Top Free And Best Android Apps of 2018 To Get The Most Out Of Your Smartphone

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The number of apps in Google Play Store has grown to around 4 million by June 2018. There are many applications with similar functionality. So instead of trying them all, we saved you some time by compiling this list of best Android apps from the Google Play Store, which we use every day. Whether you are looking for an ideal app for scanning your documents, taking notes or editing a video, we have a recommendation for you. 

All Android apps mentioning the list can be downloaded from the Play Store, although some premium features offer inexpensive in-app purchases to unlock. Also, leave common's apps like Google Drive, Google Photos, WhatsApp, Google Maps, or Gmail in the list of required apps because they are factory-installed on most new smartphones.



Chromer
Chromer is a floating bubble browser that opens the web page in the background while you can continue to work inside the current app. Support Google AMP and readability mode so that the pages load faster and without clutter.
KinemasterKinemaster is the most powerful video editing app for your Android smartphone. Includes transitions, layer-based editing,  Chrome key (green screen), effects and much more.

Microsoft Launcher
Microsoft Launcher (formerly known as the Arrow Launcher), It is a completely rewritten launcher app for the Android mobile platform created by Microsoft Corp as a lightweight, fast, and efficient simplification of the Android user experience.


IFTTTIFTTT (if this, then that) is the easy, free way to get your apps and devices working together. It can boost your productivity with automation. IFTTT can talk to pretty much every service, from Google Drive to Facebook to Flickr to Pinterest to Twitter to Gmail, and performs actions when specified conditions are met.
DatallyIt's a mobile data manager, IT track how much mobile data are various apps consuming on your phone. You can optionally turn on the data saver mode and easily block specific apps from using any data & save up to 30% of mobile data.


FeedlyFeedly is a news aggregator app for various web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android. If you prefer reading news via RSS feeds, Feedly is your best friend. This app provides a widget that you can keep on the home screen and can follow your favorite sites without launching the app.
Notin
This is an easy way to save a notice or a reminder as a notification. With notin, never forget the little things anymore. You can pin important notes and reminders in your notification bar and they sit there quietly, constantly reminding you that the work is still pending.
FingIt is the best Free Network Scanner for iOS and Android. This tool helps you to discover which other phones, tablets, and computers are connected to your Wifi network. Block devices, troubleshooting Internet problems, find Wi-Fi sweet spots, parental control.

QuikThe makers of GoPro cameras developed this awesome app for mashing up your photos and videos into an impressive video. Quik automatically edits your videos for you. this app analyzes all the content you selected and it automatically puts together a nice looking video adding transitions and a soundtrack. SnapseedSnapseed is a complete and professional photo editing suite developed by Google for iOS and Android devices that gives you access to advanced tools including brush, healing, curves, perspective and RAW support.


GIPHYGIPHY is your top source for the best & newest GIFs & Animated Stickers online. the app also offers an option to take videos and upload them as a GIF image with your own captions.NextNext let you work with your phone and make your phone work well. It shows notifications for missed calls, text messages, upcoming calendar appointments on your lock screen. Call your contacts, toggle phone settings and even launch your favorite apps right on the screen.
PhotoScanPhotoScan is a new scanner app developed by Google that lets you scan and save your favorite printed photos using your phone's camera. The scanned photos are automatically enhanced and cropped so you don't waste any time in editing the scans.NotebookIt is a perfect note taking app from Zoho. Jot, list, record, sketch, and snap what you need to remember with Text Card. and access your notebooks from anywhere. Each Note Card type is designed to complement the type of note you're taking.

BufferBuffer is an intuitive social media management platform. you can easily add content to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and other social media sites from your phone. You can also schedule updates to go live at a specific date and time.

GrammarlyIt is a cloud-based English-language writing-enhancement platform. This app automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing an email, a Facebook post or a message on WhatsApp.
Office Lens
Office Lens is the new camera built into OneNote for iPhone & Android devices that lets you Scan pictures of whiteboards, printed documents, sketches on paper then enhances your photo by cropping, sharpening, and straightening it and save them as searchable PDFs or images in the gallery. The app can intelligently remove shadows and odd angle so you can focus on the text.
Snap SwipeSnap Swipe Drawer is a drawer for your widgets and shortcuts in your notification drawer and accesses them from anywhere with a simple swipe without having to switch to the home screen. Also keeps your home screen less cluttered.




Find My DeviceFind My Device helps you easily locate a lost Android smartphone, and keeps your information safe and sound while you look. it plays a sound when the device is nearby and you have the option to remotely wipe your lost Android device so the data cannot be seen by others.Google LensGoogle Lens is an image recognition mobile app developed by Google. It Uses your phone camera to identify anything instantly. You can identify landmarks, plants, scan barcodes, extract phone numbers from text, find similar dresses, furniture and more.
Evernote
Cover artEvernote is the app that keeps your notes organized. It is a cross-platform utility to take notes in a variety of formats, including text, photos, audio, video, sketches and more. It is one tool you need to keep yourself organized in today’s hectic life. It syncs across all your devices to facilitate workflow. Evernote also has home-screen widgets for quick access to your notes. It is one of the essential Android apps for every user.
Files Go
Files Go is a storage management app developed by Google. It helps you to identify all the unused apps, duplicate files, and other temporary files that may be clogging your phone and share them easily offline with others.



WPS Office +PDF

Cover artWPS is a free Office Suite application with all-in-one features. It is fully compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and integrates PDF, presentations, spreadsheets, memo, Google docs, etc. The app also comes with a free PDF converter, reader, editor, along with file sharing abilities, supports multi-window mode, data encryption, etc. It is intuitive and easy to use, and you can also connect to the Cloud Drive to automatically save your documents to the cloud platform. Overall, it is one of the best Android office apps.
PortalA portal application is a Web-accessible, interactive tool on a secured website that delivers both related and unrelated applications, services and links. It is the easiest way to transfer large files and folders from the PC to your smartphone over the WiFi connection. The connection is activated by scanning a QR code. If you need to transfer from phone to computer, consider Send Anywhere.





Firefox Quantum
Firefox is the fast, smart and independent, people-first browser made by Mozilla IT is so much better than Google Chrome. It features a built-in reader mode so you can read mobile pages without distraction, the pages can be directly pushed to the desktop, The first interesting characteristic of the app is that it supports add-ons include Adblockers.
Better Open WithYou may have multiple apps on your phone that can perform a similar action. For instance, PDF files can be handled by Acrobat Reader and Dropbox. Better Open With is a simple way to choose a default app of application you want to open your files.


CheckyWe've all been known to check our phone a bit too often during the day. Checky runs in the background and help you figure out how many times do you check your phone per day. You can also see historical data to understand how your phone usage patterns have changed over time.


Firefox FocusIt is a privacy-focused browser developed by Mozilla, available for the Apple iPhone and Android smartphones. It takes private browsing to the next level. Firefox Focus gives you a dedicated privacy browser. When you exit the browser all your browser history is erased automatically. with tracking protection and content blocking.

Norton AppLockLock Apps add a second layer of protection to your sensitive apps. You can add a passcode, lock screen pattern or fingerprint security to specific apps and friends who borrow your phone will never be able to see those apps again.


Trusted ContactsTrusted Contacts is a personal safety app that opens a direct line of sharing between you and your close friends and family members as trusted contacts and let them approve. You can then send them an alert or proactively share your location if you feel unsafe or find yourself in an emergency.
Walk Alarm
Walk Me Up! It is an annoying alarm clock up is unlike any other alarm app you would have used. It won't stop ringing unless you have walked a certain number of steps with the phone in hand. A popular alternative is Sleep If You Can that won't stop unless you snap a picture of a specific object.
Instant
Instant is an automatic time tracker for the time. It keep track of the time you spend on your phone and get a detailed log of your app usage patterns. Instant integrates with Google Fit to track your fitness and sleep time.

ChangesThe Google Play Store will automatically download and update your outdated apps in the background. However, if you curious to know what has changed in the app since the last update, fire up this app to see the change logs.WhatTheFontWhatTheFont uses Artificial intelligence to identify fonts in magazine covers, billboards and everywhere else. Snap a picture, crop the area that you wish to identify and WhatTheFont will show the font name as well as similar font families.
APK UpdaterThis app simplifies the process of finding updates of your installed apps. While your phone checks the official Google Play store for app updates, APK Updates looks at legit APK sites like APK Mirror for new versions.

Article ReaderGoogle Chrome doesn't include the Reader mode that is available in Safari on the iPhone but Article Reader comes close you can Export any article to PDF format file or Send any page from the browser to this app and read it without the distracting clutter.
Google Translate
Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. It Uses your phone camera to instantly translate street signs, restaurant menus, user manuals and everything else into your native language
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TrelloWith Trello you can Create boards to organize and storing digital notes including Evernote, Wunderlist, AnyDo and OneNote.




Parallel SpaceIf you want to use WhatsApp or Facebook with two different accounts on the same Android smartphone? Parallel Space let you clone any app allowing you to log into multiple accounts at the same time on one device.



TimbreTimbre is the easiest tool for editing audio and video files. It allows you to cut, join and convert audio or video files on your smartphone. You can cut or join media files, convert between formats or even change the playback speed.
Alt+C
Alt-C is a productivity-focused Android app that allows you to copy text from your PC to your Smart device's clipboard, instantly! and paste text between your phone and your Windows PC or Mac computer. You can copy-paste URLs, email addresses, phone number or even larger blocks of text with a simple hotkey.
Protect
It is a free VPN and data manager app from Facebook that Adds an extra layer of security and data encryption. you can monitor your mobile data usage, blocks apps from using data in the background and includes VPN to save your information when connected to a shared Wi-Fi Network.

PushBullet

Pushbullet is a free Android app that synchronizes multiple devices such as your desktop, tablet, and smartphone. It can send web pages, notes, photos and everything else between your smartphone and computer. The app can also mirror device notifications on your desktop include phone call alerts.

SMS Organizer
SMS Organizer is developed by Microsoft. The best SMS app for Android that treats your text messages like email. It automatically organizes your SMS inbox into Personal, Transactional and Promotional category to help you declutter your SMS. You can apply filters to automatically sort incoming messages in folders and permanently block spam senders.
Texpand
It is an abbreviation expansion typing aid that assists you to quickly enter frequently used phrases simply by typing short abbreviations. they'll be automatically replaced with the full text. For instance, you can create a shortcut kb that expands to your full kbloghub.
Handwriting InputIf you hate typing on the keyboard, use the handwriting input keyboard from Google to write digital text using your own handwriting even without a stylus. this app can recognize terrible cursive handwriting as well.


Cast Box
Castbox is the Android Excellence App of 2017! It is a free podcast app with a super clean layout and a better discovery engine for finding new podcasts. It is the best way to listen to spoken audio including podcasts, on-demand radio, and audiobooks.
iA Writer
iA Writer is a simple plain, minimalistic and beautiful text editor that syncs your writings with Dropbox and Google Drive. It was designed to provide a focused writing experience for business proposals, essays, white papers, poems, novels. you can write in markdown and export to Word or PDF formats.
AirDroid
AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the Web, wirelessly. Browse the files on your phone, send SMS text messages.
Anchor
It's the only app that lets you record a high-quality podcast, and distribute it. It is the easiest way to record and produce audio podcasts and radio shows on your phone. You can enhance your audio with included background sound effects and tunes.
Recent Notifications
Never miss another notification again. Recent Notification can safely store them for you. The app stores a log of all your notifications so you can always find them even if you have accidentally dismissed them from the status bar.


Quickly
Quickly Notification Bar Launcher is the most unique, best and free launcher for quick apps and calls! you can Put your most frequently used apps and contacts in the notification bar and access them from any screen by simply swiping down the notification drawer.
Zoom
Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board. It is the perfect tool for online meetings that supports both audio and video conferencing. You can also live share web pages, documents and even share your Android screen to other participants right within the app.


Thrive
THRIVE helps you take back control of your life by giving you the tools to set boundaries with technology so you can connect more deeply with yourself and others. It is a better way to limit your screen time and distractions. Thrive blocks all apps, notifications, calls, and texts when you want. However, calls and texts from people on your VIP list will always go through.





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Hello, my name is Kundan Gupta. I'm a professional tech blogger with Bachelor's degree in ECE With an experience of more than 3 years in R&D, Android development & Stock Android OS.
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