The best free Android apps you can get right now

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With so many apps available on the Google Play Store, it can be hard to find the one you want. That's why we've put together a list of the best free apps in several useful categories. Some of them offer in-app purchases, but they only make it onto this list if the free version is worth using in its own right, and we've just added six new apps for you to try out.

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The best and most useful free apps

In this list you'll find apps that are free permanently once you install them. Sometimes certain functions are locked until you make a payment, but with the ones below we've ensured that the free functions and features are the best, and can be used to a good extent. 

Don't forget to leave a comment telling us your thoughts and recommendations, and for further research, we recommend the tips and the end of the article. 

Best free browser app: Firefox

Your favorite browser is a bit of a personal thing and depending on what you want out of that, you may well have a different favorite. That said, if you don't already have a favorite and want to try something other than Chrome, Firefox is worth checking out - particularly if you use it on the desktop too, as it'll sync your tabs and history. 

It's highly customizable and puts the same emphasis on privacy and open source as its desktop counterpart, so it's hard not to recommend it. It's also entirely free. 

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Firefox's sync and customization options put it near the top of any best browser list. / © NextPit

Best free Android Launcher: Nova Launcher

One of the classics among the launchers is also available for free: Nova Launcher. For some functions, you have to buy the prime-unlocker for a fee, but the basic functions can also be used like this. Above all, the high performance has a positive effect on many a manufacturer's UI attachment.

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The most modern launcher. / © NextPit

Best free messenger: Signal

If you are looking for a free but recommendable messenger, you have found it with Signal. Signal supports classic text chats as well as voice and video calls. Its encryption is considered extremely secure and so the signal protocol is also used by competitors such as WhatsApp or Allo (only for incognito chats). What's the difference between Signal and other apps? There is no need to worry about data protection. Even Edward Snowden swears by this app.

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Signal is becoming more and more popular. / © NextPit

Best free grocery shopping app: Bring!

Bring! Is basically a digital shopping list with an appealing design and assistance with searching for individual products. Recipes will help you with research and add the ingredients you need to the list all in one go. The brochures including special offers at your supermarkets will help you to save money, and you can set up several different lists and invite your friends or family to your individual shopping list.

Best free music player: Phonograph

For a long time, the go-to music player on Android has been Winamp, for its huge range of features and different options. That, however, makes it a little overly complicated to use for a casual listener, and it looks a bit retro too. 

Phonograph is the opposite in terms of design, and brings a simple flat Material Design approach to your music. There aren't endless pages of options to scroll your way through but there's enough for most users and, more importantly, it's really simple to use. 

If simple isn't what you want, then Winamp is the one to check out.

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Phonograph is a simple to use music player that looks darn good. / © NextPit

Best free file manager: Amaze

Open source fans should be happy with Amaze File Manager: The file manager is free and provides full access to local files on your phone or tablet. Of course, you can manage your memory card with Amaze. There is an additional App Manager, with which you can manage, save or uninstall your applications.

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Amaze file manager interface. / © NextPit

Best free antivirus app: Sophos Free Antivirus and Security

When it comes to security for your precious device, you can get top-notch protection without spending a penny. Sophos has a great record from independent watchdogs such as AV-Test. There aren't even any ads to annoy you, because Sophos makes money from B2B sales instead. Malware protection is based on an online database that also checks the reputation of individual apps and recommends alternatives.

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Sophos offers a range of features but doesn't overload your device. / © NextPit

Sophos has a varied feature set, incorporating child protection filters, call blockers and device encryption and more. It also includes anti-theft features that allow you to remotely control your smartphone via SMS from other phone numbers you've previously specified. 

Best free calendar app: DigiCal Calendar Agenda

For many people, Google Calendar probably offers enough functionality and convenience that you'll never need to look around for an alternative. If, however, you fancy a change of scenery and a few additional features, and all still for free, then DigiCal is well worth checking out. 

Good for a busy schedule. / © Digical

The free version of DigiCal has a decent range of features, widgets, and calendar views to organize your schedule in a way that makes sense to you. You can view by day, week, or month and set widgets to make information available without the need to start the app. In-app purchases exist for extras like weather forecasts, or the DigiCal+ that adds extra view modes such as year view, even more widgets and themes, and also removes ads.

Best free navigation app: Waze

Waze is the best free navigation app because in addition to searching for the best route based on distance, it also takes into account the current traffic congestion along your route. It does this by crowdsourcing real-time congestion information from its users, allowing you to save time by avoiding construction and traffic accident delays in the busiest parts of the city.

It also has the option to change the voice to several funny alternatives, and it can warn you when you're speeding. Another great feature is that it can sync with your calendar so you don't have to type in addresses.

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Waze helps you to find the quickest route. / © NextPit

Best free photo editing app: Snapseed

It's a tough call between two experienced apps for best free photo editor, but Snapseed (now owned by Google) just beats VSCO Cam. 

As well as long-standing Android app pedigree, 25 different filters, support for JPG and RAW DNG files, image tuning controls and a bunch of other tools (like Bokeh blurs, glow effects, etc.) that are really easy to use, it's also entirely free, which is where it beat VSCO, as that app charges for some filters. 

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Snapseed might not be the newest app on the block, but it's picked up a lot of skills over the years.  / © Google

Best free video editing app: Kinemaster

Video editing is a tricky category if you're looking for a fully-featured app with a whole bunch of different options, but still don't want to spend any money. Kinemaster is a good compromise for this, if not the one with the most features. 

For free, you get a super-easy video editor that supports images, clips, music tracks, screenshots and other types of content. Quickly throwing together a video is a quick task, along with editing it and setting it to one of the pre-installed themes. The downside, however, is that you'll have a small watermark unless you choose to pay for a subscription to the service. 

For anyone willing to pay a little money to get a lot more manual control over the resulting videos, PowerDirector is worth checking out, or if you want an even simpler video maker, there's Quik, which is free to use for short videos. 

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Kinemaster is a good balance of simplicity and functionality, as long as you can tolerate the watermark - or can pay to remove it. / © NextPit

Best free camera app: Open Camera

If you want a massive amount of options for capturing your pictures, and a whole lot of manual control over the settings, AND you want all that without ever paying any money, then Open Camera is well worth a look. 

Is it the best designed UI? Nope. Is it the easiest to use? Not even close (it's not hard either, though). But what it does is offer most of the common tools you could want when taking snaps on your phone, including things like time and location stamps, a burst mode, and a really handy widget for the home screen that opens the app and captures a picture with a single press.

There are other camera apps with more features available, but you'll have to pay for many of them, whereas Open Camera is totally free. There's a donation version of the app if you want to show your appreciation to the developer though.

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Open Camera offers the most common camera features you could want, and a handy home screen widget. / © NextPit

Best free e-reader: ReadEra

ReadEra is a fast and versatile document reader that's great for ebook fans. It can open and read EPUB, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, DJVU, FB2, MOBI and CHM file formats. The app automatically recognizes these types of files on your device and saves your place so it's easy to pick up where you left off the next time you open the app.

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A clean and ad-free interface. / © NextPit

Overall we found the presentation to be easy on the eyes, and best of all, there aren't even any ads to get in the way of your reading!

Best free game: Pixel Dungeon

Ok, there are a lot of good free games for Android that we really love, but if you only have space or time for just one, then Pixel Dungeon stands out for bringing potentially hours of fun for free. Totally free, without even any ads, although there is an option to donate to the developer to show your appreciation.

A great game that isn't out to take your money. / © NextPit

The gameplay itself is rather straightforward fantasy-themed dungeon exploring in the 'Roguelike' genre, where the death of your character is permanent and randomly generated paths and enemies abound. Despite the difficulty, there are enough options and surprises to keep you trying again and again.

Get paid apps gone free with Apphoarder

Sometimes a developer will offer their premium (paid) app for free on the Play Store for a brief time. Great, but the Play Store is such a crowded marketplace that you're not likely to notice. That's where AppHoarder comes in. Essentially, this apps keeps a list of paid apps that are temporarily free on Google Play.

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Keep with the latest deals on apps. / © NextPit (screenshot)

The app doesn't control for quality, and while you're not likely to find something you want every day, occasionally a real steal will turn up and you'll be glad AppHoarder brought it to your attention.

Get it on the Play Store

Finding the best free apps

Free should be free

Free apps can definitely be good. Developers can genuinely make a good source of income through affiliate links or banner ads, and other apps may come from developers who don't rely on any profit from the app. These are both positive examples.

However, what we don't want to see in a free app is content that encourages the deliberate or accidental opening of an advertisement, things that may monitor your market or user behavior or apps that may otherwise disrupt the smooth running of your device.

Tips from Google

It may not seem like it, but the Play Store is actually monitored and maintained. Individual apps can be categorized into Android Excellence apps. The list is constantly updated and includes mostly mainstream apps, but there will be the occasional one you've never heard of. 

Give us your recommendations!

What were your favorite apps of the year? Do you agree with our choices, or do you have some favorites of your own? Let us know in the comments below!

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Best messaging apps Best free music download apps
Best music streaming apps Best movie and video streaming apps
Best camera apps Best photo editors
Best fitness apps Best dating apps
Best calorie counting apps Best pedometer apps
Best Android customization apps Best Android launchers
Best Android keyboards Best Android file managers
Best Android browsers Best Android lock screen apps
Best Android calendar apps Best Android e-mail apps
Best note-taking apps Best cloud storage apps
Best weather apps Best Android offline maps apps
Best Android food ordering apps Best Android grocery apps
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Nicholas Montegriffo

Nicholas Montegriffo

A cyberpunk and actual punk, Nicholas is the Androidpit team's hardcore gamer, writing with a focus on future tech, VR/AR, AI & robotics. Out of office, he can be found hanging around in goth clubs, eating too many chillies, or at home telling an unlucky nerd that their 8th level wizard died from a poisoned spike trap.

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  • stay updated Apr 16, 2019 Link to comment

    nice article
    snapseed is a very good application for me.

  • yotzmach Jan 30, 2019 Link to comment

    Very good list. I'd advice x-plore as the best file manager (for functionality, not looks...)

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    Deactivated Account Jan 28, 2019 Link to comment

    I found the article very helpful. Thank you Nicholas Sir.

    Some free lifestyle category apps which I recommend are "Journey", "Alarmy" and "Daylio".

  • Dean L. Jan 28, 2019 Link to comment

    I use waze for some of my commute needs and I also sometimes use Nova launcher. I have also used Microsoft to do which is also free for my to-do list and Google keep for notes and other info I want to be able to find again.

  • Kirstein Powell Jan 28, 2019 Link to comment

    I use sendleap to access my texts on a tablet or pc. it is completely free. has a web interface and desktop apps, even on Linux.

  • Sorin Jan 25, 2019 Link to comment

    I Like Signal, I only heard very good opinions.
    And for navigation, Waze is perfect!

  • Waqar Ghafoor Sep 8, 2018 Link to comment

    I have tried Amaze and believe me it does what it says ... )))

  • Temothy Aug 21, 2018 Link to comment

    My top pics for this list are Malwarebytes, VSCO, Adobe Lens, Snapseed.

  • Denny Weinberg Aug 19, 2018 Link to comment

    What about Levipic?

  • Sorin Apr 5, 2018 Link to comment

    My main applications: Firefox, Microsoft Laucher, Waze, Open Camera, Office Lens, and a few of the less important.

  • Dwarfer66 Apr 4, 2018 Link to comment

    Free does mean free, not that you can pay extra to unlock more features, like with Nova Launcher, yes I know you say there is the option to pay for the extras, BUT it is not a free proggy.

  • GrimJimCrowley Apr 3, 2018 Link to comment

    For best free launcher you really should make it Microsoft Launcher. It's way more feature packed than Nova's free launcher.

  • Sorin Apr 3, 2018 Link to comment

    I have been using Waze for a long time and I am very pleased that I am aware of road events or other unforeseen incidents. As for Signal, I installed it but I can not understand how it works, because it's basically an SMS application and not messaging.
    I'll look for other applications.

  • Mahesh Kumar Jan 26, 2018 Link to comment

    yeah ita great browsers

  • Mohan Dec 19, 2017 Link to comment

    Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have Keep up the good work you are doing here.Well, got a good knowledge.

  • Ace Yudumash Sep 11, 2017 Link to comment

    Wow, how do you get to have Microsoft and S.H.I.T. in the same article?

  • Jude Idebaneria Aug 30, 2017 Link to comment

    SolCalendar no
    More on playstore any reason for that?

  • jessica May 5, 2017 Link to comment

    I got a lot of information about apps, Your article is extremely helpful and has great information. I value your endeavors and all the best. It's exceptionally helpful data. I will sit tight for your next post. Keep It up.

  • DINA DYER May 3, 2017 Link to comment

    Hi, All The Apps Is Good. But Security Apps One of Most Important For Everyone. So, Everyone Should to Used Good Security Apps on Their Android Device. Thanks For Review here.

  • Jay Viper May 3, 2017 Link to comment

    here maps and google maps are different recommendations?

  • Avarez Jerrold Mar 15, 2017 Link to comment

    Citymapper is worth checking out as well.

  • Sanjay Singhania Jan 2, 2017 Link to comment

    Thanks for sharing the list. The apps you mentioned are all great but I am a little surprised you didn't mention about SHAREit app. It's the best app on android for sharing all kind of files from images,songs,videos to pdf, word documents and even games.

  • Salma Jan 2, 2017 Link to comment

    Mine are Flipp (all your grocery flyers in one place), Beep'N Go (keeps all my reward cards, so no need to carry them), Buffer (schedule tweets/posts on the go), TripLog (record your mileage).

  • Braydn Wooden Dec 29, 2016 Link to comment

    dang ilov that king of phones lol

  • Ivan C. Dec 28, 2016 Link to comment

    Is there really a virus?

  • Andrew Burgin Dec 28, 2016 Link to comment

    There are loads i use,but like those with the exit features,so you once you have finished with the application its closed down and not still running and draining the battery,Atom Launcher is the Best Launcher i use,PlayerPro the Best Music player i just as its so easy to use and update the Album photos to a certain Album,ClockQ is a Super Clock to use and you can show the date,am and battery and then set up quick set up by touching the clock to turn the application you want to use off or On,i use Quick Wi-Fi with this Clock,Tubemate is another one i use to download videos from You Tube plus the mp3 converter to change any video to a song,360 Battery is very good for getting more out of your battery,instead of using the Play Store all the time i use Uptodown to try some of the the new applications available on Android plus it does offer updates as well

  • Albin Foro Dec 14, 2016 Link to comment

    Good list that mostly overlaps what I use where I'm interested. For Canadian weather, I always like to mention Fish and Whistle's app for Environment Canada, which is really the only reliable service in this country. After mucking with others, settled on SimpleNote as a fast sync note app. Finally, looking for a single app that combines secure encryptiion for app users but plain unencrypted SMS/MMS for non-users, it's Silence (Silence Communication) - FOSS, now implementing Signal encryption. Amaze file manager looks good, but I like the dual-pane format of X-plore (Lonely Cat) that does the same.

    170826 Update: I see Waze added for navigation - maybe best for data-connected devices in the city. But neither Waze nor Google Maps are fully functional offline. I personally use OSMand, and have read good about Here WeGo. OSM maps are more detailed and don't expire (compared with Google offline maps.)

    180402 Update: Deleted earlier recommendation of Open Camera (that I see has been adopted.) While OC does a lot, it doesn't provide basic JPEG output controls for Saturation, Contrast, and Sharpness, and doesn't offer a toggle for JPEG Denoise, which on my device smears even low ISO shots. OC's DRO output is psychedelic on my phone. I've reverted to Camera FV-5 (paid) - set to lossless PNG output - as the best point/shoot app for my device, but have Bacon Camera (for good DNG output from a Camera1 API phone), and Snap Camera HDR (for multishot HDR) on board. Camera apps are inconsistent across devices, it's trial and error if you don't like the preinstalled OEM app.

  • Anodize Youn Sep 20, 2016 Link to comment

    Here Duolingo and Dropbox are my favorites .. but I have one more app I really love it , it's Call recorder - SCR . it records both side of my phone calls with clearly sound.

  • Júnior Guerrieri Sep 8, 2016 Link to comment

    KeePassX is better than Dashlane. All you have to do is link the database to a Dropbox file so you can keep it update in all your devices. Besides that, you can use a password and a "passfile" to encrypt the database making it almost hack proof. I'm really satisfied with KeePassX services.
    There are several releases so you can use it in your windows computer, Linux computer, Android Devices etc..

    • Offirmo Sep 12, 2016 Link to comment

      I'm using Dashlane (and Keepass). Keepass is great and open-source. Dashlane is also very good and obviously has a master password to protect the credentials. The pin is only for "quick unlock". It is also available for all platforms.

      Compared to keepass, I would recommend Dashlane for normal users (better user experience, easier, has support, strong security) and Keepass for advanced users (setting up a dropbox shared file is not something my mother can do ;)

  • Aplikasi Android Sep 6, 2016 Link to comment

    No Prisma here, it's out of date article, lol

  • Mutter Fly Aug 31, 2016 Link to comment

    Share products online with awesome people nearby and earn money easily through, online rental portable now available in Google play store

  • Adam Lee Aug 16, 2016 Link to comment

    This is very good file management system .Thanks to these apps.

  • WikiGuide Dev Aug 11, 2016 Link to comment

    Try out WikiGuide Free by CSS. It is a Virtual Tour Guide for your Android Device. It searches and reads Wikipedia articles to you as you change location. Great for learning about neighborhood info, local history and historic sites.

  • Mukesh Jat Aug 7, 2016 Link to comment

    You missed telegram,
    It can do work of pushbullets
    The Channels and bots are best part of it

  • Reiya Giri Jul 20, 2016 Link to comment

    Good information! I would love to add one more app in the mix (recommended by my friend who studies in Boston) named GETMII. I've been using this app for a while now and I find it very useful. GETMII is an easy location based app where I can post my needs. Being a student finding lecture notes, hiring bike, looking for a roommate, etc. has never been this easy. Highly recommended. :)

  • Anna Harris Jul 19, 2016 Link to comment

    Awesome Apps and nice information"Skype "is my favorite one.

  • SoftwareAll Jul 18, 2016 Link to comment

    If you are looking for a list of top communication apps, please visit:

  • Michael Turk Jul 14, 2016 Link to comment

    There’s this awesome app called GrabPoints. In a nutshell they pay you for trying out new apps and answering a couple of surveys. I love using it because they are always active on social media giving out points and the rewards are always fair. Like just for signing up you already get $1 then if you use a friend’s invite code you get 500 PTS and easy AND your friend gets points in return too! See even simply inviting people earns you money. If you ever happen to try GRABPOINTS please use my invite code: S6FMAC Hope this helps!

  • Henk Braggaar Jul 11, 2016 Link to comment

    Google Keeps made me drop Evernote, SplashId is my alltime favorite Password keeper with sync options to my Mac and Pushbullet is the best in dropping files from one to another of my devices.

    • Antonio Oct 30, 2016 Link to comment

      So me. I´m connected since 199* when iused to use palm devices and i can tell you, i never, NEVER found n other great note app like google keep (period).

  • Sam Coster Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

    Es file explorer is the best file explorer and it is free, that should be on the list.

  • Gerry fredsion Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

    Another great and useful unknown app is WalkCam by DGApps. This magnificent app can boost your productivity and safety simultaneously by letting you walk and text while seeing where you are going. Check it out by searching WalkCam in Google play today

  • Alec B. Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    Evernote is now only allowing 2 linked mobiles for free, and you have to scrap any others you have linked in 30 days. .... or they charge you 'way over the top' for more ...I'm ditching it ! ....they sure sucked us in then 'WHAMMO !! ....CHARGES !!

  • Vinicius. G. Romero Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    Why isn't Nova Launcher Prime on the list?

    Regardless if it's actually a launcher more than an "app".

  • le_wein Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    seven hours after your article PhoneArena did something similar, those guys are shit

  • prekyap Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    instagram and Google drive

  • Android Review Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    hey guys check it out our app in playstore creative music player

  • Android D. Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    Really good apps, Here some apps are new for me which i like most such as - google translate, IFTTT, Audible for Android,
    Everypost, Greenify App Hibernator, Transit App: Real Time Tracker, Duolingo. Thanks for sharing I will use these apps now.

    • Android Review Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

      this apps r relly vry helpfull for the public

    • Gerry fredsion Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

      And also there is App Delay, Touch Lock, WalkCam, sound the alarm.

  • Steven F. Jun 21, 2016 Link to comment

    Is there a decent file management app that allows you to move files around? Set up folders with intelligent names, copy to Win laptop, etc.

    • Jeppe Bundgaard Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

      I am using Total Commander as my primary manager. I like the simple layout and very advanced features. Brings me back to when Norton Commander and wincmd was the shizznizz :-)

    • Jessica Hollman Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

      I know you're referring to files in general, but just wanted to mention that F-stop app is amazing for photo managing including new folders, naming, moving, copying, etc.

  • Steven F. Jun 21, 2016 Link to comment

    Would some one get rid of these ridiculous adverts!!!!!!

  • sheetal Jun 16, 2016 Link to comment

    According to me one more app should be included in this list.i.e.Leo Privacy applock.I would love to recommend this app because it is best privacy applock ever.I m currently using this app.It is always good to keep all your personal data protected and secure so that no one can misuse it. To do so you need an app which will help you lock all your personal data.his app not only helps you to protect your personal data but it also has an inbuilt function of clicking images of snoopers every time when there is an error in pattern. Prior you have a front camera to your android mobile device.
    To download this app follow these steps:1. download LEO Privacy - Applock, Hide from play store or click here
    2 set the desire pattern that you wish to keep and make sure you don't let others know about the password that you have kept.
    3 Go on App lock option on the main screen and lock the apps like for eg: facebook,whats app or the apps that you wish to keep it secure from other by clicking on the lock sign beside that app.
    4 now your apps that you have locked are secure and safe as those are password protected.

  • Ron Rolston May 20, 2016 Link to comment

    So, when did this comment section turn into a bunch of people, spammers, pretending to be from the States (yes, your incomplete GIBBERISH gave it away) trying to sell some bullshit from a doc (which he's not an M. D.) who no doubt would charge an ungodly amount for nothing more than what a witch doctor would or could do!!

  • What's Up Life Apr 28, 2016 Link to comment

    Nice Article which gives new update about your pocket.

    • Gerry fredsion Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

      And touch lock by DGApps can make sure that pocket doesn't pocket text od pocket dial

  • John dave Apr 13, 2016 Link to comment

    Thanks for sharing! Most of the apps are really do wonderful work in our busy life. They help us a lot to manage our work. Today Apps play an important role in Human life.

  • Sakshi Singh Apr 9, 2016 Link to comment

    Wow. Really awesome post..

  • Zack Roy Apr 8, 2016 Link to comment

    You missed TSF Launcher 3D Shell. It's an underrated launcher, but it's 3D, has way more editing options than any other launcher, and it makes your phone look next-gen.

  • Viktor jovanović v. Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

    Lot of those apps I have instaled and the are very useful; thank you.

  • Rishiraj Sarkar Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

    My app recommendations: Facebook , Whatsapp, Instagram, Retrica, ES File Explorer, Greenify, Fleksy, Poweramp, Smart Launcher 3.

    • Gerry fredsion Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

      And: App Delay, Touch Lock, WalkCam, sound the alarm.

  • Inc. Xoonity Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

    If you like news, there is a new RSS Reader "RSS Reader Xoonity"

  • Stacey Zafiroff Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

    Cleanmaster, Dictionary, Bible, Waze, Yelp, Surfline, Instapray, Brain Focus and Word Streak Free
    ALSO, what ever happened to Zite? Can no longer use since Android let Flipboard take over! Zite was my favorite news app ever. I'm distraught over it.

  • Apps Promoter Mar 21, 2016 Link to comment

    Here is another app to add to this list, Touch Lock by DGApps. This app stops pocket texting and works really well.

  • Zeek Z. Mar 7, 2016 Link to comment

    Has anybody tried the Atom Launcher? It's the best launcher out there, not only for the customizing, but also for the storage space.

  • Raj arya Mar 7, 2016 Link to comment

    Thanks for great share!
    I have one more i would like to introduce as well

    • Zeek Z. Mar 7, 2016 Link to comment

      It's pretty cool.

  • babubabu Mar 7, 2016 Link to comment

    Just wanna find a Podcasts app for myself, hope it’s an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcast. My must-have point is numerous free audio and video radio podcast in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what's hot right now. So that I can add favorite radio and podcast to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. I wanna try PocketCast, RadioLab, any evaluations on CastBox this new podcast app on Google Play?

  • Dean L. Mar 5, 2016 Link to comment

    Thanks Kris for this informative list of free apps. I do use a few of them already like, Evernote, and photos but will have to check out some of the others as well.

  • Artistic artisan Mar 5, 2016 Link to comment

    It's really a nice feature and all most all the best application's info added here. Most of the application I used on my phone and really all are pretty cool software .

  • David Jhonson Feb 13, 2016 Link to comment

    I have bought a new android phone and was looking for free useful apps for my Samsung S5. Great information, Nobody has to go anywhere looking to download free as well popular and useful android apps.

  • David Jhonson Feb 8, 2016 Link to comment

    I have bought a new android phone and was looking for free useful apps for my Samsung S5. Great information, I bookmarked this site. Nobody has to go anywhere who is looking for downloading free as well most popular and useful android apps.

  • Alwin Smith Jan 27, 2016 Link to comment

    Great Article!! This is really useful apps list. I have some of these apps such as Link Bubble Browser, Photos, Unclouded and Evernote. I love them a lot as they are useful for me.Thank you for sharing such a good article.

  • Albin Foro Jan 8, 2016 Link to comment

    Good list, encouraged me to try Greenify, and it's nice for keeping some of the others down in the basement until wanted.

    In addition to a regular full feature browser I've found it very useful to have a second one that will not clog up storage with cookies, cache, and who knows what else. (Not for anything disreputable but for all the one off web sites that open up from aggregators, RSS, etc. that don't need saving after a quick read.) After testing Dolphin Zero and inBrowser, I settled on Ghostery as small, quick and most reliable at rendering diverse pages.

    I went back to Quickpic after trying some other image galleries, but really dislike the new CM interventions in it - was pleased to find safe and free APKs for the last original version 4.5.2 - I'm not pimping APK sites but it's easy enough to find.

    Since Google has officially rehabilitated the microSD card in Android M, maybe it will kindly let users move Google Translate, Maps, Drive and similar apps and / or their sometimes huge offline data from internal storage to the microSD.

  • Joel Young Dec 29, 2015 Link to comment

    Great list, thanks. Perhaps you could mention a few top apps for essential services such as safety, security, battery and phone protection.

  • Michael Turk Dec 24, 2015 Link to comment

    There’s this awesome app called GrabPoints. In a nutshell they pay you for trying out new apps and answering a couple of surveys. I love using it because they are always active on social media giving out points and the rewards are always fair. Like just for signing up you already get $1 then if you use a friend’s invite code you get 500 PTS and easy AND your friend gets points in return too! See even simply inviting people earns you money. If you ever happen to try GRABPOINTS please use my invite code: S6FMAC Hope this helps!

  • DroidMaker Dec 23, 2015 Link to comment

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  • Prakriti Tiwari Dec 21, 2015 Link to comment

    Checkout SuperDays - a coolest and simple UI event countdown app for android users.

  • Marcus Velasquez Dec 11, 2015 Link to comment

    All these Android apps are interesting and something that will give your phone a new life. Plus, they can be give more convenience and make your life better.

  • Audi R8 Dec 6, 2015 Link to comment

    Androids are great phones, as you can get so many free apps for them, unlike IOS. Most people prefer Androids for this reason.

  • Bill Tompson Nov 24, 2015 Link to comment

    You forget about (porn app) , so it's the first high quality app for adults without any bullshit and viruses

  • Jhon Astaiza Nov 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Great apps

  • Kailash Mobileapptelligence Oct 29, 2015 Link to comment

    Top apps can’t be developed newcomers. They may code it but can’t build enterprise ready app. You must find a company with more than 5 years of experience in developing the business apps. In India, top android app development companies are delivering next in class apps to global clients , mobileapptelligence [dot] com, an award winning Android app development company, is delivering best in class Android apps to global clients.

  • Tariq Sundhu Oct 22, 2015 Link to comment

    I have samsung galaxy android camera EK-GC200 with andrpid 4.3. Iwant to wish to update to 5.1 L.ollipop.
    How can I do this. Help me. Thanks

  • Fahmi Shahriar Oct 21, 2015 Link to comment

    like it

  • SmartphoneAndPrice [dot] com (Anoop) Oct 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Though I had used many of them but the Drupe is the new one I heard and liked it after reading about it now going to download it pretty soon. Thanks for this.

  • Pooja Mobileapptelligence Oct 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Android is the largest player in the market of mobile platforms. For development of android app - One app, single objective must be your agenda. While you go to develop mobile apps, you should not try to make it a solution for many needs. Focus on offering with a single objective and develop mobile application around it

  • Krissa Swain Oct 20, 2015 Link to comment

    I find 1Weather to be better laid out and more attractive than AccuWeather. Also I think QuickPic is sadly no longer in development.

  • Raul S. Oct 19, 2015 Link to comment

    Nice list. I use and like Link Bubble Browser.

  • Joey Agpalasin Oct 19, 2015 Link to comment

    Nice apps

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    Deactivated Account Oct 8, 2015 Link to comment

    Great list, my own Google wish list just got a lot longer...
    Muzei is cool, I never know what's gonna appear on my home screen,
    Yahoo weather works well for me,
    Weather timeline is another nicely designed weather app,
    AndroidPIT cos you can't really recommend yourself lol and everyone who reads this has it.......

  • MobileApptelligence India Oct 3, 2015 Link to comment

    Thanks for sharing this article. Mobility has become a global phenomenon. Will share this link in my social networks.

  • Sandra Robinson Sep 25, 2015 Link to comment

    I would like to add one more app in this list. Which helps to track our mobile phone, when we lost it ( In-Case ) . Here you goes with app - Forgot My Phone

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    Deactivated Account Sep 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Best apps !! :)

  • Zim Vibes Sep 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Great collection of app! For more music blogs visit Zimvibes.

  • Gunjan Apps Sep 6, 2015 Link to comment

    Recently downloaded this Crazy Turkey Run & Fun Game new game on android play store ..and just love it ....funny character and awesome game play ...try this game

  • Sep 2, 2015 Link to comment

    thank u it's fantastic

  • Lily Heye Sep 2, 2015 Link to comment

    As far as I know, AirMore, AirDrop, Dropbox are all excellent android apps, especially for AirMore, it is free and easy to use. It allows you to wirelessly transfer files between PC and android phones.

  • News Offline Aug 31, 2015 Link to comment

    Recently launched free app "News Offline" for daily news reading. Kindly Review It also

  • lovas94 Aug 31, 2015 Link to comment

    I just started using Pozzr ( and it works well so far. Has anyone else tried it?

  • Little Stacy Aug 31, 2015 Link to comment

    So many apps for android. I don't know which one to choose

  • coldfusion167 Aug 30, 2015 Link to comment

    Buffer is a way better app than Everypost and it even has a material design to it. It can schedule up to 10 comments in the free version - otherwise its $10/month. Some other great apps are: Folio (material design Facebook web wrapper/facebook replacement), Sync (reddit client), Opengur (imgur client), Solid Explorer (file manager), Bandcamp (music), Curated (EXCELLENT app for finding high quality Android games), Drippler (phone specific app/game recommendations), Mint Bills (money/bill manager), Medium (high quality blog/story discovery), Lastpass (password manager), Palabre (material design RSS reader), Opera Max (data-saver), Soundcloud (music discovery), Smartnews (awesome news recommendations), Weather Timeline (excellent weather app), Waze (social map/GPS), Amazon Underground (over $10,000+ free android apps/games), Textra (beautiful material design SMS/text messaging app).

  • Squealock App Jul 13, 2015 Link to comment

    Squealock Messenger is worth checking out too

  • adamson Jul 12, 2015 Link to comment

    My whatsapp app masenger haven't setting option..ineed help

  • Zamwa Ahmed Jul 10, 2015 Link to comment

    i have note 4 duos and have most of the apps as pro in galaxy apps.thats why i love samsung.always offering tons of features and apps.

  • Senthil Sadha Jul 9, 2015 Link to comment

    And winamp is very user friendly.. Have been using it for yrs. But now unavailable.. U can download via 3rd party.. And for launcher go launcher is best. Many camera apps like camera 360,pixlr,camera zoom fx, are really good.. And for tools SMART TOOLS are best but it's a paid one..

  • Den Watsons Jul 7, 2015 Link to comment

    I usually use ArkMC for video streaming, it also has YouTube sharing.

  • Swam Pyae Jul 3, 2015 Link to comment

    WhatsApp may be the most popular, but there're many apps that outsmart WhatsApp: Telegram, Line, Viber, WeChat, Kik

  • Shweta Rao Jun 22, 2015 Link to comment

    HEY.. theres nwe #comic and #stickers app. :)
    called BOBBLE APP
    we can use our won face stickers.. try it. heres is the link...

  • Nikolett Tth Jun 19, 2015 Link to comment

    Great list! I have recently started using Pozzr, it's a really nice app, too.

  • Gagan Singh Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment

    WhatsApp is ubiquitous, like Facebook, and is easily the "MSOT" popular instant messaging app in the world. :3 :v

  • Mando Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment missed a HUGE ONE! #WAZE This is only the best navigation app out of all the ones that are available out there. Not only will it save you time when traveling, but when you use it, you'll see how it can save you money when speeding as well! (When need be of course!) Plus it's 100% FREE!!!

    • L.K. D. Sep 7, 2015 Link to comment

      the problem is that if you have limited 3G, then it ain't free no more

  • Gilad Shahrabani Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment

    How about ShopTipz?! They have great product!

  • tee-and-tee Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment

    Id you love cool gadgets and Ebay there is also great free application that called Shoptipz! I'm in love with it :)

  • Wallambok K D. May 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Blackmart app isn't mentioned in the list. You can get paid apps for free. Better still updates are also available.

    • Mando Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment

      Send me the apk! Lol

    • Gagan Singh Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment

      Blackmart is an Illegal app. See thats why its not even available on Play Store.

    • L.K. D. Sep 7, 2015 Link to comment

      blackmart is piracy, and if you've read Androidpit's terms of service you'll see they don't support piracy
      just sayin

  • raktim biswas May 19, 2015 Link to comment

    Pocket is the best app ever thanks androidpit.

  • Helen Prescott May 19, 2015 Link to comment

    Skype is a wonderful tool for allowing friends and families to stay in touch with one another. Whether across town or halfway across the world, Skype helps keep people in touch.

    • Chris Buckner Jun 18, 2015 Link to comment

      Hi Helen, I use a free app called Tango. Its awesome and isnt as glitchy as Skype. I use it all the time to video chat with my brother who lives out of state and has an I-phone. It works great.

  • Jon Crawford May 3, 2015 Link to comment

    "if you're not using WhatsApp, then how exactly are you communicating?" ... Ever heard of Hangouts? (Personally I prefer the lesser of two evils - Google over Facebook - to manage my chats.)

    • Senthil Sadha Jul 9, 2015 Link to comment

      I agree but most of us use Fb and WhatsApp that's y he mentioned it there.. S there are many bugs in the app still able to hit the top spots.. And hangouts really is annoying (my personnel view)..

  • WrapPlayer Apr 29, 2015 Link to comment

    If someone is looking for a new media player (WrapPlayer) on Android please try our new app. We are testing it now so any feedback would be more than grateful.

  • Fahed Saeed Apr 29, 2015 Link to comment

    Hi everyone.

    how can i submit my game on the website.

  • cherry Apr 29, 2015 Link to comment

    I do recommend the stuff called CleanWiz whice can help you boost your Android phone's performance just with one tap. It also has many other amazing features. Pretty awesome.

  • cherry Apr 27, 2015 Link to comment

    How about an app called green galley? I think it is awesome.

  • cherry Apr 27, 2015 Link to comment

    Lockwiz! A app locker! Best app as well

  • Alice Apr 26, 2015 Link to comment

    thanks for the info sharing.

  • Rogue Tomato Apr 25, 2015 Link to comment

    I agree with most of your choices, except Drupe. I thought Drupe was simply awful. I can see how teenagers who do a lot of social networks would like it, though.

  • Tarik Miri Apr 5, 2015 Link to comment

    thanks and you can try this also

  • willie haynes Mar 29, 2015 Link to comment

    I don't have google play on my computer. I need an app that will allow me to download an app for My Ministry Assistant. thank you.

    • Mike Stevens Apr 26, 2015 Link to comment

      Google Play isn't a program on the computer, it's a mobile app and a website. So if you're on your phone, you open the Google Play app. If you're on your desktop, you open your browser and go to

  • red Mar 26, 2015 Link to comment

    Mr. Number
    Android Pit

  • Paul Mar 25, 2015 Link to comment

    Nice list thanks but there is no podcast app mentioned such as Podcast Addict.
    -Why are you now pushing that bloatware FB Messenger when there was an article in your mag a while back stating it was no longer needed? -

  • Charles Gomes Mar 24, 2015 Link to comment

    Textra/zedge/7minworkout/jotterpad/Powergrasp/viral lite/aviary/antennapod/firefox/lazy swipe/link bubble/horizon/cloudmagic just to name a few. They should be added to this list and play books from google is better than Kindle. Also vlc plays music as well. And why not rdio instead of spotify?

    This list is good and I have many apps from here, but Android is a very rich ecosystem.

  • Adrian P Mar 24, 2015 Link to comment

    How about OneDrive instead of Dropbox ;)

    • Android Review Jul 9, 2016 Link to comment

      i agree u onedrive is better den dropbox for me even

  • Lyall Johnson Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

    id take root explorer over es file manager

    • L.K. D. Sep 7, 2015 Link to comment

      es file explorer also works as a root explorer (when your phone is rooted, obviously), you just need to figure out where to activate that feature
      personally I prefer es file explorer, for the look, but also all the features it has

  • Carson McManaway Feb 8, 2015 Link to comment

    The Audible and Kindle apps come pre-installed on some Android phones.

  • Radu D. Feb 8, 2015 Link to comment

    500 Firepaper, TVShow Time, Textra

  • Brian Lonergan Jan 17, 2015 Link to comment

    Check out "Shareables" for Android if you want to find the best apps your friends are using, and that you don't already have. Top free app lists are great, but we usually already have them.

  • Jered Schmidt Dec 27, 2014 Link to comment

    ES File Manager is one of my top apps, and it keeps getting better with more addons. this app can almost do everything you need to do on your device.

  • Freezer88 Dec 8, 2014 Link to comment

    Airdroid, News+ (w/InoReader addon), Mint, Chrome, Seesmic

  • jeff Dec 7, 2014 Link to comment

    cleanmaster, go launcher prime go sms, darker

  • Juan López G. Nov 9, 2014 Link to comment

    Total Commander.

  • Marion laforge Nov 9, 2014 Link to comment

    c pas possible ya pas de français français la dedans

    • L.K. D. Sep 7, 2015 Link to comment

      ben non, le site est anglais à la base, donc forcément, les traductions sont pas super

  • Avik Bhattacharyya Nov 9, 2014 Link to comment

    Flash light
    Blue light filter
    Ringtone maker
    All in one toolbox
    Swipe pad

  • Sam Jones Nov 9, 2014 Link to comment

    I think that without Lastpass no list is complete, not least that to use many of your chosen apps you need a logon and with Lastpass' new integration it is how a password manager should be. I would also like to recommend Evernote for endless not taking, Google maps for being the only map you ever need and to compliment Lastpass - Authy a cross platform and backup-able authenticator app.

  • Dwarfer66 Nov 9, 2014 Link to comment

    Free means free, not trial as in Poweramp.

  • Northernbaygirl Oct 4, 2014 Link to comment

    Google Keep & Google Photos Auto Back-Up, No Crop for Instagram, Kindle

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    Deactivated Account Sep 23, 2014 Link to comment

    Push Bullet is horrible. Reminds me of Windows programs from 1997

  • Stan Sep 22, 2014 Link to comment

    Swipe Lock Screen News, VK, Google Drive, Slack

  • Graham D Chadwick Sep 21, 2014 Link to comment

    Last pass, Chambers dictionary, Kindle, Cozi

  • Byron Garay Sep 21, 2014 Link to comment

    Last App Switch, Pie Control, Cal, IFTTT, and Zedge.

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