Smartphone and internet technology have become inseparable companions in our day-to-day life. From your day-start to your day-end, you will find your smartphone sitting right beside you or in your pocket. But the smartphone isn’t whole in itself, until and unless you’ve packed it with your favorite and useful apps. Still, the problem is, there are too many apps to choose from.
Scraping the Google Playstore or App Store to find productive and useful apps might seem a tedious task, but the easiest (and the best) way would be if someone else does it for you. That’s where we come in. We curate top free useful Android apps each month, you can find them all under “Apps of the Month” tag. However, we have been missing out on listing the best and top must-have Nepali apps, until now. Which is why, we are finally here with top must-have Nepali apps as of 2021, the best of the best Nepali apps wrapping the end of the decade.
The following Nepali apps have been categorized under mobile wallets, bankings, ride-sharing, food delivery, online shopping and utility apps. All of them are completely free to download and use, and they have been included in this list based on criteria such as the number of downloads, users’ ratings, user experience, and interface, productivity, and ease of use. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the “Must-have Top Nepali Apps to Download” list.
Mobile Wallet & Banking
eSewa- Mobile Wallet (Nepal)
eSewa is Nepal’s first payment gateway with the integrated digital wallet and one of the widely used Nepali apps. eSewa facilitates you with mobile recharges and top-ups, Landline Bill, Airline and Bus Ticket, Electricity and water bill payment, Internet Bill, Television Subscription, Movie Ticket, Hotel Booking, School Fee, Insurance Premium, EMI Payment, DeMAT account opening and renew Credit Card Bill, Online Shopping and Bank Deposit. The bank partners of eSewa are Global Bank, Prabhu Bank, Mahalaxmi Development Bank, Janata Bank, Mega Bank, OM Development Bank, Kamana Sewa Bikas Bank, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Saptakoshi Dev Bank, Gandaki Bikas Bank, Bhargav Bikas Bank, and ICFC Finance.
The current version of eSewa is v3.6.5. It has been installed from PlayStore more than 1,000,000 times. It’s available for both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (9.0 or later).
Khalti Digital Wallet (Nepal)
Khalti offers you the safest and fastest online payment experience for various Bill Payments, Mobile Recharges, DTH payments, Money Transfers, Domestic Remittance, shopping and wallet payments. Furthermore, it has features like Restaurant Bill Payments, Insurance Payments, MiDas Payment, Kaspersky Antivirus, Sparrow SMS Payment, Events Ticketing, Scan and Pay, Money Transfer, Cashbacks and Discounts on Thi(almost) every transaction.
Khalti Digital Wallet is available for both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (9.0 or later). The current version of the Khalti Digital Wallet is v2.36.02. For more than 500,000 this app has been installed from PlayStore.
ConnectIPS (NCHL, Nepal)
ConnectIPS, a single payment platform that allows the users to link their bank accounts to enable payment processor, fund transfer and creditors payment. This app supports citizen-to-government (C2G), customer-to-business (C2B) and peer-to-peer (P2P) payment transactions directly from/to bank accounts. Not only that, it supports utility payments like NTC Top-up, NCELL Top-up, Smart Cell Top-up, and others. Plus as per the request of users, there’s an addition of Creditors (Passport, CRO, Bonus Share Tax, School, College, CIT, Travel and Tour, and others). The ConnectIPS app has a fund transfer limit up to Rs. 50,000 per user per bank account transaction, however, it’s up to Rs. 10,00,000 for web portal users.
ConnectIPS is available on both Android (4.2 & up) and iOS (10.3 or later). The current version is v1.7. So far ConnectIPS has been installed from PlayStore more than 10,000 times.
IME Pay Mobile Digital Wallet
IME Pay is an easy, quick and hassle-free online digital payment app developed by IME for day-to-day services. It is licensed by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) and powered by IME Remit. IME Pay has the largest IME network of more than 14,600 touchpoints. This app has features like transfer money wallet to wallet, pay utility bills, make a purchase online or offline instantly, Merchant Payment, Ticketing and many more.
The current version of IME Pay is v2.3.2. It is available for both platform Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (10.0 or later). This app has been installed from PlayStore more than 500,000 times.
Online Food Service
Foodmandu is the first on-demand food delivery service food delivery provider in Nepal. You can order foods from hundreds of best restaurants in Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Through Foodmandu you can do a simplified quick search by either name of food or restaurants. It has multi-cart functionality to help you plan simultaneous order from multiple restaurants. It has integrated Google Map to set your location for delivery
The current version of Foodmandu is v3.5.4. It has been installed from PlayStore more than 1,00,000 times. It is available for both Android (5.0 & up) and iOS (8.0 or later).
Foodmario is a great app that explores the goodness of the home foods and delivers right at your door. You can order from your favorite nearby home chefs. Foodmario has numerous home chefs available in different locations where you can choose various food and order. The best part is that there’s no minimum order.
Foodmario is available for Android (4.4 & up) and iOS (10 or later) platform. So far Foodmario has been installed from PlayStore only 5000+ times. The current version of this app is v1.9.
Pathao is a great ride-sharing app. You can travel safely with on-demand motorbikes or cars and reach your destinations on time. For the payment, you can use Digital Payment method (iPay,bKash, Credit/Debit card) after the ride is marked completed. Not only ride-sharing, with the latest update, Pathao has food delivery service enabled too, besides, timely and secure parcel deliveries are also available.
Pathao is available for both Android (4.2 & up) and iOS (9.3 or later) platform. So far Pathao has been installed from PlayStore more than 5,000,000 times. The current version of Pathao is v5.1.2.
Congested roads and inconvenient public vehicles are daily problems. This problem has been solved to some extent with the help of Tootle. Tootle is the first ride-sharing app in Nepal. Tootle helps you to book the easiest and fastest ride available. In order to book Tootle Ride, simply turn on your GPS and set your pick up and drop off location. You will be notified within a short period of time. You can set gender preference to ensure comfort riding, real-time monitoring of your ride, safety SMS to allow your loved ones to track your ride.
Tootle is available for both Android (4.4 & up) and iOS (9.0 or later). The current version of Tootle is v3.14.5. So far Tootle has been installed from PlayStore more than 100,000 times.
iflix-Movies, TV Series, Live Sports & News
iflix is a forever-free app where you can preview and play hundreds of movies. You can watch on any device and stream it on two devices at the same time. Plus you can download the movies and watch offline for up to 30 days. There are subtitles in Malay, Indonesian, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese and Sinhala. For the kids, there’s a different section as well.
iflix is available for both Android (4.3 & up) and iOS (10.0 or later) platform. This app has been downloaded from PlayStore for more than 50,000,000 times. The current version of iflix is v3.36.0-18605.
NetTv is the first OOT/ IPTV platform in Nepal having Nepal Government license to operate IPTV. NetTV focuses on developing an open platform so that anyone can bring their content to sell and make the business partnering with them. The distribution cloud is through IPSs locally that will ensure quality and full HD delivery without any additional internet traffic for clients.
NetTV is available for both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (9.0 or later) platform. The current version of NetTV is v1.2.5. NetTV has been installed from PlayStore for more than 100,000 times.
Hamro Patro is one of the most loved and downloaded Nepali apps. It’s a multicultural Nepali calendar with the inclusion of each and every Nepali festival and cultural events. It consists of currents Nepali Patro (Tithis, upcoming events, Panchanga, Nepal Sambat, Newa Calendar), Nepali Radio, News Update, Hamro Audio, Foreign Exchange Rate, Gold and Silver Price, Horoscopes, Blog Literature, App Widgets, etc. Recently, Hamro Patro launched Kundali and Online Jyotish Sewa (currently available on web-version only), you can read a detailed review: Hamro Patro Introduces New Kundali Feature – Is This The Feature We Really Need?
The current version of Hamro Patro is v14.2.3. Hamro Patro has been installed from PlayStore more than 5,000,000 times. It is available for both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (9.0 or later)
Nepali Patro is the first Nepali calendar mobile app developed in 2011. This app is filled with features like Panchanga, Foreign Exchange Rate, Horoscope/ Rasifal, Suva Saits, Sticky Notification (with date in Nepali), Lock screen Notification, current News and Affairs and much more.
Nepali Patro is available on both Android (4.0 & up) and iOS (9.0 or later) platform. So far this app has been installed from PlayStore more than 1,000,000 times. The current version of Nepali Patro is v5.0.4.
Ncell app is free to use applications within the Ncell network application without any data charge. You can check your balance, know your data usage, recharge your account, activate any Ncell services at ease, send 10 free SMS every day and you can check call details and find exciting offers specially designed for you. You can automatically login with your mobile number.
Ncell app is only available for Ncell Subscribers. This app is available for both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (8.0 or later). Ncell app has been installed from PlayStore for more than 1,000,000 times.
Nepal Telecom app, similar to Ncell app provides all the information regarding the offered services and organizations. NTC users can also pay for the Telecom Services like Landline, ADSL, Prepaid, Postpaid through recharge cards or eSewa account. The utility payments are applicable for Nepal Telecom users only.
Nepal Telecom app is available on both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (10.0 or later). This app has been installed from PlayStore for more than 100,000 times. The current version of Nepal Telecom is v4.0.8.
Recharge Card Scanner for NTC and Ncell Users
The main purpose of Recharge Card Scanner is to help you to recharge your NTC and Ncell account. This application eases the services provided by NTC and Ncell. Other than that, it has features like Transfer Balance, Take Loan, Subscribe to Data Packages, SMS and Voice packages, latest updates about offers, new service notifications and many more.
Recharge Card Scanner is currently available for Android (4.2 & up) only. The current version is v3.5.0. For more than 1,000,000 this app has been installed from PlayStore.
Utility and Games
Hamro Nepali Keyboard
Hamro Nepali Keyword is an easy-to-use Nepali keyboard. With this app, you can type in Nepali text in any app. You don’t need to copy and paste to any app. It supports three keyboards layouts, Unicode Transliteration, MPP based Romanized layout, and traditional layouts.
The current version of the Hamro Nepali Keyboard is v3.4.6. It’s available for both Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (8.2 or later). For more than 5,000,000 times, this app has been installed from PlayStore.
Nepali Dictionary: Learn English
For those willing to learn English faster, Nepali Dictionary is one of the best app available in the Play Store. This app features word meanings and translations in both Nepali and English. Not only that this app includes Comprehensive Word List, Word Pronunciations, Image and illustrations, Word Games. The best of this app is that it’s completely offline.
Nepali Dictionary has been installed from PlayStore for more than 1,000,000 times. The current version of this app is v6.0. It’s available for Android (4.1 & up) only.
Nepali Lok Sewa Quiz
Lok Sewa Aayog/ Public Service Commission (PSC) was established in Nepal on 15 June 1951. The main purpose of the formation of the Public Service Commission is to hire skilled manpower from all over the nation on the behalf of the Nepal Government to carry out the administration operations in an effective manner. This app is useful for those who are planning to take the Lok Sewa exam. If you do not how to fill the Lok Sewa Online Form, check out our detailed guide on Lok Sewa Aayog 2076: How to Fill Lok Sewa Online Application Form?
Currently, Nepali Lok Sewa Quiz is only available for Android (4.1 & up). The current version is v2.4. So far this app has been installed from PlayStore more than 50,000 times.
If you are looking for a measurement tool in units, then NaaPI is the best app for you. NaaPI is a tool for Land Measurement in Nepal in Nepali standard/locally used units. To measure the plot just enter the data and rest will be done by NaaPI. Not only that there are features like Length Conversion, Area Conversion, Calculator, Area-Price Calculator, Compass, Plotter, Geo Plotter, Market Place for Selling and Buying Plots, BluePrint Map: Draw and Calculate Area and many more.
For now, NaaPI is available for Android (2.3 & up) only. The current version is v11.0.0. This app has been installed from PlayStore more than 100,000 times.
Nepal License All in One (Get Driving License Now)
Planning to get a Driving License? Then Nepal License All in One is the one for you. This app consists of Driving License Exam Preparation with trial tips with video in an interactive way. Information regarding Vehicle TAX is also added. Other features like Nepal Traffic Signs, Color Vision Test, Exam Preparation, Result Published Notification, License Printed Status, TAX Payment Details and many more.
This app is available for Android (5.0 & up) only. The current version is v2.1.1. For more than 50,000 it has been installed from PlayStore.
Getting the political, economic, social and entertainment related updates on your device is something we all want. The sole purpose of Onlinekhabar is to do so. Established on 1 November 2006 AD, Onlinekhabar.com is one of the best news portals in Nepal. Nepalese people out in different 140 countries use this app. You can save any news offline as well.
Online Khabar is available on both Android (4.4 & up) and iOS (10.0 or later) platform. The current version is v7.4.3. Online Khabar has been from PlayStore more than 100,000 times.
Hamro Doctor aims to provide in-depth health-related news and articles. It has been developing a database on doctors, hospitals, clinics, ambulance, and blood donor’s profile. This app had features like Daily Health Tips, Hospitals/ Clinics, Doctors, Diseases, News/ Articles, Blood Donors, Medicine Tracking, Videos, Ask Experts, Online Appointment, Online Consultant, Discussion Forum and many more.
For both platform Android (4.1 & up) and iOS (8.0 or later), Hamro Doctor is available. The current version is v2.1.3. So far this app has been installed from PlayStore more than 10,000 times.
Ludo Neo-Classic, the first-ever Nepali variant of Ludo game for mobile bombarded the Nepali community that no one ever thought of. This game brought back lots of memories to the people. It has both classic and new modern design + Nepali/ Indian local rules along with international rules. You can customize the gaming rules according to your preference, change the dice color, different gaming boards options, number of player selection and much more.
Ludo Neo-Classic is available on both Android (4.0 & up) and iOS (8.0 or later). It has been installed from PlayStore for more than 10,000,000 times. The current version of Ludo Neo-Classic is v1.19.
MeroSpark: NEB, SEE, Bachelor Level, CTEVT Notes
MeroSpark is a great app that every student must-have. This app provides all the stuff needed for study for NEB, SEE, Bachelor Level and CTEVT Notes. You can read notes of all levels and subjects. There is a collection of old question papers. Along with that, you will also be notified of the recently published notices from colleges, boards, and universities.
MeroSpark is available only for Android (4.1 & up). This app has been installed from PlayStore for more than 100,000 times. The current version of MeroSpark is v3.0.1.
Daraz Online Shopping App
Daraz, the country’s leading online market had huge success on their Daraz 11.11 Sale and Daraz 12.12 Sale in Nepal. Daraz has taken online shopping to the new heights in Nepal. On the 11.11 sale day, Daraz managed to lure 3.5 lakhs, new users, to their platform and registered 52,33,334 page views. With the collection of a varied range of items, Daraz is on top of online shopping.
So far Daraz Online Shopping App has been installed from PlayStore more than 10,000,000 times. It’s available for both Android (4.4 & up) and iOS (8.0 or later).
Other Notable Apps
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