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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, 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 Jaikrishna on 17. April 2011 - 10:44  (70371)

Thanks a lot for the update. Now it works well and good.
I measured the QR image which you previously had. It was smallest of all the sizes available at
Moreover, my camera was a fixed focus one. So, if I got it close, it blurred out and couldn't find anything.

by Jaikrishna on 17. April 2011 - 10:53  (70372)

I think it would be nice if you specify the apps which don't support Apps2SD.
I find it hard to go to Appbrain, search there and find it.

by Deroidz (not verified) on 17. April 2011 - 13:05  (70387)

The first reason I decided to root my Samsung Froyo phone is Droidwall and AdFree apps :)
I used SuperOneClick as friend's suggestion, it was quite easy and probably 'zero'failure. I think it is a safe process.
Not sure about warranty after rooting, but I think if I 'factory reset' the phone, the superuser app will be removed automaticaly.

Another good useful app for rooted device is Titanium Backup free version.

by Jojo Yee on 18. April 2011 - 2:22  (70421)

You're welcome.

by Jaikrishna on 22. April 2011 - 12:47  (70693)

Which is the best free voice chat app for Android?
I think Skype offers that kind of service. But, what are the other choices and which one is the best?
Please add this category below instant messaging area.

by Jojo Yee on 22. April 2011 - 14:38  (70698)

Good suggestion Jaikrishna. "Voice and Video Calls" will be added soon.
Skype is popular but I've not been able to install it on my device for some reasons. Tango supports both voice and video over IP, give it a try, though its desktop client has yet to be developed.

by Jaikrishna on 22. April 2011 - 15:30  (70699)

Can't install skype? Oh!!!
I think tango is not suitable for this purpose. I'd make other people go mad by telling them to create account, download and install app, blah blah....

Btw, I tried the Chess mentioned here. It was good, but this seems better -
This looks good and works well, but doesn't have online gaming or puzzles.

by Jojo Yee on 23. April 2011 - 3:11  (70738)

These are Skype's descriptions at Android Market:

"You need Android v2.2 to run Skype on a Samsung Galaxy S."
"Some handsets may not be supported."

Skype's current rating is 3.5 with 10m to 50m installs, while Tango's rating is 3.9 with 5m to 10m installs, not too bad :>)

by Kushagra Udai (not verified) on 24. April 2011 - 5:00  (70807)

You should add the HowStuffWorks app in the Educational field - it's brilliant!

by Av_Crazy on 25. April 2011 - 18:20  (70897)

Any app with which i can change/edit the notification/status bar on the top ?

by Jojo Yee on 26. April 2011 - 9:49  (70935)

Good suggestion Kushagra Udai. It's now in the list.

by Jaikrishna on 3. May 2011 - 13:44  (71346)

Have you tried's android app. It looks and works good.

I tried meebo but I'm never able to load it on my computer. It is loading forever.'s site loads quickly as fast as gmail.

by J_L on 6. May 2011 - 0:58  (71492)
by Jojo Yee on 6. May 2011 - 3:19  (71498)

Thanks for the suggestion J_L. WhisperMonitor is included with WhisperCore 0.3 which is early beta software with a few Nexus devices supported currently.

by dingbat (not verified) on 6. May 2011 - 16:30  (71534)

Gemini App Manager is pretty nice
- show apps useful information, perfect combination with Elixir
- move apps phone --> SD or SD --> phone
- block apps, it's safer than freezing the apps imo
- for rooted phone, we can control apps autorun. Love this feature for saving battery and memory
- etc

by Av_Crazy on 9. May 2011 - 6:32  (71670)

Still no 1 has suggested any app to edit/modify notification bar on top...

and maxthon browser is pretty good...
and mobo player is much much better than qq player

and jojoyee u have not mentioned any multi platform apps like seesmic,tweetdeck

by Jojo Yee on 13. May 2011 - 9:44  (71848)

Thanks for the good suggestions Av_Crazy. TweetDeck and MoboPlayer are now in the list.

by Av_Crazy on 13. May 2011 - 11:14  (71851)

np...but a word of advice..tweetdeck has been bought by twitter and no 1 knows what will happen of the applciation
and btw my favourite is seesmic

by Jaikrishna on 15. May 2011 - 11:41  (71932)

Time out for RealCalc. Just try handyCalc and you'll never need another calculator, unit or currency converter. It does almost everything I know - from solving equations and functions and graphs. It really Rocks!
Just give it a try at
Play with it for sometime and you're addicted at once.
However, if it is uncompatible with your device you can always download the apk from the developer's site

by sourabh (not verified) on 27. May 2011 - 4:11  (72743)

I am facing problem while merging contacts i.e. contacts in phone book and google contacts and facebook contacts... is there any app for it?

by Human life form (not verified) on 27. May 2011 - 16:54  (72796)

Has anyone tried Android Assistant v2.3.6 (more than a task killer 14 features)

It is by far the best one I have tried so far, very informative best looks tells you not just the usual info about whats running but also how much battery power each app consumes.

So instead of guessing or even worse not knowing at all which apps is power hungry this app can help you do just that, and more - kill it, stop it, uninstall it, show statistics, well too many great options to list just try it and you wont need anything else.

You may like these: SystemPanel Lite, Android Task Manager, Watchdog Lite, Task Manager (Yellow Brush Icon)

by Alex@FE (not verified) on 28. May 2011 - 1:12  (72819)

Thank you for adding File Expert on this list.

For Uninstaller category, we recommend you to check out our newly released app Silent App Uninstaller ROOT, this tool could uninstall apps silently, AFAIK, there're no others uninstaller apps could do this on the market.

by Anonymous1313 (not verified) on 28. May 2011 - 8:32  (72833)

As far as I remember, Go Contact can do the job (supports also contacts from Google and Facebook).
I had to unistall it though because of strange behavior with Task Switch app I like (more clicks than usual)

by Anonymous1313 (not verified) on 28. May 2011 - 8:44  (72835)

I like CalWidget for displaying events on the front screen
Pretty simple unlike other calendar widget I've tried, customable size and color etc, and quite light.

A minus point is just it uses only default calendar app

by LiveView (not verified) on 30. May 2011 - 5:25  (72918)

Want to share a bit about GO Launcher EX (mine currently 2.29). I've tried other free launchers on the market such as ADW, Launcher Pro etc, well I think I like this launcher
* create folders on app drawer
* hide icons on app drawer, and lock apps
* loop dock, up to 15 icons
* glide up/down action on home screen, useful for adding app on it like lock screen etc instead of using icon
* never got any FC so far
* using more memory than ADW and LP
* unlike ADW, I can't change app icon manually. Maybe it could (?)
* less cool free themes and icons

I can stay with only 3 pages on home screen using this launcher, with free space for widgets

by (not verified) on 30. May 2011 - 10:46  (72927)

Did any one check Talking Tom Cat fun game, if not must checkout Talking Tom Cat its really amazing and funny game for all ages. You can free download Talking Tom Cat from

[Moderator's note : edited link to point to proper site]

by Jojo Yee on 30. May 2011 - 12:55  (72929)

It is listed here.

by Jaikrishna on 31. May 2011 - 12:59  (72978)

Has anybody seen this?

by Anonymous1 (not verified) on 1. June 2011 - 13:19  (73035)

handyCalc looks pretty complicated.

by Jaikrishna on 2. June 2011 - 14:27  (73114)

Every Scientific Calc looks complicated till we get used to it.
But, Really it has a lot of unique and complex features.

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