50 Must Have Android Apps

You just got your first Android phone or tablet and are now looking for some apps everyone must have. Or, you just got bored by all the old and want to test some new ones. One of the problems of having such an immense amount of apps in the market is that you aren’t able to find the ones that are worth a while. That’s where lists like this one come into play.
We have listed some of the best free apps you can find in the android market today. These apps will work on a tablet as well as any Android phone.

1. Google Sky Map

Google Sky Map
Google redefined the word search and with Google Sky Map it goes beyond the meaning of search. The Google Sky Map allows you to search the sky  for stars, planets, constellations and you don’t have to move out to do that beacause the app uses  you phone’s orientation tools.

2. Foursquare

Foursquare is the best app for travelers and businessmen. The app allows you to check in to places, discover tips about the places, helps you share your experience and same some money while you are at it.

3. WordPress for Android

WordPress for Android
With this app you can write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog. The latest version  offers full integration with the rest of the apps ,, quick action bar and a powerful editor to help you post on the go.

4. Google Goggles

Google Goggles
This is probably the coolest app for android. You can click anything and let Google do what it does best. The Google Goggles uses its  image recognition technology when you click and return with relevant search results. It can Identify products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, and popular images found online and it can be also used to translate languages.

5. Winamp

Music lovers best friend Winamp is available for Android  with all its superb features. Besides the usual features the Android Winamp also provides wireless desktop sync (Winamp Media Player required) and access to thousands of internet radio stations with SHOUTcast.

6. ChatOn

ChatOn is the best messenger service for Android that allows you to chat on and on with all other smart phone owners. The ChatOn helps you to express yourself with features like drawing, image sharing and much more.

7. BBC App for Android

The beautifully designed BBC app for Android helps you to stay in touch with the rest of the world and you can personalize your home screen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your interests.

8. Skyfire Web Browser 4.0

Skyfire Web Browser
The Skyfire is one of the best mobile  browsers available for android and does its best to not let you miss you PC. The browser is best for the new generation social media addicts.

9. Evernote

Evernote is a better version of Dropbox and helps you keep all the information from different devices at a single place so you can access them anytime you like. It helps you 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.

10. AutoCAD WS

The AutoCAD WS for android enables you to take an overlook, edit, revise your previous Work. The best part is thhat you can do this stuff even when the Internet access is not available.

11. Flickr

Apart from doing the usual stuff that flickr does, this app allows you to share photos on twitter, facebook , keeps you updated with the latest comments and activity on your photos and much more.

12. Last.fm

This subscription based app allows you to stay updated with the latest songs, events and also lets you share your music taste by using GPS system. The app then automatically syncs  some of this information to your calender.

13. Google Maps

Google Maps
The Google Maps android app is a smart Voice and visual navigation system that makes it possible to get you anywhere within time and impossible to get lost. You can also see where  friends are and check into places.

14. Shareprice

Shareprice is a must have app for your Android phone if you are interested in share market. The Shareprice uses information from  www.iii.co.uk to offer share prices so you can monitor, research and trade on the go. The app can also be placed as a home screen widget so you don’t miss an opportunity.

15. Skifta

Skifta is ideal for music lovers who don’t like excessive congestion that usually happens due to wire systems in different audio devices. Skifta is DLNA Certified(R) software app that combines media shifting with DLNA/UPnP which finally enables  you to play your digital music, photos and videos on connected devices anywhere without wires and downloads.

16. TweetDeck

This little app for your Android device brings all the social media at one place. It keeps you updated from various sources like  Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Buzz so you don’t miss a single update.

17. BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer
This App allows you to watch live TV , listen to Live radio and also lets you scroll through various famous and featured  programs. You can also browse through your schedule to keep yourself updated about the upcoming programs.

18. Google Reader For Android

Google Reader
Google Reader For Android allows you to stay updated with what the people you have followed share. You can also share anything you read with friends and this android version automatically syncs with the web version to keep the reading list up to date.

19. BT FON

This app helps you connect to nearest BT wi-fi hot-spot among 3 million BT Wi-fi hotspots in UK. This app also allows you to avoid congested mobile networks and it’s free.

20. Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
The best app for readers. This app allows you to read thousands of books on your phone including the free books which were actually published for Kindle. You can also read from magazines and newspapers with high resolution color images.

21. ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer
This File explorer is a fusion of features like file manager, application manager, task killer, dropbox client,  ftp client and explores both your phone and your computer. You can ZIP UNZIP, unpack RAR file, create encrypted files and much more.

22. Blogger

Easy Blogging has been  taken to a whole new level with the help of this Blogger App for Android. You can publish posts on the go with pictures, labels, location and much more.

23. RD Mute

RD Mute
Using your phone’s accelerometer  this App detects motion and mutes all the sounds from your phone when you desire. All you have to do is flip your Mobile face down and your phone turns silent like a well behaved seal.

24. Onlive

All you need to have is a WI-fi connection and this app and you are good to play high performance online games on your smartphone or Android Tablet. You can play anywhere from any compatible android device either with touch or a controller and enjoys sessions of gaming.

25. Sky +

Sky Plus
This app keeps you up to date with the latest TV shhow so you don’t miss any of them. Among the various things it does, this app provides you with a full 7 day Listing guide and can also save some of your favorite shows to your Sky+ box with a single tap on your phone screen.


SPRIID (BETA) is an easy file sharing tool available for Android that allows you to share files, photos, songs etc using your phones inbuilt WiFi, Bluetooth, mail or MMS.

27. Elixir 2

Elixir 2
Analogous to its name this App allows you to know many things about your device that you would’t even imagine. You can view information like information about battery, internal and external storage (sd card), cpu, memory, telephony, wifi, bluetooth, location, display, airplane mode, synchronization, audio and much much more.

28.  MiLocker

Yeah! you are not the only one who feels weird to be stuck with the same boring unlock screen. Well the good news is that there are certain people who have actually done something about it. The MiLocker enables you to customize you unlock screen in thousands of different styles.

29. Gifinator

If a picture paints thousand words ever wondered what an animated picture would do. Well, this app helps you to Gifinate your squencial images with a tiny touch on your Phone screen.

30. Visidon AppLock

Visidon AppLock
Ever wanted to keep the things on your phone private at ease? Well! This app helps you to do so in a more spiffy way with its face recognition technology. You can protect any app like SMS, Gallery, E-Mail, Facebook, etc and the key to open them is your face.

31. Shake Call

Shake Call
Using your phones inbuilt accelerometer this app is able to recive or end an call just with a shake of your hand. You can also set this feature to be applied with the help of proximity center.

32. SD Maid

SD Maid
This app for rooted devices keeps your SD memory clean and tidy by removing unnecessary apps and files.


This app reads aloud text and also give direction from Google maps. It can even read books but only when used with apps  like Book Speech and ReadBoox.

34. Hacker’s Keyboard

Hacker's Keyboard
A simple but useful onscreen keyboard that features 5 row keyboard including arrow and other keys to enhance your typing experience on a touch device.

35. Desk SMS

Desk SMS
Desk SMS is an efficiant too that forward your text messages to mail and vice versa.

36. SaveMeeting

SaveMeeting is the most productive app for students and businessmen. The app stores all the audio to your smartphone for later editing, listening, sharing and much more.

 37. Outdoor Navigation

Outdoor Navigation
This app is the best partner for wild explorers. It is an excellent tool for biking, jogging, skiing, hiking, geocaching, boating, flying and many other outdoor sport activities.

38. Mighty Text

Mighty Text
Previously known as Texty, this app helps you to send and receive text messages from your computer.

39. Ultimate App Guard

Ultimate App Guard
This multi-themed app helps you select and preferentially lock some apps to unauthorized access. You can choose any key to do so, like PIN, password, pattern, force close,  number dial , error message or image screen.

40. Play By Yahoo! Music

Play By Yahoo
This is a taste oriented smart app that collects information from your mood and then arranges songs in different playlist so that you don’t get to hear what you don’t like. This app can automatically arrange new music into albums and artists and much more.

41. Read It later

Read It later
As the name suggests, another best friend for readers. The app allows you to save web pages, videos, articles for later reading from any other connected device.

42. Android Lost

Android Lost
This anti-theft app for your android smartphone helps you to detect and control your phone through SMS or from internet.

43. Voxer

Voxer is a must have app that turns your Android phone into a walkie-talkie. You can send instant Audio, Text, Photo and Location messages to one friend or a group of your friends.

44. Dictionary – Merriam-Webster

Most respected and most used dictionary is at your dispense with this small and awesome android app. You can even search for words by using your voice as input plus you don’t only get the meaning of the word but also synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, Word of the Day, and more.

45. Any.Do

This fun app helps you to organize, remember and schedule everything and also helps you share the things you want to.

46.  BitTorrent Remote

BitTorrent Remote
BitTorrent Remote is a secure way to access your Torrents on your computer via your Smartphone. You can use this free android app to add, remove, start, stop torrents and check your download progress and much more.

47. Say Cheese Camera

Say Cheese
This is a voice controlled app that allows you to take pictures based with the help of  your self defined voice commands. This free android app is also equipped with stealth, shake?snap and other creative modes.

48. UC Browser

UC Browser
UC Browser is one of the fasted and most popular web browser. The app also has an inbuilt download manager that lets you mange and download files fast.

49. Expense Manager

Expense Manager
Expense manager is an efficient way to keep track of expense, incomes and manage a lot of financial data to keep you money conscious.

50. Conmigo

Conmigo is an alternative for your Android phone that helps you to manage money and share your expenses to a certain pre-defined groups.