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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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                                                      11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

                                                      11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

                                                      Automations are key to improving efficiency. Set the system up right from the beginning and you’ll reduce the amount of no-shows and cancellations.

                                                      Whatever your business is, with automations, meeting scheduler apps do more than just streamline appointment setting. They prime your workflow for maximum results.

                                                      Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

                                                      In this article, I will share with you 11 great meeting scheduler apps you can start using today to boost your productivity.

                                                      1. ScheduleOnce

                                                        ScheduleOnce is an industry leader and robust solution. Whether you work alone or have a large team, ScheduleOnce can support you.

                                                        ScheduleOnce allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. I use one calendar for booking podcast guests with automations set up to prep my guests for our interview. I use another calendar for strategy sessions and coaching calls.

                                                        ScheduleOnce also has embeddable widgets so you can keep the scheduler inside your own website.

                                                        Starting at $7 a month and a 14 day free trial, ScheduleOnce can fit a variety of needs in business.

                                                        Available on Web

                                                        2. Calendly

                                                          Calendly stands out for its clean, easy to use interface. If you like clean design, Calendly might be your choice. It too has robust automations and integrations for individuals and teams alike.

                                                          You can try Calendly free for 14 days. Their basic plan is free while their most robust plan is only $12 a month.

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                                                          Available on Web | Google Chrome Extension

                                                          3. Assistant.to

                                                            For those who use gmail, Assistant.to is a super simple solution.

                                                            From inside an email, you click on the Assistant.to icon and pick times your free. Assistant.to embeds the times directly into the email so the recipient can quickly pick a time that works for them.

                                                            While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of apps like Calendly or ScheduleOnce, Assistant.to is completely free.

                                                            Available on Web

                                                            4. Acuityscheduling

                                                              Acuity is a robust meeting scheduler very similar to ScheduleOnce. It integrates with CRMs, Email Marketing platforms, Analytics tools and accounting software.

                                                              It comes with a 14 day free trial. They have a free solo account but if you want the benefit of the integrations, you’ll start as low as $15 a month and can cost up to $50 a month.

                                                              Available on Web | iOS | Android

                                                              5. Pick

                                                                Built for simplicity, Pick is direct and easy to use. You can create your own url extension like pick.co/yournamehere and it integrates with Google calendar and Office 365.

                                                                At $3 a month, this is a great tool for quick scheduling.

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                                                                Available on Web

                                                                6. X.ai

                                                                  For those who are early adopters of AI, this may be the solution for you. X.ai created two AI assistants they call Amy and Andrew Ingram. After setting up your account you simply CC them on your emails with the person you’re wanting to schedule and the AI assistants will email your guests from there until your appointment is set.

                                                                  This type of scheduler feels more personal because of the dialogue. There are stories on their site of people thinking Amy and Andrew are real people. X.ai integrates with Google, Office 365 and Outlook.

                                                                  Starting at $29 a month for an Individual account and $39 a month per user for a Team account, Amy and Andrew are ready to schedule meetings for you. Want to try it out first? They do have a free trial.

                                                                  Available on Web

                                                                  7. YouCanBook.me

                                                                    is another competitive solution for scheduling meetings online. You can manage the calendars of your entire team, configure booking forms, and integrate with your calendar.

                                                                    They have a free account branded with their company name or you can have some control over your branding and appearance at $10 a month for all their features. Either way, this company is worth a look.

                                                                    Available on Web

                                                                    8. Doodle

                                                                      Doodle is unique in the space of meeting schedulers because it helps groups of people find a time to meet that works for everyone.

                                                                      It integrates with your calendar and allows you to send a poll to all invited. Once people vote on the poll you can see which time works best for everyone.

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                                                                      You can also run polls for food preferences if you’re scheduling a lunch meeting or a section of town if people are coming from all over.

                                                                      While there is a free account, you’ll unlock it’s potential starting at $39 per year.

                                                                      Available on Web | iOS | Android

                                                                      9. WhenAvailable

                                                                        WhenAvailable is another scheduler that works for groups of people. You can use it to schedule a pickup game of basketball, decide on your next book club or book your family reunion.

                                                                        Their free account allows up to 20 guests, unlimited events and one contact group. For $15 a year you unlock all the goodies including reminders and chat messages.

                                                                        Available on Web

                                                                        10. Rally

                                                                          Like Doodle and WhenAvailable, Rallly is helpful for scheduling meetings and events with multiple people involved. You create a poll and everyone votes. It’s quick and easy.

                                                                          Unlike Doodle, it doesn’t have as many features, but it’s entirely free.

                                                                          Available on Web

                                                                          11. NeedtoMeet

                                                                            Finishing strong, NeedtoMeet is our last app that allows you to schedule meetings or events for multiple people. It has mobile apps, custom urls, easy polling, notifications and commenting.

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                                                                            NeedtoMeet also allows 1:1 Meetings for things like performance reviews for your whole team. You send out the your calendar slots to your team and they can only pick 1 slot, minimizing the amount of emails and scheduling you have to coordinate.

                                                                            While they have a free account, you can unlock all features for only $19 a year.

                                                                            Available on Web

                                                                            Bonus: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Using Meeting Schedulers

                                                                            In the excitement of streamlining your scheduling process, it can be easy to forget the feelings of those you’re inviting to meet. I know. I’ve done this.

                                                                            To say “Hey, schedule time on my calendar” feels colder than “Hey, here’s my calendar. To avoid all the back and forth, pick a time that works best for you.”

                                                                            Always make sure to frame your invite with your scheduler app with the benefit to them and why we’re doing it this way rather than the old fashioned, personal way.

                                                                            A little finesse goes a long way. Without it, you risk seeming transactional and cold.

                                                                            Some meeting scheduler widgets you can embed in your site can take a couple seconds to load. If you go this route, make sure there’s text just above the widget that lets your guest know the calendar will appear below and to wait for it to load.

                                                                            If you use an online meeting tool like Zoom, it’s also important to explicitly let them know the meeting will take place on Zoom and include the Zoom link in the email reminder. Many make the mistake of not clarifying where the meeting will actually take place which can create last minute chaos at the time of the meeting.

                                                                            Should you require special settings, like ethernet, external mics or lighting, let your guests know that on your thank you page and reminder emails so they are prepared for the meeting and you end up with the best meeting possible.

                                                                            With clear communication in your automation, your meeting scheduler tools can almost perform like a virtual assistant for a fraction of the cost, or free, depending on the app you choose.

                                                                            The Bottom Line

                                                                            Meeting scheduler apps are diverse in features and unique in design. Before committing to one and realizing it’s not a fit, I recommend exploring which 3 might best fit you and then doing a trial with each of them at the same time so that you can see how they feel as you use them side by side.

                                                                            Scheduling meetings the old fashioned way can be tedious. Conversely, finding a scheduling app that works seamlessly in the background is heavenly.

                                                                            Like cell phones, meeting scheduler apps are moving from a nice-to-have luxury to must-have necessity in the lives of productive people. As you explore your options, stay true to your brand and the tools that have worked well for you to this point and simply find a meeting scheduler app that plays well with what you have created.

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