Android smart phones have managed to attract millions of customers worldwide and the promise of a Smartphone is that you have the world’s knowledge at your fingertips anywhere you go. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language and it uses a modified version of the Linux Kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by Open Handset Alliance. The open source nature of Google’s OS means there are plenty of fantastic apps for Android to be found. Google does a good job of developing core products and services for the Android OS which it created.

This is a list of some of the most useful, fun and cool Android Apps for 2014 that are free.

1. Snapchat

Enjoy fast and fun mobile conversation! Snap a photo or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend. They’ll view it, laugh, and then the Snap disappears from the screen unless they take a screenshot! You can also add a Snap to your Story with one tap to share your day with all of your friends. And if you’re both Here, simply press and hold to share live video – and Chat face-to-face!

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2. PicsArt (PhotoStudio)  

Install PicsArt Photo Studio where everyone becomes a great artist! It is the most popular free photo editing app, designed for both your mobile and tablet devices, with over 100 thousand installs, one of the fastest growing photo artists’ social networks and galleries of artwork. Users are constantly discovering new ways to unleash their inner artist using this app.image002

3. GOOGLE TRANSLATE

We’ve seen a few clever translation apps in our time, but recently Google Translate has crushed them all. It now offers word-for-word translations of over 70 languages with input via text, handwritten words or symbols, spoken words or even text recognition via the camera. It can then give you the translation in the form of text or speak it for you.

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4. ooVoo

With ooVoo you can make FREE video calls, voice calls, and send text chats to easily connect with friends and family. ooVoo is the highest quality video chat app, beating other leading brands of video chat hands down. Start a free group video chat with up to 12 people on 3G, 4G, LTE and Wifi with the best quality of video and audio. Over 90 million people are on ooVoo, it’s easy to sign up, and easy to find your friends!

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5. Zedge Ringtones and Wallpapers

ZEDGE offers free wallpapers, ringtones and notification sounds to easily customize your device. In addition we offer you personalized game recommendations.

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6. Aviate

Created by ThumbsUp Labs, which was recently acquired by Yahoo, Aviate is a unique new take on the home screen that morphs and changes throughout the day dynamically. Its intended purpose is to present you with only the apps and other information you need based on the time, your location and other factors.

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7. Corner – Find Football Pubs

Find pubs showing football near you and never miss another goal. Catch every big game in your perfect pub with the Corner app. Find the ultimate pub to watch the football with the Corner app. Our football pub finder will lead you straight to all the on-pitch action, locating awesome football pubs where you can catch every second of the beautiful game, whether you support the Arsenal or Leyton Orient  a must have for sports fans, licensees and dedicated pub goers.

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8. Hangouts

Hangouts is a communications app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls  one-on-one or with a group! Send and receive both Hangouts and text messages (SMS/MMS) and easily switch between message types. Include all your friends with group chats for up to 100 people

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9. Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Called the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design” by CNN, Houzz provides people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. Get inspired with over two million high resolution photos. Browse photos by style, room and location and save your favorites to “idea books”, making ideas easier to search, save, and share.

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10. Shazam

Shazam is the best way to identify music and TV. In seconds you’ll know the name of any song, or more about what you’re watching. One touch to Shazam to start your journey.

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11. Runkeeper GPS Track Run Walk

If you’re putting yourself through a fitness grind alone, this virtual back-patter will help spur you on. It tracks all your runs, walks and rides, then does the maths to tell you (and the entire world via social media) how many calories you’ve burnt, how far you’ve gone and generally how heroic you’ve been over the past week or so.

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12. Microsoft Office Mobile

Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your Android phone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.

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13. Fontly

Collect and share typography all across the globe. Create a living, collaborative, and digital archive filled with examples of unique type and signage that speak of a bygone era. Share the best of our world’s ghost signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, hand-painted, and other typographical wonders. Preserve this invaluable part of our visual heritage.

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14. Yelp

Top-ranked Yelp for Android has over 50 million reviews on businesses worldwide all in the palm of your hand. Whether you are looking for a pizzeria that is open now or a coffee shop nearby, Yelp is your local guide to finding just the place to eat, shop, drink, relax, and play.

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15. ZocDoc – Book a Doctor Online

ZocDoc is the beginning of a better healthcare experience for millions of patients every month. Find doctors you love, read real reviews, book appointments instantly, and more with this award-winning app.

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16. Ask Me Anything – reddit AMA

Everyone from Woody Harrelson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and President Obama have participated in Reddit’s popular AMA interviews, where commenters can submit questions for the chance for a direct answer. Since Reddit can appear cluttered and confusing for new users, “Ask Me Anything” organizes the interviews in an easy-to-peruse format, even alerting you to new AMAs and allowing you to explore past ones too.

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17. Pocket

When you find something interesting, you tuck it into your pocket, and the same holds true with the internet and Pocket’s mobile and web app. You can save practically anything you see for later viewing (even when you’re offline), and the app works with iOS 8’s new extensions feature so you can save things directly from Safari and keep browsing.

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18. Hinge

Hinge helps you discover people that your Facebook friends already know, requiring a Facebook account so you can view the interesting details about a person while removing the “random” aspect of other dating apps. You get to see a curated list of potential matches, and select those you’re interested in. If someone “likes” you back, Hinge introduces the two of you to help get the conversation started.

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19. Vine

Vine lets you splice together clips that play on a loop and share them with your friends. You can edit videos on the spot and post to Twitter and Facebook, and you can now import videos from your phone too. The community also allows you to find, follow, and interact with other Vine users.

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20. Frontback

With Frontback you take a photo with the front camera, another with the back camera, and share them both in a single image. Frontback is the most delightful way to tell a story with photos. Frontback is a fantastic community (1M+) of people who love being creative or just sharing their daily life, be part of it, take amazing photos to share with your friends and with people around the world!

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21. Tumblr

Tumblr lets you follow blogs and create simple updates via text, audio, photos, quotes, and video. It’s a great way to seamlessly manage your blog while also seeing what other people are interested in.

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22. Taptalk: Photo&Video Messaging

TapTalk makes it easy to send photos and videos to your friends with a lightning-fast interface. It’s a personal messaging app that’s all about speed. By arranging your friend icons in a grid-like layout, you can quickly tap their picture to capture a photo. To send a video, just hold down their icon to record, and release when you’re done.

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23. Bandsintown Concerts

Bandsintown scans your iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, or Pandora account to get a sense of who your favorite bands and artists are, and then it keeps you informed if they’re playing nearby. You can browse upcoming tour dates, set up notifications from your favorite artists, and even buy tickets using the app.

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24. AP Mobile

Now with breaking news alerts! Stay connected anywhere in the world with AP Mobile for Android! Bringing you news from the Associated Press and more than 1,200 trusted local sources such as the Chicago Sun-Times, The Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, national and international coverage, AP Mobile is your trusted source for real-time news coverage anytime and anywhere in both Spanish and English.

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25. Postmates

Postmates is great for getting whatever you’d like delivered, whether it be a meal, coffee, groceries, prescriptions, electronics, or clothing. Since Postmates delivers 24/7 and under an hour, it’s perfect for lazy days or late nights.

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26. 360 Security Antivirus Boost

It’s a free security protection and speed booster for android phone.

It helps you to protect your android phone against the latest viruses, malware, system vulnerabilities, and privacy risks. It also cleans application caches and junk files from your system, it increases the available storage space on SD card and boosts your android phone.

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27. Google Keep

Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily find it later in search. Google Keep makes it easy to capture a thought or list for yourself, and share it with friends and family.

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28. Flipboard your news magazine

Flipboard is your personal magazine. Used by millions of people every day, it’s a single place to keep up on the news, follow topics you care about and share stories, videos and photos that influence you. To start, follow a few topics, and Flipboard creates your personal magazine. You can always add more as you find new topics, magazines or interesting people to follow.

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29. Quip Docs, Chat, Spreadsheets

Quip is the productivity suite for the mobile generation. It combines chat, docs, task lists, and spreadsheets in one app making collaboration fast and easy. Quip enables you to create and share docs from any device including the iPad, iPhone, and the desktop with your family, friends, or office.

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30. Trello

Trello looks like a Pinterest for managing projects. For those whose eyes glaze over trying to read long blocks of text inside lengthy emails, this app helps you and your team visualize next steps via cards, comments, checklists, uploaded files and more.

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