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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 Av_Crazy on 1. January 2012 - 17:35  (86343)

Poweramp is trial , link2 sd and titanium is for root users , and imo task killers are not necessary for android , gmx mail is not in english ... other suggestions are good..thanx

by Jojo Yee on 2. January 2012 - 4:54  (86383)

There're two popular schools of thoughts whether you need a task killer for your Android device. One says Yes and the other No.

By design, Android determines for you if it needs to get rid of a process that is not needed by force-killing it, based on its memory management and the apps telling it whether they are running services. (See also Multitasking the Android Way)

Taking the advantage of this design, quite a number of apps don't offer you to close the programs other than pressing the Back button to send them to the background. But there're cases where you still need to actually stop an app without waiting for the system to do so.

Just for example, when I run a game, it always goes back to the stage where I left off. To go back to the beginning stage, I'll need to access the system by going to Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications, and select the game app to 'force stop' it. Or rather, I would run a task killer to do it more quickly than repeatedly going through the many steps.

by Av_Crazy on 2. January 2012 - 10:36  (86398)

If using task killer for closing just one or two apps then its fine but mostly people open task killer and press kill all task which does more harm
and most of time it depends on the user...if he/she thinks it will help than he/she will do it regardless any info

by Mesen on 1. January 2012 - 19:42  (86351)

You're right about PowerAMP, Link2SD and Titanium Backup but GMX Mail is english and very useful. GMX Mail was elected best in this site.

Thanks for comments...

by Av_Crazy on 2. January 2012 - 2:02  (86368)

Den maybe my mistake..when i clicked the link for gmx for android market the screenshot were not in english and in comments alos ppl had complained

by Jojo Yee on 2. January 2012 - 2:58  (86371)

The UI of the app GMX Mail is in English so I don't see any problem in using it. Added to the list.

by Jojo Yee on 1. January 2012 - 15:38  (86337)

Appreciated your feedback and many suggestions Mesen. TaskPanel XTRA is now replaced with Advanced Task Killer in this list. Any.DO has been commented at this post.

Update: MX Video Player is a good suggestion and added to the list.

by Av_Crazy on 2. January 2012 - 10:38  (86399)

Why u still havent tested avast ?

by Jojo Yee on 2. January 2012 - 15:25  (86415)

This probably will take us some time to look into as we have more choices of security apps now in the market. Other than Lookout which has been widely used and Avast which was recently officially released as you've mentioned, there're also many others which are worth our attention such as below:

AVG Antivirus Free

Creative Antivirus Free

Norton Security and Antivirus

Dr.Web Anti-virus Light

NetQin Security & Anti-virus

Zoner AntiVirus Free

Webroot Security & Antivirus

Very likely we can set up a separate review category at our site for a more detailed comparison to see how effective these apps are.

by Av_Crazy on 3. January 2012 - 2:38  (86447)

If there's goin to be a seperate review then very good...however if u see this avast has the most features , more features are coming and everything is for free !
also see this chart to see where thy stand in detection

by ivorysoul (not verified) on 31. December 2011 - 4:38  (86264)

Hi I was trying to download the droid apps and it keeps telling me There are no Android phones associated with this account. Please sign in with a different account.Thanks ivorysoul

by Jojo Yee on 31. December 2011 - 9:54  (86272)
by Ivan (not verified) on 30. December 2011 - 18:00  (86240)

Please consider adding Kingsoft Office (English) to Home and Office section. I think it is a great office suite. Feature-rich(editing included) and entirely free!

by Jojo Yee on 31. December 2011 - 3:48  (86261)

Thanks Ivan for the suggestion. Added to the list.

by Kai (not verified) on 23. December 2011 - 12:28  (85803)

Gesture launcher (by Shinji)

launch gesture launcher with skyfish launcher free or task changer ads. That's good shortcut too.

by cberkop (not verified) on 22. December 2011 - 16:56  (85732)

I would like to suggest the following
Call Control - Call Blocker

It has a community Blacklist, as well as your personal list. It blocks calls, sms, spam calls, and much more.

Won Verizon's save time app for the last couple of years.

I have used it for a few weeks now ad it works great.

by abhay2009 on 22. December 2011 - 13:50  (85720)

Dear Jojoyee,

I would like to recommend following good apps to ur attention and request u to review them:
Mobisle Notes - for taking notes and making checklist; comes with reminder/alarm.
StartUp Manager - a very good start up manager.
Mobo task Killer (now Easy Task Killer) with Easy Battery Saver plugin - both are too good. Mobo is automatic task cleaner.
AutoAppOrganizer - it is much much better App Organizer listed herein. Interface itself is praiseworthy. Finally, I got the best App Organizer and launcher.
Sanity - is a very good call manager; runs along with the call; comes with call blocking call recording.
Days left - a nice looking widget for reminding a future task/event.
SeePU - shows cpu activity and available memory in notification. Very handy.
Executive Assistant free - is widget which organizes notifications for missed calls, received messages, calender events, facebook notifications under one widget. Very handy and my favorite!!
AndRoot--- M------- - is a good file manager, though it looks like a root file manager but isn't. (Moderated: Not free)
Habit Streak - a handy app to form any habit.
Quick Exit - provides a shortcut in notification to end any app quickly.
Quick Boot - provides very handy options to reboot or shutdown the phone.
Battery Monitor Widget - is a very good widget and app to show important information about battery state and comes with various alarms necessary for battery maintenance.
ShakeOff - provides a quick way to lock the screen just by shaking the phone.
DeviceInfo - provides a quick view of the system information.

by Anupam on 22. December 2011 - 14:03  (85723)

Please provide links. Without links, and with so much of suggestions, I think you will understand how difficult it will be for Jojo, and the moderators to search for each and every suggestion.

by abhay2009 on 30. December 2011 - 3:29  (86200)

Dear Sir,

Pl consider the following as I feel they are worthy of being included in the list:

1. AutoApp Organizer -

2. Mobisle Notes -

3. Quick Exit -

4. Quick Boot -

5. Screen On Toggler -

6. Seepu -

7. Battery Monitor Widget -

8. Shake off -

9. Deviceinfo -

10. Executive assistant free -

11. Sanity -

12. Startup Manager -

13. Easy Battery Saver + Task Killer -

14. Habit Streak -

15. Appkik -

by Anupam on 30. December 2011 - 10:53  (86222)

Thanks Abhay, much appreciated.

And please, don't call me sir :).

by MidnightCowboy on 30. December 2011 - 13:41  (86229)

No, PM me and I'll suggest something else :D

by abhay2009 on 23. December 2011 - 12:55  (85806)

Dear Anupam,

I agree with u. But I am a user of the android phone. Being a member of this site, I would like to contribute as much as I can. If I suggest more and more good applications, it will be of huge benefit for the user community of this site. However, as I have mentioned the correct names for each app and Jojoyee has explained, there should not be much of a hassle in finding the right applications. In future, I would suggest 2-3 apps at a time with links as required.

by Anupam on 23. December 2011 - 18:50  (85820)

Dear Abhay, we welcome the suggestions gladly, and are ever thankful to the visitors for them. Of course, with the names, one can find them, but still, one has to search, and if there are a whole lot of suggestions, then you can understand, its time consuming to search each and every one of them.

Time is important for everyone. The reason for writing my comment was simple, that the editor does not have to perform time consuming operation for searching and then checking each suggestion. I hope you understand, and thanks for your co-operation.

by Jojo Yee on 22. December 2011 - 14:13  (85724)

It's good to have links but when without, it's ok to me if the app names given are accurate. Quite easy to find them via the Search Box from the Android Market page at

Thanks everyone for giving many good suggestions and I'll go through them one by one.

by Av_Crazy on 21. December 2011 - 20:55  (85642)

Avast for android has been released
kicks all other av's to dust

by Kai (not verified) on 18. December 2011 - 0:46  (85211)


Nice! comfortable for eye and feel cool and clear. Todo that suggest you todo.
and has widget,too,it will be the great todo.

by Jojo Yee on 30. December 2011 - 10:50  (86221)

Any.DO looks pretty good, simple and easy to use. I also like the gesture features such as drag and drop to organize, mark completed task by swiping or clear them all by shaking. That said, syncing tasks with Google Tasks didn't work well in that a task folder deleted from Google Tasks still appeared in this app when I tried it .

A similar app Taskos To Do List | Task List seems to have even more features. Syncing task folders with the Google account worked well when tested but the task items were repeated in my Google Tasks after syncing.

Both apps are potential competitors and would have been better if the above shortfalls are ironed out.

by abhay2009 on 22. December 2011 - 13:52  (85721)

You are right! It may become a favorite todo app!

by Kai (not verified) on 17. December 2011 - 10:30  (85182)

Skyfish Swipe Launcher free

Perfect Task Switcher

Skyfish Swipe Launcher and Perfect Task Switcher both are Great. I recommended launch perfect task switcher by swipe from right edge,yeah,you know.hehe.

by Av_Crazy on 16. December 2011 - 15:32  (85134)

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