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 Jojo Yee on 24. December 2011 - 2:25  (85845)

Defender is a good game to play. Added to the list.

by Jojo Yee on 18. December 2011 - 12:15  (85228)

Espier Launcher worked great and imitated quite closely most features used in launching apps in the iOS, except that overlapping one icon over the other to create a folder didn't work well when I tried it on my Android device. Hopefully its future version will work better.

Many thanks for all the suggestions and they will be looked into.

by Av_Crazy on 18. December 2011 - 19:22  (85246)

Which android device do u have ? ya some bugs are there in espier but its one of the smoothest launchers i found

by Av_Crazy on 23. December 2011 - 12:30  (85804)

Espier updated with widget support

by Kai (not verified) on 16. December 2011 - 9:32  (85116)

Shake Multitasking

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.yousin.shake&feature=search_result

Smart Taskbar

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.smart.taskbar&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zbWFydC50YXNrYmFyIl0.

by The Wizard Billy (not verified) on 16. December 2011 - 6:12  (85109)

I really can't wait to see how "robot assistant" apps are gonna explode in the next year or two. At least the android market breeds competition and innovation between developers- Siri's got her work cut out for her! For instance, I got Everfriends yesterday- and instead of a robotic voice, you have animated cartoons that perform tasks while being entertaining and having personality. It's free too! (And if you think I'm shilling for them, look at all of the 5-star reviews it's got).

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ifree.everfriends&hl=en

by Av_Crazy on 12. December 2011 - 11:12  (84880)

Airdroid - AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage & control your Android device from a web browser Over-The-Air.
Avast mobile security [beta]
Cartoon wars - gunner
Defender
Colosseum heroes
es task manager
equalizer
gifstitch
google+
uno free
ultimate app guard free

by Jojo Yee on 12. December 2011 - 11:41  (84883)

Google+ will be a good addon to the list. Thanks Av_Crazy.

by Av_Crazy on 12. December 2011 - 12:27  (84886)

Also check airdroid - i dont know if u posted any alternative to that but airdroid has the best interface and is very fast and reliable..

by Jojo Yee on 15. December 2011 - 14:35  (85072)

When checked, AirDroid has yet to support video playback on a remote desktop that has been available for Browsix Lite.

That said, this app looks impressive and will still be good to add to the list as an alternative and thanks Av_Crazy for hightlighting it.

by Anupam on 12. December 2011 - 11:23  (84881)

Please provide suggestions with the links, so that its easy for editors and moderators to check. Big lists without links will be simply deleted.

by Av_Crazy on 12. December 2011 - 12:25  (84885)

Sorry anupam cant edit my post now .. will post with links next time
but i have posted the exact names - searching them in the market will give the details

by Kai (not verified) on 10. December 2011 - 8:09  (84754)

Hi,

SwipePad

https://market.android.com/details?id=mobi.conduction.swipepad.android&feature=search_result

Thanks for you attention :)

by Kai (not verified) on 10. December 2011 - 8:00  (84753)

Task Changer ads

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pacosal.taskchangerads&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5wYWNvc2FsLnRhc2tjaGFuZ2VyYWRzIl0.

this ads not annoy or interfere for average user,me too. This advantage is more than bad from ads.

So, AppShaker,Gesture search,and Task Changer ads are Great combination shortcut.
more efficient and more productive.

see ya
Thanks.

by Kai (not verified) on 9. December 2011 - 11:39  (84695)

AppShaker

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.prodigen.appshaker&feature=search_result

by Kai (not verified) on 9. December 2011 - 11:05  (84691)

Move'n Launch Lite

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.probayes.movenlaunch.lite&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5wcm9iYXllcy5tb3ZlbmxhdW5jaC5saXRlIl0.

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]

by RodMUS (not verified) on 8. December 2011 - 0:05  (84611)

Strongly disagree.

Any product that requires ROOT should not be considered for Top 10 status as the Android experimentation community, noble and energetic as they are, is such a small part of the Android market. Most of us don't want to run the risk of bricking our phones and losing our warranties any more than we want to wind a key for 90 seconds to have 10 more minutes of power for our devices.

We want the app to work. We don't want to re-build our phones so they can work.

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 steveorg on 7. December 2011 - 17:23  (84587)

It may be worth pointing out that the operating system provides similar functionality out of the box. At least that's true for 2.2 (Froyo) and later. I can't be sure about earlier versions.

A long press on the home key displays active and recent apps. That screen has a Task Manager button for killing active apps.

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

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

by Av_Crazy on 16. December 2011 - 16:23  (85136)

but not as feature rich as go launcher , no themes , and not updated as frequently as go launcher

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 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 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 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 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:))

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