Top best free Android apps – updated October 2013


This article helps you to install few important apps which can be generally used by every user of a smart phone. Check out the article for details of each app with their usage ratings.

Introduction :


There are lots of free apps available for the users but they cannot help us to select the best ones and which suits our usage. So here I am helping you out few important apps which can useful for most of them. I gave apps related to messaging throughout the world without any extra charges other than internet, app which can help in kill the unnecessary running apps, app to watch any video format file, an anti virus app, a notifications app, a file manager app and a app which helps in segregating your apps from phone and SD card.

Whatsapp Messenger :


Rating :4.8 stars out of 5
Whatsapp is the most popularly used app on every smart phone these days. The crucial points to consider in whatsapp are, it is a friendly app which uses internet to chat with your friends/relatives from whole world wide. You can create groups within your friends circle and have your conversation go on throughout the day. You can share videos, locations, voice messages and pictures. You can set notifications of vibration, ringtone and popup for group and individual conversations. You need not signup. Once you save the mobile number into smart phone and if the user also uses whatsapp then they are updated into your friends list. Various smiley are available. About 50 members can be in a group. No extra charges for chatting with international members. Though you switch off the phone, you will get the messages once its switched on. You can custom your profile picture, group picture, group icon, Email chat history and many more.

Advanced Task Killer :


Rating :4.6 stars out of 5
This tool helps us to kill/stop the unwanted apps running in the background. The app can save your battery time and also the memory. Few system apps cannot be stopped by this tool like Google etc. It can clear up the cache once you open the app. It's a user friendly app. This tool can allow you to work with more speed. The app size varies with smart phone & a tablet. By enabling Auto kill and Startup kill, app will help to stop the app which was been closed few minutes back and stops all the unnecessary apps on the start up of the phone.

MX Player:


Rating :4.6 stars out of 5
The MX player helps in playing almost all the video formats on your smart phone. With a single swipe you can adjust the volume & the brightness of the video. Volume can be controlled by swiping on the right side of the screen and brightness on the left side. By tapping the Lock symbol, it will disable the options on the screen which can be useful while watching videos with your kids. Though they touch anywhere on the screen video will be running without any disturbance. You can rewind or forward the video by swiping on the screen horizontally. One more important point is, few videos doesn't have in-built subtitles but in this player you can enable any subtitle format of the video while playing it. You can even drag and find the subtitles before the video runs.

AVG Anti Virus :


Rating :4.0 stars out of 5
AVG antivirus varies with smart phone and tablets. The app helps in scanning the full phone, can schedule the scanning time etc. Even your text messages can be scanned. In the app we can get 4 performance options like, task killer which helps in killing unnecessary apps. Battery consumption is for battery backup like it shows the apps with size which they are consuming. You can select the unused apps and stop them. Data usage helps in monitoring the running apps with their size. And storage usage for monitoring the apps and can be uninstalled in one tap.

Light Flow Light :


Rating :4.0 stars out of 5
The app helps in giving you notifications with different colors, vibration and ringtone. The app helps to give notifications for the apps like SMS, MMS, Gmail new mails, Calendar reminders, Missed calls, Low battery, Gtalk notifications etc. In the settings, you can setup light flashing with any color and adjust the sound of each notification. Even the flash light speed can set. Or you can use your camera flash light. You can set vibration and ringtone of the app individually. You can set the repetitions of the notifications within some duration of time. The app mainly helps in never missing your important mails and calls.

AndroZip File Manager:


Rating :4.5 stars out of 5
This app is a file manager app which can be used as smoothly as we use on the computer. It has lots of features like, from the apps option you can view all the apps on your smart phone. You can take a backup of selected apk files to your sd card/phone memory. You can even share the files through Bluetooth. Another main feature of the app is you can open the zip files as well like Winzip or winrar.

Bluetooth File Transfer:


Rating :4.0 stars out of 5
Using this app you can transfer files or contacts to other phones. You can even transfer apps and games to other smart phones very easily. The receiving handset need not require this software app to receive. Any multimedia file like pictures, music files and attachments can be transferred. It can help in transferring data to any other handset which is enabled with Bluetooth. You can deactivate the useless popup of advertisements.

App Mgr/App2Sd:


Rating :4.5 stars out of 5
App helps in moving the movable apps from phone memory to SD card and vice versa. App helps in uninstalling unwanted apps in one tap. The user can hide the in-built apps from the app drawer. User can select few apps at a time to uninstall and move the apps. With one tap we can clear the cache. In the settings of the app we can set to hide the ignored apps, clear cache notification, language and theme. The file size is only about 2.5Mb only.

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