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Best Free Android Apps of 2017 - You Must Try

Posted by: Purushottam Thakur
Choosing a best app from Google Play Store is the most difficult task. As we all know that there are millions of Android Apps on the store to download from. It is clearly understandable that you might feel difficulties choosing your best one from millions of apps. This is why I did this article here about 30+ best android apps for 2017.
I have listed about 30+ top Android apps that any phone could want. Below listed apps are highly rated apps and downloaded by millions of peoples. I have categorized these apps, that may help you quickly get to your desired one. Every app listed here are well known, and so you can search its name on any app store to install or to view its other details. I hope you will find it as a best list of Best Andtoid Apps. Let's Explore!

Best Antivirus and Security Apps:
1. CM Security AppLock Antivirus
It is one of the best security apps downloaded by millions of android users. This app is packed with many smart features such as App lock, lock intruder selfie, hide private chats, safe browser, inbuilt antivirus engine, multiplayer protection, anti-theft, app scanner, system scanner, SD scanner, schedule scan, caller ID blocker and much more user friendly features just under 14 MB. It supports more than 25 national languages. It takes less resources to run on your device. Here is a trick, if you like to hide your photos, videos and other files without any third-party app.

2. 360 Security Antivirus Boost
Another best security app for android, downloaded by millions of peoples and highly rated on the store. This another security app is featured with high quality antivirus engine, junk file cleaner, memory boost, intelligent power saver, anti-theft, privacy protection, real time protection and much more features that are really appreciated. Its installation package size in under 15 MB with more than 100 millions downloads.
Here are some best Antivirus Softwares for Computers and Laptops and some other Android Security Apps.

Best Booster & Junk Cleaning App
3. Clean Master (Boost & Antivirus)
Clean Master is the most popular android app known as best junk cleaner. It is rated 4.7 on the store with more than 5 hundred million downloads. Clean master provides notification cleaner, junk file cleaner, memory booster, antivirus, CPU cooler and other great features such as charge master, app lock, private browsing, iSwipe, app manager and a game booster. These tools and features are packed in just a 17 MB installation package.

Best Personalization and Customization Apps
4. Apus Launcher - Themes, Boost
Apus Launcher is a top ranked android launcher over the Google playstore, it has 4.5 stars rating and more than hundred million downloads. It provides more than 30 thousands unique, beautiful and free HD themes to make your phone look clean. It has also a memory boost technology to make your android phone run smoothly and faster. It has a inbuilt battery saver, the company claims that it can save upto 50% of your android phone battery. It has other unique facilities and features such as undead counter, app icon changer, all kind of themes, and much more customization features. It can be downloaded in a 8 MB sized installation file.

5. Hola Launcher - Theme, Wallpaper
An intelligent, fast, lightweight android launcher with a lot of customization facilities. It is rated 4.5 stars and downloaded millions of time from the play store. The Hola Launcher is packed with a phone booster, power manager, battery saver, charging master, app manager, app locker, app hider, game booster and omni swipe which lets you quick access to your desired apps. It has all type of thousands of themes which makes your phone look clean, neat and beautiful with other lots of customizations features. The app can be downloaded with less installation package under 5 MB from the store.

6. Solo Launcher - Clean, Smooth, DIY
It is third best android home screen replacement app downloaded millions of times with 4.5 star rating on the store. As other best launchers it also provides great features such as memory cleaner/booster, beautiful themes, beautiful wallpapers, smart widgets, smart plugins, icon changing and much more powerfull optional features like app lock, lock screen, battery saver, etc. The app is sized under 6 MB package.

These above launchers has some ads and in-app purchases features, so if you want you can get its premium version by spending your some Petty Cash. If you don't like buy here are some free launchers without any ads.

Best Weather and Clock Widgets
7. Weather & Clock Widget Android
This is the best weather and clock widget app highly rated 4.4 on the store and more than 50 million installs. It has every desired features you want or need. It has automatic location detection feature to provide current temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. It provides weather condition, relative humidity, visible distance, atmospherics pressure, ultraviolet index, precipitation in different unites, dew point, wind speed and direction. This intelligent app provides you sunset and sunrise time according to your location. The app includes many cool widgets in landscape and portrait mode with time, date and battery level information. The app is under 9 MB download size.

Best Audio and Video Player Apps
8. MX Player
MX Player is well known HD video player app rated 4.4 with more than 100 million installs. This app is powerful with advanced hardware acceleration support. The app has also user friendly subtitles feature that helps you enjoy more. Some of its great features are hardware acceleration, multi-core decoding, pinch to zoom, zoom and pan, subtitle gesture, kids lock and much more great feature supports which makes it unique video player. This app can also play your music files as it has already a audio player, but to use audio player you have to enable it from the MX Player Settings. The app is packed in just under 15 MB. It usage less resources to run on your device even you are using full HD video files.

9. VLC for Android
The app is proudly developed by the team of VLC Media Player developers. It is also rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with more than 50 million installs. As you know VLC Media Player is well known and popular multimedia player for computers. This android version of VLC is another best video player. It is not only a video player, it has also a beautiful audio player. Some of its great features are network streaming, play DVD ISO, supports all popular formats, subtitles support, folder browser, audio widget control, headset control, cover art, media library as others and a lot more. Can be downloaded under 15 MB installation size. If you want, here are some other best HD Video Players.

10. Poweramp Music Player (Trial)
A quick sentence about the app will be 'The intelligent and powerfull audio player.' Yes, it sounds great as it is. It is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with more than 50 million downloads. The Poweramp Music Player has unique user friendly interface that makes you feel quite happy using it. It can play all type of audio files with 10 band equalizer support. In short it has every feature you want. You can access all of its features for total 15 days, after 15 days you will have limited access to its features. But you can again access to its premium features just by spending your few bucks. Check out some other free best music players.

Best Camera and Photo Editor Apps
11. PicsArt Photo Studio
PicsArt Photo Studio is definitely a best all in one photo editor. It is downloaded by more than hundred million peoples and rated 4.4 on the Google Play Store. Its features such as collage maker, drawing tools, picture blending, filters, cropping, cliparts, effects and other hundreds of such features makes it unique picture editor.

12. Candy Camera
Another best camera and picture editor tool. It has 4.4 stars and millions of users. It provides filters for selfie, beauty functions, stickers, silent camera and much more appreciative features. Its installation size is under 11 MB with all the claimed features.

13. Camera360 - Photo Editor
Camera360 is another popular camera and best picture editing app ranked 4.3 over the playstore. This camera editing app is featured with perfect selfie camera and features, inbuilt photo editor tools, hundreds of funny stickers, stylish and live filters, photo collage and many other amazing features. The installation size of this is little big but it is good one.

Best Gallery Apps for Android
14. QuickPic Gallery
You will defienetly love this material designed gallery app as it covers all the user aspects. It is rated 4.6 with 10 million downloads. Apps is packed with material design, smooth user experience, powerful file management features, privacy protection, cloud storage, HD quality, inbuilt necessary picture editng tools, other online storage supports, multiple media support and other such user friendly features. The overall features is just under 3 MB of installation package.
If you don't like it, you have some other choices: Top 7 Best Gallery Apps for Android

Quick Accessibility Tools and Apps
15. Super-Bright LED Flashlight
It is a highly rated and downloaded flashlight app on the store. It is rated 4.6 and downloaded millions of times. It instantly turns on flashlight of your device. Its installation size is just under 5 MB.

16. Omni Swipe - Small and Quick
A highly loved convenient access app. This is one of my favourite apps. This app allows you to quickly access to your desired app. You can access to your all favourite apps, contacts, settings, and all the incoming messages just using your one finger of your one hand. It has minimalist design, user-friendly interface, a quick memory boosters and a lot more intelligent features. It is a lightweight and less resources using app. The app is popular among the users, rated 4.5 stars and millions of downloads. It is packed in a very less around 1MB installation package.

Top Best Office Tools
17. WPS Office + PDF
It is all-in-one free office app. This app supports all the necessary document extensions such as word, excel, powerpoint, docs, note, PDF, etc. You will have reading, editing, converting and lot more features. Besides these the app also supports cloud storage, wireless printing, easy sharing and 46 languages. The overall features of the app is just in a 30MB installation file. It has 4.4 starts and millions of downloads on the store.

18. Adobe Acrobat Reader
This is a PDF reading and editing app from the well known company Adobe. It is packed in around a 15MB installation file. The app contains almost all the must have features, that you need to do with a PDF file. It is rated 4.3 with more than 100 million downloads.

Best Streaming App for Android
19. Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket
Hotstar is a the streaming app which streams movies, videos, live cricket, television serials, etc. The app streams almost all the serials, movies, etc in INDIA. I don't know this will work on other countries too. It supports all the major Indian languages and English. So that you can enjoy your favorite show on the go. It is packed in a 17MB file that you can install it from the store. It has 4.1 stars and more than 50 million downloads.

Best News App for Android
20. DailyHunt (NewsHunt) News
The app is downloaded millions of time and has rated 4.3 over the Google Play store. It provides news in all the Indian major languages. Besides news you can also read the ebooks over there, even you are offline, you just have to download them. It is packed in a 9MB file, that you can quickly install in your android device. It also supports notification feature, which will let you know about latest news.

Top Best Cloud Storage Apps
21. DropBox
This app lets you carry all of your personal photos, videos, documents and other files with you everywhere. This app makes easier to send large files, even that recipient have no Dropbox account. It can backup all your files automatically. You can access and edit your Microsoft documents and files everywhere through your smartphone, tablet and computer. It is sized in around a 55MB installation file that you can download in seconds. It is downloaded 500 millions of times already with 4.4 rating out of 5 stars on the play store.

22. Google Drive
This cloud storage is proudly provided by the Google. It is totally free and secure. You can upload and backup your files easily from anywhere and access them from everywhere you want. A lot more features are there as you go for it. The app is in just in a 13MB installation file that you can easily download and run on your device. It has more than 1 Billion downloads and rated 4.3 on the Google play store.

Best Language Learning Apps
23. Duolingo: Learn Languages Free
If you want to learn Spanish, German, French, Italian and other languages just on your Android phone or tablet. I recommend you to use Duolingo if you are really interested learning some other languages. It teaches more than 24 languages, so you can learn your desired one. It is highly rated 4.7 and more than 50 million downloads. It is just in 9 MB file size, that you can quickly install in your Android.

24. Hello English: Learn English
This app is only for those who want to learn English. This app lets you learn English from the well known Indian languages, Indonesian, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Turkish and Nepali. It is provided by CultureAlley. It teaches you reading, writing and spoken English by 475 interactive lessons through easy games. Give it a try, as it has already 20 million downloads and 4.5 stars on the store.

Best Encyclopedia App for Android
25. Wikipedia
This is official Wikipedia app where you can learn everything, everyday and everyhere. This app provides you every details about each things. It is downloadable in a 16MB file size.

Best Dictionary Apps for Android
26. Dictionary.Com
The best dictionary app with lots of features which lets you get meaning about each word you want. It also works offline that need no internet connection. It has also a premium version which is with more features than it. You can get that by spending your 4-5$.

27. English Hindi Dictionary
It is provided by HinKhoj and it helps you get the meaning in Hindi to English as well as English to Hindi. It can also be used while offline. It also supports translation that can also be used in offline mode. Installation size is just around 10 MB, so that you can easily download.

Best File Browser with Root Access
28. ES File Explorer File Manager
The one best file/folder explorer. Other than just exploring your files, it has a lot more features, such as storage analysis, junk files cleaner, WiFi file transfer, etc. It has built in file viewers and editors for various file types. It has also Root features that can be used in rooted device. If you like to Root your Android Phone, here is an easy method via KingRoot. It supports cloud storage, that helps you remotely access to your files. Other than these it has App Manager, SD Card Analyst, Task Killer, Cache Cleaner, Realtime observer, and a lot more intelligent features just in a 8 MB installation file.

Best Screen Recorder for Android
29. AZ Screen Recorder
This is a best screen recorder with time no limitations. If you are Android Vlogger, then this is good for you. It helps you quickly start recording tasks you are doing on your phone and make output in a high quality Video file. It is just in a 6MB file that you can download in seconds.

30. Best Web Browsers for Android
There are lots of web browsers, with little different but almost same features and facilities. Here I have 4 best web browsers that you can give a try. I have included some unique feature of every single web browser below.
1. Google Chrome: Highly trusted security.
2. Mozilla Firefox: High Security and Add-on Support.
3. UC Browser: Saves Data, add-on support, quickly loads webpages even in slow connection.
4. Opera Mini: Saves data, Tiny Installation Size, Quickly browse webpages.

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Above listed android apps are the best apps on the basis of rating, downloaded times, user reviews and my personal experience, as I have personally checked each apps on my phones. However, any app may misbehave if you are not using it properly. At last, tell us your opinions and thoughts here in the comments column below. And do share this list on your best social networking sites using sharing buttons, believe me this is the way to give us appreciation.

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