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

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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!

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                                                      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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                                                      How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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                                                      How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

                                                      There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

                                                      Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

                                                        What Does Private Browsing Do?

                                                        When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

                                                        For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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                                                        The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

                                                        The Terminal Archive

                                                        While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

                                                        Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

                                                        dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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                                                        Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

                                                        Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

                                                        However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

                                                        Clearing Your Tracks

                                                        Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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                                                        dscacheutil -flushcache

                                                        As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

                                                        Other Browsers and Private Browsing

                                                        Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

                                                        If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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                                                        As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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