Best free Android apps 2015

Top free Android apps for your phone or tablet

50 best free Android apps
Evernote, Dropbox and Todoist

Evernote

Evernote is an excellent app for your Android device that lets you stash and sync all your text notes, voice memos and files on your phone and access them through a desktop computer.

It's a brilliant productivity tool that lets you organise and search your notes so you always have exactly what you need at your fingertips.

Dropbox

Dropbox is probably the best known tool for syncing and sharing your files, photos and videos across all your devices, and its popularity is well earned. Any files that you save to your Dropbox folder on any of your PCs or devices will appear in the Dropbox app.

It took a while for Dropbox to come to Android, and after a shaky start this app is now essential with a number of helpful new features that let you save photos and videos from your device straight to Dropbox, as well as quickly editing your documents from within the app.

Todoist: To-Do List

If you want to give your productivity a real boost, you'll want to make the perfect to-do list that helps you keep organised and Todoist: To-Do List is the best app on Android for this purpose.

Not only can you schedule your days in advance to make the most of your time, you can share products, add documents from Dropbox and Google Drive, and sync all your tasks across your devices no matter what platform they're running.

50 best free Android apps
Google Keep and Google Hangouts

Google Keep

Google Keep is the Android maker's own attempt at muscling in on the clipboard and to-do list app, presenting a versatile corkboard tool that lets users record audio notes, capture photos, create checklists and more.

The star of the show is the resizeable Home screen widget, from which you can access all the features and hit buttons to record clips and take images. Google's so proud of Keep that it's become canon - and has come pre-loaded as part of Android's app set since Android 4.3.

Google Hangouts

If you need to talk to member of your team remotely, Google Hangouts is an excellent messaging app that will help you keep in contact through video calls, text messages, photos, GIFs and much more.

Free group calls are great for virtual meetings, and you can connect your Google Voice account for phone number, SMS and voicemail integration. Of course it's not just a great productivity tool, it's also perfect for keeping in contact with friends and family as well.

50 best free Android apps
Unclouded, Pushbullet and IFTTT

Unclouded

There are so many excellent online storage services out there like Dropbox, Google Drive and BOX, that it can sometimes mean your important files are spread over a number of different websites and services.

Unclouded is an excellent app that gives you an overview of all your cloud storage accounts. You can quickly find out where certain files are kept, see how much storage your files are taking up and locate duplicate files. Managing your cloud storage has never been easier.

Pushbullet

Boost your productivity with Pushbullet, which lets you view your Android phone's notifications and messages directly on your desktop PC. It means if you get a text message you can read it there and then without having to take your phone out of your pocket or bag.

You can also quickly send files from your computer to your phone with only a few clicks, and if you regularly find that you email links to yourself just to open them on your smartphone, then you'll never have to do that again thanks to Pushbullet's link sharing features.

IFTTT

IFTTT stands for "if this then that", which handily sums up what this app does. It's a simple ethos that gives you a huge amount of options for making your Android device even smarter.

You can create simple statements such as "if any photo is taken then add them to Dropbox", or "if my location is home, send a text message to my partner saying "I'm home!"" which can also be shared with other IFTTT users. You'll be amazed how much you can do with such a simple premise.

50 best free Android apps
Nova Launcher and Skype

Nova Launcher

One of the best things about Android is how customisable it is, and there are loads of apps out there that can help you change the way Android displays and launches apps to suit your preferences.

Out of these Nova Launcher is the best, giving you complete control over your home screen. You can change the icons, themes, colours, layouts and much more.

Skype

There's a good chance that you've heard of Skype, the excellent voice and video service (with instant messaging thrown in for good measure as well). The Android app integrates brilliantly with your device, making it easy to make and receive calls.

Calls to other Skype users over Wi-Fi are free, but you can also make calls to mobiles and landlines as well. You'll need Skype credit for this, but you could find yourself saving a small fortune, especially if you're ringing people in other countries.