Best Apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

10 Apps to Make Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 a True Mobile Workstation

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is an incredible Android smartphone. Samsung has been churning out quality smartphones for a while now and The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is no exception. A ton of people are already on the stellar device but they don’t have great apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on their phones. Sure, Samsung does provide standard apps with their smartphones but they are nowhere near as great as the ones you can find on the Google Play Store.

This article will help you install some of the best apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 without doing any additional research. While these apps can theoretically be used on other smartphones, they are much better with Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Some of the apps will require the S Pen to work properly, sure you can use your finger to do the same things but it won’t be as accurate as a stylus. So without further talk, let’s start with the 10 best apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Note: the 10 best apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 were tested on a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Short tests were conducted on a Galaxy Note 5 I borrowed from my friend but extensive testing was done on my personal Galaxy S7 Edge. The apps performed fine on both smartphones and there were no problems during the testing. Some of the apps may require an active Internet connection to work properly.

1. Parallel Space – Multi Accounts

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Chances are if you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone, you are a power user. And almost every power user on Android has multiple accounts for same services. Even if you are not a power user, you may need to log in multiple accounts on same apps.

For example, I have separate email accounts that I use for work and personal communications. Similarly, I have two Facebook accounts; one is used explicitly for work while the other is used for friends and family.

Changing between both accounts is a royal pain, and sometimes I just don’t change them at all. Thankfully, Parallel Space is a newly released app that solves this problem. It emulates the app on Android so that you can log into two different accounts on the same app.

The best part is you’ll be able to get notifications like you normally do as well. The initial setup can take a few minutes but after that, you can access both accounts easily. In theory, the app is supposed to take twice the amount of battery but it only takes a few percent more.

Free Version

2. Zapya

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If you’re into transferring large files from your smartphone to other smartphones, Zapya is one of the best apps available to make that happen. I have a lot of colleagues who don’t have unlimited Internet access at their homes, so sometimes they ask me to bring them the latest Flash episodes.

If it weren’t for Zapya, I would have to get a physical storage device involved, and you don’t want to insert your USB in a public PC.

This app is fairly simple, anything you want to share, you select, and the rest is taken care of by the app. You can even send full-length movies to other Android smartphones with ease.

The only catch is that both the sender and the receiver smartphones should have this app installed. However, even if there is no Internet access you can easily send APK files of already installed apps from your phone to other people.

Free Version

3. CamScanner

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CamSanner was the number one app on the best scanning apps for Android list, and there are a lot of good reasons for that. One of the best things about this app are the developers; they are always innovating and improving the app. I remember first installing this app around four years back, and it has changed drastically since then. The interface is now well polished and is extremely friendly to new users.

In short, you just need to point this app to a document and it will scan it in a very professional manner. Sometimes I cannot distinguish between a scan taken from this app and an actual scan. It is that good.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone chances are, you work in an office environment, and usually, you need to send copies of documents. With this app on your side, you’ll be sending scanned images in seconds like a pro.

Free Version

4. Skype


Skype is one of the best communication apps available on the Android platform. Whether you want to make long video calls across continents or just want to catch up with a friend, Skype can do that all. I use this app in my gaming sessions that include people from all over the world.

This app works remarkably well and is highly stable on Android platform. If you need one app that can help you contact anyone around the world regardless of the device they are using, Skype is the best option.

It is also available on Windows, PC, iOS and of course Android. This is perhaps the only Microsoft product that I thoroughly enjoy using, and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it too.

Free Version

5. SketchBook

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with an S-Pen, and it is one of the best features of the smartphone. It is a digital stylus that allows you to do a lot more on your smartphone when compared to others available on the market.

We already covered a lot of different S-Pen apps for Android in a previous article, but I cannot stress the fluidity and ease of use of SketchBook. Adobe is quite famous for their software products, especially Photoshop.

While this app is not as extensive as Photoshop, there are a lot of features that are exclusive to this app. For example, this is not a photo manipulation app, but it is more of an artist canvas. If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and want to release stress or show off your creativity, this is the best app you can get.

Free Version

6. Google Docs

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Having a large 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen means that you can easily do office or school work on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Big screen and an even bigger battery allow the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be one of the best multitasking Smartphone around. If you like typing articles on your smartphone or simply want to make a presentation on the go, Google Docs is one of the best productivity apps around.

For one, it’s made by Google so you can be sure of the quality app will exhibit. Another good thing about this app is that it is fully integrated into the Google ecosystem so importing and exporting content from other apps is a breeze. The app can also work in conjunction with other great Google apps like Google Drive; you can safely store your documents online.

Free Version

7. SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard App icon

The SwiftKey Keyboard made it on our best keyboard apps for Android list and since then I’ve been using it as my main keyboard. It is a completely free keyboard app that is highly customizable. Don’t get me wrong, Samsung’s default keyboard is serviceable and does the job most of the time, but if you crave a little bit more customization, you have to look at third-party keyboards.

Thankfully, this one allows you to customize the keyboard to your liking. Whether you want to change the color scheme of the keyboard or the language, everything is supported on this great keyboard. This is an amazing keyboard if you like to type in your native language as well as English so bilingual people will have a great time using this keyboard.

Another great aspect of the keyboard is the ability to change the size of the keyboard. There is no denying the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a large smartphone. Because of the size some people have trouble typing with one hand. If you have this problem, you can easily adjust the size of the keyboard and even have a floating keyboard so you can shift it to the side you typically type.

Free Version

8. Solid Explorer File Manager

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Solid Explorer is one of the best file manager apps around for Android. The app has been around for a while now, and they have constantly improved the interface. While ES File Explorer chose to become complicated and deep, Solid Explorer remained easy to use and understand.

When compared with the other top file manager for Android, Solid Explorer may not seem as robust and featured as its counterpart, but sometimes simplicity is amazing when executed perfectly. If you simply need a file manager to manage your smartphone, this is the way to go.

Because the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 doesn’t have a microSD card slot, it becomes quite easy to manage your files on the internal storage. Everything is stored on the device store, so you won’t second-guessing your choices.

Free Version

9. MyScript Calculator

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MyScript Calculator simply begs to be used with the S-Pen that comes tagging along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It is a simple calculator that uses your handwriting to solve equations. You take out the pan, scribble down some arithmetic problems and that calculator will solve them in an instant.

I wish I had this Calculator back in my high school days; I would’ve scored a lot better in the pesky arithmetic tests. The interface is clean; the input is extremely accurate, and the app calculates almost instantly.

I even tried inputting insane problems on the app, and it gave results in a flash. If you are a math student who needs a quick calculator and happens to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, get this app as soon as you can.

Free Version

10. Evernote

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Evernote may seem like a simple note taking app, but it’s much more than that. If you are the forgetful type or want to remember things at the right time, this app is made for you. You can scribble down notes, keep a journal or even right a nightly diary in this app.

Overall the user interface is very well-designed and allows you to input entries with ease. Whether you want to keep track of your fitness progress or even catalog your cooking, this app can help you a lot in almost anything you want to do.

Free Version


These were the 10 best apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and I’m pretty sure you’ll find something to your liking in this list.

If you have any kind of questions about the smartphone or the apps included in the list, feel free to ask us in the comments below and we will be sure to answer back.

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