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Best Free Android Apps

 
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3. Best Free Image Tools for Android
 
 

Best Free Image Viewer for Android

QuickPic (380 KB), light and fast, gives you a high-resolution thumbnail preview fit into your screen, touch or pinch to zoom, rotate and other additional features including slideshow, crop, share, set wallpaper and more.
 
JustPictures! (1.2 MB), not only can you view pictures from your SD card, but also browse photos from Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, Smugmug, Photobucket, Windows Live, Tumblr and Deviant Art in a unified and clean user interface, with slideshow and other features.
 

Best Free Image Editor for Android

Snapseed (24 MB), a capable and powerful photo editing app which is good for both professionals and amateurs. It's easy to use at your fingertips, either swipe left and right on top of the photo to adjust what a filter does, or swipe up and down to gain more controls of the filters.
 
Photoshop Express (1.3 MB), edit photos on your mobile device easily—touch to crop, rotate, adjust color and add artistic effects, then save them or upload to Facebook, Photoshop.com or TwitPic. Nice interface but no resizer is included.
 
PicSay - Photo Editor (1.2 MB), get a picture to add titles, balloons, stickers and special effects, or to resize, crop and straighten, flip or rotate. More special effects and some advanced features are for the paid-for Pro version.
 
Pixlr-o-matic (6.5 MB), adding special effects to your photos is as easy as you count one, two, three—snap a photo from your camera or select one from your gallery, then choose a color filter, a lighting effect and a good frame from the many choices included, and save or share your cool-looking photo with friends.
 
PhotoFunia (2.8 MB), enjoy your fun-filled experience by adding more effects to your photos easily—select a scene from more than 150 choices such as billboards or magazines from the app, then take your picture or get one from your gallery for it to integrate with the scene and download to your mobile for sharing or saving.
 
PicsArt - Photo Studio (12 MB), besides common editing such as crop, rotate, resize and adjust colors, this all-in-one image tool lets you take photos or load images and do more manipulations including collage, add frames, masks, clipart, text, draw and apply artistic photo effects before saving or sharing your results. Rich in features and easy to use.
 

Best Free Paint Program for Android

SketchBook Mobile Express (4.4 MB), a high quality app allows you to draw on your mobile screen using a variety of digital brushes and pencils with simulated pressure. The interface is streamlined with tools including an eraser, redo/undo, color and transparency, flood fill, symmetric mode, layers, import photos and export to a png file.
 

Best Free Digital Image Stitcher for Android

Photaf Panorama (Free) (5.6 MB), easily create 360-degree panoramas from your Android device—just aim and move your device's camera around, then press Stitch Images and it does the rest for you automatically. You can export your panoramas to a folder, send to your friends or upload to Photaf Panoramas Gallery for sharing.
 

Best Free Photo Collage for Android

Photo Grid (4.6 MB), select the photos you like and tap 'Create' to collage your photos easily. You can manually select a layout or just shake your device to change it. Support various modes such as grid, free style, high and wide modes, with frame, background and editing features.
 

Best Free Business Card Reader for Android

CamCard Free (15 MB), capture business card images and save card details such as name, contact numbers and email addresses into your contacts automatically. Basic editing tools and multi-languages are supported, but more advanced features are only available to the full commercial version.
 

Best Free Barcode Scanner for Android

Barcode Scanner (988 KB), a small yet efficient tool by ZXing Team to scan data matrix and QR codes containing URLs, contacts, products info, etc. If you've not installed it on your Android device, this is the right one to use for scanning the QR code for an Android app.
 
QR Droid (6.8 MB), more than a scanner, it's also a reader and generator—scan QR codes from camera, decode them from saved images or from URLs of images, create QR codes from your contacts, installed applications, bookmarks, SMS and more.
 

Best Free Document Scanner for Android

CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator (10 MB), scan multi-page documents and save into PDFs with tags for sharing with others by email, SMS or upload to cloud storage. Auto crop and auto enhance images but exported PDFs come with watermarks. Ad-supported.
 

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by tsndnm on 10. January 2013 - 19:16  (104394)

While loitering around Google Play I found this app called SURDOC. This is basically an online backup app. They are presently offering a ridiculous 100GB of storage for a year . So if anyone is looking for a temporary harddisk online you may want to give it a try. Though the survival of the service remains to be seen...

Note :
1. The 100 GB is available via the app store only.
2. Last date to get that much space seems to be 15-01-2013.
3. Only Almighty knows the catch behind?

by MidnightCowboy on 10. January 2013 - 23:05  (104396)

Agreed. A business model like this is unsustainable. They will either go bust like so many others before them or become no more competitive than the already established services. IMO I would not trust this as my only solution at this time. MC - Site Manager.

by mr6n8 on 11. January 2013 - 11:06  (104401)

It is even worse (or better). They are giving away unlimited storage for a year with the option to purchase 3 years of unlimited storage for $19.99@year.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/surdoc-giving-away-free-unlimite...

I would not trust a 1 year old company with a deal that sweet. Too many of these storage sites have gone away.

Though I have had 2 free 50GB ADrive accounts for over 5 years.

by Beev on 9. January 2013 - 18:35  (104358)

I Have just upgraded from a HTC Wildfire S to a Samsung GS3. A couple of great Apps I would like to suggest are as follows:

Music Player and Organizer - JetAudio Basic
File Manager - FX

Im extreemely impressed with these two apps so far!

Yours,
Beev

by HAN on 5. January 2013 - 5:06  (104236)

The best launcher, launch anywhere and anytime.

Skyfish swipe launcher

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.trashfeed.skyfishfree

by abhay2009 on 20. December 2012 - 11:58  (103788)

I would like to suggest Switchapps as the best app switcher. Kindly review the app in your next app review.

by JAHOMAFIA on 20. December 2012 - 11:41  (103787)

hey evrybody am new to android so can any one give me any ideas where to find free apps for my galaxy S3 specially video accelerators,video downloaders and spying apps
tnx

by Juxxize on 23. December 2012 - 10:55  (103884)

here are 2 spy cam apps, i use tinycam app so i can view my home web cam set up with yawcam , when i'm out and about i can view my webcam from my phone ( i use it to check on my dogs )
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alexvas.dvr
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pas.webcam&feature=sea...
but there are loads of other free spy apps on google play

by Joe A.TT on 20. December 2012 - 13:06  (103793)

All of the apps listed above are free since at Gizmo's we only discuss free software. If you don't see what you want in the above lists, you could always search Google's Play store - there are many more free apps there as well.

by HAN on 20. December 2012 - 10:00  (103782)

Swipedia

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antheu.swipedia

After use it, I'm sure it is the best wikipedia client.

by Juxxize on 12. December 2012 - 10:24  (103539)

I'm glad we have airdroid reviewed on gizmo's because I'm loving it http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/enjoy-your-android-experience-ov... no more struggling with tiny phone screens to send texts ha ha

by Anupam on 10. December 2012 - 21:25  (103493)

A good IRC client :

AndroIRC : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androirc

It's pretty good. Can be added to Messaging section. Another one I tried and seems to be quite popular is Yaaic, but I did not find it to be that good.

About WhatsApp, it's only free for the first year. After that it costs money.

by Juxxize on 12. December 2012 - 10:16  (103538)

good point the 1st year is free and it's $0.99 there after i think go sms pro is free text between other go sms pro users https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jb.gosms&feature=top-free it's listed above , i don't think there is a years limit on that like whatsapp

by Anupam on 12. December 2012 - 10:35  (103540)

I tried Go Sms Pro but didnt like it. It's not a messaging software actually, it's mainly for stock sms replacement.

If you are looking for a free messenger app, then besides whatsapp, there are others like Kik Messenger, Viber, etc. I guess Whatsapp is popular because it does not require you to register and make a new ID, but it just uses the phone number.

by systemcrash on 9. December 2012 - 14:45  (103461)

I think it might be worth adding a suggest a app section. Although there are so many it might be impossible to review all the ones suggested. Or maybe a member based suggest a app by category. Not reviewed but alternatives to the the apps that have been reviewed.

Something that might be worth testing and reviewing

Bitdefender Power Tune up
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitdefender.tuneup

TrendMicro optimizer
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trendmicro.mobileutili...

Utter Voice recognition - This one is in BETA still needs some work but seems very promising when i was testing it out.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brandall.nutter&featur.....

by Juxxize on 12. December 2012 - 10:05  (103537)

i like the look of these apps i might give them a spin on my phone.

by mariebio on 5. December 2012 - 20:20  (103383)

There are no money saving apps on here and I think they are fantastic. The new Visa one is great: https://www.visaoffers.eu/uk/page.do?page=competitionWelcome&origin=Vari....

by MoreDoor on 3. December 2012 - 10:18  (103279)

PDroid should be a featured sticky in this section.

As a privacy assuring framework mod poorly conceived apps will be unable to violate the user

by ask4it (not verified) on 30. November 2012 - 14:33  (103112)

Someone was trying streetquest - run is a game? Really nice game if you dont like to stay at home 24/7 :)

Here is ling to store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.scapaflow.streetquest

by kamin (not verified) on 20. November 2012 - 20:58  (102638)

I "couldn't live without" anymore:

- "SMS flash" - show (transparent) sms on top of anything, dismiss or reply by click or proximity sensor. no internet-permission.

- "wave control" - use your proximity-sensor to control your music.

- "copipe", a clipboard in your notification-bar.

- "haxsync" finally sets my friends fb-pictures as contact-pics.

- "livescore widget".

- "swipe pad" - reaches "any" app from within any app.

- "screen filter", when 0 isn't dark enough.

- "shake to shuffle beta" - shake to skip song.

- "elixir 2" - not as system information tool but as the one widget-creator i will ever need.

sorry for the double-posts.

by TheArPee (not verified) on 16. November 2012 - 9:26  (102399)

Have you tried Ovo as a simple timer? Really simple interface and very intuitive.
Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ilumbo.ovo

by lee.7904 on 12. November 2012 - 3:15  (102182)

jus new to these tablets so jus trying to get games!

by Juxxize on 11. November 2012 - 13:34  (102163)

I love my phone but it has a tiny screen so mighty text is great for texting ( when i'm at home anyway) it's really easy to use , install on your browser and phone and your texting from your laptop within seconds.

by Juxxize on 25. November 2012 - 11:20  (102878)

I just thought I'd add , that Pocket is really great too, it helps save money and keep mobile data costs because while I'm at home I sync a load of web pages to it either using the desktop app or via dolphin browser ( it integrates well with dolphin browser for android ) using my home board-band and then while I'm out and about I can view the web-pages off-line saving me from using my mobile data allowance.

by keisha (not verified) on 6. November 2012 - 4:03  (101935)

ohh... and are there any really good apps for reading book outloud??

by keisha (not verified) on 6. November 2012 - 3:51  (101934)

i am trying to find the prank dialer app!! i know they took it off but is there anything remotely similar to that free app?? thanks.. and fingers crossed!!

keisha

ps.. its easier to just email me, unless the comments will get sent back to my email.. im obviously a first timer on here!!

by C (not verified) on 3. November 2012 - 6:04  (101784)

Thanks for the post.. come to know really awesome free android applications..

by Edward Nikolajs (not verified) on 23. October 2012 - 8:02  (101210)

I have been using this new free cloud backup application called G Cloud Backup. It works very well and I have restored from it twice already. You should really check it out as it doesnt need any rooting and can backup everything you may need. I will include a link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.genie9.gcloudbackup&hl=en

You should review it. Thx

by rizwan (not verified) on 20. October 2012 - 15:13  (101111)

I am using this one very good looking full of features alarm clock app,with lot of useful features, tabs screen supported,very beautiful widget to add on your desktop. I am sure you will like this its free try it here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.CurioLogix.DAClock

by Roger0220 (not verified) on 18. October 2012 - 5:48  (100958)

About free application for world clock.
i design this clock app for travelers and business men who are always go all over the world.
this app is very small and smart, of course you can use widget for helping you to show different cities' time on screen.
Jojo, i promise if you use it, you would never uninstall it from you phone.
here is the google play url:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metek.clock&feature=search_result&hl=en

i wish you can have a try