Mobile apps, App Development, Social Media Apps, COVID-19, Gaming

The 8 Most Trending Apps in 2021

Nov 30, 2021

Prakunj Chaudhary
Software Developer

Mobile apps are gaining massive attention and admiration for the past few years. One major thing behind their success is obviously the growing use of smartphones. Earlier there were applications for major categories only, like gaming and social media apps. But the scenario has completely changed.

As of the first quarter of 2021, there are 3.48 million apps on Google Play Store. Hence, we can find an app for almost anything that we can think about. Whether it is food & drink, groceries, fashion, healthcare, gaming, instant messaging, entertainment, astrology, or more, we have applications for all these categories. An average of 3739 applications are added to the Play Store every day. As per experts, this figure is only going to increase in the future.

Not just in good days, but even in the times of COVID-19, mobile apps have played a crucial role. They have helped people get access to essential services and have provided them with a reliable source of entertainment.

In this blog, we’re going to explore the 8 most trending apps of 2021 that have gained attention from millions of users worldwide. Let’s also see why these apps have gained this much fame.

1. HeadSpace

Health is the most important aspect of our life. It is praiseworthy that people these days are becoming aware & maintaining good health. But when we talk about being healthy, it is physical fitness that usually comes to mind. While it is good to pay due attention to it, mental and spiritual health also needs to be taken care of.

Most people have busy schedules these days where they hardly take out time for their mental health. The biggest challenge is that people don’t take it seriously. Why? Because mental health issues cannot be seen but can be felt majorly.

Meditation is a therapy that can help here. It can help reduce stress and improve the overall mental well-being of a person, but it is boring.

Headspace is a mobile app where meditation doesn’t feel boring. It has a fun way of doing it. You can choose meditation sessions that match your mood and lifestyle. Several other programs are also available which help you to relax, sleep better, and find relief from anxiety.

2. Instagram

Instagram is the most favorite social media platform that has touched the hearts of millions of people. It is one of the most downloaded and trending apps in 2021.

It enjoys over 1 billion users per month, out of which 500 million users actively use Instagram stories. The app is constantly updated with new trends and features.

Brands use various tools of the app to promote their content online. While individuals use them to stay connected with friends or to earn popularity.

If you want to create a strong social media presence (which is the need of the hour), you cannot skip being active on Instagram. It is also a great choice for affiliate or influencer marketing.

3. Netflix

Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming platforms. It contains an enormous range of TV shows and movies. It also has several original shows that are released in different languages on the platform to cater to the masses.

The app has excellent features, high-quality content, an offline download option, and much more. Even after having a high subscription cost, it has attracted so many customers. Not only this, it is growing at a rapid pace, beating other platforms that are offering similar services at reasonable prices.

One thing that sets them ahead of their competitors is their list of anime. Anime is suitable for a specific market, but it gives them an edge over others.

4. Telegram

Telegram is another trending mobile app. It is a free and open-source platform available for both Android and iOS users. The app is popular for its secret texting. The makers of the app were smart enough to increase their presence in the mobile market calmly and steadily.

The app takes user privacy and data safety policies strictly, which is why it has gained the trust of so many users.

Hence, they have successfully built a loyal audience who are continuing with the application. It is also an ideal platform for brands to connect with their customers.

5. Duolingo

Learning foreign languages is a popular trend these days, especially amongst the youth. However, it is not so easy for everyone to learn a language. The founders of Duolingo tapped the opportunity seeing the increasing demand for foreign languages, like German, French, Spanish, Japanese, etc in the education industry.

This app offers 30 languages to the audience. The lessons are designed as mini-games so that users can learn while having fun.

Every lesson is limited to 5 minutes, which isn’t too much to learn a new language. The best part is that it is free for everyone, but you can consider in-app purchases for repairing your learning streak.

6. Skillshare

Skillshare is another top trending app of 2021. It falls under the education niche and offers hundreds of high-quality lessons for free.

The app is maintaining a powerful position for years now. Anyone who is looking to build up their career and wants to grow through online classes can use Skillshare.

Several courses are available on the app, along with entrepreneurial success tips. You can use it to boost your skills and build a resume that can impress employers. Users can also start with a free trial of 30 days to get started.

7. Slack

Spotify is growing as one of the most favorite music apps that we have in 2021. It has a user-friendly interface and an impressive list of songs. The app is the pioneer of music streaming applications.

You can use it on your Android or Apple device easily. It runs smoothly and allows users to download their favorite songs to listen to them offline.

If you are an Apple device user, you can enjoy Spotify on a low budget as compared to the Apple music app. You can also connect the app with other devices having no premium subscription. However, one thing that feels very annoying is the advertisements in their free version that show up repeatedly.


In this digital world, you may name anything on the Earth and we can say, “There’s an app for that”. Well, you can try this yourself if you don’t believe us. The apps that we have listed above were some of the most trending apps of 2021. They were rated highly on both Google Play Store & App Store. You can explore these apps to find which one caters to your interests.

Prakunj Chaudhary
Software Developer