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Android Third Party Library for Development of Android Apps

There are many third-party libraries for Android but several of them are "must have" libraries that are extremely popular and are often used in almost any Android project. Each has different purposes but all of them make life as a developer much more pleasant. The major libraries are listed below in a few categories.

Standard Pack This "standard pack" listed below are libraries that are quite popular, widely applicable and should probably be setup within most Android apps:
NameDescriptionRetrofitA type-safe REST client for Android which intelligently maps an API into a client interface using annotations.PicassoA powerful image downloading and caching library for Android.ButterKnifeUsing Java annotations, makes Android development better by simplifying common tasks.ParcelerAndroid Parcelable made easy through code generationIcePickAndroid Instance State made easyCroutonContext-sensitive, configurable alert notices much better than toastsHugoEasier logging using annot…