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Best Free Android Apps

 
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6. Best Free Desktop and System for Android
 

 

Best Free Program Launcher for Android

GO Launcher EX (7.6 MB), support multiple home screens with a pinch to quick jump to any of them, enhanced with themes, resizable widgets and a more powerful app drawer, where you can choose to close all running programs at one go, clear history, hide apps or add a folder to group apps. User preferences can be set for display, dock, app drawer, operation and more.
 
LauncherPro (2.1 MB), increase number of home screens up to 7 and set which one to be the default, with animated screen previews, app launcher with fly-in effect and enhanced scrolling, shortcut dock and smooth scrolling between home screens with no lagging.
 
Apps Organizer (623 KB), allows you to access your apps more quickly via labels or widgets like Internet, Multimedia, Games, Tools or other groups you create. Smart, easy to use, and your home screens are no more cluttered with too many program shortcuts.
 

Best Free Onscreen Keyboard for Android

GO Keyboard (5.3 MB), a popular onscreen keyboard with support for multiple languages and keyboard layouts, correct words as you type, suggest words from the dictionary, sms and contacts, Emoji and fantasy text output, touch-and-slide to select a key variation, keypress sound varieties, voice recognition, themes and plugins.
 
Google Gesture Search (842 KB), find a contact, a bookmark, an application, or even a music track on your device by drawing alphabets and/or numbers on the screen, and instantly launch the app associated with the search result.
 

Best Free Wallpaper Changer for Android

PicSpeed HD Wallpapers (477 KB), browse more than 170,000 HD beautiful wallpapers by categories in high speed on the Internet, mark the ones you like most as your favorites and cycle them for your wallpaper at a time interval you set.
 
Flikie Wallpapers HD (2.7 MB), auto change wallpapers from a selected folder or online from Flikie at time intervals you set, and allow you to search, save and share high quality wallpapers from a great resource.
 
Backgrounds HD Wallpapers (144 KB), search popular wallpapers and tap one you like to set as wallpaper or add to your favorites list. You can also enable slideshow to auto rotate wallpapers from the list at fixed time intervals.
 

Best Free Task Manager for Android

Advanced Task Killer (160 KB), just one tap to instantly conserve memory or stop your selected apps from running without the need to wait until the system does it for you. You can also touch and hold a running task from the list, then from the context menu select 'ignore' to move it to an ignore list, or force stop that particular running app or service.
 

Best Free Task Switcher for Android

Task Switcher (150 KB), press the Home button to reveal the open apps, tap one of them to jump to it or tap and hold to close it. Press the Home button again and you are back to the Home page. You can also use this tool to select your preferred Home app and show widgets.
 

Best Free Default App Manager for Android

Default App Manager Lite (940 KB), which is your default browser or music player? Try this app which gives you a list of apps whether they are set to run by default and allows you to set or reset any of them easily, saving you the trouble of going through multiple steps to change a default app.
 

Best Free Installer for Android

Easy Installer (93 KB), search and install applications (.apk files) from your SD card, with batch install, filtering and sorting. What's more? long press an apk file to do more, for instance, sending an app to friends by email.
 

Best Free Uninstaller for Android

Easy Uninstaller (62 KB), search and sort the apps by name, size or date and multi-select those you wish to uninstall from your device. It makes the process easier and quicker.
 

Best Free Battery Saver for Android

JuiceDefender - battery saver (828 KB), extend the battery life of your Android device easily with just one tap, as it equips with preset profiles and automatically manages battery draining components for you. Some advanced features are limited to the paid version.
 
Battery Dr saver (1.1 MB), view battery usage by display, cell standby, Wi-Fi, phone idle and the system; check battery temperature, level and health; turn off unused services, kill tasks and adjust screen and volume to save battery life. See also Task Manager.
 

Best Free Remote Desktop for Android

AirDroid (3.7 MB), easy to use with a clean and excellent interface—just run it and press Start on your mobile to get an address, enter it into a web browser on your PC, log in with a default password, you can then interact with your Android device wirelessly over a local Wi-Fi by clicking some pretty icons from your PC browser.
 
WiFi File Explorer (1.8 MB), access files on your mobile from a PC browser and copy files between two devices via a local WiFi connection without needing a cable. You can also drag-and-drop files and folders around your device. Some features such as create a new folder, zip and unzip files, transfer multiple files are only available for the paid-for Pro version.
 
Browsix Lite (844 KB), browse the contents of your phone easily from a PC via wireless connection—just enter browsix.com in your browser and you can view pictures, play music and videos on your PC. You can also send and receive SMS from the PC too. Some features such as file operations didn't work well when tested.
 

Best Free Automation Tool or Profile Changer for Android

Llama - Location Profiles (2.3 MB), annoyed at your phone going off at midnight? Use this handy app to change your phone profile to silent or quiet mode automatically during preset time. You can also add more events such as turn off Wifi, switch to airplane mode or take other actions on the conditions you set.
 
AutomateIt (4.3 MB), automate your device by the rules you set—if this is triggered then do that for me. Easy to use, just select a trigger and an action from the lists, tap Save and it does the jobs for you whenever the conditions are met.
 

Best Free System Monitor for Android

SystemPanel Lite (710 KB), a good system monitor to show usage of CPU, memory and storage, network traffic, active applications and internal system processes. It also doubles up as a task manager to terminate applications. See also Task Manager.
 

Best Free System Information for Android

Elixir 2 (5.7 MB), displays detailed info of your device: battery, internal and external storage, processor, memory, telephony, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, location, display, airplane mode, sync settings, ringing mode, camera, camcorder, installed applications, running processes, services and tasks.
 

Best Free System Toolbox for Android

ZDbox (3.0 MB), a handy and superb multi-purpose toolbox including Battery Info, 2G/3G Traffic, Silent Mode, App Lock, Task Killer, Uninstaller and App to SD all in one place. Clean and simple user interface with key status available at a glance and a quick tap to use any tools.
 

Best Free Widget Maker for Android

Widgetsoid (2.7 MB), making new widgets on your home screens has never been easier than this—long press a homescreen and tap Widget, select a size of Widgetsoid Switcher, tick the items you need from the various sections and click Apply. That's it and you can do more with many customization options.
 

Best Free Clipboard Manager for Android

Clipper (1.2 MB), a simple yet powerful clipboard and snippet manager for your mobile device to keep track of anything you copied to the clipboard and make it available right from the notification bar to view, edit and paste.
 

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by KAI (not verified) on 28. October 2011 - 10:58  (82296)

how about Facebook Messenger?

by Jojo Yee on 31. October 2011 - 7:34  (82454)

Thanks Av-Crazy, Maxthon Browser and Elixir 2 are now on the list.

by Jojo Yee on 31. October 2011 - 8:52  (82457)

Good suggestion Bernardz. Wifi Analyzer is now on the list.

by YmerejO42 (not verified) on 1. November 2011 - 6:39  (82515)

Just to let you know, I use GO Launcher EX, and after a friend was bragging one day about how many home screens he had (7), I decided to try with mine... The max is 30, not 9. Once you fill the screen, you can swipe it sideways and add more.

This is the free version, not the paid.

by rylynn (not verified) on 1. November 2011 - 13:43  (82526)

From "Phone and messaging" I'd like to mention about smslemon.com. It's android app to manage sms via web site.

by Back to school. (not verified) on 4. November 2011 - 10:03  (82704)

Retro Calculator is fun if you don't need all the bells and whistles of a scientific calculator.
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.android.calc&hl=en

by Kai (not verified) on 9. November 2011 - 4:09  (82951)

(silent mode timer free)
https://market.android.com/details?id=co.uk.sentinelweb.silenttimer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvLnVrLnNlbnRpbmVsd2ViLnNpbGVudHRpbWVyIl0.

(RD mute)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.raidroid.rdmute&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5yYWlkcm9pZC5yZG11dGUiXQ..

(silence scheduler)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.silence_scheduler&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zaWxlbmNlX3NjaGVkdWxlciJd

timed profiles
https://market.android.com/details?id=ayman.utils.timedprofiles&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImF5bWFuLnV0aWxzLnRpbWVkcHJvZmlsZXMiXQ..

(silent time lite)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.QuiteHypnotic.SilentTime&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5RdWl0ZUh5cG5vdGljLlNpbGVudFRpbWUiXQ..

(phone silencer)
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.peterbaldwin.silencer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5wZXRlcmJhbGR3aW4uc2lsZW5jZXIiXQ..

by Kai (not verified) on 9. November 2011 - 4:10  (82952)

I suggest:

(Shh! auto-silencer Lite)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zeus.chut&feature=also_installed#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwNCwiY29tLnpldXMuY2h1dCJd

(Visidon AppLock)
https://market.android.com/details?id=visidon.AppLock&feature=search_result

by frinjopop (not verified) on 10. November 2011 - 4:38  (83031)

Interested in Friendship, Dating , Relationship etc???

https://market.android.com/search?q=frinjopop

“Frinjo Pop”, search people with same interests as yours.
When two or more people with same interests come in proximity then you get notification. You can either send sms or make a phone call, if both are interested.

[Edit] Unnecessary details removed.

by Mark j (not verified) on 11. November 2011 - 8:31  (83088)

I find WinAmp to be the best free Music player and organizer. Far better than Astro, which is much weaker in music organization in the free version.

by Drizzle (not verified) on 11. November 2011 - 14:23  (83108)

K-9 Mail - sorry but the lack of a search tool for POP3 emails makes this email client useless as far as I am concerned. They claim that such a tool cannot be incorporated into their program (if you doubt me - check out their claims by searching on-line for advice on how to do a search when using K-9 Mail) - however even the standard Android client (to which I have returned - after all I only use my phone to check emails while on the go; it is not as my permanent email client - that is Thunderbird on my PC) has a search tool.

by Devashish (not verified) on 13. November 2011 - 5:45  (83184)

Hey guys,
I found this free app yest
https://market.android.com/details?id=LinkMyWorld.sem
Its a really good and unique app. I think it should be a part of the list too :-)

by Phil Trip (not verified) on 15. November 2011 - 15:04  (83330)

rad.io rocks!

Bubba Army Rules!

by dmoreau on 19. November 2011 - 2:16  (83516)

Hi! Please give my app Georeader a look. It is free and you can learn a ton of history with it and a lot more. It reads to you aloud historical markers when drive by them so you don't have to stop.

by Viren (not verified) on 21. November 2011 - 8:01  (83630)

Can we application for Profile Switching. I got Android just few days ago and still learning. I use DHCP at home and fixed IP at work. So I need to make different profile to work at different places. It can be automatic or manual switching of WiFi Profile which stores all configurations.

It is Sony Xperia Pro. And I use Wifi in both circumstances where there is DHCP as well as Fixed IP used.

by Jostrada (not verified) on 22. November 2011 - 10:20  (83690)

Well Mobeep is a very good free app too. It's another app store that has plenty of digital content like apps, games and videos: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.Ozura.MoBeep&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5PenVyYS5Nb0JlZXAiXQ..

by bygjj (not verified) on 22. November 2011 - 23:40  (83734)

I am a new android user and I thank you all for your suggestions. Im trying them out. Besides your best apps I find xe currency converter a solid free app:))

by Mountainh2o (not verified) on 27. November 2011 - 17:16  (83999)

Yes, take it back! Get a Droid X2 for a less expensive phone, and a Motorola Razr if you have some money to spend. The Motorola Phones ROCK! I get metal detector, flashlights, compasses, two types of barcode scanners, bubble level, super compass, guitar string tuner, speed test, just to name a few!

by Jojo Yee on 28. November 2011 - 8:31  (84039)

You're welcome Bygjj. XE Currency is one of the good apps I like. Try also Exchange Rates which is now added to the list.

by Ross Lewis (not verified) on 28. November 2011 - 10:44  (84042)

Hey folks check out this latest happening app called http://www.myBantu.com , great productivity app for shopping, local search,dining,movie ticket booking etc. Best known for its personalized recommendations. And i heard its now voice enabled :o

by Jim Hazel (not verified) on 28. November 2011 - 18:24  (84058)

I am new with a Droid phone I hope it is easy to use.

by DesElms on 28. November 2011 - 21:35  (84071)

Hmm. Interesting.

In the best free ebook reader category, it's hard to believe the COOL READER...

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.coolreader#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIx.....

...didn't make the cut.

by bygjj (not verified) on 29. November 2011 - 0:19  (84077)

Thanks a lot. I will definitely try it. How about any suggestion for forex monitoring?

by Wizzball (not verified) on 29. November 2011 - 13:47  (84113)

Please review TouchPal Keyboard by Cootek. Seems to be free and supposedly the Global Champion of GSMA Mobile Innovation Award.

by sujaram (not verified) on 2. December 2011 - 15:10  (84288)

livehome is a good desktop organizer better than GO launcher or launcherpro

by hotmale (not verified) on 2. December 2011 - 17:39  (84290)

my suggested sites to download popular freeware android apps are
1- AppsApk.com
2- Cell11.com
3- Fone3.com

by Jaydesmith on 5. December 2011 - 11:43  (84414)

Thank you for your valuable suggestion. I appreciate your listing...

by Kai (not verified) on 6. December 2011 - 8:01  (84476)

Task Switcher
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.shisho.taskswitcher&feature=search_result

A really simple, light task switcher,and useful. Press the home button and all your open active apps appear. Simply press an app to go to it or long press it to kill it. Or press the home button again to go to the real homepage. Then,it's useful because can show widget in task switcher. such as,use flashlight's widget to on device's camera LED quickly with task switcher.

by Jojo Yee on 6. December 2011 - 15:56  (84513)

Thanks Kai for your kind suggestion. Task Switcher is now added to the list.

by steveorg on 7. December 2011 - 17:18  (84586)

I can't agree with the choice for Best Free App Backup. The problem, as App Backup & Restore's market page says, is "App Backup cannot backup data or settings." That is a crucial feature.

Titanium Backup gets my vote. The free version does everything the Pro version does except multiple backup versions and batch restores. Multiple versions is rarely needed, but can be done manually by copying the Titanium Backup on the SD card.

[Moderator's note : Pricing about commercial version removed]