We’ve collected together the best free Android apps you can download today, so you can find exactly what you need without trawling through the Google Play Store.
It has been over 12 years since Android was first launched by Google, and back then it was hard to imagine the sheer number of apps we’d have today. There are apps for everything, and many of them are completely free, meaning you’re just a few downloads away from supercharging your smartphone at no extra cost.
Admittedly, the huge quantity of apps doesn’t mean they’re all quality – far from it in fact, and finding the good ones can be tough.
There are tools and techniques to help, with various lists in the Play Store providing you with Editor’s Picks across a range of categories, new releases and even apps that are specifically recommended for you based on your previous installs.
You can also hunt out apps that are similar to your favorites by searching for an app you have and seeing what else comes up.
And checking out user reviews and ratings can save you from downloading a dud of an app.
But even with all that, the sheer number of apps on Google Play means many of the best can often get lost, while weaker ones sometimes rise to the top.
So to make sure you never install a duff app here’s our selection of the best you should install right now – each one carefully chosen to ensure you’ll have a whole suite of fun, engaging and, dammit, useful apps on your phone or tablet.
We’ve sorted them into categories so you can more easily find what you’re looking for. But make sure to check back every few weeks for out latest app selection, which you’ll find below.
Best new free Android app
Every few weeks we add a new app to this list and you’ll find the latest addition below.
Wateria is a simple app that could help you keep your plants alive – especially if you struggle to remember to water them.
It’s a reminder app focused purely on reminding you to water your plants. Simply enter the type of plant, how frequently you want to water it, and how soon you want the first reminder to appear, and Wateria will prod you every time the plant is due to be watered. Tap a button in the app to say you’ve watered it, and the timer will reset.
So it’s a bit more useful for this than a simple calendar reminder, since the water schedule doesn’t reset until you’ve actually watered the plant. Wateria is especially useful if you have multiple plants that all need watering on different schedules, as you can easily keep track of them all in one place.
The app has a cute design, letting you choose from a range of different cartoony images to represent each of your plants, and as well as watering reminders it can show you daily plant care tips. But water reminders are the focus, and it does those very well.
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