19 April, 2013

by Updated on 19 April, 2013 1 comment

Must Have Free Apps For Android

Google Play store is now crowded with apps. You get new app and update to installed app everyday. Still then, there are limited list of apps every smart android user must have on their phone.
Here is list of apps that you must install for productive use of the mobile.
Before we start:
  • I have made a list of  only FREE applications.
  • Some apps may offer in-app purchase.
  • Feature, memory usage, frequency of updates and active development are considered to shortlist the apps.
  • Reputation of developer is also considered to be sure about privacy problems.
  • Every application listed here is tested at least for a month.
Here is the list:

1. Evernote: Its personal, forever notebook available on all platforms including iOS and Windows. Put all your notes, articles, research, voice notes, images, PDF and everything else.
Its great way to organize your daily life.

2. Keep: Everything that is just not fit for sending to evernote, comes here. Little reminder, sticky note, buying list and so. It sync to your Google account and available everywhere.

3. PocketSave and read web articles on packet offline. Just throw any web page to Packet and it will convert it to clean and readable format that can be accessed without data connection.

4.Google Calendar: Organize your life events. Get reminders, find free time, shared calendar and more.

5. Google Chrome: Most popular browser. Syncs with your desktop. Firefox is also a great choice. There are 4 variants of Google Chrome. Chrome stable, Chrome beta, Chrome Dev and Chrome Canary.

6. Google Drive: Though Dropbox is excellent cloud storage, I personally shifted to Google drive. The Google Drive Android app is best as compared to Dropbox and Microsoft One Drive.
The Google Photos companion works great saving your free storage quota.

7. FeedMe: Best RSS feed reader app. Support Feedly, InoReader,  The old reader, feedbin and other services. Offline reading feature, custom looks and themes make it great.

8. Link2SD: If you have rooted phone, it's must. If you don't still its best application manager. Also have built in cache cleaner.

Google Maps: Downloading the maps data for offline use is great advantage. You can save on cellular data as well as battery. You can save the offline maps data on external SD card also if the phone is low on internal memory.

10. Money Manager EX : Completely free and feature rich money manager application. Also available on Windows OS and Linux. No feature lock or limited period trial. It's totally free.

11. ADM: Best download manager on android.

12. Authenticator: Two step verification is essential and most of the popular web services offer it. Google Authenticator is widely adopted. It works with every website, even with Microsoft account.

13. Google Photos : Google photos is best way to backup all your camera photos and other images also to cloud. The high quality images uploaded through the app will not count against your Google Drive quota.
Uploading is smooth and you can manage to backup selective folders and backup only on WiFi and only while charging.

14. Google Camera: If you don't like the stock camera app of your mobile, you can capture moments with Google Camera.

15. Color dictionary: Apart from many other dictionary applications, it allow you to use on other apps. Just select the word in any other app and Color dictionary offer you a floating window with meaning.

16. DailyPic: Refreshing new wallpapers from Bing everyday. You can set to automatically change it everyday. Google Wallpaper is also there but very few wallpapers.

17. Easy Clip: Save everything you copy in any application. Unlimited entries and direct upload to Evernote.


18. FB Reader: Best, completely free and most customizable ebook reader.

19. Google Fit: Simple way to track your daily activity and sync with Google account. Also record your location with Google map.

20. Google App: This does not need any description.

21. Google Indic input keyboard: Every Indian must have it. Type in your local language.

22. Portal: Simplest way to transfer files across PC and mobile.

23. QuickPic Gallery: Stock AOSP do not have gallery application. Quick Pic is the best gallery application. Even if your phone already have any other gallery app, you must give it a try.

24. Simple Sleep timer: If your music player, FM radio or any other application do not have sleep timer, this will automatically close the app, you tell after a specified time.

25. Soundwire free: If your PC do not have speakers, you can use mobile as a speaker. Needs WiFi network.

26. Super backup: Automatic backup of apps, sms, call log at specified interval. Works perfectly in the background. Bug free.

27. Google Translate: You can either use it as a dictionary to get meaning of specific words or a whole sentence.

28. True Caller: Identify the caller if you have not saved.

29. VLC media player: You can use it as a streaming media player to listen to online radio stations, even watch YouTube videos. BTW, you can also play any type of video and audio files.

30. WhatsApp: I think, you may be reading this on WhatsApp. You can also have social media apps for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus.

31. Nova Launcher: Its great, simple, most clean, most close to the AOSP and Google Pixel launcher with every feature. Doesn't matter, how frequently you change your phone. You can carry all your home-screen and app drawer, theme and everything with Nova Launcher. Actually it should be the first you should install. 

Do you like the least? What are your favorite applications? Please reply.
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1 comment:

  1. Most of the apps here I have installed on my android and they are really amazing specially cleaner Master..

    http://www.technogist.com/2013/04/5-free-apps-for-saving-android-device.html

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