30 best free apps for Android

Got a Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 or any other Android device? Then you need to download these 30 free apps

Yay! Free stuff! Everyone loves free stuff. And there's plenty of it on Android, with more than 927,000 free apps available in the Google Play store right now. We know, because we counted.*

But a word of warning - much of it is rubbish: a frustrating mix of non-official rip-offs, shonkily designed bedroom projects and, in the worst cases, plain old arrgghh-this-doesn't-even-work-at-all duds.

Fortunately, for every 10 bad apps there's at least one good one. Which still leaves 92,700 good apps out there. We'll be honest, we've not tried all of them - but we have rounded up 30 crackers for you here. Read on, download and enjoy.

* We didn't really.

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1. GOOGLE TRANSLATE

We've seen a few clever translation apps in our time, but recently Google Translate has crushed them all. It now offers (sometimes clunky, word-for-word) translations of over 70 languages with input via text, handwritten words or symbols, spoken words or even text recognition via the camera. It can then give you the translation in the form of text or speak it for you.

The core app can do all this with a data connection, and language packs can be downloaded for free so you can use it abroad without the need for Wi-Fi or the fear of roaming data charges.

Download Google Translate here

2. NASA App

This isn't the best looking app in the world, but it's full of geek-level info and media from the NASA archive, along with news and updates on what's going on up there and back at base. Maybe one day they'll get a slick front end for it all, but for now this raggle-taggle collection of links, pictures, videos and news feeds has plenty to keep space cadets informed and entertained.

Download NASA App here

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3. TWICKETS

Twickets is a way to buy or sell spare tickets to gigs or events, but what makes it special is the rule that tickets can only change hands for their face value or less. That means the profiteering touts stay away and genuine fans get to recyle spares in good faith - great if one of your mates has dropped out and left you in the lurch, or you need an extra seat at short notice.

You can browse what's available or offer tickets via the app and finalise the deal via Twitter (hence the name). 

Download Twickets here

4. Audible for Android

Long journey? Tired eyes? Audio books! A bit like radio shows that you actually want to listen to, a bit like podcasts before all the funny people stopped doing them, a bit like books being read to you (OK, mostly the latter), audio books are a treat to be savoured.

Amazon's Audible app is a gateway to its own audio book service, drawing you in with free tasters of some of its best sellers. It's worth downloading even if it's only for those free nibbles.

Download Audible here

5. Navfree

You've got Google Maps already and that's lovely. However, that relies on a data connection, which isn't always available even in your home nation and will sting you with ludicrous charges abroad. Navfree is based on an open-source map database and provides mapping and voice-guided sat-nav for no cash at all.

You can load it with paid extras if you like, but it's fine as it is. Download the local variant for any country you're visiting before you leave and you'll always have a map and a sat-nav tool at your hip. 

Download Navfree here

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Comments

try this cool android game

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qabir.balloonshot

Why do so many Apps need to know virually everything about you, and what you do, when, where, how and why, except for your shoe size and make of underwear??

For instance "Navfree" - why does it need my Contacts information?

Or my Photos?

 

Free Apps worth USD 100 on Amazon Appstore

 

http://dmzilla.com/2014/06/27/free-100-worth-of-android-apps-amazon-apps...

it's a nice list, but I would add few more apps

take a look here http://veemo.net/must-have-android-apps it's nice list of essential apps

Here is a list of my top 50 apps with a video presentation of each: 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLVYZ9W70saXL6LS04ejM57_FmMg0fiiM

Let me know what you guys think.

A very good app as well for keeping your passwords in one safe place: oneSafe Essentials

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lunabee.onesafeessentials

You now have only one password to remember!

 

I found this app which has very selected and best apps… some of apps are unique I wonder how I missed those ones.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phonegap.tiptoptale

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