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Play store has more than 3 million apps and some of them have similar functionalities. Most users download these apps that take over smartphone space hence slowing down the phone. For example, most Android smartphones come with Keep Note, it’s like a diary that stores your stuff in space. But most users ignore the app and install other online diary options provided for in Play Store. So instead of trying all these apps, we a list of free and best Android Apps that are essential for you.

A rundown of free and best Android Apps 

Google Assistant 

This is like your personal assistant. You give it instructions and it obeys without questions. It’s an artificial assistant developed by Google that allows users to navigate, communicate, and get many things done on the go. It triggers apps, makes plans and plays games on both Android and iOS. The app is available on Android marshmallow, Nougat, or Oreo and even on smartwatches.

Keyboard App

And Swiftkey is currently the best keyboard app since it’s trusted by over 200 million users across the globe. The app uses artificial intelligence that enables it to learn and can somehow predict what the user intends to type. It learns your writing style, so you can type faster. You can type, text and send GIFs, stickers, emoji on the app.


If you love organizing stuff in an orderly manner, then this app is for you. It’s a dope utility to take notes in a variety of formats, including text, photos, audio, video, sketches and more. You can make it a home screen widget and it will sync all your devices to facilitate workflow.

Office Apps 

WPS and PDF have very helpful features for opening and drafting important information. WPS is compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and integrates PDF, presentations, spreadsheets, memo, Google docs, etc. It also comes with a free PDF converter, reader, editor, along with file sharing abilities, supports multi-window mode, data encryption, etc. It’s very easy to use and you can connect it with Cloud Drive if you want to save your documents.

Google News

You will find every trending story on this app. It uses Artificial Intelligence to deliver relevant news in the news feed. The app prioritizes the stories that fit the user under ‘for you’ tab that personalizes news. It also has the ability to show perspectives from different publishers under “full coverage”

Google Drive 

Most Android smartphones come with this app but if it’s not on your phone, you can find it on the Play Store. It’s basically a cloud storage service that gives you free space to store and access your files in the cloud platform. It has Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, where you can edit documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, etc. It automatically saves information for future reference. Users can have access to 15 GB of free space across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

MX Player 

This is a video player for Android that supports all video and audio formats. It has essential features like editing of subtitle timeframes, fast forwarding and volume control gestures, gestures for zooming in and out of a video, on-screen kid lock and many more.


This is one of the best photo editing app for Android smartphones. Although professional photographers prefer VSCO, Snapspeed, and Lightroom because they have professional features that can edit raw images. But they are complicated and PicsArt has options that help you customize the photos. It also encompasses social network for sharing photos within the app. Its features include collage, drawing on photos, frames, stickers, free cropping, clone tool, tilt-shift, perspective changer tool and a lot more.


This is a password manager that locks down your passwords and personal information. It auto-fills logins in browsers and apps and can generate new and secure passwords in an instant. You can log in with one password instead of remembering a million of them. In addition, you can also sync your passwords and data across all of your devices.

Nova Launcher 

This is the best app on Android and it comes with a number of customization. It replaces your home screen with one you control and can help you can change icons, layouts, animations and more. It is free to download, but its prime version unlocks a lot of other features including some locked gestures.

Those are the Free And Best Android Apps, share your reviews in the comments.


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