Best Free Android Apps

Our purpose here on dotTech is to make your tech life easier; that includes your smartphone. As part of our “make-your-tech-life-easier” theme, we have created an Android apps repository. We have reviewed, selected, and listed the best free Android apps available on Android Market Google Play Store across a wide range of categories. We have done the hard work of sorting the good from the bad, so you don’t have to. All you have to do is click the links below that interest you; it really is as simple as that.

This repository is being constantly updated, with new apps and recommendations being added. So check back regularly! (Subscribe: RSS Feed | E-mail)

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  • min min

    I love LEO Privacy App because it’s my friend, philosopher & guide of my mobile. It’s a must have app who takes care of our smartphones by App Lock, WiFi Security, Anti-Theft, Break-in Alert, we can hide photo, video, private callm private SMS, App Backup, Swifty Data Monitor, Battery usage all in one place under one umbrella. Just like our family doctors it saves our phone from thieves. Cherry on the cake is it can Backup Apps which is very useful of our most of the Android smartphones. Also offering Data Monitoring, privacy protection. We can hide our very personal data, photo, video with pattern lock. Its a must have app.

  • Great apps. I suggest this new app, it’s called “We’re arriving”, and is the best location-based alarm manager. The idea is help people that often go to unknown places, or frequently use public transport and enjoy being distracted by a book, music, landscape or take a good nap. Now they can rest assured that the We’re arriving will notify them when entering the alarm trigger area.

  • Wesley Bates

    Hello Ashraf, this is a little outdated now :) case in point: Cortana is making a lot of news. And that is NOT even a category there. :) Nice blog though! I liked it.

  • Kolpoiu

    Is there any free app can remove the ads? Many apps installed on my phone are not clean.

  • king

    Sir I use gionee p3 , but my phone not support USB otg . plz help me do you have any software??? Help me

  • mrlee

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – 8″ tablet — AKA: SM-T310 – (It is WiFi ONLY!!)
    It was shipped with Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean

    I am looking for the following apps: (Note: I have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find them; via Google,etc. — no joy, thus, I am here seeking the help of fellow dottechies.)

    1) Free SMS (Text Message), app – (actually I would be willing to pay a flat fee for the app itself—but no monthly fees. Apparently, Samsung provided a ‘stock app’, with version 4.1 of Jelly Bean, but for whatever reason, decided to drop it with version 4.2 — NOTE: The app has to be WiFi only, and CAN NOT be linked to a smart phone number. I DO NOT have a smart phone, but use a ‘dumb phone’, along with an older ipod touch, (4th generation w/ ios ver. 4.1) .

    2) A note-taking app that uses a tree-type, hierarchical system that uses RTF, (Rich Text Format).
    Frankly, I am astonished that SOMEONE, hasn’t provided this by now—perhaps they have, and I just haven’t been able to locate it—this is my hope.
    NOTE: I have Microsoft OneNote, however the Android version’s features are very sparse. Can’t even change the size of the font, (which is very tiny).
    NOTE: I am willing to pay a substantial amount for this app, (if need be), if it meets the above requirements and is stable.
    NOTE: I have EverNote and I just don’t have the need for most of it’s features and can out figure out how to simulate a tree-type view.
    NOTE: For many, many years I have used an app on my desktop and laptops called TexNotes. I live in this app and have dreams and fantasies about having an Android & ios equivalent! Well not really, but you get where I am coming from.

    If anyone has any suggestions, it would be most appreciated to hear them.

    Best regards, Mister Lee

  • Tue Shooze

    [@Rob (Down Under)] Hi, I have the S2. All you need to do is power off the phone, plug in the USB cable then power on the phone while connected. Click on “My computer” and it will show up as a Media player. Double click and there you can access all your files on the phone and micro USB both. Hope this helps.

  • Tulai Paul

    We must show our gratitude for taking enormous steps to make our tech life easier. We will also request to explore some of the mobile apps and games provided by admob, revmob or appnext

  • Chris_j

    Thank you for the article. A nice list of apps, though, I think this one needs some “Best Free Archivers”, what do you think about this one?
    It saved me for several times when i needed to extract files within my Android tablet.

  • joopvanrij

    [] Aan ferassie: er wordt hier Engels gesproken; alleen toevallig passerende Nederlandstaligen begrijpen wat je bedoelt.
    For English readers: this guy (or girl) writes in Dutch. I tried to persuade hem/her to change to English

  • [@ferassie]

    De Android Market is hetzelfde voor smartphones en tablets, maar sommige apps komen beter tot z’n recht op een groter scherm, of juist op een kleiner. Films zet je er gewoon op via je laptop of pc dat is het grote voordeel van Android ten opzichte van iPad waar dat allemaal een heel gedoe is.

  • Clay

    Please send it to me as soon as it breaks out

  • Clay
  • That’s very nice and list of useful apps is amazing. Here you can also download one more free android app Last Message. This is a wonderful and free app

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  • Rob (Down Under)

    Is there a page (thread/topic) discussing simple transfer of files (JPGs) from Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android version 4.0.3) to a PC.
    I am not looking for an app, just advice how to do it via USB cable.
    My friend and I have identical phones, and we have both tried the following, with no success –
    We both tried this –
    i have the sprint galaxy s2 epic 4g so these steps should work for you …
    plug the USB cable into your phone.
    click ‘settings’ on your phone then click on the ‘wireless and network’ option
    scroll down to and click on ‘USB utilities’
    a box should pop up on your phone saying ‘connect storage to PC’ so click on it
    now plug the other end of the USB into your PC
    a box should pop up on your phone saying ‘connect USB storage’ so click on it
    2 boxes should pop up on your PC that now allow you to see your phone’s files. On my PC
    ‘k’ is my phone’s memory and ‘L’ is my phones memory card. When you’re done moving files between your phone and PC, just click on the ‘diconnect storage from PC’ box on your phone and you can now diconnect the usb cable from the phone and PC.

    Could someone direct me to a DotTech page where this was discussed ?
    My friend does not have internet (on his PC). I am sure that I can do it with Bluetooth, but he would prefer if he could use a USB cable.

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  • phyo

    @rK: ttpod is best. try it

  • victor ampudia

    Es MUY Buenos

  • Alex

    Hey Guys,

    It seems that you doing great work with reagards collecting the Android’s application :D I am wondering how to download apps from Android Market to computer?


  • Ik lees vaak de term android, maar het is mij niet duidelijk of daar ook android op tablets wordt bedoelt?

    Ikzelf heb een Asus tf300T en zou graag een site willen zien, waar ze apps voor mijn Asustf300T aanbieden. Mijn tablet heeft android 4.03 en 3G. Ik heb er geen telefoon opzitten. Ik ben invalide en ben over het algemeen aan bed gekluisterd. In bed wil ik dan films op mijn tablet bekijken. Wie kan mij wat tips geven voor sites waar gratis apps op te verkrijgen zijn of films.

    mvg, Ferassie

  • rK

    best free music player? Winamp or Poweramp or other
    best free camera app? Cymera of Camera Zoom FX of other

  • Angie

    FREE mobile APPLICATION for android – MedDose – TRANSLATED IN 7 LANGUAGES with many advanced features COMING SOON!!!!! This is a must have app for anyone taking medication on a regular basis

  • Ashraf

    @dagi: What is?

    @Georg: Glad you like it! Be sure to share with friends. :-)

  • Georg

    Great page. I was just looking for a 3G monitor and came across your page. For sure I will be here frequently.

  • dagi

    i think it is on comet android 2.2 market site

  • Ashraf

    @john: Glad you like it!

  • Ashraf

    @RAVI RANJAN: Its on your Android device — what device do you have?

    @SaRa: Get it from Nimbuzz’s website or Android Market.

  • SaRa

    Hi guys! I want nimbuzz version 1.9.3 can u help me?


    what is android market pls reply

  • Rakesh

  • john

    Very useful

  • Ashraf

    @Ziva: Huh? How are any of my articles copy + paste?

  • Ziva

    This guy should learn how not to copy and paste, glad google added spam button on google search.

  • anna

    hey guys! so i have sony ericsson x10 mini pro it’s android u20 and i want to connecting to internet and i want a break filtring for facebook can you help me?

  • Sue

    Help I need the facility to change my HTC Desire HD into Turkish language but cannot do it do you have any ideas?

  • Hohoho

    Very nice list!

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  • amin

    i think samsung galexytab is good for you

  • amin
  • Mahdi

    I know how the Android system

  • fyza

    i hav nevr find so far any software tht allows video call on android,
    on skype here is option but nevr works. any buddy know how to do
    video call on skype or any software on samsung galaxy and 2·2

  • hi. i really need a android nimbuzz with chat room-with chat room. i wonder if u email me if there such a nimbuzz. thank u so much

  • hamid

    i want miniopera for anroid mobil system



  • Hopek

    Is so complicated to download skype on samsung galax cooper,
    If possible try to rectify this

  • Ashraf

    @Locutus: Nope, go right ahead. In fact I would love to see it. Don’t worry about “duplicate” apps; if an app works extremely well on Android and iOS then it deserves to be featured for both platforms.

    EDIT: Okay now I see what you meant by your comment. Of course it would be better to have alternatives, but if you can only find one app that does a specific task on iOS, that is okay.

  • Locutus

    Mind if I do something similar for iOS?

    (There seem to however be more “duplicate” functionality Android apps. This could be an issue if I pursue this idea…)