10 Apps That Already Support Awesome Android 6.0 Marshmallow Features

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 16 Nov 2015

Try out Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s best new features

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is just starting to show up in the world. Some developers are busy adding support for the stuff in Google’s latest release. Some important Marshmallow features like granular permissions Now On Tap work without developer action. That’s not the case for everything. Here are 10 apps updated to take advantage of Marshmallow’s fantastic features.


Password manager Lastpass can store fill-in your login information on Android. If you have a very cheap premium plan. The app has been well-maintained, it was one of the first to ready for Android 6.0. That means support for fingerprint sensors on Marshmallow. After enabling this feature, you can authorize username password autofill with a tap on the sensor.

Lastpass (free plus subscription)


Few apps are as helpful as Pushbullet, which can send text, links, and images between your devices. It can push content from your phone to a friend’s. That’s where the Pushbullet Marshmallow optimizations come into play. Your recent Pushbullet destinations will appear at the top for easy access.

Pushbullet (free)

Custom Quick Settings

Android 6.0 added a semi-hidden feature called System UI Tuner. One of the things you can do with this is rearranging your quick settings area. Custom Quick Settings uses the UI tuner. And lets you add new tiles to the quick settings that can toggle settings, open websites, and launch apps. You can arrange these how you like with the stock tiles or choose custom text icons. None of this requires root, adding a tile takes a few steps.

Custom Quick Settings (free)

Nine – Email & Calendar

If you have an Exchange-managed email account for work, Nine might already be on your radar. It’s a pricey $10 app, it’s one of the best Exchange clients. It recently added support for Android 6.0. In the form of fingerprint authentication to keep your business email, contacts, and calendar secure.

Nine – Exchange on Mobile (free, $9.99 in-app purchase)


If the stock SMS app on your phone isn’t powerful enough, EvolveSMS might be just what you need. This app has a ton of features, including Marshmallow fingerprint authentication. You can set a time-out in the settings, after which you’ll have to touch the sensor to unlock the app. All Marshmallow apps support the automatic backup system. In the case of EvolveSMS, it’s an essential feature as it will automatically restore your conversations to a new phone.

EvolveSMS (free plus $1.49-2.49 in-app)


Android 6.0 added a doze mode to preserve battery life. The battery-saving app Greenify is taking advantage of that feature in Marshmallow to implement shallow hibernation mode. Suppose you place an app into shallow hibernation using Greenify. The app drops into doze when not in use. Push messages will go through; you can open the app instantly. This only works on Android 6.0; you’ll need root access on your device.

Greenify (free)


Telegram is one of Android’s most secure, accessible messaging apps with end-to-end encryption. It’s completely free. The developers are really on the ball with support for Android 6.0. You can secure the app with a fingerprint on Marshmallow devices; it has Direct Share. That makes it easy to share content with your Telegram contacts. Which will appear at the top of the Android share menu.

Telegram (free)


The Translate app has a Marshmallow-only feature that you might not know about. It hooks into the new floating text selection bar in Marshmallow, allowing instant text translations in almost any app. First, select some text and tap the overflow button to see the translate option. The pop-over interface lets you choose languages and even have the words spoken aloud.

Translate (free)


Any app that manages your money is something you want to keep secure. Robinhood has your back. The stock trading app has a significant following since its launch on Android. For Marshmallow users, it has fingerprint authentication to keep anyone from snooping or executing trades on your account.

Robinhood (free)


Hangouts has SMS functionality. And a better experience than Hangouts. Marshmallow users have added support for Direct Share. You can send the content directly to recent SMS conversations from the system menu.

Messenger (free)