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Free Yet Highly Functional Top Android Apps

There are plenty of fantastic apps in the Google Play store that you can download to your Android device. And the best thing is that many of them are completely free.

If you want to use some of the best apps right now on your smartphone, here is a selection of apps that are completely free to use.


WhatsApp has long been an essential app for people all over the world, and following its purchase by Facebook for $20 billion, it has gone from strength to strength.

It used to charge a small fee, but it is now completely free to use, so you can send text, voice, and image messages for free to anyone else using the app.


Evernote has a few plans that you have to pay for, but its free plan is still fantastic. It provides you with the ability to sync your notes across all of your devices, and you can store up to 60MB a month at the time of writing. This makes it a fantastic option for taking down notes wherever you are that you can search later.

Weather Live Free

A good weather app is essential, and this is one of the best you can find in the Play Store. Using this free weather app, you can get access to the latest weather forecasts wherever you are in the world. It also has an excellent widget so you can get your weather updates at a glance.


Having a password manager is becoming increasingly important, and there are many to choose from. Some of them cost money, but you can now use LastPass across all of your devices for free. So download it today to your Android device and stay safer online.


Skype is the classic video chatting app, and it still leads the way. Download Skype to your Android phone and you can video call users all over the world without paying a cent.

You will need to pay to make calls to landlines and mobile phones, but it is completely free to speak to other Skype users.


Pocket allows you to store articles offline as you are browsing the internet. So if you don't have time to read something in the moment, save it to Pocket with a click.

You can then read it later on without needing internet access, which makes it perfect for when you are traveling. Although you can sign up for a premium account if you want, the free version is excellent.

Google Drive

Google Drive comes pre-installed on Android devices, and it is completely free to use. It provides a huge amount of storage for no cost, and you can then buy more if you want to. It also comes with Google's suite of office applications for free too.

Get More from Your Phone for Nothing

All of these free apps provide you with fantastic tools that will allow you to get much more from your Android device. If you stick to the free versions, you won't have to pay anything to use them, so download them today and enjoy the great features they provide for free.

Joe Howells shares his tips and tricks regarding technology. His articles appear on tech blogs, lifestyle blogs and more.