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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 10 months ago FIRSTLIONHEART

I have done both computer hardware and software design since 1985. Owning my own computer company for a couple decades has filled my retirement years with opportunities to work for the greater good in computers which is all done free of charge. I'm looking for some animation software which is not to expensive where I can make minor changes to photos and create gif animation files. I could use my Adobe Account to get what I need but I've given them enough over the years. I did 10 solid years in software design so I might have time to work on projects here but my community service work comes first. I need no income, life has been good to me. I'm not saying I won't help but I'm not looking for a job either.

I had no idea what to write here so I just like it is.

Regards,

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 9 months ago mklalli

FYI
MS GIF Animator comes from Softronic which includes this in their EULA:

"In addition, a toolbar will be offered, and it shall change the User’s home page, default search settings and 404 error traffic, in the event the User selects such options."

The install option is set by default to install and includes this paragraph:

"By choosing to install and automatically enable the appbario19 Toolbar and SearchProtect in your web browser and set the search features you agree to these products’ terms, license agreements, and privacy policies. I also agree to the Value Apps terms and privacy policies, which may include third-party apps that may access, collect, and use your personal data, including your IP address and the address and content of web pages you visit. By clicking Next you accept the legal terms and the privacy policy of SpeedTest 137, which places a shortcut"

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 9 months ago Anupam Thanks for the alert. Have now changed the download site for the product :). view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 9 months ago Sahil Waste Thanks anupam. view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 9 months ago Anupam My pleasure :). view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 8 months ago chefleez

Gif Ap works ... PhotoScape comes with a bunch of unwanted software ... MIcrosoft Gif Animator appears to only read already made gifs and opens them up but does not create new gifs.

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 8 months ago Jojo Yee Different from your finding chefleez, Microsoft GIF Animator did allow for creating, editing and saving as new animated gif files with no issue as I tested it on Windows 7. view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 8 months ago chefleez

Sorry my previous comment had some text missing. GifAnimator worked fine. MicrosoftsGifAnimator only opened existing gifs I could not see how to create a new on with Microsoft gif animator.

Thanx for bringing this to my atention.

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 8 months ago Jojo Yee You're welcome chefleez. You will need to have individual gif files ready for input to Microsoft GIF Animator, which shall then combine them and save as a new animated gif file. If you have image files in other formats, try some free products suggested at Best Free Digital Image Editor to convert them to gif formats before using Microsoft GIF Animator. I hope I've got your point right. view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 8 months ago Sahil Waste thanks jojo ;) view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 5 months ago dommyshan9

Hi! I read through the products...and er, wondering if there is any features that you didn't list that includes animating by dragging the mouse around while the program records your movements?

Like, you drew a happy face, then select happy face, and press record, and you move the happy face around with your mouse to make it dance. then hit Stop Recording and you can play back the animation.

Do any of the programs you listed do that? Yeah I saw the features listed, but maybe it wasn't important enough to mention? Just checking :D

Because I've been searching for the past 2 days looking for such a program. I remember I had such a program many many years ago (when I was using the new Windows XP system). For the life of me, I can't remember the name or what the interface looked like.

It may not even be an animated gif program. I'm desperately going around the internet asking people now. Thanks if you or any of the users here know of a program that can do this type of mouse-recorded animation! :)

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 years 5 months ago Sahil Waste Hi Shan, What you are looking for is not a animation program but a screen capturing utility, a screen capturing utility can capture dancing smiling face dragged by mouse. But, as per my knowledge it is not possible with gif animators, if in case i am wrong please correct me, as i love to know this. ;) But if you are looking for something similar to this(i created this as an example): http://tinypic.com/r/213ncbd/8 I created this with the help of: 1. A screen session recorder and 2. A Paint program you can also create something similar with the help of these or similar products, Please refer to our Best Free Paint Program(http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-paint-program.htm) and Best Free Screen Session Recorder(http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-screen-session-recorder.htm) sections. If you need further help, you can drop a reply here or post a topic in our forum (http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum) ----- Sahil :) view
Best Free Animated GIF Maker 2 years 1 month ago AISHIITERU

i'm searching for a easy way to turn my normal picture into a GIF image with a cool effect ! so what editor has layouts tha spinn or have effects how can something this simple be so hard to find ? i hope you guys know something i can use for this !

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 7 months ago gizmogirl85

There's a game... I think it's called 3D Cats or 3D Flying Cats.... it's pretty addictive too but is a battery drainer. The cat meoows when you crash sometimes growls a bit, actumy feel bad for smashing his rocket into a wall.

Es file explorer is universally the best file manager in terms of simplicity and options. Have used it on both HTC and Samsung.

SuperSU is better than Superuser IMHO especially now with the new updates.

Google Drive is awesome for storage space and versatility as you can open and create virtually anything using docs without having to install office software. Kingston Office I think its called is an amazing free office manager of you want one.

Titanium Backup and My Backup are great apk and data tools. My SMS backup is handy too.

I use win amp for music player but Apollo is great as well.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 7 months ago Anupam Sorry, had to remove one of the games you mentioned, because it's not free. Please take care to suggest only free apps, as our site is about freeware. Thanks for the suggestions. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 6 months ago Luftmensch

Audiogalaxy no longer seems to be available on GooglePlay, and the website is also unavailable. This should probably be removed from the Best list. Does anyone know of an alternative?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Thanks for the feedback Luftmensch. It's now removed from the list as Audiogalaxy has been discontinued due to its acquisition by Dropbox. When available, a good alternative will be added to the list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Update: added "Qloud Media Free" as an alternative to Audiogalaxy. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 6 months ago das.markus

Great list Jojoyee!
I myself love to play games on my phone some now and then. I am a huge fan of racing games and I found GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+ to be one of the best free games around. It is a 400MB download, but if you have a WiFi connection it's worth downloading it.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 6 months ago pratomorone

Hello, JoJoyee...

The photos for Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run are reversed!

Thanx for a great piece of research! Keep it up.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Thanks pratomorone for pointing out. They are now fixed. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago wdhpr

Just got my first smartphone which runs on Android. I've installed many of your suggested apps and they all seem to be high quality. Thanks for your work on this list.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago iawi

Best Android Navigation Apps

Add OsmAnd. By far the most powerful mapping App for Android.

Uses off-line OSM maps (no data download but online also available) and includes voice guidance, gpx track recording, contours, etc etc.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago twinkler

Thanks for this great list!

aContacts hasn't been updated in over three years and its Play listing says "Not fully compatible with Android 2.0"

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Yankiwi

This listing of Android apps is superb, as always, but I'd like to add a small note of caution about Ringdroid. It's a great program and works well, but when I repeatedly found icons for gambling and other unwanted applications on my home screen, I finally tracked down Ringdroid as the source. As a result, I uninstalled it, as I don't need to create ringtones regularly, and I can always reinstall it briefly if I want to create a ringtone, then uninstall it again.

If anyone has reliable information that this problem is no longer happening with Ringdroid, that would be good to know, but until that is known for sure, users should be aware that Ringdroid may install all kinds of junk apps on their phones.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Jojoyee Thanks for the feedback Yankiwi. So far I've not experienced unwanted app icons on the home screen resulted from Ringdroid. Check if you have installed Ringdroid developed by Ringdroid Team or the Social Edition by another developer, and if you have installed the app directly from the Play Store. According to the developer, Ringdroid is an open-source project and it does not contain ads. You may also email the developer to find out more. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Yankiwi

Hi, Jojoyee,

Thanks for the info. I've never downloaded any app from any source other than the Google Play Store, so I'm sure it was that version of Ringdroid. I scanned with AirPush Detector, which found that Ringdroid contained AirPush, because I'd noticed occasional app icons on my home pages ("Slotto" and others). The unwanted app icons would only appear occasionally while I had Ringdroid installed, but they have never appeared since I uninstalled Ringdroid.

As I said, I really liked Ringdroid; it's a great program, does what it says it will do, and does it well, but until I'm sure that it's not going to load junk onto my phone, I'll only install it long enough to create a ringtone (which I rarely do), then immediately uninstall it. However, if others have better or newer information to the contrary, I'll be glad to hear it.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago mjuice7

hi yankiwi, i think you may find that you have downloaded a knock off copy of ringdroid from google play. it is called ringdroid (social edition) by song qinglin. a while ago i did the same as ringdroid had not developed their most excellent app for ice cream sandwich/jellybean at the time i needed it. it did exactly the same things as you have detailed..crap dropped all over my screens from airpush. i finally tracked this down with the excellent dr. web. as far as i know & have experienced ringdroid has never done what you have detailed. ditch the fake app & get the real thing. as you stated it is a great app.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago jwalantsoneji

BillPin which has acquired Billmonk just now has a good Android application for sharing bills.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Yankiwi

Hi, mjuice7,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I just went to Google Play and checked out both Ringdroid apps. After reading them both, I'm quite certain that I had the one from the Ringdroid Team, and for three reasons:

1) Because of the obvious difference in the two icons (I'd never before seen the blue and white emblem in the "Social Edition" icon);
2) Because I've never heard of "song ginglin," but seem to remember reading something about the "Ringdroid Team" before; and finally (and most important),
3) Because I am cheerfully "anti-social" and heartily detest Facebook, Twitter, and all other annoying forms of "social media" or anything that even remotely smacks of that, so I would never download the "social edition" of anything!

Ringdroid is indeed a great app, but for now I'll play it safe and leave it off my phone unless I have a reason to load it in order to create a specific ringtone. I hope others enjoy it and find it "AirPush-free."

Thanks again for your post.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago jausick2232

in need of assistance...my phone has been hacked and ive tried so many downloads and even bought a new phone that i sleep with at night and somehow it keeps happening...im starting to go nuts like its my personal mission to stop this from happening...any help is greatly appreciated

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago mr6n8 The Ringdroid app linked from here is not a blue and white icon. It is redish note with a yellow scissors. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ringdroid the Rindgdroid app with a blue and white emblem is from a different developer https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.media.ringtonemaker#?t..... view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago mjuice7

just to visually clarify:

This is the good Ringdroid:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ringdroid&feature

This is the evil, crap, fake Ringdroid (Social Edition):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ringdroid.social&featu...

Both look like the same icon except that the Social Edition (the evil, crap, fake Ringdroid) has a white circle filled in with blue, & a white "in" written on the blue background.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Yankiwi

Hi, mr6n8,

Thanks for your post, but I understood that difference. I was simply trying to use that difference to explain to the previous poster that one of the reasons that I knew that I had downloaded the original Ringdroid app and had NOT installed the "social edition" version from the alternate developer was that I had NOT seen that additional blue and white emblem before. Just to be sure I'm being clear, the Ringdroid I downloaded was the original Ringdroid with the icon that had only the reddish note and yellow scissors you described and did NOT have the additional blue and white emblem.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding.

Cheers

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Yankiwi

I agree (as noted in my posts 106877 and 106897).

Thanks for your post.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago mr6n8 OK I misread your previous post. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago DaRK.STaR

Nice list!

I just got a tablet and I wanted to install an antivirus. This listing shows lookout and avast as the best ones but the best antivirus for android (your review) shows trustgo and avast as the tops choices. Who am I suppossed to believe? Does anyone else have some any suggestions?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago Jojoyee Thanks for your kind comment DaRK.STaR. TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security is a new top pick selected by our fellow editor IO.Hazard in the review article. It's now updated in this mega list. Give it a try and hope that you'll like it. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 5 months ago DaRK.STaR

Wow, that was a quick response! Thanks for helping me Jojoyee.
Once I read your response I installed trustgo but then I went the lookout way. Now I'm trying to make up my mind between the two :P
I love your QR codes scheme. I just point 'n shoot and I go to the app I want fast 'n easy. Great Idea!

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 4 months ago IO.Hazard 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. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 4 months ago Jojoyee Good info IO.Hazard. Astrid is now delisted. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 4 months ago IO.Hazard My pleasure Jojoyee. BTW, you're doing a cracking job providing Gizmo's visitors with this constantly updated megalist. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 3 months ago Australia

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 3 months ago Jojoyee A good suggestion Australia. APP Lock is now added to the list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 3 months ago DaRK.STaR

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.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 3 months ago abhay2009

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 2 months ago Anupam 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. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 2 months ago robyn26

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 1 month ago Av_Crazy

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 ]

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 1 month ago Jojo Yee 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. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 1 month ago mrinmoyjk

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...

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 1 month ago Chilli

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 1 month ago JJames

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 2 weeks ago braveangel

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee Many thanks for the info braveangel. This list has now been updated with no Catch Notes. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 7 years 2 weeks ago Australia

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 11 months ago avid fan

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.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 10 months ago boygnius

Looks like the dialer link has changed to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.dialer.DialerOne

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for the info boygnius. The link has now been updated. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 8 months ago Mikezzz

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.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 8 months ago Jojo Yee A good suggestion Mikezzz. aCalendar has now been added to this list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 8 months ago Prof. Jewell

Is it time for its own category, viz. Offline Navigation (GPS) Apps, ?

For example, I would like to see a comparison between OsmAnd and Copilot Live V9

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 7 months ago Freecycler

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?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 7 months ago terrawarra

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 ?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 7 months ago Jojo Yee @terrawarra, please check out this page "How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?" which may help. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 7 months ago terrawarra

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 7 months ago terrawarra

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.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 7 months ago terrawarra

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 !

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 5 months ago grammygeek

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.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 5 months ago West Swan

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

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 5 months ago rickybobby

A compelling list, no doubt about it. Thank you for making it.

Two comments:

1. The ZArchiver icon has changed to a new one, update it please.

2. I would like to recommend a very small file manager called 'Fo File Manager' https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seazon.fo It's a 330Kb download and shows the file attributes of any APK files you have, including the minimum version required. It also displays image files while showing their width and height. No ads, light and fast even on my old 800mhz phone running android 2.3.6.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 5 months ago Jojo Yee Many thanks for your kind comments Rickybobby. The ZArchiver app icon has now been updated. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 6 years 3 weeks ago daviodan

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapfactor.navigator

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. Map and app updates are FREE every month.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail

AquaMail is an email app for Internet and Exchange mail, for Android 2.1 and higher.

Easy automatic setup for popular email services: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, FastMail, Apple mail services (@me.com / @mac.com), GMX, AOL, and more. Recognizes mail accounts at domains hosted by Google Apps, Yahoo BizMail, and others.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 11 months ago BillK

I use Battery Doctor (Battery Saver) by Cheetah Mobile. It seems pretty good.
I also use Cheetah Mobile antivirus (CM Security) and Clean Master.
They seem to have good apps.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 9 months ago UserError

I've been using a very lightweight but still great file manager called Simple Explorer. It has material design, root capabilities, 100% free, and open-source.
You won't find it on the PlayStore, though. If you want to check it out, you must go to the official XDA thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2330864

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 9 months ago bernardz Some of the stuff on this list looks old Navigator SNAV https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_nightclubto... Speed increase DU Speed Booster https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TMillerApps.SpeedBoost... Currency converter https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oanda.currencyconverter Find my car Note also works well to get back to hotels and restaurants in strange towns https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elibera.android.findmy... view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 9 months ago viveksingh

This website organized the apps in a perfect way. Interested user can easily find the required apps and games by exploring the desired categories.
User can also read the user reviews and comment relating to app and find the interested software. In very few website you can find such valuable information.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 9 months ago morrig

For some reason could not install Magic Piano by Smule on my tvbox which is seen as a Nexus 10 but will on my phone DG550, but found another great app for learning the piano or just playing with.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamestar.perfectpiano&...

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 7 months ago sonystrife

360 Clean Droid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.cleandroid

-cache & junk cleaner (better than 1tap cleaner, BUT BE CAUTIOUS)
-startup manager
-memory booster
-privacy shredder
-nice & sleek ui layout ;)

i stopped using 1tap cleaner since it has quite many intrusive ads

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 7 months ago Anupam Jojo, would be good to add file transfer apps like Xender, Superbeam, or Shareit, which use wifi direct to transfer files at a really fast speed. Did not know about these until recently, and people should know about it. Maybe cover one of these in an app of the week article? Also cover backup software for contacts, sms, etc, like SMS Backup and Restore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRe... or Mobile Backup III: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobilehome.backup&hl=en view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 7 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks Anupam. Will look into the apps you've suggested. Update: SHAREit has now been added to the list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 5 months ago hiccup

Thanks Jojo Yee great post

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 5 months ago LukeSBE

What, no Hearthstone? Finally available on Android phones as well...

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 5 months ago AndrewK

The best free ebook reader for Android is Aldiko - I've tried them all and this is the only one that handles Adobe DRM, renders accented Greek and Hebrew with the default font, and can handle a 56Mb epub file.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 4 months ago timoti

Is there a best free Calendar for Android e.g. something that would sync with Outlook 2007's Calendar on my Windows 7 laptop?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 1 month ago LukeSBE

You should check out Dreamify (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.dreamclientionic895102)

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 4 years 10 months ago suhas

Hi All..

My name is Suhas, currently working in Mysore, India.

I would request you to let me know whether is there is any Messaging App, in which its possible to Create Folders / Sub-Folders like Inbox / Sent Items / any other customized folders, so that I can organize messages accordingly to different folders.

Now, I am using Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 mobile and please let me know if you come to know about the App, which allows to create folders in Messages

My Email-ID is: [removed by moderator]

Thanks,
Suhas

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 4 years 10 months ago Australia

I have found "Clean Music Player" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myskyspark.music)
It thankfully has no advertisements whatsoever, nor adware

I have been a member here for over 3 years, and have no affiliations to any developers.
I am concerned there is not enough disclosure on TechSupportAlert of whether recommended smartphone apps request permission to download full screen advertisements to the phone. Free apps are increasingly becoming this intrusive, as well as potentially leading to freezing of smartphones. My phone has recently become almost unusable due to full screen ads, including when I was videoing at someones wedding !

Unlike the Windows section, there is no disclosure of which apps are the most intrusive, in terms of adware, monitoring of user activities, phoning home, and potential for access to contact lists etc when this is not relevant to the app. I am finding it almost impossible to find Android apps that dont want to track me, use adware, or access more of my phone than it necessary. Are there any apps anymore that DONT do these things ??

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 10 months ago talkback10

I recently bought a new Moto E4 phone with MetroPCS. The phone has a feature to block your chosen numbers calling in but it simply reroutes the call to voicemail. I need to block certain numbers from even being able to call in to my number.
Anyone know of free Android based apps that can do that?
Thank you

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 8 months ago HiTechHiTouch

The last two links in Best Free Program Launcher for Android are dead (playstore can't find the app). The first one doesn't point to the base package, but to a customization update.

What's happening to launchers in general? Many are disappearing!

PS: Still looking for a light weight "just icons and widgets on a home screen" launcher.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 8 months ago Jojo Yee Appreciated your kind feedback HiTechHiTouch. Both links are now removed from the list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 7 months ago Bulina

Please also check lichess, i think îs an awesome application for chess.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 5 months ago chirag_patel

Thank you so much to provide an amazing list of free applications!

I would like to add my experience too.

'ShotOn for Motorola' is completely a free application that auto adds 'Shot By(your name)' and 'Shot On(Your device name)' to the photo you captured from the built-in camera.

Just take a look at it's features: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shotonwatermarkstamp.addshotonformotorolaphotos

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 5 months ago terrawarra

Thanks Jojo.... some good stuff there although I didn't see much in the way of ad-blockers.
I just hate adds and pop ups. They're an invasion of my privacy and an insult to my intelligence.

This is my main stopper: "AdGuard AdBlocker" available on the play store

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 5 months ago Jojo Yee

A good suggestion terrawarra and it's a good category to add to this list.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 5 months ago terrawarra

Thanks Jojo....
..... in the meantime I'll do some cherry picking from your latest list of android apps.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 5 months ago terrawarra

G'day talkback10,
Here's a nice selection of ten apps that should suit your needs.
https://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/12/featured-top-10-best-call-blocker-apps-android.html
.....or you can continue using your Moto E4 built in blocker simply by disabling your voicemail.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 5 months ago terrawarra

Thanks for your tip for "Blokada" Jojo....
will certainly give this one a trial.
cheers

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 2 months ago NearMinder

Thanks for this article Techsupportalert!

I would also recommend NearMinder, which is the only app to send you reminders based on your proximity to your contacts! With this app you can easily set reminders for things you have to do when meeting people and get notified when these people are nearby. It also works for location-based reminders.

You can try it via this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nearminder.nearminder

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 1 month ago kt

I would like for you to add the category Android mind mapping apps to the list.

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