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.
There are loads of to-do list apps available for Android, but whether it’s through a clunky interface or an ugly design, a lot of them aren’t that satisfying to use. Task Air though is in our opinion.
Visually it’s great, with a minimalist, clean look that’s stylish without being busy. Navigating the app is similarly slick, with a few different task categories you can switch between with a tap (such as work, personal, groceries, or today). Or you can choose to view all your tasks on one screen.
Adding new tasks is also quick and easy, and you can choose whether to continue displaying completed tasks (with a tick beside them) or not. There are also both light and dark themes, and there’s no need to set up an account.
Task Air is also free – though you can optionally pay a one-off fee to remove adverts. If there’s a downside, it’s that Task Air is an offline app. That can be a good thing, as it means you don’t need an internet connection to use it, but it also means you can’t back up your to-do list or access it from multiple devices.