Oct 4 2011

60 Best Free Android Apps Of Year 2011 Worth Checking Out

Android apps are mobile software specifically designed for the Android OS, one of the most popular platforms used in cellphones, tablets and other mobile devices today. Ever since Android first made its entry into the tech world, it has shown tremendous growth for it has magnetized lot many freaks who just love it for lot many good reasons.

Today, Android is a revolutionary mobile operating system that has become the choice of millions. It won’t be wrong to say that the Google’s open-source Android phone platform has been budding at breakneck pace. One of the compelling features among others is the availability of innumerable apps that promise to enhance the user experience. The library of cool Android apps from paid to free is ever increasing day by day.

No matter how much Apple has been successfully magnetizing people from across the world the fact remains that there is no dearth of Android fans, the number might be bit low but that doesn’t allow us to disbelieve that there are oodles of exciting Android gadgets in the Google Universe that are exert a pull on lot many tech freaks.

I am pretty sure that you all know that most of the good stuff on Android is free, thanks to the work of developers. For all those of you who are the Android users or the ones who plan to buy the Android gadgets, we understand how time consuming it is to check out each app and select. To help you get the 60 best free Android apps of 2011, we have selected some gems in each category. Take a look!

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Social Networking

1. Meet New People – myYearbook

myYearbook is the best place to meet great people near you. The app lets you do the same for free anywhere, anytime.

2. Twitter

Follow your interests, check instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what’s happening around the world with the free Twitter app. Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter app for your Android phone.

3. Friends, Fun, Free – qeep

Keeping in touch with your buddies has never been so much fun. Qeep is simply the best place to meet new friends, find hot flirts and chat with great people.

 

 4. Google+

Google+ app lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. Instant Upload automatically puts the photos and videos you take into a private album in the cloud, so that you can share them anytime from anywhere.

5. Facebook for Android

Share and stay connected with your friends with the ‘Facebook for Android’ app. It lets you stay connected and share with friends. Share status updates from your home screen, chat with your friends, check out your news feed, review your upcoming events, look at your friends’ walls and user info, check in to places to get deals, upload photos, share links, check your messages, watch videos and much more with the ‘Facebook for Android’ app.

6. Truth or Dare

Break the ice or make things hot with ‘Truth or Dare’ app. It’s a social app that’s actually social. It lets you turn your acquaintances into friends, make your friends close friends and much more.

Communication

7. Skype

Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls and call phones at Skype rates on the move. Skype 2.1 for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls and call phones and landlines at great Skype rates on the move.

8. GO SMS Pro

GO SMS PRO brings you cool user interface, offers fast and convenient SMS/MMS experience. It is a huge enhancement for stock messaging app, which is much faster, offers more functions with cool UI, chat/list style, popups, backup/restore, scheduler, encryption, blacklist, folders, innumerable themes and tons of settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

           

9. Go! Chat for facebook

Talk with your friends via Facebook chat. Send photos, voice notes and more! Go!Chat for Facebook lets you talk with your friends via Facebook chat that too free.

10. Dolphin Browser HD

Powerful, fast and elegant web browser Dolphin is available for Android 2.0.1+. Dolphin Browser HD, presented by Mobotap is the most intelligent mobile web browsers available that allows you to interact and engage with the web through your mobile device in the easiest, most intuitive way.

11. Fring

Fring is an ultimate chat app for Android. With this cool app u can do group video chat, make voice calls and text chat too. Group Video Chat with four friends video chat at the same time, video chat with DVQ technology on 3G,4G and WiFi, make free calls to other fring users worldwide and do live text chat without spending even a single penny.

 

12. TiKL – Touch To Talk

Real Push-To-Talk + Chat/Text/Messenger lets you instantly talk or text to one or a group of friends at once with the touch of a button. No setup needed, just have them in your phone contacts or as Facebook friends. Fast, simple and free – TiKL turns your phone into the ultimate Push To Talk (PTT) Walkie Talkie with instant messenger capability.

Blogging

13. Blogger

Blogging on the go is made easy with the Blogger app. Start blogging on the go with the official Blogger app. You can easily publish posts with pictures, labels and location information. Also, you can view the list of posts and if you have multiple accounts or blogs.

14. WordPress

Write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog anywhere, anytime with WordPress app. WordPress for Android is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, view stats, and manage comments with built-in notifications.

15. Tumbler

Tumblr is home to the most creative people in the world. You can post anything, share photos, video, quotes, chats, links, and text.

16. Blogaway

A simple blogger client for your Android phone.Blogging on the go. Works with blogger only.

Photography

17. Camera Fun Free

Camera Fun free is an awesome app that lets you take pictures the fun way with point and shoot photo effects lens for Android camera. It is one of the most entertaining photography apps.

18. QuickPic

QuickPic is the best picture viewer/gallery/photo album you are looking for! Quick your pictures! The best picture viewer/browser/gallery. The app lets you do the speed browsing of tons of pictures without background service!

19. Color Touch Effects

Color Touch Effects allows to recolor images and apply cool effects to them. After you have selected an image, you can turn it to gray or sepia, and much more.

20. Pho.to Lab

Create cool photo montages and apply fun photo frames and effects to your pictures. Pho.to Lab is a free photo fun generator in your pocket!

21. Sketch Me

Sketch Me is a simple, fun-filled Android app that lets you convert your images and photos into sketches by applying a special image effect. The most entertaining photography app in Market!

22. PhotoWonder

Show your perfect image with PhotoWonder anywhere, anytime. PhotoWonder is a fun app to edit pictures on mobile the most entertaining way.

Entertainment

23. Talking Tom Cat 2

Tom is back with an all new adventure! Tom is back with an all new adventure! Tom is your cat that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say in a funny voice. When running the app for the first time you will be required to download additional 3-28 MB to get the best graphics quality for your device.

24. MP3 Ringtone Maker

Millions of popular mp3 ringtones and sounds is made available for free. Set as ring, notification sound, assign to contacts, share with your friends and much more! You can also create your own ringtones from mp3 sound files.

 

25. ZombieBooth

Ever imagined how would you look as a zombie or how would your friends? ZombieBooth is a fun way to instantly make your face into a 3D, animated zombie! Enjoy the ZombieBooth app right on your Android gadgets.

26. Free Wallpaper2

From retina wallpapers to various star photos and handwriting wallpapers, with the Free Wallpaper2 app you can have loads of amazing wallpapers on your Android gadget. Also, you can share by Facebook, Twitter, Email, search and bookmark your favorite wallpapers easily.

27. Talking Santa Free

Just few months are left for the wonderful day to come. Yes, I am talking about Christmas! Celebrate this year’s Christmas with the Talking Santa free app. You can tickle Santa and make him laugh. You can also poke or slap him but that may cause Santa not to give you gifts anymore. If you are nice to Santa by giving him milk and cookies or naughty by running him over with a giant snowball, you are sure to make him happy. If you want to see your gifts, open Santa’s bag!

28. Androidify

Get ready to make Android your own. Androidify yourself by customizing the little green Android as yourself, your family, your friends, anyone! Stretch it , shrink it, add a hoody, style its hair, throw on some shades, or do whatever; it’s all fun! Also, you can share it with your friends, set it as a photo in your contact book and much more.

Productivity

29. Evernote

Evernote turns your Android device into an extension of your brain. It is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Also, it lets you stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and much more.

30. Skitch

Skitch is the fun and fast way to create great-looking annotated images, snapshots and sketches of ideas. It’s the perfect way to quickly draw attention to anything in a picture; take a snapshot of something awesome, draw an arrow and add a caption, then post the image on Twitter or Facebook.

31. Sketch Theme GO Launcher EX

Sketch theme designed by Go Launcher Dev Team is available for the android users. Get it and have a completely new makeover of your smartphone with android OS. Get papery look, childhood and simple style, covers icons, wallpaper, folders interface and app drawer.

32. Task Manager GOWidget

Task Manager GOWidget is a fast task kill tool for your home screen of GO Launcher EX. Use the running tab in app drawer to lock apps which you don’t want to kill. Some applications will start up once you turn on your phone.

33. CalenGoo

CalenGoo is a calendar app that syncs with Android calendar and Google Calendar to make it easier and faster for the users to work with calendar on smartphone. Five different calendar views (day, week, month, agenda, landscape day) give you a good overview over your upcoming events.

34. CircleLauncher

CircleLauncher lets you call your best friends but with style. This widget lets you start your preferred apps or call your best friends but with a proper manner! You can add some frequently used apps, contacts or bookmarks to this launcher and start those apps, contacts or bookmarks with one click from a circle, a horizontal or a vertical line.

Gaming

35. Angry Birds

Angry Birds is back with a brand new underground episode. With a bottomless appetite, the bad piggies have burrowed deep in underground caverns to hide the eggs they stole from you. Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs’ fortresses!

36. Lane Splitter

Weave your way through traffic at insane speeds in the smash arcade hit. Over 4 million players on iOS and Android devices are enjoying the Lane Splitter.

37. Fruit Ninja Free

Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash. Swipe up across the screen to deliciously slash fruit like a true ninja warrior.

38. CJ: Strike Back

CJ: Strike Back is a cool free gaming app. Aliens are invading, time to strike back! Fast paced and super challenging! You can jump to fight against mechanized troops, kill the boss of aliens and achieve all tasks to save the city! Pretty enjoyable game.

39. Dragon Hunter II

Enjoy the new dragon hunter with the Dragon Hunter II app. It’s a new boss, more powerful magical game that promises to keep you entertained and engrossed.

40. Tic Tac Toe

Best free Tic Tac Toe game app with refined graphics design and smart AI to challenge lets you enjoy the game on your android gadget.

41. Space Jump

Grab Space Jump and start jumping! It is one of the most addictive jumping games in Android Market. In this fast paced space jumping game, your goal is to rise as high as possible while avoiding alien creatures and fire balls. Use the most subtle and accurate tilt controls in existence to move left or right. Tap on the screen to shoot down monsters and sometimes you need to jump on top of them to move up.

Travel

42. WiFi Finder

Wi-Fi Finder for Android is now available for both phones and tablets. The new Honeycomb version features over 500,000 free and paid locations in 144 countries worldwide. Wi-Fi Finder requires phone call permission on the phone version as an easy way to call the public Wi-Fi location when viewing the detail view of a Wi-Fi hotspot.

43. Street View on Google Maps

With Street View on Google Maps you can easily explore the world at street level. Street View smart navigation lets you move around by dragging Pegman where you want to go. Street View on Google Maps lets you view street-level imagery from your phone.

44. Sygic: GPS Navigation

Sygic is the premium turn-by-turn GPS navigation app that boasts of an intuitive interface. You need to drag the map, pinch to zoom, change point of view using built-in compass and tap target square to choose action.

45. Expedia Hotels: Book a Room

Expedia Hotels is the easiest and quickest way to find and book hotels on your Android phone in just 4 taps, you can book from over 130,000 hotels all over the world. Expedia Hotels app makes booking the hotels pretty easy.

46. Trip Advisor

Search for hotels, restaurants, cheap flights and much more wherever you are. Plan and have the perfect trip! Find the best places to eat, sleep, and play. Browse 50+ million reviews and opinions to make your choice.

47. Travelbuddy

Who doesn’t know about the world renowned travel website-Yatra.com. The website is now available on your mobile phone! With TravelBuddy you can have Yatra.com’s power flight search available to you while on the move. Also, you can search and book tickets at any time anywhere.

Lifestyle

48. HistoryEraser

Erases history data on your Android device. It’s an easy to use site widely used by over 2 million android users worldwide.

49. GO Keyboard Punk Theme

Punk theme for GO Keyboard designed by GO Keyboard Dev Team that makes your GO Keyboard more lovely and colorful.

50. Relax and Sleep

Choose and mix from over 35+ ambient sounds which include thunder, white noise, stopwatch, white noise, ocean, sea, birds, rain, crickets, frogs, water, mechanical noises, nature and many more.

51. Psychological Test For Fun!!

The app lets you make lots of simple Psychological Tests For Fun. Set the language in Psychological test, press option button and select ‘Setting’, say something after setting English mode. Also, you can add your own tests easily!

52. Image Faker

Take a photo of a friend and let the photo fun tool generate funny pictures. It’s easy: Simple select the picture, position it in the frame, resize the picture with finger(s) and enjoy!

53. Family Locator

With the Family Locator app, you can track your family’s real-time location using any Android phone. Life360 Family Locator is the most accurate, battery efficient and powerful tracking service available. View full location history for all family members.

News and Magazines

54. APPY Geek

APPY Geek is a specially designed app for technology enthusiasts that lets you track the latest and most relevant topics across technology and innovation. With hundreds of news articles every day including TechRadar, New Media Age, Pocket-Lint, Technology Blogged, Tech Watch and more, APPY Geek offers the latest information for geeks.

55. BBC News

Download the official BBC News app for international audiences. Get the latest world and regional news from the BBC’s global network of more than 2000 journalists. From breaking news, to business, politics, entertainment, technology, the arts and sport, all divided into clear sections, this free app lets you watch video reports, listen to live radio and read the latest updates wherever you are.

56. Yahoo! News

Stay on top of the latest news stories with Yahoo! news for Android. Yahoo! News provides updates on current events and top stories, including world, national, business, entertainment, sports, weather, technology, and weird news. With Yahoo! News, see top headlines, stories, and hot topics, with an easy click through to the details. Search for the stories or topics that interest you.

57. Fluent News Reader

Get news from top sources in an intelligently organized mobile newspaper. Fluent News displays complete articles without load-time delays, page-resizing or leaving the app.

58. USA Today

The latest news, scores, and weather from USA TODAY on your Android phone with USA Today app. The latest news, scores, weather and photos you’ve come to expect from USA TODAY for your Android device.

59. HuffingtonPost.com

The wildly popular news site now on the Android is available for free download.Huffington Post app lets you checkt the latest news and opinions even when you’re on the go.

 

60. FOX News

Its the first and only news application for Android from number one name in news, the FOX News Channel. With the FOX News Android App, you can receive FOX news alerts, read headline news stories, stream the latest video clips, listen to FOX news radio, browse through photo galleries and much more that too for free.

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