Today We’ve got a list of 7 really cool and free Android apps that you’ll definitely want to check out if you don’t have these already. And these aren’t maintained with any special order, they’re all pretty cool. So let’s get right into it.
1. Flow by Amazon
This app is more or less a glorified barcode scanner, but it can definitely be useful in certain situations. Basically what you do is you point the camera at a barcode for some products, and it will look up what the thing is, then show you the price on Amazon. And you can scan things back to back one after the other and it makes a list of the things you just scanned. And what people typically use this for is when you’re in a store looking to buy something, and if you want to know if you can get it cheaper on Amazon like at electronics store something like that.
A lot of times they’re a little bit more expensive than what you could get it for. So instead of having to figure out which version it is and type in the right one on Amazon and find it and all that you can just scan the barcode and instantly know how the price compared. Then you can see if the store will do a price match or if you just need to buy it right from Amazon myself. So it’s pretty basic but it has a cool interface and can be useful.
This is probably one of the best if not the best photo editing free Android apps that we’ve come across so far, and it’s actually made by Google themselves. And the reason is it’s so great is that it has all the basic photo adjustments like brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, sharpness, and everything else you’d expect, but it also has some really cool advanced tools as well. For example, it has curves adjustment, so you can finally tune the brightness and contrast the image.
And possibly the coolest tool is the perspective tool which warps the image in such a way that it kind of makes it look like you took the photo from a different angle, and it automatically fixes the crop edges around it too. It’s kind of a cool effect. Pretty awesome! And of course, it has a ton of pre-made filters as well that you can use. So if you like taking photos and you need just a little bit more control, and you like to mess with them, this is definitely something to check out.
3. Google Opinion Rewards
It’s pretty popular actually. It’s an app like Google where they occasionally ask you some survey questions and then give you Google Place Store Credit in exchange. And the surveys are typically very short and easy. For example, you might just answer to multiple-choice questions and then get 50 cents of credit.
So it’s not like you’re going to make a lot from it, but it can add up over time. We’ve had the app for a couple of years now and earn about 50 bucks in total and it’s nice to just have some credit in your account if you come across a paid app that you want. You don’t have to charge it to your credit card or something like that. It’s just nice. So the surveys seem to come pretty randomly. Sometimes, we’ve gotten multiple surveys in one day, other times there’s been weeks between surveys but it’s still good to have.
4. Mr. Number
This surely is a good fit among free Android apps for identifying and blocking potential scam or spam phone call, and it has a bunch of different things and settings that allow you to filter phone calls from numbers that are either known scams, suspected scams, or even just all unknown hidden callers. But what’s more useful is that if you get a call from a number you don’t know, you can look at it and see reports about that number from other users of the app.
For example, you can look up a number and see everyone reporting that it’s a credit card offer or they just didn’t leave a voicemail or something like that or maybe they called about some other scam. And if you really want to lock things down, you can just have it block any calls from numbers that aren’t in your contacts at all, but that would be kind of an extreme case. We think it’s worth checking out. Definitely good if you tend to get a lot of spam calls.
This is a newsreader app and it basically just gives you all the news stories and articles from any news sources you choose to be in your feet. And in addition to the app, you can also use the website as well, feedly.com.
So we have a few different groups set up for different categories and news like all the technology news in one, science in the other, that sort of thing. And it’s basically a much better version of the old RSS feed you used to see they’re still around but this is pretty much a lot better.
And the interface is nice as well, it shows you a little header image that goes along with the article so you don’t have to just read the headline. So it’s a great way to quickly hit all the news you care about and want without having to check every single website individually.
6. Parallel Space
This is definitely one of the most popular free Android apps just because it’s so unique. This app basically allows you to clone apps on your phone and then run separate instances of them. And what this means is if you have an app that for example only allows you to log into one account at once, you can clone that app and have separate instances of it one logged into one account, and a second with another account. Then you can just launch each one individually.
For example, you may have seen previously that there are two different Snapchat icons on my phone, one is just Snapchat, and the other is Snapchat Plus, and people have asked about what that is. And the plus one is just a cloned version through parallel space of the regular Snapchat.
So one of these is public account and another is private account that’s just shared with a few friends. And this way you don’t have to log out to switch between them it’s just way more convenient, you just can launch one or the other to use it. And to set it up, you just open the parallel space app, pick an app you want to clone, and then it pretty much just does it. It’s not perfect though, and sometimes the cloned apps just won’t work. They’ll either crash, or not let you log in, or some other issue but those problems typically get fixed after an update. Either way though definitely one of the more useful apps I’ve come across so far.
7. Google Trips
This app is a relatively newly listed among the free Android apps from Google and no surprise it’s meant to help you plan trips or places you’re visiting. So what you do is you type in what city are going to be in, and it will give you a list of things to do, places to eat, transportation options, and a bunch of other info you might need. .And it also ties in with your Google account, so if you have any hotel reservations, it will see that your email and automatically show you some suggestions based on that.
So if you want to know where to eat, you can look up what are the top spots, the ratings of those spots, different types of food to look for, that sort of thing. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from using it in your own city if you want to find something new to do. So it’s just another neat way to figure out how to spend your time.
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