The 10 Best Free Apps For Android in 2021

The 10 Best Free Apps For Android in 2021

The coolest apps for Android are often just a download away

There are over 2.5 million apps available on the Google Play marketplace for Android devices. That’s a lot of apps. With this many apps available, there’s an app for everything. The trick is finding those apps. Here are 10 of the coolest Android apps, and every app on this list is free.

 

01.Grammarly Keyboard

[appbox googleplay com.grammarly.android.keyboard&hl=en]

What We Like

  • Checks spelling and grammar.
  • Checks entire phrases.
  • Smooth, fast performance.

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t swipe to type.
  • Lacks customization options.

Keyboards can do more than detect misspelled words, the Grammarly keyboard can make your writing better. This makes it an awesome keyboard for writers, students, or job hunters who can’t afford to make mistakes in their writing.

Grammarly scans what you write and offers suggestions in the same area that other keyboards offer suggestions for misspelled words. Grammarly fixes verb choice and corrects other common grammatical mistakes. And if you love autocorrect, it corrects misspelled words as you type.

Grammarly offers both a free subscription plan for basic grammar correction and a premium plan that does a more thorough job of analyzing your writing.

Download Grammarly Keyboard

 

 02.Nova Launcher

[appbox googleplay com.teslacoilsw.launcher&hl=en]

What We Like

  • Set up the phone interface in a way that works for you.
  • Customize backgrounds, colors, fonts, gestures, and more.

What We Don’t Like

  • The number and variations of settings can be overwhelming at first.
  • Uses a considerable amount of RAM.

What sets Android apart from the iPhone and iPad is the ability to customize many parts of the system. Apple keeps such a tight rein over what apps can and cannot do that a simple app that turns Bluetooth on and off can be removed from the App Store. Android users have more options and apps to customize their smartphones and tablets.

That’s where Nova Launcher comes into the picture. Nova Launcher completely customizes the home screen, which is the initial screen that displays when you unlock the device. Nova Launcher changes the look of the icons, moves the position of elements on the screen, and adds widgets and music players to the screen. If you like to tinker with your smartphone, this is the app for you.

Download Nova Launcher

 

03. Screen Lock – Time Password

[appbox googleplay com.adriadevs.screenlock.ios.keypad.timepassword&hl=en]

Are you worried about exposing your PIN while you unlock your phone?
Here comes Screen Lock – Time Password (Dynamic Password) for the rescue. You can make your phone current time its lock screen password. And time changes every minute, so does the password too, so no one can even guess it.

NEW FEATURES
★ Cool iPhone-style lock screen for your android.
★ Support on most android phones.
★ Fully customizable lock screen.
★ Highly secure lock screen.
★ One of the best parallax effect Lock.
★ Customize sliding text. You can put your name or your friend’s name on your lock screen.
★ Hide and Protect Photos & videos: Photos and videos imported into the phone can only be viewed after the correct password is entered.
★ Private Browser: With a Private browser, your internet surf will leave no traces behind. There is also a Bookmark feature.

Features

✔ Customize wallpaper for lock screen
You can apply HD Screen wallpaper or choose from Gallery.
✔ Unlock sound enable/disable.
✔ Unlock vibration enable/disable.
✔ 12 hour and 24-hour format both supported.
✔ Consume less memory and battery, Simple and Clean device.
✔ 100% safe and secure Screen Lock- Time Password
✔ Choose your own lock type

Screen Lock – Time Password – Apps on Google Play

 

04. IFTTT

[appbox googleplay com.ifttt.ifttt]

What We Like

  • Automates tasks in a way you design.
  • Works with smart devices.
  • Lots of premade recipes, or create your own.

What We Don’t Like

  • Complicated tasks can be difficult to set up.
  • Can’t run multiple-step applets.

If This Then That (IFTTT) is one of the coolest apps for Android. Use it to program responses to events into your device to automate different tasks. For example, have IFTTT send a text to your significant other when you arrive at home or go into the local grocery store, or copy all your photos to a Dropbox folder after you snap the image, or automatically create an entry in a spreadsheet when you go to work or the gym.

IFTTT works by interacting with applets on the device based on information such as your current location or voice commands that you give to Google Home or Amazon Alexa. It also automates processes with smart devices in your home, such as turning the lights on at sunset or off at a certain time.

Download IFTTT

 

05.Files by Google

[appbox googleplay com.google.android.apps.nbu.files]

Files by Google is a file management app that helps you:
✨ Free up space with cleaning recommendations
🔍 Find files faster with search and simple browsing
↔️ Share files offline with others, fast and without data
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save you space on the device

THREE-IN-ONE TOOL APP

While taking very little storage on your device, Files does three things in one:
1) Free up space – Clean junk files and cache, boost your mobile phone or tablet as you clean up the phone memory, and optimize your smartphone performance.
2) Find files fast – Browse your storage and find everything fast without being an expert in file management.
3) Share files – Send pictures, share videos, transfer large files or app apks. All of this with super fast speed with a rate of up to 480 Mbps over an encrypted direct wifi network.

Download Files by Google

 

06.Google Duo

[appbox googleplay com.google.android.apps.tachyon&hl=en]

Google Inc.

What We Like

  • End-to-end encryption.
  • The caller can leave a video message.
  • Shows video of the caller before you pick up.

What We Don’t Like

  • Requires signup.
  • Can’t reject a call with a message.

Love the idea of FaceTime but not a fan of Apple? Google Duo is FaceTime for Android, only better because it’s available for iOS as well. This means you can place video calls to anyone who has the Duo app installed on their device.

The coolest part about Duo is how easy it is to set up and use. There’s no complicated process like setting up a Skype account. Duo reads the phone’s SIM card and sends you a text to confirm. That’s it. And using the app is as simple as tapping a contact to place the call.

Download Google Duo

07.Todoist

[appbox googleplay com.todoist]

What We Like

  • Notifies you when a list item is due.
  • Can be used on any platform.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lacks advanced features.
  • Items are viewable only in list format.

If the only type of list you need to make is a shopping list, use Google Keep to keep track of your groceries. To track anything more complicated, especially if you want to coordinate the list with other people, check out Todoist.

Use Todoist to keep track of multiple projects and create sublists to your to-do lists. Then, assign owners to projects and sublists and automatically send reminder emails when a to-do list item is due. Todoist is cross-platform, access it from any Android, iOS, PC, or smartwatch.

The free subscription level is perfect for most people. It includes 80 active tasks and up to 5 people on each task. The premium plan adds features like location-based notifications, which remind you to buy nails when you pass by the hardware store or buy a ham when near a grocery store.

Download Todoist

08.Call Recorder ACR

[appbox googleplay com.nll.acr&hl=en]

What We Like

  • Choice of four audio formats.
  • Can be set to record on request or record automatically.

What We Don’t Like

  • Some devices don’t permit call recording.
  • Call recording is illegal in some jurisdictions, but the app provides no way to know.

Google Keep is good for tasks such as quick lists, taking notes, or recording a voice memo. When you want to record a phone call, check out Call Recorder (ACR). This app is a must-have for interviewers, reporters, or anyone who records calls on a regular basis. ACR can password protect recordings, record with different formats, and exclude certain numbers. It also has a Pro version that includes cloud storage integration.

Download Call Recorder ACR

 

09.Velociraptor

[appbox googleplay com.pluscubed.velociraptor&hl=en]

What We Like

  • Useful when driving on a road without posted speed limits.
  • Displays in most apps.

What We Don’t Like

  • May not know limits on back roads.
  • Some devices require permissions to be set differently.

Waze may be the best choice for a Google Maps alternative that gives good directions, but Velociraptor can be a surprisingly useful app to use even when you don’t need directions. Velociraptor doesn’t tell you how to get to your destination, it helps you maintain the proper speed so that you don’t get pulled over by the police while you are driving there.

Velociraptor uses OpenStreetMap data, a crowdsourced version of Google Maps, to obtain the speed limit of the street you are on. It compares this to your rate of speed and alerts you when you go over the speed limit and might get a ticket. You can set a tolerance level so that you’re alerted when you cross that magical 5 MPH above the speed limit threshold.

Download Velociraptor

10.Signal Private Messenger

[appbox googleplay org.thoughtcrime.securesms&hl=en]

What We Like

  • Strong end-to-end encryption preserves privacy.
  • Easy to use.
  • Desktop version available.

What We Don’t Like

  • Difficult to use for some users (primarily users in the Middle East).
  • Relies on actual phone numbers, which is a privacy concern for some.

If you are concerned more about privacy and security rather than ease-of-use or special emojis when it comes to messaging apps, check out Signal messenger. Although not as popular as WhatsApp, Signal focuses on the secure side of the equation.

Signal uses end-to-end encryption and supports text messaging, voice calls, video calls, group chats, and media sharing. It’s open-source, which allows third parties to check the code for bugs. And despite the sophisticated encryption, Signal is relatively easy to use.  

Download Signal Private Messenger

 

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