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The best free android apps in 2017

By Jesica Slabbert - Aug 24, 2017
The best free android apps in 2017

If there’s one thing that makes android as powerful as it is today, it’s the apps it produces from the Play Store.

There millions of apps that continuously get downloaded, some costing money while others offer their services for free.

It goes without saying that the best performing apps out there will cost you a pretty penny, but don’t let that get you down. There are actually great deals of free apps out there that can compete with the others.

Here is a list of the most popular and best performing FREE apps of 2017:


Looking for an accurate and trusting weather app? Then you can’t get much better than 1Weather. It comes with all kinds of stuff including current conditions, forecasts, radar, predictions, and fun facts about meteorology, graphs, and even a sun and moon tracker.

The design is also very appealing to the eye. The app itself is completely free, but you can pay to have advertising removed, so nothing out of the ordinary.

Download directly from Play Store


Do you love taking and editing videos on you android device? Then Quik is the app for you! Quik is a video editor app created by GoPro. It’s one of only a precious few video editing apps and this one is entirely free.

The app will take video that you’ve captured and then string it together in a sort of video collage. You’ll have complete control over how long those clips are, where to make cuts, and there are some effects and additional stuff you can add to top it all off.

Of course while it doesn’t compare to the desktop editing apps such as Final Cut and Adobe Premiere, but for mobile users it works surprisingly well.

Download directly from Play Store


 If you’re looking for a quick and easy place to find wallpapers, ringtones, notification tones and alarms of your favourite things for free? Then you need Zedge.

Enjoy a very large selection of all of those things available in a variety of genres including fantasy, mainstream, funny, and pretty much whatever else you can think of. 

Finding stuff on there is rather simple. The only bad part is the advertising can get annoying but it’s easy enough to ignore.

Download directly from Play Store


There are plenty of to-do list apps available out there, but the Wunderlist app deserves a place as the most popular free to-do list app available. Wunderlist is an app that helps you keep track of various tasks that you want or need to do.

It’s great for basic stuff like remembering to take out the trash or more complex things like tasks that need done at work. While the free version covers the more basic functions, the pro version is more focused towards business orientated people.

Download directly from Play Store

Blue Mail

Blue Mail is probably the best all-around email app out there. It features a simple interface, compatibility with virtually every email provider, and it just keeps things clean. This app protects your emails and allows you to customize your inbox to fit your style.

And even better the app is totally free! This app has managed to score a whopping 4.6 star rating in the Google Play Store, definitely worth the download.

Download directly from Play Store


Want to learn a new language but not willing to spend time and money on taking a class? Then you need to try out Duolingo! This app has an array of languages you can learn and starts off with the basics to ease you into the world of a brand new language.

You will learn pronunciation, spelling and the definition of any language, and all at no cost whatsoever. Scoring at 4.7 stars on Google Play, this app stands above all other language apps and rightfully so.

Download directly from Play Store