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10 Best Apps for Galaxy S6 Active to Maximize the Whole Phone

Every outdoor loving person needs a sturdy Android companion, and Galaxy S6 Active is one such device. I have selected some of the best apps for Galaxy S6 Active so you can continue having your adventures without the worry of your smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is a great smartphone for those who go running, trekking or even mountain climbing. The best part is, you don’t even need to have a cover to save your smartphone from minor drops and bruises.

These best apps for Galaxy S6 Active will not only help you in your day to day usage but will also come in handy when you are on the go. After all, no one simply purchases an Active smartphone to keep it safe in a drawer. The apps are not in any special order, simply because they are all of the very different nature. I highly recommend that you check out all the apps and select the ones you like. So without further talk, let’s start with the best apps for Galaxy S6 Active.

1. Solid Explorer File Manager

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A solid smartphone needs a solid file explorer. If you are like me and want a greater extent of control over your smartphone’s storage, this file explorer is made for you. Everything from the interface to the features is fleshed out and easy to manage in this explorer.

I used this Explorer for almost 2 years before moving on to ES File Explorer because I needed deeper controls. However, if you are a casual user who is tired of the limits of a stock file explorer but doesn’t want to compromise on the interface, this is the one you should try out.

Free Version

2. Evie Launcher

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This is a very new app on the block, and it already impresses everyone I know. I’m a Nova Launcher guy, but this new launcher has impressed me with its simplicity and speed. Want the fastest Android Launcher on your S6 Active?

I bet this is as fast as it can go. The unique approach to apps and navigation this launcher provides is a breath of fresh air. The launcher doesn’t do anything drastic, it keeps things simple and almost close to the stock Android experience but it feels a lot faster than other launchers. I highly recommend that you try this launcher out.

Free Version

3. InsWall Wallpapers

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If you are interested in a lot of different wallpapers that are not only clean but beautiful, then this is the app you should get. While the selection of images is not as vast as other apps, the curated images all look remarkable.

There are no watermarks, and the beautiful images are ready to be the background of your Galaxy S6 Active. I like having clean images with no logos or watermarks on them. Judging by the rating of the app so does a lot of people. This is a relatively new wallpaper app for Android, and I think it will only get better from here on out.

Free Version

4. Google Earth

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Planning a new trip can be a daunting task especially if you don’t aim to hire a guide. Thankfully, With Android and Galaxy S6 Active, you won’t have a lot of trouble. Sure you can check out our best travel apps for Android list to obtain some reliable apps, or you can check out the next vacation spot by installing Google Earth.

This is a simple app that allows you to fly through 3D cities and look at them in the comfort of your home. Although the controls can use an upgrade, this is a great app to scout your next destination spot before actually going there and getting a strong awakening. Who knew the Pyramids are in the middle of a city? Not this guy… that is until Google Earth came along.

Free Version

5. SHAREit

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Want to transfer large files from one Android smartphone to another but don’t want to involve any kind of cables? This app allows you to do just that. SHAREit makes it easy to send multiple, large files from one device to another without all the hassle.

All you need to do is get this app on both phones, select the files you want to send, pair with the receiver and push one button. The rest will be taken care of by the app itself. I have successfully sent large video files to my friends by using this great app. The interface is very easy to understand and the files are sent at really high speeds.

Free Version

6. PhotoScan by Google Photos

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While there are many amazing scanning apps for Android, the new guy in town is made by Google themselves. PhotoScan is an app that allows you to scan real photos and keep them forever in the digital realm. I was skeptical at first but was able to scan some photos during the testing, and boy oh boy! I’m a fan of the app now.

All you need to do is place the picture on a flat surface, capture all corners denoted by the app itself and bam! You have a great digital copy of your picture. You don’t even have to worry about the phone angles or even the flash; the app takes care of it all.

Free Version


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This is a map app for Android, but it’s not why it is on the best apps for Galaxy S6 Active list. It’s because the maps are also available offline. Now, I don’t recommend this app as your daily driver although it can easily serve as one. However, I declare it an essential app for wandering off in the wilderness.

Simply download the relevant map, and you can get stranded in the jungle with no worries at all. All you need to do to get back to civilization is simply take your S6 Active out and consult this app, and that’s it. The app works great online, but its offline uses are limited; still it will get you back home with ease. A fair warning, you need to download the maps first before taking the app offline.

Free Version

8. Google Allo

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In need of a competent yet funny assistant but don’t have the cash to hire a human? Have no fear; Android is here! Google Allo is a chat app, but that’s not why it is on the list. It is because it comes with Google assistant, the best virtual assistant in town.

While the implementation is limited as of yet because the assistant is not capable of talking with us but it will be expanded soon. The assistant is not only fast and immediate with the responses, but it is also witty and fun to talk with. From the regular email dictations to more advanced questions, it can handle it all with ease.

Free Version

9. Run with Map My Run

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The major charm of owning a Galaxy Active smartphone is its ability to help you remain physically active. If you want to jog with a Galaxy Note smartphone in your pocket, you will soon come to know how hard it is to ignore the slab jiggling around the track pants. I for one prefer a smartphone that is a bit compact and won’t break easily if dropped.

Map My Run is a great app to take your S6 Active for a run, it tracks running, walking and jogging with ease. You can also see your runs on an interactive map and gauge how well you did. This will help you improve the lap times and become fitter over time. There is a reason why this app was featured on our best running apps for Android list.

Free Version

10. Opera Free VPN

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If you are traveling with your S6 Active, you might need unrestricted and secure internet access. This is where Opera Free VPN steps in; this unlimited free VPN app will allow you to access multitudes of websites without the worry of any restriction.

All you need to do is tap on the Connect button, and the rest will be taken care off by the app. You will be assigned a new region, and you can continue browsing the internet and accessing blocked apps with ease.

Free Version


These were a few great apps for Galaxy S6 Active, I feel that these will help you in your daily adventures. What do you think of the apps? Do tell us in the comments below.

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