Best Free Android Apps (Productivity)

Android has come a long way since its birth. We now have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for a buttery smooth user experience, Photosphere feature, and whatnot, which is its latest iteration. Its application store, known as the Google Play Store, is now almost as big and as extensive as the Apple App Store in its repository of apps with almost 700,000 applications. And yes, many are free albeit ads-sponsored.

A lot of applications have also been carried over by major app developers from iOS to Android, which makes the latter almost at par with the former in terms of quality applications to offer. Do note that not every application available in the Play Store is compatible to every Android smartphone. Certain apps have specific requirements such as a certain screen resolution, RAM, internal storage, graphics chip, and CPU clock-speed. Well, enough about this and let's start with my review.

Let me enumerate my favorite FREE Android apps at the moment. My focus would be on PRODUCTIVITY on this one.

1. Dropbox - Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.



2. Merriam Webster Dictionary - America's most useful and respected dictionary. In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, this app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, Word of the Day, and more. It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building. The app is free, and supported by ads. No internet connection is required to view any of the definitions.


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3. QR Droid - Full-featured, multi-language QR utility. Get the ultimate QR code solution with this comprehensive productivity app for Android, and you can "optically" share just about anything! Scan a QR code in a magazine and watch a video immediately. Create a code from a Contact or Bookmark and let a friend scan it to their device—no typing needed!


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4. MMDA - The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) brings you MMDA for Android. This include the following features: navigate your way through Metro Manila traffic, view the traffic situation in System, Map or Line View, view road incidents that might affect your normal travel times, includes EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, EspaƱa, & Quezon Ave, share or report traffic info via Twitter, view problem areas so you can avoid them, MMDA FAQs built-in for your guidance, and includes MMDA Directory.



5. Chrome - The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. Search and browse fast with Chrome on your Android phone and tablet. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer to bring it with you anywhere you go.



6. Bump - Bump two phones together to share photos, contacts, and apps! Use Bump to share contact information and photos by simply bumping two phones together. Just open Bump, hold your phones, and gently bump your hands together -- Bump will magically do all the rest.



7. Viber - Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. More than 90 million Viber users call, text, and send photos worldwide - for free. Viber is available for Android devices and other smartphones. Viber is completely free with no advertising and we value your privacy.



8. WhatsApp - WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. First year FREE!



9. Firefox Browser for Android - Firefox for Android is the free mobile web browser that puts the power of the open web in your hands. The official Mozilla Firefox android browser is fast, easy to use, & customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe on the Internet.



10. Voice Search - Search the web and your phone by voice and control your phone with Voice Actions. Quickly search your phone, the web, and nearby locations by speaking, instead of typing. Call your contacts, get directions, and control your phone with Voice Actions.


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So there you have it! These are my Top 10 most useful PRODUCTIVITY applications for Android that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for FREE. I hope you like them and find them useful as well.

Til then...

xoxo Nash


I want to Download free app for iPhone, Android and Nokia that save free mobile minutes while I make international calls . can anyone suggest me something?

How about Magic Jack? Viber? Whatsapp?

david said...

Hey Guys!
Nice list thanks for sharing... Would like to add Future Scheduler app (paid) for Android this helps you in scheduling text messages, emails, status update and phone calls. Check it out!!!
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This application is where you spend minimum efficient time tracking your finances. Essentially it helps you taking your effective financial decisions.

Amazing collection. Well I just wanted to tell here that time is one of the major constraint in terms of the productivity and apparently the tool which I prefer using for the sake of time tracking and management is the cloud based time tracking software and applications from Replicon. The hassle free tool is all featured with the user friendly and calendar based interface which makes it an intuitive tool to be deployed with and manage the things in all respective level.

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