Whether or not you’re the type of person that just can’t resist sharing yet another Selfie to brighten up your day at work or just like to share your group shots with friends and family, we all love a good Selfie. While the camera apps included in our smartphones do a pretty great job of making it super-simple to get a decent shot of yourself, there’s a world of Selfie apps out there. many of which allow for easier sharing online, in-depth photo editing for those perfect shots and even quick one-tap effects and other such options. Here, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Selfie apps on Android, and hopefully there should be something for everyone.
The app that took the Summer of 2016 by storm, Prisma is an app that you need to use in order to believe the hype. It’s the one Selfie app that will take your photo and turn it into a unique piece of art that looks good enough to hang on your wall. The app originally launched as an iPhone-only app (boo!) but it has since jumped over to Android and is constantly being upgraded with a number of cool features. If you’re looking for a cool, unique and very “in” Selfie app to take all those mug shots with, Prisma is definitely one of the best.
If you’re the type of user that would rather go ahead and use something different than everyone else, then Frontback is the option for you. Designed as an app to capture both your reaction as a Selfie and then what’s going on using the rear-facing camera, Frontback is the one app to create a different final result for a Selfie. It’s free to download, and also has a fun and unique social side to it that helps to set itself aside from other Selfie apps out there. For an app that gets the job done and doesn’t ask much of its users, Frontback is worth downloading if only to give it a go.
Retrica is another standout app that has been around for years now, and it continues to be popular for a number of good reasons. Not least due to the fact that its interface is not only easy-to-use, but also good-looking and very fluid. With Retrica, users can quite quickly make a good-looking photo look great with a few taps, or they can keep at it and edit to their heart’s content making something really special. It’s a great mix of simplicity as well as more advanced features, and it will definitely appeal to a wide range of users, and it’s not just for Selfies, either as it’s a pretty great photo app all round.
The majority of readers here might already have this installed, but if you don’t, and have been looking for the perfect excuse to join the rest of the millions of users on Snapchat, Selfies are a pretty good one. Snapchat has been used for all sorts of things, but it can be used really simply to share funny Selfies with friends and family, thanks to the wide range of stickers and other animations you can apply to your photos. This isn’t going to be for everyone, but it’s a great way of sharing Selfies with friends and family, and there are some really funny stickers on hand here as well.
Perfect365: One-Tap Makeover
It’s rumored that this is the mobile app that the Kardashian Klan use when their personal photo artist isn’t on hand, but whether or not that’s true or just an urban myth is unclear. What is clear however, is the amount of fun and useful features that this has on offer. It comes with a range of different makeup options, which can be used as a way of testing out a new shade or just further touching something that the camera didn’t quite pickup. Let’s be honest, the reason many of us take a Selfie is to feel good about ourselves, and if you’re looking for a bit of a boost through the magic of photo editing, then Perfect365: One-Tap Makeover is more than happy to help out.
For those that take all of their photography a little more seriously than most, VSCO is the Android app that makes people feel like artists more than just people taking a picture. This goes for Selfies just as it does that photo you took one day and keep showing to people, and with the wide range of filters and film effects that VSCO has on offer, many of which are quite tasteful, it’s worth taking a look. There’s a new social element to VSCO as well, but for a lot of people they might find themselves preferring Instagram for this sort of thing.
PIP Camera-Photo Editor Pro
Just as the abbreviation of “PIP” suggests, this is an app that’s all about making photos that are in fact, pictures-within-pictures. For Selfies, this is a fun way of making that photo of you and a friend a little more interesting, and to help it stand out from the sea of other similar photos out there. It’s not the best app out there of course, but there’s a lot on offer, especially for those that are looking to do something a little different with their Selfie game, besides it is also free to download and give a try.
Just like Snapchat, Instagram is a great option for those that are looking to share their Selfies with friends and family. It’s recently been updated with a new interface, and it seems as though Instagram is looking to drag their app into the modern look and feel times that a lot of other apps already sport. For connecting with others, and making sure that the right people get to look at your beloved Selfies, this is perhaps the app to end all apps. There are already millions upon millions of users on Instagram, and if you’re something of a browser as well, you won’t be short of content here, either.
Another app for those that want to make sure their Selfies are as close to perfect as possible, YouCam is the sort of app that will appeal to those more interested how they look, rather than showing off whatever it is they’re doing. With real-time effects that change there and then, users of YouCam Perfect can get a feel for what the end result will be like before they hit the capture button. An app to speed things up as well as help create some pretty stunning looks overall, YouCam Perfect is certainly worth giving a go.
Another popular option that has been available for some time now, Camera 360 is well worth giving a try, especially if you’re looking for the more unique filters out there. While we can all get a retro filter here and a Polaroid filter there, it’s not always possible to get something that unique when it comes to filters. Camera360 hopes to change all of that, and it’s completely free to download and use. It might not be the most Selfie-focused app out there, but works to make any photo out there look great, and it’s well worth checking out, that’s for sure.