Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2017: Page 6 of 12

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Best Free Action Game for Android

PapiJump (624 KB), tilt your device to move the Papi guy left and right for him to go up higher, game over if you let him drop. Three levels of gameplay in this simple yet addictive jumping action game.
 
Fruit Slice (4.4 MB), swipe the screen to cut as many fruits as possible and get scores in this fast action game. It's game over if you slice a bomb or let more than 3 pieces of fruit fall off in the Classic mode. Fast enough? Try Pipeline and Time modes as well.
 
Tank Hero (13 MB), destroy your enemies with cannons, heat seekers and howitzers, and become a tank hero with this fast paced 3D tank action game. Easy to maneuver and just tap to fire.
 
Labyrinth Lite (686 KB), tilt a classic or 3D wooden labyrinth and move the steel ball to the goal while shunning the holes along the path. Limited to 10 levels but you can also edit your own levels in this lite version.
 
NinJump (7.73 MB), tap to jump from one wall to the other, clear obstacles from the air but avoid them on walls, and rise to the top to become a ninja master. A game of fast action and precision, with original sound and music.
 
iStunt 2 (21 MB), hit the slopes for incredible stunts, escape deadly buzz saws and balance the snowboarder by tilting your device in this fun and fast moving multi-levels game, with awesome music and beautiful sceneries. Ad-supported.
 
SoulCraft - Action RPG (free) (230 MB), fight against evil demons for victory and play as an angel in this action role playing game, with awesome graphics and great gameplay in five different game modes. Ad-supported and some features require in-app purchases.
 
Critical Strike Portable (28 MB), play the exciting first-person shooter (FPS) against the bots or other players on the web and on other mobile platforms, with customizable touch controls, popular game types and unique maps. The context menu looks too small to read on small screen devices though.
 

Best Free Air Hockey for Android

Glow Hockey 2 (7.1 MB), play a computer opponent at 4 difficulty levels, or against a friend to see who dominates the air hockey table in 2-player mode. Features include two table themes, four selectable paddles and pucks, colorful glow graphics and realistic physics.
 

Best Free Backgammon for Android

Backgammon Free (6.2 MB), bear off your checkers and win this popular classic game with strong AI, 5 difficulty levels, two different boards and piece sets, hints, undos and stats, designed for both phones and tablets.
 

Best Free Billiards and Pool Game for Android

Pool Billiards Pro (3.4 MB), play this top free pool game with realistic 3D ball animation and user-friendly design. Choose the Single Player mode for straight pool game, the VS mode to challenge another player or against the computer, or the Arcade mode with a limited number of cues in multiple challenging levels.
 

Best Free Card Game for Android

250+ Solitaire Collection (2.5 MB), more than 250 Solitaire card games including Freecell, Klondike, Canfield and others in one place, with undo and redo moves, help for rules and demo for each game.
 
Hearts Deluxe (2.7 MB), embrace the Queen and shoot the moon by winning all 13 Hearts and the Queen of Spades in this well-designed Hearts game with sound and animation effects. The Omnibus variant for winning the Jack of Diamonds is optional.
 

Best Free Casual Game for Android

Talking Tom Cat Free (14.19 MB), a popular fun game to cheer you up for a good moment—talk to Tom and he will repeat everything you say with a funny voice, pet his body to make him purr, or otherwise he will yawn or sneeze... Definitely a good try and other variations are available, mind the file size though.
 
Paper Toss (5.92 MB), getting bored at work? Try this casual game to toss a ball of crumpled paper into a metal trash basket, bearing in mind that paper can be blown by the wind to the left or right from a fan spinning at varying speed. Six levels of difficulty, easy to play and oddly satisfying.
 

Best Free Computer Chess for Android

Chess for Android (389 KB), a popular chess app with a built-in engine and a GUI with various board colors, piece sets, and full navigation buttons to correct moves and analyze games. Touch and hold an empty spot and you get to save and load games, set up positions, install and uninstall third-party UCI or XBoard engines for Android.
 
Chess (734 KB), play chess against the computer in 10 levels or Internet chess by connecting to the FICS servers. Useful features include save and load games, import and export games in pgn format, set up the board, puzzles, and support UCI engines including Robbolito, Stockfish and Bikjump. Better still, no annoying ads.
 

Best Free Computer Go for Android

GOdroid (1.4 MB), play this strategy game against your friend or computer opponent with 10 levels of difficulty in multiple board sizes. Other features include undo/redo, setting handicaps, compensation points (komi) and rulesets, load or save games in SGF format. (App of the Week)
 

Best Free Dressup Game for Android

Androidify (2.1 MB), dress up the little green Android, customize and stretch or shrink it, then save and share it with your friends, set it as a photo in your contact book or use it as an avatar. It's fun and more than a game.
 

Best Free Gomoku for Android

Tito Gomoku (646 KB), the best five-in-a-row game in two board designs with free and pro rules for you to compete against a human buddy or computer AI with different strengths and styles. Trace your progress and start out the game at a rating of 1000 against computer opponents. (App of the Week)
 

Best Free Jawbreaker for Android

Bebbled (2.3 MB), pop the bubbles in this easy-to-play and entertaining game, featuring dynamic difficulty levels and different types of gameplay in three modes—Campaigns, Freestyle and Online.
 

Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle and Creator for Android

Jigsaroid (1.0 MB), select a favorite image or photo either from your Gallery or the Internet, and create a digital jigsaw puzzle for solving. You can set the number of pieces depending on your Android device, with useful features such as thumbnail, background image, tray control and saving games.
 

Best Free Match-2 Puzzle for Android

Flow Free (4.4 MB), connect two dots in the same color with a pipe to form a flow, and complete a level by filling up the entire board with pipes without crossing or overlapping. Simple yet addictive, with different board sizes, multiple levels in the free-play mode, and various durations in the time-trial mode. (App of the Week)
 
Trainyard Express (8.4 MB), lay down tracks to guide trains from their starting points to the stations matching in color, with skills needed for crossing over, merging trains and mixing colors as you try to solve more than 60 puzzles in this fun and addictive game good for all ages.
 

Best Free Match-3 Puzzle for Android

Candy Crush Saga (51.3 MB), crush candies by matching three or more of them and meet a target within limited moves for the next level in this popular addictive game, with more than 300 levels to win and free lives to get from Facebook friends. Advance features need in-app purchases.
 
Jewels (1.92 MB), like Bejeweled match-3 puzzle, it's an addictive game good to play for hours in three challenging modes—normal, timed and infinite, with nice graphics and sounds, supports for resuming games, saving local and global scores.
 
Bubble Blast 2 (5.5 MB), touch and burst bubbles to trigger a chain reaction in order to eliminate them, complete at least 20 levels in the Puzzle mode before you're allowed to enter the Arcade mode. A good game of guess and check with plenty of addictive levels.
 
Puzzle Blox Arcade! (2.0 MB), enjoy this award-winning match-3 game inspired by Tetris, Bubble Breaker and Bejeweled. It comes with a different twist with unique tilt-and-touch game play and endless play modes for all ages.
 
Move the Box (3.6 MB), move, drop and swap the boxes to match three or more boxes of the same kind in a line, and clear them with a limited number of turns. More than 100 exciting levels of difficulty waiting for you to solve.
 

Best Free Physics and Chemistry Game for Android

X Construction Lite (2.3 MB), build a strong bridge with enough supporting girders to let the train safely cross the valley. Is it possible that your bridge collapses even before the train starts moving? Give it a try.
 
Angry Birds (34 MB), use the unique powers of angry birds to destroy the fortresses of pigs who stole their eggs. A challenging physics-based gameplay in multiple levels needing logic, skill and force to solve. Advanced features require in-app purchases. (App of the Week)
 
Angry Birds Rio (32 MB), a special edition that pairs the original game Angry Birds with unique twists based on the hit motion picture, Rio, containing 6 fantastic episodes with multiple levels to achieve and special hidden fruits to discover. Advanced features require in-app purchases.
 
Cut the Rope: Experiments FREE (23 MB), cut the ropes by swiping across them and feed candy to the creature Om Nom. It's not always easy to win as you need to think out of the box in this game, which combines realistic physics with precise controls. Constant free updates with new levels and animations but ad supported.
 
Where's My Water? Free (49 MB), dig trenches through the dirt and guide water through the pipes to the bathtub for Swampy to get squeaky clean in this popular physics-based Disney game that's fun, strong and engaging with multi levels in various chapters, suitable for all ages. (App of the Week)
 
Pinball Deluxe (17 MB), a nicely designed pinball game with three different tables and unique play styles—Carnival, Space and Underwater—with precise physics, gorgeous graphics, optional sound and vibration effects.
 
Alchemy Classic (9.2 MB), start with four basic elements—Air, Earth, Water and Fire—and combine them to create new elements. How do you make Stone and Alcohol, or can you get a total of 238 elements?
 

Best Free Simulation Game for Android

Smurfs' Village (66 MB), combining elements of FarmVilla and Sim City, this app allows you to grow crops and build a new village with your own creativity for the Smurfs to call home. A popular and addictive farming simulation game to engage you for days and months without paying a cent unless you opt for speed-up credits.
 
Ice Age Village, help Scrat build a happy village and achieve goals at each level of this city-building game featuring the same characters as in the successful animated film Ice Age, with mini games like Kung Fu Scrat and Sid's Egg Rescue to earn more mileage. (App of the Week)
 
Air Control Lite (3.6 MB), draw lines to direct airplanes to runways and helicopters to helipads but avoid any mid-air collisions. A simple yet addictive ATC (Air Traffic Control) simulation game with classic and puzzle modes that can engage your interest and attention for hours.
 

Best Free Reaction Game for Android

2 Player Reactor (2.0 MB), challenge your friends to a battle of reflexes, basic wits and knowledge, and determine who wins in this fast reaction game, with supports for configurable game modes and multiple languages.
 

Best Free Reversi for Android

Reversi Free (3.9 MB), flip your way to victory by challenging the CPU engine with 10 difficulty levels or going for a 2-player game, plus features like hint, save and resume, animation and sound effects, optional piece sets and boards.
 
DroidZebra Reversi (3.2 MB), improve your skills in this excellent app with a strong built-in Zebra engine. Can't beat it? Set the strength of the engine by limiting the number of moves it can analyze, or play in the practice mode where it evaluates the best move for you.
 

Best Free Running Game for Android

Temple Run (23 MB), take the idol from the temple and see how far you can run away from its guardians who will chase you down the ancient temple walls and sheer cliffs. Easy to play—just swipe left or right to turn, up to jump, down to slide and tilt to run by the side to avoid obstacles and collect points to gain more power-ups from this addictive and endless running game.
 
Jetpack Joyride (30 MB), guide Barry to run around a secret lab as far as possible and to avoid obstacles such as lasers, electrified zappers and incoming missiles, while get him to pick up vehicles to drive along the path faster and collect coins to upgrade. One-touch controls, easy to play and yet equally challenging.
 
Sonic Dash (56 MB), play as Sonic the hedgehog to jump over spikes, dash below overhangs, collect rings and spin your way across stunning 3D environments in order to achieve high scores and challenge your friends on the leather boards in this fast-paced endless running game. Some power-ups require in-app purchases.
 

Best Free Shooting Game for Android

Defender (11 MB), defend your castle and shoot arrows to kill your enemies before they reach your stronghold. It's never an easy battle as your enemies become fiercer while you try to add more power to your weapons. Definitely a challenging and addictive shooting game.
 

Best Free Sliding Puzzle for Android

Mouse (2.9 MB), help the mouse escape from the trap by sliding blocks and find the exit in a maze. A highly addictive game challenges your skill and patience, with many levels of puzzles to solve.
 

Best Free Sudoku for Android

OpenSudoku (219 KB), a simple open-source sudoku game with clean and clear design. In addition to the preloaded 90 puzzles in 3 difficulty levels, you can also get more free puzzles of higher levels online to import into OpenSudoku easily. See also Google Goggles.
 

Best Free Word Game for Android

Wordfeud FREE (1.9 MB), play up to 30 separate word games simultaneously with your friends or against random opponents at your own pace using English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish dictionaries, with shuffle, swap, scoring tiles, chats and other features. Ad-supported.
 
Words With Friends Free (13 MB), build words with your friends or a random opponent over the Internet, play up to 20 games simultaneously with the turn-based design, and stay in touch with friends and family with in-game chat messaging. Ad-supported in the free version.
 
4 Pics 1 Word (27 MB), identify something in common in the four pictures shown and give your answer in one word in this easy-to-play addictive puzzle game, with multiple levels to unlock for free but a fast track requires in-app purchases.
 
wordoid! (819 KB), hone your linguistic skills and form words on the letter grid within seconds in this simple yet challenging game, featuring wildcards, bonus tiles and high scores.
 
 

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I have found "Clean Music Player" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myskyspark.music)
It thankfully has no advertisements whatsoever, nor adware

I have been a member here for over 3 years, and have no affiliations to any developers.
I am concerned there is not enough disclosure on TechSupportAlert of whether recommended smartphone apps request permission to download full screen advertisements to the phone. Free apps are increasingly becoming this intrusive, as well as potentially leading to freezing of smartphones. My phone has recently become almost unusable due to full screen ads, including when I was videoing at someones wedding !

Unlike the Windows section, there is no disclosure of which apps are the most intrusive, in terms of adware, monitoring of user activities, phoning home, and potential for access to contact lists etc when this is not relevant to the app. I am finding it almost impossible to find Android apps that dont want to track me, use adware, or access more of my phone than it necessary. Are there any apps anymore that DONT do these things ??

Hi All..

My name is Suhas, currently working in Mysore, India.

I would request you to let me know whether is there is any Messaging App, in which its possible to Create Folders / Sub-Folders like Inbox / Sent Items / any other customized folders, so that I can organize messages accordingly to different folders.

Now, I am using Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 mobile and please let me know if you come to know about the App, which allows to create folders in Messages

My Email-ID is: [removed by moderator]

Thanks,
Suhas

You should check out Dreamify (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.dreamclientionic895102)

Is there a best free Calendar for Android e.g. something that would sync with Outlook 2007's Calendar on my Windows 7 laptop?

The best free ebook reader for Android is Aldiko - I've tried them all and this is the only one that handles Adobe DRM, renders accented Greek and Hebrew with the default font, and can handle a 56Mb epub file.

What, no Hearthstone? Finally available on Android phones as well...

Thanks Jojo Yee great post

Jojo, would be good to add file transfer apps like Xender, Superbeam, or Shareit, which use wifi direct to transfer files at a really fast speed. Did not know about these until recently, and people should know about it. Maybe cover one of these in an app of the week article? Also cover backup software for contacts, sms, etc, like SMS Backup and Restore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRe... or Mobile Backup III: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobilehome.backup&hl=en
Thanks Anupam. Will look into the apps you've suggested. Update: SHAREit has now been added to the list.

360 Clean Droid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.cleandroid

-cache & junk cleaner (better than 1tap cleaner, BUT BE CAUTIOUS)
-startup manager
-memory booster
-privacy shredder
-nice & sleek ui layout ;)

i stopped using 1tap cleaner since it has quite many intrusive ads

For some reason could not install Magic Piano by Smule on my tvbox which is seen as a Nexus 10 but will on my phone DG550, but found another great app for learning the piano or just playing with.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamestar.perfectpiano&...

This website organized the apps in a perfect way. Interested user can easily find the required apps and games by exploring the desired categories.
User can also read the user reviews and comment relating to app and find the interested software. In very few website you can find such valuable information.

Some of the stuff on this list looks old Navigator SNAV https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_nightclubto... Speed increase DU Speed Booster https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TMillerApps.SpeedBoost... Currency converter https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oanda.currencyconverter Find my car Note also works well to get back to hotels and restaurants in strange towns https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elibera.android.findmy...

I've been using a very lightweight but still great file manager called Simple Explorer. It has material design, root capabilities, 100% free, and open-source.
You won't find it on the PlayStore, though. If you want to check it out, you must go to the official XDA thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2330864

I use Battery Doctor (Battery Saver) by Cheetah Mobile. It seems pretty good.
I also use Cheetah Mobile antivirus (CM Security) and Clean Master.
They seem to have good apps.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapfactor.navigator

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. Map and app updates are FREE every month.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail

AquaMail is an email app for Internet and Exchange mail, for Android 2.1 and higher.

Easy automatic setup for popular email services: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, FastMail, Apple mail services (@me.com / @mac.com), GMX, AOL, and more. Recognizes mail accounts at domains hosted by Google Apps, Yahoo BizMail, and others.

A compelling list, no doubt about it. Thank you for making it.

Two comments:

1. The ZArchiver icon has changed to a new one, update it please.

2. I would like to recommend a very small file manager called 'Fo File Manager' https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seazon.fo It's a 330Kb download and shows the file attributes of any APK files you have, including the minimum version required. It also displays image files while showing their width and height. No ads, light and fast even on my old 800mhz phone running android 2.3.6.

Many thanks for your kind comments Rickybobby. The ZArchiver app icon has now been updated.

Hello,

I am trying to fix an issue with a Sony Tablet S

Fortunately it has been rooted as I need to recover some deleted files from it.

My friends partner decided to 'play' with it.

Can you recommend a Freeware program to recover photos, contacts, messages, videos etc?

There are paid versions but I would rather not fork out any cash :-)

Regards,

Paul

I would like to recommend a program. I used to use Airdroid to transfer my books to my tablet/phone - that is until I found Wifi Transfer -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififilet...
It is much easer to use thatn Airdroid.

I recently bought a Nexus 7.... I've never been crazy about the ipad and its dependence on itunes for any movies... also the ridicuously high price for an ipad here in Australia... $350 to $750 depending on the size.

Very happy so far with the Nexus 7 but I don't seem to be able to find "Adobe Flash Player" for it.
....apparently discontinued for the latest Android.

Do any of you have an alternative replacement for it ?

Thanks for your prompt advice Jojo.... I'll give it a go !

Just downloaded an archived version of Adobe Flash but after reading a little more on various forums, I've decided to hold back on installing until I can be sure that it wont stuff up Nexus 7.

I have the latest version of Android which I believe is KitKat.... too many comments advising against making Flash work with it.

The only other advice I've found is to use the Dolphin Browser but I'm reluctant to part with Chrome.

In the meantime, I'll do a little more homework on the subject.

I finally downloaded and installed the Dolphin browser and a "hacked-for- kitkat" version of Adobe Flash Player.

It's working like a charm on my Nexus 7 and I'm starting to actually like the "Dolphin" browser. Not as as slick as Chrome but I sure do like the easy access to bookmarks simply by swiping left to right !

360 Mobile Security is a joy to use, and it includes a very convenient Flashlight and Cache Cleaner which work very well. Maybe worth mentioning the program under these categories too?

I would recommend the app called aCalendar. It shows text in the month view on a phone better than Calendar pad does. I have used it for several months and it has always been reliable.
Thanks for this site. I have used it a lot.

A good suggestion Mikezzz. aCalendar has now been added to this list.
Thanks for the info boygnius. The link has now been updated.

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