Every month thousands of Android apps are released in Google Play Store. It is estimated that the total numbers of apps available in the Play Store are around 2.6 million in December 2018. Within ten years, the number of apps has increased substantially. Hence, Android’s biggest strength is its apps ecosystem.
With plenty of best free android apps available in the Play Store, it is difficult to choose the best one that suits your needs. I have compiled some of the useful android apps that you can try in January 2019.
1. Cake Browser
Cake Browser is a new browser that enhances your web browsing experiences on your mobile devices. The app user interface is beautiful, easy to use and is extremely fast. Cake Browser skips over the search results list and takes you straight to the content. You can swipe back and forth to see the previous and next results, no more opening of new tabs. It is just like a Tinder or Snapchat for web search with popular search engines – Google, Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo. Some of the notable features include in-built Ad Blocker, Pop-up Blocker, Group Search, one click to follow a website, and many more.
Daywise is a simple Do Not Disturb android app that blocks the notifications to boost your focus and increase productivity. This science app is developed based on a study at the Behavioral Economics lab at Duke University. Daywise blocks the notifications, accumulate them together and serves you in a batch at your scheduled time. Four different batches are available – Morning, Lunch, Work Day and Bedtime for which you can adjust the timing.
All the notifications are blocked between the batch hours and alert you at the scheduled Batch time. You can also exclude some of the apps to show notifications and add VIPs. This app also shows the time spent on your phone, the apps with most notifications and the apps with most time spent. Daywise has boosted my productivity and is one of the best free android apps that I have been using from a couple of months.
Privacy is one of the major concern these days. With this free Android app, you can encrypt your DNS queries and experience faster internet. Usually, ISPs store the DNS queries that are being used to serve ads to the users. 188.8.131.52 encrypts your queries, so no one knows what you do on the internet and hence protect your privacy. It also makes browsing experience faster by connecting to Cloudflare’s global network. The app is minimal and requires only a touch to enable this feature. If you are concerned about your privacy, you should try this app.
4. Drift Music
In the Play Store, you can find thousands of music player apps, but Drift Music stands out. Drift Music enriches your music experiences. The app user interface is simple and easy to use. You can change track simply by swiping up and down and fast forward by swiping left to right or right to left. You can stream, create playlists and even download songs for offline. This apps also suggest playlists of all genres and moods and its library is full of tons of music and artists. You can also like, comment and even share the music you are listening.
The best thing is that it is ad-free and free. Some other notable features include automatic caching of songs you listen, list loops, displays lyrics with engaging video in the background and sleep timer. Unfortunately, there is no equalizer and options to shuffle and repeat the songs. Drift Music is undoubtedly one of the best free android apps for music lovers. This app might not be available in your country, but you can always download from the XDA Developers website.
5. Typing Hero
Typing the same stuff, again and again, is time-consuming and boring. Typing Hero tends to solve this problem. It is a free text expander app that will make your life easier and saves plenty of time. In this app, you can define your keyword and its text to expand. When you type that keyword, it automatically expands to the lengthy text you set. For example, if you can define tw (2 characters) for technowing.net and it will automatically expand wherever you type tw. It is pretty handy on day to day scenario for common text, email address and so on. It is a must try best free android apps.
Daybook is free personal diary, journal and notes app available for Android. This app enables you to write a private diary, memoir, journals, and notes to safeguard your precious moments. It also has an in-built AI feature the transcribes the voice notes to text. The easy to use user interface, calendar feature, automatic cloud data backup, and password protection feature makes it one of the best android apps for note taking. Since your notes are back up to the cloud, you can also access them from different devices. The app is ad-free and 100% free.
You might often come across a situation when you find some interesting content on the internet but don’t have time to read or want to read in your free time. It can be anything an image, an article, a video or any similar contents. InboxIt enables you to share it, and the material is delivered directly to your email address.
InboxIt appears in the share menu so whenever you need to store the item, you can share them to InboxIt and in a couple of seconds, it gets delivered to your email inbox. This app makes it easier to share content without the hassle to type the email address with just a single click. InboxIt is one of the best free android apps to try in 2019.
Every day billions of emails are sent, and 45% among those are spam emails. We often receive spam, sponsored and irrelevant emails which populate our inbox. Cleanfox is an anti-spam solution to tackle it. This free app deletes and unsubscribes from unwanted emails, newsletters, and spam with one click. It is 100% free without any ads and safe to use. Since the use of this app, my inbox is much cleaner. You should try this app.
9. Just a Line
Just a Line is an AR Android app that let you create simple drawings in augmented reality and then share your creation with a short video. You can also collaborate with your nearby friends to draw together. This app lets you explore your creativity. Unfortunately, this app works only on AR-enabled devices.
Having an offline app is a good idea which can become handy at any time. MAPS.ME allows you to download the map for offline use. If you’re planning a trip where there is no internet connection or have connectivity issues, MAPS.ME is an ideal solution. You can download the map of any particular area, city or even country and use it without the internet.
Within the app, you can search for places of different categories like Food, Hotels, Sights, Parking, Gas, etc., get directions from your current location to your destination, bookmark your favorite location, share your location and many more. MAPS.ME is also Editor’s Choice app and one of the best free android apps you should have on your phone. The app is open source and ad-free.
Did you find this list of best free android apps for January 2019 helpful? If you haven’t tried any of these apps, I suggest you do that. Share your views about your favorite app in the comment section below. If you have any app recommendations, do let us know in the comment below.