List of Essential Android Apps

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In this article, I have listed out the vital android apps that everyone must have in their mobile. Let’s not waste anytime by giving unnecessary introduction and go directly to the list:

1. Android2Cloud:


It is really a great app to send links from your Android phone to your browser instantly.

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2. Barcode Scanner:

Barcode Scanner

By using this app, you can scan the barcodes then look up the prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and Quick Response codes containing URLs, contact info, etc. It is really fast.

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3. Chrome to Phone:

Chrome to Phone

This app allows you to share links, maps and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone. You need to install the Chrome browser extension on your computer, which can be found by searching for ‘Chrome to Phone’.

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This app helps you to remember everything across all the devices you use. It lets you to take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work or on the go.

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5. Flash Player:

Flash Player

HTML5 is the future for sure, however if you want a full web experience now, you got to have flash player on your android device. You can watch flash video and play flash games with it. Most importantly, lots of photography and fashion websites are Flash sites.

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6. Goggles:


Google Goggles is a great image search app. It uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. With a recent update, you can scan a business card and add the result to your contact.

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You just point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, a storefront, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information.

7. Net Counter:

Net Counter

It is a simple network traffic counter for EDGE/3G and Wi-Fi. It shows your data usage. Data are persistent and you can set the counters (monthly, last 7 days, today, etc) you need.

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8. Pulse News:


This app brings you all your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers in one place for free. It is one of the award winning application, downloaded by over 20 million users.

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9. Snapbucket:


It is somewhat similar to Instagram made by popular online photo sharing site Photobucket. It comes with a lot of photo filters and effects, and you can unlock more effects after you upload photos.

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10. Google Translate:

Google Translate

The last but not least essential app is Google Translate. It supports voice input and text to speech. Its conversation mode beta is something you can show off to your iOS friends.

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That’s it guys, these are the essential top 10 free android apps. I did not include any social media apps in this list. Because, it may take half of the list. So, I will write and post another article for that.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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