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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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                                                      Tayyab Babar

                                                      Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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                                                      10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2019

                                                      10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2019

                                                      The success of our day is largely dependent on the quality of our planning. Not to miss out anything in their to-dos, some people prefer to make a list of upcoming tasks in a notebook, while others have long started using digital technology solutions.

                                                      Calendar applications are some of the main tools that are worth using to organize our life and plan your time carefully.

                                                      Many people have switched to specific tools; however, there are still some who do not use calendars on a daily basis. They may find some applications uncomfortable to use, non-functional, or expensive.

                                                      In this article, we are going to check out the best calendars apps to help you stay organized.

                                                      1. Cal Calendar

                                                        Cal Calendar has recently appeared on the market of mobile applications (Android, iOS). It is the brainchild of the development team of Any.do that features impressive functionality and well-thought-out design.

                                                        The application comes with many great features, including support for Exchange and Google Calendar, widgets, voice recording, and many more.

                                                        Cal Calendar has direct integration with Any.Do To-Do List, which gives you a unique tandem of two applications.

                                                        Apart from its extended functionality, Cal Calendar is easy to use. The creation of events is very simple and fast.

                                                        What is more, depending on the name of the event, the application automatically adds contacts and geolocation data to the entry description. You can even import your lists and entries from Any.do.

                                                        Cal Calendar is a great option for any type of user. It is very convenient and doesn’t overcomplicate the mode of display.

                                                        Another good thing is that this tool is available for free, so you can use it without spending a dime for the software.

                                                        Available for iOS and Android

                                                        2. Google Calendar

                                                          Google Calendar is the official calendar for Android devices that has been tested out by many users around the globe. If you are right now trying to get away from it, consider changing your mind.

                                                          Since this application is installed on most Android devices by default, many users think that there is nothing special in this program. They are wrong.

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                                                          Google has been updating its calendar for quite a few years, and now it comes in Material Design with advanced event features, direct integration into other Google services (for example, supports reminders and Google Now), and comes with Exchange support.

                                                          The program is super easy and will not cost a dime for you. It is a good thing, right?

                                                          Available for iOS and Android

                                                          3. Jorte Calendar

                                                            Jorte Calendar is one of the most popular calendar applications in the Google Play store.

                                                            The program features a wide range of configuration options, with many design alternatives. You can adjust display mode to your needs and view calendar entries sorted by month, week, or day (by hours). It is convenient for quickly picking the desired date, using task bars, and setting reminders.

                                                            Apart from its ordinary information storing function, this application can be a special cloud service, Jorte Cloud, allowing you to synchronize calendars, schedules, and task lists on multiple devices. The application also supports data importing from Google Calendar.

                                                            For those paying attention to the program design, there is also Jorte Store, where you can buy styles and icons to personalize the calendar. This feature makes Jorte is one of the brightest calendar applications.

                                                            A basic version of the app is free of charge, so if you do not want to spend money on a calendar application, it is a good option.

                                                            Available for iOS and Android

                                                            4. Business Calendar

                                                              Business Calendar is geared towards people who use their calendar for work purposes and business task planning. It offers different modes with wide configuration capabilities.

                                                              The application gives a default view mode by months, and events can be marked in different colors. Display modes/ sorting can be adjusted to your needs (by month, day, year, or events).

                                                              You can also set a multi-day viewing mode to see how things look for the next few days. Scrolling up and down moves you by month, and if you check a few days, they will be shown in a more detailed form.

                                                              The day display mode offers hourly scheduling, and the schedule mode provides a detailed schedule for a single event.

                                                              Business Calendar is a great tool for planning/ scheduling cases, tasks, and events. There is a support for recurring events, which can be set up in just a few clicks.

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                                                              Having purchased software, you can use it to import and export other calendars, delete, copy, or move several events at the same time.

                                                              Android Business Calendar application may seem somewhat chaotic, but it works fine and is easy to work with if you play with it for a while.

                                                              A full version of the application is available for $4.99, but you can also find a free version for the app test drive.

                                                              Available for Android

                                                              5. aCalendar

                                                                aCalendar opens our collection of top 10 calendar applications available on the market today. With its appealing design, easy navigation, and great functionality, it is one of the most popular calendar apps in our list.

                                                                Some of extra functions include color schemes for each case type (48 colors to choose from), different types of demonstrations, different widgets, moon phases, and much more.

                                                                Taking into account it functionality, aCalendar is a reliable calendar application that has an easy-to-navigate interface with three display options. Scrolling from side to side allows you to switch between the display modes of the month, week and day.

                                                                When scrolling down and up, you are moving through the calendar at intervals in accordance with the selected display mode.

                                                                Apart from its time planning feature, aCalendar synchronizes photos from contact lists or social networks to remind you about birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special dates.

                                                                The program also supports data transfer through NFC and full-screen widgets, which eases your work with any data.

                                                                The program is available for free, but you can also get even more features if you buy the extended version of software for $4.99.

                                                                Available for Android

                                                                6. DigiCal Calendar

                                                                  DigiCal Calendar is very similar to Cal Calendar in the fact that the application focuses on design more than on its functionality. However, this doesn’t mean that the application doesn’t serve the purpose.

                                                                  With this calendar application, you can synchronize all your calendars and view them in different ways.

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                                                                  Along with the basic functions, this program comes with support for Google Calendar, Outlook, and includes some unique and interesting features. You can match keywords to the image or set up a dark theme.

                                                                  The app can even show you the weather forecast for three days. There are many other features that deserve the attention of people who really like to use calendar applications.

                                                                  Available for Android

                                                                  7. SolCalendar

                                                                    SolCalendar can be called a universal application. It claims to be an all-in-one digital solution having a basic calendar functionality combined with some other advanced features, such as weather forecast for a specific day.

                                                                    The application supports Google Calendar, as well as tasks, widgets, lunar calendar and even Foursquare.

                                                                    Those searching for a calendar application to cover just everything in its functionality, SolCalendar is a program to consider. There are a lot of interesting things in this application; the program does an excellent job working in “all-in-one” mode.

                                                                    Test SolCalendar – the application is available for free. You can test it out without purchasing the service.

                                                                    Available for Android

                                                                    8. Calendar

                                                                      Calendar is a relatively new app. It works as a web app and for both iOS and Android devices. It is an intelligent app that learns your contacts, schedule and tasks. It also helps you schedule and arrange meetings according to your available time slots.

                                                                      A good thing about Calendar is that it allows you to sync up with other calendars you use such as Apple Calendar and Google Calendar. And so you can manage all the calendars you have in one place.

                                                                      Calendar also gives you analytics of your meetings, giving you a clear picture on how you can improve your time management.

                                                                      Available for Desktop, iOS and Android

                                                                      9. Today Calendar

                                                                        Today Calendar is one of the most hip and edgy calendars in our list. The solution was one of the first ones that really embraced Material Design and remains one of the few that adhere to the neat style.

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                                                                        The calendar application offers bold colors, simple controls, and great functionality. This is not as heavy an application as many others; it will not eat all the memory of your device.

                                                                        If you are not searching for something complicated and over-functional, Today Calendar is what you need. You can always test the application before paying for it – the program is available for free.

                                                                        Available for Android

                                                                        10. Calendar Widget: Month

                                                                          Sometimes people do not need a heap of calendar applications. They would prefer to have one efficient calendar widget.

                                                                          Calendar Widget: Month perfectly fills this niche and meets all the needs of a modern user. It has some features of an ordinary calendar, but the real great thing about this software is that it has 80 or more themes in its library.

                                                                          The design of the application is great; the themes are perfectly tuned. There are options for almost any theme of your smartphone. The only drawback is the fact that the widget memory is not too large, and you should be ready for it.

                                                                          This simple calendar widget was created in the image and semblance of widgets from Yahoo. The widget window displays one calendar month with the ability to go to the previous and move to the next one.

                                                                          If you need a simple and affordable calendar to plan your tasks and affairs for one month, this widget is ideal for you. Calendar Widget: Month is so simple that it does not even have Google Calendar support.

                                                                          At the moment, it does not have the function of connecting any third-party calendars and services. Developers allow the possibility of introducing support for Google service as an addition to the widget, if users request to have this opportunity.

                                                                          Available for Android

                                                                          Our Verdict

                                                                          Searching for the right application to manage your various calendars and plan your busy day can sometimes turn into a streak of obstacles.

                                                                          Most of us need flexible applications that can be easily used to manage our tough schedule. The application should have all necessary time planning functions and be intuitive.

                                                                          Stylish design and limitless compatibility also matter. It is not always easy to find such a program.

                                                                          The above digital calendar solutions fall under the category “worth” of being used. They are modern, multifunctional, easy, and easy. Pick the one you like!

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