Best Free Android Apps 2012

Move over boring mobile handsets. This is the age of smartphones. With android phones, one really does not feel the need to use a computer. You can do practically everything on your to-do list with the help of your smartphone. However, it is a good idea to know which are the best, yet free apps that you can use and enjoy on your Android.

One of the best things I love about my Android phone is the presence of unlimited free apps that I can download from the Market. With over 20,000 apps available on the Android Market, the iPhone store surely has a tough competitor. As you can see, one will have a tough time finding the best apps from the wide range of variety and wonderful applications available. We will have a look at some of the best Android apps in the following paragraphs, that come at no extra cost.

Top Free Android Apps

Everyone is talking about the Android Market and the variety of apps it offers. We shall see some of the apps you must have, in the following list. In order to get these freebies, all you need to do is create or use your existing Google Account and login to the Android Market. Go to the list of free apps and click to install the ones you need.

This is a great app to make notes for just about everything. Whether you need a to-do list, or need to set a reminder, or just simply note down thoughts that cross your mind, Evernote is your perfect solution. It is easy to use and to save notes. You can also use it to take pictures or set voice reminders for yourself.

Are you a fitness freak? Or someone who likes to keep a track of what you eat and count calories? Then you will love Fitbit. You can create a Fitbit account easily, once you download this app. If you have set a fitness goal, you can manually record your food intake and activities on this app. This will help you keep a track and pay attention to your calorie intake.

For all the music lovers out there, Shazam is one of the best apps that the Android Market has to offer. Listening to a song on the radio but cannot remember the artist? Shazam will recognize it for you. The music library of Shazam is growing fast like never before. So you can download as many songs as you like. Want more? You can also get the lyrics to your favorite songs.

Mr. Number
If you like to keep a track of your call and message records, then Mr. Number is a must-have app for you. You also have the option of blocking anonymous numbers or those already existing in your contact list. Another added feature is that this app displays the last called history of the number you are currently talking to.

Vlingo Virtual Assistant
It did not take long for Google to come up with a strong competitor for Iphone's Siri. Don't feel like typing? Just tell this app what is to be done and it will be done. You can call a contact, send a text message, or even update your Facebook status by just giving this app a voice command. This app would be extremely handy, especially when you are running late.

Angry Birds
One of the most popular games has been available on the Android Market for quite sometime now. However, regular updates and different versions keep adding to the popularity of this game. The sound effects add to the fun quotient of the game. With the help of a slingshot, the game involves a flock of birds trying to retrieve their eggs. They have to overcome obstacles in the form of green pigs.

Adobe Photoshop
Wish to crop your image, adjust the brightness and contrast, or add some creative touch to the images? Then Adobe Photoshop is the must-have Android app for you. It offers a wide range of options to play around with the images on your phone. You can edit your images and save them on the phone, and even upload them to Flickr or Facebook.

Amazon Kindle
Amazon has released a Kindle version for Android. This one is a blessing for all those who love to read books. No trips need to be made to the library henceforth. The library on this app contains millions of books that you can download and read as and when you like. You can also read magazines and newspapers on your very own smartphone.

These are some of the best free Android apps that you should think about installing on your Android phone. When you visit the Android Market, you will be overwhelmed by the choices offered to you. You can ask around for advice, in case you are not able to find the apps you are searching for. Choose an application that suits your need. Load your phone with these must-have Android apps and enjoy your mobile experience with this OS by the giant in search engine, Google.