Apps I swear by.

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(Order of appearance, independent apps to big-name apps) They're mainly free, well designed, has no or unobtrusive advertising, "humanly" in app purchases (e.g. removal of ads, add-ons (filters, subscriptions, bonuses in games that can still be played normally without IAP)) and run excellently on both phone and tablet. I appreciate you all giving feedback to this list. I can't promise a daily update for this list, but I will Regularly update this list,...

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  • Bar Launcher Bar Launcher

    Bar Launcher

    Johannes Obermair

    4436 ratings

    Bar Launcher - Launch apps from anywhere! Bar Launcher is a small and awesome tool with which you can launch your favorite apps from the notification area. Once you've tried it, you don't want to miss it anymore! Your device, your apps: Simply...

  • DashClock NetworkInfo DashClock NetworkInfo

    DashClock NetworkInfo


    1382 ratings

    DashClock NetworkInfo Extension is an extension for DashClock Widget for Android 4.2+ DashClock NetworkInfo Extension requires DashClock Widget by Roman Nurik: Display...

  • SHAREit - Transfer & Share SHAREit - Transfer & Share

    SHAREit - Transfer & Share

    SHAREit Technologies Co.Ltd

    3318551 ratings

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To connect to computer, your SHAREit for PC must be v4.0 or above. Please download the latest version from SHAREit, the world's fastest cross-platform file transfer tool. - Share all kinds of files whenever and...



    RARLAB (published by win.rar GmbH)

    559137 ratings

    RARLAB's RAR is an all-in-one, original, free, simple, easy and quick compression program, archiver, assistant, extractor, manager and even a basic file explorer. RAR can create RAR and ZIP and unpack RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO, ARJ...

  • Duolingo: Learn Languages Free Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

    Duolingo: Learn Languages Free


    3879762 ratings

    Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Turkish and English. Totally fun and free. Practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing a...

  • Tumblr Tumblr


    Tumblr, Inc.

    2374131 ratings

    Tumblr is a place to discover and post about stuff you love, and join communities of people who love that same stuff. It’s pretty neat. Q: What can I post on Tumblr? A: Photos, videos, live videos, songs, text—pretty much anything. Q: Can I mak...

  • ASUS Quick Memo ASUS Quick Memo

    ASUS Quick Memo

    ZenUI, ASUS Computer Inc.

    18019 ratings

    Need a way to quickly take memo in your life, like to-do list, and quickly see it? ASUS QuickMemo provides solution for you. You can write down to-do list, and pin the memo to your home screen, so you can see it anytime. 1. Pin the memo: You can...

  • Minimal Wallpapers Minimal Wallpapers

    Minimal Wallpapers

    Gaurav Mantri

    12302 ratings

    Make your finger work-out while swiping across 110+ flat wallpapers. This wallpaper pack compiles the best minimalistic wallpapers available into one smaller yet powerful package. With no gradients. no shadows, no contours this wallpaper pack...

  • Microsoft Office Mobile Microsoft Office Mobile

    Microsoft Office Mobile

    Microsoft Corporation

    487535 ratings

    ** Try the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps! Now available for Android tablets and phones in the Google Play store:,, These new apps replace Office Mobile. ** Microsoft Office Mobile...

  • DashClock Music Extension DashClock Music Extension

    DashClock Music Extension

    GoneMAD Software LLC

    2757 ratings

    Shows the currently playing track, album, and artist on the DashClock Widget NOTE: DashClock does not allow me to add buttons to the listing, so until support for that is added I will not be able to add play controls. Go to the settings to set...

  • LTE Discovery LTE Discovery

    LTE Discovery

    Simply Advanced

    8978 ratings

    LTE Discovery is a powerful signal discovery and analysis tool with many advanced features and customizations available. Key features: - Identifies LTE band for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and several other countries (support for more...

  • Twilight Twilight


    Urbandroid Team

    221644 ratings

    Are you having trouble falling asleep? Are your kids hyperactive when playing with the tablet before bed time? Are you using your smart phone or tablet in the late evening? Twilight may be a solution for you! Recent research suggests that exposure...

  • Daddy Long Legs

    Daddy Long Legs

    Set Snail

    440588 ratings

    Daddy Long Legs — the endless walker on stilts. Take “control” of a little, hairy creature. Put one leg in front of the other and try not to fall. Now you can play as either Daddy or Horse, and unlock costumes that makes walking look fabulous! The...

  • Event Flow Calendar Widget Event Flow Calendar Widget

    Event Flow Calendar Widget

    Synced Synapse

    10865 ratings

    Event Flow is a clean and beautiful calendar widget that displays your agenda or calendar, with lots of features and customization options. What you get - Agenda widget, with a list of your events grouped by day; - Calendar widget, with a...

  • Gallery Doctor - Photo Cleaner Gallery Doctor - Photo Cleaner

    Gallery Doctor - Photo Cleaner

    AVG Labs

    42289 ratings

    The Tinder of Gallery cleaning

  • Periodic Table Periodic Table

    Periodic Table


    64 ratings

    Because you never know when you'll need a good periodic table app until you actually need it...

  • Squarespace Note Squarespace Note

    Squarespace Note

    Squarespace, Inc.

    340 ratings

    You'll wish Evernote was this simple to use when you use this!

  • The Battle Cats

    The Battle Cats


    125519 ratings

    This game was fun until an update made it all Japanese and useless. The newest version now has English AND Google Play Games integration or something like that. Good stuff.

  • Lollipop Land Lollipop Land

    Lollipop Land

    JRummy Apps Inc.

    14097 ratings

    Fly Bugdroid and his friends through the Android dessert forest, through the sea of swirly twirly lollipops. Jump your way through this delicious lollipop land. Lollipop Land is a fun game based off the Android 5.0 Easter Egg. 🍭 Added features: ✶ ...

  • Pipette - Color Picker Pipette - Color Picker

    Pipette - Color Picker


    940 ratings

    This simple tool let's You load an image, pan around, zoom in and get the color code just by tapping the wanted area/pixel. Features RGB and HEX color codes. Pipette Plus-Features: -No Ads -Hue modifier / Color modifier -Save favorite colors...

  • Skyward Skyward



    272254 ratings

    Very visually striking and appealing game. Must have!

  • S Converter - Unit Converter S Converter - Unit Converter

    S Converter - Unit Converter

    Sabri Apps

    9888 ratings

    S Converter is a fast, simple, and colorful unit converter. With a clean and simple user interface, S Converter is the most HOLO and easy to use unit converter! Convert kilometers to miles, kilograms to pounds, decimal numbers to binary numbers,...



    Lemon Jam Studio

    17392 ratings

    This is a rotating world. The rule is simple: Tap and jump.Survive against all odds and keep calm! A tap is all it take to get through! It’s easy to play but hard to master. But when you get familiar with it, you will see that there’s nothing mor...

  • Material Urban Dictionary Material Urban Dictionary

    Material Urban Dictionary

    Simplex Devs

    299 ratings

    Material Urban Dictionary is a beautiful new client for the popular website Urban Dictionary. This app builds upon the popularity of Urban Dictionary by giving it a gorgeous, bright and clean user experience unlike the official app or other...

  • Ledo - To-Do List & Task List Ledo - To-Do List & Task List

    Ledo - To-Do List & Task List


    97 ratings

    Manage your daily life easily and procrastinate less with Ledo. Crafted with Google's new material design, Ledo sports a clean and modern UI to help you get things done in a jiffy. What can Ledo do for you? Ledo is powered by an unique DOSuggest...

  • Finger Gesture Launcher Finger Gesture Launcher

    Finger Gesture Launcher

    Carlos Morera de la Chica

    13980 ratings

    Finger Gesture Launcher is a very useful app if you usually use several applications at once, such as chatting with someone while surfing the internet or having a conversation on Facebook while writing with someone else on Whatsapp. Forget access...

  • flashlight + clock flashlight + clock

    flashlight + clock

    Blue Cow Entertainment

    784 ratings

    • Camera Live View Option. • Works on Android 7 Nougat. • Material flat design, Ads free torch. • Maximum brightness of your LED light. • Start flashlight by pressing phone's Power Button 3 times • This torch is absolutely ads free, therefor do...

  • Better Open With Better Open With

    Better Open With

    Giorgi Dalakishvili

    3199 ratings

    With so many cool Android apps, Better Open With saves you the hassle of having to choose only one default app handler when you click a filetype, and without having to choose between "only once" and "always"! Created to mimic Android's default...

  • AcDisplay AcDisplay


    Artem Chepurnoy

    62495 ratings


  • Sync for reddit Sync for reddit

    Sync for reddit

    Red Apps LTD

    53170 ratings

    Sync for reddit (previously reddit sync) is a full-featured app for browsing the popular site reddit on the go. Featuring secure login, comments, messaging, profiles and much much more. Sync for reddit aims to provide you with the best and...

  • Mikey Shorts

    Mikey Shorts

    Noodlecake Studios Inc

    3610 ratings

    RUN, JUMP, and SLIDE through the land to help Mikey Shorts rescue the people! Collect coins to buy fun disguises along the way! • 84 different levels across 2 game modes • 6 unique environments • Choose from over 170 disguises to wear • Finish...

  • Dir (Open source file manager) Dir (Open source file manager)

    Dir (Open source file manager)

    Venios George

    71 ratings

    Dir is a simple, beautiful, free and open source file manager for Android. Features: * Clean design with award winning animations* * Blazing fast - tiny size. * Themeable with battery friendly dark theme. * File and folder bookmarks and home...

  • BuzzFeed BuzzFeed



    126810 ratings

    The Buzzfeed app on anything not on Lollipop is DIFFERENT from the Buzzfeed on something licking Lollipop.

  • Tapet™ Tapet™



    64185 ratings

    Tapet ® (An old word for "Wallpaper") is a first of its kind app that automatically generates high-quality backgrounds. You can either select a random wallpaper or let the app generate one for you hourly or daily. New Features: * Free Trials!!! *...

  • Snapseed Snapseed


    Google Inc.

    527919 ratings

    Free photo editor. Better than Photoshop touch mobile, I suppose.

  • Word Search Word Search

    Word Search

    WS Developers

    451 ratings

    Search for words and uncover quotes by famous people. Word Search is a word puzzle game where you search for words hidden in the letter grid. Packed with more than 100 crossword puzzles with quotes by writers or ancient philosophers. THREE GAMES...

  • Timetable Timetable


    Gabriel Ittner

    38276 ratings

    Timetable is the most beautiful and intuitive app on Google Play for managing your school or university life. Save your timetable and all tasks from homework to exams. You only need to enter them once, because Timetable syncs across all your...

  • Earbits Music Discovery App Earbits Music Discovery App

    Earbits Music Discovery App


    6599 ratings

    Earbits is a free music-streaming app, with no subscriptions, commercials or advertisements of any sort. With an emphasis on music discovery, Earbits offers highly curated stations, combined with seamless functionality; listeners can create...

  • 7x7 - Best Color Strategy Game 7x7 - Best Color Strategy Game

    7x7 - Best Color Strategy Game


    25496 ratings

    7x7 is a new puzzle game inspired by classic 5 or more. It’s easy to grasp and very addictive. Make horizontal, vertical or diagonal rows of the same color by dragging pieces across the board and get points and power ups! Try it out and you won’t be ...

  • Chrome Remote Desktop Chrome Remote Desktop

    Chrome Remote Desktop

    Google Inc.

    159800 ratings

    Securely access your computers from your Android device. • On each of your computers, set up remote access using the Chrome Remote Desktop app from Chrome Web Store: • On your Android device, open the app and...

  • Flat Ball Flat Ball

    Flat Ball


    16 ratings

    A beautiful and simple Game in Holo Style Connect with Google Play Games to upload your score and compete with friends around the world.

  • Mr Flap Mr Flap

    Mr Flap


    109149 ratings

    Say hello to Mr Flap, the little square bird that'll make your head spin! How far can you get?

  • Flynx - Read the web smartly Flynx - Read the web smartly

    Flynx - Read the web smartly

    InfiKen Labs

    41294 ratings

    Flynx helps you open articles and links from all your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google+, etc. in a revolutionary new way. ★★★★★ Featured as one of the essential apps on playstore by Google. ★★★★★ Featured on The Next Web, Bu...

  • Flud - Torrent Downloader Flud - Torrent Downloader

    Flud - Torrent Downloader

    Delphi Softwares

    142781 ratings

    Flud is a simple and beautiful BitTorrent client for Android. The power of BitTorrent protocol is now in the palm of your hands. Share files with ease from your phone/tablet. Download files directly to your phone/tablet. Features : * No speed...

  • Blindscape


    Gavin Brown

    13025 ratings

    Blindscape is a piece of experimental storytelling that takes place entirely through sound, . The narrative is told from the point of view of a man in an authoritarian society who wants to escape his life intolerable life by ending it. "A whole...

  • To-do list, Task List To-do list, Task List To-do list, Task List

    266953 ratings

    To-do list & Task list by is simply a MUST HAVE APP (NY Times, TechCrunch, Lifehacker) Over 15 Million people rely on to keep their life organized with to-do list, reminders and notes. Share lists & Assign tasks to accomplish even...

  • CALCU™ Stylish Calculator Free CALCU™ Stylish Calculator Free

    CALCU™ Stylish Calculator Free

    Designer Calculators

    98285 ratings

    Express your style with the calculator made just for you. Choose a colorful, stylish theme to brighten your day while you calculate with ease. CALCU™ is a breeze to use for everyday calculations, with all the scientific capability you need for work a...

  • AntennaPod AntennaPod



    10813 ratings

    AntennaPod is a podcast manager and player that gives you instant access to millions of free and paid podcasts, from independent podcasters to large publishing houses such as the BBC, NPR and CNN. Add, import and export their feeds hassle-free...

  • Indie Game Rocket Donkey Indie Game Rocket Donkey

    Indie Game Rocket Donkey


    509 ratings

    ★★Rocket Donkey★★ -2 different Levels -fast gameplay -GOLD COIN LUST ADDED BACK new game coming soon - stay tuned! Features: ↗ fast gameplay! ↗ one button controls! ↗ Awesome art! ( ) ↗ Music by FantomenK ↗ Low game size...

  • 2048 2048



    3290 ratings

    Salient Features: • Swipe up, down left or right to move all tiles in that direction. • On touching, the same tiles add and merge to form a larger tile. • Your aim is to form the 2048 tile! • Sign into Google Play Games from the main screen to acce...

  • #SquareDroid: Full Size Photos #SquareDroid: Full Size Photos

    #SquareDroid: Full Size Photos

    Otro Apps

    129420 ratings

    #SquareDroid is a free no crop app. It helps to post full size photo quick. Now it's possible to create full profile pic to fit WhatsApp dp or Instagram picture without crop. App also can be used for any other app that requires square picture size...

  • MAGNETOID - Robo Runner MAGNETOID - Robo Runner

    MAGNETOID - Robo Runner

    Room 247 Studio

    1459 ratings

    Magnetoid is a super­fast endless runner powered by magnetism with retro pixel graphics. +++ Thanks for visiting us at Gamescom 2014 +++ +++ Unlock new Game Modes with the code „gamescom2014“ in the options menu +++ Let's face it. We all are bore...

  • POLKA: A Bubble Popping Game POLKA: A Bubble Popping Game

    POLKA: A Bubble Popping Game

    Binary Laboratory

    1440 ratings

    POLKA is a minimalist game about popping bubbles. It is designed to test the agility of your fingers. How To Play: -Tap on a bubble to pop it. -Tap bubbles of the same colour to get combos. Each bubble of the same colour increases the combo by...

  • Color Collection, palettes Color Collection, palettes

    Color Collection, palettes


    528 ratings

    Simple and powerful Colour Palette Designer. Useful to compose custom vivid colour schemes for web, UI, fashion and interior design. Color scheme auto generation from image. Features: - NEW! In app Tetris-like game - No ads - Automatically create...

  • Tiny White Icon Pack Tiny White Icon Pack

    Tiny White Icon Pack

    Samantha Conner

    5685 ratings

    Make make sure you check out Tiny White Icon Pack Pro for more frequent updates! ** WORKS ON LAUNCHER ** - Apex Launcher - ADW Launcher - Nova Launcher - Holo Launcher - Action Launcher - Go Launcher - Smart Launcher - Launchy Widget ** FEATURES...

  • MyScript Calculator MyScript Calculator

    MyScript Calculator


    295736 ratings


  • Rubik Squared Rubik Squared

    Rubik Squared

    Binary Laboratory

    1147 ratings

    After decades of research scientists at Binary Laboratory have finally managed to compress the logic of a Rubik's cube into TWO dimensions. To win simply arrange the grid of squares so that all its columns or all its rows are the same color. Shift...

  • Catchit Catchit



    120 ratings

    THIS WILL NOT WORK IF YOUR DEVICE HAS LESS THAN 512MB RAM Catchit is a simple, fun and addictive game that will test quick reaction times and abilities to remember your enemy, developed by a lone game developer, EVH98. You play as one coloured...

  • Mixt - Gradients & Patterns Mixt - Gradients & Patterns

    Mixt - Gradients & Patterns

    Massive Papaya

    9689 ratings

    Really pops on AMOLED screen phones.

  • 2.Pi.Roll 2.Pi.Roll


    Thibaud Reygner

    204 ratings

    Tired of running to nowhere ? Try rolling ! PI has turned crazy. Roll around his circle. Avoid obstacles by jumping, and switching sides of the circle . Catch its decimals to get points and bonus and get the best score ! 2 game modes : -...

  • Mini Mix Mayhem Mini Mix Mayhem

    Mini Mix Mayhem

    Chris Burt-Brown

    6427 ratings

    Bored of playing one game? Have you tried playing FOUR GAMES AT THE SAME TIME?? Designed specifically to test a skill you will never need in real life, MINI MIX MAYHEM has you playing four minigames simultaneously. You have to see it to believe...

  • QuizUp QuizUp



    649492 ratings

    QuizUp is a free, award-winning multiplayer trivia game. Challenge friends and meet new people who share your interests. Join a community of millions already playing the biggest trivia game in the world! ◆ The Game Challenge friends in any topic f...

  • Dinothawr



    108 ratings

    Dinothawr is a simple puzzle game made by Agnes Heyer and Hans-Kristian Arntzen AKA Themaister (original creator of the RetroArch/libretro project). The goal of the game is to save your frozen friends by pushing them onto lava so they can thaw. It...

  • Scribble Scribble


    NC2 Labs

    200 ratings

    Get rid of boring ways of wishing people on various chat clients. Get creative with scribble and impress other people. Scribble is a powerful app which is ergonomically designed for casual drawing as well the sophisticated ones. It provides you a...

  • JotterPad - Writer JotterPad - Writer

    JotterPad - Writer

    Two App Studio Pte. Ltd.

    30423 ratings

    JotterPad — Writer is a minimalistic writing app for the creative writers. It is perfect for writing novel, lyrics, poems, essay, draft and screenplay. The clean typing interface allows you to focus on writing, shaping your thoughts into text. Go a...

  • Grab Grab


    Grab Holdings

    493324 ratings

    Get a safe and reliable ride in minutes with Grab (formerly GrabTaxi/ MyTeksi). With the largest pool of drivers in Southeast Asia, Grab offers the fastest transport booking service for cabs, private cars, motorbikes and more. With Grab, you’ll f...

  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Pushbullet - SMS on PC

    Pushbullet - SMS on PC


    166892 ratings

    Pushbullet is "the app you never knew you needed", according to CNET. Here's why: Stay Connected • Conveniently send and receive SMS messages from your computer • Reply to messages from many popular apps including WhatsApp, Kik, and Facebook Mes...

  • Foursquare Swarm: Check In Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    Foursquare Swarm: Check In


    394558 ratings

    Keep track of your adventures and turn every day into a game! With Foursquare Swarm you can celebrate your accomplishments with stickers and coins, and unlock real-world perks and experiences at the places you go. Stay connected to your inner...

  • WPS Office + PDF WPS Office + PDF

    WPS Office + PDF

    Kingsoft Office Software Corporation Limited

    1169043 ratings

    Featured as ” Best Office App for Android ” by Millions of Users Across the World Google Play Awards: “Best App of 2015” “Editors’ Choice” “ Top Developer” WPS Office+PDF is the smallest size (less than 35MB), all-in-one free office suite app fo...




    89174 ratings

    Applets bring your favorite services together to create new experiences. Over 360 apps work with IFTTT including Twitter, Google Drive, Weather, Instagram, Email, and devices like Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue, and your Android. Turn on...




    497137 ratings

    Create, discover, and connect on VSCO®. Create Shoot and edit your images with our superior mobile presets and advanced camera controls. Publish images or curate others to your VSCO profile. Discover Explore content from the people you follow,...

  • Yahoo News Digest Yahoo News Digest

    Yahoo News Digest


    67387 ratings

    Get in the know in no time. Yahoo News Digest provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented...

  • SwiftKey Keyboard SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey Keyboard


    2158276 ratings

    NEW: All themes are now completely free! Upgrade your phone’s keyboard to SwiftKey Keyboard for free - and get more done without fussing over typos. Join over 250 million people worldwide who use SwiftKey Keyboard for hassle-free typing. SwiftKey K...

  • Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook

    Microsoft Outlook

    Microsoft Corporation

    1194669 ratings

    Word of warning: If you have created your Microsoft account by linking it with your Yahoo! account, you will not be able to sign in with your Yahoo! Mail account with your Yahoo! email, but you can sign in to your Microsoft account with the Yahoo!...

  • Google Slides Google Slides

    Google Slides

    Google Inc.

    169137 ratings

    Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Slides app. With Google Slides you can: - Create new presentations or edit any that were created on the web or on another device. -...