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Finally, Must-Have Free Apps From A–Z!

Finally, Must-Have Free Apps From A–Z!

With over 700,000 Android apps in the Google Play Store, finding useful, must-have apps can be a difficult process. It becomes more difficult when most of them are available for free. The following is a list that showcases 26 Must-Have Free Apps From A–Z! , that you may or may not be familiar with, which includes applications for social, news, productivity, games, messaging, photography, file sharing, and finance.

If your favorite android app isn’t listed here, do tell us in the comments below!

1. ANY.DO TO-DO LIST & TASK LIST

any do

    We’re all occupied with making schedules and sticking them in our bags, on the front door, in our pockets and tapping them into note applications on our telephones. Any.do is the most ideal approach to stay top of every one of those last details, because of its cloud syncing and sharing aptitudes.

    2. Battery Dr saver+ a task killer

    Battery Dr saver

      Battery Dr android application can help Android users to save power on their phone battery and boost the battery life. If you want to get fast performance and more storage for your Android Device, this is one of the best Free Battery saving apps. This app can show details like Temperature, power management, low Battery notification. In addition, the killer utility kills unwanted tasks.

      3.CamScanner

      CamScanner-screenshot

        CamScanner is a well-designed app that permits smartphones to act as scanners. It allows you to scan almost any kind of document, and then you can make numerous changes to the document scan. You can also add watermarks, and even fax the scanned document (for a small fee). It’s not an everyday application, but it can help you out in an hour of need. This app has built in optimizations features to make your scanned documents readable and sharp.

        4. Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

        Duolingo

          With the Duolingo app, you can learn several foreign languages in a game-style situation. This app has both text and voice lessons and if you give a wrong answer, you lose a life. If you give too many wrong answers, you have to start the lesson over. Duolingo is a fun way to learn a new language and it is useful for both kids and adults.

          5. Evernote

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          Evernote

            Evernote is one of the best, free note-taking android applications. It has many attractive and useful features including device syncing, applications compatibility, organizational features and many different types of notes. The premium feature adds more functionality, but millions of people are enjoying the free version of this app.

            6. Flipboard

            Flipboard

              Flipboard is the best free productivity app to get latest Technology news and updates around the world. In a beautiful magazine-designed layout, this app brings you the world news and social updates together on your Android phone and tablet. With Flipboard you can save anything to read later using Pocket, Instapaper, and Readability.

              7. Google Drive

              Google Drive

                Google Drive is a great solution for those android users who want some cloud storage. Google Drive cloud storage can be increased with a fee but you will get 15GB of free space to start with. With this amazing app, you can store your videos, pictures, and pretty much any other file you want. This app also allows you to work on documents with other people in real time. It has numerous unique features and is a must-have app for your phone.

                8. Hangouts

                Hangouts

                  Google Hangouts is one of the best communication apps, and it’s hard to find a better free option than Hangouts. It can be used it to send SMS and MMS messages but you can also use it for video calls (with up to 9 other people) and that too is free of charge. Nothing out there beats Hangouts in terms of messaging applications. Google Hangouts allows you to make free VoIP calls (phone calls over the Internet) to any other Hangouts user.

                  9. Instagram

                  Instagram

                    Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing social app with several attractive effects to style your photos. With Instagram, you can share and see the latest photos of your friends. Also, you can see many creative pictures from creative people all around the Globe.

                    10. JobStreet

                    JobStreet

                      This android app practically provides the same service and simple design patterns that you can find on the web version. In this application, you’ll find different options such as Search filters, Browse categories, Job alerts, and Past Search history to get results more easily. Overall it’s a good app to have.

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                      11. Kindle

                      Kindle

                        When we talk about eBook readers apps, Kindle app would be most popular among all other e-reading applications. Its connection to Amazon gives prime customers extended features with the book library. For a free experience, Kindle has an impressive library of free books in the public domain.

                        12. Lookout Security and Antivirus

                        Lookout Security and Antivirus

                          The Lookout Antivirus app protects your phone against bad stuff like viruses, loss, and theft. This useful app gives you the best chance to find your lost phone by locating it on Google Maps.

                          13. Microsoft Office

                          Microsoft Office

                            Over the last year, Microsoft has made their Android version of Microsoft Office totally free. Through OneDrive app you can make full use of Microsoft office by saving everything there. OneDrive also gives you free storage and easily connects to your Windows computer. If you are an everyday Microsoft office user, this is the office suite to get.

                            14. News & Weather

                            News & Weather

                              This is a simple easy-to-use app that keeps you updated with the latest news and local weather information. It provides lists of the latest news headlines, the latest local weather info, and has a flashy home screen widget. You can tune your country-specific layout editions, and personalized news sections such as Hollywood, Technology, Sports, or anything that catches your fancy.

                              15. Opera Mini

                              Opera Mini

                                A web browser application for mobile devices that offers fast browsing experience by compressing webpages. With Opera Mini, all your favorite sites like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo load faster than normal browser. This fast browser application is best for browsing on slow Internet connections or for low data consumption.

                                16. Pandora

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                                Pandora

                                  Pandora is the premiere free music streaming app. This famous app lets you create your favorite radio stations, so you can make a station that plays anything from classic music to jazz, save the station, and create more. The only downside is limited choice of songs.

                                  17. QuickPic

                                  QuickPic

                                    The QuickPic app is best alternative album app for all your favorite and beloved photos. QuickPic allows you to browse, view or hide your favorite photos and folder instantly. The user interface can display your folders in several modes such as grid, explore, list and folder.

                                    18. RunKeeper

                                    RunKeeper

                                      This amazing app helps you to track your pace, measure distance, chart weight and training goals and much more. So whether you’re just deciding to lose weight, or even dive into marathon training, RunKeeper is one of the best health applications that helps to improve fitness.

                                      19. theScore

                                      theScore

                                        theScore is one of the best free Android apps available for all sports lovers.The app informs users of every major sporting event along with lot of awesome features for every sport. It’s also totally free.

                                        20.TuneIn Radio

                                        TuneIn Radio

                                          TuneIn Radio features hundreds of radio shows, podcasts, and talk shows and it’s all totally free. This amazing app also features easy controls with a charming interface, and some extra features like access to over 100,000 shows 24/7 stations.

                                          21. µTorrent

                                          utorrent

                                            The uTorrent app gives you the option to see, change and add torrent files to your downloading queue and also to switch torrents from your PC to your smartphone. This app is only recommended for those who have a big data plan with lots of mobile traffic. In order to use this feature, you will need to set up your remote account.

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                                            22. VLC for Android Beta

                                            VLC for Android Beta

                                              VLC is a trusted media player app, but it’s still in beta. On most android phones, it will work well and it has a number of extra features that you won’t find in other media players.

                                              23. WhatsApp messenger

                                              WhatsApp messenger

                                                This is one of the most famous messenger apps in Android as well as in other platforms. WhatsApp uses Internet connection to message with friends and family. With this app user can send unlimited sms, Voice notes and video to other WhatsApp users.

                                                24. Xender, File Transfer & Share

                                                Xender, File Transfer & Share

                                                  This app let you share big files between your Android smartphones at a faster rate than any other wireless medium, like Bluetooth, for example.

                                                  25. YouTube

                                                  YouTube

                                                    YouTube is a best and extremely popular app, which allows you to watch HQ and HD quality videos. Just sign into your YouTube account, and discover YouTube’s vast video collection, browse and subscribe to your favorite channels.

                                                    26. Zedge

                                                    Zedge

                                                      If you looking for free wallpaper or ringtones, Zedge is the best place. It features a vast collection of ringtones and wallpapers that you can use. The attractive interface makes it easier to use and look better.

                                                      Wrap Up

                                                      If we missed any other free Android apps, leave us a comment and let us know!

                                                      Featured photo credit: Ash Kyd via flickr.com

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                                                      Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                                                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                                      Joe’s Goals

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                                                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                                        Daytum

                                                          Daytum

                                                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                                          Excel or Numbers

                                                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                                            Evernote

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                                                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                                              Access or Bento

                                                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                                                Conclusion

                                                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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