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Top 10 Free and Essential Android Apps That you Need to Install Right Now!


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Touchscreen mobiles have become a necessity nowadays. Android mobile phone tops the list. The reason behind this is the simplicity of this operating system. The android apps are making our life way easier and also adding the values to our life.

The android apps have gained a lot of popularity these days and these apps have become ubiquitous with android.

There are approximately 2 million apps present in the market at present which includes various apps such as educational, social sites, gaming, dating apps, and lists go very long.


All the android applications have their benefits and limitations too which completely depends upon the person who is operating them.

This article contains a list of applications that will make your life easier and will carry a huge part of your workload.

So without any further due, let's open the box of apps.

1) Google Drive

Google Drive is available on android and it is a cloud storage solution. This app provides 15GB of free space for every use after signing up. More space can also be used but for using more than 15GB of space, the user has to buy it.

Google Drive comes with a suite of office tools from Microsoft Office, which includes:

  • Docs
  • Google word processor
  • Excel Sheets
  • PowerPoint

Google Drive offers various advantages and some of them are listed below:

  • It provides the facility of sharing the documents and editing the documents.
  • It has easy to use interface which can be easily used by any person.
  • It provides the facility of MS office and for this; you do not have to get other MS office link.
  • It also aids in providing back-ups of videos, PDFs, presentations, and photos.
  • This app is protected with SSL encryption.

2) YouTube

YouTube is one of the famous applications in the category of social media. This is the best app to learn with audio and video, for entertainment and learning.

These days, this app is also being used by many people for doing business by uploading videos or by advertising products.

The advantages these app offers are listed below:

  • It is free to use. Everyone can watch videos on it as the services are completely free.
  • It provides the opportunity to earn money by making and uploading videos on different subjects which ranges from educational classes to clothes haul and many more.
  • It is very easy to use.
  • Information can be shared very easily by sending links.

3) Google Maps

Google map is free software that provides route-planning. This software helps to find the exact location without much effort.

This app offers various benefits:

  • This app aids in making better connections with the public.
  • Easy accessibility to the users.
  • It helps in the research process.
  • It helps in fast traveling.

4) 1Weather

1Weather is one of the most popular weather apps and is the one with the highest rating.

This app offers various features that are beneficial for users:

  • It provides the daily and hourly weather forecasting along with the other necessary information to the users.
  • The application’s design is very clear and is easy to use for the users.
  • It provides tracking of approximately 12 cities and information provided by this app comes in 25 different languages.

Google search is the most popular and most used searching app. In this modern era, Google search helps in collecting and distributing information.

It has various beneficial features:

  • Fast searches can be made through this with complete content.
  • It provides detailed information about everything.
  • It helps in the marketing of various items.

6) My Fitness Pal

As we all are aware of the fact that health should be our first priority. My Fitness Pal is among the best health apps in India which helps us to achieve our health motives by assisting us in maintaining the desire fitness level and help us lose weight.

It helps keep track of the food we consume and advocate suggestions on what kind of food we should consume. It also advocates us with tips on how much physical activity we must include in our daily routine to attain the desired fitness goal.

The app possesses a substantial feature named ‘calorie counter’, which help measure the number of calories consumed.

Free download is available for Android users and uses gamification elements to help motivate users and to seek track of nutrients, users can either scan the barcodes of different food items or can manually find them in the app's large pre-existing database.

7) Grammarly

Grammarly is an Inc. 500 company with established offices in San Francisco, New York, Kyiv, and Vancouver.

One of the best educational apps with Millions of users depending on Grammarly to make their messages, documents, and social media posts clear, mistake-free, and to make an impact.

Advantages of the app are listed below:

  • Based on your audience and goals, helps make your writing more apprehensible, and helps you make the right impact on the reader.
  • Possess the ability to check the tone of your correspondence.
  • Give synonym suggestions to make your text more readable and precise.
  • Also, help check your documents for plagiarism.

8) Google Pay

This is a digital wallet platform and online payment company with an established headquarter in Bangalore, India.

The GooglePay app and is based on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), with over 11 Indian languages.

Advantages of the app are as follows:

  • GooglePay helps users to send and receive money.
  • Recharge for mobile, DTH, and data cards.
  • Helps make utility payments, make payments at shops.
  • Helps invest in tax saving funds, liquid Funds, and buy insurance, mutual funds, and gold.

Moreover, GooglePay also grants access to users to book Ola rides, order food on freshmen, and avail of Goibibo Flight and Hotel services through the Switch platform.

9) Netflix

Netflix is a streaming service based on subscription, which helps allow members to watch TV shows and movies without commercials on an internet-connected device.

The features of downloading TV shows and movies to iOS, Android, or Windows 10 device is also available and can be watched later on without an internet connection.

10. Google News

Google News is a news aggregator service developed by Google and is available on Android, iOS, and the Web in 35 languages.

You can keep track of the topics and relevant news sources you're most interested in. Also, the modern-looking app helps to direct you quickly to the main meat matter.


In this article, I have listed the best ten Android apps you must have on your phone. In the digital age, if you keep a smartphone in your pocket, it is extremely important to have smart apps too.

Apps help us a lot in our busy lives. Thus, we should have at least the necessary android applications installed.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Amit Masih


Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on January 03, 2021:

It means a lot! Thank you for reading!

Priyanka bhadu from Rajsthan, India on January 03, 2021:

All the applications you have enlisted are very productive and provides us alot of ease.


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