Must have free Android Apps

Must have Android apps

You will be amazed to know, that in 2013, 8 out of 10 smart phones operated on Android. There are more than 1 million apps in Google Play (official app store of Android, formerly known as the Android Market) and 70 percent of apps are available for gratis and all that you need is a Google Mail (Gmail) account to be able to access them. If you are new to Android, there is every chance you might get confused about choosing from these 1 million apps available online. Worry no more! Here is a list of a few free apps which will help you to run your Android smoothly, while giving you the best experience possible.

Opera Mini browser for Android

Though all android devices come with pre-installed Android Browser, while, some come with Google Chrome, they all tend to be a bit on the slower side when it comes to loading web pages. But we do have a replacement for it – The Opera Mini browser for Android. It’s less than 1 MB and it is the fastest web browser I’ve ever experienced on Android. To date, the Opera Mini browser for Android has been downloaded 10 million times worldwide by Android users. So if you want to experience the fastest browsing possible, just download Opera Mini and I’m sure it will never disappoint you. It rarely lags and is 99.99 percent bug free.

Here are a few screenshots of Opera Mini browser for Android:

Clean Master (Cleaner) – FREE

Do you frequently run out of internal memory, unnecessary consumption of RAM by background running apps, worried about security and privacy? The answer to all that is the Clean Master app. It’s just 8 MB with a super sleek UI and has been downloaded more than 10 million times. Basically, Clean Master helps you clean your cache (app cache) and residual or junk files, which consumes a lot of your phone memory and results in slowing it down and sometimes, cause it to hang. Clean Master can boost your RAM by its Task Killer or Memory Booster function, which cleans and frees your RAM and speeds up your phone. It can also manage your apps; you can backup .apk files, uninstall pre-installed apps or move apps to SD card from phone memory. Clean Master also helps you to protect your privacy by cleaning your search history or browser history in a single tap.

Here are few screenshots of Clean Master:

MX Player

Are you a movie geek? I’m sure you never thought that your Android smart phone or Android tab can play almost any format of video flawlessly. Whether it is in .avi format or .mkv or .mp4, the format will stop being an issue, if you use MX Player to play your video files. MX Player provides features like Multi-core decoding, Pinch to zoom, Subtitle scroll, Kids lock and Hardware acceleration to play and enjoy videos. You also can enjoy full HD videos using its Hardware acceleration feature. But it works better with dual-core devices rather than single core. Its size is 8.16 MB and it’s been downloaded more than 5 million times worldwide.

Here are a few screenshots of MX Player:


If you want an all-in-one document viewer solution in your Android phone or tablet, then you must download the free version of OfficeSuite. This lets you view almost all kind of document files like DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF, TXT, LOG, ODT, XLS, XLSX, XLSM, CSV, ODS, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, PPTM, PPSM, ODP, EML, PDF and ZIP, but the paid version provides you with the option to edit your document files on the go. OfficeSuite also provides an excellent File Browser and cloud service integration with Box, DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync. It is the only Android mobile office app which allows you to open password protected document. Installed on over 120 million devices in 205 countries.

Here are some screenshot of the app:

Easy Battery Saver

Does your phone always need charging? Does your phone always die at crucial moments due to running out of battery power? Do you want to find a perfect solution to it? Easy Battery Saver is the most efficient energy-saving application which helps you extend your battery life and optimize your mobile’s performance. Easy Battery Saver is a powerful manager app specifically designed to extend battery life and optimize user habits. It saves your battery by intelligently dealing with the phone’s network connectivity, screen time out and screen brightness. What’s more, the considerable sleep schedule setting will save your battery when you are sleeping.

Easy Battery Saver is easy to use with four preset saving modes available and an advanced customized mode. Select one and the problems will cease to exist.

The five modes of Easy Battery Saver:

  1. General Saving Mode owns the basic network control, screen control and sleep schedule to meet your normal battery saving needs.
  2. Intelligent Saving Mode manages the eight different controls. It saves more battery power than general saving mode.
  3. Super Power Saving Mode adjusts your phone’s standby time. You won’t have to worry about your phone dying on you at crucial moments.
  4. Advanced Customized Mode offers you more personalized options to allow Easy Battery Saver to manage applications and adjust system settings to optimize your battery efficiency.
  5. Normal Mode means nothing changes for your battery.

Few screenshots of the app:

ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is a free, full-featured file and application manager. ES File Explorer allows Android users, no matter where they are, to manage their resources freely. You can access all of your files from your mobile device and share them with others. This app makes it easy to stay connected over 3G, 4G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi, upload photos, and watch videos. It functions as all of these apps in one: File Manager, Application Manager, Task Killer, Download Manager, Cloud storage client compatible (with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive,, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3, and Ubuntu One), FTP client, and LAN Samba client. Till date it got over 300 million global downloads and is rated as one of the best resource management tools on the Android market.

Here are few screenshot of ES File Explorer:

Aren’t you excited about your new Android Set? I’ve mentioned all the basic apps necessary to keep your Android device running smoothly. Download all the apps mentioned in this article and enjoy Android in all its glory.  But remember, standard data charges will be applicable when you download the apps.


Nilotpal Singha

A professional graphic web designer, blogger, writer.

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