social media space, it is a platform for individuals and businesses to get and share ideas on different affairs of lives like businesses, personal lifestyles, and many more.
We can also classify it as an image sharing platform and discovering web engine. Although other contents such as videos, images/video GIFs are posted in form of Pinboard.
LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft, a social media platform that allows professions of different and similar fields share a common interest, also where brands and companies post a job, scholarships, internships, etc.
Governments also make use of it. Bust mostly used by individuals and companies across the US and the world at large.
Top Streaming Apps use in the US
Spotify is an online music service that allows users to stream/listen to music. It also provides radio service. You can have access to millions of music on Spotify.
Spotify doesn’t support service to some countries, but with a VPN (whether free or paid) any persons can have access to their music.
Netflix Inc. is a subscription-based streaming service that allows is subscribers to watch TV shows and movies without commercials on an internet-connected device.
It is an American technology and media services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
Pandora (just similar with Spotify) is music and podcast discovery platform, providing a highly-personalized listening experience.
You can find Pandora pre-installed in most recent Android TVs, and other non-android smart TVs.
Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services around too, it is an on-demand video service that allows users to stream popular TV shows in the U.S. and Japan.
users enjoy streaming newer TV shows from many popular network broadcasters, plus original content, blockbuster and independent films, and documentaries. Not different from Netflix though.
YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos. Users can as well create their personal channels, follow their favourite channels.
Youtube is owned by Google, Inc. Individuals and businesses use Youtube. There are still other youtube subs, namely; Youtube Kids and Youtube Music.
Vimeo is also a video hosting, sharing, and services platform that enables register users to share, watch, follow and upload their videos.
Although Youtube has more audience and video contents if comparing both platforms
7. Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is a paid subscription program from Amazon that allows members to stream movies, TV shows and music, PLUS exclusive shopping deals and selection, unlimited reading, and more.
Tubi is an American ad-supported free streaming service with a large library of movies and TV shows. The service is owned by Fox Corporation.
Tubi is no difference between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video. Only that it is ad-supported service.
Twitch is also a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, and a subsidiary of Amazon.com
Twitch made a little switch on their service and how it is presented; this is a platform where millions of people come together live every day to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment together.
IMDb is an entertainment platform loaded with activities like films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content online, cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia, ratings, and fan and critical reviews.
What interests most is the coming soon movies and games announcements, including live interviews with celebrities. IMDb is up-to-date on entertainments.
11. VLC Player
VLC Player is an open-source application for streaming videos and audio files. However, VLC Player has other features and functionalities like radio, podcasting, and more.
VLC Player is more preferred than the default windows players (for those using Windows).
Top American Online Communities/Questions & Answering Sites
Reddit is the largest online community where people interact by asking questions and answers (repplies). Not necessarily that questioning is the only mode of interactions though, but relevant interactions gets lots of comments following up the initial queries.
Marketers and individuals are using Reddit to research trends in their various space and interest.
2. Yahoo Answer
Yahoo Answer is another great online community use by many Americans to share and connect for similar interest.
It is a question-and-answer website, or knowledge market, from Yahoo! Needs to have a Yahoo ID to become a contributor in Yahoo Answer page. Before now, there used to be Google Answer, and that whould ahave been an alternative to Yahoo Answer had it been it still exist.
Quora is another wonderful questions and answer based blog where people come to share their thought about something. And contributors are ever-ready to give their views.
It is a free community for sharing ideas in form of asking questions and getting back response (answers).
Most Use Weather App in the US
1. The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel provide a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage.
Top Free Email Accounts Use in the USA
1. Gmail (Google Email)
Mail is a free email and most popular email account own by Google. For all androids, the app is pre-installed in it. Gmail allows users to send and receive email messages from the same or/and other email services.
Also there, from the Gmail, users are able to start a live-conference calling to share files and screen with their business associates, families and friends. Creating a new Gmail account is the same as creating Google account in general.
Small and big businesses uses the G-Suit for more advance work space which Gmail is an inclusive package.
2. Outlook Mail (Microsoft Email)
The Microsoft Outlook is another great and freely most use email app in the US. It provides users with a secured and flexible platform to create and manage emails on one platform (like other email services do).
It also has a premium package called Office 365, that allows small and large businesses, organizations to create an organized work-space for effective interactions with teams
3. Yahoo Mail
Yahoo mail is almost one of the oldest email service around the world, yet still among the most popular email service to date. Just like Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, and other email services, Yahoo offers the same services. But bits them all when it comes to the amount of storage space allocated to the free account.
Although the free account shows ads (like others too) but upgrades to a premium plan if the ads are so annoying and disturbing as well.
Most Americans do not like spam messages and ads display disturbance, this is why they use YopMail to create a disposable email account for instant use and forget about the email after achieving their goals.
Despite that the emails created on YopMail are disposable, creating one is free, quick and feature-rich service guards you against spam, phishing and other online abuses.
ProtonMail is one of the mails built for a strong focus on confidentiality, and that one among many reasons it is a popular email app used in the US.
The ProtonMail has both a free and premium account. But payments started from £5 to unlock premium features.
6. AOL Mail
AOL Mail is also among the oldest of free email services provided by AOL, a division of Verizon Communications, it was launched in March 1993. So when you check you see that its older than Hotmail (that is Outlook), Yahoo Mail and Gmail (the baby mail among them).
The same goal with others, to enable registered users to send and receives an email and to save files.
had it been that this page, “Most Use Popular Mobile Apps in America” was listed bases on popularity, then iCloud should have been top-liteded. Because majority of Americans (and in some parts of other countries) uses more of iPhone, iPad, iWatch, and Mac computers. Therefore will be using the iClould not only for the icloud mail, but as a storage platform for their photos, videos, calendar, and files.
8. Zoho Mail
Zoho Mail is an other fantastic webmail powerful features matching those you will find in desktop and mobile app email clients.
The email platform offers a mixture of ad-free, clean, minimalist interface and powerful features to suit for individuals, businesses, and professional use.
It has those tools such as calendar, doc, creating term working area and many more. It’s on the same rating list with G-suit and Office 365 tool.
9. GMX Mail
GMX Mail is a free advertising-supported email service provided by GMX. To me, the website homepage is almost like a normal blog like OnlineDailys.com (this page). Whereas, it is also categorized and classified to be among the list bottom email platforms use in the US.
Most Popular Mobile Money Apps in the USA
1. Cash App
The Cash App is a payment app that allows for direct peer-to-peer payment via your mobile device.
Users are able to get an optional Visa debit card that allows them to use funds from their Cash App account to make purchases from retailers or even withdraw cash from an ATM.
2. Green Dot
Green Dot is a Cash Back Bank Account which offers debit card with 2% cash back, free cash deposits, and free ATM withdrawals.
PayPal provides the ability to accept payment online quickly and securely without having to use a credit card.
Paypal is widely accepted worldwide for sending money. You may also have seen lots of websites and vendors accepting PayPal is a mode of payment, so that buyers could use their cards to purchase any products and services accepting PayPal.
Chime is an American technology neobank company (partnering with two banks) which provides fee-free financial services through a mobile app.
5. Varo Money
Varo Money is also an American mobile bank that offers a high rate of interest, no monthly fees and allowing its users to easily access services via a mobile app.
Top US Online Shopping Apps
Walmart Inc is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.
Amazon is the largest e-commerce shopping platform across the world. Not only the US shoppers, but other shoppers across the global shop from Amazon shopping.
eBay is another great online shopping platform in the US, where different items are available for shopping, just like Amazon.com.
Top Driving Directions, Maps, Live Traffic Apps Use in American
1. Google Map
Google Map is free satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for travelling by foot, car, bicycle, air (in beta) and public transportation.
MapQuest (stylized as mapquest) is an American free online web mapping service for Business’ geospatial solutions: mapping, geocoding, directions & search.
3. Bing Maps
Bing Maps includes up-to-date maps, satellite and aerial photos of the highest quality. The service provides three-dimensional views of buildings with the so-called Bird Eye function (if available in the country) as well as routing, the flow of traffic (Traffic Flow) and exact placement of Points of Interest (POI). Bing Maps also has a very good geocoding service with forward, reverse and batch geocoding functionality.
4. HERE WeGo
HERE WeGo is also another free and popular app used in American that makes city navigation effortless whether you need a taxi, public transportation or drive on your own. You can book a taxi in a single tap.
Of course, HERE WeGo is another designed application to work offline; whilst Google and Bing Maps does have an offline feature.
Waze is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation application that helps riders and drivers get where they’re going—faster, smoother, safer, and happier—while working to beat traffic.
Similarly to other mapping services, Waze also offers voice-guided GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions.
OsmAnd is an offline navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality offline maps. It lets users stored data on their device’s memory card for offline use.
Citymapper is a transport app and mapping service which displays transport options, usually with live timing, between any two locations in a supported city.
The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a UK-registered not-for-profit organization that supports the OpenStreetMap Project.
9. Sygic Maps and Navigation
Sygic Maps and Navigation is our last listed Popular Mobile Apps in America for Maps and direction. And If you are considering an offline GPS and Navigation, then Sygic GPS is the best choice. It is the world’s most downloaded offline GPS navigation app, millions of drivers use the Sygic Maps and Navigation for their driving.