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

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 West Swan on 1. April 2014 - 14:43  (115437)

Hello,

I am trying to fix an issue with a Sony Tablet S

Fortunately it has been rooted as I need to recover some deleted files from it.

My friends partner decided to 'play' with it.

Can you recommend a Freeware program to recover photos, contacts, messages, videos etc?

There are paid versions but I would rather not fork out any cash :-)

Regards,

Paul

by grammygeek on 29. March 2014 - 15:11  (115390)

I would like to recommend a program. I used to use Airdroid to transfer my books to my tablet/phone - that is until I found Wifi Transfer -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififilet...
It is much easer to use thatn Airdroid.

by terrawarra on 23. February 2014 - 3:37  (114604)

I recently bought a Nexus 7.... I've never been crazy about the ipad and its dependence on itunes for any movies... also the ridicuously high price for an ipad here in Australia... $350 to $750 depending on the size.

Very happy so far with the Nexus 7 but I don't seem to be able to find "Adobe Flash Player" for it.
....apparently discontinued for the latest Android.

Do any of you have an alternative replacement for it ?

by Jojo Yee on 23. February 2014 - 3:59  (114605)

@terrawarra, please check out this page "How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?" which may help.

by terrawarra on 23. February 2014 - 4:03  (114606)

Thanks for your prompt advice Jojo.... I'll give it a go !

by terrawarra on 23. February 2014 - 4:46  (114607)

Just downloaded an archived version of Adobe Flash but after reading a little more on various forums, I've decided to hold back on installing until I can be sure that it wont stuff up Nexus 7.

I have the latest version of Android which I believe is KitKat.... too many comments advising against making Flash work with it.

The only other advice I've found is to use the Dolphin Browser but I'm reluctant to part with Chrome.

In the meantime, I'll do a little more homework on the subject.

by terrawarra on 25. February 2014 - 5:10  (114637)

I finally downloaded and installed the Dolphin browser and a "hacked-for- kitkat" version of Adobe Flash Player.

It's working like a charm on my Nexus 7 and I'm starting to actually like the "Dolphin" browser. Not as as slick as Chrome but I sure do like the easy access to bookmarks simply by swiping left to right !

by Freecycler on 1. February 2014 - 11:45  (114122)

360 Mobile Security is a joy to use, and it includes a very convenient Flashlight and Cache Cleaner which work very well. Maybe worth mentioning the program under these categories too?

by Mikezzz on 1. January 2014 - 20:59  (113321)

I would recommend the app called aCalendar. It shows text in the month view on a phone better than Calendar pad does. I have used it for several months and it has always been reliable.
Thanks for this site. I have used it a lot.

by Jojo Yee on 2. January 2014 - 8:50  (113341)

A good suggestion Mikezzz. aCalendar has now been added to this list.

by cnksoft on 2. December 2013 - 9:50  (112689)

Is there any app for recording 1 hour speech (in any format mp3, ogg, mp4)and have option to exclude silence
I cannot find this category int the freeware app section.

by boygnius on 12. November 2013 - 19:42  (112195)
by Jojo Yee on 13. November 2013 - 5:29  (112201)

Thanks for the info boygnius. The link has now been updated.

by avid fan on 18. October 2013 - 11:35  (111560)

many thanks for all involved in the website - it's been a lifesaver for finding good freeware and now it's come in handy again as I get onto android (late, admittedly).

I've built up a good list of apps to add to my new device, but I did notice you're missing one important category - kid's education!

Most people seem to get tablets for kid's educational purposes, and a quick browse on Google Play indicates many many different apps for maths, language and other skills.

We're looking for good apps for kids from 3-6, so if you or others can recommend any particularly good educational apps for them it would be much appreciated.

by Australia on 9. September 2013 - 6:57  (110611)

Highly recommend the game for Android called 'Bottle Crash'
Have had the app on my Note 2 for 3 months, with no problems
The best thing about this game is that the advertisements are not obvious
Many bottles flying up on the screen, and you throw ninja weapons.
Watch out for the bombs that are also thrown in front of you
Highly recommended as a test of concentration
I have no affiliation with this game

by braveangel on 4. September 2013 - 5:30  (110496)

Catch Notes has shutdown. Please remove from the list. http://www.androidcentral.com/catch-notes-service-shutting-down-after-au...

by Jojo Yee on 4. September 2013 - 13:32  (110504)

Many thanks for the info braveangel. This list has now been updated with no Catch Notes.

by JJames on 20. August 2013 - 13:38  (110223)

I always appreciate a good security app, can't have enough security these days... I'll check out Trustgo! Thanks!

by Chilli on 2. August 2013 - 18:07  (109876)

I have not seen any reference to Android Lost
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidlost

It's the best, most simple, cool featured security app I have seen.

Not only can I lock my phone remotely (from pc or other phone), I can remotely unlock it, erase data, send it a message, make it sound a loud siren, have it take a picture, have it display a message like "low battery warning" when the OK is pressed it snaps a picture and sends it to me... If stolen, I now have a photo of the bad guy/gal and also can get the GPS co-ordinates...

Lots of other features too, very useful, very simple app. I just love it. Best security app I found.
http://www.androidlost.com

by mrinmoyjk on 29. July 2013 - 18:24  (109734)

Here are my recommendations:

Keyboard: TouchPal https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cootek.smartinputv5&hl=en (has swipe typing and additional languages)
System Toolbox: All-in-one Toolbox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=imoblife.toolbox.full&hl=en
Launcher: ssLauncher https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.launcher (most innovative launcher with infinite customization options)
Battery saver: Battery Doctor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ijinshan.kbatterydocto...

by Av_Crazy on 28. July 2013 - 19:47  (109713)

Hey remember me ? Been a long time since i posted here
Jojoyee there are many apps in your list that dont follow the holo guidelines
Also as Android 4+ has higher market share there is a huge lack of holo and android 4+ apps

Also the icon for evernote seems to be from ios version

Here is my list after a long time , categorised -

E book reader
Fabrik - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.icereader

Calendar
Digical - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digibites.calendar [Holo]

Notepad
Google keep - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep

Personal finance
Expense manager - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.markushi.expensemanager [Holo]

Converter
Flib - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tendaysoneapp.flib.con... [Holo]

Image editor
Aviary - http://market.android.com/details?id=com.aviary.android.feather

App backup and restore
Helium - http://market.android.com/details?id=com.koushikdutta.backup
[Can backup even app data - see description]

Program launcher
Nova Launcher - http://market.android.com/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher
[Android 4+ launcher]

Antivirus
Bitdefender - http://market.android.com/details?id=com.bitdefender.antivirus

Weather
Eye in sky - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citc.weather [Holo]

Social networking
Tweetdeck is dead so plz remove it from the list

Games
7x7: http://market.android.com/details?id=me.kiip.skeemo
Beach Buggy Blitz: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.vectorunit.yellow
Dead Trigger: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.madfingergames.deadtrigger [One of the best fps]
Nimble Quest: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.nimblebit.nimblequest [ Best casual game for me ]
Quantro: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.peaceray.quantro [Tetris clone]

Other utilities
AppGratis: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.imediapp.appgratis [ Get one free app per day ]
AppSales: http://market.android.com/details?id=net.tsapps.appsales [know which apps are on sale]
CritiCall: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.criticalltrial [phone rings for ur close ones even when on silent]
Flava: http://market.android.com/details?id=net.greenmon.flava [ Capture your life ]
JStock: http://market.android.com/details?id=org.yccheok.jstock.gui
LoaderDroid: http://market.android.com/details?id=org.zloy.android.downloader
Screebl Lite: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.keyes.screebl.lite [ keep your screen awake when phone is in your hands ]
TickTick: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.ticktick.task [ To do list ]
Wakelock Detector: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.uzumapps.wakelockdetector [ Know which apps are hogging your battery ]
reddit sync: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.laurencedawson.reddit_sync [ Best reddit client - should be posted in Social networking section ]
utilitas: http://market.android.com/details?id=it.utilitas [ all in one ]

by Jojo Yee on 29. July 2013 - 8:14  (109725)

Certainly yes Av_Crazy, you have been one of the great contributors to recommending good apps including this list.

And yes the Holo theme design introduced since Android 4.0 ICS is a good trend for better cohesion between all apps on the Android OS and I believe more apps will adapt to it soon. I'll look into those that you've specifically recommended.

The Evernote icon has now been fixed.

by robyn26 on 8. July 2013 - 5:58  (109034)

I didn't know phones or ipads could get viruses. Thanks for the great advise here.

by abhay2009 on 25. June 2013 - 14:52  (108713)

I have come across an amazing backup and sync app for all devices and pc called Scatter. Dear Jojoyee, I highly recommend to add to this list

by Anupam on 26. June 2013 - 10:01  (108734)

Please post links for the apps, when you post suggestions. The app suggested is here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appfour.scatter

Users are advised caution as the app is in beta.

by DaRK.STaR on 22. June 2013 - 2:19  (108652)

May I suggest to add Viber to the Best Free Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for Android list? I know it had some ups and downs along the time, but the newer versions have improved the voice quality a lot and they have finally launched the desktop app that works pretty well too.

by Australia on 29. May 2013 - 4:46  (108112)

Regarding the "Best Free Apps Protection for Android"
I recommend APP Lock by DoMobile Lab. Has excellent reviews on Google Play
I have installed and used it on Samsung Note 2, and it is a rock solid stable app to lock any or all apps you chose
I have no affiliation with this program

by Jojo Yee on 30. May 2013 - 8:08  (108145)

A good suggestion Australia. APP Lock is now added to the list.

by IO.Hazard on 2. May 2013 - 16:05  (107438)

I received a mail from Astrid yesterday morning announcing that it has been bought by Yahoo!. They say the app will keep working for 90 days starting from may 1st and it will be gone after that period. You have to visit the app's site for more info about how to download and clear your personal data.

by Jojo Yee on 4. May 2013 - 9:40  (107460)

Good info IO.Hazard. Astrid is now delisted.

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