Best Free Android Apps

 
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4. Best Free Multimedia for Android
 

 

Best Free Media Player for Android

MX Player (6.8 MB), a powerful video player supports for multi gestures such as pinch and unpinch to zoom in and out videos to fit your screen, left scroll to adjust brightness and right scroll to adjust volume, multi-core decoding, CPU optimization and better subtitle readability. (Review)
 
MoboPlayer (5.7 MB), playback videos in various formats with features including thumbnail displays, subtitles, slide up/down on the left/right side to adjust volume and brightness, long press a file to add to playlist, view properties and more. (Review)
 
QQPlayer (6.7 MB), a video player supports for most popular formats including avi, flv, mp4, 3gp, mkv, mov and more, with added features such as on-screen volume adjuster and a zoom button.
 
mVideoPlayer (1.4 MB), offers three modes of video zoom, supports for subtitle, playlist and a video library browser with thumbnails, video info, search and other optional tweaks. A good replacement of Android's built-in video player.
 
RealPlayer (2.6 MB), enjoy your favorite multimedia content all in one app—either watch a video, listen to music or view a slideshow of photoes. Features include select music by artists, albums, genres or ratings, photo thumbnail previews and various settings. (Review)
 

Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android

Rocket Music Player (6.5 MB) is a solid, fast and useful app with a good set of features including auto-playlists, 5-band equalizer, song rating, tags editing, embedded lyrics, setting a ringtone or even a sleep timer. (Review)
 
TTPod (5.0 MB), play your music files by titles, artist, albums, genres, folders, favorites or playlists, supporting rich features such as a skinnable player, visualization, 10-band equalizer, auto search and display album art and synchronized lyrics, shake to change songs, sleep timer and basic tag editor. (Review)
 
Winamp (6.8 MB), easy to use with a clean user interface. You can play music by albums, artists, songs, genres or playlists, sync files wirelessly with the desktop Winamp, access to Internet radio stations with SHOUTcast, download free music from Spinner or stream it from CDLP. The free version is Ad-supported and has no equalizer. (Review)
 
MyMusicOn Music Player (488 KB), a good directory music player with supports for album art and lyric displays, via either online searching for synced lyrics, LRC files or lyric ID3 tags saved in your music files.
 
3 (Cubed) (895 KB), enhance your experience in playing music with this creative player viewable in Cubed, Wall, Boring or Morph Flow mode, with other useful features inclusive of playlists, a graphical equalizer, widgets, fetching missing art covers and preference settings.
 

Best Free Media Streaming Software for Android

Qloud Media Free (5.7 MB), play your PC-based music, video and picture files on your mobile device everywhere you go, without the need to copy or upload the files as the Qloud Server on your PC streams your shared folders to your mobile via the Internet connection. Ad-supported.
 

Best Free Media Server and Renderer for Android

Flipps (11 MB), formerly iMediaShare, a popular app supports for DLNA or UPnP devices and turns your smartphone into a media server to stream your personal and online media to your TV via local WiFi network. It also acts as a media renderer to play back media content streamed from another compliant device.
 

Best Free Video Sharing for Android

YouTube (6.0 MB), search, share and view videos from the popular video sharing site YouTube with this official app in a clean user interface, or upload a video to YouTube right away from your mobile device.
 

Best Free Video Trimmer for Android

AndroVid Video Trimmer (7.0 MB), split a video file into two separate clips, trim away unwanted parts in a video, or grab a video frame in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. You can also convert videos into MP3 audio files with this app. Some special effects are only for the Pro version.
 

Best Free Movie Resource for Android

IMDb Movies & TV (1.4 MB), watch trailers, browse photos, find latest releases, explore popular charts, rate movies and share movie info from a huge resource of more than 1.5 million titles, and 3.2 million celebrities, actors and actresses, directors and crew members.
 

Best Free Radio Broadcasting for Android

TuneIn Radio (9.0 MB), listen to local or worldwide ratio station streams on the web, find an extensive selection of local radios, music, talks, sports and podcasts from over 100,000 stations, and preset your favorite channels at ease. (Review)
 
A Online Radio (1.0 MB), a complete online radio player for your device to play any channel including mp3, m3u, pls, aac, aacp channels, shoutcast and icecast directories. You can search for channels and save them into your favorite list, plus other useful features including sleep timer.
 

Best Free Ringtone Changer for Android

ZEDGE (2.1 MB), search and preview ringtones by categories, download any you like and set it as your default or contact ringtones, replacing the Android System ringtone which has fewer options. Searching wallpapers for your home screens is included. See also Wallpaper Changer.
 

Best Free Ringtone Maker for Android

Ringdroid (365 KB) incorporates an audio player with a volume unit (VU) meter—easy to use, just slide the start and end markers to make a ringtone by cutting an audio file down to size or recording a new one directly on your device. Supported file formats include MP3, Wav, AAC and AMR.
 

Best Free Lyrics Player for Android

musiXmatch Lyrics Player (6.6 MB), find lyrics of your music while you play it from within the app, identify music through the microphone with the Music ID, or search lyrics from a rich database of over 6 million lyrics in 18 languages.
 

Best Free Computer Piano for Android

My Piano (6.5 MB), a superb piano app comes in with studio quality sounds, various intruments and sound effects, multi-touch, optional two actaves, an integrated recorder with save and load functionality, plus a plethora of other features good for beginners and advanced users. Ad-supported.
 
Magic Piano (17 MB), experience the fun of playing piano with the keyboard in a variety of styles or by tapping on the beams of light to create melodies, share your musical skills with friends, enjoy a large catalog of songs or listen to other players' performances, all in this popular app. Additional songs require in-app purchases.
 

Best Free MP3 Tag Editor for Android

Pimp My Music (2.4 MB), auto fetch missing lyrics and album art covers in various sizes and edit most common tag fields including artist, title, album, genre, lyrics, track, year, composer and comment. It comes with a built-in player and supports formats including mp3, ogg, flac, aac, mp4, m4a and wma.
 

Best Free Remote Control for Android

Gmote 2.0 (319 KB), turn your mobile device into a remote control unit to browse and play music and video files on your computer—install this app on your device and Gmote Server on your PC, once it's set up, just sit back in a sofa and enjoy.
 

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by sourabh (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 8:25  (75744)

Hi friends,
I want to know app. which can record incoming and outgoing calls and compatible on LG P500.

Regards,
Sourabh

by Jaikrishna on 18. July 2011 - 14:27  (75757)

I'd like to recommend Llama - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kebab.Llama
It is an automatic profile switcher based on conditions such as time and location.
It can also perform a variety of actions based on a combination of various conditions.
IN SHORT- It is a free alternative to Tasker

by abhay2009 on 21. July 2011 - 15:21  (75974)

Dear Jojoyee,

I request you to consider adding following apps to the list:

Smart Taskbar (Sidebar) - a fine alternative launcher and multi-tasking app.

Go Weather Widget - excellent free weather widget with a lot of skins and wallpapers!

by Jojo Yee on 22. July 2011 - 9:01  (76018)

Thanks Abhay2009 for mentioning GO Weather which is a good app and added to the list. Smart Taskbar is a nice app too but IMO when compared with Apps Organizer, the latter works more directly and efficiently as a program launcher.

by Jojo Yee on 23. July 2011 - 9:44  (76091)

Thanks Jaikrishna for the suggestion. I've installed the app and need some time to evaluate it.

[Update: This app worked well and added to the list.]

by Jaikrishna on 24. July 2011 - 7:19  (76149)

You are welcome! I'm using the app and its very helpful.
I'd suggest changing its title to "Profile Changer and Automator". Because it can also perform other actions like turning off wifi/bluetooth, closing an application, playing music,..etc.

by Jojo Yee on 24. July 2011 - 8:58  (76152)

That's a good idea Jaikrishna.

by abhay2009 on 24. July 2011 - 12:32  (76159)

Dear Jojoyee,

Today, I am going to suggest 2 new apps which are worth including this list without thinking any further, such is the usefulness and features of the free version of each apps:

1. Juicedefender - a versetile and all-round battery maintenance app.
2. Widgetsoid - excellent widgets maker app for catering all your needs for widgets.

I am sure that you will definitely thank me and compliment me for suggesting these two!

by Jojo Yee on 25. July 2011 - 13:11  (76211)

Thanks Abhay2009 for suggesting more good apps. I'll give them a try and compare with others within a week or so.

[Update: Both apps added.]

by Mobile Software (not verified) on 28. July 2011 - 12:31  (76355)

With NoteRec (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.knowgear.noterec) you can record a meeting, take notes and later playback the meeting jumping to the audio position associated with each note.

by king khan (not verified) on 29. July 2011 - 7:32  (76425)

Easy Filter Call Blocker & SMS is not on the market anymore, anyother sources or similar app? I know Handcent has a blacklist feature, but I want only the filtering functionality and not a replacement for the default sms app.

by Jojo Yee on 30. July 2011 - 2:45  (76502)

Thanks King Khan for the info. You might want to give BlackList a try.

by abhay2009 on 1. August 2011 - 5:26  (76659)

Dear Jojo,

I have replaced Diaro with Colornotes as Diary app. Colornotes is a great app.

by abhay2009 on 1. August 2011 - 10:20  (76685)

Dear Jojoyee,

I was searching the Market for excellent Analog Clock Widget and I found Animated Analog Clock Widget worth to put on my home screen. I found it to be accurate and trendy with 3 skin packs to put on.

by Jojo Yee on 2. August 2011 - 2:21  (76725)

Thanks Abhay2009 for the info. The animated ticking second hand of the clock was pretty cool, though the clock looked a bit oval in shape when tried on my device.

by Gregster on 6. August 2011 - 14:28  (77036)

Hi Jojo and All,

Here is my first contribution. I was searching for a music player, frustrated that most are library based, I need a directory based one but couldn't get on with your suggested MyMusicOn music player.
When I upload a compilation album, I want it to stay as an album, not get scattered around as a hundred thousand artists!
I found MortPlayer, which I'm very happy with, it simply shows my albums.

However, while searching I found the most brilliant music app, moodagent. It has 5 sliders (sensual, tender, happy, angry, tempo) to adjust, so depending on your mood it will search your library and generate and play a playlist, perfect. What it also does is point you in the direction of other related music, online.

Try Cover Art Downloader if you're missing any covers

So now I have all music bases covered, Sorted!

Other apps I use thanks to this list are:
Application Protection (personal / confidential notes in Evernote)
Lookout AV and contacts back-up
Opera Mini (the Only browser to use!)
CamCard Lite
MoboPlayer

Other apps:
SlideIt Soft Keyboard for all my typing
Smart Rotator

Thanks for a brilliant site!!!!!!!!!!

G.

P.S. gonna try out Diaro, thanks for the tip abhay2009

[Moderator's note : Names edited of some programs to point to free versions. Commercial program edited out.]

by XMSCAN (not verified) on 10. August 2011 - 3:29  (77349)

Hi guys, we are happy to announce here that we have released ScanCard FREE VERSION (instead of previous lite version) on Android Market.

You would be able to capture images, recognize and save limitless cards. The service is also cloud-based, which means your cards are backed up on the cloud service as well. Then you will be free to manage your contacts anywhere at anytime. The only constraint is that you need a web synchronization account, which is free charge as well, to use the solution.

By far, we are the only “100% free” business card reader working on Android OS, which recognizes Chinese, English and other European languages, with a real performant OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine, accuracy up to 95%+++. Compared to most cloud-based solutions, with ScanCard you are getting the recognized contact information immediately after capturing the business card's image, no need to wait days and hours before getting it on hand.

View ScanCard's video on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/xmscan?v=XP4hqLK410I

View more ScanCard’s reviews:
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Download Link:
https://market.android.com/details?id=scan.bcr.ch

Any comments are welcome! Thanks for your supporting!

XMSCAN

by Joy039 (not verified) on 10. August 2011 - 6:36  (77358)

Go Launcher EX is getting better and better in my opinion.

Anyway, I wanna share this, maybe the easiest way to activate and deactivate either pin or password or pattern screen lock if we set one on. With just 2 clicks :)
First of all, I use pin for screen lock. I prefer to lock the phone to only just some applications. Personal taste.
'Turning off' the security lock password/pin/pattern via Android setting is time wasting :)

I use Simi Clock Widget
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.th.android.widget.gTabsimiClock
2x1 is enough for me as I like clean home screen. Simi Clock can also be used as applications launcher. I set the left tap for No Lock app
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.jraf.android.nolock
So if I don't want to lock my phone, I just use No Lock to disable locking. Same way if I want to lock it (with security pin is always on).

Plus, set Go Laucher EX glide down action for Screen Off and Lock app
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.katecca.screenofflock

Thanks

by Prasad Bharadwaj (not verified) on 10. August 2011 - 9:31  (77368)

HI Jojoyee,

I need email application which can save my inbox read email and read it as and when i needed with attachment.

Currently am using maildroid...this application has a functionality to send and receive email and also to move to sd card ( Memory Card )

Once i download all the email's to my computer mail clinet like outlook...that's end of it..

i will not be able to view email's on my mail droid which is in android phone.

Need a solution for this.

Thanks & Regards
Nagendra Prasad

by Jojo Yee on 11. August 2011 - 4:40  (77421)

IMO a better option is to use a webmail which you can access across platforms and devices from any places. If I understand it correctly, I don't think MailDroid supports for reading Outlook archives or the other way around.

by Jojo Yee on 11. August 2011 - 4:47  (77423)

Welcome your contribution Gregster and thanks for sharing it with us.

by Nimitha (not verified) on 18. August 2011 - 10:15  (77887)

Hi Jojoyee,

I would like to suggest a new app that got released to the Android market a couple of weeks back.

It is myBantu - a free online personal assistant.
myBantu is a free online personal assistant that helps you in dining, movie, shopping and local business needs. It gives you very personalized and relevant recommendations, opinions from friends and web world, online coupons and more.

Check this link: www.mybantu.com
Also, https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mybantu.app

by Vahid (not verified) on 19. August 2011 - 5:26  (77927)

Hi There,

I used both contact managers you mentioned here but didn't like them and ended up with "Go Contacts". Free and cool! based on HTC Sence contact manager I think but great for that am on CM7 at the moment.

Cheers

by mobiappmax (not verified) on 20. August 2011 - 6:20  (78009)

Speedtest.net is widely used for giving key measurements on ping,Easy Filter Call Blocker & SMS is not on the market anymore, anyother sources or similar app? I know Handcent has a blacklist feature

by mattb (not verified) on 20. August 2011 - 14:44  (78037)

rooting and overclocking is a very bad idea. all your doing is making the processor work harder which will shorten the life span of the phone. a better option is to figure out whats causing the problem and fix that. i mean if your car didn't have any power you wouldn't just jam the gas pedal to the floor, you'd take it to a mechanic and see what was wrong with it. fixing problems > band-aids like overclocking.

by Av_Crazy on 27. August 2011 - 13:54  (78441)

Finally i can utilize all the best and hd applciation with my new S2 :D

And here are some apps for u to consider

1. 2 player reactor - great game
2. air control lite - another great game
3. alarm clock xtreme - better than alarmdroid imo
4. android pro widgets - cool set of widgets
5. android lost - many features for free
6. autorun manager - like autoruns for pc
7.appremover - much faster dan easy uninstaller

and many more..will add later

by mattb (not verified) on 30. August 2011 - 23:18  (78691)

id like to recommend weatherbug. its free, tracks your location so it gives you updates where you currently are, has alerts in it. plus its free. its the best and i have tried them all as im a truck driver and knowing the weather is a big help.

by Kathyyy (not verified) on 14. September 2011 - 18:02  (79605)

I like http://smslemon.com. This is Android app to manage smses by the website. I can send, receive, browse and... my smses from phone by the website smslemon.com. This app is very helpful and simple for me. It's worth to check.

by Jojo Yee on 17. September 2011 - 7:09  (79769)

Good suggestions Av-Crazy.

[Update: both Air Control Lite and 2 Player Reactor added to the list.]

by Vahid (not verified) on 20. September 2011 - 7:11  (79937)

Hi Jojoyee,

I have 2 suggestions that have made my life much easier

1. FTPServer. is exactly what its name says

2. automateit which is kind of light, more user friendly and free version of the famous Tasker app.

Now my wifi is enable automatically when I'm at home and my FTP server is also automatically started when I'm connected to my home WiFi and my phone FTP is auto-mounted on my Ubuntu, so: my phone is wirelessly accessible when I get home without touching anything!

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