With millions of android apps in google play store and thousands getting added every-day, Google Play Store is undoubtedly getting Bigger and Better. The choice of Apps download for Android Smartphone user is getting even tougher, but mobile users will say, its good to have a Problem of Plenty. Fortunately, for every 10 bad apps there’s at least one good one in play store.
We have picked this list based on free download, usability, long-term promise and UI ease. That’s the reason, you will not find few of the default in-built apps – Gmail, Google Calendar, Hangout, Google Maps, GooglePlus, Google Now. We have eliminated apps which are well known and are downloaded immediately once someone buys a new Android Phone in India like Whatsapp, MX Player, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Truecaller, to name a few.
Here is the list of 20 best free Android Apps of 2014 for Indian Smartphone users. Read, Download, Install and Enjoy!
Listed under Travel and Local category, one of the latest inclusion in Google Play Store, but worth to be in top 20, specially for Indian Mobile Phone users.
WoNoBo gives 360 degree street view of major Indian Cities. One can literally walk through Taj Mahal, Elephanta Caves and other famous tourist places.
Just enter the address and get surprised to see places around you with real view. WoNoBo still has low maturity content rating, but has high potential to do wonders for Indian Android users.
BreakFree, one of the most useful and innovative idea on Google Play Store. It helps you keep track of your Mobile Phone addiction and gives notification to reduce the usage. BreakFree tracks the amount of time one spends looking at phone throughout the day and gives an addiction score in 3 zones Green, Yellow and Red, green being the most preferred zone to be in.
One of the most interesting feature is - it allows to track addiction through a dashboard of Daily, Weekly and Monthly report. With nice characters, graphs and stats, the app guides you on how you can control phone usage for a healthy digital lifestyle.
3. Circle of 6
Mentioned in Lifestyle category, but its more a social security app. We have seen app like this before, but this one is more useful and easier to understand & operate. Circle of 6 lets user choose six trusted friends or family members to add to their circle. Recently it has been upgraded in Hindi with Hotlines customized for New Delhi.
In an uncomfortable or risky situation, with just two taps on the phone, Circle of 6 to automatically send the entire circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with exact location. It’s quick, simple, secured and furthermore it’s free.
One of the leading and most trusted app on play store, Paytm is an easy way to recharge Mobile, DTH, Datacard, and pay Utility Bills. Right from selecting the recharge to the payment process, Paytm is quick and flawless.
Recently Paytm have added one unique feature “Bargain Chat” which allows bargaining over-the-counter via their in built messenger for apparel, electronics, home décor and much more.
Surely one of the most beneficial app for hassle-free Mobile recharge, Utility payment and Online Shopping.
5. Google Drive
Another impressive Google product for free. Google Drive also known as Google Docs, allows users to store and edit files online. Files stored on Google Drive can be accessed anytime from Mobile, Tablet, or Computer.
Google Drive allows to store documents, pdf, images and videos upto 15 GB. One of the most beneficial feature is users can easily share files with others to view, edit, or leave comments. The file is updated and auto-saved regularly, reducing the chances of data loss.
Mentioned under Productivity category, Google Drive is surely going to help improve productivity. Highly recommended.
With so many image editor apps in google store, it’s difficult to pick the right one. Pixlr is one of the most popular Photo Editing app with more than 10 Million download.
Pixlr Express is an all in one app with Photo Editing, Collage creation and social media sharing with uncomplicated UI and features. It has over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize image.
Pixlr allows sharing of edited photo directly with friends through Whatspp, Twitter, GooglePlus, Facebook or email. The fact which makes this app stand apart from other editing app is – it’s ad free.
ES, with 300 millions global downloads, is one the leader in file manager segment apps. ES File Explorer is all in one free, full-featured file and application manager. It is comprised of: file manager, application manager, task killer, download manager, cache cleaner, autostart manager, root explorer, built-in ZIP and RAR support, cloud storage client (compatible with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box.net, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3, and Ubuntu One), FTP client, and LAN Samba client.
ES permits access to documents, images, videos, and other files on both Android phones and computers. This app makes it easy to stay connected over 3G, 4G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi to share with friends, upload photos, and watch videos.
ES is one of the must have app on your android phone. It does everything!
8. Clean Master
Clean Master is free, easy, fast, intuitive and one stop solution to keep your phone safe and function trouble-free.
Clean master app is designed to clean junk files, regain free storage, boost memory, enhance speed, and secure device from malicious apps and vulnerabilities.
With more than 200 Millions downloads, Clean Master surely deserves a slot in your Mobile app.
BookMyShow, app truly deserves to be in entertainment category, which allows booking tickets for movies, plays, concerts and many other events happening in across more than 100 major cities in India including, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kochi, Bhopal, Allahabad, Darjeeling, Goa, Jammu, Lonavala, Ludhiana, and many more.
Most of the renowned cinemas in the country like PVR Cinemas, BIG Cinemas, INOX, AGS Cinemas, Apna Cinema, CineMAX, City Gold, DT City Centre, E-SQUARE, Cinepolis, Fame Cinemas, Fun Cinemas, Glitz Cinemas, Gold Cinema, Gopalan Cinemas, HDIL Broadway, Movietime, Prasads, Q Cinemas, Rajhans Cine World, Satyam Cineplexes, SRS Cinemas, Storm 5D, Wave and many more have tied-up exclusively with BookMyShow.
Nicely designed, easy to navigate and simple to use, BookMyShow is definitely the better way to book and buy entertainment tickets with a secured payment gateway.
Flipboard with rating of 4.5 stars from almost 600 thousand reviews is certainly an app to look out for in news and magazine category. It gives news and updates from around the world, which can be localized for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, U.S. and U.K.
With intuitive design and friendly UI, readers can select news of their choice from News, Technology, Business, Design, Sports, Photography, Style, Music, Politics, Science, Celebrity, Films and other categories to keep themselves updated.
Flipboard allows connecting upto 12 social networks for streamlining activities like commenting, liking and sharing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, 500px, SoundCloud, Sina Weibo and Renren.
Download FlipBoard for Free and keep yourself updated.
AppLock, a secure app for mobile phone with password