Top Free Android Apps For Mobiles & Tablet

Lets face the reality, Android and iOS brought a new era of mobile apps. When I go to android market, it’s like I’m running in a gold mine and It’s difficult to pick everything. I keep browsing from one app to another and by the end, I just end up browsing. So, let me make your work easier by giving you a small but useful list of Free Android apps that you might consider installing or atleast have a look at them.

Best Free Android Apps

People who are using Android  OS, they will never get tired of praising this awesome OS. In this post I’m going to share some of my favorite free apps from android market, which every Android user should consider installing. Though this is not must have list, but according to your usage and interest, you can pick some of the popular free android apps from below list.

So here goes my list where I’m going to bore you with some interesting and some common app. Do remember, I never meant to say they are the best android apps, but they are certainly worth your time and also my time, which I spent writing about them.

Useful Free Android Apps:


Winamp Android app

Yah, you getting it right. I love music and music managers are something, which I always look out for. Let me present you one of the most popular Windows media player on android. Winamp is a well-known media player for PCs or Desktops & Now available for android platform. At the moment of writing, this is one of the best media app on Android market.


Real Player

Honestly, I have never been a big fan of Real player on my laptop. But, Real player android version is out of the box and with touch screen, you will love playing with it. is also a good media player. It’s neat and clean interface is a plus. But it also pull ringtones in real player music manager, while scanning which is annoying. They could have added a feature which can exclude ringtones from the music manager. Anyways, real player is worth installing on your Android powered device and it’s also one of the top music app on android market.

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Fring application

I’m  not sure how many of you have heard of Fring before, but if you fall in the category of late comers, Fring is an app that you should have on your android device from day one. Fring is full of features like Free video calls, group call, free calls to other Fring users and none the less free SMS. Fring supports both free VoIP & IM facility. Also, you can make cheap calls through fring using a feature called fringout.



Skype is a well known VoIP application & now available for android platform. You can make free voice & video calls to your skype friends. Skype also supports traditional calls facility at a cheap price.



eBuddy is a popular IM app among java phones & now also available for android platform.



Nimbuzz is a VoIP & IM app. Nimbuzz for android is better than eBuddy for android because it also supports VoIP facility.


Yahoo Messenger


Yahoo messenger for android is an official messenger app from yahoo. It supports text-based chat facility & push IM notifications. You can also chat to Facebook friends in yahoo messenger by linking Facebook account to yahoo. Yahoo IM on Android also support video call and not sure how good Facetime video quality is, but this one of smooth.


If you want to enhance voice & video chat facility in yahoo messenger app then you have to also download another app called Yahoo messenger plugin.


Google +

Google+ and orkut, I know both doesn’t make sense together. Specially, when both of them are Google product. Anyways, does it matter?  In couple of months, user-base on Google+ has increased a lot and especially if you are into Blogging &  SEO, you will know how Google+ impacts search engine ranking. Anyways, I’m not going to bore you with my technical jargon and let me get straight to the point. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. More over with Google+ getting lots of popularity, this is one must have social networking app for your android device after Facebook and Twitter app. The best thing is Google+ hangout feature which makes it a perfect group video call app. If you are still not on Google+, go ahead create a profile and don’t forget to circle ShoutMeloud. If you are new to Google+, you should read this post:  Google+ : First impression



With iOS5, Twitter is deeply integrated with iPhone and something similar for android might come some day. Anyways, How can a list of free Android apps can be complete without Twitter. One of the most popular social networking site have an official app for android. platform. Tweetdeck is also a nice alternative to Twitter app.



Yes, this was intentional. I saved one of the best at this position, so that you won’t miss out reading. (Next one is somewhere at the end). Facebook, a simple social networking site which grew to 845 Million active users, which is like a whole country in itself. Facebook app on android is officially launched by Fb team and this is something which you might not want to have in your smart phone all the time.



LinkedIn for Android puts your professional network just a touch away.





Using NewsHunt you can read Indian newspaper on Mobile. NewsHunt allows user from India and abroad to read news and entertainment on the move, in their language.



The official ESPNcricinfo App brings you the most comprehensive cricket coverage from around the world. If you are sports fan, this is one must have Sports android app for your android device. If you are formula 1 racing fan, you can download dedicated ESPN app for the same from here.


Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader provides high quality, fast PDF viewing and interaction for your Android smartphones and tablets.



This is an official blogger app for android platform. This is best for blogging on the move.



Android WordPress

If you are a Wp Blogger and you are not using WordPress app on your smart phone, you are missing out a lot. WordPress app on your android device is like mini WordPress blog in your hand. It was many features like comment moderation, post writing, stats and many more. WordPress for android is compatible with WordPress +.


Opera Mobile

Opera Mobile web browser is smooth, speedy, and it makes surfing the Web on a mobile device more fun and efficient than ever.


Dolphin Browser HD

Dolphin Browser HD is the most intelligent mobile web browser available that allows you to interact and engage with the web through your mobile device in the easiest, most intuitive way.


Talking Tom Cat

Talkting tom

This is the most popular & funny app for android platform. Talking Tom repeats everything you say with a funny voice. You can pet him, poke him, you can even grab his tail. Also check out talking tom2.


Whats app:

How can I miss one app, which is certainly one of my fav. If you are cult Apple and Black berry fan, you must have heard of iMessage and BBM. But the problem with them is they are platform dependent. What’s app bridge this gap and it’s one of the best free cross-platform messenger. Whatsapp is a free android app and I’m sure you going to like it. It scans your contact and you can see who all among your contact is using Whatsapp. You can send text, image, audio note, video note and contatct. I wish if they could have added one Buzz or poke button too. Just kidding.

Download Whatsapp

Alright, So that’s all I have for today, I’m not going to give more download options today, but if you are still desperate for more, check out android launchers, which might interest you. Anyways, I would like to know what all android apps do you use on your device? And you should also check our Android editor’s pick, here you will find some note worth apps.

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Sunil Kumar from Rajasthan (India) loves exploring the gamut of new developments and loves sharing his experiences and experiments with the world.


COMMENTs ( 22 )

  1. Droid Ash says

    Hi Sunil,

    News Hunt is really useful. However, there are a lot of best free apps, but you’ve listed enough. I think, Flipboard should be on the list, which is also called as personal news magazine.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this article with these wonderful apps for Android.

  2. Bhaveek says

    Sunil after owning an android phone, i have recent bought iphone 4s so do you have any recommended apps for this.

  3. Kartik says

    Great list Sunil…you have almost listed all of them…just to add to this list “PayPal” android app is also very useful…particularly for bloggers like us… :)

  4. Puneet says

    I have Most of those applications mentioned above except few chat messengers like fring, ebuddy etc as having any 1 of those will solve our requirements

  5. SUNIL KUMAR says

    @Akshay Jain
    Please read the complete post because ebuddy is listed above.
    GoChat is a good app but now facebook for android app has built-in chat feature so you dont need it anymore.
    It is not possible to list all useful apps in one post so please wait for the next posts.

    @Khabri Chacha

    Most of the above apps are also available for Symbian Platform.

  6. Ajaypratap Sidhu says

    Great list of some fantastic applications,hope there are many more to come. Thanks for the share.

  7. Jasmine says

    This is a great list of free Android apps. I have used and played with quite a number of them, but some a new to me. Will check out the apps, thank you for the great list!

  8. Robin says

    I own iPhone and Samsung Nexus S, gonna try out some of these in my nexus tonight :) Thanks and Cheers.

  9. Akshay Jain says

    Where is eBuddy or Go Chat and even Handcent SMS?

    These are the popular apps and can be found in any user’s Android.

  10. SUNIL KUMAR says

    This is not complete list, I will cover remaining apps in my next post. :)

    You can also try real player, but if you need equalizer too then i will recommend Mixzing Media player.

    I will also write a post- ‘Top free android games’.

  11. Bhaveek says

    Really good apps for android, I do own samsung galaxy with android os. I have most these apps in my phone. Hey i would like to now the same for free games on android platform.

  12. Suneel says

    Never knew there was Winamp for android. But, it says installation was unsuccessful. I tried twice. Well, happy with the base player anyway. But, need the equalizer too. Suggest any other player

  13. prakash says

    Wonderful collection of plugins.. still some of the important plugins like pulse, ip webcam, Android wifi tether, etc… Hope I could see your next article including these collections :)

  14. SUNIL KUMAR says

    John you are right but I list this app in my post according to the download statistics available on the Android Market Place.

  15. Digital Imagination says

    @john, orkut can very much come under this link who knows Google might be looking forward to attach with Google+…

  16. John says

    I don’t think Orkut should be on the list. Its almost in coma stage and counting its days, to RIP.