Best free Android apps 2015

Top free Android apps for your phone or tablet

Photography

50 best free Android apps
Google Camera, Snapseed and Instagram

Google Camera

Many manufacturers of Android devices like to use their own camera apps, and although some of these are better than others, they often lack the simplicity of the default Google Camera. If your device manufacturer has seen fit to replace the app with its own bloated offering, then Google Camera is well worth downloading from the Google Play store.

Just because it has a simple interface doesn't mean it lacks features, with len blur, panoramas, HDR+ and much more all waiting to help you take amazing photographs. It also integrates with Android Wear, so if you have a smartwatch you can control the camera using that as well.

Snapseed

Snapseed is Google's own photo editor that's been designed from the ground up to make tweaking your snaps as easy and fun as possible on a touchscreen Android device.

Although the interface is simple enough to use with just your fingers, there's also a lot of depth to this app as well. You use tools to tweak and enhance your photographs to make them look the best they ever have, as well as playing around with fun filters that can transform the photos you've taken on your smartphone or tablet.

Instagram

Instagram is the go-to app for quickly taking photos, adding quirky filters to them and sharing them with the world. Over 300 million people use Instagram and thanks to the social aspects and effortless interface it's easy to see why it's such a hit.

You're not limited to sharing your snaps on Instagram either, as you can easily add your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more with just a few taps.

50 best free Android apps
Tumblr and GIF Camera

Tumblr

Tumblr, the next-gen blogging format, is present and correct on Android with its custom app coming with support for the multiple blogs of prolific internet kings, built-in messaging, the usual range of text, image and video sharing, plus there's a really nice landscape layout when using it on a tablet.

All you need is an idea. Photos of biscuits on cats? Fish fingers on a gerbil? Depressing lines of dialogue from your favourite soap?

GIF Camera

If you've been on the internet for the past 25 years you've probably noticed the odd GIF of two. These short looping video clips are something of a phenomenon, and thanks to GIF Camera it's incredibly easy to make your own with your Android device.

You can create GIFs using photos or videos you taken on your device, then easily share them across social media websites. You'll be King or Queen of the internet in no time at all!

Fitness

50 best free Android apps
MyFitnessPal, Google Fit and Endomondo

Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal

Watching what you eat in a bid to lose weight can be tricky, which is why the Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal app for Android is such an essential download. It can help you track what you're eating as well as setting goals to help you shed those pounds.

Logging the food you eat is nice and easy, either search from MyFitnessPal's huge database or scan in barcodes and as well as the calories you consume you'll also get nutritional information about every meal. Eating healthily has never been easier.

Google Fit

Google Fit is an excellent app for keeping track of your activity and you don't need any additional fitness trackers; you can just carry your Android phone around with you. If you do have Android Wear-compatible fitness trackers and wearables, then Google Fit gets even better.

Fitness goals can also be set to help you reach the level of fitness you desire, as well as keeping you motivated.

Endomondo Running Cycling Walk

Endomondo Running Cycling Walk bills itself as the only personal trainer you'll ever need, and it's pretty darn accurate claim. No matter what sports or fitness activity you perform, this app will track your progress and give you information on speed, distance, calories burnt and more.

You can keep a training diary to view your progress and set workout goals and challenges to help keep you motivated.

50 best free Android apps
7 Minute Workout and Map My Fitness

Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout

Finding time in our lives to exercise can be tough, but the Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout can help you fit exercises into even the most hectic of schedules.

The official app of the scientifically proven body-weight workout is designed for all fitness levels and contains over 30 minutes of special videos to help you get fit with a seven minute routine that only needs a wall, chair and a bit of floor space.

Map My Fitness Workout Trainer

Map My Fitness Workout Trainer is another great app for keeping tabs on your workout regime. As the name suggests it uses the GPS positioning features of your Android smartphone to log your runs, letting you get an accurate look at your workout regime.

Voice feedback will keep you in the loop even when you're in the process of working out, giving you information on your pace, the route you're taking calories burns and plenty more.