Best free Android apps to download for each category

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Given the numerous articles on new applications in this blog, it becomes natural to make a general selection and make a real, updated and valuable list of the best applications for Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG and all those who have Android as their operating system.
All the applications listed here can be downloaded for free from the official website Google Play, which can be installed with a click.
They are not all apps to be installed on the same phone (unless you have 64GB or more of internal memory), but they must be downloaded according to various needs and interests.
In this summary we see the best android apps ever, divided by categories.
In many cases I will refer to the list of the best for each category, so that I can choose an alternative if the one recommended does not work.


1) web browser

From the list of the best browsers for Android we can choose whether to browse the internet with Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin, Maxthon or other apps that are very fast to open websites.
I personally think that Google Chrome is the most complete browser on every Android smartphone.
have been shown in a list of 10 free applications.
If we want a light and fast browser to browse anonymously and even change IP on the fly, we can try Tor Browser for Android, to be downloaded together with Orbot.

2) Photo and gallery app

Among the best Gallery Apps for Android to browse photos on mobile and tablet, the one that you need to install is definitely Google Photos which does unlimited online backup.
In another article, instead, the best photo editing, effects and photo editing applications on Android are listed, among which stand out Photor, Pixlr e Google Snapseed.
If we want to use advanced photo editing tools, Photoshop is also available for free on Android.

3) Camera app

The app for taking photos with your mobile phone changes depending on the model and brand: on some you will find an excellent app, on others a poorer one that is worth replacing.
In another article we have listed the best camera apps for Android among which we definitely recommend Camera MX.
In another article, we talked about the best apps to take Selfie Photos with an Android smartphone, among which the app definitely stands out relive.

4) Music app

Android by default promotes its Google Music service as a multimedia app and music streaming app.
If we don't like this app, we can always change it: there are many apps to listen to music on an Android smartphone and to find the best one, try them until you find the one with which you are best.
We recommend to immediately listen to the music saved locally in the memory the free app Musixmatch, which allows you to hear the music and immediately get the lyrics of the songs online.
Among the apps to listen to streaming music for free, the one that should not be missing is Spotify.
In another article, to complete the category, we also saw the best apps for making music and playing on your smartphone and tablet.

5) App Video

On Android smartphones often the app to watch videos is missing or the integrated one does not support all videos so it must be replaced.
Among the best apps to watch videos and movies on Android, the choice falls on the two best apps, namely VLC o MXPlayer, which can play any type of video.
In another article we have also listed video editing apps and best apps for cutting and splitting videos on Android.
Finally, do not forget the apps to watch movies in streaming.

6) Launcher

Launchers are apps that modify the interface of the main screen on an Android smartphone; unlike an iPhone we can always customize the appearance even in a radical way.
In another article we will find the updated list of the best Launchers for Android phones, among which it definitely stands out Nova Launcher, the most powerful and versatile although many interesting features are offered for a fee.

7) Keyboard App

The default keyboard on every Android smartphone is different depending on the model, even if more and more often we find the Google keyboard installed, that is Gboard.
However, there are many applications to change keyboards on Android that on paper are much more intelligent and with innovative options, among these we could not fail to mention SwiftKey per Android.

8) SMS app

The SMS function can also be improved (especially if the default is Google Hangouts) by installing a different app among the Best Apps to send and receive SMS on Android.
Among them, a simple, ad-free and safe is Google Messages, which allows you to receive SMS messages with popups and to send emojis between contacts via the Internet.

9) Phone and address book app

The management of the phone book on Android smartphones changes depending on the model, brand and version of Android.
In another article we have already talked about the best apps for calling and managing contacts on Android.
Among these it is worth mentioning Google Contacts, to have the address book always synchronized with the Google account, and Truecaller, as an app for answering calls with anti-nuisance filter and integrated call center.
In another article we have instead shown you all the apps to record phone calls on Android.

10 ) Email App

Every Android smartphone has its own Email app, which may be good but we can certainly use better.
As seen, there are several apps to manage, send and receive Emails on Android, among which the best ones are gmail e Outlook, which also work with accounts other than their respective services, so you have all your emails in one place.

11 ) Maps and navigators app

The Google Maps app is already installed on every Android smartphone, or should be, so we refer you directly to the Google Maps guide for Android.
However, there are also other apps with GPS navigators and Maps for Android that are worth trying and installing like TomTom per Android, Nokia Here Maps (which also work without internet connection) e Waze, one of the best for finding alternative routes when there is traffic or when there are sudden detours.

12 ) App Social Network

Each social network has its own Android app and among the most popular we have the usual: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat e tinder the dating app.
If our phone slows down heavily with social networking apps (especially Facebook), we can use versions Facebook Lite e Facebook Messenger Lite that consume much less memory and CPU during use, thus also saving battery.

13 ) Google app

Google, to try to make the Android smartphones of the various brands more similar to each other, divides all the functions of the mobile phone into applications that can be downloaded and installed on each phone.
In addition to the most famous Google Maps and youtube, there are also apps for SMS, keyboard, camera, phone, alarm clock, address book and many others.
In another article we can find the complete list of Google apps for every Android smartphone.

14 ) App cloud

A Cloud service is essential for those who use a smartphone because the most important files can be saved in a safe place online and thus find them on the computer without having to make connections with cables or special software.
There are many "cloud storage" apps on Android to synchronize files with PC and on the web, among these we recommend using the most famous and widespread on Android, that is Google Drive.

15 ) App con widget

The apps with widgets on the Google Play store are really a lot.
In another updated article we have collected the best applications with widgets for Android, to try if our smartphone is powerful enough not to suffer from their constant presence.

16 ) Weather app

Among the apps, the one that never fails is the one with the weather forecast that tells us the current temperature and situation.
Among the best Weather apps for Android, we recommend giving the app a chance 3B Weather, with very accurate and realistic information about each day.
In another article we also looked at apps with only widgets to see the Weather and the time on the screen.

17 ) Various Accessories App

Accessories are apps with tools that take advantage of the phone's sensors or that work for activities other than the basic ones of a smartphone.
We have collected some of the best Android mobile accessories in another article, mentioning the apps for the flashlight, code scanner, Teletext and others.

18 ) Travel app

In the travel guide we have already covered the best free mobile applications for travel, citing apps such as Tripadvisor, Booking, Skyscanner.

19 ) Sports scores app

There are so many applications to follow football matches (and other sports) live and know every result in real time.
Among the apps with match results and goal videos.

20 ) App to track the phone

In this regard, we have seen several apps to send the position from the mobile phone or be followed in real time, the apps to find the lost or stolen mobile phone, the anti-theft apps for Android to control and lock the mobile phone remotely from the PC.
We choose the one that convinces us the most, so that we can always find a lost or stolen mobile phone.

21 ) WhatsApp and other messaging apps

WhatsApp is an app that everyone must have on their smartphone to send free messages and also to make phone calls.
In this regard, I point out the guide to the main functions and WhatsApp tricks.
WhatsApp is not the only app of this type and we have seen some alternative free messaging apps on Android that are worth a try. Telegram.

22 ) File management app

X-Plore File Manager is the best among the file manager applications for Android, which also supports Bluetooth connections, browse computer files on the same LAN and also manage files uploaded to the internet on Dropbox.
Alternatively we can try a lighter app like File Manager +.

23 ) Notepad app

The best applications for taking notes and notes on a phone are, among others, at least three: Google Keep, Onenote and Evernote, all with online synchronization.

24 ) App Office

Today, both with a smartphone and on a tablet, it is possible to use the Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps for Android.
Alternatively, you can also find the Google Docs Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, cited among the Office app for free from Android.

25 ) PDF app

Among the apps to open PDF on an Android smartphone you can use Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Reader.
In another article we also saw the Scanner Apps to create PDFs.

26 ) VoIP phone app

Especially useful abroad and to call landlines for free, we can use many apps to make free VOIP calls from smartphones and tablets.
Among them it is worth installing Viber and obviously, Skype.

27 ) PC connection app

Airdroid to manage the mobile from the PC it is unbeatable, above all for its simplicity of use.
It is also worth a try Photosync to synchronize photos with your PC over WiFi.
Among the indispensable apps we recommend you also try Pushbullet to receive mobile message notifications on PC.

28 ) App backup

In another article the Android phone backup applications among which we can mention App Backup e Restore to backup installed applications.

29 ) App to optimize the system

I have talked extensively about this type of app, and the best ones can be found in the article Applications to free up space on the Android memory and SD card, among which we mention Clean Master, CCleaner per Android e 360 Security.
We also saw the excellent All in One Toolbox to optimize Android.
In another article we can find the Apps to speed up the internet on Android.

30 ) Automation app

This category lists applications that allow you to program and configure automatic actions based on certain events, based on time or place.
We have therefore seen the guide a Call, the best of the free auto action apps on Android.
In another article, Apps that do everything themselves to make Android smarter and Apps to increase battery life on Android are also reported.
If you want an easy yet complex system, we recommend giving it a try Automate.

31 ) App with root permissions

In another article we have always kept up to date a long updated list of the best applications for rooted unlocked Android phones, so as to make the most of this possibility.

I remind you that unlocking root permissions is becoming more and more difficult, as manufacturers locked the device at the bootloader level, thus increasing the steps required for unlocking the permissions.

32 ) Best Android Apps of all kinds

Below we can continue reading by reading other guides dedicated to Android apps:
  • Best dating apps to know who we like near us
  • App to read the news of the day on Android
  • App to scan documents and convert them to PDF
  • App for painting and drawing
  • Applications to check internet traffic thresholds and residual credit
  • App for learning English or other languages
  • App for parents with babies to help them with babies
  • App to check pregnancy of pregnant women
  • App to compare prices and save on every purchase or expense
  • Apps for workouts, sports, running and fitness
  • Remote control app for PC and Mac
  • VPN connection app
  • Scanner app to create PDFs
  • Most useful apps for Android
  • App to recover deleted photos on Android and iPhone
  • App to customize notifications on Android
  • 100 Best Free Android Games to Download on Smartphone
  • Best free antivirus for Android

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