Android’s biggest strength is its app ecosystem. There
are a digital ton of Android apps. People downloaded them billions of times.
Some of them cost money and some of them don’t. Usually, the best apps will
cost you a few bucks. However, there are plenty of amazing options that don’t
cost you anything. These services are usually supported by advertising,
sponsorship of some sort, or some other kind of financial arrangement. Here’s
your chance to stock up on some truly excellent stuff. These are the best free
Android apps for Android! These are the best of all time, so most of these
shouldn’t surprise you.
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1Weather is about as
complete of a weather app as you can find. It comes with all kinds of stuff
including current conditions, forecasts, radar, predictions, fun facts about
meteorology, graphs, and even a sun and moon tracker. The design is gorgeous as
well and the app includes fairly decent and somewhat configurable widgets. It’s
free to use and the $1.99 charge is simply to remove advertising. As long as
you don’t mind the occasional banner add, you get all of the features in the
Bitwarden Password Manager
Manager is one of a few decent free password manager apps. It works like most
password managers. You get a vault with all of your usernames and passwords.
You can store as many as you want without worry and retrieve them as needed. In
addition, the app has 256-bit AES encryption and it is entirely open source. It
hits all of the check boxes for a good, free password manager. KeePassDroid is
another excellent option in this space, but we like Bitwarden’s UI just a
little bit more.
Blue Mail is one of the
best free Android apps for email. It features a simple design that helps you
keep your emails in line. Additionally, it comes with support for a ton of
email providers, color coding for organization, app theming, Android Wear
support, and widgets. There are also a variety of smart features such as
blocking notifications during certain times (per account) to help customize
your experience. Really, there aren’t many email apps more customizable than
this one. It does a lot of things right and very few things wrong. This is
about as good as it gets without a price tag. There are some questions about
matter to you.
Credit Karma is a fun
little financial app. What it does is let you check your credit score once per
year for free. On top of that, the app will notify you when there are major
changes to your credit score. The app offers some other things too, such as
potential credit cards that you may qualify for based on your credit score. You
don’t have to accept those if you don’t want to. It’s a simple, easy way to
check out your credit and start fixing things if needed. It’s one of the more
underrated free Android apps. Credit Karma is not 100% accurate, but it gives
you a good idea of what your credit score might be. The notifications also let
you know if a new account was opened in your name. Mint by Inuit (the
developers of TurboTax) and NerdWallet are also great alternatives.
Feedly is one of the
best news apps out there and one that you should definitely try out. It’s an
RSS reader which means you can subscribe to tons of different websites and get
news from all of them at once. It also has support for podcasts, YouTube
channels, and more. The major good thing about using an app like Feedly is
being able to bring all of your interests into one spot and read about the
latest news. It’s completely free and super easy to use once you get it set up.
It’s definitely one of the best free Android apps. The app itself is undergoing
some big redesign efforts right now. Those who want to use the old school
Feedly can try out Feedly Classic in the Google Play Store.
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Gboard is Google’s
official keyboard app. It’s a simple keyboard that doesn’t have too many
frills. It does have gesture typing (swiping), light theming, voice typing,
emoji search, GIF support, and more. Its most unique feature is the built-in
Google search that lets you search the web without leaving the keyboard or app
that you’re in. It can also sync between devices so your saved words go with
you. It’s effective, simple, and 100% free. You’ll want to try this one out if
your phone keyboard is giving you fits. It’s one of the best free Android apps
for sure. SwiftKey is also great and it’s basically completely free these days
The Google Drive suite
are a group of applications that are all directly integrated into Google Drive.
The apps include Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Photos, and
Google Keep along with the actual Google Drive app itself. These apps focus
primarily on office use for documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows but also
work for note taking, backing up your photos, and storing whatever file you can
think of. The best part is that they’re all free unless you need more than 15GB
of storage on Google Drive. Most people don’t. These are all great free Android
Google Opinion Rewards
Google Opinion Rewards
is easily one of the best free Android apps in the Google Play Store. To use
this app, you simply download and install it, then open it one time. After
that, the app will periodically notify you to ask you some questions. You’ll get
credit for use in the Google Play Store every time you answer a survey. That
credit can go toward buying yourself apps or games in Google Play. It’s a great
way to expand your collection without spending real money. At worst, everyone
should have this app installed.
Google Maps and Waze
Google Maps and Waze
are two navigation apps. Google Maps will give you turn-by-turn directions, let
you view businesses (and their reviews), and all kinds of other stuff. Waze is
another navigation app. It lets you check out the traffic along your route.
Google Maps is definitely the more powerful of the two. Waze is a little bit
more fun to use, though. That makes it a good option if you’re looking for
something simple. Both apps get heaps of new updates and features all the time.
You can’t go wrong either way.
Imgur and Giphy are two
image databases. They’re great places to find things like funny GIFs, fun
images, little facts, and all kinds of other entertainment purposes. Most of
those awesome pictures you see on Facebook, Twitter, etc come from here. Imgur
also happens to be the image upload service that most people use on Reddit.
Both Giphy and Imgur are completely free to download and use. They have your
back whether you want to kill a few minutes slacking off or looking for the
perfect reaction GIF for that Twitter or Google+ post. They’re two free Android
apps worth having. Plus, you can upload your images to Imgur without limits for
sharing to various places.
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Musicolet is an
intriguing option for local music playback. It does all of the basics,
including playlists, tag editing, organizational features, file browsing, and
embedded lryics (LRC) support. You also get an equalizer, a sleep timer,
widgets, lock screen controls, Android Auto support, and more. It covers
basically all standard use cases and it still piles more on top. In addition,
it’s entirely free with no in-app purchases and no advertising. We also quite
like the simple, effective UI.
ProtonVPN is one of the
few VPNs with an entirely free option that also doesn’t have bandwidth
restrictions. It features encryption, a home base in Switzerland, and a strict
no logging policy. Those are all great things for a VPN. Additionally, the free
version has servers in three countries. You don’t get the full speed with the
free version, but the unlimited bandwidth makes up for it. We recommend it for
airport visits, checking your email at Starbucks, or any other situation where
having some privacy is a good thing. There are paid options that improve the
speed, number of servers, and number of features. However, it’s rare to see a
free VPN with no ads and unlimited bandwidth. The site occasionally closes down
registrations so if you can’t get in one day, try again next week.
Quik is a video editor
app by GoPro. It’s one of only a precious few video editing apps and this one
is entirely free. The way it works is the app will take video that you’ve
captured and then string it together in a sort of video collage. You’ll have
complete control over how long those clips are, where to make cuts, and there
are some effects and additional stuff you can add on top to add a little flair.
It doesn’t compare to desktop apps like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro,
but it works surprisingly well for most simple videos. There are definitely
better video editors, but many of them cost money.
TickTick is among the
best to do list apps on Android. It works a lot like Wunderlist, actually. You
can make lists, share tasks with other people, organize your tasks in various
ways, get reminders, set recurring tasks, and more. It’s also highly modular.
That helps with organization. The widgets aren’t half bad either. There is a
pro version, but it adds things like calendar support and other additional
features. The free version of this is far above what most other to do list apps
offer. It’s also clean, easy to use, and it’s great for small teams or family
use. It’s technically not a free app. However, the free version functions
better than most free to-do list apps. Don’t worry, you won’t need the premium
version except in extreme cases.
Zedge is pretty much a
one-stop-shop for things like wallpapers, ringtones, notification tones, and
alarms. There is a very large selection of all of those things available in a
variety of genres including fantasy, mainstream, funny, and pretty much
whatever else you can think of. Zedge’s users add most of the content
themselves. Thanks to this, there is quite a bit of variety. There is also a
premium option for wallpapers and those are pretty decent. Abstruct, Walli, and
Tapet are better options for wallpapers, but the premium content in Zedge is
definitely a step above its free stuff. You can get premium content by paying
for it or by filling out various surveys for Zedge credits.