Best Free Android Apps

 

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Android AppsAndroid apps (short for applications) are mobile software designed for running on the Android operating system, which is one of the most popular platforms used in cellphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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This list of Best Free Android Apps now includes 226 apps in 119 categories. To read brief descriptions of the applications, click a page number from the Page Index or check out the new and recently updated apps below.

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by HanKai (not verified) on 16. March 2012 - 13:38  (90698)

Homework
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=klwinkel.huiswerk&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImtsd2lua2VsLmh1aXN3ZXJrIl0.

Help school activity with nice transparent widget.

by Jojo Yee on 17. March 2012 - 1:01  (90719)

Thanks for your suggestion and the rest from others. I'll check them out and extend the list during the next update.

by HanKai (not verified) on 18. March 2012 - 4:57  (90780)

Hi,

Status bar replacer:
Super Status Bar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.firezenk.ssb
StatusBar+ lite
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tombarrasso.android.wp7barfree

Caller Screen Replacer:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androminigsm.fscifree

Notify:
Droid Notify Basic
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=apps.droidnotify
WP7 notification
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nlucas.wp7notificationslite

Signal Refresher:
Fresh Network
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freshnetwork

Keyboard with more function:
Siine Keyboard
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.siine.ime

[Edit: shortened the links]

by Tzvika Merchav (not verified) on 18. March 2012 - 13:45  (90797)

A great application to find your lost android and secure your data remotely control your Android phone from the internet or by SMS.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidlost&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hbmRyb2lkbG9zdCJd

by AnonymousD69 (not verified) on 24. March 2012 - 23:20  (91090)

I was wondering if anyone of you have tried the Antivirus and Mobile Security app by TrustGo. I have tried both avast and Lookout but I wanted to find something else as an alternative to them. If you could check into that one for me and let me know what you think of it that would be appreciated. I've been trying it for a bit now and it seems to be a great app not really well known yet but scored a 4.7 out of 5 in the google play store.

by MidnightCowboy on 25. March 2012 - 5:27  (91104)

This is beta status software and therefore not recommended except for testing purposes. It is also important to check that the service will still remain free once the beta testing is complete.

by Av_Crazy on 25. March 2012 - 17:19  (91134)

Wow ttpod just vanished. it was a good free player.noentheless i have bought my favorite commercial music app so i dont have a problem

But i am recommending another music app
Goodle music
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music&f...

this coupled with Equalizer - is on par commercial apps
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartandroidapps.equal...

another cool apps

1weather - beautiful weather app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handmark.expressweathe...

Angry birds space - needs introduction ??
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsspace....

Defender 2 is out with more upgrades and awesomeness
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidhen.defender2#?t=...

Go backup - another great app by go team
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jiubang.go.backup&feat...

And u still havent changed market to google play in this line - Like the apps and want to give them a try? Search them by tapping the default Market app, or use one of the following ways to install the apps on your mobile device, quick and easy.

by Kai (not verified) on 25. March 2012 - 18:02  (91142)

Android user that want easy and quick control and have proximity should know this app. That is...

Force control free
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fbros.forcecontrolfree

by Jojo Yee on 26. March 2012 - 2:24  (91152)

Appreciated your feedback Av_Crazy. The line is now updated.

Some apps, including Google Play Music, will be added to the list when they are widely available in more countries.

by Drongo on 26. March 2012 - 2:35  (91154)

How does one root the phone?

by Geoff King (not verified) on 27. March 2012 - 2:42  (91235)

Try Zoner Antivirus. It did well in recent tests, and is free from the Android market, otherwise known as Google Play. Lame name !.....

by memonio (not verified) on 28. March 2012 - 13:25  (91326)

WOW!

I love this website.

I couldn't live without it.

Thank you guys :)

by DrBaker on 30. March 2012 - 10:46  (91421)

Hey, great resource! I'd like to recommend that you check out an App called Wifi File Transfer. The free version caps you at 4 MB file sizes (annoying), but it works great for PDF files, and stuff like that. In essence, you turn on the app, and while it's running, it will host it's own local website. You just navigate to, say, 192.168.0.14:1234 on any browser connected to the same network, and you get a great web interface to wirelessly transfer your files to/from. It works great even just to browse the phone and 'delete' things that are hogging disk space.

by Jojo Yee on 31. March 2012 - 1:30  (91458)

Try also AirDroid mentioned in the list.

by Shaz (not verified) on 2. April 2012 - 15:27  (91576)

Hey guys,

I found this amazing free android application called "Tech Deals" on play store. It tells you about the best electronics deals around the globe. I would say, its quite worth downloading.

by H (not verified) on 5. April 2012 - 13:27  (91679)

Ultimate Call Screen (UCS)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lowveld.ucs&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5sb3d2ZWxkLnVjcyJd

The best free caller screen ID replcer, more beutiful more comfortable more easy.

PuppitApp
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=PuppItApp.Package&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIlB1cHBJdEFwcC5QYWNrYWdlIl0.

The animated caller screen ID, you should test it, it has potential.
More FUN

by Giles (not verified) on 7. April 2012 - 17:44  (91749)

try ListCalc. it free with no admob adds. the default android calculator suck, ListCalc is way better.

by Giles (not verified) on 7. April 2012 - 17:46  (91750)

btw, the link is http://emft.qr.ai

by Av_Crazy on 10. April 2012 - 22:06  (91867)

New batch of apps :D

Friendcaster - best alternate facebook app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.senab.blueNotifyFree...

Nemus launcher - alternative launcher [ go laucnher is becoming bloated and launcherpro hasnt been updated in a year ]
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nemustech.launcher&fea...

Soundbest lite - Seriously awesome sound clarity
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sk.soundbestlight&feat...

Wallbase - awesome app for wallpapers for my favourite wallpaper site
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citc.wallbase&feature=...

Amuse - visit many many sites
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amuse&feature=search_r...

Cricbuzz - for cricket fanatics like me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cricbuzz.android&featu...

Myphoneexplorer - good backup and sync tool and much more
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fjsoft.myphoneexplorer...

by Jojo Yee on 11. April 2012 - 1:42  (91876)

Update:

From this list, you can now click an Android icon Android-icon.jpg, where available, to go to "Free Android App of the Week" and read a selected app in more detail, such as on this page.

by Jojo Yee on 11. April 2012 - 8:41  (91899)

Thanks AV-Crazy. SoundBest Music Player Lite seems to be limited to certain devices or countries currently as it's incompatible with mine :(

by Av_Crazy on 11. April 2012 - 10:03  (91904)

Even soundbest not available in all countried..omg !

by HK (not verified) on 15. April 2012 - 1:44  (92111)

RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner
~~https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ebay.redlaser&hl=en

best free barcode scanner

Ultimate Call Screen (UCS)
~~https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lowveld.ucs

Best free caller id's screen replacer, now more stable

Droid Notify Lite
~~https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=apps.droidnotify&hl=en

Best free miss call notification

QuickShortcutMaker
~~https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut&hl=en

Best free launch application's activity

Home2Shortcut
~~https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eikatou0.appspot.home2shortcut&hl=en

by danikula (not verified) on 25. April 2012 - 22:08  (92618)

Music.free - the best music downloader
http://slideme.org/application/music-free

by RegalBee (not verified) on 1. May 2012 - 0:11  (92839)

Best calculator app in the market! (my opinion).

ListCalc

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=listcalc

by HK (not verified) on 8. May 2012 - 12:46  (93215)

Maven Music Player
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maven.audioplayer&hl=en

The Best Free Design and Feature for Music Player.
Try it, you will know this is great.

by Meddose (not verified) on 11. May 2012 - 7:31  (93342)

GREAT PILL REMINDER MEDDOSE

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.com.dtech.meddose&feature=apps_topselling_free

by Pavel (not verified) on 11. May 2012 - 9:17  (93350)

Look around the most beautiful clock on Market.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.nicelydone.app.uniwidgetsfree

by Sparkie181 (not verified) on 16. May 2012 - 20:47  (93563)

I have been trying to find a free android itinerary manager similar to what TitanClass was for PalmPilotT3. The app should not force you to load your data into the cloud. Instead the app should manage your itinerary for flights and grab from the internet all the related data to show if your flight is running on time, currency rates, weather, etc. etc. All of the apps I have seen, force you to log into their site and load your data on their servers. I want the app to hold my data on my Galaxy Nexus and only synchronize with my PC. If I wanted the data to be loaded on a website somewhere, then it should only be an option and not forced on to the user.
Has anyone seen an app like this?

by Jer Ee (not verified) on 23. May 2012 - 1:43  (93871)

Here's an awesome app for finding the best free Android games to download from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.movend.gamebox2

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